Seized documents reveal Islamic State’s Department of ‘War Spoils’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Islamic State has set up departments to handle “war spoils,” including slaves, and the exploitation of natural resources such as oil, creating the trappings of government that enable it to manage large swaths of Syria and Iraq and other areas.

The hierarchical bureaucracy, including petty rivalries between officials, and legal codes in the form of religious fatwas are detailed in a cache of documents seized by U.S. Special Operations Forces in a May raid in Syria that killed top IS financial official Abu Sayyaf. Reuters has reviewed some of the documents.

  • According to Israeli news, ISIS has also announced that it will be selling organs on the open market taken from LIVING PRISONERS. (Thank you communist China for being the entrepreneurial pioneers in this field — Falun Gong prisoners).

    • We live in a twisted world.

    • Physics grad

      They will make great liberals when Turdeau invites them in

  • marty_p

    Anyone else see a startling parallel to the Nazi’s here…. The Nazis had an entire bureaucracy devoted to dealing with the “spoils of war” right down to the shoes of those murdered in the death camps.

    • Yup sounds like our public service.

    • Absolutely. The Nazis melted down the gold taken from Jewish tooth fillings, and I remember seeing photos of mounds of Jewish hair — I think the hair was used to stuff pillows and mattresses, or for making dolls or something. Now please excuse me for a moment while I vomit…

    • V10_Rob

      An empire based on enslavement and plunder.

      I suppose you could argue that all empires are based on that to some extent, but it’s usually a bi-product, not the prime directive.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Can’t be true, Obama states they’re nothing but a JV team.