Disproportionately repressive force against peaceful protesters, often in the form of organized thuggery, has become a common theme in a number of conflicted cities worldwide, most recently in Venezuela.
Demonstrators faced off with violent thugs in last summer’s marches in Istanbul and other Turkish cities. In Iran, they are called the Baij. More recently, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych tried to use similar groups in an attempt to put down the protests that finally ousted him.
Click HERE to read an exclusive analysis by LIGNET's top intelligence experts.
© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.