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NPR Praises Terrorist Baghdadi: He Was a Real Leader, A Movement Weve Never Seen Before
brietbart.com ^ | 10/28/2019 | Penny Starr

Posted on 10/29/2019 9:06:23 AM PDT by rktman

The Washington Post is not alone when it comes to kind remembrances of the ISIS terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who died igniting a suicide vest in a tunnel in northwest Syria on Saturday as U.S. troops closed in.

During special coverage of President Donald Trump’s announcement on Sunday of the successful mission, National Public Radio (NPR) praised the man who was responsible for beheading three Americans and enslaving and killing an American woman.

Host Lulu Garcia-Navarro led a roundtable discussion with NPR reporters Greg Myre, Tamara Keith and Daniel Estrin about Baghdadi’s death and asked them to tell listeners about the terrorist.

“He led a movement that we’ve never seen before,” Myre said. “ISIS had tens of thousands of members, fighters, coming in from all over the world.”

“They controlled massive amounts of territory — in Eastern Syria and Western and Northern Iraq,” Myre said, adding ISIS had ”millions of people under their control.”

“They administered cities, they collected taxes,” Myre said.

“They had this incredible online recruit presence in terms of spreading propaganda; recruiting followers,” Myre said. “This is a guy that sort of emerged on the scene.”

“And led this group that had done something we’d never seen before,” Myre said.

“This isn’t the end of ISIS, but he was a real leader,” Myre said. “It’s not somebody that they can just appoint somebody else; take over, and the movement continues.”

“His leadership was critical,” said Myre, who finally admitted that the terrorist’s death was “definitely a major blow to the Islamic State.”

Estrin called the successful mission a “symbolic victory.”

Meanwhile, Keith, who is a White House correspondent for NPR, claimed that Trump makes up U.S. foreign policy “on the fly” and the president’s announcement took the “focus away from the muddle and confusion” of his administration.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: albaghdadi; liberaltalkradio; npr; taxdollars; tds; trumpgwot; wth
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And our tax dollars are being wasted on this crap why? Looking at this diatribe one almost feels like we lost someone one really important. Uh, hey npr----Fah-Q!
1 posted on 10/29/2019 9:06:23 AM PDT by rktman
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Shut off their G-D funding. Do it NOW!!!


2 posted on 10/29/2019 9:08:28 AM PDT by Don Corleone (The truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth)
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Kinda reminds me of “The Fuhrer loved children and puppies.”


3 posted on 10/29/2019 9:08:52 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( #ReasonableDemocratsforTrump. Where are you?)
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WTF???


4 posted on 10/29/2019 9:10:02 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
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PDJT should hammer on these quotes at every rally.


5 posted on 10/29/2019 9:10:33 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: Don Corleone

Defund NPR.


6 posted on 10/29/2019 9:20:47 AM PDT by ptsal
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To: Steely Tom

Was Bagdaddy really such a leader, though? I can’t keep all the details straight, but wasn’t the government of Turkey and others factions helping and supplying ISIS, and buying the oil they stole? Bagdaddy was somebody’s puppet.


7 posted on 10/29/2019 9:25:17 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: Steely Tom

“PDJT should hammer on these quotes at every rally.”

Without question.


8 posted on 10/29/2019 9:25:41 AM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: rktman

He was “insignificant” ...or “a real leader.”

Lefties can’t make up their minds!


9 posted on 10/29/2019 9:25:45 AM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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The liberals call this a symbolic victory but then claim the dead idiot cannot be replaced. Liberals are morons.


10 posted on 10/29/2019 9:26:52 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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NPR Eulogizes Adolf Hitler : “German Charismatic Leader Has Died Unexpectedly in his Underground Retreat

He led a movement that we’ve never seen before. The Nazi’s had tens of thousands of members, fighters, coming in from all over the world.

“They controlled massive amounts of territory: in Eastern Europe and Western and Northern France. adding the Nazi’s had ”millions of people under their control.”

“They administered cities, they collected taxes, They had this incredible recruiting presence in terms of spreading propaganda; recruiting followers. This is a guy that sort of emerged on the scene.”

“And led this group that had done something we’d never seen before. This isn’t the end of the Nazi’s, but he was a real leader. It’s not somebody that they can just appoint somebody else; take over, and the movement continues.” “His leadership was critical,” said Myre, who finally admitted that the leader’s death was “definitely a major blow to the Nazi State.”

11 posted on 10/29/2019 9:27:56 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Youth, speed and energy can always be overcome with experience and treachery.)
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So d*** disgusting. Get rid of NPR, and sorry to say, PBS.


12 posted on 10/29/2019 9:30:23 AM PDT by madison10
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Plus, he should point out recurrently what ISIS and Baghdadi did to gays and bisexuals - persecuting them, throwing them off of roofs, stoning them. Hang the left by their own petard. Tell the gay community that they are safer here than anywhere else in the world.
13 posted on 10/29/2019 9:30:47 AM PDT by neverevergiveup
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Yeah, just like Che, and Mao, and Josef and Adolph, and Pol. Uh, huh.


14 posted on 10/29/2019 9:37:36 AM PDT by yldstrk (Bingo! We have a winner!)
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This is disgusting. I think who ever wrote this crap should be made to go to the funeral and eulogize there.


15 posted on 10/29/2019 9:38:57 AM PDT by Mouton (The media is the enemy of the people.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

And what a painter! He could paint an entire apartment in ONE afternoon! TWO coats!


16 posted on 10/29/2019 9:39:14 AM PDT by xp38
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They might have well said Hitler was a great leader that led a movement we’d never seen before.


17 posted on 10/29/2019 9:45:59 AM PDT by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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Just goes to show how #’d up the Left is.

It is indeed a dangerous threat to our wellbeing.


18 posted on 10/29/2019 9:49:28 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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Greg Myre is right. Al-Baghdadi was a phenomenal leader. He almost unified Iraq and Syria under his rule. Absent US air attacks, he would have. That’s why his demise is a bigger deal than bin Laden’s. Like bin Laden, he was an indispensable man. ISIS is far weaker after his death, just as post-bin Laden Al Qaeda is basically moribund.


19 posted on 10/29/2019 9:53:15 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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They contradict themselves. First, he was a unique, “real leader” who cannot be easily replaced. Second, eliminating him was just a “symbolic victory.”


20 posted on 10/29/2019 9:55:39 AM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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