Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mobs of the World

This forthcoming book on the Yakuza sounds pretty good. But it does get one wondering: Which international crime syndicate is the scariest? The Mafia, the Russian mob, or the Yakuza? (I won't even count welterweights like MS-13 or the Aryans.)

On first blush, I'd guess the Russians because they're stocked full of ex-professional spooks and soldiers, who are probably a cut above career criminals in intelligence and training. Plus, Stalingrad.


Dave S. said...

"Nice Wehrmacht you got there. Shame if anything were to happen to it..."

Anonymous said...

Edna: Well, well, if it isn't Marge Simpson and her gangland cronies.

Maude: Your goon squads certainly gave you the edge in the mobile snack business. But I'm afraid we've outdone you once again. Hiroshi, Yukio... [steps aside to reveal a group of armed Japanese]Perhaps you've heard of the Yakuza -- the Poison Fists of the
Pacific Rim -- the Japanese mafia.

Agnes: They'll kill ya five times before you hit the ground!