Note to Administration: Iraq is in fact in Asia.

So is Syria. Anyone ever hear something about “land wars in asia”?

Pretty much confirming Syria’s claims from yesterday, the existence of an unidentified U.S. official screams to me of someone muttering “shit” as they slowly pull their hand from the cookie jar.
Syria’s state news agency SANA said four U.S. helicopters crossed the border and struck a farm about 5 miles inside Syria before returning to Iraqi airspace. The raid occurred about 4:45 p.m. local time on Sunday, the agency said.
This is, after all, the fucking middle east. Presumably some upper level commander okayed this. Hm. So the wheels are already turning when I come across a BBC article that states :: “It would fit into a carefully calibrated step-up in US counter-terrorist operations around the wider Middle East.
In July, President George W Bush reportedly signed an executive order authorising limited incursions by US ground troops into Pakistan’s tribal areas, allowing the Pentagon and the CIA – in theory – to go after high value al-Qaeda operatives previously beyond their reach.

Georgie-boy, are we still holding out hopes of starting World War III in the next ten days?
I find it interesting that my frequently visited corners of the blogosphere are letting this slide – as though the process of incipient election will magically make this sort of thing go away.
He’s still in office til January folks.

Unfortunately the rest of this got zorched when a PG&E truck opted to play handball with a switch or something. So I’ll just cut to the chase. Al-jazeera has a very ….. interesting article on this. And it’s about what I think anyone would have expected. I doubt Syria will tolerate US “adventurism” any more than they have to this point. Certainly not a second time. It would seem that some unofficial but nonetheless cogent change in the military end of US foreign policy is underway. Pity about that whole not keeping the citizenry informed.

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~ by Auntie Ranty on October 28, 2008.

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