Trump & Hero K-9 Drive Media Frenzy    



  By: Katie Petrick
   Published : November 1, 2019




Now that we are in the month in which we distinctly celebrate and honor our veterans, it is time to say a big thank you to our military members and to President Donald Trump for the raid that occurred this past weekend in Syria, ultimately leading to the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS.

The leader of the terrorist organization was confirmed dead on Saturday, Oct. 26, providing resounding success in the operation led by American troops and assisted by Syrian Kurds. The operation was named after Kayla Mueller, an American humanitarian aid worker serving with Doctors Without Borders. She is believed to have died in 2015 after being raped and tortured by al-Baghdadi beginning in 2013.

Another terrorist, Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, who was being touted as the potential successor to al-Baghdadi was then confirmed dead on Sunday, Oct. 27, meaning the American military is doing its job in protecting the American citizens while putting themselves in harm’s way.

As the military members surrounded al-Baghdadi’s compound in northern Syria, he fled to the tunnels, taking three of his children with him. In true coward fashion, al-Baghdadi then detonated his suicide vest, killing himself and the children.

President Trump gave the order for the raid from the Situation Room on Saturday evening and watched as the action was carried out. On Sunday, the president made a formal announcement of the raid’s events from the White House.

“He will never again harm another man, woman, or child,” Trump said. “He died like a dog; he died like a coward. The world is now a much safer place.”

But there is more to the story. With any good story, a dog is involved. Word quickly spread of the military dog involved in the raid. Initial information revealed the dog had followed al-Baghdadi into the tunnel and when the bomb exploded, the dog was injured but not killed, which makes blissful sense since the K-9 served a real purpose, unlike al-Baghdadi.

When news broke of the raid, there were two distinct camps into which reaction fell: the sane and the left. Heroism should be instilled upon our military members, the Syrian Kurds, and the military dog, but the usual culprits of politicians, celebrities, and the media had countering opinions.

The Democrats complained they were left out of the loop about the raid. Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice complained that former President Barack Obama should have been notified, though she did not seem to care that George W. Bush was left out. Several news outlets argued that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, among others, also should have been told. This coming at the same time the Democratic leaders are focused on the impeachment inquiry of the president.

The Washington Post  then decided the most accurate headline it could devise announcing the death of al-Baghdadi was “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48.” Social media instantly destroyed the headline for being apologetic and just plain stupid. The Post continued tripping over itself when columnist Max Boot deleted a tweet that said al-Baghdadi could not have died a coward, as Trump claimed, because al-Baghdadi blew himself up (re-read this sentence).

The once-funny Saturday Night Live  also got into the mix, as it ran a poorly-timed sketch claiming President Trump was going to “make ISIS great again.” The sketch was part of the show on the same night that the leader of ISIS was killed. Oh, the comedy.

A handful of more instances occurred throughout the week, but the icing on this cake, that is also full of American pride, was provided by The Daily Wire, whose Twitter account put out a meme of the heroic military dog, now revealed as Conan, a Belgian Malinois. In the meme, the photo of Conan replaced a photo of a Medal of Honor being awarded by President Trump, except the medal was replaced with a “Medal of Pawnor.”

Now everyone and their mother understood that the image was photoshopped, with the exception of the media who cannot understand humor whatsoever. Steven Herman of Voice of America jumped in with the outrage, but HuffPost, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, in all of its journalisming actually got so uptight about this wonderfully photoshopped photo that they contacted James McCloughan, the original medal recipient in the photo, wanting to know how offended he was that a dog replaced him.

The Vietnam veteran simply said he was not offended by another hero. McCloughan is also a self-described dog lover who said he looks up to Conan for the bravery showed.

And that demonstrates yet another reason why you should be proud to be an American. Two terrorists have been eliminated, no American military members were killed, and a dog is a hero. Take time to think about this as we approach Veterans Day.

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