Who’s paying for Daesh’s war? Daesh terrorists are believed to have made over $800 million dollars in black market oil sales in Turkey over the last eight months.
Iraq says Iraq and Syria’s oil is carried by trucks through the borders to Turkey and sold at less than 50 percent of the international oil price. The oil is then either used in Turkey or sold to the international market, which may include the United States.
Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama has held private talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, urging him to de-escalate tensions with Turkey after it downed a Russian warplane.
Meanwhile, nobody denies that Turkey, a NATO member, shot down the Russian jet, which had been on a mission to strike Daesh targets in Syria. Yet, Turkey has not been subject to public attack for this action.
Instead, according to some commentators, US Republican senators want American troop deployment in Syria to drive Russia out of the Arab country and replace the Russian presence with an American one.