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Syria stops al-Qaida from attacking Embassy
    #6053358 - 09/12/06 02:40 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

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Armed Islamic militants attempted to storm the U.S. Embassy in a brazen attack Tuesday, the government said. Four people were killed, including three of the assailants. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but an al-Qaida offshoot group was suspected, Syria's ambassador to the United States said.

No Americans were hurt in the attack, in which the militants used automatic rifles, hand grenades and at least one van rigged with explosives.
The al-Qaida offshoot group, called Jund al-Sham, has been blamed for several attacks in Syria in recent years, the Syrian ambassador, Imad Moustapha, said in comments to CNN.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice praised Syrian security agents for repelling the attack, but added it was too early to know who may have been behind it.

"I think it's very early to try and speculate why this may have happened," said Rice, speaking at a news conference in Nova Scotia Tuesday with her Canadian counterpart, Peter MacKay.

The attackers apparently did not breach the high walls surrounding the embassy's white compound in the city's diplomatic neighborhood.

One of Syria's anti-terrorism forces was killed and 11 other people were wounded, the official news agency reported. The wounded including a police officer, two Iraqis and seven people employed at nearby technical workshop.

A Chinese diplomat also was hit in the face by shrapnel and slightly injured while standing on top of a garage at the Chinese Embassy, China's Foreign Ministry said. The diplomat, political counselor Li Hongyu, was in stable condition at a hospital, the ministry said.

A witness said a Syrian guard outside the U.S. Embassy also was killed, but the government did not immediately confirm that. As at most American embassies worldwide, a local guard force patrols outside the compound's walls while U.S. Marines 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 "Allahu 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.

The attack came at a time of high tension between the United States and Syria over the recent Israeli-Hezbollah war in neighboring Lebanon. In Damascus, the sentiment has become increasingly anti- American.

Syria has seen previous attacks by Islamic militants. In June, Syrian anti-terrorism police fought Islamic militants near the Defense Ministry in a gunbattle that killed five people and wounded four. In four people were killed in a clash between police and a team of suspected bombers targeting the Canadian Embassy.

The Bush administration has been critical of the tight control that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad has over its people. Rice, meeting with her Canadian counterpart in Nova Scotia, would not speculate on whether Tuesday's attack may be an indication that the regime's control is slipping.

White House press secretary Tony Snow also expressed gratitude to Syria.

"Syrian officials came to aid of the Americans," Snow said. "The U.S. government is grateful for the assistance the Syrians provided in going after the attackers, and once again, that illustrates the importance of Syria being an important ally in the war on terror.

"It does not mean they are an ally.
We are hoping they will become an ally and make the choice of fighting against terrorists," he said, adding that the Bush administration does not know who is responsible for the attack.


Washington recalled Ambassador Margaret Scobey after the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005, amid suspicions that Damascus had a role in it. She has not returned since, effectively downgrading U.S. diplomatic representation to the level of charge d'affaires.

Pools of blood lay on the sidewalk outside the U.S. Embassy, near a burned car apparently used by the attackers. A sport utility vehicle with U.S. diplomatic tags had a bullet hole in its windshield, and the windows of nearby guard houses also were shattered.

There were conflicting reports of what happened.

Syrian TV said one car was rigged with explosives but never was detonated by the attackers. But one witness said a second car did explode, and TV video showed a burned car.

The Interior Ministry, which is in charge of police, said a fourth attacker now in detention was wounded in what it called a "terrorist attack." The report, carried on state-run television, said anti-terror units brought "the situation under control" and an investigation was under way.

In Washington, a State Department spokesman confirmed the attack by "unknown assailants" but had few details. "Local authorities have responded and are on the scene," said spokesman Kurtis Cooper said.

A U.S. Embassy statement said the embassy came under armed attack at 10:10 a.m. and that all embassy personnel were safe. One Syrian guard was injured by gunfire and was hospitalized in a stable condition, the statement said.

The embassy's charge d'affaires, Michael Corbin, met with Interior Minister Bassam Abdel Maguid at the scene, and spoke by phone with assistant minister of foreign affairs, Ahmed Arnous, according to the statement.

It said the Syrian government has pledged full security cooperation.

About 30 Syrian guards usually are posted around the embassy 24 hours a day, Moustapha said.

State television said four armed attackers "attempted to storm" the embassy, using automatic rifles and hand grenades. Syrian security guards attacked the gunmen, killing three and wounding a fourth, TV said.

The attackers came in two cars and parked one that was rigged with explosives in front of the embassy but did not blow it up, state-run TV reported. Explosives experts dismantled the bomb, it said.

But a witness told The Associated Press that two gunmen drove up in front of the embassy, got out of their car, shot at the Syrian sentries at the building's entrance, and then detonated explosives in the car.

The witness, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, said the security personnel fired back, and security forces rushed to the scene.

Television showed a delivery van loaded with pipe bombs strapped to large propane gas canisters outside the embassy. Had the bombs detonated, the explosions could have caused massive damage.

The video also showed the charred remains of a smaller car parked several feet behind the van.

Up to 40 U.S. diplomats are posted at the embassy, which is "average" in size, according to Tom Case, a deputy spokesman at the State Department.




So the supporters of terrorist, have there own anti-terrorism forces?
They prevent attacks on the US embassy?
So do they harbor 'al-Qaida' or do they fight against them?

Which one is it Bush? :rolleyes:


This is especially dis-concerning

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The Bush administration has been critical of the tight control that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad has over its people. Rice, meeting with her Canadian counterpart in Nova Scotia, would not speculate on whether Tuesday's attack may be an indication that the regime's control is slipping.




So are the terrorist fighting against the US embassy the same as the one's fighting the Syrian Regime?  'regime's control is slipping'  Isn't that what Bush wants?  He is now supporting terrorism against Syria?

Or is he supporting the Freedom fighters of Syria?  yea that's it.


Just not the Freedom Fighters in Palestine, they are considered terrorist. :rolleyes:


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Re: Syria stops al-Qaida from attacking Embassy [Re: Dexter_Morgan]
    #6053830 - 09/12/06 05:13 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

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So the supporters of terrorist, have there own anti-terrorism forces?
They prevent attacks on the US embassy?
So do they harbor 'al-Qaida' or do they fight against them?

Which one is it Bush? :rolleyes:




I have no doubt that Syria would merrily support AlQ if they weren't fucking in Syria's sandbox.  Syria is quite happy to surreptitously foment destruction elsewhere.  Key words here are "elsewhere" and surreptitously".  They know they're on thin ice and they also know that given enough of an excuse They Could Be Next.  Doesn't seem to be that appealing to the current Syrian leadership to pull an Iran circa 1980.  After all, Jimmy the cunt Carter is no longer president.  Is this a difficult concept for you?  And why oh why do the children of this world continue to believe that AlQ is the only terrorist organization?
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This is especially dis-concerning

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The Bush administration has been critical of the tight control that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad has over its people. Rice, meeting with her Canadian counterpart in Nova Scotia, would not speculate on whether Tuesday's attack may be an indication that the regime's control is slipping.




So are the terrorist fighting against the US embassy the same as the one's fighting the Syrian Regime?  'regime's control is slipping'  Isn't that what Bush wants?  He is now supporting terrorism against Syria?




And now we have a complete reading dysfunction.  I'll help you.  I'll translate for you.  "Rice did not say that Syria's control was slipping."  Rice also did not say that she wanted to have wild jungle sex with zappaisgod in a giant tub of jello with 72 curable lesbians.  It takes a special kind of reader to totally misunderstand something on that order.  Could you be that special someone?  Maybe.
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Or is he supporting the Freedom fighters of Syria?  yea that's it.


Just not the Freedom Fighters in Palestine, they are considered terrorist. :rolleyes:


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Absolutely incredible that nothing you have concluded is supported by this article.  But I'm sure that won't deter you in the least from contributing more brilliant analyses.


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Re: Syria stops al-Qaida from attacking Embassy [Re: Dexter_Morgan]
    #6054239 - 09/12/06 07:00 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

No law of order in any country is going to tolerate bandits attacking embassies, regardless how despotic the regime is, or how unfriendly the government is towards the country of that embassy.


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Re: Syria stops al-Qaida from attacking Embassy [Re: Basilides]
    #6054249 - 09/12/06 07:03 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

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No law of order in any country is going to tolerate bandits attacking embassies, regardless how despotic the regime is, or how unfriendly the government is towards the country of that embassy.




Except, of course, Iran.





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Re: Syria stops al-Qaida from attacking Embassy [Re: Phred]
    #6054498 - 09/12/06 08:11 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

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I have no doubt that Syria would merrily support AlQ if they weren't fucking in Syria's sandbox.  Syria is quite happy to surreptitously foment destruction elsewhere.  Key words here are "elsewhere" and surreptitously".  They know they're on thin ice and they also know that given enough of an excuse They Could Be Next.  Doesn't seem to be that appealing to the current Syrian leadership to pull an Iran circa 1980.  After all, Jimmy the cunt Carter is no longer president.  Is this a difficult concept for you?  And why oh why do the children of this world continue to believe that AlQ is the only terrorist organization?



Where else than in 'Israeli' lands?  The US claims that they harbor 'terrorist'  But these 'terrorist' fight against a regime that Syria itself does not recognize.

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And now we have a complete reading dysfunction.  I'll help you.  I'll translate for you.  "Rice did not say that Syria's control was slipping." Rice also did not say that she wanted to have wild jungle sex with zappaisgod in a giant tub of jello with 72 curable lesbians.  It takes a special kind of reader to totally misunderstand something on that order.  Could you be that special someone?  Maybe.



Neither Did I.  I insinuated that our Regime wants Regime change in Syria, WHICH IS 100% TRUE
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Absolutely incredible that nothing you have concluded is supported by this article.  But I'm sure that won't deter you in the least from contributing more brilliant analyses.




My conclusions are based on far more than this article.  I was pointing out INTERNATIONAL DIFFERENCES in the definition of 'terrorist'
 
The Bush administration wants regime change in Syria (not taken from article)
Internal regime change would be more favorable than an external invasion. (not stated ANYWHERE, but common sense)
SO... The Bush administration wants Regime change to come from within Syria.
 
But in the article, Syria links the terrorist as 'The al-Qaida offshoot group, called Jund al-Sham'.  So claiming Syria harbors 'terrorist' is a 'dumbing down of the facts'.

Part of Syria's 'anti-terrorism force' is going after Al-Qaida, who wants all middle east regimes eliminated, in favor of one united Islamic nation.  But part, and my bet is MOST of the 'anti-terrorism force' is probably put into subduing US funded 'freedom fighters'

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Basilides said:
No law of order in any country is going to tolerate bandits attacking embassies, regardless how despotic the regime is, or how unfriendly the government is towards the country of that embassy.



Did the African embassies put up such a fight?  I applaud Syria's actions.  I was pointing out there good action. 

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No law of order in any country is going to tolerate bandits attacking embassies, regardless how despotic the regime is, or how unfriendly the government is towards the country of that embassy.



Except, of course, Iran.
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Cute, but If any of the following regimes fall, I guarentee the US embassy get attacked
Iraq <---gimme #1
Afganistan <--- gimme #2
Egypt
Pakistan<---- NO DOUBT
Saudi Arabia
You might get me to add Syria, but Syrian politics seems pretty stable, no reason for the general public to bitch about us if there gov't falls.


On the other hand if Iran falls now, the public would not attack the US embassy.  Not if we didn't bomb the shit out of them. 

So let something that happend 25 years ago be.  Our president isnt a peanut farmer anymore  :tongue:

So whats up with the list?
Those are the regimes we support, even though public opinion is against them.  (Same are IRAN 25 years ago :smile:)

My vote for 'Most likely to go to shit award'

Pakistan <---also the most dangerous


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Re: Syria stops al-Qaida from attacking Embassy [Re: Dexter_Morgan]
    #6055069 - 09/12/06 10:39 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

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Did the African embassies put up such a fight? I applaud Syria's actions. I was pointing out there good action




Yes, they did. But the guards were no match for splodydopes with giant truck bombs.


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Re: Syria stops al-Qaida from attacking Embassy [Re: Basilides]
    #6055315 - 09/12/06 11:38 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

Well they didnt fight as hard as the Syrian did they :minigun:

I think there was a car bomb, but it didn't explode btw


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Re: Syria stops al-Qaida from attacking Embassy [Re: Dexter_Morgan]
    #6055349 - 09/12/06 11:46 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

the car i seen on the news looked exploded

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    #6055738 - 09/13/06 01:34 AM (15 years, 4 months ago)

Oh man I was high off my ass watching CNN at 2am when there was "Breaking News" of an attack on the embassy. I totaly thought Syria attacked it for some reason and all hell was gonna break lose and WWIII would start. Oh man, I was so blowed.


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Re: Syria stops al-Qaida from attacking Embassy [Re: quiver]
    #6057565 - 09/13/06 05:39 PM (15 years, 4 months ago)

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the car i seen on the news looked exploded

:lol:zappa,throw some of those virgins this way when youre done so i can break em in:grin:




By the time me and Condi are done with them there won't be any breaking in required.  Hell, their fucking warranties will be expired.


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