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Diplomats Skeptical of U.S. Embassy Attack in Syria

Wednesday, 13 September 2006 12:00 AM

UNITED NATIONS -- Diplomats at United Nations headquarters in New York are privately expressing "skepticism" about the Tuesday attack on the U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria.

Some diplomats are wondering whether the Syrian government had some advance knowledge of the terrorist attack, but did nothing to thwart it until the last moment, to gain some influence in Washington.

The attack left one Syrian security guard and three attackers killed in front of the U.S. embassy in what had been considered a "highly" secure area of the capital city.

It is common knowledge within diplomatic circles that the Syrian leadership makes it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for any "independent" terrorist cell to operate within its own borders, let alone wage an "attack" in downtown Damascus.

While U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice issued a tempered "thank you" for the protective efforts of the Syrian government, NewsMax has learned that a Central Intelligence Agency request to "interview" the captured attacker has yet to draw a response by the Syrians.

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