1. MONEY IN THE BANK

    ISIS May Make $2M+ Each Day

    ISIS may be making more than $2 million a day thanks to a steady local stream of revenue sources, including control of major oil fields. Instead of outside donors, ISIS generates its own funds through oil sales, kidnappings, smuggling, and extortion. Because the terrorist group doesn’t rely on foreign donations, sanctions and diplomacy do not pose a major threat. According an anonymous U.S. Official, ISIS' dependance on foreign donations pales in comparison to Al Qaeda's and many other terrorist groups. “The Islamic State is probably the wealthiest terrorist group we’ve ever known,” said former U.S Treasury official Matthew Levitt. “They’re not as integrated with the international financial system, and therefore not as vulnerable.”

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