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    [{Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Sunday blamed Indian security agencies for their failure to prevent the Mumbai terror attack and alleged that Indian non-state actors were involved in the massacre.
    Malik also said that more interaction between Pakistan and India and regular sharing of information could have prevented the 26/11 attack.
    He said Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley had conspired with Al Qaeda terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri, a retired major of Pakistan Army and three Indian terrorists -- Abu Jundal, Jabbiullah and Fahim Ansari -- and plotted India's worst terror attack.
    "So it is not a state sponsored drama, state sponsored action. It is action by non-state actors," he said while delivering a lecture at the Observer Research Foundation.
    Malik said during the investigation, it has come to be known that they carried out a reconnaissance of the targets without arousing the suspicion of law enforcement agencies.

    "If you put things together, there are three guys, one coming from the US, and he has that money, he has got credit cards, he has moved all over, he had created franchise, he had created a social circle. All these should have come to the attention of some agencies. Now the agencies failed, both here and in Pakistan. So, we have failed. Why? Because, there was no interaction between Pakistan and India," he said.}]

    In the above newspaper report, what does "he had created franchise" mean. What does it convey. Why a spy needs to create a franchise ?

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    Re: create franchise

    Quote Originally Posted by romelpanzer View Post
    [{Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Sunday blamed Indian security agencies for their failure to prevent the Mumbai terror attack and alleged that Indian non-state actors were involved in the massacre.
    Malik also said that more interaction between Pakistan and India and regular sharing of information could have prevented the 26/11 attack.
    He said Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley had conspired with Al Qaeda terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri, a retired major of Pakistan Army and three Indian terrorists -- Abu Jundal, Jabbiullah and Fahim Ansari -- and plotted India's worst terror attack.
    "So it is not a state sponsored drama, state sponsored action. It is action by non-state actors," he said while delivering a lecture at the Observer Research Foundation.
    Malik said during the investigation, it has come to be known that they carried out a reconnaissance of the targets without arousing the suspicion of law enforcement agencies.

    "If you put things together, there are three guys, one coming from the US, and he has that money, he has got credit cards, he has moved all over, he had created franchise, he had created a social circle. All these should have come to the attention of some agencies. Now the agencies failed, both here and in Pakistan. So, we have failed. Why? Because, there was no interaction between Pakistan and India," he said.}]

    In the above newspaper report, what does "he had created franchise" mean. What does it convey. Why a spy needs to create a franchise ?
    It seems that it should have been, "...He created a franchise,...". People can buy a franchise from the McDonald's Corporation. McDonald's will instruct them in the various methods of preparing food and the methods of making money. This person also had created a franchise, a way of doing business. With his money and contacts he became the main person who would teach others how to carry out operations. People came to look to him for advice, and for money, so that they could harm others.

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    Re: create franchise

    Sort of Terrorists-ʁ-Us

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