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ISIS califate and fake news get crushed on the same day

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ISIS califate and fake news get crushed on the same day

ISIS califate and fake news get crushed on the same day
March 25
13:48 2019

In political circles, Friday is considered a “slow news day.” People are focused on weekend activities, and the A-teams of the news media are being replaced by the B-team staffers. It is usually the day politicians put out the bad news – hoping it will get less public attention.

But wow! That did not happen on Friday, March 22, 2019. Two of the biggest stories of the Trump presidency justified the over-used alert “breaking news.” The first involved the war against ISIS.

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It was just a little over two years ago that ISIS dominated the national news – and a major portion of the Middle East – with their murderous califate. Daily news featured some of the most horrific acts of unimaginable gruesome brutality. Entire cities were falling to the black flag of ISIS. The greatest and most tragic migration since Moses was destabilizing Europe as ISIS advanced. The passive and half-measure policies of President Obama were failing in real time.

One of the most significant actions of the new Trump administration was a significant change in the “rules of engagement.” America would move from a “defend the status quo” policy to an aggressive military policy to – as Trump said – wipe ISIS off the face of the earth.

On that Friday, the anti-ISIS forces actively supported by the United States took control of the last acre of land claimed by ISIS as their califate. As the ISIS flag was struck down from the pinnacle, military leaders declared that the terrorist organization is no longer a “territorial entity.” They have no ground to call their own.

Yes, ISIS lunatics are still around to create terror and human slaughter – along with other like-minded groups. They will continue to be a blemish on the soul of Islam. But, the end of the califate is an accomplishment of enormous proportions – militarily and psychologically — and credit rests in the actions and policies put forth by President Trump. It is not a final victory, but a huge one.

Friday, March 22, 2019, was also the day of the release of the Mueller Report. While the details have not been revealed yet – and many appropriately will never be made public – the BIG news is that there will be no more indictments relating to that portion of the investigation involving Trump and his campaign.

There are not enough hens in Iowa to account for all the egg on the faces of the members of the #NeverTrump Resistance Movement. For more than two years, Democrats and their media allies have used up airtime and column inches to convince the public that Trump was guilty of collusion and obstruction of justice. Without a shred of evidence, they repeatedly accused Trump of the most heinous crimes against America. They went far beyond conjecture to proclaim Trump’s guilt. They accused him of treason – more than once.

They said he was an asset – and even an agent – of the Russian Federation. They claimed with certainty that his campaign had colluded with the Russians – and that the President was guilty of obstruction of justice. They went far beyond even theory to try to convince the American people that Trump was guilty of everything including killing cock robin. Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff even claimed to have seen the evidence of obstruction of justice – evidence that Mueller and his team could not uncover in almost two years of investigation.

Like ISIS, the anti-Trump Resistance Movement is not destroyed. But they have lost the central ground of credibility. They desperately needed Mueller to infuse substance into their ethereal and baseless narratives. Instead, Mueller ripped the heart out of their credibility and exposed the dishonesty of the month-after-month reporting. From the repeated claim that Trump was about to fire Mueller (never happened) to the claim that Trump was interfering in or obstructing the investigation (never happened according to the Mueller Report which said no one limited the scope of his actions), the news has been engaging in false narrative. While this writer never liked – or used – the “fake news” wording seen in the headline, it seems to now apply.

Even as the left tries to salvage some credibility and retain some pieces of their false narratives, it is more likely that the most objective Americans will be giving two very big “atta boys” to Trump and a scolding to the Democrats and the press that have deceived them for these past three years.

Friday, March 22, 2019, was a very good day, indeed, for President Trump.

So, there ‘tis.

About Author

Larry Horist

Larry Horist

Larry Horist is a conservative activist with an extensive background in economics, public policy and politics. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman, as well as the White House. He has testified as an expert witness before legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress, and lectured at major colleges and universities. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He can be reached at lph@thomasandjoyce.com.

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  1. Carol
    Carol March 26, 18:19

    Great Day for America and a sad day for the left wing crazies in the fake news business. We just refer to them as “The Crazies” in our house.

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  2. Chuck
    Chuck March 26, 18:36

    Really enjoy and appreciate your work here
    Suggest you put the offer to unsubscribe at the bottom of your emails

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  3. Skip
    Skip March 26, 19:13

    Down with the deep state dems and gop

    Reply to this comment
  4. Wrighty
    Wrighty March 26, 19:19

    Can you please ask President Trump to come and sort out the Brexit mess please

    Reply to this comment
  5. ReRe
    ReRe March 26, 21:06

    We’re not destroyed yet… just like . The president get no credit… he wanted to take the troops out before they were actually defeated

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  6. Fred
    Fred March 26, 23:32

    What I find comical concerning the left is the total absence of moral indignation and outrage at the corrupt antics of Hillary. From Whitewater, to Bengazi, to Uranium One, to the manufactured dossier, to the totally corrupt Clinton Foundation I have never heard a liberal or the corrupt liberal media express dismay at her actions. I guess that’s just liberals being liberals.

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  7. Phil in TX
    Phil in TX March 27, 04:21

    I don’t want to seem petty, but unless you were using humor, it is caliphate, not califate, Larry. Spell check even picked up the incorrect spelling in this comment. Spell check can be your friend, if you use it.

    Phil in TX

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    • thinkr2
      thinkr2 March 27, 19:23

      Well, I suspect some of the California fruits and nuts would like to have a ‘califate’ in their once-fair state.

      Reply to this comment

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