Reuters is reporting that Syrian President Bashar Alasad has informed the army to "raise readiness, preparedness" in regards to the Israeli-Hizballah conflict.
This obviously takes the tension in the region up a notch. Has Syria finally had enough of watching the conflict between their close neighbor and Israel? What does this announcement mean? Is it only saber rattling or a more serious threat?
I have long worried that Syria would be drawn into the Iraq war from the conflict in al-Anbar province in eastern Iraq. Not only does Syria share a border with Iraq but they sympathize with the Sunni and Baathist insurgents within Iraq. Now, war is not only at the doorsteps of Syria's eastern border but it's western borders as well.
It appears that Asad's announcement is simply a defensive move/announcement but it is still extremely troubling.
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