Ex-CIA official: “Islamic State” illegally forwards oil through Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan

Former CIA officer and senior investigator for the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, John Kyriacou, suggested in an interview with Sputnik that the militants of the Islamic State terrorist group ship most of the illegal oil through Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan with the support of local corrupt authorities.




“I have always assumed that someone from the Turkish side of the border makes good money on this. Too many interested people to just stop it, ”RIA quotes him. "News".

Kyriaku stressed that the richest oil fields that the militants control are located in the southern region of Iraq, so the most obvious way to transport them is through the Kurdish territory.

According to him, although Turkey has been a part of NATO for 60 for years and has long been an ally of the United States, the government of this country could not defeat the corruption of local authorities.

“This is not the official Turkish government. It’s likely that corrupt elements in the Turkish army and the regional government in southwest Turkey are involved in this, ”he said.

According to the US Treasury, the Islamic State got about 1 billion dollars after seizing banks, and now the group gets from 40 to 50 million dollars monthly, selling oil to 500 million dollars annually.
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  1. Decathlon 30 October 2015 09: 34 New
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    "... someone from the Turkish side of the border is making good money ..."
    Who, who! Erdogan in a coat!
    1. Now we are free 30 October 2015 09: 41 New
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      John Chiriaku suggested(???) In an interview with Sputnik, the militants of the Islamic State terrorist group are transporting most of the illegal oil through Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan with the support of local corrupt authorities.
      Right "Captain Evidence" wassat
      And in Saudi Arabia and Qatar (Generally there is no democracy) only shhh ... And then suddenly the Americans will hear laughing
      1. Altona 30 October 2015 09: 46 New
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        Quote: Now we are free
        Right "Captain Evidence"

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        He would have ventured to suggest how drugs enter Europe from Afghanistan ... Through the American base, Bondstil to Kososvo ... With whose corrupt authorities and military? On American transporters, moreover ...
        1. Baikonur 30 October 2015 10: 23 New
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          The CIA (: Islamic State) illegally smuggles oil through Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan
          And I would say to the question: "Who, who?" - not Erdogan in a coat, but got into a coat! And he shares, of course, with this Erdogan in a little coat!
      2. Imperialkolorad 30 October 2015 09: 57 New
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        Quote: Now we are free
        And in Saudi Arabia and Qatar (Generally there is no democracy) only shhh ... And then suddenly the Americans will hear

        You can yell out loud while they are dancing to the proper degree to the American tune.
        1. jjj
          jjj 30 October 2015 09: 59 New
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          Iraqis said yesterday that they recaptured most of the deposits from the IG
      3. Sandov 30 October 2015 10: 46 New
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        Quote: Now we are free
        And in Saudi Arabia and Qatar (Generally there is no democracy) only shhh ... And then suddenly the Americans will hear

        Gringo is aware of all this, pretending to be a sweetheart.
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    5. avt
      avt 30 October 2015 09: 45 New
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      Quote: Decathlon
      "... someone from the Turkish side of the border is making good money ..."
      Who, who! Erdogan in a coat!

      What a surprise ! laughing And then we sit and wonder - who, but how? wassat
      1. Yeraz 30 October 2015 11: 58 New
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        Quote: avt
        What a surprise ! And then we sit and wonder - who, but how?

        The situation is comical in another. Oil is sold through Iraqi Kurdistan, from there to Turkey.
        The laughter is that IS is an opponent of the Kurds, everyone remembers the screams of the Syrian Kurds in besieged Kobani. And the eastern borders of Turkey, where this oil passes, are also populated by the Kurds and there is a strong influence of the PKK, but neither the PKK nor Iraqi Kurdistan block the financial support of ISIS) )))


        But more than anything else killed me in this article.


        Kyriaku stressed that the richest oil fields that the militants control are located in the southern region of Iraq, so the most obvious way to transport them is through the Kurdish territory.
        The south of Iraq is Shiite-inhabited land, the IG is not there at all. HOW DOES THERE CONTROL THE SOUTH !!!!
    6. yushch 30 October 2015 09: 51 New
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      Quote: Decathlon
      "... someone from the Turkish side of the border is making good money ..."
      Who, who! Erdogan in a coat!

      There recently passed infa that the flow of illegal oil going through Turkey is controlled by the son of Erdogan. So to speak, a family contract ... laughing
      Another thing is surprising here, the amounts are very large pass, so much cash find the problem. So the money goes through banks, and here the questions for the Wall Street guys come up, because they control the banking system in the world.
      1. Sandov 30 October 2015 10: 49 New
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        Quote: yushch
        So the money goes through banks, and now there are questions for the guys on Wall Street

        To keep Erdogan on the hook is it.
        1. nadezhiva 30 October 2015 11: 03 New
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          Quote: Sandov
          To keep Erdogan on the hook is it.
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    8. marlin1203 30 October 2015 09: 52 New
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      A former CIA officer suggested ... well, why write about this? Thousands of tons of oil are transported illegally for hundreds of kilometers, and we only have the assumptions of this "senior citizen"?
    9. fox21h 30 October 2015 10: 00 New
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      Captain evidence went sailing
    10. Maxom75 30 October 2015 10: 11 New
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      Strange ex employee. While I was acting did not know about it? The longer I live, the more I am convinced that the current politicians are scoundrels, and the retired are repentant sinners.)))
    11. hydrox 30 October 2015 10: 16 New
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      Quote: Decathlon
      Erdogan in a coat!

      The author, of course, is pretty yap or does not know geography at all (or maybe this translation is so clumsy?).
      The southern part of Iraq (together with ISIS and oil fields) is the access to the Persian Gulf and it is much closer and safer to ship it to tankers there, and not to drag barrels hundreds of kilometers to the Turkish border, especially since the Kurds are not very friendly to the Turks , and in the north of Iraq (as well as Syria) Kurdish lands are located in a continuous strip.
      And Erdogan ISIS is a loyal ally and accomplice, when they take him and sons for Faberge, he will deny everything.
  2. dchegrinec 30 October 2015 09: 36 New
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    So you need to stick the potatoes into the pipe to plug the leak! And looters hang upside down!
  3. vovanpain 30 October 2015 09: 36 New
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    Here, too, he discovered America for me, everyone knows about it and no one does anything, everyone has his own gesheft, and again, the former type is becoming clear.
  4. avvg 30 October 2015 09: 40 New
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    Everything is very simple, in the person of the United States "Customs gives the go-ahead."
  5. Das Boot 30 October 2015 09: 41 New
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    John Kiriaku suggested in an interview with Sputnik that the militants of the Islamic State terrorist group are transporting most of the illegal oil through Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan with the support of local corrupt authorities.

    ABOUT! thanks, Cap. For this conclusion, you must be a former CIA officer?
  6. Engineer 30 October 2015 09: 41 New
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    US intelligence agencies know about accounts on the offshore of IG and if they wanted to, they would have covered this huge petrodollar long ago, due to which the IG is at war in many ways. Only the USA does not need it.
    1. Denis DV 30 October 2015 09: 47 New
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      Gee, the United States and the Saudis with Qatar are the main sponsors of ISIS, and the income from oil goes to this trinity.
  7. Siberia55 30 October 2015 09: 43 New
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    Quote: vovanpain
    Here, too, he discovered America for me, everyone knows about it and no one does anything, everyone has his own gesheft, and again, the former type is becoming clear.
  8. 3vs
    3vs 30 October 2015 09: 49 New
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    Well, in Afghanistan, arrogant Saxons don't fight the cultivation and production of drugs,
    why would they fight the left oil, which goes to feed their wards ...
    If there was interest, they would have pressed the Turks long ago.
  9. Mountain shooter 30 October 2015 09: 53 New
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    So all the same, Iraqi Kurdistan! The area of ​​responsibility of the mattress.
    1. Sandov 30 October 2015 10: 51 New
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      So all the same, Iraqi Kurdistan!

      Gringo work according to plan. Most likely it will be so.
  10. roskot 30 October 2015 09: 53 New
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    Not Turkey, but a passing yard. And oil and refugees and militants through Turkey.
    Shuler.
  11. Member 30 October 2015 09: 53 New
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    Yes indeed oil and drugs are the main income of terrorists. Oil is sold several times cheaper than real value and volumes are not small. One of the reasons for the operation in Syria is the regulation of oil prices. It has long been clear that the more flights the pilots make in Syria, the more the oil price is adjusted.
  12. Das Boot 30 October 2015 09: 59 New
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    Nda. Isn't it time like in the days of the Gulf War ....
  13. Vega 30 October 2015 10: 00 New
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    It has long been known that energy, weapons and drugs are the most profitable business. I don’t think that the Turkish government has anything to do with it, they have shadow structures related to oil refining.
  14. Shuttle 30 October 2015 10: 20 New
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    Nnnda ... It seems that the ex-employees are only capable of voicing what they think.
    Probably he accidentally made himself a cap of foil and still decided to voice his vague doubts:
  15. Vladimir 30 October 2015 10: 31 New
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    Islamic State smuggles most illegal oil through Turkey and I
    Kursk, with the support of local corrupt authorities.

    It is interesting and where the oil is transported further through the territory of Turkey? Most likely it settles in Turkey itself.
  16. Averias 30 October 2015 10: 38 New
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    Well, like children, chesslovo. I also have the "Open Secret". It is clear even to the Zulus (no offense to this glorious people) - if there is oil, then it can be sold. And there is always a buyer who comes from the drum. After all, mixed with other oil (and the Turks (and not only Turks) do just that) - it does not "smell" ISIS. Oh, these "great analysts" and "whistleblowers."
  17. sa-ag 30 October 2015 10: 39 New
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    It is curious in this picture that not only oil goes to Turkey, but that Iraqi Kurds participate in this transit
  18. Dan Slav 30 October 2015 10: 46 New
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    So it’s necessary to cover it. Wells, rocking chairs, transport routes, pipelines.
    Now we cover - minus the financing of ISIS.
    Then we will repair it - financing to us.
  19. pvv113 30 October 2015 10: 52 New
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    militants of the Islamic State terrorist group smuggle most of their illegal oil through Turkey

    Therefore, the United States and its coalition are not interested in eliminating ISIS.
  20. vell.65 30 October 2015 12: 06 New
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    Maybe it’s time for our “dryers” to make several calls to the so-called oil caravans, or is it all so up and down?
  21. iouris 30 October 2015 12: 24 New
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    It is strange that this cornerstone question is posed only now. War is a concentrated expression of the economy. This is not only about military and political crimes, the “information war” or “mistakes” of politicians. We are talking about unfair competition. Why then did the Russian Federation join the WTO? The Government of the Russian Federation and, specifically, the Ministry of Economy and Trade are responsible for this topic. It turns out that Minister Denis Manturov evades protecting the economic interests of the Russian Federation.