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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 08:58 AM
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U.S. in Iraq says finds list of foreign fighters
Source: Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday it had discovered a list of some 500 al Qaeda militants recruited to fight in Iraq from a range of European, Middle East and north African countries.

Spokesman Major-General Kevin Bergner said the information was unearthed in September when a senior al Qaeda in Iraq member, called Muthanna, was killed along with seven other militants near Sinjar in northwest Iraq.

...

"Muthanna was the emir of Iraq and Syrian border area and he was a key facility of the movement of foreign terrorists once they crossed into Iraq from Syria. He worked closely with Syrian-based al Qaeda foreign terrorist facilitators," he said.

Bergner told a news conference that the information discovered included 143 biographies of foreign recruits, with personal data, photographs, their recruiters' names, date of entry into Iraq and the route they took.

"They came from a range of foreign countries that included Libya, Morocco, Syria, Algeria, Oman, Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom," he said.



Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071003/ts_nm/iraq_qaeda_dc...
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 09:00 AM
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1. I am just so skeptical of stories like this; I guess I really have lost
my trust and faith for anything said, by anyone, concerning Iraq.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 09:06 AM
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4. I am skeptical too. It could be true wich serves to show to what
degree we've brought al Quaeda into Iraq and around the world. On the other hand, it may be a sketchy list of people for God knows what to be used as ammunition for further escalation. I thought, when I read the title of this post, that this list was going to contain Iranian names....to help keep Iran in a negative light.
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OregonBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 09:03 AM
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2. Huh, no one from the evil empire of IRAN? LOL
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javelina Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 09:18 AM
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6. doubtful
It's very doubtful that Al Qaeda would be recruiting Shiites from Iran. They MAY (that's a big if though) work with Iran on technology/information transfers, but they still hate the Shiites more than they do the United States.
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Lost4words Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 09:05 AM
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3. Any Americans on that list?
They wouldnt show it if there were. But I'll bet there were.
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liberal renegade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 09:09 AM
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5. Isn't that special.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 09:20 AM
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7. New joke: How many Americans , how many years. and how much money does it take to stop
500 al Qaeda militants? Punchline: We won't find out for another 50 years!

Did everyone else notice that Iran isn't on the list? "They came from a range of foreign countries that included Libya, Morocco, Syria, Algeria, Oman, Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom," he said
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javelina Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 09:23 AM
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8. And
you think that Iranians would be on an al Qaeda recruiting list, why?
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 11:01 AM
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11. Because, according to GOP logic, Iran is the chief supplier of the insurgency in Iraq and
is sneaking thousands of fighters across the border every day. That's what some of the idiot GOP Reps. and Senators have been saying. Oh, and ask John Bolton, Bill Kristol, or any other Neo-con and they'll be glad to tell you what a threat Iran is to the USA.
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mallard Donating Member (460 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 11:20 AM
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14. Re: "how much money does it take... "
And don't forget the AQ in Iraq are growing, so in 50 years (if we don't 'win') they may become a majority
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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 09:37 AM
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9. There are also Chilean and Guatamalan fighters in Iraq
They're on Blackwater's payroll.



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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 09:40 AM
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10. And let me guess, Iran is linked to this somehow, too. "AL QAEDA!" "AL QAEDA!" MYTH >>>>>
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 11:16 AM
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12. This just in...
Our news center just got an exclusive peek at the list of names. Here's a sample:

Omar al-Grow-cho

Aziz ya-Har-po

Stiv chi-Co

Ishmal Ben-larry

Ali el-Mo

Ben cur-Li

Aei Ou-y

Ei e-Io

emen L-op
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 11:18 AM
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13. Were Jose Padilla's fingerprints on them?
Any al Qaeda applications in the cash? I'm so sure. Any swamp land for sale?
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 11:25 AM
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15. did they find the list next to the stack of applications?
OK. So I'm a wee bit cynical
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 11:56 AM
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16. What? No Iranians?
I can't believe they wouldn't use this as an opportunity to draw Iran into it.
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 12:38 PM
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17. bullshit
propaganda, and piss poor propaganda at that.
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scarface2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-03-07 08:46 PM
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18. so?!?!
the military should keep its fascist psycho mouth shut...and quit following illegal orders from the crminal in the white house!!!!
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