President Joe Biden is defined to announce Monday that the U.S. has killed Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, after slamming President Donald Trump when he announced that the U.S. had applied for ISIS and Iranian terrorist leaders in 2019 and 2020.
When Trump confirmed in October 2019 that U.S. special forces had found and killedISIS founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Biden didn’t offer simple congratulations, but said the operation had succeeded despite Trumps erratic behavior
Former Vice President Joe Biden, a respected 2020 White House hopeful, said on Monday that ISIS leaderAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. military operation despite President Trumps ineptitude as commander in chief.
Im glad President Trump ordered the mission, Biden said in a statement. But as additional information of the raid emerge, its clear that victory had not been because of Donald Trumps leadership. It just happened despite his ineptitude as commander-in-chief.
His erratic behavior managed to get harder and much more dangerous for the special forces undergoing it. Plus they had to fly through territory that’s now hostile to the U.S., taking fire across the wayincluding territory we controlled just weeks hence, Biden said.
When Trump ordered the successful operation to obtain Iranian terrorist general Qasem Soleimani in December 2020, Biden and another Democrats running for president slammed the operation, saying that it create a Middle East war much more likely:
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that President Donald Trumps assertion he ordered a drone strike on Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani to avert an imminent attack cant be studied at face value as the commander in chief has lied so much.
Within an interview with NBC News Lester Holt, Biden, a Democratic presidential candidate, said of Trump, I dont give him the advantage of the doubt of anything.
Biden said the strike that killed Soleimani takes us a heck of a whole lot nearer to war. Were putting 18,000 more troops in your community. Do we’ve have they planned in advance to ensure they secure all of the bases we’ve and all of the areas that Americans are actually more vulnerable due to proxies of Iraq of Iran?
Al-Zawahiri was apparently killed by way of a CIA drone in Afghanistan. Biden, suffering low approval ratings, is likely to take advantage of the news, especially because the one-year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan draws nearer.
Although country was lost to the Taliban terrorists, amid fears of Al Qaedas return, and thirteen U.S. service members lost their lives in the chaotic evacuation, Biden promised that the U.S. would retain over-the-horizon capabilities there.
Al-Zawahiri took over Al Qaeda after U.S. forces eliminated Osama bin Laden in 2011. He was probably the most elusive terror figures on the planet, and U.S. intelligence hunted in vain for him for several years until he was ultimately found and killed.
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