Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Foreign Fighters in Fallujah

I'm reading some of Sgt. Stryker's stuff and I come across this bit on the foreign fighters of Fallujah by Kevin Connors.

In this must-read TCS article, Stephen Schwartz makes a convincing argument that the terrorist forces in Fallujah were, contrary to popular belief, neither native Iraqi or even Iranian, but Wahabbist Saudis.

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And the 26 leading Wahhabi radicals in Saudi Arabia published an open letter to the Iraqis calling for stiffened resistance in Fallujah and forbidding any cooperation with the U.S. forces.
Then I connect it with this bit from Little Green Footballs.
Saudis, Arabs Funneled Millions to President Clinton’s Library.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. - President Clinton’s new $165 million library here was funded in part by gifts of $1 million or more each from the Saudi royal family and three Saudi businessmen.
Then I connect it with this piece from Instapundit quoting Strategy Page:
While the Sunni Arab thugs have the edge in experience, and reputation, their violence is not overwhelming. The army and police are fighting back, killing and arresting thousands of Sunni Arab gunmen. The Sunni Arabs don't like to dwell on the fact that they are only a fifth of the population, or that they get slaughtered whenever they get into a fight with American troops. Trying to disrupt the January elections is now a major goal for the Sunni Arab extremists. They can do some of that in Sunni Arab areas. But in the next ten weeks, the number of Sunni gunmen available for this may be too low to make much of an impression. The Sunni Arabs are fighting a losing battle. Trying to bring back the good old days of Sunni domination will only work if the Shia Arab and Kurd majority is too weak to resist. No wonder the Sunni Arabs hate foreigners so much.
Curioser and curiouser.

So the thing is we may be actually at war with Saudi Arabia by proxy.

Hmmmmm.

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