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Zacq Posted: Tue Jul 19 00:08:44 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I'm so clever. ; > You should've seen the thread titles I passed up.

Anyway, short version:

Studies: Most foreign fighters didn't wage terror before Iraq war

Boston Globe

WASHINGTON - New investigations by the Saudi Arabian government and an Israeli think tank both of which painstakingly analyzed the backgrounds and motivations of hundreds of foreigners entering Iraq to fight the United States have found that the vast majority of them are not former terrorists and became radicalized by the war.

The studies cast serious doubt on President Bush's claim that those responsible for some of the worst violence are terrorists who seized on the opportunity to make Iraq the "central front" in a battle against the United States.

"The terrorists know that the outcome in Iraq will leave them emboldened or defeated," Bush said in a nationally televised address last month. "So they are waging a campaign of murder and destruction."

However, interrogations of nearly 300 Saudis captured trying to sneak into Iraq and case studies of more than three dozen others who blew themselves up in suicide attacks show that most were heeding calls to drive infidels out of Arab land, according to a study by Saudi investigator Nawaf Obaid.

An analysis of 154 foreign fighters compiled by a leading terrorism researcher found that despite the presence of some senior al-Qaida operatives, "the vast majority of non-Iraqi Arabs killed in Iraq have never taken part in any terrorist activity prior to their arrival in Iraq."

The Israel study says: "Only a few were involved in past Islamic insurgencies in Afghanistan, Bosnia, or Chechnya."


A longer version:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/09/AR2005070901425_pf.html


 
Zacq Posted: Tue Jul 19 00:09:51 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I didn't mean for the opening text to turn blue, I just wanted a crafty looking smiley face.


 
Aeon Posted: Tue Jul 19 00:24:24 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Zacq said:
>I'm so clever. ; > You should've seen the thread titles I passed up.
>
>Anyway, short version:
>
>Studies: Most foreign fighters didn't wage terror before Iraq war
>
>Boston Globe
>
>WASHINGTON - New investigations by the Saudi Arabian government and an Israeli think tank both of which painstakingly analyzed the backgrounds and motivations of hundreds of foreigners entering Iraq to fight the United States have found that the vast majority of them are not former terrorists and became radicalized by the war.
>
>The studies cast serious doubt on President Bush's claim that those responsible for some of the worst violence are terrorists who seized on the opportunity to make Iraq the "central front" in a battle against the United States.
>
>"The terrorists know that the outcome in Iraq will leave them emboldened or defeated," Bush said in a nationally televised address last month. "So they are waging a campaign of murder and destruction."
>
>However, interrogations of nearly 300 Saudis captured trying to sneak into Iraq and case studies of more than three dozen others who blew themselves up in suicide attacks show that most were heeding calls to drive infidels out of Arab land, according to a study by Saudi investigator Nawaf Obaid.
>
>An analysis of 154 foreign fighters compiled by a leading terrorism researcher found that despite the presence of some senior al-Qaida operatives, "the vast majority of non-Iraqi Arabs killed in Iraq have never taken part in any terrorist activity prior to their arrival in Iraq."
>
>The Israel study says: "Only a few were involved in past Islamic insurgencies in Afghanistan, Bosnia, or Chechnya."
>
>
>A longer version:
>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/09/AR2005070901425_pf.html

I think it's actually, "Don't THROW a hiffy fit"


 
Zacq Posted: Tue Jul 19 00:47:20 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Aeon said:
>I think it's actually, "Don't THROW a hiffy fit"

Holy krap. How long has it been summer?


 
DaveHill Posted: Tue Jul 19 03:50:48 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  About one month here, don't know how long that is on your planet.


 
Christian Posted: Tue Jul 19 07:50:45 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Aeon said:
>
>I think it's actually, "Don't THROW a hiffy fit"

uuuuhh...Aeon... (taps lightly on the shoulder) I think it's "don't throw a Hissy-Fit" :-)


 
Zacq Posted: Tue Jul 19 11:54:11 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christian said:
>Aeon said:
>>
>>I think it's actually, "Don't THROW a hiffy fit"
>
>uuuuhh...Aeon... (taps lightly on the shoulder) I think it's "don't throw a Hissy-Fit" :-)

Hiffy Fit was intentional. That's why I said self-mockingly that I was clever.


 
Christian Posted: Wed Jul 20 06:53:57 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  aha! :-)


 



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