ISIS Oil Tied to Kurdistan, Erdogan and Lots of American Tanker Trucks Shipped from Houston


A general view shows Iraq's largest oil refinery in the northern town of Baiji. (File)

Editor:  As is too often the case, we get less than half the story here.  Oil smuggling from Kurdistan through Turkey has gone on for many years.  The government in Erbil has felt this has been their right, selling oil illegally through Turkey particularly when the Baghdad government has been remiss in its treatment of the Kurds, or so most Kursds, Sunnis mostly, believe.

The real leadership of Kurdistan hate the PKK as much as Turkey does and are financially tied to Turkey and not Baghdad.  There is a long history behind this, some of which justifies how the Kurds feel.  However, the very secret partnership between some powerful Kurds in Erbil, the Erdogan crime cabal and ISIS is now only beginning to show its head.

Our own questions come down to something very simple.  There are thousands of oil trucks, not old military oilers from the Saddam era but those that became surplus in the US when oil became too cheap for fracking, those trucks, they are now carrying Iraqi and Syrian oil to Turkey and beyond.

We want to know how the US missed thousands of pickup trucks being shipped into Syria and Iraq, brought in through Jordan and Turkey, all upgraded and armed, without the US seeing any of it, without the CIA knowing anything.

Then again, the CIA and America’s satellites and drones missed 5 mile long convoys, at time 4 abreast, carrying oil into Turkey.  We are saying these convoys are visible from the moon using the naked eye, bigger than the Great Wall of China.

For months, brokers working with, we are told Bechtel Corporation and British Petroleum, bought up a veritable sea of surplus tanker trucks across America.  Look at the highways, you can’t say you don’t notice.  Driven onto ships at the Port of Houston, they traveled east where they are now being destroyed by Russian bombers, trucks that used to ply America’s interstate highway system.

Every moment that America feigns ignorance of Erdogan’s crimes is a national disgrace.

Turkish Opposition MP Set to Reveal Evidence Linking Erdogan to Daesh Oil

Eren Erdem, a lawmaker from the Republican People’s Party, Turkey’s largest opposition party, says that he may have found the evidence linking President Recep Erdogan’s son-in-law to the dirty oil trade with Daesh.

Commenting on the sensational allegations put forth by Russia on Wednesday that Turkish President Recep Erdogan and his family are directly connected to the trade of dirty oil, Erdem revealed that he is ready to publicize information next week linking Berat Albayrak, President Erdogan’s son-in-law and the Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, to the Daesh oil trade.

In the course of his press conference, covered by Sputnik Turkey, Erdem explained that on the basis of his investigation, which is still in progress, “I have been able to establish that there is a very high probability that Berat Albayrak is linked to the supply of oil by the Daesh terrorists.”

The lawmaker told media that “there is one company, headquartered in Erbil, which in 2012 acquired oil tankers, and which is currently being bombarded by Russian aircraft. I am now studying this company’s records. It has partners in Turkey, and I am checking them for links to Albayrak.”Erdem noted that he will conclude his investigation next week, after which he will hold a press conference bringing the information before the public. “This investigation is aimed at trying to figure out which illegal operations are taking place in our country’s oil trade,” he emphasized.

Moreover, he noted that since he began discussing the possible linkage between Albayarak and Daesh oil, he has been subjected to an all-out informational attack by pro-government media.

“Today, the Takvim newspaper called me an American puppet, an Israeli agent, a supporter of the [Kurdish] PKK, and the instigator of a coup…all in the same sentence. I am inclined to view this attack on me as an attempt to belittle my significance, to attack my reputation in the eyes in the public, given that my investigation is a real threat to the government. Such a sharply negative reaction suggests that my assumptions are fair, and I am moving in the right direction to find the truth.”

Ultimately, the lawmaker noted that the state-connected media’s reaction “have only convinced me further on the need to carry this investigation through to the end.”

Read more:

All content herein is owned by author exclusively.  Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of VT, authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners, technicians or Veterans Today Network (VT).  Some content may be satirical in nature. 
All images within are full responsibility of author and NOT VT.
About VT - Read Full Policy Notice - Comment Policy


  1. Dan,

    Yes, it is possible to ship trucks and equipment from the US to any overseas port, but you seem to have ignored my other points: the trucks themselves are all wrong for being of North American origin.

  2. Of course, Russia had all this intel on Erdogan-Turk smuggling of stolen ISIS oil long before Erdogan stole recent Turk elections. Saving it until after Erdogan’s ‘reelection’ was stroke of brilliance.

    Saving it again until Obama & NATO came to Erdogan’s defense after Erdogan/Saudi/NATO stupidity in downing Russia’s Su-24 enabled a Russian two-fer or a three-fer+.

    Not only does Russia get to facilitate Erdogan’s elimination but also Russia gets to use this intel against U.S., Saudi & NATO enablement & funding of organized crime & terrorism.

    To Putin & Russia: Nostrovia!

  3. I’m sorry, but I see 3 serious problems with the “shipping out of Houston” scenario.

    1. The tractors are all cab-overs. Those are extremely rare on American Interstates these days; no better than 1-in-a-100, maybe less. They are, however the most common tractor configuration outside of North America.
    2. The trailers are mostly of triple axle configuration. Those are also very rare on American roads. Rather than a single trailer with triple axles, you will see double b-trains. The shape of the tank is a give-away as well. Those big square tanks are too voluminous and as such would likely be way overweight for American roads. American fuel/oil tanks have a more oval profile with less volume. Those tankers are common in Europe and with triple axles.
    3. Another commenter mentioned RO-RO. RO-RO ships are designed to carry cars and possibly pickups not tractor/trailers. Some of those boats have deck space for over sized vehicles, but not enough to account for hundreds of such trucks.

    Large trucks and over sized equipment that are shipped overseas would first be dis-assembled, the parts put in containers then re-assembled at their destination, but it is more likely that, based on the particular tractor/trailer configuration, they came from Europe or even Turkey itself. Turkey does have a decent sized automotive industry.

    • Good points, jawnee. Not to quibble, but there are purpose-built Ro-Ro’s for trucks and even railroad cars. In fact, many hundreds of 40-and 60-ft half mobile homes were shipped from Jacksonville to the ME on board (approx) 40,000 DWT dry bulkers, in both the cargo holds and two-tiered above deck with stanchions. When properly fitted by stevedoring specialists, these ships could carry many trucks at a time, which even with the heavy tractor are more of a cube than weight issue for dry bulkers. I can’t believe the trucks would have been disassembled and containerized for shipment, but of course it’s possible with all the drug profits or ISIS oil booty as collateral.

  4. I’m surprised that Halliburton is not involved in this oil smuggling somehow. Oh, wait. Isn’t Bechtel affiliated with Halliburton in some way. I’ve worked for Bechtel several times years ago and it seems I heard there was some connection. When I was in Alaska in 1976 I worked for a subsidiary of Halliburton. We were told that Lady Bird Johnson’s maiden name was Halliburton. Lyndon Johnson was president when the contracts were signed for the Trans Alaska Pipeline and other work on the North Slope. Halliburton had the lions share of all that. Seems that Halliburton just keeps popping up where there’s lots of money to be made.

  5. At the risk of being obtuse, it would seem the fleet of Ro-Ro’s that can handle big trucks can’t be all that big. And since this would have been big business and news in the Port of Houston, maybe a call to one of the specialized Ro-Ro brokers down there might uncover the specifics about the agents and principals involved. These shipments could have been mixed with dry bulkers with stowage modifications, such as on-deck stanchions, etc, loaded by ship’s crane, carrying as many trucks as a Ro-Ro, making that possibility fairly easy to track down because of the non-standard cargo. What about those oil traders and brokers mentioned by Zero Hedge?

Comments are closed.