ISIS is Finished in Syria, and Trump’s Non-Interventionist Policies Facilitated This Success

ISIS has seen better days. Without Barack Hussein Obama in the oval office to support them, their global Islamic caliphate has been crumbling over the past several years. Now, even their final Syrian stronghold in the city of Baghouz has fallen.

FOX News broke the news today that coalition forces have reclaimed the city, and ISIS has been officially broken in what is nothing short of a miracle for the Syrian people:

The caliphate has crumbled, and the final offensive is over. While the official announcement hasn’t yet been made – Fox News has been told that this village, the last ISIS stronghold, is liberated.

It’s the first time since we’ve been here in Syria for five days that the bombs have stopped dropping and the gunfire has disappeared. We have witnessed the end of the caliphate – the brutal empire that once ruled over 8 million people – is gone.

Troops here are now bringing down the black flags of ISIS. The flags no longer fly over the town, instilling fear.

The last five days, Fox News has witnessed the last major offensive up close -– with U.S.-backed SDF forces attacking ISIS from three sides, pushing the fighters back, house to house, then tent to tent, against the Euphrates River.

Inside Baghouz, it’s easy to see how they hid for so long – not just in tunnels but trenches and hundreds of cubby holes covered by tarpaulins, which blend in perfectly to the dirt.

In the end, the majority surrendered. In fact, since the start of the year about 60,000 have dripped into the desert, and most are now held in camps.

Although President Trump will not likely be receiving any peace prizes, it was his policy changes toward non-interventionism that paved the way for the leveling of ISIS.

Trump ended the covert CIA program that was arming Islamic terrorists in Syria shortly after becoming President. Weapons kept mysteriously ending up in the hands of ISIS terrorists due to this policy, a problem that Obama was happy to ignore.

Obama had once bragged that ISIS would be around for generations while he was still in office, forging into the minds of the American public that the genocidal terror group was here to stay.

“This broader challenge of countering violent extremism is not simply a military effort,” Obama said in remarks from the Pentagon back in 2015. “Ideologies are not defeated by guns. They’re defeated with better ideas – a more attractive and more compelling vision.”

“This larger battle for hearts and minds is going to be a generational struggle,” Obama added. “It’s ultimately not going to be won or lost by the United States alone. It will be decided by the countries and communities that terrorists like Isil [an alternative acronym for Islamic State/Isis] target.”

Contrary to this blather, ISIS was not defeated with ideas or visions. They were obliterated by superior military force shortly after Obama’s subsidies for them were cut off.

Although Trump is far from a perfect non-interventionist, it was his termination of a CIA program causing a great amount of blowback that facilitated the removal of ISIS in Syria. Trump needs to understand that this is no anomaly. Preventing the US from meddling in the affairs of other countries will make the world safer while allowing Trump to implement ‘America First’ agenda domestically.