The heartbreak for the Mueller family hopefully had some closure on Sunday, upon hearing of the brutal death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, dying like a coward in a tunnel “whimpering and crying.”
For those that perhaps forgot the tragic story of Kayla Mueller the attractive 26-year old human rights activist and aid worker who traveled to the Middle East to help those in need, only to fall victim and die to the savagery of a barbaric ideology perpetuated by the 48-year old psychopath, who was forced to blow himself up Saturday night, is no doubt welcome news to the family of the slain humanitarian worker from Prescott, Arizona.
Kayla had traveled to the Middle East to render humanitarian aid in war-torn Syria, during the nation’s bloody civil war, and was captured shortly there after in August of 2013, by ISIS rebels while leaving a “Doctors without Borders” hospital in Aleppo, Syria.
The President briefly mentioned Kayla on Sunday, however refusing to go into detail regarding her brutal death, perhaps out of respect for the Mueller family who’ve suffered unimaginably, after details emerged of Kayla being repeatedly raped and beaten by al-Baghdadi while in captivity.
The young woman allegedly died in 2015, while being held in a building that was bombed by an alleged Jordanian air-strike, according to an ISIS account.
Upon hearing the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Mueller family put out an official statement thanking and praising the President while sharply rebuking former President Obama for his mishandling of Mueller’s capture.
Kayla Mueller’s parents said on Sunday that they hope the ISIS leader’s death will reveal more answers about what happened to their daughter. Even though they confirmed her death through pictures sent by militants, their daughter’s body was never recovered.
“She was held in many prisons,” Carl Mueller, her father, told the Republic on Sunday. “She was held in solitary confinement. She was tortured. She was intimidated. She was ultimately raped by al-Baghdadi himself.”
National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Sunday morning on “Meet the Press.”
“One of the things that Gen. [Mark] Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did was named the operation that took down al-Baghdadi after Kayla Mueller, after what she had suffered,” O’Brien said. “And that was something that people should know. But justice was brought to those Americans who were so brutally killed, as were others, as the president pointed out.”
Kayla’s mom Marsha Mueller praised President Trump and the Special Operations commandos who raided the compound and told the Arizona Republic that she believes if “Obama had been as decisive as Trump” her daughter may still be alive.
The criticism while harsh may indeed be true in that the Obama Administration for some yet unknown reason dragged their feet over a reported 2015 rescue mission that targeted four prisoners held at a makeshift ISIS prison.
In late May specific intelligence had emerged providing officials with the “likely location” of where the four hostages were being kept.
However the Obama Administration for whatever reason allowed valuable time to slip by before giving the green light for the rescue mission
An intelligence source at the time told Fox News that intelligence officials knew the building the hostages were in, describing the information as being ‘”strong,” “specific” and “perishable.”
However by the time U.S. commandos stormed the compound, the hostages were already gone. Some relatives and people who worked on the raid blamed the White House for not acting swiftly enough.
Astoundingly the White House didn’t sign-off on the rescue mission until July 4th almost 3-months after the initial intelligence provided a “likely location” of where the hostages had been.
One can only imagine if this same scenario took place on Trump’s watch, you’d have delusional Democrats, frothing at the mouth.