He couldn't say "yes Qadaffi is a horrible person but, we are going to help the fine citizens of Benghazi b/c they sent more fighters to Iraq to kill Americans than any other city in the entire world". How does that sound?
#83 | POSTED BY DALTON
I've seen you say that many many many times.
In 2007, The West Point Terrorism Report concluded that the second largest number of foreign fighters in Iraq, traveling through Syria, came from Libya, second only to Saudi Arabia. Of those, the report concluded that the majority came from the Northeast, particularly the coastal towns of Darna and Benghazi where the rebel groups have been strongest in the current fight.
Also, from the West Point CTC report (I dont see anything after 2007, so I'm using that. In my defense, I've seen recent (jan 2013) articles reference this 2007 report).
City/Town of Origin
Of 591 records that included the country of origin of the fighters, 440 also contained information on the home city/town the fighters hailed from. The most common cities that the fighters called home were Darnah, Libya and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with 52 and 51 fighters respectively. Darnah, with a population just over 80,000 compared to Riaydh's 4.3 million, has far and away the largest per capita number of fighters in the Sinjar records. The next most common hometowns? in real terms? listed in the Sinjar records were Mecca (43), Beghazi (21), and Casablanca (17). City/town of origin for Saudi Arabia, Libya, Morocco, Algeria, and Syria are broken out in greater detail below.
Do you have additional information on that that I may have missed? Cos based on that, the information you've repeated all day seems to be incorrect.