Iraqi Politician Says US Won’t Touch Islamic State Oil Trucks


The US military refuses to attack Islamic State trucks that carry stolen Iraqi and Syrian oil to Turkey, arguing that these are civilian targets, a prominent Iraqi politician said.

“I have personally contacted US representatives asking them to target ISIL trucks transporting Iraqi and Syrian oil to Turkey only to be told that those were civilian targets so they could not attack them,” a leader of the State of Law Coalition party in the Iraqi parliament and former National Security Adviser, Mowaffak Rubaie, told media.

What is interesting, U.S. has no problem attacking Syrian water supply and electric grid, making life miserable for millions of civilians.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier this week that the incident with the Russian Su-24 bomber shot down by the Turkish Air Force over Syria was in response to Russian attacks on ISIL oil facilities.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem earlier said that the son of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could have an interest in the illegal oil trade with the Islamic State terrorist group.

He also said that Turkey had shot down the Russian plane acting on behalf of the oil company owned by Mr. Erdogan’s son, Bilal.

Meanwhile, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier that Moscow had information that the son of the Turkish President “has a major interest in the oil business.”


MINA is the Macedonian International News Agency

2 thoughts on “Iraqi Politician Says US Won’t Touch Islamic State Oil Trucks

  • November 30, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    These tankers follow two ways at least. One way they transport oil from Syria to North of Iraq (to Kaka Masood AL Barazani) and from there the Syrian oil goes to Israel along with the Iraqi oil. The other way these oil tankers take is to Jihan port in Turkey. Oil goes from there to Israel and other European countries. This Daesh oil is sold at $10 a barrel. The trade lord is a family member from Sultan Erdogan. This family member is making huge money by doing minimal labor. US does not attack these oil tankers because oil goes to Israel, and Daesh oil revenue is used to purchase weapons from the American military industrial complex. Now, president Obama, as Nobel Prize in peace, cannot find other ways to kill more Muslims in new wars in order to create high demand for weapons and military equipment. Simply, he can achieve the same goal by creating opportunities for Daesh and other terrorist groups to kill Muslims. This killing is done by buying weapons. Hence, the US war economy is making more profits: stimulus. The Daesh group is generating more profits to the US military industrial complex than that. Iraq is spending 150 billion dollars and receives no weapons from US or obtains lousy weapons that do not work. I am sure, Iraq will receive some F16 jet fighters from US but without gas tanks. So, when they fly US jets will fuel them and Iraq will pay the bill. Similarly, the Gulf States spending billions of dollars to buy weapons from US. France, and UK. It follows that it is no economical to stop Daesh: Daesh raises the stock (share) values of the military industrial companies. Moreover, President Obama, as Nobel Winner for Peace, is trying to lead from behind. It means in this context that he wants Iraq and other Arab countries to invite him for peaceful occupation of their countries. This is an optimal way to divide these countries according to the Israeli New Middle East strategy.

  • December 1, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    USA.. a high degree of insanity, mental disorder, obsessions and a full terrain of hypocrisy

    Why aiming at civilians in Yemen?

    At th moment far arrear in strategy and military accomplishments.
    Lots of noise but soft in results


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