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    Daesh: 'Islamic State' or International Criminal Organization of Thieves?

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    It has been a tough year for Syria, US columnist and managing editor of Veterans Today Jim W. Dean notes, adding that at the same time a lot of fraud related to the US-led coalition's war against Daesh (IS/ISIL) has recently come into light.

    All seemed lost back in December 2014: NATO and EU were setting a trap for Moscow in Ukraine, the Donbass Republics were suffering heavy losses, the Russian currency was plummeting and it seemed that nothing could save Syria from Islamists; but it wouldn't stay dark forever, US columnist and managing editor of Veterans Today Jim W. Dean underscores.

    "We had gone past a rekindling of a new Cold War to a 'warm war' with the Malaysian MH17 shoot down and the attempt to blame it on Russia with no proof whatsoever. A year after that it would be a Russian tourist plane that was blown from the skies in Egypt in what we still feel was done by ISIL [Daesh] supporters using the jihadis as a convenient smokescreen. It all sounds like the script for a Hollywood thriller movie, but has all been too real, especially for the victims," Dean writes in his recent article for New Eastern Outlook.

    But were we right while qualifying the offensive launched by Daesh as a "jihad" — a religious and a sectarian war?

    According to Dean and his colleague Gordon Duff, a US Marine combat veteran, this war is not really about religion or geopolitics.

    "There were no politics, no religious struggle, no ideology for the real powers behind ISIL. That was all saved for the fake Muslim footsoldier jihadis. It was all theft 'on a scale never before seen'," Dean emphasizes.

    It is becoming clear that Daesh is an international criminal organization formed and operated by foreign intelligence agencies.

    "Everyone was involved," the US columnist stresses.

    Eventually, the looting of Syrian and Iraqi oil and Turkey's embarrassing role in it came to light.

    It is not the first time, Turkey has smuggled stolen oil, Dean remarks, citing Gordon Duff: during the Iraqi War, Kurdish lite sweet crude was pipelined to the Turkish oil port of Ceyhan. There the crude was sold for billions of US dollars which disappeared into offshore banks accounts.

    Thus far, up to 40 percent of Iraqi crude, "up to half of what sent through Turkey on the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline," was stolen, Dean underscores, referring to the results of an investigation the Veterans Today team carried out in 2005-2007.

    According to Dean, not only Turkey, but also Saudi Arab and Qatar are involved in large scale theft of the Syrian assets.

    "We suggested that a much simpler counter offensive to gain international attention for the mass looting of Syrian wealth was to sue the non-state parties involved, via the felony laws against supporting or funding terrorism. The theft of Syrian oil, factories and ancient artifacts certainly qualified Syria to bring charges," he continues.

    And it is most likely that Western NATO countries also have their finger in the pie.

    Russia's military involvement in Syria has exposed a lot of inconvenient truths about the US-led coalition and its glaring misdeeds.

    The question remains open what the Western terror sponsors would do if the situation gets grim for them.

    "I fear they are capable of strategizing that they have nothing to lose by pushing the envelope more, with a major false flag attack," the US columnist remarks.

    "As was done with the Iranian nuclear weapons program hoax, we must continue to do the same by exposing the Syrian war fraud, and that is happening," he concludes.

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    Oil, NATO, stolen artifacts, Islamic extremism, theft, Jihadists, The Syrian war, Daesh, European Union, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donbass, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, United States, Russia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
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