Even though ISIS claims responsibility for continuing attacks around the world, the truth is a little different. In their once impenetrable strongholds of Iraq and Syria, they are starting to crumble. Decisive victories (largely due to the leadership of President Trump) has shattered their resolve. Things are finally changing.
Now we are learning the real caliber of ISIS fighters. At the height of their power, ISIS troops vowed to destroy the world. They were going to fight to the very last to ensure their ideology and power would sweep over every country. But once captured, they behave very differently.
When American troops are captured, they continue to express resolve and loyalty to the country they love. Even when faced with death, they stand strong.
ISIS troops? Well, it seems like the only thing they are good at is lying. And soiling their pants.
From New York Times:
More than a thousand prisoners determined to be Islamic State fighters passed through that room last week after they fled their crumbling Iraqi stronghold of Hawija. Instead of the martyrdom they had boasted was their only acceptable fate, they had voluntarily ended up here in the interrogation center of the Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq.
For an extremist group that has made its reputation on its ferociousness, with fighters who would always choose suicide over surrender, the fall of Hawija has been a notable turning point. The group has suffered a string of humiliating defeats in Iraq and Syria, but the number of its shock troops who turned themselves in at the center in Dibis was unusually large, more than 1,000 since last Sunday, according to Kurdish intelligence officials…
Seen up close, the fighters’ pretense of bravado soon disappears…
Many of the fighters claimed to have been just cooks or clerks. So many said they had been members of the Islamic State for only a month or two that interrogators suspected they had been coached to say that. Gone was the contempt for the world’s opinion, spewed out in one violent video after another — many of them made in Hawija, where grisly killings, especially of Kurdish prisoners, were the norm during their three-year reign over that Sunni Arab city in northern Iraq.
Most of the prisoners, though, claimed to have never seen a beheading, or even heard of such a thing.
The New York Times article spent considerable time describing the disgusting state of these men. Entire paragraphs were devoted to their smell and the stains on their clothing. Were they trying to generate sympathy for terrorists? Or was even the Times writer mocking these losers?
Don’t be surprised that these 1000+ troops are suddenly backtracking their earlier statements. Do they really expect us to believe they were all cooks and clerks? Does ISIS really need that many butlers? I’m sure none of these captured troops ever attacked innocent women or children, or murdered their neighbors. Nope, they were all secretaries and maids.
In the face of capture, they are quick to change their tune. Typical. ISIS terrorists are losers and cowards. When confronted for their atrocious crimes, most of them plead for mercy. That’s because, in the end, terrorism attracts bullies. And when you stand up to a bully, you learn they are nothing.
Source: New York Times