The Oct. 26 raid conducted by U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (which includes Delta Force, Navy SEALS and other highly trained and specialized units) on the compound of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was a complete success.
Many of al-Baghdadi’s fighters were killed, valuable intelligence materials were removed, intelligence assets were safely extricated and al-Baghdadi himself was chased into a dead-end tunnel by special forces and a military dog before he detonated an explosive vest and committed suicide. DNA evidence and other forensics confirmed that the ISIS leader was dead.
Al-Baghdadi was one of the most monstrous Islamic radical terrorists ever. He and ISIS engaged in beheadings, torture, rape, murder and looting on their way to establishing a large territorial caliphate that took up parts of Iraq and Syria. President Trump attacked the caliphate, destroyed its territorial reach, recaptured cities under its control, decimated its forces and finally caused the death of al-Baghdadi.
This should have been a day of celebration for America and civilized nations around the world. But that was not the case. Trump’s enemies in the mainstream media criticized Trump for his vivid description of the attack and his comments that al-Baghdadi “died like a dog. He died like a coward.”
Media also elevated al-Baghdadi by describing him as an “austere religious scholar” (TheWashington Post). It was also reported that Trump’s success was “in spite of” his decision to remove some troops from Syria (in fact, one had nothing to do with the other. The hunt for al-Baghdadi had been pursued for years and the raid would have happened with or without the relatively small removal of some troops).
In short, the “Get Trump” media were up to their usual fake news tricks. Yet according to this article, the media criticism will backfire on Trump haters in three ways: The media discredit themselves by such biased coverage.
The media narrative that Trump’s troop withdrawal helped ISIS is undermined by his success against al-Baghdadi. And Trump’s success undermines the impeachment drive. If mainstream media really want to stop Trump, they might try honest reporting for a change.
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