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Publicly America is still saying nothing but US officials are making intriguing claims off the record.
Now, a respected Israeli intelligence expert says he has been told the operation was carried out with the knowledge and co-operation of Syrian intelligence.
Ronen Bergman, author of The Secret War with Iran, makes the claim in the Yediot Ahronoth newspaper, based on briefings with two senior American officials, one of whom he says until recently "held a very high ranking in the Pentagon".
Yesterday I privately noted that Gen. Petraeus was giving Syria high marks just a few months ago for its cooperation reducing the influx of foreign fighters into Iraq.
There were a lot of articles mentioning how the influx from Syria was down from 100 to just 20 a month.
Several articles quote the Syrian Foreign Minister saying the U.S. knows that Syria has been tightening their border with Iraq.
The U.S. Secretary of State discussed the issue with the Syrian ambassador less than 30 days ago.
I also read two separate articles with eyewitnesses complaining that the Syrian military was just down the road and did nothing.
These little details started giving me the idea that, (despite all the crying to the media and the U.N), Syria covertly approved the raid. They just couldn't let the rest of the world know that, for "whatever" reason. It just seems to fit the puzzle pieces.
Somebody agrees with me.
Syria 'Gave Green Light For Raid'
Originally posted by makeitso
Assad probably worries about assasination if he were to publicly acknowledge cooperating.