Just after President Trump’s major Sunday announcement of ISIS terror chief Abu Bakr Baghdadi’s death as a result of a successful and complicated special forces raid in northwest Syria, Iran’s first reaction was to dismiss it as “not a big deal”.
In perhaps the most interesting reaction of an enemy of Washington moments after the news broke Sunday, Iranian Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi declared that Baghdadi’s elimination was not “a big deal” and that Washington had simply destroyed its own “creature.”
“Not a big deal! You just killed your creature,” Jahromi posted on Twitter in reaction to Trump’s initial tweet reading “Something very big has just happened!”
Iranian state media has for years since Islamic State terrorists flooded Syria and established their ‘caliphate’ produced stories suggesting Washington ‘created’ ISIS, whether directly or indirectly.
After the CIA and Pentagon flooded the Syrian battlefield with advanced weaponry during the early years of the war, such as the BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile, more and more of these very weapons were documented ending up in the hands of ISIS, which they used against Syrian government forces.