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Loot $429m from City's Central Bank to Make Isis World's Richest Terror Force
IBTIMES ^ | 6/11/14 | IBTIMES

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; bankheist; iraq; iraqcrisis; isis; mosul; obamaforeignpolicy; syriawar
The most radical of radical islamist groups now with cash and weapons....yeah can u finally say Caliphate?
1 posted on 06/11/2014 7:39:01 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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To: winoneforthegipper

$400mm will buy 40,000 SA-18 Igla MANPADS, or 4 nukes. God help us and our allies.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 7:43:22 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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To: winoneforthegipper

Just one more foreign policy accomplishment for the Obama administration.

The list just keeps on growing.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 7:43:24 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: DCBryan1

Yeah these boys don’t mess around...they are truly the worse of the worse.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 7:45:27 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Exactly....this should end Hillary as well.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 7:45:51 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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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.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 7:45:52 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Pray. Dear God turn their counsel into foolishness.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 7:48:16 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod

While you’re praying, load-up some magazines, ‘cause after it hits Europe, it’s coming over here.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 7:52:32 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

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.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 7:52:57 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: 2banana

The Kurds from IRAQ and Syria are fighting now in two cities...Tirkit and Bassij(SP)


10 posted on 06/11/2014 8:00:20 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: 2banana

Samarra is now in ISIS control....between Kirkuk and Baghdad.


11 posted on 06/11/2014 8:05:56 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Exactly....this should end Hillary as well.

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.

12 posted on 06/11/2014 8:08:48 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: winoneforthegipper

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?


13 posted on 06/11/2014 8:10:35 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

We are aiding ISIS in its battles with syria....true fact.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 8:12:19 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

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.

Truth.

here...enjoy.

https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/476740403086245888/photo/1


15 posted on 06/11/2014 8:33:33 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Which will be a mistake that will come back to bite the US in the future. Thing is, ISIS (or ISIL since that seems to be the new name taking root) is not your usual Qaeda offshoot. These guys are very professional and technically very capable. A good example is that prison break they did where they broke out a couple hundred prisoners from Abu Ghraib.

Assad is a monster, but he is a cuddly cherub compared to these guys.

16 posted on 06/11/2014 9:27:20 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: spetznaz
Without a doubt. They are setting up schools, hospitals, governments on towns and provinces they conquer...lol
17 posted on 06/11/2014 1:11:54 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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