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Serious trouble and Syria hundreds of pro government protesters storming the US embassy in Damascus today.
Reportedly destroyed -- even taking down the American flying.
That's technically US soil so technically.
America was attacked.
The Washington institute Andrew Hayward also they offer of in the lion's den and eyewitness account of Washington's battle with Syria and you're welcome to this show.
It doesn't really kind of shocking stuff they even though not making headlines.
We should be paying attention right.
That's for sure.
Protesters in -- don't attack the American Embassy every day.
It seems like the -- regime only allows that people to express their opinions freely if they're throwing.
Rocks and tomatoes and rotten eggs at the American Embassy in stormy -- its walls.
It's unfortunate development and one that's led to a big escalation in US Syria policy of the last few hours.
You know I -- through what we start talking about the US embassy being attacked in the Middle East everyone thinks back to you know the Iranian.
Do you think that's not just trying to tip the scales they're somehow in its favor.
And local public opinion by making America the villain and all -- That's exactly what he's trying to do he's trying to re frame this.
To say that it's all about the United States and about Israel and about the resistance in the region it's not about that at all it's about how he treats his people about his lack of legitimacy.
In total lack of respect for human rights.
It should come as no shock but -- in director reaction to ambassador Robert Ford's very gutsy trip up to the city of Hamas.
Last Thursday and Friday he had to personally view the regime's crackdown on peaceful protesters there.
So then what is right now the official policy because I got to tell -- what we saw in Libya was.
People being threatened and then there was a full frontal assault of everything that we had you know essentially NATO and it's been in America are.
And there are actual deaths I mean serious deaths of real violence it in Syria and yet -- -- like we've been mum on that -- are at least the administration has been.
That's right we always talk about Middle East.
Policy but actually middle east policy is per country every country's different.
Syria has has a minority regime he's -- regimes are galvanized against the kind of splitting like we -- in Egypt and Tunisia where the military can break away independently and -- the ruling family.
It's a tougher not to -- and it's been hard for Washington to come up with a good policy.
But it is now Secretary Clinton came out today and says that in the opinion of Washington they believe these losses legitimacy.
It's not bad French allies in Turkish allies also or are signaling similar sentiments as well -- so I think we we've we're seeing here turning point US policy well which is something.
Good Hilary Clinton also said that -- was not just billions not indispensable.
And also said there needs to be democratic transformation in thirty seconds is that possible.
Without military might might from the outside.
It is possible I think that India ended the the overthrowing of the -- regime.
We'll come through its stake it didn't -- being degraded over time by the Syrian people.
India and will that be some kind of military intervention perhaps but for the moment I think it's pretty much off the table from the United States' standpoint.
But you never know especially if push comes to shove I think would you can immediately look for our energy sanctions as well as and number other sanctions diplomatic isolation.
Watch what's going on with Turkey they play key role evolve this you could -- the Turks entering Syria to set up.
-- -- along the border to keep refugees out of their country Adam -- thanks a lot really appreciate it.
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