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U.S. Embassy Is Under Attack In Syria

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posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 02:38 AM
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CNN is reporting heavy gunfire and smoke in the area of the U.S. Embassy in Damascus.

This is being reported live on CNN at 3:35 AM EST

I'll look for a link on the net for other reports.

[edit on 12/9/2006 by anxietydisorder]




posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 02:56 AM
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Blasts heard at US Syria embassy

Explosions and heavy gunfire are being reported near the US embassy in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Security forces have sealed off the Rawda area, which houses other embassies, security installations and senior officials' residences.
news.bbc.co.uk...


This is the first report I could find on the web.



CNN is running an update now at 3:55 AM EST.

U.S. Embassy is target of gunfire and smoke is rising from the area.

[edit on 12/9/2006 by anxietydisorder]



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 03:10 AM
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British Embassador to Syria reporting on CNN that this is a low level attack.
Two gunmen exploded a car bomb near the U.S. Embassy.

Situation confused.
One guard reported killed.
Multiple sirens heard in the area.



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 03:22 AM
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Reuters: Gunfire near U.S. embassy in Damascus
/m5lym

Fox radio says something about "car blown outside the embassy".

George Noory called the embassy on air...
Nobody picked up the phone.

As information comes out the thing does not look good.



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 03:25 AM
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CNN is on the line of Reuters right now.
Fox radio is painting it a bit worse...



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 03:30 AM
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SkyNews-

The US embassy in Syria has come under terrorist attack, it is reported.

Sources have told Sky News the embassy compound was assaulted with grenades and small arms fire.

The Reuters news agency said two armed men attacked the embassy in Damascus.

Associated Press said two men blew up a car outside the compound.

Source



The US accuses Syria of funding and equipping Hizbollah.


One could argue that the US would start to blame the Syrian government for letting this happen, have these terrorists been afiliated with any group as of yet?



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 03:33 AM
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Eye witness is saying 2 dead and 10 wounded.
Roads being blocked off and gunmen still on the loose.



Now reporting that 4 gunmen were killed.

All from CNN live..............




[edit on 12/9/2006 by anxietydisorder]



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 03:39 AM
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DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Four armed men attacked the United States embassy in Damascus on Tuesday but the assault was repelled and Syrian officials said all diplomats were safe.
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Seems it's finished...



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 04:10 AM
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Give the dead gunmen their 72 virgins.
They won't be trying to attack anyone ever again.



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 04:12 AM
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If they get 72 virgins why dont they all just die?



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 04:26 AM
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Originally posted by nephyx
If they get 72 virgins why dont they all just die?


Not everyone in the Middle East is evil, and it would be a huge tragedy if they all died.



Many people just try to go about their lives and try to make a living to raise a family.
Most of the people in that part of the world really aren't that different from those of us in the western world.



[edit on 12/9/2006 by anxietydisorder]



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 04:42 AM
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Sure they arent evil, but if heaven is so great, why live?



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 04:51 AM
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Originally posted by nephyx
Sure they arent evil, but if heaven is so great, why live?



No problem man, go forth, I've got the Oujia board at hand.

Now, can we let the topic continue?



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 05:55 AM
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Originally posted by anxietydisorder

Originally posted by nephyx
Not everyone in the Middle East is evil, and it would be a huge tragedy if they all died.


I wouldn't be so sure... that middle boy is making a fist and that looks like a graffiti marker in the girl's hand.... plus, what's with the wifebeaters? j/k

Some more sources

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Source 1



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 05:56 AM
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Latest according to CNN is that it was a a carbomb attack, and that the carbomb failed to detonate. Syrian security troops killed three of the four assailants and wounded the fourth - putting the US in the unusual position of owing the Syrians a big "thank you."

It will be interesting to see how this shakes out.

[edit on 9/12/06 by xmotex]



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by xmotex
Latest according to CNN is that it was a a carbomb attack, and that the carbomb failed to detonate. Syrian security troops killed three of the four assailants and wounded the fourth - putting the US in the unusual position of owing the Syrians a big "thank you."

I heard pretty much the same thing, except that the Syrians defused the bomb. Just one more reason for a vote of gratitude to them, imo.



posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 08:11 PM
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Apparently, the last time a terror group tried to set itself up in syria, without permission of the government, the older Assad killed them and around 20,000 other people hanging around them.




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