posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 07:35 AM
This information was discovered from the data recovered from computers and documents seized in a September raid on a camp in Sinjar, Iraq.
While the data confirms that the majority of the insurgents are homegrown
Iraqis and principly Sunni, a large percentage of the foreign
fighters are from US allies, Saudi Arabia and Libya.
Nothing like your friends
stabbing you in the back, we shall see if the US puts more pressure on these allies
to clamp down on these
numbers, but somehow I think little will be done since the government seems to turn a blind eye to anything that might be traced to the Saudi's.
The article does not mention insurgents from Syria or Iran. The article also credits senior military officials
as the source of this
information so a possibility of bias exists since the article originally appeared in the New York Times who is no stranger to politically biased
articles and using unnamed sources
Ha! I went from being upset and angry to now being sceptical of the information provided in the story, it is pretty bad when we have to question
motives behind stories from what once were the most reliable sources of news in the country...
I am sure some of the info has to be accurate but what information was conveniently ommitted, where's the rest of the information?
Who knows? I will let you make your own decision as to the authenticity of this information.
Iraq insurgents traced back
to American allies
SAUDI Arabia and Libya, both considered US allies in the fight against terrorism, were the source of about 60% of the foreign fighters who came to
Iraq in the past year to become suicide bombers or take part in other attacks, senior American military officials say.