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American Embassy Closed In Syria

February 7, 2012 by  

American Embassy Closed In Syria

Due to a recent surge in violence in Syria, the Administration of Barack Obama decided on Monday to remove U.S. diplomats from the country.

The State Department had requested that Syrian President Bashar Assad provide additional security at the American embassy, but the requests were not granted. According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, will continue to work with the troubled country from an office in Washington, D.C., though the focus will be on working with opposition in the country to ensure a political transition.

A White House press release on Saturday denounced Assad’s recent surge of violence against Syrian dissidents:

We must work with the Syrian people toward building a brighter future for Syria. A Syria without Assad could be a Syria in which all Syrians are subject to the rule of law and where minorities are able to exercise their legitimate rights and uphold their identities and traditions while acting as fully enfranchised citizens in a unified republic. The United States and our international partners support the Syrian people in achieving their aspirations and will continue to assist the Syrian people toward that goal. We will help because we stand for principles that include universal rights for all people and just political and economic reform. The suffering citizens of Syria must know: we are with you, and the Assad regime must come to an end.

The decision to close the Syrian embassy comes two days after Russia and China vetoed a U.N. resolution condemning Syria’s crackdown on protesters. Many people say the country is on the verge of a violent civil war.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Capitalist at Birth

    We should have closed our embassy there at least 15 years ago.

  • http://www.sonicworlddemocracy@unitedairlines.org D(NV)STEPHEN.A.R.CLINTON

    hi mr republican president,
    good afternoon sir, distinguished senators , men and women of the royal congressional forum , chairpersons , beneficiaries of high dignitaries, mr jury of the united states of america, i will like to congratulates my nation for yet another victory conquering another year of political uprising and disgusted politisized grieve from the arab spring, i will like to congratulate AMERICA FOR YET ANOTHER GREAT INDEPENDENCE DAY COMING UP THIS JULY…..,
    MR SENATE president ,the 235th american independence is coming up so fast , what are the preparation , in the congress , we wait endlessly for you continued rule and supremacy in the world…
    syria uprising and riot can not and should not weigh you down sirs, the politisians of the arab spring have fogotten the high and mighty of the islamic world would fall like dagon in the book of daniel,so the white house administration should try and evacuate the united states citizens from syria, iraq ,afganistan ,bahrain, and lebanon…
    thank you ladies and gentlemen of jury…..
    long live the unitd states of america,
    long live president GEORGE.W.BUSH
    GOD BLESS AMERICA……

    • Warrior

      Kinda makes one wonder if there was unrest like this in amerika, would the chinese or the russian’s elect to close their embassy’s here? Hmmmm, something to ponder.

  • Sirian

    The trouble in Syria is nothing more than another brush stroke in the creation of a new Islamic Caliphate.

  • FactNotRhetoric

    “Saudi Puppet Obama” wants to give Syria to the Saudi Dictatorship. “Puppet Obama” also wants to give Iran to the Saudi Dictatorship.

    “Saudi Puppet Obama” has not only authorized $1,000,000 payments to the Saudis for $100 blue plastic tarps. Puppet Obama has also donated and overthrown the following countries and turned them over to the bloody, genocidal Saudis:

    Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Kenya, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Now “Saudi Puppet Obama” wants to overthrow Syria and Iran and hand them over to the bloody, genocidal, Saudi Dictators. Russia and China are trying to warn Americans that America has been conned and trying to get Americans to see the truth.

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH;

    “PUPPET OBAMA” -S T O P K I L L I N G A M E R I C A N S just to give more countries to the genocidal and bloodthirsty Saudi Dictators.

    HOW CAN HE DO THIS: “Puppet Obama” leaves “Saudi Sharia Law” in each of these country’s constitutions. “Saudi Sharia Law” is the Saudi Dictator’s wet dream, fantasy, come true. The bloody Saudis can publicly execute any citizen that speaks out against the bloody, genocidal Saudis or against the bloody, genocidal, Saudi Sharia Law.

    The Saudi’s have declared WAR ON AMERICA, along with declaring WAR on any other country that does not have bloody Saudi Sharia Law in their constitutions. The Saudi’s plan is to bankrupt America. They plan to do this by hacking our government, hacking our banks, and hacking our stock market to cause a financial collapse in America. The Saudis also plan to bankrupt America with ENDLESS WARS LIKE SYRIA AND IRAN.

    The Saudi plan for America is:
    OCCUPY RIOTS => “SAUDI PUPPET OBAMA’S MARTIAL LAW DICTATORSHIP” => SUSPEND THE CONGRESS AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

    • Deerinwater

      “FactNotRhetoric” you remind me of Bill O’Really’s “No spin Zone”

  • TML

    ***“We must work with the Syrian people toward building a brighter future for Syria.”

    No, we mustn’t

    ***“A Syria without Assad could be a Syria in which all Syrians are subject to the rule of law and where minorities are able to exercise their legitimate rights and uphold their identities and traditions while acting as fully enfranchised citizens in a unified republic.”

    Or it could end up being something worse… such as when the Iranian Revolution of 1979 over-threw the despotic U.S. installed dictator and instituted a theocracy government.

    ***“The United States and our international partners support the Syrian people in achieving their aspirations and will continue to assist the Syrian people toward that goal.”

    STOP meddling in the internal affairs of other countries. Let them fight their own revolution. Russia and China have it right in this case

    ***“We will help because we stand for principles that include universal rights for all people and just political and economic reform.”

    These are the words of a foolish and unwitting, President.

    “Wherever the standard of freedom and Independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be.
    But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy.
    She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all.
    She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.
    She will commend the general cause by the countenance of her voice, and the benignant sympathy of her example.
    She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom.
    The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force….
    She might become the dictatress of the world. She would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit…. “ – John Quincy Adams

    ***“The suffering citizens of Syria must know: we are with you, and the Assad regime must come to an end.”

    We are with you in spirit Syria, but bringing the tyrannical Assad regime to an end is your own task. We can not get involved lest we become the tyrants ourselves.

    • Deerinwater

      I agree, much like us in the US, They can have the government that they “deserve” to have. If they want change, welcome to the club.

      It’s to fight for.

  • Wyatt

    The problem with Syria and Middle East Countries is the same one that has followed them since the 6th Century . They have maintained the 6th century mentality right up into the 21st century .
    During WW1 , T.E.Lawrence is alleged to have said to his friend Prince Ali, that the Arabs (meaning the collective peoples of the middle east region) were a little people . And that until they opened their minds, and for got their vengeful ways,their petty intolerance of those who were of different religion or ways , that they would always be a little people . In the past 96 years little if anything has changed . In fact it would seem little if anything has changed in the 1500 years since Mouhamed created Islam . Not only are the still killing each other but they are still attempting their conquest of the world and killing anyone who gets in their way . I fear nothing will change in anyway . Let them burn and kill themselves , perhaps then the world can gain some peace .

    • eddie47d

      Most Middle East countries are ruled by Conservative dictators who force religious indoctrination onto it’s populace. Religion dictates their every move and anyone who slips from the rulers decree is severely punished. The yoke of religion can be a damning force to go up against and free thinking is not allowed. That is why America got it right and doesn’t allow religion to dominate progress and free thinkers. Religion should be a personal guide not a tool for government suppression. T.E. Lawrence helped the Arabs battle the Turks but the Turks were soon replaced by the British who also subjected the Arabs to a lower class. Between religious indoctrination and foreign intervention it’s no wonder they can’t move beyond the past.

      • Deerinwater

        I don’t care why , eddie, he’s right and that’s the way it is.

        Religious dogma is holding them back from being all they can be as a productive independent nation of free people.

        It’d be much the same way here in the US if the Tea Party was permitted dominion. In ten years time, we’d be much the same. We would be subjected to twisted morality’s to serve some pie in the sky, holly MF for so greater good not of this world and our rewards to be found in heaven. No thanks. No man gets between my and my Lord. Government does not need to be in the SOUL business. A$$ perhaps but not a person soul.

  • Bob Marshall

    Every time the White House speaks for building a brighter future for a small countries people in this small countries die.same pattern in ever case. First, the White House controlled news media pushes for war, then sanctions by the U.S, then comes the bombs for peace by the U.S. and NATO.

    • Deerinwater

      Well Marshall, ~ You plan to blame Obama for that? What would you have him to say? You tell us what the “RIGHT WORDS” are.

      It was “W” that let the genie out of the bottle. The genie is out! and now it’s for things to run their nature course.

      When “power” is displaced , moved, changes these vacuums are filled. If “W” had played it differently, things would be different.

      The smartest thing we can do at this point is be an advocate of “human rights” at a respectable distance.

      “W’s” foreign policy still has a chance of making him a “HERO” but not without a lot of bleeding-out.

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