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US realises it can bomb ISIS oil convoys after all

From the NYT

ISTANBUL — Intensifying pressure on the Islamic State, United States warplanes for the first time attacked hundreds of trucks on Monday that the extremist group has been using to smuggle the crude oil it has been producing in Syria, American officials said.

According to an initial assessment, 116 trucks were destroyed in the attack, which took place near Deir al-Zour, an area in eastern Syria that is controlled by the Islamic State.

Of course this is totally unconnected with any recent development at the G20. Why would anyone think otherwise?

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Anthony Hall
Anthony Hall
Nov 17, 2015 1:52 PM

ISIL`s stolen Oil goes to Turkey, so we can expect some Erdogan bleating soon.

Roger
Roger
Nov 17, 2015 12:23 PM

Of course one hopes the US has actually destroyed the proper trucks, not just a dump of dead ones, or simply made holes in the desert. No statement made by US officials can be believed any more, even supposing it ever could have been.
What sewage this whole thing is!

Francis
Francis
Nov 17, 2015 12:14 PM

Or it will simply create more suicide bombers.

Francis
Francis
Nov 17, 2015 12:13 PM

This is wrong. ISIS are more than happy to coerce compliance, and one can only hope steps are taken to give drivers adequate time to flee.

daveyone1
daveyone1
Nov 17, 2015 10:54 AM

Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

Jen
Jen
Nov 17, 2015 8:17 AM

The Pentagon officials probably had to make sure first that those trucks weren’t the same trucks they had given to ISIS. Wouldn’t want to waste American taxpayers’ money, would they?

Guest
Guest
Nov 17, 2015 7:06 AM

What is so disgusting about all this is the puppet media never questions the actions or non actions of its govt.
the media was supposed to act to keep gives in check and yet we see time and again they act as the propaganda outlet and cheerleader for the govt.

truthaholics
truthaholics
Nov 17, 2015 6:20 AM

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“Of course this is totally unconnected with any recent development at the G20. Why would anyone think otherwise?”

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siemreapnews
Nov 17, 2015 5:24 AM

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