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Oct 30, 2008
Following Deadly US Attack on Syria, Questions of Bush Admin Motives in its Waning Months
The Syrian government has condemned a deadly US military raid near the Iraqi border as “terrorist aggression.” The Bush administration has remained mum, stoking fears it could be trying to provoke further conflict in its remaining months in office. We speak to Robert Dreyfuss of The Nation magazine and University of Oklahoma professor Joshua Landis. [includes rush transcript]
What next for US-Syria relations?
Inside Story – Oct 29 2008 pt 1
Syria has ordered the closure of the American School and the US cultural centre in Damascus. The closures are a response to a deadly cross-border raid carried out on Sunday, October 26, 2008. Damascus blames the US for the attack on a Syrian village near Abu Kamal, close to the border with Iraq.
Syria called the raid criminal and terrorist aggression, while Washington called it a successful operation. Eight Syrians were killed in a US raid on the village of Sukariya.
We ask: Is the Bush administration trying to make a desperate point in its final days? Is it warning Syria, or is the US foreign policy likely to change with the new administration?
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Ron Paul: Obama & McCain AGREE with Bush’s Syrian & Pakistan Border Incursions!!!
October 29, 2008 MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show
Syrians stage mass anti-US rally
30 October 2008
Thousands of people have marched through Damascus in protest at an alleged US raid on a village that Syria says killed eight people.
Many at the government-backed demonstration carried banners, shouted anti-US slogans and waved pictures of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Riot police surrounded the US embassy in Damascus, which American officials closed blaming security fears.
The Syrian government has demanded that Washington apologise for the incident.
The US state department and the White House have refused to confirm the alleged attack.
via BBC NEWS | Middle East | Syrians stage mass anti-US rally (+ short video)
h/t: After Downing Street