BBC: Violent clashes between Syrian Kurds and police have erupted in the northern town of Ein al-Arab, according to a human rights organisation. The Arab Organisation for Human Rights in Syria said rioting broke out after Kurds were prevented from showing their support for a banned separatist group. There are more than 1.5 million Kurds in Syria, who often complain of harassment by the security services. In June, a popular Kurdish cleric was found dead in eastern Syria. Many Kurds blamed the government for his death.
The Kurds were long a thorn in the side of Saddam; (this was why the Kurds were the victims of his chem weapons). Since the NO-FLY ZONES were instituted by Clinton and Blair in the late 1990's, the Iraqi Kurds have had autonomy - and liberty and the prosperity which liberty produces. The Syrian Kurds may want the same thing, and this could lead to the toppling of Assad and his Baathist tyranny. Which would help Iraqi security. (I hope this is the case, and I hope we and the Iraqis are helping the Syrian Kurdish "rebels/insurgents/militants" (HEH!). As the wise man says: FASTER PLEASE!