The only thing missing is the clown car.
One of the ways the Islamic State group made its mark on the international terrorism of the 21st century was through its savvy release of videos celebrating the kind of depravity decent people are repelled by.
But a compilation video released this week by the U.S. military shows a different side of the once-fearsome fighting group — and gives viewers a pretty good idea of why they abandoned the battlefield in droves once President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis decided to teach them that war is for keeps.
According to Stars and Stripes, the four-minute video is made up of hours of footage capture of special operations forces. There’s no audio, but as one social media user pointed out on YouTube, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine the “Yakety Sax” theme song from “Benny Hill” playing in the background.
It’s ludicrous, all right. And naturally, it drew some mocking commentary on YouTube (though there was suspiciously little reaction on Twitter):
That last one is especially disturbing. It’s easy to forget now that the Islamic State group savages have been essentially destroyed, but it wasn’t that long ago, on President Barack Obama’s watch that they looked like world-beaters.
Now, after 15 months of the Trump and Mattis taking the offensive, the group is reduced to hiding out in mosques because they think they will be protected by Western reluctance to attack religious building.
Their “training” videos are being used by their infidel enemies to show what a laughingstock — as a fighting force — they really are.
And in this one, all that’s missing is a clown car for Islamic State group terrorists to climb out of — before they blow themselves up.
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