Martin Reardon Quoted on CNN Money: ISIS is Obsessed With Gold Currency
December 7, 2015

ISIS is Obsessed With Gold Currency

CNN Money
By: Jose Pagliery


The Islamic State is hellbent on world domination — and a return to real gold coins.

When ISIS took over Iraq’s second largest city last year, it stole nearly $450 million from Mosul’s central bank. That included unknown, vast quantities of gold bullion, according the International Business Times and several military experts keeping track of ISIS.

ISIS believes the global economy’s current system of paper money is a disaster. A video produced by the ISIS propaganda media unit explains this in a five minute video online called “Dark Rise of Banknotes and The Return of the Gold Dinar.”

“They’re better off using the existing Iraqi and Syrian currency they have,” said Martin Reardon, a former FBI agent who specialized in counter-terrorism missions. He’s now an executive at The Soufan Group, a private intelligence firm…


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