The Arsenal Of Democracy

Video from Hama, Syria has shown protestors greeting US and French ambassadors, Robert S. Ford, and Éric Chevallier as they visited the city of Hama of Thursday holding olive branches and throwing roses in Aasi Square.Victoria Nuland, a spokesperson for the US state department confirmed the following day, Reuters has reported, that the ambassador’s car was “surrounded by friendly protesters who were putting flowers on the windshields, they were putting olive branches on the car, they were chanting, ‘Down with the regime.’”It is reported the ambassadors were presented for “4 DVDs of evidence” by one activist on Twitter named Edward Dark, but for Mr Ford and Mr Chevallier left the square to avoid the planned protests for that day and reportedly to avoid becoming “the story himself”.The Syrian government were quick to denounce the act, with the state run news agency SANA (Syrian Arab News Agency) running this quote from an official source from the Foreign Minister:”The presence of the US ambassador in Hama city without obtaining a prior permission from the Foreign Ministry as stipulated by instructions distributed repeatedly to all the embassies is clear evidence of the US involvement in the ongoing events in Syria and its bids to aggravate the situations which destabilize Syria.”The same website later reported that the visit from the Ambassadors was intended as a chance to meet ‘saboreurs’, incite “more violence and instability”, as well as a way to “deepen discord and sedition among the Syrian people who strongly reject and condemn such foreign instigation”. 

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