Skip to comments.Loot $429m from City's Central Bank to Make Isis World's Richest Terror Force
Posted on 06/11/2014 7:39:01 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (Isis) has become the richest terror group ever after looting 500 billion Iraqi dinars - the equivalent of $429m (£256m) - from Mosul's central bank, according to the regional governor.
Nineveh governor Atheel al-Nujaifi confirmed Kurdish televison reports that 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.
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$400mm will buy 40,000 SA-18 Igla MANPADS, or 4 nukes. God help us and our allies.
Just one more foreign policy accomplishment for the Obama administration.
The list just keeps on growing.
Yeah these boys don’t mess around...they are truly the worse of the worse.
Exactly....this should end Hillary as well.
What a worthless POS army to give up the 2nd largest city in Iraq WITHOUT a fight.
Bomb it to ashes and bring in the Kurds.
Pray. Dear God turn their counsel into foolishness.
While you’re praying, load-up some magazines, ‘cause after it hits Europe, it’s coming over here.
I’d say the biggest looting of a Treasury has occurred under Obama. You can start with Porkulus, which raised the baseline budget by nearly $1 Trillion, and work your way down to the inside, no-bid, money sinks of Solyndra and the Obamacare websites, which are in the several hundred million to billion dollar range.
The Kurds from IRAQ and Syria are fighting now in two cities...Tirkit and Bassij(SP)
Samarra is now in ISIS control....between Kirkuk and Baghdad.
Unfortunately, should and will are two very different things.
If not for the rabid and unwavering support of the lamestream media, Hillary's political career should have ended with Bill and Hillary leaving the White House in disgrace.
Unless Hillary changes her mind and decides to drop out of the race (clearly she is already running), she will be the Democrat nominee for President in 2016 and she will have a better than 50/50 chance of getting elected.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
After the attack in Benghazi, Obama shipped American weapons, armored vehicles and night vision equipment to Libya where he left it unguarded and it was “stolen”.
Why in the world would he ship that kind of stuff to Libya?
We are aiding ISIS in its battles with syria....true fact.
Nah I don’t think many of us on Free Republic understand what is happening.
If they did the talk of this board would be non-stop Iraq/ISIS.
Assad is a monster, but he is a cuddly cherub compared to these guys.
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