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U.S. considering shutting down its embassy in Syria

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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Syria has not been stable for some time now. What has changed? Imminent kinetic military action? How can they reasonably expect the Syrian government to guarantee security?


Amid growing concerns about security in Damascus, the Obama administration is considering closing the U.S. Embassy in Damascus unless the Syrian government can guarantee security in the area, The Cable has learned.

An administration official confirmed to The Cable Friday that U.S. officials have been in discussions with the Syrian regime in an effort to negotiate new security agreements for the streets surrounding the embassy, which have become more and more dangerous for U.S. personnel as the violence in Damascus has drawn closer to the central city. Those streets house several other foreign embassies as well, meaning that if the Syrian government does not meet requests for better security guarantees, several countries could be forced to roll up their diplomatic presence in Damascus, despite their preference to stay.




posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 05:23 PM
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Obama should have never reopened it back in 2009 to begin with. However, I now know why he did. We needed "state Department" staffers in country to help push things along in Syria. MIssion accomplished, close up shop and move on. We all know who operates under the blanket of the state department... wink wink nudge nudge...



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 04:38 AM
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We have an embassy in Syria?

Impossible to keep track of this stuff.


The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.



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