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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

US shows it is ready to take the war across boundaries

Haan, yeh tou theek hay, but what if.....!

Won't heavens tremble and fall if...IF...other nations take their fight to the pursuit of those they deem terrorists? Like Cheney or Bush? Can what is good for the goose be good for the gander too?

The US commando attack inside Syrian territory appears to amplify an emerging message to countries giving safe passage to terrorists: Take action, or America will.

A Washington military official said special forces conducted the raid in Syria to target the network of al Qaida-linked foreign fighters moving through Syria to help fight in the war in Iraq.

Syria said troops in four helicopters attacked a building and killed eight people, including four children.

"We are taking matters into our own hands," the official said.

Although the flow of foreign fighters from Syria to Iraq has been declining, Americans have been unable to shut down the network in the area struck because Syria was out of the military's reach.

The move appears to echo one taken recently in America's other current war. President Bush in July secretly approved military raids inside anti-terror ally Pakistan, which has been unwilling or unable to stem the flow of militants hiding in Pakistan and waging cross-border raids into Afghanistan....


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