The war on terror that the United States has been engaged in for years gained momentum with other countries as they too experienced the result of the unchecked rage of the Muslim world.
Currently, there is some debate about who in the western world posses a threat from within our own borders, but at least for now there’s still a consensus that the radicals who preach death need to be dealt with.
One less than likely ally for the United States is just about any war is Russia. In this case, though, I guess our interests are temporarily aligned in the sense that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Russia is reporting that at least one high-value target in the world of ISIS is believed to be eliminated in Syria.
Russia’s Defense Ministry says it is investigating reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in one of its airstrikes in Syria last month.
The airstrike on May 28 was carried out on the outskirts of the militant group’s de facto capital Raqqa, on a command post where ISIS leaders were meeting, according to a ministry statement.
“According to information that is being verified through various channels, the leader of ISIS … Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was also present at the meeting and was killed as a result of the strike,” the ministry said.
Many believe that this war will never be won until we stop accepting the watered down version of Islam that is becoming more and more prevalent stateside. However, even if that is still a being hotly debated and far from implementation, strikes that cripple the heart of ISIS could at least pump the breaks on those who feel there will be no retribution at all for attacks made against westerners (aka infidels).
Let’s be honest, even if you’re not the type to strap on a bomb and hit up a crowded mall food court for your last meal, if you know that you might get swept up in the punishment if you associate with those who are inclined in that direction, you might think twice about being a “moderate” among “extremists.”
So no, we can’t report that the war is done, but we can at least take heart that progress is still being made.