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December 20, 2006

ABCNews: Syria Involved In Embassy Attack?

The Blotter, quoted at Greg Tinti:

A U.S. government surveillance tape, obtained by ABC News, reveals in graphic detail the attack on the American embassy in Damascus, Syria, this September and raises new questions about the role of the Syrian government.

The tape will be seen tonight on ABC World News and Nightline.

Some U.S. diplomats have privately questioned whether Syria was behind the plot, or learned of it in advance, and let it take place in order to take credit for stopping it.

A vague suggestion that the surveillance tape itself raises these questions, without actually saying as much. Which means the surveillance tape doesn't really suggest anything of the sort, but ABCNews wants to hype its scoop.

Not saying there's nothing to be gleaned from the tape. But absent a statement that a Syrian security officer is caught on tape allowing the terrorists to pass, I'm guessing the tape shows no such thing.


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