Trump and politics affect everyone here
Sofia Rositani — Reporter
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, was pronounced dead on Oct. 27, 2019 by President Donald Trump.
This now means ISIS is without a leader, especially since the man who was supposed to become leader is also dead. This closely echoes events from not too long ago.
If we look back toward the way the U.S. handled Al-Qaeda after the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. Shortly after, the U.S. moved our troops out, ISIS was formed. As of now, we have many innocent wives and children of ISIS members in prison camps, with even more slowly being processed in after the raid on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Hours after al- Baghdadi was killed, ISIS came out with an eight-minute-long audio
recording announcing their new leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al- Qurayshi. Even those in ISIS do not even know who this man is or what he has done.
Trump tweeted on Oct. 29, “Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops. Most likely would have taken the top spot – Now heis also Dead!” Yes al- Baghdadi’s replacement is dead, but there are always many others who can take his spot. We killed merely one powerful man in a league of more powerful andbrainwashed men. I honestly fear what will happen next now that ISIS has a new leader. They may not have their original leader, but they will fight us with all their combined hate in revenge after what happened.
Trump continued tweeting more and more, even going as far as posting a photo of a dog and calling him an “AMERICAN HERO!” Yes, it is amazing what that dog did – but what about all those men and women who went there and fought to take down this man? Of course, they do not get recognition from our president – but a dog can.