Across the Bay

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Two American Journalists Detained in Syria

Thankfully, the two missing American journalists have been found. And it turns out, the story is very different from how it's been portrayed for the last few days as somehow having to do with (what else?) "Islamists" in Tripoli.

In fact, they were held by the Syrians for supposedly entering the country without a visa. The Syrians have had them for a bit, it turns out. Usually, they're required to let the American embassy know when they detain American citizens. Instead they let it simmer for days.

More to come.