Terrorists to Spread Insurgency Throughout ME

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''Iraq's leaders have urged fellow Arab governments, including Jordan, Syria and Saudi Arabia, to do more to help.''

Could be the reason for this scare story.........
 
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tomahawk6 said:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200510/s1472937.htm

This is the result of a letter captured last week when coalition forces killed Zarqawi's #2. AQ's aim is to overthrow the regime's of all the arab countries.
Mr Jabor said foreign Arab militants now numbered less than 1,000 compared to between 2,500 and 3,000 six months ago.
Even 3000 in comparison with coalition forces is a very small number. As to 'less than 1000' then we see that now almost all insurgents are Iraqis. But in mentioned article we read

Iraq has become a magnet for Islamic militants...
It's a very strange magnet.
 
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So what's changed then ? AQ has always wanted to install religious (or rather their brand of religion) regimes in Arab countries as part of re-establishing the Caliphate. Saddam would have had them shot on sight, and they'd have returned the favour. It's ironic that it took the US waging war on AQ to give them a foothold in Iraq.
 
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Saddam would have had them shot on sight
No he wouldn't have. Meathooks are far cheaper

I find it incredible , that the US administration willingly lied to itself about Saddam's relationship with AQ. Or ignored CIA Assesments, even going to the extent of forming another department, to tell them what they wanted to hear.

Or the strange case of CIA documents on their website being suddenly superceded or plain disappearing or being "enchanced" in 2002

I do wonder, what would have happened if we had made an ally of Saddam?
 

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