Terrorism and Transnational Crime:
The Case of the LTTE
by John Thompson
Paper to the Centre for Conflict Studies Fall Seminar, October 3-4, 2003
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are a fascinating and complex group; and until the 9-11 attacks, I thought them the most dangerous group in the world. This wasnÌt because of lethal intentions, al Qaeda had earlier demonstrated its primacy in this regard, but rather because of the sophistication and organization of their political fronts and fundraising networks.