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May 15, 2005


The Strategy Page has some interesting details on "Operation Matador" in western Iraq, along the Syrian border. Evidently, the jihadist bastards who have been leading the latest insurgent offensive are not very popular with the locals, even in this Sunni bastion. The "roach motel" model appears to be working quite well:
. . . [Iraqi] Police have found that more and more of the killers are foreigners. Syrians, Egyptians, Yemenis and Saudis are among those being captured, or identified after their are dead. Raids on terrorist safe-houses usually yield documents and computer records that list the large number of foreigners involved in the terrorism. Over the last two decades, Saudi Arabian charities have established tens of thousands of religious schools that preach Islamic radicalism and hatred of non-Moslems. Most of the Sunni Arabs coming to die in Iraq are the products of those religious schools. These "martyrs" can't get to North America or Europe, and are unable to get organized sufficiently to kill Infidels (non-Moslems) in their own countries. But in Iraq, the Baath Party will supply weapons and some direction for those who want to kill, and are willing to die in the process.
(Hat tip to Instapundit.>

May 15, 2005 at 10:01 PM | Permalink


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