On August 15th, during the general election for President of the United States – candidate Trump addressed a specific terrorist group! In no uncertain terms, DJT proclaimed ISIS would be extinct! He said,
“We will defeat RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM.” – Candidate Trump. Watch video below.
His pronouncement caused the left media to begin a campaign that Trump had NO CLUE how he was going to do it – only that he would. They accused him of having no plan. Just words with no back up.
And candidate Trump, at the time, was very clear that he would not tell the plan. Much like General Patton did not go around announcing to the enemy what their plan was, candidate Trump said in an interview with Bill O’Reilly. Click HERE to watch O’Reilly interview.
Fast forwarding, to today. An amazing goal has been met by President Trump! For all practical purposes, Trump and Mattis have squashed ISIS and they have very little territory left! As reported by Fox News, ISIS has currently LOST 98% of the land they once occupied. Currently, their are less than three thousand ISIS fighters who remain. Watch video below.
Promises made and promises kept to defeat the ISIS Terrorist Network!
Per the Washington Examiner, “on Jan. 20 — the day Trump was inaugurated — an estimated 35,000 ISIS fighters held approximately 17,500 square miles of territory in both Iraq and Syria. As of Dec. 21, the U.S. military estimates the remaining 1,000 or so fighters occupy roughly 1,900 squares miles of mostly barren desert primarily in Syria, where few people live, and where they will be forced to surrender or die.
Between September 2014 when the counter-ISIS campaign began, and January 2017, U.S.-backed forces in Iraq and Syria liberated 13,200 square miles of territory and 2.4 million people from Islamic State rule. In the 11 months since Trump took office, an additional 26,800 square miles have been reclaimed and 5.3 million people have been liberated.”
In a relatively short period of time the power team of General MAD DOG Mattis and all of our Military have come together under President Trump’s leadership. And they let the world know…American’s can DO ANYTHING we set our minds out to do! This is no longer Obama’s world where he can allow ISIS to grow.
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(Feature photo credit to Steve Helber and U.S. Marine Corps and Dagger News compilation.)