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New satellite images show convoy of trucks transporting Syrian oil to Iraq and Turkey

The Russian Defense Ministry had repeatedly affirmed that the Turkish government is the main consumer of petroleum smuggled by Daesh (ISIS) from Syria and Iraq, publishing several photos showing tanker trucks transporting huge quantities of oil from areas under Daesh control near Raqqa to Turkey.
–SANA, Syrian State News

 

I wrote about this in 2015 when Putin literally plopped satellite photos into Obama’s hands at an economic summit, and then Obama had his Air Force pretend to do something about it the very next day. The problem continues, however, to this day. America controls the skies over the region where ISIS is smuggling oil into Turkey and Iraq. That’s aiding and abetting the illegal black market trade.

So, three years later, different president, same game. Let’s see if this changes with the alleged pull out of US ground forces from Syria.

 

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Russia ain’t taking no prisoners

Putin: The bombshell: Daesh’s cash, “as we have established, comes from 40 countries and, there are some of the G20 members among them.” It doesn’t take a Caltech genius to figure out which members. They’d better take the “you can run but you can’t hide” message seriously.

Additionally, Putin debunked – graphically – to the whole G20 the myth of a Washington seriously engaged on the fight against Daesh: “I’ve shown our colleagues photos taken from space and from aircraft which clearly demonstrate the scale of the illegal trade in oil.” He was referring to Daesh’s oil smuggling tanker truck fleet, which numbers over 1,000.

Apparently acting on Russian satellite intelligence, the Pentagon then miraculously managed to find tanker truck convoys stretching “beyond the horizon,” smuggling out stolen Syrian oil. And duly bombed 116 trucks. For the first time. And this in over a year that the ‘Coalition of the Dodgy Opportunists’ (CDO) is theoretically fighting Daesh. The only such bombing that happened before was by the Iraqi Air Force.