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WATCH: Something Big Has Happened! The Corbett Report examines the bizarre narrative of the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The Dissembler-in-Chief took to Twitter this past weekend to let the world know that “Something very big has just happened!” We now know that that something was a daring special forces raid that ended in the death of Osama bin Laden!

. . . Or is that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi?
Or maybe Abu Omar al-Baghdadi?
No, no, it was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi! Honest!

We took DNA evidence before we threw him in the sea! Find out about the unlikely story of Baghdadi’s umpteenth death in this timely edition of The Corbett Report podcast.

A full transcript, audio-only version, links, sources and show notes are all available here.

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Corbett is an appropriate name for somebody dealing with these jihadi glove puppets.
I don’t know if he’s any relation to Harry Corbett, of Sooty and Sweep fame, whose illustrious career began on Blackpool Central Pier in 1948.
Sooty and Sweep were more convincing characters than Bagdaddy, though.

mark
mark

There’s nothing like vaudeville.

Joe
Joe

And then shipped out to live in the USA.

universal
universal

As the Jihadis were shipped with their armament (and chemicals) from Libya, they can now be dispatched to the next spot to be destabilised/democratised/ruined/destroyed.

universal
universal

Hong Kong protesters are singing the US national anthem!!

They should be offered US visas and US citizenship for their patriotism.

mark
mark

We should offer them all UK citizenship.
I’m sure Farage wouldn’t mind another 7 million immigrants.

universal
universal

Yes, besides the US anthem, The protesters are also singing the UK anthem. Not clear though, the same people singing both anthems (doubly patriotic?) or some are loyal to just either the US or UK.
Let’s consider these three questions:
– What would happen if some Australians go and sing the Russian anthem in front of Alexander Downer’s residence?
– Anybody know why, Alexander Downer is not registered as a foreign agent working for the US?
– How many Australian politicians are –in all practical terms– are acting as foreign agents for the US?

different frank
different frank

Does Gina Haspel appoint the new leader?

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig

All I really care about is who will inherit Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s fleet of matching white Toyota pick-ups. Can I put in a bid? 😉

vexarb
vexarb

Seamus, you could put in a bid at the Australian police car auction; half of those Toyotas were registered “stolen” after they landed brand new in The Land of Oz. For the other half (and the Humvees) I believe both were manufactured in Detroit; start enquiries about who bought them in bulk: the present owners might give you a knockdown price for the lot — quick sale cash no paperwork.

davemass
davemass

Can someone please tell us where the original reference DNA of this guy came from?!

JudyJ
JudyJ

The story goes that the original reference sample was taken when ‘al-Baghdadi’ was held in an Iraq detention centre in 2004. So presumably whilst he was being enticed to perform his role as a CIA stooge – they plainly didn’t tell him how it was likely to conclude. The linked article gives every indication that Trump’s description of events was pure fantasy.

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/did-on-site-rapid-dna-testing-identify-al-baghdadis-remains–66665

The specific details of the compound and those who occupied it were supposedly provided by the mysterious ‘spy’ embedded with ‘al-Baghdadi’ who, apparently, fully cooperated with the US operation in order to get his revenge on ISIS and ‘al-Baghdadi’ for past mistreatment of family members. Likely story?

ttshasta
ttshasta

From England where he schooled perchance?

Berlin beerman
Berlin beerman

Probably from John Boltons’ ass.

Sorry I have been partaking in the bubbles a bit this evening.

vexarb
vexarb

Meanwhile, in the real world, something much bigger is happening:

“By Godfree Roberts for The Saker Blog

Eurasia has most of the world’s wealth, resources, and population — yet there is very low economic connectivity. A Sino-Russian partnership can collectively create a gravitational pull that allows them to capture the geo-economic levers of power by creating an alternative to the Western-centric (EU+U$A) model. This entails developing new global value chains that captures the high-value activities in strategic industries and energy markets, developing new transportation corridors through Eurasia and the Arctic, and constructing new financial instruments such as Development Banks, Trade/Reserve currencies, Technical Standards, and Trade Regimes. Russia’s comparative advantage derives from its geographical expanse by developing an East-West corridor connecting Northeast Asia with Europe, and a North-South Corridor that links India, Iran and Russia. Moscow sees itself as a stabilising factor in Eurasia by bringing together the entire continent with economic connectivity to ensure that it becomes multipolar and no one state or region can dominate.”

vexarb
vexarb

RO adds EU context to the Godfree Roberts thread:

This week 2 important things happened- First, France said EU cannot afford to take on membership of Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Moldova, Ukraine etc until many decades if ever. Alexandr Vucic of Serbia said it’s time for plan B: an inter-Balkan alliance that trades mostly with China, Russia and Turkey.

Then Denmark allowed NordStream2, allegedly because Trump offered to buy Greenland and insulted Danish nationality. EU is now firmly in energy alliance with Russia, and Europeans know that they are unlikely to run out of the fuel which Russia supplies at a regular fixed price.

Berlin beerman
Berlin beerman

Tip of the iceberg. Bulgaria is also aligning with Russia to bring in natural gas to the EU – for its role they will be rewarded with full membership. The Balkans can wait – not relevant in the current scheme.

Hydrogen powered fuel cells operated via extractors which use natural gas. Japan has been doing this.

The sooner the EU dumps the UK the better – its dead weight – tied to North America. Yes the EU are on good footings to do something good for their economies – the next 50 years are promising .

This is a changing of the guard on many fronts.

vexarb
vexarb

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps chief Major General Hossein Salami adds some U$ context to this thread, Something Big is Happening: “For years the Yoossies have been unable to strike a balance between the costs and outcomes of their measures..They are stuck in a downward spiral and the world has for decades witnessed no political victory for them.”

https://www.jpost.com//Middle-East/IRGC-chief-offers-US-advise-on-national-defense-strategy-606629

Jihadi Colin

As my alter ego Genghis Gobi (certificated Uighuristani Muhaysinic headchopper from Idlibistan!) said here:

America election season beginned starting! And one two year befour election it essentially that America president kill important media hate figure, like Osama bin Laden in 2011 or Saddam Hussein in 2006.

Takebeer!

RobG

We all know the Baghdadi stuff is total rollocks.

More pertinent is why President Trump gave a half hour radio interview to Farage yesterday evening (an event totally unprecedented in modern history), and why today the MSM presstitutes are barely reporting this event.

It’s not because Trump or Farage are angels (they are both the complete opposite), it’s because the MSM are a bunch of totally corrupt whores. with no morality or integrity whatsoever.

When we start jailing and prosecuting these scumbags, the MSM hacks should be first in the dock.

Martin Usher
Martin Usher

I think the problem the media has with Trump openly backing Farage is that its difficult to run a ‘outsiders are interfering with our democracy’ when you’re quite openly doing it yourself to someone else. There’s also a question of relevance. Trump is really played out in the US — sure, he’s got his hard core base, but he’s really past the point where he’s worth taking seriously. The same could be said for Farage in the UK; nobody has any real idea who or what he stands for — sure, its “Brexit”, now, no deal, nothing, which might appeal to a relative minority but its only a realistic scenario for a very small minority of insiders who stand to make a killing from it.

There’s also that super-lucrative UK/US trade deal that’s hinted about. Its meaningless. The UK doesn’t have anything we want or need (except the NHS — that looks like it could be a good market for one or two of our insurance companies), its just a place to dump things on we can’t get rid of elsewhere (plastic waste? overpriced natural gas? dubious produce?).

Why doesn’t everyone admit that the whole Brexit thing has been a fiasco? The current deal on offer is probably the only practical way forward, assuming you don’t just drop the whole thing. It is not 1940 any more, Britain doesn’t stand alone against the German menace (she never did actually but the quite significant contribution of the Empire to the UK’s defense tends to get overlooked). There’s real issue to be worked out with the Continent — its there, its more or less united and its not going to go away anytime soon.

vexarb
vexarb

@Martin Usher: “[The UK] it’s just a place to dump things on we can’t get rid of elsewhere (dubious produce?).

Like Trident?

Gezzah Potts

RobG…. Your comment hits a big nail on the head, especially identifying the presstitutes as corrupt immoral whores. Excellent.

Frank
Frank

Skip the dock, they’ve earned the gallows – many times over.

mark
mark

I’m glad that Bagdaddy had the opportunity to cower, cringe and whimper in the approved manner prior to his demise in his tunnel.

RobG

Don’t forget the suicide vest, and his children who died with him, and the American forces canine that went down the tunnel to get him*, and all the rest of it.

*Copyright the Beano comic.

Adrian Culey
Adrian Culey

Why didn’t the dog who followed him down the tunnel also get blown up?

JudyJ
JudyJ

I read/heard somewhere that “the beautiful and talented dog” (Trump’s words!) was electrocuted on loose cables in the tunnel, but recovered subsequently. Presumably that saved its life which one can only assume had potentially been sacrificed by its handler! That’s if we believe the story in the first place.

mark
mark

Yes, Gnasher the K9 was a novel touch.

Martin Usher
Martin Usher

ISIS is last year’s model, definitely past its sell-by date. Any mopping up could have been left to the locals — the Syrians, for example, tend to take a dim view of foreign fighters trying to set up caliphates in their country.

I think most of us just thought it was another case of “Whatever Obama did I have to either run it down or outshine it”. Its also got more than a touch of “Wag the Dog” about it.

Fair dinkum
Fair dinkum

What is dead is Truth.
It died when hierarchies came into existence.

Tim Jenkins
Tim Jenkins

Stricken; I just held a seance: greetings from Osama Bin Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Jihadi Johnny boys club & Bellingcat-as-trophy Hollywood Wives institute.