The UN has not yet been able to confirm the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdad.

By |2019-10-29T05:57:13-08:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |17 Comments

Uh oh.

Courtesy of Reuters

The US President’s statement on the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sounded confident, but the United Nations is still unable to confirm the death of the Islamic State leader for lack of proof, a high-ranking UN official has said.

The UN Monitoring Team on terrorist groups is going to put questions to the US and other involved parties to clarify the fate of al-Baghdadi, Edmund Fitton-Brown, a British diplomat who coordinates the team, told RIA Novosti news agency.

“All we have so far is the public announcement from the Americans, but it does seem like a very confident announcement. They seem very sure of themselves. They claim that they have verified it… So, I think that should be taken very seriously.”

However, Fitton-Brown pointed out that Washington “would be setting themselves up to a considerable embarrassment” if the report on the death of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) chief turns out to be false

I am going to stay a little agnostic here.

I have absolutely no problem believing that Trump would lie about this incident, the man lies about fucking EVERYTHING. 

I also beleive that people in Trump’s administation would lie to back him up, we have already seen that multiple times. 

However there have been military people who have come forward and confirmed this kill, some even criticizing the fact that Trump revealed too many detaisl of the operation, and that is a little harder to dismiss. 

So as of right now, I am just not sure what to believe. 

But one thing of which I am quite certain is that Trump either lied about or exaggerated, the details surrounding the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Courtesy of The Guardian:

Footage of the US special forces raid on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Syrian compound reportedly consisted of overhead surveillance footage and no audio, prompting questions over the extent of the dramatic licence taken by Donald Trump in describing the final moments of one of the most wanted terrorists in the world.

US officials who also watched the feed have declined to echo details of Trump’s macabre account of the Isis’s leader death on Saturday, including that Baghdadi was “whimpering, crying and screaming all the way”.

The White House monitored the Syria operation through video feeds that Trump said was “as though you were watching a movie”.

The footage piped into the situation room would have consisted of overhead surveillance shots of the dark compound with heat signatures differentiating between US fighters and others, intelligence and military officials told the New York Times.

Those cameras would not have been able to peer into the tunnel where Baghdadi died, nor provide audio proof of his conduct during the last minutes of his life.

The soldiers involved would have been wearing body cameras, but that footage was yet to be given to the White House at the time of Trump’s press conference, the Times report said.

Some are suggesting that Trump may have talked to some of the commanders on the ground to get those specifics about Baghdadi’s last moments, but it seems highly unlikely.

I have to say that I had serious doubts that Trump’s description was accurate because it sounded very similar to the kind of bullshit that Trump feeds to the supporters who show up for his white supremacist rallies. 

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17 Comments

  1. Anonymous October 29, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    I bet little donnie staged that press conference on Sunday and went to the baseball game purposely because he thought he was going to get a standing ovation for killing the terrorist, like he did it himself.

    No one believes him because he lies about everything and that is what you get when you cry wolf 24/7

    • My $0.02 October 29, 2019 at 3:50 pm

      I can’t tolerate his tone of voice when he does the slow cadence of speech.
      Is he drugged or does he think it makes him sound more regal and/or intelligent? GAH.

      I wonder also too how slow that teleprompter is rolling so he doesn’t mess up.
      We’ve ALL seen his tweets.

      • Anonymous October 29, 2019 at 8:24 pm

        I think he is among many other things, learning disabled and has problems reading.

        • AnonCO October 30, 2019 at 5:35 am

          I think it’s also quite likely that he (like many people in their 70’s) needs glasses to read but he’s too damned vain to wear them.

  2. Anonymous October 29, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Not only did the moron give details of military operations, but it seems to me that story about Abu whimper, cowering, crying etc, will anger those ISIS fighters into an revenge attack, see we will show them who the cowards are.

    • Anon October 29, 2019 at 7:57 pm

      Lord of War requested that. Cheney gotta keep cheating.

    • Anon October 30, 2019 at 6:47 am

      Abu’s child 1 whimpering, child 2 cowering, child 3 crying

      BOOM! All 4 blown to bits.

  3. Anonymous October 29, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    My theory is that the killing of a high ranking terrorist did go down, but it wasn’t Bagdhadi. Trump just decided to say that it was since it’s about the closest he can come to Obama’s announcement of killing Bin Laden. He’s also desperate for good press right now.

  4. Anonymous October 29, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    HILARIOUS: Kimmel’s Mash-Up Of Obama Vs. Trump Post-Raid Speeches
    This is a good laugh!

    https://crooksandliars.com/2019/10/hilarious-kimmels-mash-obama-vs-trump-post

    • Paul October 29, 2019 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks for posting that link, 2:46. That is hilarious. This video will spread internationally, and people from all over the world will be able to laugh at our idiot president.

    • anon October 30, 2019 at 7:54 am

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49FQm4kpLiM

      The President revealed way too much when announcing the details of the Special Forces raid that took out the ISIS leader. #Monologue #LSSC #Colbert

  5. Anonymous October 29, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Once again, Giuliani is the butt of jokes. The “Mayor of 9-11” can even spell Bin Laden’s name correctly.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/rudy-giuliani-typo-osama-bin-laden_n_5db7f615e4b036b6a165ffa7

    “A tweet from Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to President Donald Trump, went viral late Monday for the wrong reason ― after he misspelled the name of the late al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden.

    Giuliani wrote “Ben Laden” instead of “bin Laden” in this post:

    Contrast the reaction to the killing of Ben Laden. I and my fellow Republicans congratulated President Obama. Are we better than the Dems who are criticizing @realDonaldTrump. No,but maybe it can be a teaching moment to decent Americans to reject this pathology of political hate.

    — Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) October 29, 2019

    For Washington Post reporter John Hudson, it brought to mind one particular scene from Larry David’s comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.””

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkmrDvKPdps&feature=youtu.be&t=47

  6. Anonymous October 29, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    My first thought that it was a hoax. This man is so fucking mentally ill and fuck all the people who should know better who humor him. Someone was probably killed, but it was with hopes of taking our minds off of impeachment and crazy man in the White house. That is actually a fairly benign ruse they tried. next will be some 9/11 strength false flag. What’s Dick Cheney been uo to?

  7. wrote in lisa once. never again October 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    From the moment trump slithered down the escalator he is acting in his own reality show , totally within the confines of his possibly syphilitic fevered brain. How anyone with the power to put an end to this pathetic display can sit by and let it play out is beyond comprehension. He will likely never see the inside of the cell that he deserves as for his own safety he will need to be confined to a rubber room.

    • Room for Two October 29, 2019 at 8:01 pm

      What was that skit on SNL with some old guy in a hospital bed being fed baby food spitting it out while watching a ‘kids art show’? 😆😆

  8. Whatevs October 29, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    I read it was military canines, not humans who chased him I to the tunnel. One was slightly injured. No camera footage

    The Rump is nuckinfutz.

  9. Anonymous October 29, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Jimmy Kimmel wins the internet!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=84&v=OsBOWSjOLsE

    Mashup of Obama announcing death of Bin Laden and Trump doing whatever the hell he did.

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