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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:27 AM
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Germany says battle-hardened Iraqi fighters being smuggled into Europe
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB8DN21Q3E.html

AP Enterprise: German Authorities Say Islamic Militants Behind Allawi Assassination Plot Are Sending Fighters From Iraq to Europe


BERLIN (AP) - Islamic extremists accused of plotting to kill Iraq's prime minister in Germany are smuggling battle-hardened fighters from Iraq to Europe, raising a potential new terrorist threat on the continent, according to German officials.


More than 20 alleged supporters of Ansar al-Islam have been arrested in Europe in the past year as authorities move against the group that has links with al-Qaida and Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who's been leading bloody attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq.

Ansar al-Islam is suspected of spiriting dozens of fired-up young Muslims to Iraq to join the insurgency, but the latest raids in Germany - the most spectacular yet against the group - heightened concerns that the organization also could pose a menace outside Iraq, too.

Acting on intelligence suggesting the group planned to attack Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi in Berlin, police on Dec. 3 arrested three Iraqis believed to be Ansar al-Islam members.

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roughandtumble Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:31 AM
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1. We can finally get the Europeans involved.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:00 PM
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2. Gee, thanks George.
I wonder how long it will take for this country to up to our eyeballs in real terrorests... Other than those in the White House, that is.
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vpigrad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:27 PM
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3. Was this Bush's plan?
To encourage attacks on Europe? It's a closer and and easier target than the US, so it's not hard to guess that it would have happened.
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