ISIS Moves Into Online Casinos To Offset Dwindled Oil Revenue

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ISIS Moves Into Online Casinos To Offset Dwindled Oil Revenue

Written by Tsvetana Paraskova; Originally appeared at Oilprice.com

Islamic State is running online casinos as the terrorists try to compensate dwindled revenues from oil smuggling after they were driven out of vast areas in Syria and out of Iraq, Vasily Nebenzya, Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations, said on Thursday.

“They are honing their skills with modern technology,” The Moscow Times quoted Nebenzya as telling the United Nations Security Council meeting.

“Caliphate fighters are not shying away from seeking revenue from online casinos,” the top Russian diplomat to the UN said, citing a report by the UN Counter-Terrorism Office.

As of the end of last year, ISIS revenues from oil smuggling and extortion were down to US$2 million per month, while the overall monthly earnings were at US$3 million, according to Nebenzya.

To compare, the UN has estimated that back in 2015, the annual income generated by ISIS from oil and oil products was between US$400 million and US$500 million.

Over the past two years, the U.S.-led coalition that is fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria has managed to cut the militants’ oil revenues to less than US$4 million monthly from a peak of US$50 million, statistics by the coalition provided to USA TODAY in October 2017 showed.

According to the sixth report of the Secretary-General on the threat that ISIS (or ISIL) poses from January 2018, “The ability of ISIL to generate revenues was considerably weakened during the reporting period, largely owing to the group’s loss of control over oil and gas fields in the Syrian Arab Republic. Because of these and other losses, ISIL’s revenues have fallen by more than 90 per cent since 2015. These losses notwithstanding, the group may not have completely lost the ability to profit from hydrocarbons, and it could continue to obtain funds through extortion and the control of checkpoints.”

“ISIL is no longer focused on conquering and holding territory. It has been forced to adapt and focus primarily on a smaller and more motivated group of individuals who remain committed to inspiring, enabling and carrying out attacks,” Vladimir Voronkov, the head of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office, said at the Security Council meeting yesterday.

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  • Garga

    If that’s true, it will be just another confirmation (among so many others) that ISIS and their Wahhabi ideology is not Muslim, as gambling is considered a very serious sin in Islam and participating, preparing, hosting and even looking at others who gamble is forbidden.

    Well, considering they burn humans alive, it is one their minor differences with Muslims, but still… ;)

    • BMWA1

      CIA has no religion, well, maybe Lucifer is worshipped.

      • Rachel

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    • Barba_Papa

      I reckon that they reckon that since its non-Muslims who are gambling its probably okay. Besides, a Dutch saying says that needs go above the law. These guys are by now probably seriously strapped for cash, so turning a blind eye becomes more acceptable.

  • Serious

    Online casinos ??? XD. What a joke. They had time to reconvert from oil trafficking to program online casinos while being constantly bombed. XD.

  • leon mc pilibin

    And these scumbags try to pass themselves off as Muslims, They are behaving just like their Zionist bosses,who are all into the same rackets.All they have achieved is murder,steal,and bring the Muslims religion into disrepute.All the work of satanic warmongering Zionists.

    • FlorianGeyer

      When ISIS start making porn films we will know 100% that ISIS is made in Israel :)

  • Serious

    Where is Al-Baghdadi ?

    • Lupus

      in Vegas 🤣

      • Serious

        XD.

    • Merijn

      Bahamas….. together with Bin Laden

  • Lupus

    Halal casino’s ? 😂

    • Atif Ahmed

      very unfortunate

      • Lupus

        lol!

    • Merijn

      Them Headchopper Boys should come work for me…… do some Moonshinin’. Them can chop’m wood……can use some handy folks…..

      • Merijn

        Just kidding….. I would feed them to my pigs……

        • Lupus

          Don’t be rude to ya pigs, they deserve better food

        • Orcbuu

          All the drugs they are taking… nah the pigs get crazy.

    • Bobby Twoshoes

      I believe they’re actually haram, did you expect religious zealots to actually follow the tenets of the religion they murder for? Religion is for controlling peasants and justifying immoral actions, not to make your own life inconvenient. Though there’s a big chance this is just another Yank WTF propaganda fantasy piece to coverup their reduced, but ongoing, funding of ISIS.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        CIA rats don’t follow religions just where the money is going to come from, besides Mohsiyni eats pork.

  • Serious

    Americans and israelis are making money using sunnis. They steal the oil, the architectural treasures, mining ressources, the make cocain and cannabis trafficking, …. and are using sunnis to make the dirty job and be responsible for. XD

    That’s because sunnis are so shit and bad.

  • Rodney Loder

    Brother Baghdadi, and may Allah preserve his life on Earth for truely he saved Syria, he split the al-Nurash Front that were invincible as an Islamic contingency in that neck of the woods,

    He achieved that distinction by head chopping Westerners, something Zawahiri never had the balls for.

    Brother Baghdadi gave Putin a US green light from the US public thereby forcing it on to the Pentagon and Washington to enter the Syrian war, September 2015.

    Turkey was backing IS then the same as America and israel, Brother Baghdadi verily was their ace in the hole along with al-Nurash and the FSA and let’s not forget the big one that took Idlib in 2014 the Chechen led Turkish Islamic Party, now calling themselves the (TIP) Turkistan Islamic Party to distance themselves from The Real current Saviour of Syria The President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan.

    Now, !! if here is a list of the saviours of Syria in chronological order.
    1. Muammar Gaddafi.
    2. President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad.
    3. Brother Baghdadi.
    4. The President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan.

    IS was always a Ba’athist Movement dressed up as Islam so gambling on line is OK, Saddam Hussein was a gambler.

    • Merijn

      I always thought Brother Baghdadi was a Mossad agent…….or some tormented Soul from the Dungeons of Abu Ghraib…..

      • Rodney Loder

        You mean Camp Bucca I think, Abu Ghrabi is famous for US female soldiers enacting pernicious sex abuses against male prisoners, that’s why a lot of the lads fighting the Kurds carry a spare grenade, just in case they get captured by one of them sluts, better to be dead that abused by a despicable female abusing womanhood.

        Now about Brother Baghdadi, he’s actually got letters after his name, he studied Phoneme and it’s attachment to the Qur’an and Sunnah.

        I study the same discipline in a general form, and I feel affinity with him in that regard, after all, logic is the inspirational part of rational reasoning but falls short of being a capacity to operate of anything other than itself.

        2001, Clinton Bush and Blair invade Iraq on a pretext set up by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia using Kuwait as the agent provocateur using the first oil well ever drilled by “slant drilling” that has become fracking.

        It was used to upset Saddam Hussein as the bore crossed the border from Kuwait into Iraq, and it worked, but Bush was on top of it and realised the mistake, Saddam was one of us he said and only jealous rivalry was going on, and so naturally he threw the Kurds under the bus, as you would, I would anyway.

        All was well until peak oil entered the picture and Bush decided that Iraq had much more oil than Saudi Arabia which is true, so he claimed it as US property an hung Saddam.

        Actually those articles about who owns Iraqi oil are still in the Iraqi Constitution, and Trump knows this full well, he would often refer to Iraqi oils as US property, now he realises that is impossible to expropriate Iraqi oil so he doesn’t want to support rebuilding.

        So Saddam’s Security Network latched on to Brother Baghdadi around 2007 and made him their front man, which he agreed to, I don’t think he will ever surface again because the US are using his brand name now, particularly in Afghanistan, I’m pretty sure Brother Baghdadi was staunch Mullah Omar.

        • Merijn

          Thanks for your info….the problem with the US & Allies is that they see the whole world as their property…. and thus can take whatever they like…. especially small & weak countries……because they are the easiest……shows how powerful they really are…

          • Rodney Loder

            Agreed, very sad, but I think it is symbiotic, so concerning the after-life the lucky ones are the least fortunate, because its easy for them to be good.

    • Bob

      Your ‘brother Baghdadi’ is CIA field asset – with a contrived and cynical none-de-guerre.
      Are you by any chance one of those lost westerners who ends up Muslim convert in jail?

      • Rodney Loder

        Very strange comment Bob you know Brother Baghdadi do you ?, of course you don’t, but you can meet me, my address is on Quora I’mTerry Loder on Quora, I have nothing to fear Allah watches over me, I spoke from the cradle and everyone heard, my intellectual property was stolen by Christian swine, all pigs burn in the end my friend.

        • Kira Binkley

          Your cover is well-kept, Rodney. “They” know nothing…

          • Rodney Loder

            Thanks for saying that, I often wonder why you post me, anyhow, could you please come back on OPP so I can show you my new bike, it’s really high and heavy, to compensate Iv’e have doubled my exercise routine, as I would hate to drop it, I asked my mechanic yesterday, – who I might make my pit crew if I decides to race it, (it wouldn’t be competitive but would qualify as a tail ender), – if I should lower it, I’m on tip toes at the lights, but he said no don’t do that the aerodynamics and shock suspension would be adversely affected, I can’t wait to teach you to ride.

          • Kira Binkley

            They won’t let me back on OPP, I’m proud to say.

          • Rodney Loder

            Don’t worry, I might stay on, I got a friend BigMike but he might be a bit angry at the moment, I really got him a good one yesterday, you can see my bike some other time, speaking of proud I’m most proud of you putting truth above all else, not many people will do that if it means they have to think too much, thinking is a labour of love, like exercises the more you do the better it gets.

            My latest thinking thing is a motif with a symbiotic beginning that is directed towards parasitism because sustainability is easier that way, but opportunity dictates that it’s the boss, so we like to be bossed about, I’m getting on with my homework Grapes of wrath is a hard way to prove that I love my teacher, but still imI hoping to be the teacher’s pet.

  • Hrky75

    And when this scheme inevitably fails like the others what can we expect – ISIL moving into smoked ham business? Halal Hama Ham and Prosciutto di Raqqa all washed down with Sauvignon d’Idlib…

  • That Guy

    Isn’t gambling forbedin in Islam ?

  • Turbofan

    “Over the past two years, the U.S.-led coalition that is fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria has managed to cut the militants’ oil revenues to less than US$4 million monthly from a peak of US$50 million”

    Typical western propaganda.The US led “coalition” didnt cut ISIS oil revenues.Before Russia started bombing ISIS oil convoys, they were stretched from the South pole to Turkey

    • Bob

      CNN actually tried to pass off Russian video footage – complete with Cyrillic letters in target screen – as being US aircraft strikes on the mass ‘ISIS’ fuel truck lines. The US didn’t touch those tankers sending Syrian oil to Turkey only the Russian’s did – and when Russian;s did it cost the Turkish haulage companies and oil market traders involved dearly.

  • northerntruthseeker .

    Considering the fact that gambling is strictly taboo in Islam, I smell more bullshit here….

    What we have here is just another cover story for the simple fact that the US is still sending money by the truckloads to these operatives/mercenaries, and people may start to wonder how “ISIS” is still getting their funding.

    • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

      My thoughts exactly

  • Bulgarian God

    Tsvetana is a communist shit !

  • Cheryl Brandon

    I am thinking the same way Garga; They are just your normal garden variety killers.

  • AM Hants

    So much for their faith.