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US special forces launch rare attack inside Syria
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D942EFR80&show_article=1 ^ | Oct 26 05:54 PM US/Eastern | ALBERT AJI

Posted on 10/26/2008 4:23:46 PM PDT by NYTexan

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - U.S. military helicopters launched an extremely rare attack Sunday on Syrian territory close to the border with Iraq, killing eight people in a strike the government in Damascus condemned as "serious aggression." A U.S. military official said the raid by special forces targeted the foreign fighter network that travels through Syria into Iraq. The Americans have been unable to shut the network down in the area because Syria was out of the military's reach.

"We are taking matters into our own hands," the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of cross-border raids.

The attack came just days after the commander of U.S. forces in western Iraq said American troops were redoubling efforts to secure the Syrian border, which he called an "uncontrolled" gateway for fighters entering Iraq.

A Syrian government statement said the helicopters attacked the Sukkariyeh Farm near the town of Abu Kamal, five miles inside the Syrian border. Four helicopters attacked a civilian building under construction shortly before sundown and fired on workers inside, the statement said.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abukamal; damascus; specialforces; syria

1 posted on 10/26/2008 4:23:46 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

About time.


2 posted on 10/26/2008 4:24:37 PM PDT by itsthejourney (1 of every 10 people you pass in the mall is here illegally)
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To: NYTexan

Good work.


3 posted on 10/26/2008 4:25:59 PM PDT by GoodDay (McCain-Palin '08)
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To: NYTexan

That’s good that we are chasing terrorists in Syria. Under a Marxist Islamic president, we will be hunting terrorists in San Diego as military funding will be cut and “diversity” with Muslim States will be implemented via immigration, trade and diplomacy.

Mr. Soetero will attempt to crush the nation and move us to a Euro-Socialist movement with Afro-Islamic flavor...


4 posted on 10/26/2008 4:27:03 PM PDT by wac3rd (Conservatives are not always Republicans...and vice-versa.)
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To: itsthejourney

I agree with that comment, but think about the consequences if Bush had done it sooner-likely Pelosi would have tried to impeach him-violating war powers act or some such non sense.


5 posted on 10/26/2008 4:27:03 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: NYTexan
Get them FIRST!!!!!!

No more VN wait till they kill us first vagROE!

They are bloodthirsty savage cult members that want to die.

We're just being good neighbors and helping them succeed in becoming the newest residents in satanallahs whorehouse!

6 posted on 10/26/2008 4:29:17 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I will stand with the Muslims ~B Hussein Obomunist ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Verito Possumus~Verified Sleeper!)
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To: nuconvert; txflake

Ping


7 posted on 10/26/2008 4:30:32 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: itsthejourney

If you’re not willing to attack the enemy where they are, then you have no business going to war.

Hopefully we’ve learned our lesson...never invade a country with one of your hands tied behind your back (and always be willing to destroy it completely).


8 posted on 10/26/2008 4:30:59 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (Get off your ass and do something...Print signs and post them around town)
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To: NYTexan

This couldn’t wait for 9 days?
All I can figure is AQ was plotting something for next week.


9 posted on 10/26/2008 4:32:23 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NYTexan

Good. A lame-duck President can still finish his mission against these terrorists.


10 posted on 10/26/2008 4:34:57 PM PDT by eyedigress ( My first 4 wheeler was on the rocks in Fairbanks)
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To: NYTexan

The Syrians have been warned repeatedly that they must stop sending terrorists into Iraq. They chose to ignore those warnings.

We should have done this 3 years ago.


11 posted on 10/26/2008 4:36:47 PM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: Boiling Pots

Sadly, the country is quickly wanting to throw the entire lesson book into the trash.


12 posted on 10/26/2008 4:39:30 PM PDT by itsthejourney (1 of every 10 people you pass in the mall is here illegally)
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To: NYTexan

Interesting place to google

poultry farm? Illegal labs? hmmm.


13 posted on 10/26/2008 4:39:48 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: NYTexan

Good deal. For it to be confirmed rather quickly speaks volumes.......Good deal.


14 posted on 10/26/2008 4:42:04 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: backhoe; CholeraJoe; Criminal Number 18F; DevSix; DJ Taylor; Future Snake Eater; GarySpFc; ...

Joint SOCOM & MI Ping


15 posted on 10/26/2008 4:42:19 PM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: mylife

“We are taking matters into our own hands,” the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of cross-border raids.


16 posted on 10/26/2008 4:44:36 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

They whacked a training camp in Pakistan today as well.


17 posted on 10/26/2008 4:47:10 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Yee-Haw!


18 posted on 10/26/2008 4:48:37 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

How long until Democrats apologize on behalf of the US?


19 posted on 10/26/2008 4:50:06 PM PDT by Obadiah (Vote for Obama so he can spread your wealth!)
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To: NYTexan

2 strikes in Pakistan today!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/10/27/2401865.htm?section=justin

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5imfDkEQ6jr_-MlAp2qhs0qD-CLEA


20 posted on 10/26/2008 4:52:56 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NYTexan

Oops my mistake. I thought they blew up the suicide car too.


21 posted on 10/26/2008 4:54:44 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NYTexan

It’s about time. If you support terrorists who are killing Americans you will be hit. Wasn’t this accepted as gospel in late September 2001?


22 posted on 10/26/2008 5:06:12 PM PDT by yazoo
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To: Army Air Corps; shield; jeffers

Ping and bump.

Bush’s fault.

About time.


23 posted on 10/26/2008 5:07:39 PM PDT by txhurl (holy cow - WE ARE OUT OF TIME - Sarah just got my EV)
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To: txflake

Interesting...I’d say


24 posted on 10/26/2008 5:09:29 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: NYTexan

Wedding party at a baby milk factory.


25 posted on 10/26/2008 5:20:52 PM PDT by Fireone (Homeland security is 10,000 rounds of dry ammo and 10 cords of dry firewood.)
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To: NYTexan

I doubt Obama would have done this if he were pres.[shudder]


26 posted on 10/26/2008 5:37:45 PM PDT by kimchi lover (Joe the Plumber is my Homeboy!)
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To: NYTexan

The Syrians are praying 5x a day for an Obama victory. They know these raids will stop pronto.


27 posted on 10/26/2008 6:45:37 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: NYTexan

This sounds like an unordered raid.


28 posted on 10/26/2008 6:47:52 PM PDT by usmcobra (There are 665,000,000 reasons why Obama should show his eligibility to be president!)
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To: Travis McGee

Ain’t that the truth!


29 posted on 10/26/2008 6:50:26 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
Associated Press reporter Pamela Hess in Washington and Sam F. Ghattas in Beirut contributed to this report.

I should have known this excellent article in full was contributed to by Pamela Hess. Chock full of data.

And yes, it is serious (Syria's) (:) ) time for Talks as to where Syria's head is. Maybe now we got their attention. And the more they scream out in outrage, the more I'm interested in listening.

Obviously Syria got caught, and the legalities are on paper, no matter the lies and spin.

Bravo! Special Forces. The "rat lines" were living among "civilians" who were "way-stations" for the terrorist network via Syria. And Syria knew it.

30 posted on 10/26/2008 7:11:48 PM PDT by Alia
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To: All

Syrians said 4 children killed... Cause no one would believe them if they said 4 baby ducks...


31 posted on 10/26/2008 7:16:55 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Let's get serious - there is only one choice - McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: ASA Vet

Prayers for the best warriors of all time.

Oh, Lord, that you would answer the prayer.


32 posted on 10/26/2008 8:58:02 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Obadiah
How long until Democrats apologize on behalf of the US?

Are you sure they haven't already? Or at least declared the "rashness" and "illegality" of the raids?

33 posted on 10/26/2008 10:27:14 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: NYTexan

Obama is a Marxist


34 posted on 10/26/2008 10:53:14 PM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism and OBAMA IS A MARXIST)
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To: NYTexan

35 posted on 10/26/2008 10:56:36 PM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism and OBAMA IS A MARXIST)
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To: NYTexan

I am crying crocodile tears over Syrian sovereignty while Damascus openly serves as a weapons/terrorist conduit for al Qaeda in Iraq and Hezbollah in Lebanon.


36 posted on 10/27/2008 5:51:58 AM PDT by walford (http://the-big-pic.org)
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To: NYTexan

In a saner time, Syria refusing to control its border with Iraq would have been treated as the act of war it is and has been.


37 posted on 10/27/2008 12:59:48 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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