by Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post:
Just when you think the propaganda coming from the Western mainstream media and Western governments couldn’t get any dumber, they come right along and top themselves. This time, there are no easily disproven claims of chemical weapons usage by the Assad government or new and creative ways to accuse Assad of killing his own people. Instead, major mainstream mouthpieces like the Daily Beast have recently “revealed” who is buying the stolen oil from ISIS and, according to the notoriously misleading outlet, it’s not Erdogan, Turkey, or Israel – it’s Assad.
The article “Revealed: Assad Buys Oil From ISIS” is as much an attempt to cover up the increasingly well-known connections between the Erdogan family and ISIS’ stolen oil industry – a connection that was being reported on by many in alternative media for some time but has gained more popularity with the Russian demonstration of Erdogan/ISIS links in regards to the stolen oil – as it is an attempt to cover them up.
“It’s true Turkey has long been accused of complacency when it comes to the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS,” writes the Daily Beast. “Turkey’s NATO allies regularly call for it to do more, including sealing the border with Syria. But Moscow accused Ankara of something more sinister: state sponsorship of a genocidal terrorist group that’s tearing Iraq and Syria apart and attacking foreign capitals with suicide bombers.”
Michael Reed writes these words indignantly as he recounts the insult that poor Turkey has had to endure at the mouths of the nasty Russians. But, of course, the fact that Turkey is indeed a state sponsor of terrorism is without question, no matter how indignant Erdogan and the Daily Beast may pretend to be.
The pro-war outfit takes the propaganda level to the absurd in short order, however, when it writes that the true culprit funding ISIS through oil purchases is, in fact, the Assad government. The Daily Beast writes, “Russia’s accusations point to one basic question: Who really buys ISIS oil? Turkey doesn’t rank high on that list. The awkward truth is that the Assad regime, which Russia is backing to the hilt, ranks higher.”
The evidence for the Daily Beast’s claim that the Assad regime is buying oil from ISIS? – circumstantial at best.
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