When the brave men of SEAL Team Six killed Osama Bin Laden, Barack Obama devoted several weeks to praising how brilliant and wonderful he, and he alone, was. The rest of us got a front-row seat to his unbelievable arrogance and high-handedness.
When Donald Trump killed al-Qaida’s second in command, he said…nothing. Not a thing. No interrupting a broadcast, no constant mentioning of it over the airwaves…nothing.
In fact, you probably didn’t even hear about it. The Mainstream Media decided that Trump’s daily ‘antics,’ or whatever, were more worthwhile to cover.
Because journalism means reporting only what’s convenient.
This, if nothing else, should tell you two things: the mainstream media cannot, repeat, cannot be trusted. That, and Trump is a far more humble man than Barack Obama ever was.
— Pieter Van Ostaeyen (@p_vanostaeyen) February 26, 2017
The Mirror has the story:
Also known as Ahmad Hasan Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, [al-Qaida’s number 2] served as a deputy to the terror group’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
The 59-year-old’s death was reported by a number of experts on the Middle East and terrorism, including Charles Lister of the Middle East Institute.
Photos and video posted on social media suggested he was targeted by a drone as he traveled in a car on Sunday.
HUGE news via source:
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) February 26, 2017
In many ways, killing the men below the top is way more important than simply killing the guy at the top.
— Paul Cruickshank (@CruickshankPaul) February 26, 2017
Any serious counterterrorism officer will tell you the same. It’s one thing to take out the head of the beast, but if many people are behind him willing to take his place, you’re not doing much.
But if you take out the number 2s and 3s, and all of those in the middle, the organization slowly dies. There’s simply not enough skilled people to keep everything running.
It’s worth noting, therefore, that killing Osama Bin Laden, while good, wasn’t the kind of move that would really dismantle al-Qaeda. But what Trump’s doing will do exactly that.
And, in contrast, note that Obama spent most of his time bragging about the exploits of SEAL Team 6, claiming them as his own. Trump has done no such thing, even though his work will prove more effective.
It should be clear to Americans who the real leader is.
Source: Allen B. West