Saturday, 26 March 2016

ISIS, Oil and Turkey: Ankara’s Illegal Trade with the Terrorists

An RT Documentary crew filming in northern Syria has seen Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) documents abandoned by retreating terrorists and found by the Kurds that, along with captured IS recruits, provide a stunning insight into the alleged Turkey-IS oil trade links.
Shortly after the outbreak of the Syrian war, IS became a game-changer in Iraq and, in particular, Syria. Beheadings on camera, mass killings, and enslavement, as well as apparent connections to the Paris and Brussels attacks had become synonymous with the terror group, giving it wide publicity.

Running a viable militant organization with such remarkable capabilities would be impossible without some logistical and financial support from the outside.

Turkey, which has been actively engaged in the Syrian war since the outset, has repeatedly denied claims that it is aiding IS. However, while Ankara insists that it is the jihadist group’s sworn enemy, facts on the ground often tell a different story.

RT has spoken to several witnesses who were involved in Islamic State’s trade activities and accessed the terror group’s documents, which provide insight into how and where foreign militants enter Syria to join the terrorist “state.”
Turkey benefits from Islamic State because the terrorist group provides it with cheap oil and is fighting both Syria’s government and Kurdish population. This is an opinion shared by both Kurds and their mortal enemies from the jihadist organization. The IS documents obtained by RT may provide additional evidence revealing the dirty game being played by the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Syria.

More evidence of Turkish support for ISIS. Add this to Turkish media footage of MIT (Turk Intel) sponsored trucks shown carrying arms across the border, German News showing trucks and militants crossing the border, and Russian aerial footage of truck convoys carrying oil and other supplies back and forth over the border areas controlled by extremists, plus documented US DIA admissions from 2012 that the outside powers supporting the opposition were aiming to create a Salafist (extremist) State to act as a blocking force against Shiite influence in the region.

The media, when it is not deliberately lying (BBC), is reluctant to cover this story. They have been pushing the narrative that what is happening here is simply an uprising - even though they keep pointing to the large numbers of foreign fighters entering the war zone. They cannot get around the simplistic Bush-esque idea that stopping war comes down to the removal of a 'brutal dictator' requiring Obama-esque 'humanitarian intervention' to support a 'popular uprising'. Peace and Democracy. This worked great for Iraq and Libya (sarcasm). In the meantime hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, and the foreign-backed extremists are running rampant.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 26th, 2016.]

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