Tuesday, September 12, 2006

U.S. Embassy Attacked

In a failed attempt to bomb the U.S. embassy in Syria, perhaps we are seeing the start of what Zawahiri alluded to in his taped message. Syrian Security Kills Three Attackers Outside U.S. Embassy
DAMASCUS, Syria -— Islamic militants attempted to storm the U.S. Embassy in Damascus on Tuesday using automatic rifles, hand grenades and at least one van rigged with explosives, the government said. Four people were killed in the brazen attack, including three of the assailants. No Americans were hurt, and the attackers apparently did not breach the high walls surrounding the embassy's white compound in the city's diplomatic neighborhood. But one of Syria's anti-terrorism forces was killed and at least 11 others were injured, the country's official news agency reported. The wounded including a police officer, two Iraqis and seven people employed at nearby technical workshop.
I just heard on the news that since Syria is a police state, it's hard for terrorists to function within that country. That statement makes no sense at all. If it's a police state, isn't that terrorism in it's own right? And why do we have anembassyy in a country that supports terrorism?