In a statement, Russia on the destruction of al-Baghdadi you can see the desire of the Russian leadership to stand at the head of the “war on terrorism”. However, the lack of facts contained in the application and the lack of enthusiasm from the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs, suggests that the Kremlin wants to say thereby that the news reports about the killing of al-Baghdadi does not have a clear evidence. Perhaps al-Baghdadi is killed, but the authorities did not seek to prove what happened, they want another — to learn from the situation political dividends.
However, the statement of Russia has acquired great importance for another reason. It demonstrated the minor role of al-Baghdadi in a terrorist organization, which he heads. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi cannot be compared with Osama bin Laden or Abu Musabi al-Zarqawi, the leader of the Iraqi “al-Qaeda” (banned in Russia — approx. ed.). These two individuals punched the road to leadership in their organizations, committing bloody crimes, while al-Baghdadi received the title of Caliph from outside the organization. Apparently, he does not represent any “operational” values as its predecessors, bin Laden and al-Zarqawi. He met with a group of former officers of the Iraqi army in prison Bukka in Basra, which had decided to create the organization known today while they have realized the need to create a propaganda image, who created al-Baghdadi. Throughout the existence of the organization, heading it, he performs this role.
Against this background, Russia’s war with “Islamic state” (banned in Russia — approx. ed.) is the war with the image of al-Baghdadi. The point of direct confrontation in this war are limited to certain areas in the suburbs of Aleppo, and rare raids on Deir-ez-Zor and Raqqa. In Palmyra, a city which is trying to win each other’s “Islamic state” and the government army, what is happening is more like dancing than a real confrontation.
Thus, Russia’s war against a terrorist organization is just a way to justify the presence of its armed forces in Syria, nothing more, and her only concern that could threaten its interests in the country. War is a smokescreen, behind which is the desire to protect their positions. Statement on the killing of al-Baghdadi, even if it is not statistically significant, was again to demonstrate to the world that Moscow is fighting terrorism. At the same time we should not forget that Moscow has facilitated the transit of militants from the Muslim republics of Iraq and Syria, which signed a deal with Russian authorities, according to which the latter gives to such persons a permit for a single entry. Thus, the volunteers are all easier and easier to realize his dream — to take part in the war in Syria. Top leaders of the “Islamic state” arrived on Syrian territory due to Russian visas. So they took advantage of the exemptions from the Russian authorities when leaving the country, and then breaks from the Turkish at the entrance to Syria. Such “opportunities” the militants gave not only Turkey and Russia, but Iran and Baghdad, with the permission of Washington released on the freedom of former officers who have created a Caliphate.
Al-Baghdadi is nothing more than the way this man appeared in public only once. He does not have the right to vote, his name, nickname and origin is not clear. All that is known about this man is that he was the ordinary members of the terrorist group and suddenly became Caliph. Moscow announced that al-Baghdadi destroyed, as well as his image. What evidence is missing, not a big deal, more importantly, that their destruction was announced.
© AP Photo by Militant video, FileЛидер “Islamic state” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
At the same time nobody denies nor confirms the truthfulness of the statements made. “Islamic state” also does not feel the need for this, because as has been said, al-Baghdadi is only occasionally ogivale the way.. the international coalition did not show much enthusiasm for the Russian statement, since also no need of his denial. However, the irony of the situation is that the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia noted the need to confirm information about the murder of al-Baghdadi.
However, note that one of the objectives of the “Islamic state” is the concealment of facts which can tell about the history of this terrible organization. According to the Russian report, the killing of al-Baghdadi was committed over a month ago. More than a month “Islamic state” exist without its Caliph, and the fact that it had no impact on the organization, testifies to the fact that this man is not playing any significant role, it is just the image, created by former officers of the Iraqi army.