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originally posted by: dollukka
a reply to: Jefferton
ISIS is not a poor group, they already have over 90 oil wells in Iraq and they sell cut rate to Syria and Turkey...also extortion money and what is looted is in billions.
Oil revenues Ediboglu said: “$800 million worth of oil that ISIS obtained from regions it occupied this year [the Rumeilan oil fields in northern Syria — and most recently Mosul] is being sold in Turkey.
They have laid pipes from villages near the Turkish border at Hatay. Similar pipes exist also at [the Turkish border regions of] Kilis, Urfa and Gaziantep. They transfer the oil to Turkey and parlay it into cash.
They take the oil from the refineries at zero cost. Using primitive means, they refine the oil in areas close to the Turkish border and then sell it via Turkey. This is worth $800 million.”
Is Turkish intelligence helping fighters? Ediboglu further stated: “Fighters from Europe, Russia, Asian countries and Chechnya are going in large numbers both to Syria and Iraq, crossing from Turkish territory. There is information that at least 1,000 Turkish nationals are helping those foreign fighters sneak into Syria and Iraq to join ISIS. The National Intelligence Organization (MIT) is allegedly involved. None of this can be happening without MIT’s knowledge.”
I just don't understand what could make them want to go over and fight for them.
originally posted by: Shepard64
Apparently around 100 Canadians are there to, I just don't understand what could make them want to go over and fight for them. There parents probably came over to get away from that mess and assimilate there family into our culture yet they have seemed to disassimilate themselves. Where did we go wrong? What happened to make them want to become extremists? Also I heard on the news ISIS is recruiting "misfits" from around the world, basically people with extremist views like neo nazis, etc. This has me worried, I feel there are a lot of people in 1st world countries who feel they don't belong and have developed a "victim mentality', something must be done.