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Of the many stunning revelations to emerge out of the wreckage of Mosul on Wednesday — 500,000 fleeing residents, thousands of freed prisoners, unconfirmed reports of “mass beheadings” — the one that may have the most lasting impact as Iraq descends into a possible civil war is that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria just got extremely rich.As insurgents rolled past the largest city in northern Iraq, an oil hub at the vital intersection of Syria, Iraq and Turkey, and into Tikrit, several gunmen stopped at Mosul’s central bank. An incredible amount of cash was reportedly on hand, and the group made off with 500 billion Iraqi dinars — $425 million.The provincial governor of Nineveh, Atheel al-Nujaifi, said that the radical Islamists had lifted additional millions from numerous banks across Mosul, as well as a “large quantity of gold bullion,” according to the International Business Times, which called ISIS the “World’s Richest Terror Force.”The declaration isn’t an easy one to fact-check. Not only is the definition of “terrorist” nebulous — are murderous but wealthy Mexican cartels terrorists? — it’s also exceedingly difficult to quantify a terrorist organization’s finances. One of the closest stabs anyone has made comes from the well-versed Money Jihad.According to its analysis, which drew on journalistic and academic accounts, the cash seizure would make ISIS the richest terrorist organization in the world — at least for the time being. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/06/12/isis-just-stole-425-million-and-became-the-worlds-richest-terrorist-group/





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U.S. Tells El Salvador to Buy U.S. GMO Seeds or Lose Millions in Aid 
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Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware
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Report: Rand Paul (2016) joins the Amnesty movement"

Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday waded deeper into an issue that has proved perilous to some of his GOP colleagues, throwing his political weight behind an establishment lobby effort to get Congress to reform the country’s immigration...Author: 12160info Replies: 0 Views: 839Last Reply: 12160info Date: 23 hours agoEric Cantor's defeat, and bringing Hitler into it...Former Politico reporter Reid Epstein just jumped to the Wall Street Journal but seems to have taken the worst of Politico's instincts with him. In an uncharacteristically bizarre WSJ piece, Epstein attempts to manufacture from thin air...

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Scientist Recreates Spanish Flu Virus MPI/GettyDespite warnings from scientists around the globe that such an attempt could be dangerous, an international team of scientists announced Wednesday that they had created a virus that is only 3 percent different from the


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Snowden doc: Types of Data the NSA collects on people -- see Slide 4.



 

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