Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Embassy Attack in Syria

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Details are a bit sketchy:

DAMASCUS, Syria - Islamic militants attempted to storm the U.S. Embassy in Damascus on Tuesday using automatic rifles, hand grenades and at least one van rigged with explosives, the government said. Four people were killed in the brazen attack, including three of the assailants.

...A witness said one Syrian guard outside the embassy also was killed, but the government did not immediately confirm that. At the embassy in Damascus, as at most American embassies worldwide, a local guard force patrols outside the compound's walls while U.S. Marine guards are mostly responsible for guarding classified documents and fighting off attackers inside the compound.

Witnesses also said the gunmen tried to throw hand grenades into the embassy compound, shouting "Allah Akbar!" or "God is great!" It was not clear if any of the grenades made it over the walls, which are about 8 feet high.

I blame Bush's policies toward the mideast for these gunmen screaming "God is great" while throwing hand grenades toward the compound. This would signal that a radical element has gained strength in Syria--an element Hafez Assad brutally oppressed--and Boy Assad has his hands full. As of now they are attacking us, soon it will be the Alawite Baathist regime.

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