ISIS Leader Critically Wounded?

News Brief — Nov 9, 2014

The alleged leader of the ISIS (or IS or ISIL) wearing an expensive, ostentatious watch, which seems at odds with claims that he's a devout Muslim. Click to enlarge

The alleged leader of the ISIS (or IS or ISIL) wearing an expensive, ostentatious watch, which seems at odds with claims that he’s a devout Muslim. Click to enlarge

Confirming that air strikes on Friday night destroyed 10 armoured vehicles near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, U.S. defence officials said that the mission had been “against what was assessed to be a gathering of [Isis] leaders”.
Quoted local tribal sources, the Al Arabiya News Channel reported that leader of Islamic State militants (sometimes referred to as Isis or ISIL), had been “critically wounded” in the attack.
The Pentagon has released a statement saying that it “cannot confirm if [Isis] leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was among those present”, but added that the strikes “demonstrate the pressure we continue to place on the IS terrorist network”.
Reuters news agency quoted two witnesses as saying an air strike targeted a house where senior ISIS officers were meeting on Friday, near al-Qaim.
The witnesses said that following the air strikes ISIS fighters had cleared a hospital so that their wounded could be treated. ISIS fighters used loudspeakers to urge locals to donate blood, the witnesses said.
It needs to be emphasised however, that even if al-Baghdadi was critically injured or even killed it won’t put an end to the wave of terror sweeping the region. For months ago reports emerged linking al-Baghdadi with Mossad.
According to Yasmini Haifi, a project management official working for Dutch National Cyber Security Center, al-Baghdadi was in fact a Mossad trained agent.
“ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It is a preconceived plan of Zionists who want to deliberately make Islam look bad,” Haifi posted in her Twitter account.
As a result Haifi was suspended from her position but she remained adamant and refused to retract her statement.
However, Haifi was not alone. Reports of al-Baghdadi’s links with Mossad abounded in the alternative media. Veterans Today reported that the militant group’s leader was an actor named Elliot Shimon:
“Simon Elliot (Elliot Shimon) aka Al-Baghdadi was born of two Jewish parents and is a Mossad agent…
“The so-called “Elliot” was recruited by the Israeli Mossad and was trained in espionage and psychological warfare against Arab and Islamic societies.”
All of which may explain Israel’s curious reticence about Islamic State terror. After all, why should they worry or kick up a fuss when its leader is under their command?
It may also explain Turkey’s reluctance to directly assist the Kurds in the defence of Kobani. Turkey’s President Erdogan may know what is really behind the militant group.
So if al-Baghdadi has been severely wound or even killed it may just be part of the play/ploy. In reality Elliot Shimon may be in perfectly good health and another actor may be rehearsing to take his part as the “evil mastermind”.