More news of the international character of the jihad. Or was it just a mercenary action? From the Washington Times:
Mercenaries believed to be from Chechnya are suspected of carrying out the deadly ambush of civilian security contractors on a road outside Baghdad earlier this month.
The attackers killed four civilians working with Blackwater USA. Three contractors who managed to escape concluded that the assault was the work of trained gunmen.
If so, said a former U.S. Special Forces fighter recently in Baghdad, “this opens a whole other can of worms for the coalition to deal with.”
But what kind of can of worms?
Professional analysis of the incident concluded that the attackers were well-trained and were most likely Syrian or Chechen hired guns. They wanted to survive and not leave any bodies.
“The ambush on the [airport] highway was done by Chechen imports. Very switched on and well experienced,” said the former Special Forces member.
“Hitting a moving car at [72 mph], plus from another moving car, with an RPG is no small feat … [and] the fact that they policed up their dead [and] wounded and all the weapons also indicates their level of professionalism.
“I personally don’t think they were good Muslims doing their jihad duties, or politically motivated. I think they were high-tech, highly trained mercenaries in it for the bucks.”
Why? Because they were experts? Jihadists can’t be skillful? I’m not sure that’s a very effective or accurate assumption to make. Also, even if they were hired guns, who hired them, and why?