The US Dollar Just Became the Official Currency of ISIS

February 19, 2016   |   John Vibes

John Vibes
February 19, 2016

(ANTIMEDIA) It was reported this week that the terrorist group, ISIS, recently mandated U.S. dollars be the legal tender in their occupied territories. From now on, the U.S. dollar will be the only form of currency ISIS accepts for tax payments, fines, and utility payments. This recent policy is vastly different from the gold and silver minted currency that ISIS proposed over a year ago.

In 2014, the group announced they would be minting their very own Islamic dinar, but now it seems they are back to relying on American currency.

Just a few months ago, Turkish police arrested six suspected ISIS members while they were minting coins, but nothing more has been reported about the plan since.

Rumors have circulated in the media that this shift in financial strategy is due to the fact that the ISIS regime is struggling to make ends meet, and that their once plentiful supply of money is now dwindling.

Lisa Monaco, President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, made sure the U.S. military and the Obama regime took credit for the troubles ISIS is encountering.

“We are seeing our efforts having some effect on their financial flows. And it’s difficult to get a handle on just how much because of the different illicit ways in which they are handling their finances but you’ve seen the efforts that our military has taken to take out cash storage sites, and I think it is our hope and expectation that that will have demonstrable effects. On what order of magnitude, I think it’s difficult to say,” Monaco said.

Russia is also taking credit for the decline in revenues. According to the AP, “Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Russian warplanes destroyed 15 oil refining and storage facilities in Syria and 525 trucks carrying oil during this week’s bombing blitz. He said this deprived IS of $1.5 million in daily income from oil sales.”

Whatever the reason may be, exiles from ISIS-controlled territories have confirmed the group is struggling financially and has experienced a severe drop in morale.

“You can sense the frustration, their morale is down,” one resident told reporters.

One resident of the city of Fallujah in Iraq told the New York Times that ISIS fighters who once made $400 a month aren’t being paid at all and their food rations have been cut to two meals a day.


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John Vibes joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in October of 2014. His topics of interest include agorism, anarchism, consciousness, the Drug War, and spirituality. Born in Philadelphia, he currently resides in Maryland.

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  1. With this new monetary policy –the US dollar– will be easierfor ISIS to purshase weapons and pay expenses and receive financial support from Turkey, the British and the CIA.Money in a currency without a block or international support was a doomed policy, specially after the traffic of oil to Europe has been diminisheed, if not stopped by the effect of the Russian air strikes.US has to be happy because Gadaffy was taken down for not willing to use the dollar asinternational money in Lybia, what Assad was going to do, too, if not done so. The American imperialism is grounded in the dollar, stronly competing with the Pound, the currency of the British empire, and the Euro, the currency of Germany.At the other side of the world, Russia, China and India have different alternative.

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  2. Why not adopt the US dollar as the official currency for ISIS? After all, Obama gave the peace loving Islamic State billions of them. What else can ISIS do with them? Light Cuban cigars and captive people on fire?

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  3. Maybe ISIS found a stash of the German counterfeit US currency that even the treasury department could not tell the difference during WWII. After all the Islamic nations fielded 4 or 5 divisions of muslim troops to help Hitler invade the Soviet Union when Adolf double crossed Stain in thier non-agression pact in order to get Soviet help to take out Poland and other nordic nations. Or maybe they came up with the plates the Germans made for their counterfeit US bills

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  4. Here goes another leech on the capitalistc system calling the US Imperialists when his Muslim influenced ancestry (Spain) were the main imperialist of the "new" world along with the Napoleanic dictator who screwed up so many areas of the world including the North American nation of Mexico. Maybe it is time we allow Puerto Rico to become its own keeper instead of supplying them with all the welfare they need to augment the tourist trade and infiltration into the US by more illegals.

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