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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."
Originally posted by Boatphone
That information is about as groundbreaking as a thread on the sky being blue...
Originally posted by MaskedAvatar
Groundbreaking Sky Is Blue Thread
Sometimes the axiomatic qualities of the concept that commences the topic give rise to some very significant previously unperceived gems.
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
The poorer militant can go over to Iraq to wreak havoc, but only the better-positioned can afford the trek to Chechnya, Bosnia, or Manhattan.