Friday, January 20, 2012

U.S. Embassy in Syria to close

It appears that the U.S. Embassy in Damascus  will close and all American personnel will
be evacuated by the end of this month.

According to senior Obama administration officials, this is to safeguard American lives due to
the problems and the decline of security issues.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has so far not been willing to increase protection to the Embassy,
and unless he does provide additional security the Embassy will be closed.

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996