According to a report in The New York Times on November 16, U.S. forces launched devastating attacks on the revenue-generating oil fields and transportation network of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria for the first time in the wake of Friday’s terror attacks in Paris.
The report noted that more than 100 tanker trucks were destroyed in eastern Syria by four A-10 ground attack warplanes and two AC-130 gunships.
Donald Trump took to Twitter to announce the apparent change to the U.S. policies in Syria, as attacking the shipping and oil-producing networks under Islamic State control is something he’s been calling for for some time.
Here’s what he said as reported by ConservativeTribune.com:
“Trump tweeted, ‘They laughed at me when I said to bomb the ISIS controlled oil fields. Now they are not laughing and doing what I said. #Trump2016′”
Trump has repeatedly called for bombing the oil fields and tanker trucks being used by the Islamic State group to produce, transport and sell oil on the black market, bringing in an estimated $1 million in revenue per day.
Whether you support The Donald for president or not, Trump is decisive and brings business world common sense to the increasingly insane world of presidential politics.
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