Death Of A Bad Man

Word is spreading through the news organization that ISIS leader, al-Baghdadi, has been killed in a Russian airstrike…..I believe this is the 5th time he has either been injured or killed…..what we need is verification…..not speculation…

Russia’s claim to have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an airstrike in Raqqa on May 28 should be taken with a heavy grain of salt. At the time in question, the U.S.-led Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F.) were only days away from launching their final assault on the city and there’s no logical reason imaginable why Baghdadi would have risked staying in a surrounded, sitting target. Notwithstanding justified doubts surrounding Baghdadi’s then presence in Raqqa, Russia’s statement also says its strike killed another 330 ISIS fighters – which is almost certainly an absurd claim.

Russia has a long track record of issuing fake claims and deliberate misinformation during its campaign in Syria. This recent statement also contradicts a claim by its Syrian partner, the Assad regime, to have killed Baghdadi themselves on June 10. Either Baghdadi has dozens of lives, or nobody really knows where he is.

Source: Russia’s Baghdadi Claim Needs Verification | Middle East Institute

Let us say that their claim is genuine…..what will that mean for the region?

Does that mean we may be winning the War on Terror?  I think not…there will be someone to step into the void.

The news of the possible death of the leader of the so-called Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, no doubt filled most people with a certain sense of relief. It’s not often the death of a human being elicits such an emotion but Baghdadi, most sane people can agree, barely makes the homo sapiens cut.

Nonetheless, our collective exhale may be premature. According to the Russian defence ministry, Baghdadi may have been caught by a Russian airstrike targeting a meeting of senior ISIS commanders south of Raqqa, the capital of the group’s self-declared caliphate, at the end of May. He was reportedly killed along with 30 other mid-level ISIS commanders and 300 fighters.

Source: Why the death of ISIS’s leader could spell trouble – Macleans.ca

You see if he is dead then he is one terrorist dead…there are many others waiting their turn.

Do not rejoice…..be vigilante…..

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7 thoughts on “Death Of A Bad Man

  1. These are not organisations that are going to fall apart if one leader is killed. I cannot see the point of fixating on trying to kill the leaders anyway. Better to plan a better fight on the ground, and defeat their military capability.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I tend to think the overall plan should include strikes against the leadership. While there is a measured loss of command & control by eliminating the leader it’s likely these Isis leaders are more ideological cheerleaders and recruiters for the cause than actual active commanders giving strategic strike orders. Isis in the urban battlefield is one thing… but the terrorist cells are encouraged to work independently and not directed by some great leader thousands of miles away. But the spiritual cheerleader component is important to the fighter in the field.. and if you constantly knock off these leaders you are striking at the soldiers spiritual incentive to fight far more than eliminating command & control. I think we can still do both.

    1. These guys keep those ideologically pure around them (not physically) there will always be someone to step up and take the reins….chuq

  3. When I lived in a community inhabited mainly by drunks, dopers and welfare queens — back in the late 1970s, I battled hordes of roaches in our cheap apartment every day. I soon discovered that if you killed one there would be plenty of others to take their place. That is how they have survived all these millenia. The roach horde of radicals is much the same … take out one and dozens fill the vacuum.

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