Trump may have claimed to kill al-Baghdadi, but
he has brought Isis back to life
As for claiming that the world ‘is now a much safer
place’, well let’s wait and see. These Islamist
cults usually have a chrysalis leader waiting to
take the place of the dead. Or an even worse version
of their own cruel institution
By Robert Fisk
October 31, 2019 "Information
Clearing House" -Usually, the
Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. But in the
heavenly White House this weekend, it worked the
other way round. Lord Trump took the life of Abu
Bakr al-Baghdadi and then gave life back to Isis by
telling us all that he’d promised to send its
surviving murderers to the borders of the UK and
other European nations.
How the Isis lads must have chuckled at this
extraordinary offer. How their comrades still
gestating within our frontiers must have taken heart
at such a suggestion. We have raged mightily and for
years against the vicious cult of Isis. But we
counted without the Trump cult.
True, Trump’s particular insanity is not as
costly in innocent lives as that of Isis (unless, of
course, you happen to be Palestinian or Kurdish or
one of Sisi’s 60,000 political prisoners). And given
that the Americans and the Russians have both
claimed to have killed Baghdadi before, it might be
wise to let the statutory three days pass just in
case the wretched man pops up on yet another video.
We killed Osama four times before we actually got
him, you may remember.
But this time Trump even thanked Russia, Syria
and Iraq – Syria, perhaps, being the Assad regime?
If so, certainly something to be debated in the
presidential palace in Damascus whose army has been
fighting Isis – among many others – for more years
than the US military.
But for Trump to say that the support of European
nations was a “tremendous disappointment” because
they wouldn’t take back their Isis members and
adding that, “I actually said to them, if you don’t
take them, I’m going to drop them right on your
border and you can have fun capturing them again ...
They could walk back – they can’t walk to our
country. We have lots of water in between our
country and them”.
Well, that was not just bizarre or weird or
simply the language of the lunatic asylum. That was
a real motivation for the Isis survivors.
If it was like “watching a movie’”, then of
course we had to have the Trump Hollywoodian touch.
And sure enough, Trump told us that Baghdadi
“died like a dog, he died like a coward ... crying,
whimpering and screaming”. Well, maybe. That sounds
more like how children die. His three children, to
be precise. It’s a bit difficult to see Baghdadi
crying and screaming in his supposedly “dead-end”
tunnel while fumbling for his suicide belt (proving,
of course, that he always guessed the US would come
calling). As for claiming that the world “is now a
much safer place”, well let’s wait and see. These
Islamist cults usually have a chrysalis leader
waiting to take the place of the dead. Or an even
worse version of their own cruel institution.
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As usual, we’ll also have to wait
another few days to find out how many
other innocents were killed in this
raid. To suggest that they were all Isis
members is also a bit Hollywoodian.
Be sure of one thing, the original story of the
Baghdadi raid is going to change. We shall learn
more. Was there Israeli involvement? How much help
did the Russians give? Or the Syrians? Or the Kurds?
Or perhaps even Isis itself, if they happened to be
tired of their vile leadership? Or just some guy who
wanted the £19.5 million...
But for the moment, Trump shines like a halo in
the eyes of his Republican supporters. If his army –
and remember, given the military’s own support for
Trump, it probably is his army – can kill
the world’s most wanted terrorist, then what’s all
this impeachment nonsense from America’s own
internal Democratic enemies? How can you compare
killing Baghdadi and making the world safer with all
this mumbo jumbo about Ukraine?
And Trump could watch almost all of it live. Like
Obama watched the killing of Osama. Well, in an age
where you can livestream the death of innocents, at
least they got the bad guys.
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