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ISIS trades gold for an escape route?

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posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 06:30 PM
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If I had to take an uneducated bet on whether this story is true or not without knowing anything about the source or the chain of people that were on the grapevine, I'd say this is fake news.

There's 1,000 billions in 1 trillion, the proposed US budget for 2019 is 4.407 trillion dollars. That's four thousand, four hundred and seven billions of dollars.

The US is going to let the guys live that cost them how much in ordinance, fuel, supplies for how many years over 2 billion dollars? How exactly would a deal be arranged between two enemies with no trust for each other with such an amount in a war zone? Safe passage.. so that means the US and ISIS men don't get together on the ground, shake hands, and merrily travel in the same vehicles together to the spots where the gold is kept, that means the ISIS men get a corridor that they can travel one way on freely without being blown up so that they can leave the war zone and retire comfortably to a life of pacifism somewhere in the desert of a country that refuses to have them there.

They're going to say good game to each other, then slide into some adopting families, hosts, or friends houses? Or would they be surrendering to the US backed forces, then being handed over to the Americans in a pre-arranged agreement, then they take them to the gold and have faith in the infidel enemy to be good on their word and release the most dangerous men in the world? It sounds like bullsheet.




posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: Arnold_OldSchool


Well, Trump does like gold.



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: Arnold_OldSchool

They'll give it to Iran anyway. Lol



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 10:56 PM
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a reply to: 772STi

Awesome deal, yes! Woo woo! Until more journalists are raped and beheaded. Until ISIS kills more innocents.

It's all good indeed.



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 10:57 PM
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a reply to: Box of Rain

They will NEVER go away. They are deranged and evil.



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 12:24 AM
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originally posted by: highvein
a reply to: Arnold_OldSchool


Well, Trump does like gold.





posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 01:37 AM
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a reply to: Arnold_OldSchool

ISIS = private military forces the US uses to carry out warfare activity on behalf of the US and perhaps its allies. They are also there to take the blame if the invader has to back off and leave.



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 01:43 AM
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Ev'rybady gets a grill.



I dare you to find a more douchedozzle picture lol olol oll
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posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 09:12 PM
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posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 12:05 AM
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originally posted by: Arnold_OldSchool
themindunleashed.com...

As the remaining pockets of ISIS fighters faced imminent defeat in northeast Syria, the United States allegedly gave them an offer they couldn’t refuse: give us your massive caches of gold — or die.

According to reports by Syrian state news agency SANA, U.S. forces struck a deal with ISIS whereby the terrorist group would give up 50 tons of gold across eastern Syria’s Deir el-Zour province in exchange for safe passage.

The precious metal, worth about $2.13 billion, was plundered by the self-designated “caliphate” as its reign of terror spread across Syria and Iraq between 2015 and 2017.


Why not take their gold, and kill them afterwards?

Really?



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 12:25 AM
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Seeing as this particular venture failed, only makes sense the US wants their investment back.



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 05:09 AM
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can't find a 'mainstream' source for this but wouldn't surprise me

wapo did do an article on Isis gold
www.washingtonpost.com... ffc-054b-11e9-9122-82e98f91ee6f_story.html?utm_term=.a0b748d16190

As the Islamist militants retreated from former strongholds in Iraq and Syria, they carried vast sums in Western and Iraqi currency and gold coins — a trove estimated by independent experts to total about $400 million — nearly all of it looted from banks or acquired through criminal enterprises.


IIRC ISIS planned to mint gold coins in its new country so maybe they were stockpiling for that

would be a hoot if Trump has a press conference with a wheelbarrow of gold and announces that the wall is paid for...
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posted on Mar, 5 2019 @ 12:29 PM
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originally posted by: Azureblue
a reply to: Arnold_OldSchool

ISIS = private military forces the US uses to carry out warfare activity on behalf of the US and perhaps its allies. They are also there to take the blame if the invader has to back off and leave.


Perhaps everything has gone to plan and whatever the full details of the remit, it seems ISIS secured the loot for their employers?

Contract started under Obama with completion under Trump?

Dance puppets dance.



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