Watch out RE/MAX: ISIS is now in the real estate business

Our American housing market is on a slow recovery as we climb out of the mortgage meltdown and the subprime crisis. Our gas prices are coming down – relatively speaking — thanks to innovations such as fracking, and state and private land energy exploration. For whatever reason, we just cannot get B. Hussein Obama to come to grips with approving the Keystone XL pipeline project and give a boost to our energy security, enabling America to produce, consume, and even export energy resources.

But those folks at ISIS sure recognize economic opportunities when they see them!

For one thing, ISIS is ALL OVER oil exploration, considering they’re earning anywhere from $3-$6 million daily from oil sales. And now they’ve discovered a whole new revenue stream: real estate!

As reported by Iraq Business News,since they’ve taken over the northern city of Mosul, ISIS has a new source of income. “The group has confiscated the properties of all those who fled or taken them off those they consider enemies. Locals say the plan is to auction the real estate off and make more money.”

“After taking control of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in early June, (ISIS) has been busy “coming into some property.” They have “inherited” houses, industrial real estate and agricultural land around the areas they control in the province of Ninawa, mostly due to the fact that the rightful owners have fled or been forced out by the group. All of this real estate is considered to be under the control of the group’s so-called treasury system, or Bayt al-Mal. Historically this was a kind of public fund, that was supposed to help pay for social development in Muslim kingdoms.”

So, there is indeed a strategy and a business plan behind the savagery of ISIS. The group is apparently interested in amassing lands for exploitation and profit — after all, I’m quite sure they’re hoping to establish a little jihadi getaway. I suppose part of recruitment scheme is to guarantee an affordable mortgage for a new home — homes taken from millennia-old Christian community — yep, coexistence alright. I know, the cultural jihadist apologists will say, no one had to flee, they could have stayed there and lived in peace — sure, just pay the submission “jizya” protection tax and you can survive — maybe.

“On the ground in Mosul, the IS group has been collecting rents and taxes for their own version of the historical treasury, acting just like the Mosul municipal authorities used to do, with a lot of rent coming from the two big commercial areas on either side of the city. It’s estimated that there are more than 5,000 businesses in these areas. The IS group is also collecting rent from other parts of town – including industrial projects elsewhere and even tourist facilities in Mosul’s greener areas.” Yep, quite the vacation hot spot ya think?

Iraq Business News says “Property owned by individuals that the IS group considered their enemies – such as Iraqi army and police, government officials, politicians, judges and public prosecutors – has also been seized. And recently the group decided they should also own the property belonging to specialists in certain fields, such as doctors. The result of all this property: another huge source of funding for the extremist group, possibly amounting to more than the money it makes from selling oil and oil derivatives on the black market here.”

We are witnessing the establishment of a new entity – can’t call it a nation-state — but the beginnings of viable structure of which will have an army, a funding means, and most of all, territory. And if the United States over the next two years under Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t contend with this expansion and consolidation in its infantile stages, it will become a far more formidable entity.

In my assessment, ISIS is looking to eliminate Kurdish existence, drive out Bashar al-Assad, isolate Baghdad and use terror tactics to destabilize the Iraqi government, turn its sights on Jordan, and eventually set its sights upon the ultimate goal: the destruction of Israel. And generating revenue is key to its expansion and strategic objectives.

As a Sunni movement, ISIS will draw the wider support of the Islamic world against the Shia world led by Iran. Now I know many of you are saying, nice, let them all just fight amongst themselves and kill each other. That does sound rather inviting, however, there’s that ol’ maxim of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” and the ultimate enemy of the Islamo-fascists is Israel and America.

We can ill afford to allow a new Axis of Evil to develop which will be Islamic terrorists, Iran, Qatar, Turkey, and to a lesser extent, Saudi Arabia. This alliance would find temporary alliance and use of Russia and China as those two nation-states would see an opportunity for them to expand their aims and objectives, restoring Russian hegemonic dominance and Chinese Pacific dominance, while America and the West would potentially be bogged down or simply paralyzed by an imploding Middle East that would encompass the Maghreb and the Sahel.

This is indeed a long-term strategic issue and can’t be simply politicized — or worse, dismissed as some faux Operation Inherent Resolve. The longer ISIS remains in place and establishing its own legal, economic, and military systems, the greater the threat of its growing alliances — dangerous alliances. And the longer ISIS exists and auctions off seized property, the less hope that these properties will ever be recovered — as records of course will have been destroyed and rewritten. If ISIS survives, it becomes viable and will not be seen as a temporary phenomenon. That does not bode well.

The true lesson in comparison was the immediate response of America against al-Qaida and the Taliban in 2001 in Afghanistan. That is what is understood by Islamic jiahdists: strength, power and might. The problem then became America’s inability to pursue and complete the destruction of the enemy — we shifted to nation-building. I don’t believe “if you break it you own it” — one of the most important things we must learn to break is the will of this enemy. We have clearly failed to do so. And in breaking the Jihadist will, we must seek out the young secular Muslims who do indeed want a better future — and to coexist.

We are totally focused on the combat offensive operations of ISIS. What we had best come to understand is that ISIS is developing established systems of governance. That is not what a jayvee team does.

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VIKI
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WTF

MotherBatherick
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I say that every time obama opens his mouth, shirley q.

Hamas_on_StateDept_terror_list
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Hamas_on_StateDept_terror_list

Excellent article.

A definite bull’s eye!

Cordstreet
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One strategically placed nuclear weapon would ruin their real estate market.

B52 EWO 72-76
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And kill millions of innocents. Having flown with nukes, your kind scare the shite out of me. You would actually do it in ignorance of what you were doing.

Steve Ross
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Shakedown artists only understand one thing. You figure it out or keep on listening to the muslim socialist pawn of George Soros and Saul Alinsky.

RGZ_50
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it’s even worse that what is outlined here. ISIS, or the Islamic State, is a menace that American foreign policy had a hand in creating …http://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/obama-and-the-corporate-media-lies-and-deception-on-syria-and-isil-25695/

snodinn
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We need a good military man as POTUS! How about Allen West? VP ? Attorney General Trey Gouty! Ben Carson as Surgeon General! The talent is there, we just have to elect them! And I have a Feeling they would put egos aside and work together for the good of the USA!

Flying 1969
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Amen!!!! Allen West is my first pick for 2016!!! Best speaker, tells it straight up, best historian, experience in economics and first and foremost…….a military man!! I love Trey as Attorney General!! Great plan!! And Ben Carson!! If Allen isn’t President…….Secretary of Defense or State!!!!

Earl Lee
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Since you know NOTHING about politics….can you please explain to me how allen (rob these loons blind) west wins the republican nomination or be picked to be a VP candidate?? Republicans will not support this LOON! He eliminated himself by posting all the HATE and LIES on this blog. The BIG MONEY behind the republican party will not supoport this loon! Now…explain how he gets the nomination???
Also, you do know he was RELIEVED OF COMMAND at the end of his military career right? That means that the army said HE WAS NOT FIT TO LEAD!

Flying 1969
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Won’t you be shocked when he’s on the ticket!!

Earl Lee
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I’ll put it this way…if he is on the ticket I will vote for him!! So I’m certain that he won’t be on anyone’s ticket

Flying 1969
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Allen West is a true American with guts!! He doesn’t play up to politics, he speaks facts and isn’t sorry for political correctness like pansy a$$ Obama and his cronies. He will come out as one (if not the) best speaker and leader during the primaries. You’ll be eating crow. You’ll have to vote for the Republican in the Presidential election because West will either be the candidate or in the winner’s cabinet when the Republicans win in 2016.

Earl Lee
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When he came in 9th in a straw poll at a conservative even that he spoke at…..that tells me that the man doesn’t stand a chance with republicans…but…..you keep that WET DREAM of yours going there SKIPPY!!

snodinn
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Sir you are the problem! I never said he should run on a “Republican Ticket”! The republicans for the most part are as screwed up as the democrats.

As to West being relieved of his command, Yes I know that he was, and if I have heard the truth about why, I totally agree with what he did.

LOL besides why should you get so hot under the collar about my suggestion! I never said you HAD to AGREE with me. It was stated as my opinion. LOL you must be a troll.

B52 EWO 72-76
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So, snodin, what are you suggesting? Allen starts his own party? Course, on second thought, he probably has enough money from you true believers that he has lined his personal pockets with!

Earl Lee
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Interesting that you agree with what he did…because as a vet I know that you are never suppose to violate the UCMJ. As a vet and leader I know that you are never suppose to lose your cool and forget your TRAINING.
There were hundreds of officers in IRAQ protecting their men and didn’t violate the UCMJ. Allen (rob these loons blind) is a disgrace to the uniform!

B52 EWO 72-76
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Follow me, you true believers. You will find that I hold Allen in the same disgrace. I wouldn’t follow him to the latrine.

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yennikcm
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Wake up America….Uncle Same needs our Help…….not Obola……

Earl Lee
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Allen (rob these loons blind) west STRIKES AGAIN!!! How can you people believe this CLOWN!!!

B52 EWO 72-76
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Marshall MacKluen! “You can never underestimate the intelligence of the average American. All you need to do is watch their commercials.” So Allen’s true believers think he has a magic pill, magic solution and I wouldn’t be surprised if they also beleven he had a direct line to Gawd.

C’mon, someone prove me wrong!

David Mills
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Racist

Avenida de Maceo
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I made no racial remarks or innuendo. I have no problem with Allen being Black. I DO have a problem with him disgracing the uniform and his violation of the ROE, AND he did NOTHING to stop his men. It’s a veteran “thing.” Not a racial “thing.”

Harley Brewer Jones
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KEWL! Now I have another reason to hate the Cards! Liberal moron!

Flower
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Poor little Lee is a paid troll and goes on all of Allen West’s boards to harass REAL Americans.

Earl Lee
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The difference between you and me dear…any person that is a citizen of this great nation is a REAL AMERICAN….you loons seem to believe differently! You loons seem to believe only those idiots that believe the same thing you idiots believe are real americans….NO dear…that is not what america is about!

You people are more like REAL DOMESTIC TERRORIST!!

Earl Lee
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GO CARDINALS…you are probably a CUBS fan

Harley Brewer Jones
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LMBO! Cards lost! To the Giants! Go soak your looser head!

Flower
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I’m more of a book person than sports, but thanks for playing.

Earl Lee
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Comedy!

Rafael X
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Another alphabet soup, how does the Keystone XL pipeline works itself into an article about ISIS?

B52 EWO 72-76
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Allen’s twisted logic. Sure, let’s keep depleting a finite fuel source. Endanger our citizens with the extraction and transportation of a highly volatile product unannounced through our vilages, towns and cities. Wonder how many of Allen’s true believers know of the danger they are in if they live anywhere near a railroad track. All for the profits of Republican oriented big oil. They truly believe the Republican party has their best interests at heart. Wow! Are they going to be disappointed. We think the hacking away of our civil liberties is bad now. Wait till both houses are held. Anybody… Read more »
Flying 1969
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You’ll be singing the blues when Allen West is President. If he’s not, he’ll definitely be in the cabinet of the President. Educate yourself…..this county was BUILT on PROFIT!! Cry me a river!!! Jealousy is the biggest giveaway of a Democrat!!

Avenida de Maceo
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PRESIDENT? He couldn’t even get elected for a second term in Congress in FLORIDA! PRESIDENT? What universe do you live in!

MotherBatherick
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How did you Low Info Voters find your way to the voting booths??

B52 EWO 72-76
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It’s right around the corner from me.

Jones
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Is this a satire site?

MotherBatherick
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ISIS must have gotten the idea about “redistribution” from President Obola.

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The true lesson in comparison was the immediate response of America
against al-Qaida and the Taliban in 2001 in Afghanistan. That is what is
understood by Islamic jiahdists: strength, power and might. The problem
then became America’s inability to pursue and complete the destruction
of the enemy — we shifted to nation-building.

… in IRAQ! “We” shifted our military to a nation that had nothing to do with 9/11 and had nothing to do with Al Quaeda.

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