Skip to comments.NPR Praises Terrorist Baghdadi: ‘He Was a Real Leader,’ ‘A Movement We’ve Never Seen Before
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 Trumps 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 Baghdadis death and asked them to tell listeners about the terrorist.
He led a movement that weve 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 wed never seen before, Myre said.
This isnt the end of ISIS, but he was a real leader, Myre said. Its 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 terrorists 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 presidents announcement took the focus away from the muddle and confusion of his administration.
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Shut off their G-D funding. Do it NOW!!!
Kinda reminds me of “The Fuhrer loved children and puppies.”
PDJT should hammer on these quotes at every rally.
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.
“PDJT should hammer on these quotes at every rally.”
He was “insignificant” ...or “a real leader.”
Lefties can’t make up their minds!
The liberals call this a symbolic victory but then claim the dead idiot cannot be replaced. Liberals are morons.
They controlled massive amounts of territory: in Eastern Europe and Western and Northern France. adding the Nazis 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 wed never seen before. This isnt the end of the Nazis, but he was a real leader. Its 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 leaders death was definitely a major blow to the Nazi State.
So d*** disgusting. Get rid of NPR, and sorry to say, PBS.
Yeah, just like Che, and Mao, and Josef and Adolph, and Pol. Uh, huh.
This is disgusting. I think who ever wrote this crap should be made to go to the funeral and eulogize there.
And what a painter! He could paint an entire apartment in ONE afternoon! TWO coats!
They might have well said Hitler was a great leader that led a movement wed never seen before.
Just goes to show how #d up the Left is.
It is indeed a dangerous threat to our wellbeing.
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.
They contradict themselves. First, he was a unique, “real leader” who cannot be easily replaced. Second, eliminating him was just a “symbolic victory.”
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