Prior to today, the biggest bank robbery was in Beirut:
Beirut, Lebanon: The world’s biggest bank robbery took place in 1976, when guerrillas in Beirut blasted the vaults inside the British Bank of the Middle East and escaped with safe deposit boxes containing £22m – the equivalent of £156m in today’s money.
Today we learned the following:
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (Isis) has become the richest terror group ever after looting 500 billion Iraqi dinars – the equivalent of $429m (£256m) – from Mosul’s central bank, according to the regional governor….
Following the siege of the country’s second city, the bounty collected by the group has left it richer than al-Qaeda itself and as wealthy as small nations…
This is not only going to make things worse in Iraq, but will also allow the Jihadis to fund their ideology across Middle East. Our only hope now is a great speech from Obama!