No one ever said you had to have the mind of a nuclear physicist to be a jihadist cut throat. Although some are highly educated, 9/11 ringleader Mohammad Atta being an example, most are of modest intelligence and are led around in cult like fashion by those above.
My question is, just how much brain power does it take paint your safe house with anti-coalition slogans and still expect to keep your cache of weapons safe from the prying eyes of the U.S. Military? I suspect not very much.
A random knock-and-search operation in an area west of the Risalah neighborhood led the patrol to a house with anti-Coalition writing on the outside.
A full search of the house yielded the following items: one U.S. body armor vest, two load-bearing vests for AK-47 rifles, eight rocket-propelled grenade triggers, one RPG pouch, one detonator, four AK-47s, two improvised RPG/rocket launchers, two 82mm mortars, two 82mm mortar tripods, 20 rocket primers, 11 RPG propellants, three RPGs, 17 grenade fuses, 12 AK-47 magazines, four AK-47 stocks, an expended 1,000-round RPK belt, more than 1,000 RPK rounds (both expended and live), 300 rounds of 9mm ammunition, a large amount of propaganda materials, various improvised explosive device-making materials, welding supplies, two 60mm mortars, one 60mm mortar tripod, 10 grenades, one modified ammo box, three new Iraqi Police uniforms, three bullet-proof windows and one rifle scope.
It’s good to know the Darwin theory of survival of the fittest works for jihadist cut throats also.