U.S. halts Syrian embassy, consulate operations, orders diplomats out

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UauS wrote:


Mar 18, 2014 11:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bob9999 wrote:

Explanation: Crimea.

Mar 18, 2014 11:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Pussy Putin is about to meet Obama.

Mar 18, 2014 12:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Pussy Putin is about to meet Obama.

Mar 18, 2014 12:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
willich6 wrote:

Too Little – 2 Years Too Late……..

Mar 18, 2014 1:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Kahnie wrote:

This move is cosmetic. It has little meaning other than “we don’t like you.” Good as far as it goes, but shows the U.S. is slowly but surely withdrawing from that particular conflict. That’s a good thing.
If you don’t talk to your adversaries, you can’t make progress toward a solution. There’s an old saying, “Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer.”

Mar 18, 2014 1:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Earthtourist wrote:

Only about 4 years too late, but hopefully all despotic regimes’ ‘diplomatic missions’ will be shut, incl. Venezuela!

Mar 18, 2014 1:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Laster wrote:

Democracy, De-Escalation, Dialogue…

I’m not interested in initiating any more hostilities, for you, wall street, the PNAC, or a libelous death-dealing government.

Mar 18, 2014 1:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lepetit wrote:

Their embassy was still open and working? Who I wonder is more contemptible in general – diplomats or politicians?

Mar 18, 2014 1:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sabrefencer wrote:

Run, run little children…you retreat, while Putinism, its likes, advance, allover the world. Probably, Obama for the zillionth time, will go on TV, to proclaim some kind of infantile victory…used to be a time, when US embassies, stood for a freedom space, amongst the worst regimes, that the world had…Now, all they seem to stand for, under Hillary, Kerry and Obama, is runaway children…how low we have fallen in 5 longgggggggggggggg years under Obama..just ughhhhh

Mar 18, 2014 2:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

The US has just nominated a Syrian envoy a couple of days ago. And now it’s taking this meaningless decision. Why? Because Syrians remain loyal to their government. Last week they protested in Washigton DC in support of their government. This is to be unexpected from Washington’s officials. It’s how they play. If they can’t subdue, bribe..they will use intimidation and vilence. Daniel Rubinstein definitely sounds like a name that would push these kinds of extreme measures.

Btw Syrian issue is linked to Gaza blockade and to the crisis in Crimea. The link is hydrocarbons(oil and gas) in the mediteranean sea. Israel is blockading Gaza under the false pretext of preventing weapons. But the true objectif is to control Lebanese and Palestinian oil and gas resources. The US, OTOH, is trying to kick Russia out of Syria(Tartus) and Ukraine(crimea) both providing it access to the mediteranean sea and its resources.

Mar 18, 2014 3:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Rocky333 wrote:

Neo-Con warmongers throw out Syrian Embassy officials. USA! USA! USA!
Insanity in Washington abounds.

Mar 18, 2014 3:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
westernshame wrote:

just like a spoiled child, the US is taking its ball and going home…

the west hasn’t got their way in Crimea this week, so now four years later they’re gonna kick out the Syrian embassy. what a waste of the internet to post this nonsense, who cares.

Mar 18, 2014 3:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
VultureTX wrote:

“Israel is blockading Gaza under the false pretext of preventing weapons. ”

damn IRNA told you to sell that lie?
After Gazans have street parades showing their weapons that were not locally manufactured. And they even publicly thank IRAN for weapons on occasion (Islamic Jihad group)

/your taqqiya job sucks Fromkin

Mar 18, 2014 4:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
QuidProQuo wrote:

One step forward, two steps back, eh? Pissy with Russia so four years into the Syrian conflict, someone decides that now is the time to expel Syrian diplomats? Typical US government antics. Day late, dollar short all the time. Just curious how some within the US government will handle things if Assad is re-elected by the remaining 60% of the population of Syria that didn’t leave.

Mar 18, 2014 4:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Sinbad1 wrote:

More a statement by Israel than the US.

Mar 18, 2014 4:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JackHerer wrote:

@Fromkin – do you genuinely not care that you are using flimsy and fantastical conspiracy theories to justify and defend the actions of a cruel and brutal regime?

Assad’s forces torture children. Assad’s forces rape children. Assad’s forces gas children to death.

And you are actively helping this sick regime Fromkin.

The obvious thought is that; if there is an afterlife, then you are undoubtedly bound for hell. Either way, it’s got to eat away at your conscience surely. I mean, helping a regime who rapes children for God’s sake; it’s unjustifiable whichever way you look at it.

Tut tut Fromkin, Tut tut.

Mar 18, 2014 4:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JackHerer wrote:

The US response to Assad has been laughably pathetic incidentally.

Putin’s actions in Crimea have only occurred because of the truly piss poor response to Assad’s brutality.

For whatever reason – and it’s a crying shame – Obama has been like a frightened rabbit in the headlights of the world stage.

I badly wish that he’d grow a pair to stand up for decency and freedom against oppression.

Mar 18, 2014 4:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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