Years ago there were US TV news reports of Hezbollah and Hamas fund raisers in Detroit and large video-taped parties with entertainment, speeches, dances, etc., were shown on TV. We know that State to State cigarette smuggling is a main source of Hezbollah cash. So they have agents in the US definitely. With so large an Arab population in the US it should not be so hard to infiltrate these gangs. That is if the Arab population is as pro-American as Arabs say it is. As for Syria, the WSJ today has an article that Bush administration is even contemplating assisting the Syria (Sunni) Muslim brotherhood which is diametrically opposed to Alawite Assad. Remember the massacre in Hama? That was the Brotherhood who was slaughtered. Hardly an indication that Bush is looking for closer relations with Assad.
Cease-fire breaks down in three areas in Syria, monitor says (Reuters)
from the article: Free Assad