...there are more 'spooks' in Syria than rebels?
Geography puts Syria right beside Lebanon and Yemen is just the other side of Iran. Hmm, that's the current al-quaida hotspot, just across the bay from the Somali pirates, covering the route for 30% of the World's oil delivery...
US needs to wary as Russia is an ally of Iran and supports Syria.
Sneaky stuff at work I reckon.