Friday, January 20, 2012

US Embassy in Damascus Closing

The Washington Post reports that the Obama administration is preparing to close the U.S. embassy in Damascus and evacuate all American personnel by the end of this month amid rapid deterioration of the security situation in Syria, senior administration officials said.

The embassy will be shuttered, officials said, unless embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad provides enhanced protection that he has so far been unwilling to authorize.

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

The United States should close its embassy in Damascus as soon as possible, because Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a murderous tyrant who has been responsible for killing hundreds -- if not thousands -- of Syrians protesting his dictatorial rule.

Frankly, I am surprised that NATO planes have not bombed Assad's troops, as they bombed Libya's forces. I believe NATO may begin bombing Syria after the U.S. embassy is closed.

In any event, Assad will most likely be overthrown as Syria's president in the very near future.