War Games: French Corruption and the Hidden Face of Terrorism
Original title: Jeux de guerre. Corruption française : la face cachée du terrorisme
An explosive investigation!
On the night of 13-14 November 2015, three Islamist terrorist cells attacked Paris.
For the perpetrators, it was the culmination of meticulously planned operation; for the rest of us, it was a consequence of the moral turpitude of our leaders.
Planning the wave of attacks that swept across Europe and financing the war effort required a lot of money, but the Islamic State had a fabulous source of wealth at its disposal in the form of oil, which was bringing in as much as 2 billion dollars a year.
But they still had to get it out of Iraq and Syria and then sell it, despite the UN embargo on the region.
By following the trail of this oil, the author has discovered that the Islamic State benefited from the complicity of key players in the oil market, including some who were based in France. He also lifts the veil on many other secrets that encompass various theatres of conflict, from Libya to the Bataclan.
Who are the European accomplices of these terrorists? How could oil companies take part in this deadly trade while being well aware of what was at stake? What did the government and the intelligence services know? And why was nothing done to dismantle these criminal networks?
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