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So... the very latest bogy is ISIL, IS, or whatever they are calling themselves this week. Come in al-Qaeda, your time is up! Our politicos have something else to protect us from at vast expense (note the warnings of IS terrorism spreading to UK streets); our security services can once again justify their shady dealings; and, our armament makers get a boost to their flagging share prices. There's one thing we aren't being told though: where does IS get its massive funding? It is very well organised, and some serious seed funding came from somewhere. IS didn't simply spring into existence from another dimension in the cosmos. Our senior politicos have certainly been told, but they choose not to pass on this crucial snippet of info. Of course the only way to a cure to (and prevent the reoccurrence of) a cancer is to clinically seek the source. If your only visible concern is to be treating the symptoms, and you steadfastly ignore the root cause - even any mention of a possible root cause! Then there's always the suspicion that you yourself might just have an interest in a "snake-oil" factory, or may be uncomfortably close to someone that does! These days we are very quick to apply economic sanctions to people we don't ordinarily get on with very well and simply suspect of dodgy dealings with "terrorism". Why is IS proving an exception to this?