If this letter intercepted by a "Middle East intelligence service" is genuine, Syria might want to reconsider its policy of reflexively providing safe harbor to terrorist organizations. It may also not be a bad idea to shore up its porous border with Iraq.
From the London Times:
THE deputy leader of Al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has urged supporters in Iraq to extend their “holy war” to other Middle Eastern countries.
In a letter sent to the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq in the past few weeks, Zawahiri claims that it is defeating US forces and urges followers to expand their campaign of
He conjures a vision of an Islamic state comprising Lebanon, Palestine and Syria, where Al-Qaeda has already gained its first footholds.