ISIS FACES A COLD, DARK WINTER AS THE SYRIAN ARMY SEVERS ITS TURKISH ARTERIES; SAUDI ARABIA TOO BROKE TO HELP; TURKMEN MOUNTAIN LIBERATED

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Ziad Fadel

Their winter of discontent is coming very soon.  With the Syrian Army forward deployments now only 3kms away from Tabqa Air Base, the ISIS cannibals have to ponder their economic future in both Syria and Iraq.  Once the Tabqa base is securely in the hands of the Syrian military, all routes to lucrative Turk markets will be cut off.  The use of tanker trucks is essential to delivering the goods.  There is no effective way to transport the petroleum product by pipeline since that would require a burdensome financial outlay, not to mention the difficulty of keeping such high value targets safe from both sabotage and aerial assault.  Trucks mean simplicity and effectiveness.

Syrian tactics all point to a “choke” strategy.  Once it became clear that Ankara’s Erdoghan was complicit in the absorption of Syrian and Iraqi oil into oil-starved Turkey and that Erdoghan’s hunger for wealth was…

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