With a tip of the hat to Charles Johnson, read this breaking news story out of Damascus:
A SYRIAN policeman was killed and two militants captured during fighting on a mountain overlooking Damascus yesterday in a second day of battles between Syrian security forces and rebels connected with the war in Iraq.This is very good news. If the Syrians start seeing the consequences of the crap they are permitting on their eastern border show up on the streets of their own capital, it may help to stanch the flow of arms and money into the Iraqi theater. And, as the story ends:
The gunbattle, which allegedly involved former bodyguards of Saddam Hussein, came amid indications that the Syrian Government is increasing its efforts to capture militants who use Syria as a staging ground for attacks in Iraq.
Sana, the official Syrian news agency, reported: "The clash took place on Mount Qassioun with a group of people wanted for terrorist crimes, some of whom were former bodyguards. The gunbattle claimed the life of Ahmad Hijazi, a security forces officer, Sana said, which added that two police officers and two other security force officers were wounded.["]
Syria faces pressure from the US to stop militants crossing into Iraq.Yeah, well, there is that. Assad knows we're getting closer to acting against him.
We might even be acting against him now.