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February 4, 2007

Iraqi Government Says 50% Of Homicide Bombers Come Through Syria

According to the Iraqi government, half the Sunni Muslim militants (read suicidal radical Islamic terrorists) behind the bombings that are destroying the chances for peace among the plethora of tribes and sects throughout the country, come through Syria into Iraq:

The United States and Iraqi officials have long accused Iraq's neighbours, particularly Syria and Iran, of failing to stop Islamic militants from crossing into Iraq to carry out attacks.

U.S. and Iraqi officials say many of the insurgents responsible for the violence are not Iraqis.

"We have confirmation that 50 percent of these takfiris and killers who call themselves Arab jihadists come across the Syrian border," Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh told Al Arabiya TV, referring to radical Sunnis whose ideology brands some Muslims as infidels and allows their killing.

"Syria closes its eyes. As we have said before and we say again today, we are facing a bloody and painful day for us in Iraq as a result of Syria's lack of seriousness in controlling the border."

Syria's "lack of seriousness in controlling the border" isn't the problem, it's outright Syrian facilitation of the movement of foreign fighters into Iraq, along with helping supply them with arms. What should be frustrating to our troops in Iraq and Americans at home is the fact that this has been known since early 2004 and we apparently have yet to take military action against Syria - the only thing that would actually bring it to a halt. Despite the niceties of diplomacy, nothing but strong and painful intervention against Syrian complicity is going to bring a halt in what the Iraqis are still seeing today in 2007. Unfortunately, Iran is just as guilty, but we don't hear the Shi'ite government of Iraq complaining about Iran.

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Posted by Richard at February 4, 2007 9:30 AM

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