Skip to comments.ISIS Now Richest Terrorist Group in World After Looting US$429M +Gold from Mosul Central Bank
Posted on 06/13/2014 5:55:51 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
...ISIS militants had stolen millions from numerous banks across Mosul. A large quantity of gold bullion is also believed to have been stolen.
Following the siege of the country's second city, the bounty collected by the group has left it richer than al-Qaeda itself
and as wealthy as small nations such as Tonga, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and the Falkland Islands.
Richest Terror Factions in the World (as of 2011)
1) Taliban - $70m - $400m
2) Hezbollah $200m - $500m ($120m from Iran)
3) Farc - $80m - $350m
4) Hamas - $70m
5) Al-Shabaab - $70m - 100m
The financial assets that Isis now possess are likely to worsen the Iraqi governement's struggle to defeat the insurgency,
which is aimed at creating an Islamic state across the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Didn’t this group also get helicopters and manpads from the captured Iraqi bases?
Conquered Saddam......did that—took us two weeks.
KEPT his army intact.....then civilized them and removed/replaced all his officers.
Left a few battalions there in country as a permanent peacekeeping force.
Woulda WORKED, too—but I guess it was tooo Great Britanish.
Perhaps the saddest thing -as we watch Iraq’s hard-won democracy/liberty collapse before our eyes
Shirley you jest!
Democracy? Liberty? Iraq???? Do not delude yourself
The muslims that were in power demanded we leave. Now another group of muslims is driving them out, so now the first group wants our help again. KMA.................
Your plan is 100% correct, imho
Trouble was, Obama always considered foreign policy to be a hindrance... he’s primarily concerned with achieving his far-left domestic transformation
And when he promised to close Gitmo and get out of Iraq and Afghanistan, I don’t think anybody thought he’d simply surrender and release all the terrorists for the flimsiest of justifications
This is the national version of Philadelphia being taken over by Wilson Goode. Nothing competent has happened in Philadelphia since. I believe we will not see anything competent from the federal government for a long, long time.
How for will ISIS go? At some point they need to slow advance to prevent IRAN from entering the war. Then they will focus on Syria with the resource obtained in Iraq.
“...The ISIS have captured and currently use American weapons, vehicles and uniforms in their operations. ISIS members have been seen wearing the standard US Army Combat Uniform along with the Interceptor body armor. For night raids, the AN/PVS-7 night vision goggles worn with the PASGT helmets are used. Some of the weapons include M16 rifles, M60 machine guns, M240 machine guns and RPGs. Some of the vehicles include Humvees, MRAPs, M113 APCs and several T-55 tanks. When the ISIS captured Mosul Airport in June 2014, several UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and cargo planes that were stationed there were seized.”
ISIS stated aim of new Caliphate stretched across ME
They should , as a courtesy, at least give Obama and his voters a finder’s fee.
What does it take for Boehner to begin Articles of Impeachment for the Democrats Obama?
OK, you’ve made your point, you can stop spamming that.
These estimated holdings probably understate their true financial resources. These numbers don’t take into account the readily-available Saudi money which flows freely to these groups despite assurances from the Saudi rulers to stop it.
I would have ordered a airstrike as soon as those bases were over run.
B52 ARCLIGHT raid would remove any stuff we left behind
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