It’s no secret that the radical Muslim terrori group ISIS is financed by major countries. Iraq and Syria are well known to be terror capitals and vast sums of the money that each of those countries gets funnels into ISIS’ hands somehow.
Well, would you believe that some of the most powerful countries in the entire world help finance ISIS as well? That’s right. And now we know who thanks to the renegade and all around bad-ass president of Russia, Vladimir Putin.
In a classic Putin move, the Russian President presented evidence of G20 member states providing financial support to ISIS…during the G20 summit in Antalya. Speaking with reporters after the summit, Putin revealed:
‘I provided examples related to our data on the financing of Islamic State units by natural persons in various countries. The financing comes from 40 countries, as we established, including some G20 members’
The G20 is a membership of countries that make up 2/3 of the worlds population, 85% of global gross domestic product and over 75% of global trade according to their website. So what Putin is saying is that some of the countries that essentially run the world’s economy is financing ISIS terrorism? That’s exactly correct. While he didn’t mention which countries were financing ISIS, he gave them a sobering warning.
Immediately after the summit, the U.S. announced that its warplanes had begun to bomb ISIS truck convoys used to ‘smuggle the crude oil it has been producing in Syria.’ What a strange coincidence. It’s as if the U.S. knew exactly where these convoys were, but didn’t feel compelled to destroy them until now. The world is full of mysteries!
But the real story here is that Putin actually got up in front of the world’s largest economic powers and told them, right to their faces, that Russia knows exactly what they are doing.
And that’s why Putin was a stronger leader than Obama. He took action and got the job done instead of pussy-footing around the issue.