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    Assad loyalists attack US, French embassies in Syria

    This is an act of war.

    What say you?

    BEIRUT - Hundreds of Syrian government supporters attacked the U.S. Embassy in Damascus Monday, smashing windows and spray-painting walls with obscenities and graffiti that called the American ambassador a "dog." Guards at the French Embassy fired in the air to ward off another group of protesters.

    Assad loyalists attack US, French embassies in Syria after envoys visit opposition stronghold - Yahoo! News

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    Re: Assad loyalists attack US, French embassies in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This is an act of war.

    What say you?
    Was it sanctioned by the government of Syria? They are the only ones who can legally declare war. But more importantly aren't you a little tired of war already, I think we got enough problems to deal with right now and there are certainly better ways of handling this situation than starting another conflict.

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    Re: Assad loyalists attack US, French embassies in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Was it sanctioned by the government of Syria? They are the only ones who can legally declare war. But more importantly aren't you a little tired of war already, I think we got enough problems to deal with right now and there are certainly better ways of handling this situation than starting another conflict.
    The Syrian Government has a responsibility to protect foreign diplomatic installations from violence. They failed to do so, when pro-government forces attacked these embassies. That equates to complicity by the Syrian government.

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    Re: Assad loyalists attack US, French embassies in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Syrian Government has a responsibility to protect foreign diplomatic installations from violence. They failed to do so, when pro-government forces attacked these embassies. That equates to complicity by the Syrian government.
    Are you sure you want to stick with theory or attribution? Perhaps you want to specify that it only applies for Syria and for this instance.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Assad loyalists attack US, French embassies in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Are you sure you want to stick with theory or attribution? Perhaps you want to specify that it only applies for Syria and for this instance.
    Do you want to keep trying to make any sense at all?

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    Re: Assad loyalists attack US, French embassies in Syria

    So you don't like Libya, but would be willing to go into a war with Syria?
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    Re: Assad loyalists attack US, French embassies in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Syrian Government has a responsibility to protect foreign diplomatic installations from violence. They failed to do so, when pro-government forces attacked these embassies. That equates to complicity by the Syrian government.
    But if the United States does not abide by the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, why should Syria?
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    Re: Assad loyalists attack US, French embassies in Syria

    No. No. No. This is not an act of "war".
    It would be abasolutly idiotic that we went to war because some citizens who are pro government got in a mob and were all pissed and attacked a embassy. What they do break and cause structural damage?


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    Re: Assad loyalists attack US, French embassies in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Do you want to keep trying to make any sense at all?
    It's amusing how you have so much contempt for consistent standards and beliefs.
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    Re: Assad loyalists attack US, French embassies in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Syrian Government has a responsibility to protect foreign diplomatic installations from violence. They failed to do so, when pro-government forces attacked these embassies. That equates to complicity by the Syrian government.
    I actually just heard there's a protest planned in front of the US embassy in Seoul this weekend, I guess we are at war with South Korea now? Anyway, no it doesn't constitute war because while I agree that the Syrian government may have willingly failed to protect our embassies from protesters, its hardly more than a sign of poor relations and Syria's willingness to increase poor relations, not a declaration of war. There is a much more proper and diplomatic solution or reaction to this incident, and again I seriously ask you "Do you want war with Syria?" Is this worth the amount of money we will spend, the American Soldiers who will be killed and wounded?

    Go ask some of our Soldiers, "Hey are you willing to be seperated from your familes for a year, go fight and perhaps die in a foreign country, and perhaps create a whole other Iraq just after the real one finally calmed down, over some damaged building and broken windows?" See what your answer would be.

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