Carl Cameron reported a little while ago on Brit Hume’s Special Report that Syria may have opened its borders to permit
the flow through of a variety of Islamic militants, including Hezbollah guerillas armed with C4 explosives and possibly even shoulder-mounted rocket launchers (anyone have deja vu of East Africa and an El Al airliner a few months ago?…).
All this after Don Rumsfeld warned Syria and Iran in the sternest terms during
the afternoon Pentagon briefing to stay out of the Iraq theater and stop
providing military aid to Iraqi armed forces. He was pretty specific
about alleged Syrian sins.
These official and analytical revelations confirm what Mansoor Ijaz
presciently wrote in NRO on Wednesday when he first
argued why the Turks stopped the basing of U.S. troops (for fears of a
widening post-Iraq war with Syria and/or Iran), and then set out the
problem scenario caused by lack of Turkish cooperation by citing the
risk of Hezbollah guerillas armed with C4 infiltrating into western
Iraq. His rear guard action scenario, where U.S. airborne units could
become targets for Hezbollah and Hamas suicide bombers, now appears to
have become a real possibility.
One wonders where this guy gets his formation from. I vote that we appoint
Ijaz Governor General of the postwar Iraqi government….Odd are he
has Asad in a jail cell within a week.