Thursday, October 31, 2019

Graves: President Trump's renewed focus on fighting radical Islamic terrorism is paying off

(From Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves)

Kayla Mueller, a 26-year old from Arizona, was working as a humanitarian aid worker when she was kidnapped by ISIS in 2013. For 18 months, Kayla was tortured and abused by ISIS.

Reportedly forced to marry their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, she was one of four Americans murdered by ISIS—and one of thousands of innocent civilians slaughtered by al-Baghdadi and his band of depraved criminals.

For years following Kayla’s murder, al-Baghdadi’s criminal syndicate known as ISIS flourished in Syria and northern Iraq—enforcing their sick, twisted Sharia law and torturing and murdering as they saw fit. President Obama failed to defeat what he referred to as the “JV team” of terrorist organizations. Unlike President Obama, President Trump took the threat posed by ISIS—and radical Islamic terrorism as a whole—seriously from day one.

President Trump’s renewed focus on fighting radical Islamic terrorism is paying off. Vast swaths of Syria and northern Iraq once controlled by ISIS were recaptured—and ISIS’s territory has been reduced to just one percent of what it once controlled. This has greatly reduced ISIS’s ability to squeeze funding from the civilians it brutalized and its illegal oil sales, and, in turn, reduced their ability to carry out horrific acts of terrorism in Syria and around the globe.

This week, Kayla’s family and loved ones finally got some sliver of closure. U.S. Special Forces tracked down al-Baghdadi and cornered him with dogs in the tunnels under his compound. Terrified of being held accountable for his crimes, al-Baghdadi triggered a suicide vest, killing himself and two of his children. He died a coward, desperately trying to escape justice. However, we can all rest easier knowing there’s one less radical Islamic terrorist madman roaming the earth—and that he’ll face a justice far more powerful in death.

This fight isn’t over. This victory is not the end of radical Islamic terrorism, or even ISIS alone. Radical Islamic terrorism remains a threat to freedom and peace around the world. I pray we never lose sight of that—and that together, we will prevail in eradicating this scourge from the face of the earth—just like we did with al-Baghdadi this week.


Anonymous said...

Does this dolt ever pay attention to news reports that once our guys were pulled out ISIS fighters were released from their holding cells to rejoin the fight? How oblivious is this person and what does that say when real legislation comes up for consideration that he cannot fathom the simplest of happenings. You have to ask yourself "Are Missouri voters who supported this clown really paying attention to actual news or what comes out of the side of his mouth"?

Anonymous said...

Hey but when Biden Laden was killed it was great victory for the human race, right 10:13?
The Arab Spring? Great, wasn't it?

Anonymous said...

Sweet Jeebus in my grits!

Does this crock come with a ladle?

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhh, how cute! And intelligent!

Unknown said...

I pay attention to the timeline. It's really not that hard to figure out. The Kurds weren't giving us the intelligence that we needed to take the guy out. I guess the Turks did. Took about a week or so after the deal was made to get the guy, we got his successor the day after that. The guys who were allegedly (and I do mean allegedly) released from the holding cells are back in what fight exactly? Their leader is gone. The chain of command is in shambles. It will take them awhile to regroup, at which point we can kill them too. You cut the head off the snake. In the meantime you take away their funding (Iran, among others) and it gets that much harder. You would think Obama would figure that out after taking out bin laden, but he was too busy assuring us that Christians were way worse than Muslims could ever be. Iran was owed that cash right? Well, he was just the guy to make sure they got it. Im not really sure that the so called slaughter of the Kurds ever really happened either, unless they were somehow unfortunately at that gun range in Kentucky that ABC told me was a genocide. The whole story went away pretty quickly after that fiasco. Probably because if you have to fake a story to make Trump look bad, it didn't really happen. For reference see Jussie Smollet, the covington catholic kids, etc.

Anonymous said...

@5:30, it is a good thing you can post anonymously on here because you make yourself sound like a fool. @4:44 makes a couple of sound comments and your best response was childish word vomit.