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Al-Baghdadi and Trumpís Syrian chess board
Israel Hayom ^ | 11-1-19 | Caroline Glick

Posted on 11/03/2019 6:17:52 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather

US President Donald Trump’s many critics insist he has no idea what he is doing in Syria. The assassination of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi over the weekend by US special forces showed this criticism is misplaced. Trump has a very good idea of what he is doing in Syria, not only regarding ISIS, but regarding the diverse competing actors on the ground.

Regarding ISIS, the obvious lesson of the al-Baghdadi raid is that Trump’s critics’ claim that his withdrawal of US forces from Syria’s border with Turkey meant that he was going to allow ISIS to regenerate was utterly baseless.

The raid did more than that. Al-Baghdadi’s assassination, and Trump’s discussion of the mass murderer’s death, showed that Trump has not merely maintained faith with the fight against ISIS and its allied jihadist groups. He has fundamentally changed the US’s counterterror fighting doctrine, particularly as it relates to psychological warfare against jihadists.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelhayom.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: albaghdadi; chess; syria; trump
This is a very informative article on the many dynamics involved with Trump's strategy in Syria.
1 posted on 11/03/2019 6:17:52 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This was an epic article that speaks the brutal truth of what we face.

Also, I would suggest everyone here get themselves a big, nasty black dog to watch over you.

:)


2 posted on 11/03/2019 6:32:38 AM PST by Salamander (Living On The Ledge....)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
It might be the best article ever written, but I won't even waste my time clicking on it when it has blatantly false information in the first line:

The assassination of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ...

How was this an "assassination" by any objective measure? Every report I've read says he blew himself (and three of his children) up with a suicide vest.

3 posted on 11/03/2019 6:42:13 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Most informative


4 posted on 11/03/2019 6:54:37 AM PST by Rocko Jack
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I have one question....

Was/is it 3D, 4D, or 5D chess?

Trump is a genius! Trump has become a political genius as well!

WINNING, WINNING, WINNING and ... Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself.


5 posted on 11/03/2019 7:00:15 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Alberta's Child

Yes, “assassination” is a poor word choice, but the article has a great deal of interesting information.

Suicide would have been a better choice.


6 posted on 11/03/2019 7:13:31 AM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Salamander

I would like to have the credit for the following, but they are comments from a friend about DJT’s Syrian gambit- not about the bagyodaddy shot:

“Consider:

By Trump pulling the troops out of Syria, Turkey invaded Syria and assaulted the Kurds. The Russians sent an envoy to Damascus to make a deal between the Kurds and Syrian government to unite them against Turkey.

Iran not happy the Turks are in Syria and brought their troops to the border of Turkey. Germany hits Turkey with sanctions. As long as we were there, those forces were united against us.

He’s pitting these former allies against each other. They’re neutralizing each other and it cost the U.S. zip!

Formerly Turkey, Iran, Russia and Syria were united against the U.S. Europeans were not involved and were enjoying U.S. protecting their interest but now they are busy fighting for their interests.

It’s good for Israel because Iran has to defend Syria against Turkey instead of focusing on Israel. Three enemies of Israel: Iran, Turkey and Syria are facing off against each other.

This invasion is gonna cost Turkey! So it brought unity between Syria and Kurds, and division between Russia, Turkey and Iran.

Donald may be a pretty good chess player.”


7 posted on 11/03/2019 8:05:38 AM PST by budj (combat vet, 2nd of 3 generations)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The four most powerful dynamics in the Middle east are:

1. Tribal loyalism and its inherent conflict with others.

2. The constant outbreaks of the Islamic Civil War driven by Salafism and its perversions.

3. The historic and permanent rivalry between Sunni and Shia.

4. The hatred to the death of Israels Jews.

Any strategy we have for dealing with the Middle East has to start and be centered on those four points.

We Americans have all the oil and gas we need long term, could use a few more refineries.

We Americans, because we are energy independent need to wean ourselves off of protecting ME oil for the rest of the world.

Sorry Japan, China, India, France, and others, you need to fight your own fight.

We are no longer for hire, can’t sell it at election time.


8 posted on 11/03/2019 8:50:44 AM PST by gandalftb
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To: marktwain

Yes. Same outcome. AC doesn’t get it.


9 posted on 11/03/2019 9:41:10 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Same result. If not for Trump, this would not have happened.


10 posted on 11/03/2019 9:42:02 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: budj

Dont know how well he plays chess, but I bet after a few games, he would own the board and every piece. Lol. So in the end, he wins anyway. Pwned.


11 posted on 11/03/2019 12:54:57 PM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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