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ISIS Now A Commodity "Trading" Powerhouse: Islamic States Steals Iraq's Grain Then Sells It Back To Iraq Government

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It is no secret that the crack al-Qaeda "spin-off" ISIS is well-versed in the ways of the modern world: from quickly taking control of (i.e., robbing) a central bank, to capturing the latest and greatest in US military equipment, to staging an amazing blitz-campaign that has resulted in the creation of a caliphate and captured the bulk of northern Iraq and a third of Syria including all of the former country's oil fields, to even having glossy year end annual reports, one would almost be forgiven in assuming that some vastly more strategic minds are behind what on paper at least would be a far more disorganized force. Now, judging by the latest revelation from Reuters, showcasing ISIS as a consummate commodity trader, one could even assume that a major Wall Street bank (or Swiss-based "independent" commodity trader) is behind the effort.

According to Reuters, a top Iraqi government grains official said on Wednesday that Islamic State militants are taking wheat from state silos in northern and western Iraq, in order to mill it there and in neighboring Syria.

This is hardly surprising and is in fitting with the theme of the Islamic State as a self-sustaining entity, at least until Wall Street advisors find ways to pitch currency swaps to the jihadists, allowing them to engage in global money laundering trade, masked by Goldman, HSBC and the like.

Reuters continues:

Hassan Ibrahim, Director General of the Grain Board of Iraq, the Trade Ministry body responsible for procuring Iraq's wheat internationally and from local farmers, told Reuters the militants had seized wheat in recent weeks from government silos in the provinces of Nineveh and Anbar.


Between 40,000 and 50,000 metric tons (44,092 tons to 55,116 tons) of the crop was taken from government silos in Tal Afar and Sinjar in Nineveh Province, where hundreds of thousands of residents, many of them ethnic and religious minorities, have fled the militant onslaught.

Again, nothing out of the ordinary. In fact, considering that ISIS is merely taking physical delivery of commodities probably rehypothecated thousands of times already by the abovementioned banks, one can hardly fault the bloodthirsty murderers: it is after all what everyone else should be doing in a world in which the paper to physical dilution ratio is about 100 to 1 (granted ISIS never even had paper claims to the wheat but that's a formality), regardless of one's proclivity to cannibalism and cutting off heads.

Where it does get interesting, however, is the following spin on plain vanilla daylight robbery.

Militants seized a further 700 tonnes from storage sites in the western province of Anbar in the past three weeks and took it across the border into Islamic State-held areas in Syria for milling, he said.


Ibrahim said militants tried to sell wheat stolen from Nineveh back to the government in other provinces.

Or said otherwise, a strategy so brilliant Goldman is wondering how it didn't think of it first...


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Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:26 | 5087031 junction
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Just capet bomb ISIS and Goldman Sachs.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:32 | 5087079 nope-1004
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a strategy so brilliant Goldman is wondering how it didn't think of it first...

What makes you think they aren't behind it?  lol


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:34 | 5087096 Realname
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Bastid! You beat me to

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:49 | 5087163 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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"(granted ISIS never even had paper claims to the wheat but that's a formality)"

When fraud is rampant, possesion is law.  Something like that.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:57 | 5087206 synergize
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Doesnt Goldman already do this with treasuries?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:28 | 5087356 outamyeffinway
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When they buy oil futures and then march on Saudi, then you should worry.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:49 | 5087782 Utah_Get_Me_2
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Just like when they started marching on oil rich Kurdistan, they would be promptly airstriked by the MIC/Big-Oil airforce. You forget that they are the demonic offspring of Prince Bandar and western intelligence agencies.  

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:54 | 5087795 ajax
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Omar thought of it first: Steal a heroin supply at gunpoint and then sell it back to the dealers:

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:52 | 5088053 SuperRay
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Don't you know ISIS is a sub-department of the CIA? The poppy fields are maxed out. They need a new source of income

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:52 | 5087177 NotApplicable
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It's hard to call anything owned by a collective d.b.a. "government" as stolen.

Unless you're talking about the government itself.

Which is all that "IS" is.

So... never mind.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:35 | 5087395 Crash Overide
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Can someone post the picture of John the traitor McCain meeting with ISIS leaders during the proxy war push in Syria...

Sometimes I think most politicians should be in jail for smoking countries instead of non violent pot smokers for smoking joints...


...and the pot smokers help the local food economy.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:42 | 5087432 power steering
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ISIS = 10,000  NASCAR hotheads

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:47 | 5087446 fleur de lis
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John McCain never thought this thing through. He thought that giving advanced weapons meant that the rebels would comply with their Western suppliers. What a moron. Last spring he was blabbing about how we have to support the good guy rebels. Where is he now? Would someone name one policy he ever promoted that was of benefit to Arizona or America.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:46 | 5088016 sgt_doom
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First, you are assuming McCain has the capacity to actually think through anything, other than choosing Sarah Palin for a running mate.

Second, McCain's sister married into the Morgan family (JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, etc.) so he's always got a get-out-of-responsibility-free card.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:46 | 5088316 palmereldritch
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It depends on what the meaning of the word

And on a related Clinton looks like she has (un)officially launched her campaign for 2016


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:39 | 5087747 ajax
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Or said otherwise, a strategy so brilliant Goldman is wondering how it didn't think of it first...

What do you think the current real estate "market" is all about? Selling stolen properties back to the muppets...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:35 | 5087099 macholatte
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I forget, is Obama Suni or Shiite?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:41 | 5087130 SoilMyselfRotten
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No worries, it's just ISIS extracting from its Middle East muppets

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:52 | 5087184 Canadian Dirtlump
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I'd say berri is just a drug addled stooge who prays to no one but his dealer and does what he is supposed to do largely.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:14 | 5087291 Otto Zitte
Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:32 | 5087381 maskone909
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wow you read my mind.  that was the first thing i thought of when reading these posts.  manchurian candidate ftw

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:54 | 5087191 Colonel Klink
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Close, he's a piece of shit.  Just drop the extra I and E.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:08 | 5087260 tony wilson
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he has done so much for tel aviv i would suggest like the house of saud he is an undercover canaanite rabbi

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:12 | 5087278 Gringo Viejo
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He's a halfwhite.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:59 | 5088091 tenpanhandle
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you spelled halfwit wrong.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:58 | 5087210 onthesquare
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50,000 tonnes.  That is over 1000 tractor trailer truck loads.  I guess train cars would be a better way so I am assuming the rail lines are still open.  Like modern day banking I suppose they never physically moved the wheat just the homemade ownership paper back and forth too and from Syria.  Sounds like Rotheschildes competing against Rotheschildes.  The world is a stage.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:41 | 5087402 Canadian Dirtlump
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Otfen when you take a sober look at these things the bullshit smell gets pretty strong. I'd say it's more closely in line with a staged propaganda campaign to set up up for garbage at home and abroad.


Let's hope the F-18s don't mistake super b convoys for convoys of mistubish flat deck vans with 23mm canons on the back.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:10 | 5087268 813kml
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GS involvement to be confirmed when it underwrites the ISIS IPO.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:58 | 5087812 P3likan
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What makes me think Goldman isn't behind the Islamic Caliphate? Think before you speak.


People like you have the right to vote... God help us all.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:30 | 5087945 Overfed
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Lloyd? Fancy meeting you here.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:52 | 5087180 Canadian Dirtlump
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It is remarkable how these guys were either allowed to set up a complex infrastructure virtually over night, or the depths at this propaganda. I'll take door number 2.


The west could have easily bombed these guys back to the stone age as they drove their convoys in but chose not to because they wanted maliki gone. Now we have this hysterical propaganda how they stole half a billion dollars and now are the equivalent of a transnational conglomerate.


The latest is how they are now "switching to insurgent tactics" to prepare us for a long painful war.. I guess they abandoned the "thousands of pieces of advanced heavy weaponry" they stole  - which was the last story to scare the shit out of us.


Meanwhile we need to prepare for a long air evac operation for 10 thousand yezidi who a week ago nobody ( a few of us notwithstanding ) even knew existed. But ISIS in the open summarily executing hundreds if not thousands of both Sunni and Shia muslims ( including army chumps left hanging by deserting bosses ) didn't matter.


I'll stick with my original postulate that this is all a big game to end up keeping kurdistan sacrosanct for western pillaging purposes and a fat propaganda campaign in order to scare the shit out of the average joe..

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:01 | 5087227 onthesquare
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Are you by chance glutin intolerant?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:41 | 5087422 Canadian Dirtlump
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I say I am because the cool kids all say that - but I'm really not ( like no one is outside of the celiac pantheon of genetic inferiority). Pursuant to your math on convoys of grain. I've sampled, raw, almost every product that comes through the massive ( then ) sask wheat pool pacific grain terminal. Everything from navigator durum to feed peas to malting barley as they load ships.. I'm cast iron from eyehole to a-hole.


If you believe astrogoly check out june third, my birthday. Apparently I was hard to kill ( despite my own best efforts ) before I was born.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:05 | 5087245 Herd Redirectio...
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Whats funny, for me, is that there were many analyses back in ~2003 that said Iraq would be divided in 3!

And here we are...  But now the story is going to be that Iraq did that by its own accord, of course...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:44 | 5087449 Canadian Dirtlump
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Damn right. What is funnier is the satanic cabal put these countries together in the first place as the right thing to do now it is their will that it was an affront to these distincitve groups who can't get along ( because we engineer their quarrels ).



Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:11 | 5087282 booboo
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Gollum Sachs


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:26 | 5087044 blindman
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this is modern banking 101.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:30 | 5087066 SHEEPFUKKER

At least ISIS sells shit they have.  The banksters sell shit they don't have. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:04 | 5087240 blindman
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good point. the banks just threaten to take
possession for their profits, less actual "work"
and the evidence of the crime is just highly
proprietary and perishable paperwork.
The Engineered Destruction and Political Fragmentation of Iraq. Towards the Creation of a US Sponsored Islamist Caliphate

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham: An instrument of the Western Military Alliance

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, August 09, 2014

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:26 | 5087047 kridkrid
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That's some Omar Little shit right there!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:31 | 5087074 kridkrid
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Video of ISIS collecting the grain:

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:50 | 5087173 Utah_Get_Me_2
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The farmer in the dell
The farmer in the dell
Heigh-ho,[2] the derry-o
The farmer in the dell
The farmer takes a wife (2×)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The wife takes the child (2×)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The child takes the nurse (2×)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The nurse takes the cow (2×)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The cow takes the dog (2×)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The dog takes the cat (2×)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The cat takes the mouse (or rat) (2×)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The mouse (or rat) takes the cheese (2×)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
The cheese stands alone (2×)
Heigh-ho, the derry-o…
Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:07 | 5087256 kridkrid
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Just the other day my six-year-old son was singing that song. I had to pat him down to make sure he wasn't packing.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:27 | 5087048 FieldingMellish
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How do you know Goldman hasn't thought of it already? Perhaps this is where ISIS got the idea from.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:31 | 5087080 PontifexMaximus
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....and iraq probably the financing will get from...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:32 | 5087085 toady
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Exactly. Goldman Sachs does this sort of thing every day. Ever heard of MBS?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:27 | 5087051 ziggy59
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Monsanto did it ...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:28 | 5087059 Callz d Ballz
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It's the new "MEnron"

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:29 | 5087067 Rubbish
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Goldman Missed Opportunity

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:30 | 5087068 1stepcloser
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A Goldman Sachs inspired model...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:12 | 5087602 Gandulf
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ISIS is rumoured to have over a Billion Dollars after looting one bank of US$720 million in notes( remember the pallets of notes Brenner lost). Thats like heroin for the Vampire Squid.  It wouldn't suprise me if Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi supreme ruler of the Islamic State of the Levant was already a client. Some people pronounce his name Shimon Elliot


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:31 | 5087076 SheepDog-One
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ISIS another Frankenstein monster the CIA created...guys are pretty clever though!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:36 | 5087107 nope-1004
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I agree.  Funding and arms are two big reasons why a large entity is backing this organization.  And if you think about it, how else does the USG put "boots on the ground"?  Clever indeed.  And the USG can turn on it and destroy it whenever they are done using ISIS for their purposes.  People in other nations continue to be used like pawns.


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:55 | 5087192 tony wilson
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this is a game changing model.

what perfection

jewish actors with stick on beards.

dressed in black comme de garconne paris clothes.

white nike sneeaker pimp pumps.

a mobile unit to conquer and cleanse whatever the rabbis say must go.

perfect hollywood evil arab front men the captogon drugged up raping muscle for the rabbis


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:40 | 5087124 LawsofPhysics
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Well, what good is several trillion dollars invested in "security" and "defense" if you don't have an enemy?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:07 | 5087249 Utah_Get_Me_2
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What do you think chump American tax-payers are for?

Ferguson should give you a pretty good idea how the elites plan to use all that 'security' and 'defense'.  

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:44 | 5087445 Boubou
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Much better than our early work - the Taliban and Ossama

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:33 | 5087086 huggy_in_london
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"a strategy so brilliant Goldman is wondering how it didn't think of it first"


hahahahah  classic!!


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:34 | 5087090 chdwlch1
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They should transfer the wheat from warehouse to warehouse until the Iraqi people get really hungry, then they'll be able to charge a higher premium.  All terrorists think alike regardless of whether they're wearing armani suits or thawbs.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:37 | 5087118 LawsofPhysics
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This is exactly what Goldman Sachs was doing with physical silver at one point, just before silver hit $50, and they sold of course.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:05 | 5087246 onthesquare
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If that wheat gets infected with mold and they consume it then we have some really crazy people running around just like Salem.  Wait to hear about witches being burned and other holloween pranks.  Timing may be close.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:33 | 5087093 Agent P
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Sounds to me like you guys a couple of bookies

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:35 | 5087101 Son of Captain Nemo
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"ISIS Now A Commodity "Trading" Powerhouse: Islamic States Steals Iraq's Grain Then Sells It Back To Iraq Government"

The "fingerprints" revealed:

When you know ISIS is a Zionist Jew banker owned and managed operation and your lackey the U.S. government is complicit and behind you 110%!...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:35 | 5087104 Squid Viscous
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Since ISIS is a Mossad/CIA creation, Goldman is involved somehow, bet on it

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:52 | 5087182 Utah_Get_Me_2
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and/or HSBC, JPMorgan, UBS, et al... 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:34 | 5087727 Gandulf
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I believe HSBC is busy laundering the heroin money from Afghanistan right now .  It will be soon be thier 200th anniversary in the Opium trade.  

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:36 | 5087113 LawsofPhysics
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Just following the examples set by successful firms like Goldman or JPM.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:41 | 5087115 tony wilson
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isis is a us based security firm

chock full of navy seals,mossad and british sas.

run by the cia,mossad and mi6.

cut the shit

everything else is bollox msm talmudic lies.

kurds have a new rothschild master now chatham house says iraq will be balkanised

and that is the end of it.

israel needs to level flatten everything gaza will be flattened to make way for lpg facilities.

oil,gas and pipelines is all

the isis images  are just the rabbis having fun at are expense

morrr torah bora talmudic blood ritual balls.

a kosher shit sandwich

for the goy to eat up.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:51 | 5087176 Catullus
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Yeah. How did these guys just happen to capture heavy artillery and just know how to use it? Doesn't sound like a bunch of Sunni rebels to me. Sounds like trained personnel.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:03 | 5087213 tony wilson
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Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:19 | 5087309 Herd Redirectio...
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"Role Playing"!

Says it all...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:28 | 5087359 acetinker
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Gee, sounds like the modern-day equivalent of the Templars.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:49 | 5090738 omniversling
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Very interesting listening here. Two well researched authors debate whether Zionism or Vatican Jesuits are the poopermasters. Of course they could be the glove puppets of an even more alien and sinister force, or just just actors in the omniversal hologram of GOOD vs EEEEEEEVIL...bwahahahhah...:

Michael Collins Piper vs Eric Jon Phelps - The Great Debate: Zionists or Jesuits? 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:48 | 5087472 Boubou
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Sounds like we should outsource the Pentagon, CIA, NSA and all the unseen shadow players. More in line with American free enterprise entrepreneurship and maybe we save money.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:10 | 5088466 palmereldritch
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Doctrine Writers FTW

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:53 | 5087187 Freewheelin Franklin
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Yeah right. Next thing you'll be telling me is that they are all circumcised. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:38 | 5087116 Dr. Engali
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Do they toss in a severed head free with every bushel?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:11 | 5087271 Mi Naem
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Nope.  Protein is extra. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:38 | 5087119 falsepositives
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Would it be fair to say of the ZH commentators that want to destabilize government that they're proud of ISIS since they got off of their butts and decided to bring about regime change with their own hands?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:50 | 5087170 Herd Redirectio...
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No, we aren't convinced they've "pulled themselves up by their boot straps".  Seems like they got a very nice cash infusion, and consulted extensively with some 'special advisors'.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:55 | 5087198 Utah_Get_Me_2
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The SAS and CIA death squad commanders aka Academi, DynCorp, etc.. love the Jordanian desert this time of year..

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:26 | 5087681 falsepositives
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Perhaps ISIS used Indiegogo for kick-start funding?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:17 | 5088193 falsepositives
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So, what does that make of ISIS fighters that have joined for the sake of religion, Islam?

Implying that ISIS is being funded by some other organization, CIA or whatever, really makes these converts and foreign fighters a bunch of patsies.  Little do they know that they are fighting for "the man", instead of for god.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:52 | 5090746 omniversling
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Ahh, think that's 72 wergins...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:39 | 5087122 Uncle Remus
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 a strategy so brilliant Goldman is wondering how it didn't think of it first...


This confirms ISIS' US roots.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:46 | 5087146 darteaus
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Will ISIS be using the $ as a reserve currency?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:23 | 5087335 MollyHacker
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Expect them to roll out their own printing press.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:47 | 5087152 tony wilson
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any news on those flight box recorders from ukrania?

any intel what was on um?

nsa gchq any backgrounder on shimon elliot elliot simon the the jewish head of isis.

when did he he convert from a rabbi

into a mad mullah?

what kind of training has he had and by whom?




nothing but

talmudic silence.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:06 | 5087248 blindman
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Revelations of German Pilot: Shocking Analysis of the “Shooting Down” of Malaysian MH17. “Aircraft Was Not Hit by a Missile”

By Peter Haisenko
Global Research, July 30, 2014

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:55 | 5087199 CHX
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No no, the author has it the wrong way round. ISIS got inspired the bankster's MF global heist.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:11 | 5087281 Utah_Get_Me_2
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Where's WilliamBanzai7 when you need him?

John Corzine driving a grain truck festooned with black jihadi flags

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:55 | 5087503 wisefool
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plus 1,000,000,000 greek bonds. This is a quickdraw thread for all of us space monkeys. You both beat me to my quote!

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:03 | 5090773 omniversling
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Yes. It's the beta test rollout of the nuCorparatism, complete with glossy annuals, social medja campaign FB and Twitter targeted advertising, team shirts, cross-border activities, 'seize and utilise' asset and equipment resource acquisition plays.

It's the penultimate psyops before the grand event. It's the unveiling of the veiled nightmare. It's the Black Pajarmy Army. Is it interval yet? Mommy I'm having a nightmare....Welcome to Winner-take-all Street, Shitstainistan.

Why are the 'police' on the streets of Missouri wearing black balaclavas?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:57 | 5087212 russwinter
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ISIS: Latest Middle East Boogyman


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:58 | 5087214 orangegeek
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whadya think Barry - how's this for a wealth redistribution strategy?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:03 | 5087233 Rainman
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It's always about oil and Iraq is the second largest OPEC producer. ISIS grabs the nothern Iraq oil fields, sells oil for $26/barrel and makes a million per day.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:03 | 5087238 arrowrod
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My first post.

Was updating my passwords.  (So nobody can see that I am reading ZH).


Low and behold, most sites don't support "special character" password entries.  Is this one of the NSAs requirements?


Oh, ISIS,  I wonder if they are hiring, they seem to have a great business plan.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:36 | 5087405 Boubou
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I hope they go public. Wall Street would be delighted with such a gigantic IPO, and, hey, you can't mix morals with business.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:13 | 5087610 smacker
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"Was updating my passwords.  (So nobody can see that I am reading ZH)"

How does updating your password provide such secrecy?? A password is only required to post comments on ZH, not to read it.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:14 | 5087296 SpanishGoop
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"You buy my weat or else i choppy of your head".


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:22 | 5087321 Pumpkin
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Goldman still has a better strategy.  It is much easier to do these things on paper than moving actual commodities.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:22 | 5087326 the grateful un...
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ISIS may be the strategy to fix US price fixing. meanwhile Goldman has this system beat, the Fed gives them money (GS buys hard assets) and prices rise. their way you never see the truck with the Goldman logo back up to the silo in the middle of the night. we have raised theft to an art form, we call it inflation targets. ask the next 100 working stiffs if a little deflation wouldn't help them out?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:30 | 5087365 brown_hornet
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If everyone is getting their head chopped off or fleeing, who is going to fill up those silos next year?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:31 | 5087383 El Hosel
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Shades of JPM

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:47 | 5087465 Monty Burns
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Seems to confirm the rumour flying around that the head ISIS guy is Jewish.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:48 | 5087474 Infinite QE
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All clearing via Tel Aviv.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:05 | 5087564 roadhazard
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If that's true then, LOL.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:06 | 5087571 Eyeroller
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Eventually, ISIS will caputure an American and footage of their decapitation will be all over the internet.

Black Swan or bullish?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:07 | 5087574 Squid Viscous
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Where are all the Zio-nistas, is it another one of their "holy" days?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:07 | 5087575 Jano
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Will Iraqi Gov. share with them also the tax income?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:31 | 5087712 Bear
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I thought ISIS worked for the Squid

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:42 | 5087762 SethDealer
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they are violating dodd-frank laws!! arrest them

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:54 | 5087799 walküre
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I'm sorry this is inappropriate but I can't stop laughing when I see ISIS pics. They all look like something from a bad SNL sketch. If they showed up at my door, I'd probably break out in hysterical laughter and ask them "Yo, dude .. are yo fur realz?"

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:19 | 5087869 Disenchanted
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a strategy so brilliant Goldman is wondering how it didn't think of it first...


Are you 100% certain that it's not members of the same tribe(as the Goldman Sacks) that are really running the ISIS show? 

Should we check ISIS necklaces?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:51 | 5087989 db51
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Oh Please.....ISIS isn't stealing that much grain.  Think it through people.   I am a farmer, and the trucks and or trains to move that amount of grain is FUCKING MASSIVE!   2,700 Semi Tractor Trailer  Hopper bottom loads for .No way in hell they stole the shit and moved it already.  This is a fucking joke.   My guess is the shit never existed in the first place cause we know US and Foriegn governments are not telling the truth about ending stocks to keep prices of grain at historic lows.  Nice try Motherfuckers...but that shit might have been on someone's balance sheet...but it never existed....just like the missing commodities in China.    Poof...Vaporized into thin air.   Holy fuck, and no one  saw that coming.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:18 | 5088198 Disenchanted
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Hell's bells man, don't they have camel trains there?


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:10 | 5088805 radiobomb
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yeah, good point db51, ... 2700 semi's is ridiculus.  Russia assembled 300 semi's for ukraine and they used their military to do it. 

I dont think ISIS got 9x russia's convoy hardware together .   It would have been an easy target for airstrikes, needs a lot of manpower, logisitics, etc. as well as the physical vehicles [in good running order]. 

Seems to be BS to me. ... but would like some proof if it is true.... could be the corruption in iraq gov - stuffing pockets & blaming ISIS. 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:53 | 5089033 db51
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If those bearded goat fuckers got anything, it was probably only on paper.  A bunch of Goldman Sachs warehouse receipts for wheat that is long gone.   Those little joke trucks in the Russian Red Cross Convoywere mostly tandems.....if they had a grain bed on them, would only haul about 450 bushels.    In which case it would take nearly 6,000 loads to haul that much off.  

Oh....and Fuck Robin Williams non stop eulogy.  

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:55 | 5088067 Jack Burton
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I think many ISIS members were educated in Europe and attended good Business Schools in London and other European nations. Remember, ISIS is drawing thousands of European passport holders and many native Europeans born and educated there. I can see them having many highly educated business and professional people in the ranks. Radical Islam attracts these people who grew up as minorities in Europe got a great education but hate the christians they lived amoung. Now they can go to ISIS and seek revenge against whites and christians. We have brought this on ouerselves. Too many European bleeding heart liberals wanted to help the poor badly treated Muslims of the Middle East by bringing as many as possible into Europe, now the pay back comes.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:52 | 5088341 Peter Pan
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Agreed Jack Burton. I often ssk myself "which western democracy does not have problems arising arising from its Muslim population's attitudes, demands and behaviour?"

And of course they hate Christians and vice versa, simply because they feel that their host nation should change to accommodate them rather than them adpting to their host nation and slowly infusing their host nation with the better aspects of their culture.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:59 | 5088386 IndianaJohn
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Al Baghdadi (Simon Elliot) is well advised and well supplied;

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:15 | 5088502 Equality 7-25-1
Wed, 08/13/2014 - 15:27 | 5088574 ToNYC
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ISIL likely is vampire squid-front for ATM Levant-style.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:48 | 5088643 ToNYC
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No Cash Crunch Crisis gone to waste.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:27 | 5088905 Badabing
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I made $40,000 last month selling grain!
My sister made $5000 last week................

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:56 | 5089048 db51
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You're full of shit.   lmao.....and if your sister made 5K....I'll wager she probably did it on her back.

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