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POTUS Trump Celebrates After Five ‘Most Wanted’ ISIS Leaders Captured

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by flgator2, May 12, 2018.

  1. flgator2

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    POTUS Trump Celebrates After Five 'Most Wanted' ISIS Leaders Captured
    A security advisor to Iraq’s government said hours earlier that Iraqi agents were holding a top aide to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and used an app on his mobile phone to lure four commanders from the group into a trap.
    Iraqi agents used the Telegram messaging app on Eithawi’s mobile phone to lure other Islamic State commanders to cross the border from Syria into Iraq, where they were captured. Those held include Saddam Jamal, a Syrian who served as the group’s governor of Syria’s eastern Euphrates region.
    ISIS has been reduced to a fraction of what it was under Obama because Trump is actually letting our military do what they do best-kill the enemy.

    This is great news for the President and our troops.
     
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  2. gator_lawyer

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    Good riddance.

    As for our military, they shouldn't be in the Middle East.
     
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  3. Bushmaster

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    Nice job revealing our methods that led to their capture.
     
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  4. Gatorrick22

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    Yeah, I wonder who had the brilliant idea to let that information out to the public?
     
  5. VAg8r1

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    Great news, however, as noted in your link, the entire operation leading to their capture was conducted by Iraqis.
     
  6. VAg8r1

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    Probably the Iraqi leadership
     
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  7. finorman

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    Yes, the Iraqi intelligent service is known as one on the most capable in the world.....it has more leaks than the Iraqi Navy.
     
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  8. G. Gordon Gator

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    Yeah but Obama was planning on capturing those guys anyway. So he gets the credit. The trend of killing ISIS fighters started on his watch. :rolleyes:
     
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  9. G. Gordon Gator

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    No, the U.S. reportedly did have some involvement. If the link says otherwise then the link is wrong, if this NY Times article is to be believed:

    Ismail Alwaan al-Ithawi, described by the Iraqis as a top aide to the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi, had been in charge of fatwas, or religious rulings, in the Islamic State’s so-called caliphate. He was also in charge of the education curriculum, and was a member of the body that appointed security and administrative leaders for the Islamic State’s territory, which had included large parts of Iraq and Syria. He had been living in Turkey with his Syrian wife under his brother’s identity, one of these officials said.

    The Iraqis sent the Turks an intelligence file they had amassed on Mr. Ithawi, and the Turkish security forces arrested him on Feb. 15, and extradited him to Iraq, this official said. Iraqi and American intelligence officials then spent weeks interrogating him, learning the details and whereabouts of other ISIS leaders in hiding, the officials said. The American-led coalition used this information to launch an airstrike in mid-April that killed 39 suspected Islamic State members near Hajin, in the Deir al-Zour district of Syria, the second official said.

    The joint Iraqi-American intelligence team then set a trap, according to these officials. They persuaded Mr. Ithawi to contact several of his Islamic State colleagues who had been hiding in Syria and lure them across the border, the officials said. The Iraqi authorities were waiting, and arrested the group soon after they crossed the frontier, the officials said.

    Those arrested included Saddam al-Jammel, a Syrian who had been the head of the Islamic State territory around Deir al-Zour, and Abu Abdel al-Haq, an Iraqi who had been the head of internal security for the group. Two other Iraqis were also arrested, the officials said.
     
  10. WarDamnGator

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    Well, maybe the title of this thread is a clue ...

    Anyway, it sounds like the iraqi’s did all the work, what did Trump do?
     
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  11. Gatorrick22

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    I meant why not who... Lol.. oops.
     
  12. Tasselhoff

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    Well he certainly wouldn't be the first US president to take unearned credit for the death of terrorist leaders now would he?
     
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  13. VAg8r1

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    And the same individuals who believe that Trump deserves credit for the capture of the five ISIS leaders are essentially the same individuals who believe that Obama took undeserved credit for the death of Osama bin Laden.
     
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  14. secgator

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    While I agree, it's amusing how the libs in here were quick to give Obama full credit for not only Bin Laden , but for showing expert marksmanship in taking out the pirates in the Maersk Alabama hijacking single handedly. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Tasselhoff

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    Who says anyone believes trump deserves credit? Even Trump didn't praise himself for this in his tweet....
     
  16. Tasselhoff

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    Like who?
     
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  17. gatorknights

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    But after centuries of killing grampa, gramma, uncle habib, and who knows who else IN THE NAME OF GOD the line to take their place is likely to be down the street and around the corner with guys chomping at the bit to take their place. Stop killing "in the name of god" and maybe we'll get somewhere, unless you have a financial interest in a big military. I heard their propaganda machine promises 72 virgins if you die "in the name of god". If that's true, where do I sign up?:cool:
     
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  19. duchen

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    I don’t see very many complaints from the adminiatratiom about leaks on this one. But, as noted be a poster above, our methods have been disclosed here.
     
  20. finorman

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    Many in the special operations community were upset Obama broadcast the death of Bin Laden the night he was killed.

    A far smarter move would have been to keep it quiet, exploit the info from cell phones, computers and HumInt and announce it only after every piece of information was exploited. Instead we spiked the football.
     
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