ISIS oil funding is now more in the center of mainstream media attention than it has ever been, particularly since the Russians began bombing real ISIS targets and forcing the United States to embark upon yet another phony bombing campaign against “ISIS oil money” in order to save face in front of its unwitting victims of public relations.
ISIS funding has long been presented as a mystery to the Western world and its gullible public, with claims that the terrorist organization funds itself via Twitter donations, shadowy “wealthy Islamists,” and stolen oil. Of course, the Twitter claims must be rejected out of hand since it is well within the power of Western intelligence agencies and even Twitter itself to shut down these operations yet they have all refused to do so (assuming that such donations are actually being made).
It is, of course, true that “wealthy Islamists” are assisting in the funding of ISIS and other related terrorist organizations. These “wealthy Islamists” are also known as the royal family of Saudi Arabia and the Emirs of other Gulf State feudal monarchies.
The question of the ISIS oil business, however, is another one entirely. While the mainstream media obviously exaggerates the ability of ISIS to extract, ship, and collect enough oil to fund itself, particularly in such a way that is allegedly under the nose of the world’s most effective surveillance and military states, ISIS is no doubt selling stolen oil to foreign powers.
Yet ISIS is not engaging in oil deals without the knowledge of NATO since it is precisely NATO that it is doing business with.
In fact, one of the principle smugglers conducting business with ISIS is Bilal Erdogan, the son of Turkish President Recep Erdogan.
Bilal Erdogan owns several maritime companies. He has allegedly signed contracts with European operating companies to carry Iraqi stolen oil to different Asian countries. The Turkish government buys Iraqi plundered oil which is being produced from the Iraqi seized oil wells. Bilal Erdogan’s maritime companies own special wharfs in Beirut and Ceyhan ports that are transporting ISIS’ smuggled crude oil in Japan-bound oil tankers.
Vice President of the Turkish Republican People’s Party (CHP), Gursel Tekin has even stated on record that the oil was being smuggled into to Turkey via BMZ, a shipping company owned by Bilal Erdogan. He stated that “President Erdogan claims that according to international transportation conventions there is no legal infraction concerning Bilal’s illicit activities and his son is doing an ordinary business with the registered Japanese companies, but in fact Bilal Erdogan is up to his neck in complicity with terrorism, but as long as his father holds office he will be immune from any judicial prosecution.”
He also said that “a family business and president Erdogan’s close relatives hold shares in BMZ and they misused public funds and took illicit loans from Turkish banks.”
Afraa Dagher, a political analyst now residing in Syria, described the transit of oil from Iraq and Syria through Turkey and on to Israel in the following way:
The Islamic State in Syria and the Levant has been caught smuggling stolen oil to Turkey as its primary buyer. Oil tankers have been heading from Syria and Iraq to the Turkish city Zahko, which is located close to Sirnak province. Both are on the borders with Syria and Iraq.
Every oil convoy consists from 70 to 100 tankers. On the other side of the border, the oil smuggling mafias are waiting for these convoys and the oil they carry. Those mafias consist of merchants of Syrian, Kurdish, Iraqi, and Turkish as well as other nationalities, possibly even Iranian. All, however, maintain sympathies with terrorists.
The one who is directly responsible for the oil cargo provides it to the highest bidder and, in return, takes a part of the price in dollars. Some drivers receive the empty oil tankers and return back with it, while others who have an official license take the full tankers and transfer it into Turkey.
This information belongs to a source in the Iraqi interior ministry who refused to give his name.
After subjecting the stolen oil to a preliminary refining, it is brought in to Turkey as a waste product through Ebrahim Khalil crossing via a single gate. This is the border between Turkey and Iraq which is strongly held by Turkish troops, planes and checkpoints. No one can cross it without their knowledge and permission!
When the oil enters the Turkish town of Silopi, the Iraqi nest of oil smugglers gets its money. They receive this money by an Israeli-Greek dual citizen (although he is a Greek national) known as Haj Fareed or Doctor Fareed.
Dr Fareed is the Israeli broker and he is the one who coordinates between the mafias which own the stolen oil and three main companies who receive, buy, and transport it through the three Turkish ports of Dortyol, Jihan and Mersin. In order to ship the oil to Zionist Israel via oil tankers, the last station of Syrian Iraqi oil would have to be Ashdod.
The rest of the money will be sent to the terrorists in Syria and Iraq in other ways.
Of course, this process is not new. It has been taking place since the beginning of the so-called Arab Spring by the same groups of terrorists, the so-called rebels.
The rebel al-Nusra Front is active in these areas and are inking deals with local tribes and controlling as many oilfields as they can. Several of them, however, remain with unclear ownership and that has allowed the illicit trade to flourish. This was reported by AL-Jazeera English TV, which is a mouthpiece for the “rebels.”
So why haven’t the United States and its “coalition” truly gone after the source of ISIS funding? Why haven’t the United States or the rest of its “coalition” to “degrade and destroy ISIL” addressed the fact that members of NATO are not only buying the oil stolen by ISIS and paying the terrorist organization money that will be used to support its jihadist mission in Syria and Iraq, but addressed the fact that one of the main smugglers is the son of the President of a NATO country? Couldn’t NATO at least request that Erdogan ask his son to refrain from funding the very terrorist organization that Turkey and the rest of NATO claim to see as the end of the world?
The reason for this lack of interest in Bilal Erdogan’s business dealings is because neither the United States nor NATO truly want to destroy ISIS. Instead, they want to continue to use the terrorist organization as the proxy army it was created to be.
As it stands, the stolen oil will continue to cross the Turkish border and head to Israel unless it stopped by the Russians or the Syrian army. Otherwise, the Erdogan family will continue to enrich itself at the expense of civilization and the true source of funding for ISIS will continue to go unmolested.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 500 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.