posted on Apr, 2 2003 @ 01:20 PM
3. Syrian President Bashar Assad is toying with brinkmanship and may go too far. After the hands-off warning from US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld
failed to take effect, secretary of state Colin Powell weighed in Sunday, March 30, to inform Damascus that it will be responsible for its ěchoices
This warning was issued after the Palestinian Jihad Islami Damascus-based leader, Shalah Ramadan, called on the Iraqi ambassador and announced that
his organization had sent from the Syrian capital to Baghdad a brigade of suicide fighters. Syria is therefore not only providing Saddam Hussein with
his only corridor for importing war materials but also fighting strength.
The moment is therefore nearing for Washington to take action against Syria and Lebanon. Since the Jihad Islami is dominated and funded by Tehran,
Iran may also find itself in American sights at some stage of the war.