It’s been about 7 months since the world last heard the saber rattling of ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and this time the leader of the self proclaimed Islamic State is trash talkin’ and selling woof tickets to the western powers.
Baghdadi went on to boast that the “crusaders and Jews” should have learned a lesson fro their failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is why they’re afraid to engage in a ground assault against ISIS. This statement looks as though a cloaked response to the Christmas Day messages issued by Pope Francis and Queen Elizabeth II who took to the air to encourage the people of the world to not lose hope against the terrorists groups like ISIS/ISIL and and rally together to finally defeat them.
He went on to state, “Be confident that God will grant victory to those who worship him, and hear the good news that our state is doing well. The more intense the war against it, the purer it becomes and the tougher it gets.”. He then went on to goad the Saudi citizens whom he stated were the second largest contributor to the ISIS/ISIL movement.
Baghdadi was thought to have been injured in October 2015 during an airstrike. He has obviously survived and couldn’t resist emerging to sedn out his own brand of stwisted holiday cheer.
He does have plenty to boast about though. ISIL/ISIS has gotten stronger due to funding from sources the US and its allies refused to confront. With Russia and the US bombarding their positions, ISIS/ISIL has indeed managed to evade and grow, even when their top leaders got killed by drone strikes recently.
ISIS/ISIL would love a ground war. So would the military/industrial complex as it means more war money and contracts. The continued inefficiency of the US to stop the terrorist groups, even with their most advanced weaponry, allows for the boasting Baghdadi and his like continue to spew.
After lambasting the west, Baghdadi threw insults and warnings toward Israel, promising that one day his forces would overrun the country and rescue Palestine.
Just yesterday, the leader and #1 opposition rebel to ISIS/ISIL and the Syrian government was killed by a Russian bomb. That removes a major hurdle for ISIS/ISIL and the Syrian government. One would ask the Russians, just who’s side are they on?
It’s now time for the Americans and their allies to stop fooling around and get to the issue at hand and that means bombing ISIS/ISIL into oblivion and not dance around the issue any further or it will look like they’re just stonewalling until they’re justified into a ‘boots on the ground’ assault that will mire the country in more years of warfare that leads to nothing as did Iraq and Afghanistan.
Do you think the Americans and Russians are really doing their job or just setting up a platform for another years long ground war? Add your comments below.