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There’s a Reason They Weren’t Told About ISIS Raid

Ed Driscoll has been watching [1] this business in Syria with regards to the leader of ISIS being killed in a raid;


James Clapper on CNN: Baghdadi’s Death Could ‘Galvanize’ ISIS — We Can’t Stop Worrying [2].

Major kill of ISIS leader Baghdadi confirmed so of [3] [3]course [3] [3]the Left is out in full force claiming it’s not a good thing [3].

Washington Post headline: [4] [4]“Austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State dies at 48.” [4]

As Ann Althouse writes regarding that last item, “It’s as though the paper is honoring him.”

Though to be fair, it doesn’t take much to become an “austere religious scholar [5]” at the Post.

And Glenn Greenwald [6] of all people has been watching the reaction, and I’m amazed that he actually gets it:

“It’s genuinely fascinating watching Democrats in real time struggle to figure out what to say about this. They want to be patriotic and anti-ISIS, but also need a way to malign Trump without contradicting their gushing Obama praise over OBL: not an easy balancing act. Good luck!”

I must say however that what amazes me [7] the most about all of this:

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., were not informed in advance of the U.S. special operations forces raid in northwestern Syria in which ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died, Schiff told ABC’s “This Week”

That’s probably because they didn’t want ISIS finding out about the attack in advance, which is something I would definitely would not put it past the Democrats these days.

And isn’t it interesting that while Adam Schiff is defending secrecy in his attempt to impeach the president, he is complaining about secrecy here?

There is some real tightrope dancing going on here, and will be for the next several weeks on this.

Oh by the way, the ISIS spokesman was killed by our people the next day. [8]

so all the complaining that the Democrats have been doing about withdrawing from the region? It’s been revealed is uneducated noise-making. At some point they’re going to have to start admitting that the man knows precisely what he’s doing.