Across the Bay

Thursday, February 28, 2008

US Sends USS Cole off Coast of Lebanon

This is breaking news:

Signaling impatience with Syria, the United States has sent its USS Cole warship off the coast of Lebanon in a 'show of support' for regional stability, a senior US official said on Thursday.

The senior official told Reuters the United States was very concerned about the political deadlock in Lebanon, which Washington blames on Syrian meddling. A US defense official said the Cole left Malta on Tuesday and was headed towards Lebanon, adding it would not be within visible range of Lebanon but 'well over the horizon.'

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This comes on the heels of another Treasury designation involving Syria and its support for al-Qaeda in Iraq.