In recent months, Jihadi online forums have been discussing oil installations, oil tankers, oil pipes etc. as being attractive targets for a terrorist attack. Despite the fact that the desire to attack oil installations is not new, it would seem that the discussion of this subject indicates a renewed trend on Jihadi forums.
The debate of oil in the internal Jihadi discourse, as expressed on Jihadi online forums, does not constitute a dialogue just for the sake of discussion. Oil installations have constantly and systematically been attacked, ever since the global Jihad organizations decided to operate in this direction.This trend has gained momentum from the time that Iraq was occupied by the Americans in April 2003.