Why is Washington Turning Blind Eye to ISIL’s Gulf Funding Sources?

Thursday, November 19, 2015
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com
19.11.2015

Why hasn’t the United States yet cut off ISIL’s funding sources, Peter Van Buren wonders, adding that by halting the flow of money to the Islamic State Washington could have long ago dealt a lethal blow to the terrorist organization.

War is a brutal and expensive business that requires hundreds of millions of dollars; the existence of the notorious Islamic State is dependent on a perpetual money flow from different sources.

“Follow the money back, cut it off, and you strike a blow much more devastating than an airstrike,” Peter Van Buren, an author and a 24-year veteran of the State Department, recommends, posing a question:

“Why isn’t the United States going after Islamic State’s funding sources as a way of lessening or eliminating their strength at making war?”

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