Kirsters Baish| It’s hard to imagine that any human being could be as sick and twisted as those who belong to ISIS. They murder, rape, and torture people without evening thinking twice about it. They have done a great job at establishing themselves as the most horrible group of people in this world. What’s even worse is that former President Barack Obama never took ISIS seriously. He actually spoke of them calling them the “JV team.” He also made the best environment for them to become even larger and stronger when he decided to prematurely pull troops out of Iraq against the recommendations of U.S. generals. The war against ISIS will go down in history as one of the worst things on Obama’s record for foreign policy.
Things have been different since President Donald Trump has taken his seat in the Oval Office. General James Mattis has been doing his best to nail ISIS.
“The number of Daesh fighters killed in the US bomb in Achin district jumped to 94, including four commanders,” Nangarhar provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogiani told CNN, using an alternative name for ISIS.
That report is a good summary of the Trump administration’s ongoing battle with ISIS. ISIS has had their capital city in Raqqa, Syria for years now. This is where they have been doing horrific things and committing crimes against humanity that normal people couldn’t even imagine.
In a recent turn of events, Raqqa has finally fallen to the United States backed forces.
The Daily Caller reported that the United States-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have stated that they now have total control over the Islamic State’s capital of Raqqa. This came out in a statement released on Tuesday.
From The Daily Caller:
“The military operations in Raqqa have finished, but there are clearing operations now under way to uncover any sleeper cells there might be and remove mines,” SDF spokesman Talal Sello told BBC News, adding to AFP, “Everything is finished in Raqqa, our forces have taken full control of Raqqa.”
This is wonderful news. It’s interesting though, the mainstream media has repeatedly let Obama slide for the rise of ISIS. President Trump once said that Obama was the founder of ISIS, and of course, the media completely flipped their lid. Anyone in their right mind knows what Trump was talking about though.
Barack Obama clearly pulled troops out of Iraq way too prematurely. Doing this allowed ISIS to gain momentum and strength. He actually mocked them while they grew their troops.
Even CNN didn’t quite get Obama’s approach to the whole situation.
Former President Barack Obama’s fight against ISIS was a horrible failure. I think we all can admit that. President Trump has a plan that is actually working.
Interestingly enough, the New York Times reported:
American-backed forces said on Tuesday that they had seized the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State, a major blow to the militant group, which had long used the city as the de facto capital of its self-declared caliphate.
The apparent rout of the last Islamic State fighters touched off celebrations in Raqqa, where residents had lived under the repressive rule of militantswho beheaded people for offenses as minor as smoking. Fighters could be seen cheering and firing celebratory gunfire in the streets, according to residents reached by phone and text message.
It’s obvious that ISIS has been scared of Trump since he came into office, and they are quickly falling. While they will still be able to carry out terrorist attacks, they won’t be able to maintain the capacity that they once had. Their recruiting ability is slipping.
With the fall of their capital in Raqqa, ISIS will not be able to commit such horrific crimes against humanity on a daily basis. The good guy didn’t finish last in this case. Let’s keep this trend up.