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From the Ted Talk "Loretta Napoleoni: The intricate economics of terrorism"

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Now, you know, if you live underground it's really hard to produce this amount of money. But this also explains why, when I was interviewing the Red Brigades, and then, later on, other arms _____________, _________ members of al-Zarqawi _____ in the Middle East, everybody was extremely reluctant to talk about ________, or ________. Because they had no idea. The political vision of a terrorist organization is decided by the leadership, which, generally, is never more than five to seven people. All the others do, day in and day out, is search for money.

Solution

  1. ideology
  2. politics
  3. group
  4. including
  5. organizations

Original Text

Now, you know, if you live underground it's really hard to produce this amount of money. But this also explains why, when I was interviewing the Red Brigades, and then, later on, other arms organizations, including members of al-Zarqawi group in the Middle East, everybody was extremely reluctant to talk about ideology, or politics. Because they had no idea. The political vision of a terrorist organization is decided by the leadership, which, generally, is never more than five to seven people. All the others do, day in and day out, is search for money.

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