Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead! US Special Operations personnel got him night before last in Idlib Province in Syria…
“We had some incredible intelligence officials that did a great job,” Trump said during remarks at the White House on Sunday.
Funny how CNN’s coverage is basically negative, ‘BAD’ things are going to happen in response, not a big deal, etc. HERE…
The WAPO was almost complementary, HERE… Almost… Austere Religious Scholar is how they are labeling Baghdadi. Really??? How about terrorist, which is what he really was!
Pelosi ‘response’- (Bold mine)
“Americans salute the heroism, dedication and skill of our military and our intelligence professionals and acknowledge the work of our partners in the region. We are relieved that no U.S. personnel died in this daring raid.
“The death of al-Baghdadi is significant, but the death of this ISIS leader does not mean the death of ISIS. Scores of ISIS fighters remain under uncertain conditions in Syrian prisons, and countless others in the region and around the world remain intent on spreading their influence and committing acts of terror.
“This month, the House passed a joint resolution on an overwhelmingly bipartisan 354-60 basis which rejects President Trump’s green-lighting of Turkish aggression into Syria against our Kurdish partners, and calls on him to present a clear strategy to defeat ISIS. The House must be briefed on this raid, which the Russians but not top Congressional Leadership were notified of in advance, and on the Administration’s overall strategy in the region. Our military and allies deserve strong, smart and strategic leadership from Washington.”
Nancy, Nancy, Nancy, there is a REASON you and your people weren’t told. It’s called OPSEC, or Operational Security. This is not the previous administration which leaked like a sieve on operations. Yes, the Russians were told before the Op, to deconflict our forces essentially operating in a Russian controlled zone.
Congress ‘makes’ laws, they don’t enforce them, nor does Congress have operational control of military assets. There was no ‘good’ reason to let Congress know, since I have no doubt you or your minions would have leaked this allowing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to escape just to frustrate the president… It’s sad that I believe that, but nothing you have done leads me to believe anything different.
Your mealy-mouthed ‘statement’ is nothing more than a sideways swipe at the military you hate, couched in ‘congratulations’, while pandering to your base with the last two paragraphs… Sad, sad, sad…
This is an important day for America and its allies in the global war on terrorism, the head of the leading ‘snake’ in this terror organization has been
chopped off blown off by his own hand, regardless of what the media is spouting.
Hats off to the SOCOM folks that participated in and supported this raid!
Edit to add- Twitchy jumped in on the ‘skewed’ death headlines… Snerk… HERE.