Once the noise of the tax cuts bill calm down and after the holidays maybe the country will wonder what the Hell happened to ISIS……you remember them, right?
What’s going on with them? Are they defeated? Will they come back elsewhere?
Awhile back I wrote about the US giving ISIS fighters a free ride out of a besieged Syrian town…..but has the US been negotiating with ISIS?
On January 28, 2017, months after then-candidate Donald Trump vowed to wipe the Islamic State off the face of the earth and bomb the group into smithereens, the businessman-turned-president issued a presidential memorandum ordering Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, in consultation with other national security cabinet members, to submit to the White House a comprehensive war plan within thirty days. The president’s memo was as clear as a glass house: “It is the policy of the United States that ISIS be defeated.” It was the Pentagon’s duty to report back with a strategy that would accelerate the military campaign and bring the United States closer to that objective. While the memorandum was overshadowed a day later by Trump’s first travel ban, the January 27 executive order was nonetheless a public communication to the American people that the forty-fifth President of the United States would provide whatever resources the commanders needed to win the war.
For months there has been a conspiracy theory flying around social media that the US had been arming terrorists….how true could this be?
While the mainstream media opted to protect the United States government by treating anyone who dared to question the government’s role in the rise of ISIS as crazy conspiracy theorists, a new report is forcing the MSM to admit that those “conspiracies” were true all along.
Now, mainstream media outlets such as Reuters and USA Today are suddenly reporting that the United States and its close ally, Saudi Arabia, were instrumental in supplying weapons and ammunition to ISIS. Both reports cite an investigation conducted by Conflict Armament Research (CAR), which looked at 40,000 items recovered from Islamic State militants between July 2014 and November 2017.
Remember all those stories of the “foreign fighters” that were flocking to join ISIS? Well, what happened to all those fighters?
An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014.
A few hundred are believed to still be fighting as IS struggles to survive, having lost most of its territory to campaigns by Western-backed Syrian and Iraqi coalition armies.
But what happened to the rest?
On a closing note: A report on the leader of ISIS al-Baghdadi…..
I have written about this person a lot…..
And now another story……
US forces have captured ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and he’s now held at one of the US bases in Syria, the conservative Turkish daily Yeni Şafak claimed on Sunday.
According to the report, al-Baghdadi was captured in Iraq, then transfered to the US base in Syria’s Ras al-Ayn and then to the US base in Rmeilan. Additionally, US forces allegedly captured and transfered 7 high-profile members of ISIS. One of these 7 terrorists was an Iraqi citizens, others were foreigners.
The report provides no additional details on the issue.
This dude has more lives than your local alley cat…..
Wish I had something clever to add….ISIS lost the battle fir the Levant (Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon) but the war is far from over…..much like the War on Terror.