The Corner linked to a news item from ABC/AP: BAGHDAD, Iraq Feb 23, 2005 — Iraqi state television aired a video Wednesday showing what the U.S.-funded channel said was the confession of a captured Syrian officer who said he trained Iraqi insurgents to behead people and build car bombs to attack American and Iraqi troops. The video also showed an Iraqi who said the insurgents practiced beheading animals to train for decapitating hostages.
Since Assad doesn't wipe his "toochus" without Iran and Russia's approval this must be seen as a direct threat by all three nations - and they must be given "back-channel" ultimatums: "cease all interference or we will make incursions into Syria and destroy Syrian miltary in Lebanon and in Syria.")
If we have a little more patience, than we might wait until the Lebanese Orange Revolution succeeds (by summer I predict) and then form a new truly democratic government which then asks us to help them expel Syrian forces from Lebanon, and Hizb'allah from southern Lebanon. With Iraq and Lebanon (and Arab Palestine) free, and with Syria completely neutered, then we can focus on IRAN!!
PREDICTION: This autumn Tehran will fall!