This Hellfire’s for you: Pentagon launches psychological warfare offensive against ISIL

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Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren in Baghdad has put ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on notice.

Hellfire missile as shown on a simulator. / AP
Hellfire missile as shown on a simulator. / AP

“I hope al Baghdadi watches these press conferences because I want him to know that we are hunting him and we will find him just like we found his mentor, Zarqawi, and killed him, just like we found the grand madter of terrorism, Osama bin Laden. We killed him,” Col. Warren told reporters.

“We are going to find Baghdadi and he will taste justice,” Col. Warren said. “I don’t know if that justice will look like a Hellfire missile or if it will look like a dark prison cell somewhere but he will find justice one day. We know he’s alive.”

“We’re in the business of taking terrorists off the battlefield,” Col. Warren said. “And whether we take them off and slam them into a dark cell somewhere in the international courts or put a Hellfire missile at his location, either one of those would make us equally happy. But this is a terrorists who has to go. And this is a terrorists who should not sleep well ever. For two reasons. One, certainly his conscience will keep him awake for all the brutal acts he’s been behind. But more importantly, eventually some one is either going to come in the window and snatch him up or the entire house that he’s in will get reduced to rubble.”

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