William posted this with the comment that, "there are those who claim this attack was stage managed to prove Syria too is a victim of terrorism. Which is an interesting but curious idea."
Agence France-Presse - 07 October, 2006
Last month’s attack on the US embassy in Damascus was planned in Saudi Arabia and the four Syrians who carried it out had no links to Al Qaeda, a government investigation said on Thursday. Three of the four assailants, 31-year-old Abdel Raouf Saleh, Bilal Saleh, 25, and Samir Saleh, also 25, were close relatives who followed the teachings of a preacher in Saudi Arabia where they had worked, the Interior Ministry report said. They started preparing for the operation in 2004, according to the report.
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