The US Dollar Just Became the Official Currency of ISIS

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By John Vibes at theantimedia.org

 

It was reported this week that the terrorist group, ISIS, recently mandated U.S. dollars be the legal tender in their occupied territories. From now on, the U.S. dollar will be the only form of currency ISIS accepts for tax payments, fines, and utility payments. This recent policy is vastly different from the gold and silver minted currency that ISIS proposed over a year ago.

In 2014, the group announced they would be minting their very own Islamic dinar, but now it seems they are back to relying on American currency.

Just a few months ago, Turkish police arrested six suspected ISIS members while they were minting coins, but nothing more has been reported about the plan since.

Rumors have circulated in the media that this shift in financial strategy is due to the fact that the ISIS regime is struggling to make ends meet, and that their once plentiful supply of money is now dwindling.

Lisa Monaco, President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, made sure the U.S. military and the Obama regime took credit for the troubles ISIS is encountering.

“We are seeing our efforts having some effect on their financial flows. And it’s difficult to get a handle on just how much because of the different illicit ways in which they are handling their finances but you’ve seen the efforts that our military has taken to take out cash storage sites, and I think it is our hope and expectation that that will have demonstrable effects. On what order of magnitude, I think it’s difficult to say,” Monaco said.

Russia is also taking credit for the decline in revenues. According to the AP,“Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Russian warplanes destroyed 15 oil refining and storage facilities in Syria and 525 trucks carrying oil during this week’s bombing blitz. He said this deprived IS of $1.5 million in daily income from oil sales.”

Whatever the reason may be, exiles from ISIS-controlled territories have confirmed the group is struggling financially and has experienced a severe drop in morale.

“You can sense the frustration, their morale is down,” one resident told reporters.

One resident of the city of Fallujah in Iraq told the New York Times that ISIS fighters who once made $400 a month aren’t being paid at all and their food rations have been cut to two meals a day.


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6 COMMENTS

  1. Got to laugh at this, the US administration is also a terrorist outfit using masked killers trying to dominate the world by violence and they create what their spawned wannabe admirers are now adopting! haha

    • For me, The Best Thing about STUPID People is How Clever They Think They are. If their Behaviour Wasn’t So Retarded, it would be as Funny as F**k. The good Thing about “Delusion” is it “Blinkers” the Deluded, The Observer outside of the “Delusional Bubble”, sees what is Happening inside the “Bubble”, How Funny.On a Serious Note, It is Only “Funny” for a Short time and this “Spoilt Child Like Behaviour”NEEDS to be Addressed ie:Take these Suckers out of the “Gene Pool” So The Rest of Humanity can Evolve.

  2. Who or whom is giving the exchange of american currency to Isis.who or whom would profit the most. If your obtaining anothers currency how would Isis be in a struggle with finance. I would be concerned with what the could do with american currency.

  3. Just the first paragraph opens up a ridiculous amount of new questions. What do you mean that U.S. currency is the only accepted currency by ISIS for taxes, utility payments, and fines?? Is this still the same ISIS the terrorists, or ISIS, the local gov’t??? WTF IS THAT??

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