US: Syria is regional troublemaker
The State Department's spokesman on Friday accused Syria of making trouble not only for Iraq, but also for Lebanon and the Palestinians.
"Syria, more and more, is being recognized as a destabilizing element in the region," Adam Ereli said Friday, according to The AP. "It's not just about Iraq; it's about Iraq, it's about Lebanon, it's about the Palestinian Authority. Because there's a connection between Syria and terrorism and murder and mayhem in each of these three different areas."
"Innocent people are getting blown up in Iraq because Syria is allowing its territory to be used by terrorists bent on sowing murder and mayhem in Iraq," Ereli stated. "And they're not going to succeed. The international community is not going to let this continue to happen."
As for the Palestinian Authority in Gaza and the West Bank, Ereli said Syria continues its association "with terrorist elements that are bent on sabotaging the peace process. ... And they are certainly out of step with the rest of the world on that."