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ISIS’ Business Model for Refugees

The United Nations estimates that, from 2011 through 2015, over 220,000 people have been killed in the Syrian civil war.[1] As of June 2016, there were over 57,000 refugees from Syria living in Greece.[2]

The current exodus into Europe is the largest migration since World War II, fueled by a trafficking business operated by criminal gangs that generates over 1 billion euros per year in revenue.  Outside the EU territory, small criminal and criminal-jihadist groups, often bankrolled with capital they earned from kidnapping, supply their European counterparts with refugees.  Once in Europe, these European traffickers charge thousands of dollars for rides in crowded vans and thousands for being housed in large numbers in camps or caves without adequate facilities.[3]

ISIS makes a business out of human misery.  Since its oil smuggling business has been curtailed by Turkey and Russia, it has relied more on its human trafficking business for more revenue.  This includes sex trafficking[4], trafficking of body organs of living people[5], slave labor[6] and, in the case of refugees, some reports indicate it has wiped out whole towns of people to profit from their displacement, with figures, as of May 2015, put at $323 million.[7]  An estimated 8 million refugees crossed into Europe in 2015[8], and they are still coming, despite efforts to curtail smuggling.[9]

ISIS is also smuggling, among the refugees, its own fighters to Europe, as part of their jihad against the infidels.[10]

ISIS needs money to finance its terrorism operations, house operatives, wage its guerrilla wars against the governments within the territories in which it operates, and provide social services to the residents of its conquered territories.  Smuggling and human trafficking provide lucrative financial opportunities for the finance of such operations.[11]  Terrorists smuggle drugs, arms and people.”[12]

ISIS reportedly has driven Syrians and Iraqis from their homes in a deliberate attempt to increase their control over smuggling routes, and to drive up the numbers of those trying to cross the Mediterranean.[13]

While the Syrian border to Turkey and Bab al Salam  was controlled by ISIS, trafficking into Turkey was rampant, and cheaper for the refugees, who were forced to pay only one tax at the border to the Islamic State, instead of paying several times as they cross territories controlled by different armed groups, criminal gangs or Syrian troops.  In 2015, these taxes to ISIS made up approximately $500,000 per day in revenue.[14] Whereas before, migrants were generally poor and uneducated, today’s refugees come from all walks of life, including the middle class, and traffickers have adapted their fees according to their ability to pay.[15]

Most people in the western world do not realize that the war on terror is the root cause to failed states in the Middle East and this exodus of refugees.  The United States allows Europe to bear the brunt of the huge influx of refugees while continuing policies of “regime change” which only make more opportunity for jihadism to flourish and grow.  This has been exacerbated by a tribal backlash from the west, where racists and xenophobes have risen to political power on platforms of isolationism and protectionism.  As long as this trend continues, we are likely to see even more refugees moving out of the Middle East and North Africa, all to the benefit of the jihad movement.[16]


Kenneth Eade is the bestselling author of the Paladine Political Thriller Series, whose protagonist is a hired assassin whose targets are jihadist terrorists.  The fourth installment of the series, “Unwanted” focuses on the refugee trade and is due to be released on June 30, 2017.

[1] Warren, Rosalyn, Here is the Route Many Refugees Take to Travel from Syria to Germany, Buzzfeed, September 14, 2015

[2] Harris, Mary, How Many Refugees are in Greece, Greek
Reporter, June 14, 2016

[3]  Napoleoni, Loretta, Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS Turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking Into a Multibillion-Dollar Business

[4] Shelley, Louise, ISIS, Boko Haram and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism, The Daily Beast, December 26, 2014

[5] Fars News Agency, ISIS Trafficking Organs of Living People, March 1, 2016.

[6] Hankel, Jenni, ISIS: One of the Many Contributions to Trafficking in Iraq and Syria, Human Trafficking Center Blog

[7] Walt, Vivian, ISIS Makes Fortune From Smuggling Migrants, Says Report, Time, May 13, 2015

[8] Kidnapping, Drug and Refugee Trafficking Behind the Financing of ISIS, Pereis, Sharmani, The Real News Network, December 20, 2016

[9] Walt, Vivian, ISIS Makes Fortune From Smuggling Migrants, Says Report, Time, May 13, 2015

[10] Boyle, Darren, Turkish Police foil ISIS strike on Izmir holiday resort as 400 suspects, including Syrian in contact with people smuggling gangs, are arrested in nationwide dawn raids, Mail Online, February 5, 2017

[11] Walt, Vivian, ISIS Makes Fortune From Smuggling Migrants, Says Report, Time, May 13, 2015

[12] Shelley, Louise, ISIS, Boko Haram and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism, The Daily Beast, December 26, 2014

[13] Walt, Vivian, ISIS Makes Fortune From Smuggling Migrants, Says Report, Time, May 13, 2015

[14] Napoleoni, Loretta, Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS Turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking Into a Multibillion-Dollar Business

[15] Napoleoni, Loretta, Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS Turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking Into a Multibillion-Dollar Business

[16] Napoleoni, Loretta, Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS Turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking Into a Multibillion-Dollar Business

 

Trump’s illegal act of war against Syria

Here is my letter to Senator Feinstein:

Dear Senator Feinstein,

I demand an immediate Congressional investigation into the apparent proxy war launched by Donald Trump, whom I believe to be insecure and unstable, against Syria, without authorization of the Congress and without sufficient evidence or even forethought of the consequences. The war in Iraq cost over a million lives and trillions of dollars, and the “regime change” effected there gave rise to the power of ISIS, who took swaths of territory in a country with no real government or infrastructure. The same thing is going to happen in Syria, and we can look forward to a huge ISIS expansion and takeover of Syria as well as Iraq. We need to keep Donald Trump’s twitter finger off the missile launchers and back on the tweet button where it belongs.

Sincerely,
Kenneth Eade
Author and constituent living overseas
info@kennetheade.com

PLEASE REACH OUT TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO OPPOSE THIS ACT OF WAR!  FEEL FREE TO CUT AND PASTE FROM MY LETTER!

To email your Senator: http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/peace/senate.html

To email your Congressman: http://www.conservativeusa.net/mega-cong.htm

An Involuntary Spy cited by Phawker.com

http://www.phawker.com/2015/07/09/editorial-the-revolving-outhouse-door-of-d-c/

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I am releasing my children’s book on saving the bees free on video

My children’s book, A, Bee See: Who are our Pollinators and Why are They in Trouble is a great educational asset for any family or school, and to make it available for free, I have had it professionally produced on video.  Please share this wonderful educative tool with anyone you know who is a teacher, or mother or father of a small child.

Review:

You might expect it to be written by a biologist, but Kenneth Eade is not an environmental scientist, but a lawyer with the vision to look ahead toward environmental responsibility. He begins by explaining the interdependence of plants and animals and then introduces the bee as our most important pollinator. Bees have been at work for more than one hundred million years. There are thousands of kinds of bees, but Eade concentrates on the most common types like the honey bee and the bumblebee, and how they accomplish their work. Most of us are aware of the bees work, but are less familiar with the fact that moths and bats pollinate plants at night. Did you know that bats pollinate three hundred kinds of fruit and cacti?

The reader will learn how the honeybee colony is organized into queen bee, workers and drones. Did you know that honeybees have five eyes that help them navigate with light, color and direction? For years I have been telling children to stand still when any type of bee flies near them. I felt vindicated that this is the right action. What I found really interesting is that worker bees have two stomachs, one for eating and one for storing the nectar they gather, They even have tiny bags on their hind legs for carrying the pollen to the hive. I was never aware of the processing bee that puts nectar into a honeycomb cell nor that she adds an enzyme that allows it to ripen and dry into honey. Such a perfect food for the bees which lasts for years and provides nutrition for humans as well.

Bees are endangered species now because excessive land clearing depletes home-sites for bees as well as other animals. At the same time the wildflowers are disappearing. Many farmers treat their crops with pesticides that kill bees. Children can help by urging their parents to plant wildflowers in their gardens and writing to government representatives to make them aware of environmental issues and concerns.

This book contains beautiful photographs and is well written. It belongs on the shelves of every elementary classroom. Younger children can learn a lot about plants, animals and the environment by using this book as a reference. Older children might use it as a starting point for more advanced study. This book is enlightening and informative for all ages. Barbara Ann Mojica

It’s Time to Abandon the Chemical-Industrial Agriculture System

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When I was in school, I remember learning about farming and crop rotation. Growing up for a time in Oklahoma City, the local 4H club was very active, and many children in my junior high school in California specialized in horticulture. Sadly, in my lifetime, the agriculture has been industrialized, and the control of the world’s food supply is now being sought by a handful of U.S. based corporations. Companies like Monsanto and Bayer, who manufacture pesticides, have contributed to the conversion of farming into an industrial enterprise, which is measured by its profitability rather than safety to the environment and the consumer.

In fact, agriculture uses more of the world’s water than any other utility, and the monoculture of non-nutritious products such as soy and corn used as the base for all processed foods have resulted in mass deforestation of essential oxygen producing natural habitats, extinction of species essential to the survival of the biosphere, and the destruction of biodiversity.

The irresponsible and unsustainable practice of chemo-industrial agriculture not only will result in an estimated one of every two children developing autism in the United States according to Dr. Stephanie Seneff from MIT, countless cancers, obesity and diabetes, it also will result in the same companies who are poisoning us controlling the world’s food supply. Already the overuse of pesticides threatens to destroy essential pollinators, such as bees, which will not only deprive us of a rich variety of foods we love, but also cause over a billion dollars of business to disappear. The agro-industrial giants don’t care about this, because they depend on selling you products made from wheat, corn and soy, which will continue despite the demise of the bees. I recently read an article which posed the question, “Even if genetically engineered foods were proven safe (which they are not) and increased agricultural yields (which they do not), did not harm the environment and reduce biodiversity and human health (which they do,) would it still be good idea to support them?

The answer is no, because to support genetically engineered foods is to allow the giant chemical companies to complete their monopoly and increase their chokehold on the world’s food supply. Just as I learned that crop rotation was essential to maintaining the strength of crops, so is biodiversity. There are already too few varieties of plant life produced in commercial agriculture. The switch to Roundup Ready type crops would contaminate the already weakened biodiversity with one type of seed that farmers would be forced to buy.

Already in India, over 270,000 farmers have committed suicide since the 90’s because of the corporate takeover of agriculture, which has stifled their ability to support their families. This sad trend will only continue, at the expense of the environment, unless the people take back their destiny from the United States military industrial complex. The same complex is attempting to take a stronghold in Africa, where free GMO corn seed is given out to try to hook farmers into being forced lifetime customers. In South America, indigenous farmers are being forced from their lands by agro-industrial giants.

What can we do as individuals to change this dangerous destiny? Buy organic, grow your own vegetables, and stop supporting industrialized agriculture. If we each make a small responsible step in this direction, we can help to improve our own health, while at the same time, helping to stop the runaway train that will spell the certain destruction of our environment.

Kenneth Eade is an attorney, environmentalist, and author of An Involuntary Spy, the first “GMO Thriller,” which can be purchasedhere.