US Ambassador to Syria attacked by pro-Assad protestor

Politico has the video. It was pretty scary moment for Ambassador Ford who has shown a lot of guts traveling to cities where people are standing up to Assad's guns despite furious protests from the foreign ministry. The U.S. Ambassador to Syria - who has repeatedly demonstrated his support for anti-government protestors - was attacked in Damascus last week by a supporter of President Bashal al-Assad, a new video shows. A video broadcast by Syrian television pictures pro-Assad protestors following Ambassador Robert Ford and chanting slogans. One protestor then approaches Ford from behind and tries to wrap him in a poster featuring a picture of the Syrian president. Ford's security team, which was already rushing him to a waiting car, pushed the Ambassador into the vehicle. Tensions have been heating up between the Syria and the United States over the last several months. "We have consistently said that President Assad must lead a democratic transition or get out of the way. He has not...(Read Full Post)