Syria not cooperating? Say it ain’t so!

Iraq border charges chill U.S.-Syria relations
Nations still in ‘diplomatic contact,’ but cooperation has ceased

Who would have ever guessed that Syria wouldn’t play ball? What to do? What to do?

Oh, I have an idea: 1,000 soldiers encircle Iraqi city near Syria

There was complaint after the end of Operation Matador that we didn’t get as many guys as we expected and that we simply abandoned the areas near the Syrian border that we had cleared, which allowed fighters to re-enter them without much trouble.

Maybe that was the plan.

(I apologize for the light posting. I’m busy at work trying to clear a few things before vacation next week. Posting will be on and off for a couple of weeks, though I’ll do my best to get at least a couple new items up each day.)