Donald Trump announced that Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead “terrified, like a dog, like a coward“. “The degradation of the image is part of the communication, especially when it is the public enemy n ° 1 and also compared to its successors and its faithful”, comments Gérard Vespierre, specialist in geopolitics, Sunday 27 October.
“There are several possible candidates for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the candidate who has the money, the ideological candidate, and the candidate who holds the propaganda.” There may be a break inside Da'esh. will be difficult to replace a historical leader, as was the case with Osama bin Laden “, explains the researcher.
“This windfall of the attack and the disappearance of Baghdadi gives him a new spring and this will allow him to surround himself with this halo of Commander in Chief”, concludes Gerard Vespierre.
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