Iraq's foreign militants 'come from US allies'

The last legal casus belli for the US going to war against Iran just doesn't work. Now they will have to invent the Uranium story from Nigeria, hopefully there won't be a CIA officer and her husband diplomat on their back so they can get away with their lies.
Oh and also it was repeated time and again that US allies in the ME are authoritarian regimes, and that submissiveness to the US of leaders in these countries, as well as their handling of their political opponents with the last trend in the west now, torture and unlawful imprisonement, are breeding extremism in their populations. But no sensible person in the US would look at this phenomenon. It is as if the US were determined to breed both submissiveness and terrorism in the ME, and ban moderation and common ground.

From The Guardian

"Around 60% of all foreign militants who entered Iraq to fight over the past year came from Saudi Arabia and Libya, according to files seized by American forces at a desert camp.

The files listed the nationalities and biographical details of more than 700 fighters who crossed into Iraq from August last year, around half of whom came to the country to be suicide bombers, the New York Times reported today.

In all, 305, or 41%, of the fighters listed were from Saudi Arabia. Another 137, or 18%, came from Libya. Both countries are officially US allies in anti-terrorism efforts.

In contrast, 56 Syrians were listed and no Lebanese. Previously, US officials estimated that around a fifth of all foreign fighters in Iraq came from these two countries.

US officials have also long complained about Iranian interference in the affairs of its neighbour, accusing Tehran of shipping weapons for militants over the border. However, any assistance does not appear to extend to people, the paper said, reporting that, of around 25,000 suspected militants in US custody in Iraq, 11 were Iranian. No Iranians were listed among the fighters whose details were found."


Anonymous said...

I can tell you that there are a stream of insurgents coming from Iran, as well as military hardware. I was there, and we conducted numerous cross-border raids.

Yehudi01 said...

Great blog! I enjoyed reading through many of your posts...keep up the great work!

Sophia said...

Thanks Yehudi but I don't think I will enjoy the blog of someone who supports Rudy Guiliani just because he is the best president for Israel.

Sophia said...

Og Yehudi, next time you post two comments please use the same name and don't hide behind an anonymous name as you did in this first comment on Iran. So when was the last time you visited Iraq ?

Since March 29th 2006