by Scott Creighton
Question: Is Israel buying cheap “ISIS” oil from the Kurds and the Barzani clan?
According to reports, France has retaliated against the thing called “ISIS” for the Friday the 13th terrorism attacks that took place in Paris this past weekend and reportedly claimed over 120 lives. They supposedly struck targets in or around Raqqa, a strategic location on the Syrian oil pipeline route and supposedly the Islamic Caliphate’s capital in Syria.
“France has been bombing Islamic State positions in Iraq and Syria for months as part of a U.S.-led operation. Following Friday’s mayhem, Paris vowed to destroy the group. Underlining its resolve, French jets on Sunday launched their biggest raids in Syria to date, hitting its stronghold in Raqqa.” Reuters
The Reuters statement is slightly misleading.
Back in September, France agreed to assist President Obama in his fight to force regime change in Syria and prop-up our puppet dictator in Iraq, that is true. However, France has only struck targets in Syria a total of three times prior to the terrorism attacks of Friday the 13th with two of those attacks supposedly targeting training facilities which were occupied by French “ISIS” members.
The air strike hit an oil delivery depot near Deir Ezzor in on Syria’s border with Iraq, Le Drian announced.
It is the third since President François Hollande agreed to join US-led air strikes on Syria, claiming that it was “self-defence” because IS trained fighters for attacks on French soil.
The previous two targeted camps where French and French-speaking fighters were being trained, according to government sources that said that several French jihadists may have been killed… RFI English, Nov. 9, 2015
The third attack leveled by France against Syria on Nov. 8, 2015 had little to do with “ISIS”. It was an attack designed to further cripple the nationalized Syrian oil industry which has been a target of Obama’s regime change operation from day one.
That attack took place on Sunday, just prior to the Paris Attacks.
On Sunday France announced it had bombed an oil supply center held by ISIS near Deir Ezzor in Syria. “We intervened in Syria… yesterday evening with a strike on an oil supply center near Deir Ezzor on the border between Iraq and Syria,” French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday.
The Syrian Army, backed up Russian airstrikes, have made significant progress taking back the Deir Ezzor province from the Islamic State and al-Nusra.
The city of Deir Ezzor is Syria’s sixth-largest city and the country’s oil capital. Destroying oil infrastructure there will seriously cripple the Syrian economy and the government’s war against U.S. and Gulf Emirate backed mercenaries. MINA, Nov. 9, 2015
So as you can see, France has already been engaged in the Western regime change operation in Syria via military actions. And they targeted an area which had already been nearly cleared of “ISIS” and al-Nusra by the Russians and Syrians. They targeted oil production facilities… presumably they did so to keep the Syrian government from re-nationalizing them.
As far as their plans for continued aggression went last week, they announced well before the Paris attacks that they were sending their one aircraft carrier to Syria in order to launch strikes in the country. All they needed was a PR boon like the Paris attacks to get the general public behind the operation.
Just yesterday we said that with the only French aircraft carrier already en route to Syria, meant to support a mission against Assad ISIS, France is oddly prepared for an all out attack to take out the Syrian president. Most importantly, it now has the outraged, incensed public’s blessing to do just that. Couldn’t have been planned better. MINA, Nov. 15, 2015
With regard to these latest French airstrikes, CNN is reporting they are largely symbolic, designed for “internal consumption within France”
Raqqa is such an important link in the oil infrastructure of Syria, the Western powers looking to destabilize the country have set up a propaganda outlet, supposedly in Raqqa (but more likely in London like the SOHR is) to “tell the story” of the evil “ISIS” occupation.
Here’s a little map of the “ISIS” oil pipeline process from Financial Times published in Oct. of this year.
The accompanying article explains how “ISIS” captures these oil fields in Syria and then uses “independent contractors” to haul them via tanker trucks back to their lair in Iraq where the stole oil, oil stolen from the nationalized oil fields of Syrian (and hence oil stolen from the Syrian people) is then sold to international buyers waiting to take ownership of it at reduced rates.
It’s a very interesting article that paints a somewhat clear picture of the oil theft aspect of Obama’s Syrian regime change operation. What it doesn’t mention is the fact that the EU back in 2013 took direct action to make legal for nations of the EU, the purchase of this stolen oil… the purchase of this stolen oil from “ISIS”
What they also don’t tell you is who owns these “independent” traders who buy up this stuff.
The Financial Times does however expose one aspect of all of this that I thought you should take notice of… and that is, who exactly runs these facilities once “ISIS” takes control of them?
“Most oil fields in the area are aging and despite the group’s efforts to recruit skilled workers, it does not have the technology or equipment needed to maintain them. Even so, they continue to provide Isis with its most lucrative income stream.” Financial Times
Ever wonder what all those thousands of Westerners are doing in Syria on behalf of “ISIS”? Perhaps they are former fracking oil industry workers looking to make a paycheck stealing oil from underneath the Syrian people. After all, isn’t that what they have always done in one country or another?
Saturday, Sec. of State Kerry accused the Syrian government of buying oil from “ISIS”. That was his way of justifying French and US attacks on the Syrian oil infrastructure.
That is an absolutely ridiculous claim on his part for several reasons which would be an insult to your intelligence for me to go into.
However, I will add the Syrian Oil Minister’s comment from yesterday’s SANA article refuting Kerry’s lie as a matter of record.
Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Suleiman al-Abbas dismissed US Secretary of State John Kerry’s statements on Saturday, stressing that the Ministry has never sold or bought oil from ISIS or any other terrorist organization.
In his statements made during the press conference that was held after Vienna talks on Syria, Kerry accused Syria of having oil trade deals with ISIS.
These allegations are totally untrue, the Minister stressed in a statement, affirming that the Syrian government prohibits by all available means oil theft from the fields and wells in Syria.
The Minister condemned the sides which have encouraged and facilitated stealing and marketing the Syrian oil, stressing that those sides are the same countries that made marketing this stolen oil legitimate by resolution No. 186 dated April 22, 2013 which was issued by the European Union.
Al-Abbas asserted that the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources is the only body authorized to invest in this national resource through its constitutions and companies, emphasizing that the only way to deal with these armed terrorist organizations is through “the guns of the heroes of the Syrian Arab army.” SANA, Nov. 15, 2015
A detailed accounting of the various customers for stolen Syrian oil can be found at Oilprice.com here. Yes, there are probably some businesses in Syria buying the stolen oil at greatly reduced prices but apparently, if you follow the oil trail back into northern Iraq, you’ll find the biggest single purchaser of this liquid loot to be… the Kurds.
Yes, the Kurds of the Barzani clan, who have been looting their own Iraqi Kurdistan oil business for decades, also happen to be the main customer of “ISIS” oil. Those self-same Kurds who Obama praises for their fight against “ISIS” and who are currently ethnically cleansing areas in Iraq and Syria so they can set up Greater Kurdistan, just happen to be the biggest winner in the “ISIS” Oil Lottery.
What does Barzani and the Kurds do with the “ISIS” oil? Well they sell it to Israel of course on the cheap and off the books.
Israel has bought as much as three-quarters of its oil from Iraqi Kurdistan in recent months, the Financial Times reported Sunday.
According to the report, which cited shipping data, trading sources and satellite tanker tracking, Israeli refineries and oil firms have imported more than 19 million barrels of Kurdish oil over the course of three months, from the beginning of May to August 11.
The sales are reportedly worth $1 billion, which would prove a vital source of income to Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish north as it fights Islamic State militants. More than a third of all northern Iraqi oil exports, shipped from the Turkish port of Ceyhan, are said to have gone to Israel during that time. Haaretz
If you take this one step further one might start to understand that “ISIS” and the Kurds are one and the same.
However you look at it, once again, you can track back a terrorist attack to some oil and in this case at least, to Israeli interests.
[please read the following articles for more information on the Paris attacks]
- The COMPLETE Timeline of the Paris Attacks Viewed in Context of the Failing Regime Change Operation in Syria
- Paris Attacks: An Attack on Progressive French Society and Remembering Operation Gladio
- Paris Attacks: The History of Convenient Violence of the Thing Called “ISIS™”
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