Skip to comments.ISIS ALREADY HAS A NEW LEADER, BUT BAGHDADI MAY NOT HAVE BEEN RUNNING THE GROUP ANYWAY
Posted on 10/28/2019 1:34:22 AM PDT by be-baw
Back-to-back U.S. operations Saturday and Sunday have resulted in the deaths of Islamic State militant group (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and spokesperson Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir in Syria, but the organization has already designated a successor, Newsweek has learned.
Abdullah Qardash, sometimes spelled Kardesh and also known as Hajji Abdullah al-Afari, was said to have been nominated by Baghdadi in August to run the group's "Muslim affairs" in a widely-circulated statement attributed to ISIS' official Amaq news outlet, but never publicly endorsed by the group. Though little is known about the former Iraqi military officer who once served under late leader Saddam Hussein, one regional intelligence official asking not to be identified by name or nation told Newsweek that Qardash would have taken over Baghdadi's rolethough it had lost much of its significance by the time of his demise.
Baghdadi, who died after detonating a suicide vest following a Delta Team operation first reported by Newsweek, built ISIS' self-styled caliphate out of Al-Qaeda's Iraqi branch, but the official said that the influential hard-line cleric's role had become largely symbolic.
"Baghdadi was a figurehead. He was not involved in operations or day-to-day," the official told Newsweek. "All Baghdadi did was say yes or nono planning."
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Anything they can do to deny giving the POTUS credit for a job well done.
of course..they gotta knock this down...
Abdullah Qardash will die whimpering, crying and pooping his little girl drawers.
The new leader is the same as the old leader. Nothing changes until Judgement Day.
I learned that Newsweak is worth a buck.
The whole operation.
Buy it back for a dollar, fire everyone that works for it, hire Conservatives and turn it into a respectable publication that tells the truth. Hard to find one that does these days.
Has Baghdadi handed him three envelopes?
What does he think the Caliphate job is? It's similar to the Queen of England where she isn't involved in day to day operations.
A company CEO doesn’t run individual divisions. But he decides what divisions get how much money, and who runs those divisions. And he makes the major strategic decisions. In the case of jihadist leaders, they are also the survivors, atop a stack of challengers, of bloody power struggles. Any death at the top means disarray for some period, as the movement figures out who has what it takes to kill or cajole (or force) the submission of all of his rivals. Note that since bin Laden’s death, al Qaeda’s operations have been even lower key than the low ebb before his death.
Or the US Special Forces!
Amazing. The left hates president trump more than baby killing murderous thugs. I bet they loved Hitler and Stalin.
I wonder if this dude really wanted his name put out there, front and center? Now he is in the crosshairs. His days are numbered. 👍💪😁
Just another mole to whack, yuh hapless losers...
Democrats were sure quick to get a replacement in the job.
Osama wasn’t running Al Queda either when he was shot unarmed.
Like a drug cartel, drug dealer, mafia don, there is always someone in the wings
When we get someone like this, we also gain multiples of intelligence...and an opportunity to watch the roaches run for cover......because.....”you’re next”.
Irrelevant. Justice was served.
Also similar to any CEO of a large company. Does anyone but a moron thing the CEO of Ford Motors, GM, US Steel, etc actually buils cars or produces the steel?
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