'Let Assad Worry About What We Might Do'
3:26 PM, Jul 12, 2011 • By LEE SMITH
Yesterday, Claire Berlinski wrote about meeting a couple of Syrians from the city of Hama, which was leveled by Hafez al-Assad in 1982 and is now again threatened by Hafez’s scion, Bashar al-Assad. Today, Berlinski explains why events in Syria matter to the U.S., from Ambassador Robert Ford’s trip to Hama last Friday to yesterday’s attack on the American embassy in Damascus. Berlinski doesn’t mince words. She wants to kick “the entire Syrian embassy staff” out of Washington—and calls for “no diplomatic relations.”
For more background, make sure to read Reuel Marc Gerecht’s article in the latest issue.