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2010-04-28 Africa North
Egypt court convicts 26 men of links to Hezbollah
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Posted by ryuge 2010-04-28 08:57|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6491 views ]  Top

#1 Judge Adel Abdel Salam Gomaa of the emergency state security court sentenced the men - who included Lebanese, Palestinians, Egyptians and one Sudanese - to prison terms ranging from six months to 25 years.

I just realized I am prejudiced--I always think of Hezbollah as Iranian and Lebanese exclusively. AQ seems more inclusive, taking anyone that signs on, but I guess a black Sudanese just didn't fit my mental image of a Hizzbilly. I guess I'll have to be more open-minded when it comes to suspicious terrorists.
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck5091 2010-04-28 11:24||   2010-04-28 11:24|| Front Page Top

#2 Lumpy Elmoluck5091, this varied group of men were cannon fodder plus a small leadership cadre -- not even any Number Threes, I imagine. At that level, just about any vetted enthusiastic volunteer will do. At the top level in each of the jihadi groups it seems to be pretty tribal, with an awful lot of intermarriage to nail home loyalties. That's probably what you were thinking of. Even Al Qaeda has a pretty small circle at the top.
Posted by trailing wife at the Toyota shop 2010-04-28 14:18||   2010-04-28 14:18|| Front Page Top

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