Phil Gurski of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting joins The Morning Rush with analysis of the U.S. confirming the death of Baghdadi.
Al Baghdadi’s death will not signal the end of ISIS
Reported death of terrorist leader would be welcome but would not mean the group no longer poses a threat.
There are those who pretend they are destined for greatness but did not quite make it. Adolph Hitler launched the ‘1000-year Reich’ that lasted 985 years short of its goal. Golfer Tiger Woods’ career nosedived after it was discovered he was a serial philanderer. Donald Trump claims ‘great and unmatched wisdom’ (enough said).
Then there is Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the now (apparent) ex-leader of the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS), dead after a US-led raid in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, although he may have killed himself (details are sketchy at this point).
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