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Syria Says US Behind Attack On Own Embassy
AHN ^ | September 13 2006

Posted on 09/14/2006 10:17:26 PM PDT by jmc1969

Senior Syrian government official have accused the US of being behind Tuesday's assault on its own embassy in downtown Damascus.

A Baath party official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told WorldNetDaily, "We in the government are 100 percent sure America was behind this attack, which is not the same as other attacks by Islamic groups."

He explained, "Only the Americans can succeed in carrying out an attack just 200 meters from President [Bashar] Assad's residence in the most heavily guarded section of Syria."

The official charged that Washington had orchestrated the attack to "prove Syria is filled with terrorists and to put us in a weak position" in order to extract political concessions. Following the attack, Bush administration officials said they hoped the incident had convinced Damascus of the dangers of Islamic terror and the need to cooperate with the West against the phenomenon.

The US and several of its European allies have repeatedly demanded over the years that Damascus close down the local offices and training camps of several organizations hostile to Israel and the West.

The identities of those who attacked the US embassy Tuesday have not been revealed. Three of the gunmen were killed by Syrian guards during the assault. A fourth was reportedly captured.

(Excerpt) Read more at allheadlinenews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: conspiracy; embassyattack; gwot; projection; syria; terrorattack; terrorism; waronterror; wot
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1 posted on 09/14/2006 10:17:27 PM PDT by jmc1969
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To: jmc1969

Now I'm positive Syria was behind it.


2 posted on 09/14/2006 10:20:13 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: jmc1969

What a Dumb-ass-kisser


3 posted on 09/14/2006 10:20:19 PM PDT by Paloma_55 (I may be a hateful bigot, but I still love you)
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To: jmc1969
The sonsuvbitches are nuts.....as should be expected of Islamofacists.....

I hope this all comes to an unavoidable climax before President Bush leaves office....

Semper Fi
4 posted on 09/14/2006 10:20:58 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: jmc1969
Sounds like the left's argument about 9/11: Bush's fault. Cheney's fault. Bush & Cheney's oil buddies fault. Blah, blah, blah.

I guess it was really conveinient for the Syrians to foil an attack on our embassy. Only to announce 2 days later that it was, indeed, America attacking it's own embassy.

Do we look like we fell off a turnip truck, you putz?

5 posted on 09/14/2006 10:21:15 PM PDT by mattdono (150 Million bloodthirsty Arabs vs. 4.8 Million Jewish Israelis. That's not fair. [Off Sarcasm])
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To: jmc1969

Yeah, and Ozama is my Grama.


6 posted on 09/14/2006 10:24:29 PM PDT by Richard Axtell
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To: jmc1969
"Only the Americans can succeed in carrying out an attack just 200 meters from President [Bashar] Assad's residence...

Must stink in that hood.

7 posted on 09/14/2006 10:24:32 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: jmc1969

Islamic chicken sh*ts. These aren't real men.


8 posted on 09/14/2006 10:25:50 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Muslims Are Only Guests In Western Countries)
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To: jmc1969

Well, if an anonymous Syrian source says it, it must be true.


9 posted on 09/14/2006 10:25:52 PM PDT by Antoninus (I don't vote for liberals, regardless of party.)
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To: jmc1969

He explained, "Only the Americans can succeed in carrying out an attack just 200 meters from President [Bashar] Assad's residence in the most heavily guarded section of Syria."

Dang it! We went all the way to Syria and got the address wrong by 200 meters.


10 posted on 09/14/2006 10:27:05 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: jmc1969

Assyrian Truthers.


11 posted on 09/14/2006 10:29:33 PM PDT by BigFinn
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To: jmc1969

hmm. They are playing the DNC line again.


12 posted on 09/14/2006 10:30:40 PM PDT by hope (Let know one deceive you!!!)
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Up is down, day is night and lies are truth...

And people wonder why these people are stuck in the 14th century... And it seems many are willing to join them there these days...
13 posted on 09/14/2006 10:41:06 PM PDT by DB ()
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To: jmc1969

Straight from the Dem talking points -- remember all those idiot leftists professors on TV lately, claiming that 9-11 was an inside job, i.e. that the Bush administration did it?

Syria is just getting on the bandwagon.


14 posted on 09/14/2006 10:51:40 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: jmc1969

Yes, the terrorists are taking a page from the leftists in our own country, the traitors who are blaming America for the 911 attacks and for all terrorism everywhere. Hope the democrats are proud of themselves and their treason.


15 posted on 09/14/2006 10:55:20 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: jmc1969
"Only the Americans can succeed in carrying out an attack just 200 meters from President [Bashar] Assad's residence in the most heavily guarded section of Syria."

Exactly, the most heavily guarded section of Syria. Now, is it more likely that foreigners (ie. Americans or their agents) could put together something just down the street... Or that someone with the local Govt. approval would be able to put something together just down the street from the local Govt...???

Who is this guy trying to kid?

16 posted on 09/14/2006 10:56:25 PM PDT by CodeMasterPhilzar
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To: FairOpinion


BUMP


17 posted on 09/14/2006 10:57:32 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: jmc1969
The Syrians are learning from the Democrats

..Accuse the other side of precisely what you are doing before they can rumble you first...

18 posted on 09/14/2006 10:58:22 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: jmc1969

Well, there are people dumb enough to believe that 911 was orchestrated by the government of the US.

He must think that there are more out there that are stupid enough to believe that the US would attack it's own embassy.

It's worth a shot for him anyway, he sounds like a total fool, but, if he can just convince those few, he's done his job.


19 posted on 09/14/2006 10:58:30 PM PDT by Jaguarbhzrd
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To: jmc1969

The Syrians make this absurd charge because of the "American's" who keep claiming 9/11 was perpetrated by the Bush Administration.


20 posted on 09/14/2006 10:58:50 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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To: mattdono

and on the other hand they are so stupid they can hardly tie their own shoes...BUT they can plan these evil deeds without the Dems ever finding out the truth...sheesh!


21 posted on 09/14/2006 11:00:14 PM PDT by ferri (Be Politically Incorrect: Support the Constitution!)
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To: river rat

The UN and liberals believe we can negotiate with them.


22 posted on 09/14/2006 11:07:17 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: jmc1969

"Only the Americans (and recently Israeli fighter/bombers) can succeed in carrying out an attack just 200 meters from President [Bashar] Assad's residence...


23 posted on 09/14/2006 11:08:28 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: jmc1969
>"He explained, "Only the Americans can succeed in carrying out an attack just 200 meters from President [Bashar] Assad's residence in the most heavily guarded section of Syria.""

So Asshat's just a sock puppet of the Great Satan? Wait till yer islame-O buddys hear this news!

The USA RULES syria!!!

24 posted on 09/14/2006 11:11:31 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (If a monkey bangs away at a typewriter twice a week for ten years it could write an M. Dowd column.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

They're both wrong...

They need to be killed or soundly defeated, as in bled white.

Semper Fi


25 posted on 09/14/2006 11:12:53 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Kirkwood
He explained, "Only the Americans can succeed in carrying out an attack just 200 meters from President [Bashar] Assad's residence in the most heavily guarded section of Syria."

In other words: Cause those damned Americans are smarter than ALL of the people on the planet... If only the Syrian people were smarter than those Bush Americans... we could figure out how to attack the Embassy ourselves... Doh! That dumb Bush fella' he is a genius... Oh wait, he is dum...

26 posted on 09/14/2006 11:22:19 PM PDT by abner (Know islam, no peace; No islam, know peace.)
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To: river rat

Hey, 16% of Americans believe W was behind 9/11


27 posted on 09/14/2006 11:27:38 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: jmc1969

"I don't think so, Tim."
28 posted on 09/14/2006 11:34:08 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: jmc1969
US embassy: Assad allows attack, offer "protection" and aim at confusion By Walid Phares

According to well informed Syrian sources, today's Terrorist attack against the US embassy in Damascus is one of the "Machiavellian" Assad operations. Let's remind ourselves that the Syrian regime's senior strategists and intelligence officers were trained by the sophisticated "intox" schools of the former Soviet's KGB. One of the main tactics of this old school, refined by Hafez Assad during his rule of Syria is based on the following concept: If the equation is to your disadvantage, create a new problem, offer to solve it, obtain recognition; and by that you'd change the equation.

The strategic objective of the Assad regime today is to deter Washington from further pressures against Syria, in the form of the Hariri investigation, the US pressure through the Security Council to deploy forces along the borders with Lebanon and the American ongoing support to the anti-Syrian Government in Beirut. Tehran-Damascus-Hezbollah axis is in dire need to "contain" Washington's pressures and gain time, as much possible of time. Why would they need time? Because they have to rearm Hezbollah, crumble the Lebanese Government, and face off with UN pressures on the nuclear. Syria has the marching orders to disorient the United States, and hence it adopted a twin approach.

a. "Allow" a Jihadist-type terror attack to take place against a US interest in Damascus. And how can that be possible? The seasoned experts on Syria knows all too well that the Assad Mukhabarat are in control of, or have "access" to the overwhelming Terrorist organizations in Syria and Lebanon. They've had thirty years of deep involvement to accomplish this take over. In addition to Shiia Hezbollah, Syria has a control, a remote-control of, or an access to Sunni Salafists groups, including networks that connects with al Qaeda. In short, Syria's intelligence services can prepare the ground to "persuade" Jihadists to strike at some point. The Jihadists have an ideological and strategic enmity with the US; the Assad regime has the ability to have the "mob" unleash attacks, in the same way the Baath regime of Syria has "allowed" thousands of Jihadists to cross the border to Iraq to kill US and coalition troops. Assad the father also "allowed" Jihadis to attack U.S and French interests in Lebanon during the 1980s. More recently, Assad "allowed' violent demonstrations to attack embassies in Damascus. Knowing that Syria's State police controls the country with an iron hand, these precedents are too bright to ignore. In today's apparatus two men dominate the Terror web from their security intelligence positions: Mohammed Nassif, the director of State Security and Ali Yunis, the assistant of Asaf Shawkat, the regime's security commander. Nassif and Yunis are the team that controls and connects with the Jihadist underworld in the Levant.

b. Stage the "protection" : After the operation happens, the regime allows some of their men to be killed in action against the "Terrorists." Obviously, this move will be hard to absorb by Western and American public psychologically. Maybe Hollywood movies writers can. In short (as an analytical projection) the regime "allowed" the operation to happen, "knew" it would happen, and let the security guards on the ground sacrifice themselves in the line of diplomatic duty.

The Dividends:

1. Sending a message to the U.S as follow: al Qaeda can strike you in our midst (Syria and Lebanon) and we can't do much about, except the classical protection once the "cells" would be about to engage or have already engaged. In short we are extending the measures under international laws, not more.

2. "But, can stop them." Meaning that our "powerful" intelligence and security agencies can go after these Terrorists (who aren't Syria's friends to start with) and "offer them to you," as we used to do in the good old days: We'd send Hezbollah to kill your Marines in Lebanon and allow the Salafists to kill the Marines again in Iraq, but at the same time we can do business with you and "protect your" embassies from the Terrorists we are harboring anyway. Yes a good Levantine maze.

3. Your public, via international media, "saw" that we are defending your embassy and have "lost" security guards while defending it. So what are you going to tell your public? That we, the Syrian regime, "are" the terrorists? It will look bad when after we sacrificed our men for your diplomats, your diplomats would call us Terrorists.

4. Secretary Rice "had" to issue a statement to "thanking" Syria. In Assad's mind, it would be an embarrassment for the U.S to attack Syria for being a harbor to Terrorism when Damascus has just being thanked for fighting those Terrorists. This, basically, would gain some more "time" for Assad. Enough time needed to:

5. Rearm Hezbollah, prepare attacks against UN and other multinational forces to come closer to the Syrian borders, and of course to allow the other pressures to recede.

6. Extra dividend: Unleash the school that supports "dialogue and friendship" with the Syrian regime in Washington to advance its arguments in this regard.

A question has been fusing in the media about Zawahiri's calls for the Levant Jihadists, including the Jund al Sham to attack targets in Syria and Lebanon. Are these video messages coordinated with Syria and Iran. While no evidence is surfacing yet, but these are two Jihadi wars taking place against the US and its allies at the same time. In the midst of an Al Qaeda war and of a Khumeinist-Baathist campaign, both directed against democracies in the region, overlapping actions aren't impossible. Otherwise, how to explain that al Qaeda waited so long before it issued a direct Jihad-guideline on Lebanon and Syria after 14 years of war on the US and three years war in Iraq? Why would the no 2 of al Qaeda suddenly develop an interest in the Lebanese-Syrian battlefield, immediately after the cease fire was concluded between Hezbollah and Israel? Who needed whom to begin the next stage in troubles after the issuing of UNSCR 1701?

Let's call it the quiz of the month: you'd find your answer in Machiavelli's writings.

Dr Walid Phares is a Senior Fellow and the director of Future Terrorism Project at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a visiting fellow with the European Foundation for Democracy and the author of Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies against America

29 posted on 09/14/2006 11:35:29 PM PDT by anglian
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To: Wil H

Ditto! Murtha and Durbin should take credit for
spawning the disinformation movement.


30 posted on 09/14/2006 11:35:53 PM PDT by ChiMark
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To: Dallas59
Islamic chicken sh*ts. These aren't real men.

Now I'm positive Atta was gay.

31 posted on 09/14/2006 11:36:51 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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LOL


32 posted on 09/14/2006 11:39:15 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: jmc1969

They're just taking their cue from the moonbats here in the US.


33 posted on 09/14/2006 11:39:50 PM PDT by SuziQ
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Well if they thought it was us why did they defend the place:)Hi SoldierDad.


34 posted on 09/14/2006 11:51:59 PM PDT by fatima
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To: Cobra64
That's not so bad...

Clinton got elected twice!
Gore won the popular vote!
Kerry almost got elected!

And there are sufficient assholes in the country to elect and re-elect folks like: Ted Kennedy, "Patches" Kennedy, Turban Durbin, Schumer, Hillary, Boxer, etc, etc....

In spite of it all, When the SHTF there will be more than enough to "subdue" any of the assholes who think they can "seize power"or stir shit in the streets....

Semper Fi
35 posted on 09/14/2006 11:55:10 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: jmc1969

Have they been talking to Alex jones?


36 posted on 09/15/2006 12:01:28 AM PDT by StoneWall Brigade (THY WILL BE DONE.)
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They're brown skinned Muslims! The Left is going to be ALL OVER THIS.

"Of course Bush did it - he's a racist that hates Muslims."

Sad but true...


37 posted on 09/15/2006 12:31:15 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: Cobra64

And I think it was another 20% that said the government played a hand in "allowing" it to happen - for a total of 36% nutballs. VERY scary. (Especialy with elections coming up!)


38 posted on 09/15/2006 12:35:43 AM PDT by geopyg (If the carrot doesn't work, use the stick. Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: jmc1969
I thought this whole thig smelled to high heaven

who tries to take down an embassy with four guys, and one guy doesen't bother to set off the truckbombs in the truck.

I think the boys had some dirtbags they wanted to get rid of, so they set them up.

39 posted on 09/15/2006 12:44:54 AM PDT by Cheapskate
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To: Darkwolf377
Yep, when the 4th gunman died it seemed all too convenient..
40 posted on 09/15/2006 12:45:05 AM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: jmc1969

Even in Syria....it's Bush's Fault! (gagging)


41 posted on 09/15/2006 12:49:48 AM PDT by GLH3IL (What's good for America is bad for liberals.)
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To: Darkwolf377
Me too. I think they did this back when the IIRC Baath HQ was attacked...Was there/is there now - any US official claiming Syrian conspiracy in this?
42 posted on 09/15/2006 12:54:11 AM PDT by endthematrix (None dare call it ISLAMOFACISM!)
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To: endthematrix

Not that I've read. I think Syria's credibility is such that Americans are united in our distrust and dislike of them, to be honest.


43 posted on 09/15/2006 12:55:27 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Republican, atheist, book-reading no-goodnik!)
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To: SeaBiscuit

Like the Saudis they don't take "inconvenient" prisoners.


44 posted on 09/15/2006 3:24:39 AM PDT by plenipotentiary
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To: Darkwolf377
You've all got it wrong:

It's Bush's fault! ;-)

45 posted on 09/15/2006 6:03:17 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: fatima

Who knows what goes through the minds of the mentally deranged. Hi back. Robert called and left a voice mail at around 2:11am. I missed the actual call (bummer). Good to know he is still okay. I pray for all of them.


46 posted on 09/15/2006 8:32:24 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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To: SoldierDad

Wow,I am so glad he called:)Thanks for telling me.


47 posted on 09/15/2006 9:04:01 AM PDT by fatima
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To: fatima

Thank you. Have a wonderful and Blessed day.


48 posted on 09/15/2006 9:05:44 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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To: jmc1969
A Baath party official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told WorldNetDaily

Interesting. WorldNutDaily has contacts with the Syrian Ba'ath Party. Things that make you say "Hmm."

49 posted on 09/15/2006 9:07:20 AM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: jmc1969

Not even the Syrians who put forth this bullcrap believe it. They are just playing to their audience.


50 posted on 09/15/2006 9:09:25 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (You've been zotted, sucka.)
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