US Embassy shuts its doors in Syria, diplomats called back

In a highly expected move, US Embassy in Syria packed its bags when diplomats were recalled after the State department raised concerns for the safety of its personnel and diplomats citing violent attacks and car bombs. The situation in Syria has been the bone of contention among the media of the world because of the relative contrasts of the seriousness of the situation being presented to the viewers of the world. While the predominant western media has likened the Syrian uprising with the Arab-Spring uprising that occurred against US supported dictatorial regimes in Egypt, Tunisia before spreading to Yemen, Libya and Bahrain, many believe that the situation is due to the anti-negotiation stance assumed by the faceless Syrian opposition which hasn’t had a clear agenda for their demands outlined expect for Bashar al-Assad’s ouster as the ruler. It is to be noted however that the Syrian opposition has had a favorable attitude in terms of extending a hand of friendship towards Israel which has been, until now, seen as a rogue state by majority of Syrians.


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