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The Most Important Question About ISIS That Nobody Is Asking

ISIS oil

The US coalition has not sought to destroy ISIS. It has aided ISIS. That millions of barrels of oil each month can be smuggled out of the ISIS controlled areas is an obvious indication of this fact. – Shorty Dawkins, Associate Editor

This article comes from zerohedge.com

The question of how the Islamic State funds its sprawling caliphate has been discussed in the past: we first broke down the primary driver of ISIS revenue well over a year ago, in September 2014, when we explained that “ISIS uses oil wealth to help finance its terror operations.”

How ISIS Makes Money

Daily Signal’s Kelsey Harkness explained the breakdown as follows:

According to the Iraq Energy Institute, an independent, nonprofit policy organization focused on Iraq’s energy sector, the army of radical Islamists controls production of 30,000 barrels of oil a day in Iraq and 50,000 barrels in Syria. By selling the oil on the black market at a discounted price of $40 per barrel (compared to about $93 per barrel in the free market), ISIS takes in $3.2 million a day.

The oil revenue, which amounts to nearly $100 million each month, allows ISIS to fund its military and terrorist attacks — and to attract more recruits from around the world, including America.

Most importantly, we added that to be successful in counterterrorism efforts, “the U.S. and its allies must “push the Islamic State out of the oil fields it has captured and disrupt its ability to smuggle the oil to foreign markets.”

None of this was surprising to anyone, but what was quite surprising is that it took the allied forces over a year to take the oil revenue threat seriously and begin targeting the Islamic State’s oil infrastructure in earnest.

Today, in an article titled “Why US Efforts to Cut Off Islamic State’s Funds Have Failed” Bloomberg tries to explain just how it is that despite a more than a year long campaign, ISIS funding remains as strong as ever, and notes that “the latest round of airstrikes are directly related to the administration’s new math. “You have to go after the oil, and you have to do it in a serious way, and we’ve just begun to do that now,” citing Benjamin Bahney, an international policy analyst at the Rand Corp., a U.S. Department of Defense-funded think tank.

To be sure, there are other sources of revenue: Bloomberg correctly notes that “even if the U.S. finally weakens the group’s oil income, Bahney and other analysts in the U.S., the Middle East, and Europe contend, Islamic State has resources beyond crude—from selling sex slaves to ransoming hostages to plundering stolen farmland—that can likely keep it fighting for years.”

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  1. ATTENTION~ Would someone kindly explain to a 64yr old Naval Veteran (21y/o service, then 100% disability for life …it’s a SC set of disabilities), some pretty ‘open’ questions?
    1. Why do we, as The People, continually tolerate the bs coming out of the POTUS’s mouth when it is very obvious that he has easily earned himself a “boot in the ass OUT the door?” Everything the man does benefits ISIS (in some manner), and additionally He wants to bring every last Syrian to The USA (before it was a disease he wanted to bring in right? …well, these Syrians would be far worse than any disease I know of …knowing fully well they are interspersed with ‘jihadist warriors’ [is that supposed to scare me or make me shiver in fear?) that will, one by one, kill Americans in any manner they can devise.
    2. Am I expected to believe that NOBODY in The USA “has any idea” where IS weapons-caches might be located within the USA. (Considering all, why not start looking inside ALL OF THE MILITARY VEHICLES being constantly ‘rolled around’ the USA by rail …it has been my experience that when the weapon’s depots are “low” …you’ll find what they USED to hold inside the backs of personnel carriers, tanks (and the like). Any combat vet ‘hears me’….
    3. Now, more than at any other time in history, it is imperative that The USA “arm We The People” (just as it should have been ‘from the beginning) …as there is NO WAY the gov or police can defend ANYONE effectively (within our borders is what I mean ….ie; not one of our borders are “secure” in any fashion! Do you know that just the coastline of MAINE, which is unlike the coast of any other state in the nation, has over 3,000 miles of “penetrable” areas that have been used for used for drug traffic, weapons traffic and now ….looks like a great place to consider using. (And The Great Bear shall attack from the NorthEast …not an exact quote, but a biblical reference of sorts).
    Anyway, why do we as a nation continue to tolerate a president that obviously is “seated” with but one thing in mind …overthrowing America and killing every Christian within ‘her’.
    One thing is for sure. If we do nothing, we shall deserve everything that comes as a result of doing nothing, including death. Therefore, if there is a good chance death will find us, what possible harm could there be in engaging these bastards in battle until ‘the lot of them’ are dead? (as opposed to giant mass graves filled with us and our horrible, infidel children).
    Lastly, how many are aware that in Californ-I-A there are schools RIGHT NOW teaching your children “Muslim ways and means.” (Honestly ….and their parents are clueless of it). Why the hell do we tolerate THAT bs as well? (or has the time come to just leave The USA and allow all the bleeding hearts to allow all guns to be taken away and LET THEM become sex slaves, slaves and “targets” to keep the troops “fresh” …don’t forget we’ll need to grow their food and do all their housework as well). Canada isn’t THAT bad ….heck no!
    Have you read “between the lines” that suggest strongly that “gun control” is going to be employed INSTEAD of keeping everything constitutional. (That much started yesterday (Friday, Nov20,2015 …with the arrest of a legally armed Texas man. He was essentially arrested for “absolutely nothing” other than the cop said he “felt he needed backup” …they piled the tickets on him and so far, are keeping his firearm). My state requires that we “declare we have legal firearms to any cop speaking to us.” Constitution says I have the right to both “keep and bear arms.” (Doesn’t say a word about having to declare them now does it)? Nope. So, I’ll just hush up. Cheers all….

    1. Not speaking for Oathkeepers but…

      “Why do we, as The People, continually tolerate the bs coming out of the POTUS’s mouth when it is very obvious that he has easily earned himself a “boot in the ass OUT the door?” ”

      He isn’t lawfully the POTUS.

      He was not a legitimate presidnetial candidate (Neither was Hillary Clinton), Election Fraud was used in ALL states – only a few made it to court before those serving wiothin the general government stopped those actions. Plus Election Fraud was done and vidoed with “cops” right there who also did nothing to stop the criminal actions.

      The 2008 Democratic Nominating Committee (DNC) document did not include the normal language stating that Obama was qualified to be a candidate as is usual. The 2008 Republican Nominating Committee (RNC) document did, as is normal. This shows that the DNC knew that Obama was not qualified, or why change the form?

      South Bend, Indiana JURY of the people found that Election Fraud put BOTH Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election.

      I suspect because it will be EVERY single person serving within the general government who will have to be “booted” because they knew/know and allowed the crime to continue, or assisted in its commision.

      “Everything the man does benefits ISIS (in some manner),”

      Which if it was you or I we would be imprisoned, charged with Treason, etc.

      ” He wants to bring every last Syrian to The USA… ” (Me – and others)

      That is to destroy the USA and the American people; to undermine and destroy our legitimate government from within. Plus anyone who serves as a US President or presidential impersonator has the duties of the office in writing for them to perform, and doing the opposite of said delegated duties to the office/branch – NOT the actual person they are ALLOWED to use the authority of the office as long as they KEEP the Oath.

      “… it is imperative that The USA “arm We The People” (just as it should have been ‘from the beginning)”

      This they are doing, or at least training and educating as many as they can through CPT, etc; educating those already trained as to their lawful duties under the US Constitution, etc. The people need to be TRAINED and armed so that the Militia can do it’s constitutional duties.

      “… not one of our borders are “secure” in any fashion”

      That duty is constitutionally assigned to the Militia.

      “… why do we as a nation continue to tolerate a president that obviously is “seated” with but one thing in mind.. ”

      Because a lot of Americans do not know the US Constitution. They do not know what those that serve wtihin our governments are allowed to do, forbidden to do. Americans do not know who speaks the truth, or if anyone does; because they need a leader to show them the way that stands in all ways for the US Constitution. One who will call on THEM to LEARN it for themselves so they “cannot be fooled again”. One who will insist that they train as a preventative.

      “Constitution says I have the right to both “keep and bear arms.””

      Your right to “keep and bear arms” is protected by the US Constitution as long as there are organized Militia who know the Constitution and can, and will, enforce it. The ORGANIZED Militias of the several states are those who have been trained as the congress requries the US military to train. That means ALL veterans. They can lawfully train others, but that does not mean that the ignorant who serve as LE’s – state and general – will not enforce *”color of law” and/or kill, injure someone in an act of **Terrorism against the American people on their part out of ignorance of our LEGITIMATE government, the US Constitution which defines that government, that they swore an Oath to.

      *Color of law. The appearance or semblance, without the substance, of legal right. Misuse of power, possessed by virtue of state law and made possible only because wrongdoer is clothed with authority of state, is action taken under “color of law.” Black’s Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, page 241.

      Everything the Militia does MUST be constitutional in nature or it is NOT lawful here. That is part of the problem.

      John Adams, A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States 475: “To suppose arms in the hands of citizens, to be used at individual discretion, except in private self-defense, or by partial orders of towns, countries or districts of a state, is to demolish every constitution, and lay the laws prostrate, so that liberty can be enjoyed by no man; it is a dissolution of the government. The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws.”

      Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Papers 28: “The militia is a voluntary force not associated or under the control of the States except when called out; [when called into actual service] a permanent or long standing force would be entirely different in make-up and call.”

      George Washington: “A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.”

      **28 C.F.R. Section 0.85 Terrorism is defined as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”.

      I know this isn’t much help, and that it is very frustrating. I feel frustrated myself.

      “Californ-I-A there are schools RIGHT NOW teaching your children “Muslim ways and means.”

      Some in California are fighting that fight with little headway gained so far.

  2. Isn’t it interesting that (our) U.S. State Department called ISIS directly and gave them a 45 minute heads-up of the attack? Makes you wonder if Russia has a direct line to ISIS too? I doubt it..

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