Skip to comments.US ISIS Strike Named in Honor of Christian Martyr
Posted on 10/31/2019 11:11:52 AM PDT by Twotone
WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - President Trump is honoring a Christian martyr by naming the mission to kill a top ISIS leader and her captor after her.
In an address at the White House on Sunday, Trump announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a special forces raid in Syria while he and his security team watched.
Also on Sunday, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the mission was named in honor of Kayla Mueller, captured in Syria in 2013 while working with humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders. Mueller spent 18 months in captivity at the hands of al-Baghdadi before she was murdered in 2015.
"Think of the things he did to Kayla," Trump said in his address. "She was a beautiful woman, beautiful young woman, helped people. She was there to help people."
Trump added, "And he saw her and he thought she was beautiful and he brought her into captivity for a long period of time and then he killed her. He was an animal. And he was a gutless animal."
In his address to reporters, Trump described al-Baghdadi's final moments. He "died like a dog," Trump said, "whimpering and crying and screaming," like a coward.
According to a report in the Military Times, no Americans, except a military canine, were hurt in the raid. The ISIS leader was chased down a dead-end tunnel, dragging three of his own children with him. Before American forces could reach him, al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and the three children.
The canine is recovering from its injuries and is back on active duty.
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She was a modern Rachel Corrie pancake girl. She was an Israel hating, pro-Palestinian activist there to help the Syrian jihadi rebels. She decided it was a great idea to go play with rebels in Aleppo when that city was fighting against the Syrian army.
No hero of mine.
I keep hearing it was named after her, but haven’t heard the actual operation name.
Ah. So it’s not just me. Good to know, but I do wonder why?
I haven’t read anything about her political views, but according to the story, she endured her capture & abuse bravely. I’ll give her marks for that. I’m not sure how I would endure under such circumstances.
This is what I understood also, following the matter as it unfolded quite closely.
An Islamo-apologist who ended up finding out the hard way
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