Weapons, Banking, Drugs And Slavery – Financing Terrorism Creatively

By Mordechai Ben-Menachem, THE DAILY CALLER

Tell me who your friends are and I know who you are.

Qatar, the world’s terror paymaster, has just been granted one of the largest arms deals in history – eleven billion dollars. They have a population of two million, in total. Who, pray tell, is about to use all this hardware? If they draft every male between the ages of 18 to 30 they still have literally tons of hardware left over. Believe me, they are not about to draft all those males who are too busy having fun. No sane person has any doubt for whom this hardware is meant to serve – and they don’t live anywhere near Qatar, though they sport similar head-coverings. Different colored flags – rather blacker.

In the early 1980’s George Bush Sr. begged the Israeli government to go into Lebanon and rid the US of the world’s largest source of opium growers and trade. Israel did what he requested, and then the US government publicly condemned Israel for the Lebanon War – public diplomacy did not match reality on the ground. Hafez Assad – the present monster’s daddy monster – believed in drugs for profit. His son is not as bright and the business is not as successful. Hezbollah took it over from him.

Today, two prime US allies, Qatar and Turkey, are among the primary supporters of world-wide terrorism and crime organisations. Iran is the primary purveyor or terrorism; and also the world’s largest actor in world heroin and opiate trade while Iran’s partner and satrapy Hezbollah, is one of the world’s largest actors in the cocaine trade.

Drugs are Iran’s second largest earner of foreign currency and, even better, the sanctions don’t bother with it so they get to use all that money for whatever they like.

Drug trade and weapons purveying go hand-in-glove around the world.

Qatar contributes funding to essentially all Islamic Jihad organisations: Al Qaeda, Al Shabab, Boko Haram, Hamas, Islamic State, Al Nusra, … the list goes on.

But many of these also have additional sources of funding which are no less important.

Hamas, we now know, gets a large portion of its funds from the United States government via the United Nations, through contributions to United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA).

Al Qaeda’s primary source of funding is kidnapping of westerners. In earlier times, Al Qaeda received most of it funding from wealthy donors – Bin Laden himself was quite wealthy, and he made a pile of money from shorting airplane stock before 9/11. However, much of the donor money dried up when the US Treasury started making trouble for them with large transactions. Today, international counterterrorism experts believe a significant portion of its finances come from ransoms paid to free Europeans. Most European countries are frankly too stupid to comprehend the direct link between paying a ransom, and the next kidnapping. Al Qaeda’s 2003 kidnap business brought in approximately $200,000 per hostage. More ‘modern’ terrorists can obtain as much as $10 million for each detainee. Al Qaeda’s central Pakistani command gets a large portion while the rest remains with the local franchisee. It really is a great business! “Kidnapping hostages is an easy spoil,” wrote Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, “which I may describe as a profitable trade and a precious treasure.”

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: The same thing occurs with the Mali terror group. France fights them and fully funds them, at the same time. “Kidnapping for ransom has become today’s most significant source of terrorist financing,” said David S. Cohen, the Treasury Department’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, in a 2012 speech. “Each transaction encourages another transaction.”

Cohen gets it. Al-Wuhayshi gets it. Why don’t others? Europe finances its own downfall but it is so much easier to blame Israel (for something; it doesn’t much matter what).

Islamic State (ISIS) has its primary source of funding from petroleum sales. However, they have myriad additional sources. They now sell several hundred slaves a month. They take ‘taxes’ from their ‘residents’ (under the Sicilian Mafia – Casa Nostra – this used to be called a ‘protection racket’ but I am probably out-of-date in my terminology).

Boko Haram also sells many slaves. By the way, most of these slaves (Boko Haram, IS and Taliban) are women sold to the sex trades but there are also many young boys sold to the same trade. There is a very brisk trade in young boys throughout Muslim lands, as always has been – jockeys, whores, eunuchs etc.

There are also men slaves, but there is not much of a market for them. They are usually taken locally and used until they are simply used up, then discarded. Some ten to twenty thousand people “disappear” on Hajj every year – nobody knows what happens to them.

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Mordechai Ben-Menachem is a former researcher/lecturer at Ben-Gurion University and an author of 30 book ranging from engineering to poetry. He is also an ordained clergyman and a former soldier. He currently lives in Jerusalem.

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  1. yamit82 Said:

    What are you talking about????

    Considering all the experience you have had with female species, Sugar, you expect me to explain myself ? I hope you’re not angry with me, just baffled, perhaps.

  2. Etzel Said:

    criminal cartels in Mexico

    To paraphrase the “Godfather” , it ain’t religion [ with the Mex. cartels] is business.

  3. @ yamit82:
    @ Max:
    @ Etzel:

    Gentlemen I am betting all of you so bring out your billfolds. I believe that Folloy’s was a form of self inflect suicide. I believe he returned to Syria to submit himself to martyrdom for the purpose of bring attention to the Syrian Rebels cause. I also believe he was hoping to raise money for the rebels by submitting himself for ransom.
    ” The best laid plans of mice or men often gang astray” Robert Burns

  4. yamit82 Said:

    James Foley was one of a new breed of activists calling themselves journalists. He didn’t travel to report on a story, but to promote an agenda. And the agenda was obvious from his Twitter feed.

    If he was anti-Israeli then his death is ironic justice however the manner of death is still barbaric

  5. Just goes to show the criminal cartels in Mexico and the Islamists have a lot in common. Both need to be eradicated.

  6. @ yamit82:

    When I said I thought his death and his parents reaction was off. You gave me a lecture on ” dead is dead”. I was just attempting to say the whole incident sound a bit off.

  7. honeybee Said:

    Isn’t this exactly what I attempting to say when you ” jumped all over my backside, [ not that I mind], Darlin. But, Bless your Lil’ol Heart , your stated it a little succinctly, and Thank you for that.

    What are you talking about????

  8. I guess so – are you a spy?
    Check out google.
    Good grief .
    Can’t leave you guys alone- just get in trouble.

    Yesterday I downloaded “Red Alert” on my IPhone & the alerts kept me awake, it was raining rockets.
    Time to remove Hamas once & for all.

  9. yamit82 Said:

    James Foley Went Looking to Support Terrorists in Syria, Instead They Cut Off His Head

    Isn’t this exactly what I attempting to say when you ” jumped all over my backside, [ not that I mind], Darlin. But, Bless your Lil’ol Heart , your stated it a little succinctly, and Thank you for that.

  10. Qatar, the world’s terror paymaster, has just been granted one of the largest arms deals in history – eleven billion dollars. They have a population of two million, in total. Who, pray tell, is about to use all this hardware? If they draft every male between the ages of 18 to 30 they still have literally tons of hardware left over.

    Population breakdown of Qatar is even more revealing:

    Population of Qatar

    on Dec 18, 13 • by Jure Snoj • in Economy, GCC Illustrated, Socioeconomics

    Alongside the 278,000 nationals, Qatar is currently home to 545,000 Indians, 185,000 Filipinos, 34,000 Jordanians, 20,000 Brits, 7,000 Turks, 5,000 Kenyans, 2,500 Koreans, 800 Brazilians and 40 Liberians among many others.

    Country Population
    Indians 545,000
    Nepalis 341,000
    Qataris 278,000
    Filipinos 185,000
    Bangladeshis 137,000
    Sri Lankans 100,000
    Pakistanis 90,000
    Sudanese 42,000
    Indonesians 38,000
    Jordanians 34,000
    Iranians 30,000
    Lebanese 25,000
    Palestinians 20,500
    Brits 20,000
    Americans 15,000
    Eritreans 8,000
    Iraqis 7,000
    Turks 7,000
    Chinese 6,000
    Nigerians 6,000
    Kenyans 5,000
    Malaysians 5,000
    Australians 4,500
    French 3,607
    Afghanis 3,500
    Canadians 3,500
    South Africans 3,000
    Thais 2,700
    Koreans 2,500
    Russians 2,000
    Germans 1,700
    Greeks 1,000
    Japanese 1,000
    Macedonians 1,000
    Dutch 1,000
    Romanians 1,000
    Italians 900
    Brazilians 800
    Venezuelans 800
    Bosnians 600
    Belgians 500
    Bulgarians 500
    Croatians 500
    Austrians 325
    Hungarians 300
    Singaporeans 300
    Azerbaijanis 200
    Senegalis 200
    Swiss 200
    Gambians 135
    Salvadoreans 110
    Kazakhstanis 100
    Finns 80
    Benins 60
    Ecuadorians 45
    Liberians 40
    Dominicans 40
    Bruneis 20