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Thread: Is Jamaica sliding into chaos?

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    Default Is Jamaica sliding into chaos?

    Several dozen people are now dead in Kingston alone and the violence is showing signs of spreading to other cities as Jamaican state security forces battle gangs in their attempts to arrest drug baron Christopher Coke (also known as "Dudus").

    The intention to arrest is on foot of a US extradition request.

    "Dudus" is a hero to many of Kingston's slum-dwellers who regard him as a sort of modern day Robin Hood. Residents have been assisting the gunmen in their battles with police and there have been demonstrations in support of "Dudus". "He is next to God", one supporter said. "Just like how Jesus died on the cross for us, we are willing to die for Dudus", said another.


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    1. RTÉ News: Fears grow over violence in Jamaica
    2. The Associated Press: Jamaica police: 30 dead in battle with drug gang
    3. Jamaica gunfights claim 30 lives as police and army battle gangsters | World news | guardian.co.uk
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    Sounds to me like a typical day in the Caribbean.

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    Reminds me of operation motorman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    Reminds me of operation motorman.
    Ooooh, careful now. Let's not go there.

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    Is this a rhetorical question? When was Jamaica anything other than chaotic. No doubt it's whitey's fault

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadjodilo View Post
    Ooooh, careful now. Let's not go there.
    Only reminds me in some ways

    Better ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadjodilo View Post
    and there have been demonstrations in support of "Dudus". "He is next to God", one supporter said. "Just like how Jesus died on the cross for us, we are willing to die for Dudus", said another.
    Dumb, very dumb. If Dudus = Jesus then that means he is supposed to die for you not the other way around. I do not recall Jesus asking is followers to martyr themselves so he could go on selling drugs and swords.

    It seems anybody can be next to god these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    Only reminds me in some ways

    Better ?
    That's fine. I just don't want this thread to be consumed in the ongoing Northern Ireland maelstrom sweeping the boards here.

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    Dudus Coke is the step son of Lestor Coke who headed the shower posse in the 80's killing on behalf of the jamaica labour party. The whole gangsterism is backed by political parties and the government and police have no sway in the ghettos. The shower posse rules. Its self government at its most basic. That's why the people are protecting him now. That plus the fact that Lestor's cell mysteriously went on fire and he was killed the day he was due to be extradited to the US, and his son was also killed the same day.

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    They all need to smoke some of the stuff they are fighting over. Chill out, laugh at absolutely nothing and eat lots of snacks.
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