Syrian Act of War- Cartoon-gate Escalates

Danish embassy burned:

Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators stormed the Danish Embassy in Damascus Saturday and set fire to the building, witnesses said.

The demonstrators were protesting offensive caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed that were first published in a Danish newspaper several months ago.

Witnesses said the demonstrators set fire to the entire building, which also houses the embassies of Chile and Sweden.

Protesters have been staging sit-ins outside the Danish Embassy in downtown Damascus almost daily since the furor over the drawings broke out last week.

Saturday’s protest started out peacefully but as anger escalated, protesters broke through police barriers and torched the building, the witnesses said.

This is another teachable moment. Neither airstrikes nor grovelling apologies will help. What would be a strong, but productive response?

Update: Norwegian embassy burned as well. This is probably Syrian-organized.

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  • Filed in: War on Terror at 11:54 am on Saturday, February 4, 2006 TrackBack | view comments »

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    Comment by reliapundit

    February 4, 2006 @ 7:09 pm

    not cartoongate.

    the cartoon intifada.

    447

    Comment by Allan

    February 4, 2006 @ 8:35 pm

    Heh. Indeed.

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