IIRC, it was pretty well accepted that Abu Sayeff conducted their
kidnapping operations as a conduit for funding.
In other words, they'd kidnap innocents, then someone like Khaddafi would
send a million-dollar ransom.
The kidnapping was just a way to allow the foreign sponsors like
khaddafi a simple money-transfer method to fellow travelers like
yup , and condensed , it mat read ,...
Abu Sayeff[*jungle muzzies*] , in consort with ME i$lamofaci$t funding ,...
used kidnapOps as cover for money laundering ,...
SHOCKED that the AntiqueMedia isn't interested [/srcsm]