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Picture Of Protesters Assaulting US Embassy In Damascus

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Photo courtesy of Al Jazeera.

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More from the source:

The US embassy in Damascus, Syria, wass reportedly scaled by protesters on Monday.

A US official says the Obama administration will formally protest the 'attack' on the embassy and may seek compensation for damage caused when a mob breached the wall of the compound before being dispersed by Marine guards, according to the Associated Press.

This photo, posted on Facebook, purportedly shows protesters scaling the fence around the US embassy.

And some more from the NYT:

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government supporters smashed windows at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus on Monday, raised a Syrian flag and scrawled graffiti calling the American ambassador a "dog" in anger over the envoy's visit last week to an opposition stronghold, witnesses said.

French Embassy security guards fired in the air to hold back supporters of President Bashar Assad's regime who were also protesting the French ambassador's visit to the same city, Hama, in central Syria. One witness said three protesters were injured when guards beat them with clubs. The witness asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the situation.

There was no immediate word on casualties at the American Embassy demonstration.

The Syrian regime called the visits to Hama interference in the country's internal affairs and accused the ambassadors of undermining Syria's stability.

The protests came after U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford harshly criticized the Syrian government's crackdown on a popular uprising. Some 1,600 civilians and 350 members of security forces have been killed since demonstrations began, activists say.

Syria blames what it calls "armed gangs" and Muslim extremists for the violence.

Hiam al-Hassan, a witness, said about 300 people had gathered outside the French Embassy while hundreds others were at the American diplomatic compound.

"Syrians demonstrated peacefully in front of the French embassy but they were faced with bullets," said al-Hassan.

On Sunday, Ford attacked the Syrian government for allowing pro-government protests while beating up anti-regime demonstrators. The pro-Assad protests in Syria are known as "mnhebak," or "we love you."

 

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Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:15 | 1443502 hedgeless_horseman
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No blue circles!

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:17 | 1443517 Fish Gone Bad
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Isn't it impressive how fast news can really travel?

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 12:34 | 1444252 chumbawamba
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If this is the US embassy, why is a Syrian flag flying atop that barb-wired guard tower?

Best first-hand accounts of news from Syria: http://syriacomment.com

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:16 | 1443503 hedgeless_horseman
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No blue circles!

Double tap.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:16 | 1443507 Juice Box
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Looks like the line outside the "In and Out" Burger near my house.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:17 | 1443515 magis00
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mmmMMMMMMmmmmmm. . . In 'N Out!

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 12:04 | 1444161 RockyRacoon
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In-N-Out, fresh hot buns...   Is it just me or is it hot in here?

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:17 | 1443514 BorisTheBlade
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Are they assuming the US had something to do with the internal unrest? No way.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:27 | 1443571 Caviar Emptor
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They're assuming US would intervene (Libya, Yemen, Iraq etc...)

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:31 | 1443592 toady
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I'm thinking they are pissed the US didn't intervene like in Libya.

I guess we just wait to see who's spin wins out...

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:18 | 1443521 the not so migh...
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The Chinese own that property, they better be careful.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:22 | 1443535 ThoughtCriminal
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Walmart shoppers rampage in Syria?

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:24 | 1443542 jack stephan
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Jimbo: Hey, you're that drunken posse. Wow! Can I join ya?
Homer: I don't know, can you swing a sack of doorknobs?
Jimbo: Can I!

 

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:24 | 1443544 G. Marx
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"Someone's knocking at the door, somebody's ringing a bell."

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:24 | 1443546 Caviar Emptor
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A cycle of violent revolt is now spreading from Morocco to Malaysia. That's a lot of turf. 

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:24 | 1443548 bill1102inf
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"Marines!!!" "OPEN FIRE!"

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:40 | 1443643 Vergeltung
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+5.56

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:24 | 1443551 Sudden Debt
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If you pay them they don't do shit...

and when you don't it's ALL TEAMWORK AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE!

I'm sure there's a lesson in this...

 

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:28 | 1443580 Deepskyy
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"Through the madness we find
loyalty is no match for power"

 

-A7x "Not Ready to Die"

Even better, the song continues to say...

"Say goodbye to your life, left to rot in
your darkest hour
Prayers won't help you now as long as you're mine"

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:25 | 1443556 Madcow
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"I protest thee" - ha! 

So, Obama is going to form a committee to explore a council to imagine a resolution to condemn protests against the US and its 1500 Embassies around the world. That ought to work.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:43 | 1443661 francis_sawyer
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Obama is going to get a "personal injury" lawyer to pay for all the damages...

Finally 'Action Jackson' Holder gets to o something... 

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:28 | 1443577 darteaus
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Fix bayonets!

Stand by to repel boarders!

On my command, sally and shred!

Charge!

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:30 | 1443595 Smiley
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Pop every melon as it scales the top of the wall!!!

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:31 | 1443600 snowball777
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You'd only need to get a couple for the rest to obtain a clue.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:33 | 1443603 darteaus
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Really?  We are dealing with the Middle East you know.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 13:44 | 1444490 Smiley
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Had some friends in Bahrain who got to see the same thing happen at the US embassy there.  Couple humvees with .50 calibers on the roof cleared up the problem in about 2 minutes.  Comunication is very efficient once both sides agree on a common language.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:33 | 1443609 ThoughtCriminal
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but of course; it's 7-11-('11)

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:38 | 1443636 PulauHantu29
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Are the photos real? I remember CNN showing Fake photos of the Tibet rioters saying they were Chinese soldiers beating up Tibetans...too bad CNN forgot to airbrush out the soldiers uniforms which showed them to really be Nelaese beating up nepalese demonstrators.....

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:46 | 1443681 ThoughtCriminal
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I count maybe 20 "evil Syrians" in the foto. Better use fish-eye lens to make them look really ominus. And keep an eye on the smallish one, with the red cap, sitting ontop of somebody's shoulders. He looks especially dangerous, probably the leader.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 11:00 | 1443773 Confused
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NOTHING about this looks like an assault. I can't even tell which building is the Embassy. Assuming its the one with the fence, it appears almost ALL the people have their backs to it. Not much of an assault if you aren't facing it.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:40 | 1443645 digalert
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Great, soon as Barama finishes operation assassinate Ghadafi, he and his NATO/globalist' peacekeepers can move on to Syria, Pakistan, Iran...

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 10:46 | 1443675 francis_sawyer
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Why does our embassy look like that eastern european military compound from 'Stripes'?

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 12:08 | 1444179 SoNH80
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"C'mon, it's Czechoslovakia. We zip in, we pick 'em up, we zip right out again. We're not going to Moscow. It's Czechoslovakia. It's like going into Wisconsin."
"Well I got the shit kicked out of me in Wisconsin once. Forget it!"

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 11:11 | 1443861 Caravaggio
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Go, go! Waiting for the °choppers-in-the-desert° show.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 11:38 | 1444038 Yardfarmer
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it's all about Hezbollah and Lebanon. methinks there might be some of that Bekka Valley Lebanese blond on the streets for Thanksgiving.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 12:13 | 1444196 Lady Heather...UNCLE
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It is a very architecturally aesthetic building n'est ce pas?. If someone built that in my city, I'd fucking protest too!

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 12:23 | 1444225 Lady Heather...UNCLE
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The photographer?...that Al Jazeera bloke...not the best snapshot taker is he?

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 20:31 | 1446059 FlyPaper
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Perhaps they are trying to get in an claim asylum?   Wouldn't you if your government was running around butchering people?

Just sayin'

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