Foreigners Blamed for Iraq Suicide Attacks

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  1. Ian McCracken

    Ian McCracken Member

    May 28, 1999
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    Foreigners Blamed for Iraq Suicide Attacks
    By PATRICK QUINN and KATHERINE SHRADER
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    The vast majority of suicide attackers in Iraq are thought to be foreigners - mostly Saudis and other Gulf Arabs - and the trend has become more pronounced this year with North Africans also streaming in to carry out deadly missions, U.S. and Iraqi officials say.

    The bombers are recruited from Sunni communities, smuggled into Iraq from Syria after receiving religious indoctrination, and then quickly bundled into cars or strapped with explosive vests and sent to their deaths, the officials told The Associated Press. The young men are not so much fighters as human bombs - a relatively small but deadly component of the Iraqi insurgency.

    "The foreign fighters are the ones that most often are behind the wheel of suicide car bombs, or most often behind any suicide situation," said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Don Alston, spokesman for the Multinational Force in Iraq.

    Officials have long believed that non-Iraqis infiltrating the country through its porous borders with Syria, Iran and Saudi Arabia were behind most suicide missions, and the wave of bloody strikes in recent months has confirmed that thinking.
     
  2. Mikeshi

    Mikeshi New Member

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    From your perspective that everyone not in your American Legion chapter is a foreigner and a commie, I'm sure this is true.
     
  3. Calexico77

    Calexico77 Member

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    The vast majority of guns and artillery used by the Viet Cong weren't Vietnamese either. Our people were still being killed, though.
     
  4. YankBastard

    YankBastard Na Na Na Na NANANANAAA!

    Jun 18, 2005
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    YOU COMMIE BASTARD!!!!!!
     
  5. el_urchinio

    el_urchinio Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    I particularly like the idea of Arabs somehow being foreigners in an Arab country.
     
  6. YankBastard

    YankBastard Na Na Na Na NANANANAAA!

    Jun 18, 2005
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    ME TOO!!!
     
  7. 96Squig

    96Squig Member

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    Iraq isn't that Arabic, actually...
     
  8. Sine Pari

    Sine Pari Member

    Oct 10, 2000
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    Good grief

    What stupid stupid stupid post
     
  9. DJPoopypants

    DJPoopypants New Member

    Thank god we have american soldiers over there, not foreigners.

    (Ooops - I forgot Poland. Those are foreigners)
     
  10. Sine Pari

    Sine Pari Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    NUNYA, BIZ

    So easily you dismiss the truth oh poopy one

    ;)
     
  11. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
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    Somebody better tell the Arab League then.
     
  12. monop_poly

    monop_poly Member

    May 17, 2002
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    If I understand Ian's point, it's that suicide terrorism didn't exist in Iraq until we attacked the country for being part of a network responsible for suicide terrorism on 9/11/01.
     
  13. speedcake

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    Dec 2, 1999
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    Erm, Canadians (north americans) wouldn't be considered foreigners in the U.S.?


    yep, yep they would.
     
  14. speedcake

    speedcake Member

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    Oh Sweet Irony
     
  15. Revolt

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    Except our foriegn soldiers who are using enlistment as their ticket to citizenship. (Kind of reminds me of Rome towards the end - after the Germanic tribles started kicking ass.)
     
  16. Ian McCracken

    Ian McCracken Member

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    If you've proven anything, it's that you don't understand much.
     
  17. Ian McCracken

    Ian McCracken Member

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    I'm going to pretend you didn't just compare american soldiers to foreign terrorists blowing up innocent people in Iraq.
     
  18. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
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    That's good, because that's not what he did.
     
  19. monop_poly

    monop_poly Member

    May 17, 2002
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    Oh, do share. So what is your point? The Iraq adventure is "worth it" because our guys are keeping us safe here at home by drawing fire over there? That we've created a vacuum of power that allows terrorism to flourish?
     
  20. el_urchinio

    el_urchinio Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Since when are "North Americans" a unified ethnic and cultural group with 2 thousand years of written history?
     
  21. Calexico77

    Calexico77 Member

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    Since when has the Middle East been a unified ethnic and cultural group with 2 thousand years of written history. . .

    Do your homework, cupcake, its a diverse, diverse world out there. (or at least watch Lawrence of Arabia)
     
  22. YankBastard

    YankBastard Na Na Na Na NANANANAAA!

    Jun 18, 2005
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    "What is Arab? I've heard of Hawitat, Nazimi, Benisalem,...but I never heard of Arab.
    -Abu Budai
     
  23. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

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    Yeah, right. He's the stupid one.
     
  24. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

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    Have you read the rest of the thread so you could maybe understand the context? If not, then hush.
     
  25. nsa

    nsa Member+

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    Feb 22, 1999
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    There are over 150,000 foreign soldiers in Iraq - American troops and their coalition allies.

    And these foreign invasion troops have acted as a magnet to bring in other foreigners. A sad consequence of the BushCo lies and manipulations.
     

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