- On Christmas day, the Russian Ministry of Defense released this video of an attack on an Islamic State oil convoy:
- A massive source of ISIS’s wealth is oil
- In contrast, here’s what the former CIA director said about why the United States has not been attacking the Islamic State’s oil production-related facilities in the Middle East:
“We didn’t go after oil wells, actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we didn’t want to do environmental damage, and we didn’t want to destroy that infrastructure.”
Priorities. One country is serious about putting a stop to the Islamic State. Another is not.
What do you think is more important, environmental sensitivity or destroying ISIS and its wealth?