HEY! What do you know?! As if this should even be a shock…turns out that the top battlefield commander for ISIS is American-trained.
Let’s put this in words liberals can comprehend… this is no bueno.
Just days after the news hit that ISIS’ main propaganda officer, Mohammad al-Adnani, one of the Islamic State’s most prominent leaders, the second in command of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as well as the unofficial spokesman of the terrorist organization, was killed (with a scandal promptly erupting between the US and Russia over who had taken him out), the power vacuum that formed at the top of the Islamic State has been promptly filled, after former Tajik Special Forces colonel Gulmurod Khalimov became the top ISIS battlefield commander in Iraq, after defecting last year and swearing jihad against the West.
Khalimov is set to take the position vacated by Abu Omar al-Shishani, also known as Omar the Chechen, who was killed in the Iraqi city of Shirqat, south of Mosul. in early July and whom the Pentagon described as Islamic State’s “minister of war.”
It just takes one bomb or bullet and BAM…the guy is dead. It’s not just that one guy who’s had training in the US went AWOL, it’s that someone from the US military made the stupid decision to defect to the enemy, and could possibly give away secrets that scares the crap out of everyone…pretty horrifying.
ISIS even refused to officially announce that Khalimov has moved up in the ranks of the terrorist organization, they’re concerned that he would become a high-priority target of US-led strikes in Iraq….he must be pretty important to them.
This isn’t the first time something like this has happened, so maybe we aren’t as screwed as we thought. Last year, Khalimov defected to ISIS when, after welcoming the new colonel, he was promptly made the new field commander when the position…opened up.
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