RT America -- September 25, 2014
Porous Middle Eastern borders are allowing the Islamic State to thrive by smuggling illicit oil for profit. Although US led airstrikes on Wednesday took out several refineries in IS controlled territory in Syria, taking a large bite out of the jihadist groups $2 million per day income, a political solution is needed to ensure neighboring countries crackdown on the black market trade, experts warn. Doctoral researcher Jake Diliberto joins RT’s Manila Chan to discuss this issue, as well as the US’ ongoing involvement in the region.
Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting the multi-trillion dollar US health industry. With access to medical and other patient records, hackers are able to more fully steal identities than if they were to only access credit card information, experts warn. C. Matthew Curtin explains the dangerous trend to RT’s Manila Chan.