November 5, 2005


US launches offensive near Syria (Daily Telegraph au, November 05, 2005

US and Iraqi forces have launched an offensive along the border with Syria called Operation Steel Curtain involving some 3500 troops, the US military said today.

Gotta move the troops somewhere as we leave Iraq...

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 5, 2005 6:56 AM

Just getting them to the Mediterranean coast, to cut down the shipping distance between the Mid-East and Eastern Europe.

Posted by: Mikey at November 5, 2005 9:02 AM

The port of Latakia on the Med coast is ideal for staging our withdrawal from Iraq. Good port, good location, very handy.

Posted by: Steve White at November 5, 2005 12:31 PM

Any predictions on when "near" becomes "in"?

Posted by: AWW at November 5, 2005 12:45 PM

I Ran

I walked along the avenue.
I never thought I'd meet a girl like you;
Meet a girl like you.
With auburn hair and tawny eyes;
The kind of eyes that hypnotize me through;
Hypnotize me through.

And I ran, I ran so far away.
I just ran, I ran all night and day.
I couldn't get away.

A cloud appears above your head;
A beam of light comes shining down on you,
Shining down on you.
The cloud is moving nearer still.
Aurora borealis comes in view;
Aurora comes in view.

Posted by: flock of seagulls at November 5, 2005 2:17 PM

I'm sure we've already gone "in" vs. "near" many times. We've even killed some Syrian border guards in skirmishes. Right now Syria is on the defensive. The best thing to do is to continually cross the border in hot pursuit. If they whine, they acknowledge weakness in the sense that they cannot stop us. If they don't, we just keep escalating. I'm sure that somebody will leak this evil plan to Kristoff but that's reality.

Posted by: JAB at November 5, 2005 4:31 PM

"News reports indicate that Pres. Assad of Syria was accidentally killed today when an American bomb dropped during a skirmish along the Iraq-Syrian border destroyed his office in Damascus."

Posted by: b at November 5, 2005 5:13 PM