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.

This may have an impact on Trump’s presidency. As of now, Trump is still in some hot water with the impeachment process, with more evidence coming out, but if this impeachment does not happen, then this raid may get him re-elected.

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.

As Americans, we should fear them, because we killed their leaders, and they will assert that we will have to pay the price.

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.

How does this directly harm citizens of the U.S. and SCSU students? This all happened under Trump’s presidency, even if he decided to approve it late. It can still change the impeachment process and voting for next year. If it does come down to it, those who are for Trump and his ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign will use this as a positive aspect about Trump’s time in office and most likely cause a huge mess. Look at Obama: he got four more years, and, during them, the U.S. Army killed Osama Bin Laden, so who is to say that Trump won’t do more as well?

I may not want Trump re-elected, but, if it happens, at least we all know that the leader of ISIS is dead. They may have a new leader, but he may not be as bad as the last – though most likely worse. It is possible that those in ISIS might come to America and start causing more problems and more suicide bombings.

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