Syria has arrested more than 1,200 people trying to cross the border into Iraq in recent weeks and sent many back to their home countries because of suspicions they were trying to join the insurgency, Syria’s U.N. ambassador said.
Fayssal Mekdad also denied rumors that terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi may be seeking shelter in Syria.
Mekdad said Syria suspected that those arrested — mostly foreigners — intended to carry out illegal activities in Iraq. They were sent back to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Libya and other countries, he said.
Color me skeptical, dubious, leery and suspicious. Now why would Syria send them back to their home countries if they were suspected terrorists? Why weren’t they rounded up and placed into detention awaiting further investigation? Or turned over the the US?
Oh wait… STUPID me, my bust! They were “sent back” via the quickest route possible.
Through Iraq, via a 1992 Toyota and “Interstate IED.”
Cross posted On the Third Hand