JAMESTOWN FOUNDATION -- Following the London bombings, I started looking at items on websites that point to the need for recruits. If the rambling post on a jihadi web site is to be believed, the insurgents in Iraq don't need any more mules. However they still need technical specialists. From the website:
‘Advice to Brothers Seeking Jihad in Iraq'
"First of all the brothers should know that the situation of the mujahideen in Iraq is entirely stable, and that they are not suffering at all from any shortfall in mujahideen. After more than two years the mujahideen have passed the preparatory phase and consequently they no longer need more numbers, rather they are in need of clearly defined specializations that will be of use to them … and does not constitute a burden upon them.
So what is required at present is above all material support, and high military and jihadist expertise. Very young [volunteers] who have no significant material resources are an additional burden on the mujahideen and present good fodder for the Tyrants, either as victims or as prisoners.