The official purpose of IAS was to be an "independent" fund for the re-establishment of Scientology, should it have become necessary. The story line was that if the government had seized Scn assets, the IAS could swing in and use its finances to set up new orgs in new places. This story never sounded right to me, even when I was a true believer. If at any point a government seized the orgs' property, they could also seize the IAS re-establishment. The actual best course of action would have been to re-start service delivery in the homes of Scn public, until things got sorted out.