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IG forced to cut the salaries of militants (Atlantico, France)

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IG forced to cut the salaries of militants (Atlantico, France)



If you believe the official documents of the Islamic state that came to CNN, military spending forces the organization to halve the militants' salaries. And this can seriously affect their fighting spirit.

Atlantico: According to CNN, the Islamic state was forced to double the salaries of its militants. What is the reason for this phenomenon? What does it say about the organization?

Alexander del Val: There is no doubt that Russian intervention in the Syrian conflict has seriously affected the IG finances. In particular, this applies to attacks with Western support for trucks with oil and oil refineries. IG has lost control over a number of fields and is losing ground in strategic zones, which means a drop in profits for it. We believe that in some cases wages have ceased to be paid or have been cut several times. In parallel, the IG raised all taxes.

Activists and militants are paid less, benefits to women have been cut, businessmen and the population are crushed by taxes. Sometimes residents don't even have drinking water! Their living conditions have deteriorated sharply. Morale of the least convinced falls. This trend is marked by all intelligence agencies.

Alain Rodier: Received information that the salaries of "civil servants" (including militants) of the IG should be cut twice. This only reflects the well-known fact: the IS resources have declined markedly due to coalition airstrikes. It is a pity that the Americans began to beat on the oil convoys and oil distribution centers only after the Russians did. They set an example for everyone and shed light on the ambiguous role of the Turkish government. Turkey is the only country, part of the border of which is in contact with the territory of the IG. Washington is unhappy that the Turkish authorities are not tight enough to control it. In general, other areas of smuggling are also declining due to the attention paid to it and potential buyers. Be that as it may, there is still much to be done to find middlemen and final customers. The IS itself is not afraid of anything, but this is not to say about its “clients”, especially in the field of antiquities. Finally, ISIS cedes territory in Iraq and Syria and, therefore, controls fewer people. Since the number of "taxpayers" becomes less, this is also reflected in revenues. As for the colossal sums that were obtained as a result of the seizure of financial institutions, primarily in Iraq, these resources are gradually being depleted. The work of the state is expensive. Therefore, the “shura” (playing the role of the government council) took forced economic measures.

- Can a reduction in wages provoke desertion in the ranks of the IG? Will he have fewer recruits? Is it possible to consider IS as an organization of mercenaries?

Alexander del Val: IG is largely a mercenary organization in Syria and to a lesser extent in Iraq. Therefore, it is likely to take positions. Although radical Islamism will not perish in any case, other organizations will take the vacant seat. IG in Syria and Iraq suffers losses, which will certainly benefit its cells in North Africa, for example, in Tunisia and Libya. It is also worth noting Yemen and Saudi Arabia: the IG strengthens its position there, although al Qaeda still dominates.

The point of contact of all these groups is ideological in nature: we are talking about participation in the totalitarian movement. The mercenary side of the issue only helps to achieve loyalty, motivate families. Some of them could push children to become suicide bombers because of the benefits they were entitled to, but the starting point here is still ideology. It is rather not about partnership, but sponsorship. That is, it can not be fully called mercenarism. The word "mercenary" here should be used with caution.

Alain Rodier: I do not think that the IG activists will leave the movement because of the reduction in salaries. There are no unions there. In addition, net of mercenaries, primarily from the Caucasus, recruits go there not for money, but for the sake of ideology.

- Now the ISIS has to deal with desertion and a reduction in the number of recruits. Could this sign of a movement's weakness further strike its image? What explains such a general decline?

Alexander del Val: The bases were under fire, and the morale was undermined, in particular due to the loss of communication with the rest of the world. The borders of Turkey were not available due to the onset of the Kurds. Export is becoming an increasingly difficult task. In addition, strikes at oil refineries and oil transporting trucks seriously hit the wallet. IG largely relied on robbery. It was forced to expand in order to receive money for the maintenance of its social model. But if the IG loses part of its financial income, it is forced to save.

Only now the reserves of the loot will allow him to hold on for several more years.

Alain Rodier: In recent months, the number of foreign volunteers has really declined, albeit only slightly. The victorious aura of the IG has faded, and even those who refused to face the truth have become aware of his atrocities. Do not forget that in most cases, the IG kills other Muslims. In addition, the captious leadership of the IG denies volunteers who are looking for a "big adventure." The flow of defectors from other radical Islamist movements like Jabhat al-Nusra is declining or even starting to go in the opposite direction. Anyway, there are no special reasons for joy, because propaganda plays into the hands of al-Qaeda (Jabhat al-Nusra submits to it). There are about a hundred cases of the return of IG activists in Yemen under the wing of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. ”

The IG realized the threat. It is forbidden to leave the organization, and all who decide on this are considered traitors with the ensuing punishment ... In Mosul and Rakka, there were already executions of deserters. Oddly enough, it resembles a situation during the defeat of the Nazis. Traitors cruelly punished. In any case, a lot of resources still remain at the disposal of the IG, and Rakka and Mosul will not fall from day to day. It is even capable of counterattacks, as was the case last week in the Syrian Dair Al-Zaur. Do not overlook the external cells: Sinai, Libya, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Far East. Terrorist attacks can thunder at any time, and all coalition countries in Iraq and Syria are potential targets.

- How does weakening the IG play into the hands of other terrorist movements? What exactly?

Alexander del Val: This weakening clearly plays into the hands of al-Qaeda in the Maghreb, Iraq and even Afghanistan. If the IG weakens, Al-Qaida becomes stronger. For example, we are witnessing the return of Akim and Mokhtar al-Mokhtar, who is behind the sensational attacks in West Africa.

The recent terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso marked the return of al-Qaida to the world level in competition with the IG.

As the main competitor of the IG, which until now was considered the undisputed leader, Al-Qaida benefits from every miss.

Therefore, she has not said the last word.

Alain Rodier: There is no place for emptiness in nature. In Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra and other radical Islamist movements benefit from what is happening. In Yemen, this is AQAP. In the Sahel, the IG managed to gain a foothold only in the north of Libya and Nigeria: most of the zone is controlled by AKIM and groups like Ansar Din and the Jihad Unity Movement in West Africa.

IG is not defeated, although losing ground in Iraq and Syria. It compensates for this by activating external operations. This can be seen from the incidents in Libya, Chad, Cameroon, Paris, etc.
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  1. A-Sim
    A-Sim 1 February 2016 09: 47
    +2
    Not a single fact. Zvizdezh in the "we plowed" style.
    1. MIKHAN
      MIKHAN 1 February 2016 10: 00
      11
      There is no doubt that Russian interference in the Syrian conflict seriously affected the finances of the Islamic State.

      In the Caucasus, until the border was closed and the "treasurers" (our traitors too ... Berezovsky, for example) were shot ... The slaughter would have continued! Faith, by faith, and the salary is on schedule ....! bully
      We know this system well, we got a hand in this and we know what to do!
      Here is infa on this subject ....
      Turkmenistan will support Russia in all matters of ensuring security and peace

      Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and a colleague from Turkmenistan Rashit Meredov in Ashgabat on January 28 signed an agreement on cooperation between the countries.

      1. Ami du peuple
        Ami du peuple 1 February 2016 10: 05
        +5
        Quote: MIKHAN
        Faith, by faith, and the salary is on schedule ....!

        ..military spending forces the organization to halve the salaries of militants. And this can seriously affect their fighting spirit.

        Yo-mine, but what about "Allahu Akbar"? Or not so "akbar", since it's free?
        1. The black
          The black 1 February 2016 10: 28
          +7
          This is not bad news for barmaley. smile Here the most powerful army in Europe gathered to help the Americans laughing “We have developed a number of options for our support for the fight against ISIS, including assistance in Syria, which may also mean military support,” a source in the Ukrainian government said.... 15000 American paratroopers that they wanted to send for ground operations .... shouted .. Hurray !!! .... BECAUSE FOUND IDIOTS WHO WILL FIGHT FOR THEM FROM ISIS ... Poroshenko’s cannon fodder is free .... and for Americans have to pay big insurance in case of death laughing
          1. cniza
            cniza 1 February 2016 10: 33
            +7
            This really will shock them and flee. laughing
        2. MIKHAN
          MIKHAN 1 February 2016 10: 38
          +5
          Quote: Ami du peuple
          Quote: MIKHAN
          Faith, by faith, and the salary is on schedule ....!

          ..military spending forces the organization to halve the salaries of militants. And this can seriously affect their fighting spirit.

          Yo-mine, but what about "Allahu Akbar"? Or not so "akbar", since it's free?

          After this, see how it turns out! Russians do not like to chat, they urinate immediately!
          Allah does not save ...
      2. Ami du peuple
        Ami du peuple 1 February 2016 11: 10
        -1
        Quote: MIKHAN
        Turkmenistan will support Russia in all matters of ensuring security and peace

        Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and a colleague from Turkmenistan Rashit Meredov in Ashgabat on January 28 signed an agreement on cooperation between the countries.

        Well, yes, "Turkmenistan will support" - downright invaluable help. In Afghanistan, the Taliban are gaining strength, so the new Turkmen-bashi immediately started talking about friendship and common interests with Russia.
      3. sledge
        sledge 1 February 2016 11: 33
        -2
        In the Caucasus, while there is a financial flow, everything is less or less successful. Cut off financial flows and the Caucasus will blaze again
    2. V.ic
      V.ic 1 February 2016 10: 16
      +3
      Quote: A-Sim
      Not a single fact. Zvizdezh in the "we plowed" style.

      The journalist is right about one thing: while the sphere of influence of ISIS is shrinking, the spheres of influence of other "fighters" against Assad will increase accordingly. Therefore: a correct and positive terrorist = this is a dead terrorist. Putin is right.
      1. Ami du peuple
        Ami du peuple 1 February 2016 10: 25
        +2
        Quote: V.ic
        Therefore: a correct and positive terrorist = this is a dead terrorist. Putin is right.

        Indeed, figs understand this manure. Who bombed - that and ISIS.
        1. USSR 1971
          USSR 1971 1 February 2016 12: 55
          0
          Well, the videoconferencing will help to solve the problems with staff reduction. No need to spend salaries, bonuses, vacation pay. Who is smarter already to Frau Merkel is ticking for benefits. They still accept it.
  2. Arktidianets
    Arktidianets 1 February 2016 09: 48
    +5
    Europe, wait for the influx of clean-shaven "refugees".
  3. bad
    bad 1 February 2016 09: 50
    +5
    IG forced to cut the salaries of militants (Atlantico, France)
    ..directly a tragedy .. soon the humanitarian aid probably will be sent to bearded ... so as not to starve ..
    1. DIMA45R
      DIMA45R 1 February 2016 11: 41
      0
      The "defense" budget of the United States in the new fiscal year may amount to 580 billion dollars. For comparison: the US military budget for fiscal year 2016 was $ 612 billion.
      http://topwar.ru/89938-sokraschenie-oboronnogo-byudzheta-ssha-za-rossiyskuyu-ugr
      ozu-zaplatit-evropa.html
      I would say the United States is forced to cut the salaries of militants ...
  4. Woodman
    Woodman 1 February 2016 09: 51
    +2
    We’ll block the border with Turkey, then they’ll howl even more.
  5. Old Siberian
    Old Siberian 1 February 2016 09: 53
    +1
    Suicide bombers will be blown up for five bucks.
    1. MIKHAN
      MIKHAN 1 February 2016 10: 10
      +3
      Quote: Old Siberian
      Suicide bombers will be blown up for five bucks.

      Hardly...! They are undermined for the fact that their families then provide for the full and supposedly he is a hero ... Ramzan (unofficially) at home of relatives (suicide bombers) promised to completely demolish and persecute, regardless of whether they are guilty or not! It works ...
    2. AlexTires
      AlexTires 1 February 2016 10: 10
      +2
      Quote: Old Siberian
      Suicide bombers will be blown up for five bucks.

      Fools to die for just one idea at all times was always not so much. Napoleon also said that three things are needed for war: money, money, and again money ...
  6. Electrical
    Electrical 1 February 2016 10: 01
    +2
    Quote: Old Siberian
    Suicide bombers will be blown up for five bucks.

    yeah, and instead of explosives, firecrackers
  7. SERGEY UI
    SERGEY UI 1 February 2016 10: 02
    +1
    Where is the union looking !? laughing
  8. hannibal lecter
    hannibal lecter 1 February 2016 10: 05
    +3
    now they will start fighting with each other. the Syrian army will be easier
    1. SERGEY UI
      SERGEY UI 1 February 2016 10: 09
      +2
      Now they will run to An Nusra or some other "moderate" group
  9. AlexTires
    AlexTires 1 February 2016 10: 08
    +3
    This is the essence of the operation of our VKS - to leave ISIS without sources of income. No money without terrorists. Jihad by jihad, but I also want to eat something. Therefore, there will be more and more deserters; there are fewer attempts to launch terrorist attacks. Well, let the government troops clean up the territory.
  10. Bulrumeb
    Bulrumeb 1 February 2016 10: 20
    0
    military spending is forcing the organization to halve militant salaries.

    And what did you want? The crisis in the yard, all sorts of sanctions ...
  11. BOB044
    BOB044 1 February 2016 10: 20
    +1
    IG forced to cut the salaries of militants (Atlantico, France)
    And Russia and the Syrian army will also press coca. So the sky will seem like a rag. laughing
  12. Stinger
    Stinger 1 February 2016 10: 30
    0
    Now, apparently, they will pay as Americans. For the scalps. Upon presentation.
  13. demo
    demo 1 February 2016 10: 44
    0
    If you believe the official documents of the Islamic state that came to CNN, military spending forces the organization to halve the militants' salaries. And this can seriously affect their fighting spirit.

    Salary sheets or something on their hands?
    What salaries?
    Bullshit.
  14. triglav
    triglav 1 February 2016 11: 00
    0
    Now voluntary layoffs will follow ...
  15. Hooks
    Hooks 1 February 2016 11: 01
    0
    Well, now the IG government will be forced to appoint the Minister of Finance from the former employees of the State Department and go to cut members of the state apparatus.
  16. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 1 February 2016 11: 05
    +1
    There the devil himself will not understand who is with whom and against whom.
    About 20 years ago, there was only the mattress-nurtured force of Al-Qaeda with cells, now because of the US policy of destroying secular regimes, there is an international "lousy-bearded venigret" whose destruction can last for decades, if not destroy their main sponsors.
    While the United States, with its coalition, will divide the terrorists into moderate and not moderate, no improvement is expected in the near foreseeable future - most likely the movement will be from bad to worse.
  17. Lelek
    Lelek 1 February 2016 11: 45
    0
    (The mercenary side of the issue only helps to achieve fidelity, motivate families. Some of them could push children to become suicide bombers because of the benefits they owed, but the starting point here is still ideology. It's more about partnership than sponsorship That is, it cannot be fully called mercenary.)

    Empty writings of a sofa analyst who did not smell gunpowder. This Alexander del Valle builds all his reasoning from the standpoint of a bohemian European. The true reasons for the emergence, expansion and economic basis of ISIS are far from what he describes and predicts. Daesh is a kind of mafia structure similar to the drug mafia, which they have been trying to eliminate for several centuries (often using its income for their political and economic purposes - for example: the use of the Afghan drug mafia by the Americans). So, it is about the same with Al-Qaeda, and the Taliban, and al-Nustra, and ISIS - they spawned, armed, supplied with money, configured to perform a certain task, then they got stronger and got out of the control of the creator, declared themselves a world caliphate and they began to cut their heads and shoot the "parents", and the latter began to "sort of" fight them. But the ideas of Daesh, like the drug mafia, cannot be defeated as long as their "products" are in demand. yes
  18. kit-kat
    kit-kat 1 February 2016 12: 01
    0
    What kind of "Russians" are they? There were always Russians, and then suddenly they began to impose on us "Russians". I don't want to put up with this.
  19. Andryukha G
    Andryukha G 1 February 2016 12: 43
    0
    Thanks to the Russian Aerospace Forces, salaries and ranks of terrorists fell.
  20. hartlend
    hartlend 1 February 2016 15: 59
    0
    Quote: Andryukha G
    IG forced to cut the salaries of militants (Atlantico, France)

    There are many rich people in Europe;
  21. praide
    praide 1 February 2016 19: 26
    0
    Not so simple, nonhumans undermine themselves, confident that they will immediately find themselves in the arms of a pile of virgins. Unfortunately, this is churching, not faith. And there will still be such, that's the trouble.