Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Syria to join Axis?

In response to the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the U.S. no longer has an ambassador with a Syrian address:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has recalled its ambassador to Syria amid rising tensions over the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri of Lebanon.

Before departing, U.S. Ambassador Margaret Scobey delivered a stern note, called a demarche in diplomatic parlance, to the Syrian government, said an official who discussed the situation only on grounds of anonymity.

State Department spokesman Richard Boucher, announcing the move, said it reflected the Bush administration's "profound outrage" over Hariri's assassination.
We had an ambassador in Syria this whole time? I'd have gotten that wrong on a quiz show. It doesn't take a genius to figure out Syria was involved in Hariri's murder, it just takes someone who isn't Syrian:
Syria denies any role and condemned the bombings. It also denies supporting terrorism and says it is doing its best to control its long desert border with Iraq to prevent the flow of foreign insurgents, supplies and funds.
Denial isn't just the punchline to a stupid joke.

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