The U.S. military conducted a “successful” strike into Syria on Sunday to kill a suspected al Qaeda facilitator, a U.S. official said Monday. Four helicopters crossed the Iraq border, and two landed.
The American official, who would not be identified but has access to U.S. intelligence, identified the intended target of the attack as “Abu Ghadiya,” an Iraqi whose family he said has been active in smuggling money, weapons and foreign fighters across the Syrian border into Iraq.
The official, who asked to remain anonymous because of the classified nature of the operation, also confirmed that U.S. helicopters and military special operations forces carried out the attack.
Syrian officials lashed out at Washington on Monday for a “sheer violation of international law,” saying the U.S. attack killed eight people and wounded one.
I’m a bit depressed by the news this morning that the US attacked inside Syria. I’m a cynic and feel that maybe this was undertaken by the incumbent Republican GOP to bolster McCains campaign. The Republicans are getting run over by Obama due to the economy but if there were a security crisis this week large numbers of voters might swing back to McCain. Just the thing the GOP is capable of doing to keep control in the next election. Very cynical indeed!
George W. Bush wanted to make peace in the Middle East before he left office. Looks like he changed his mind and would rather see a glass crater in stead of all that sand. Since it seems like Iran would be too much of a problem to take on (look at history, no one could), the commander-in-chief (who obviously had to authorise this mission) has shifted his focus towards little brother Syria.
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