This is the regime's response to the American Ambassador's presence in Hama, very interesting developments indeed. I think the Syrian regime will go the Iranian way: full confrontation with the West, a bully approach to the Israeli-Arab conflict. That means more bases for Palestinians in Syria, a carte-blanche for plotting against Israeli and Western interests in the Middle East. Internally, the regime will use its foreign conspiracy rhetoric to repress any dissent.
"French embassy guards in Damascus fired live ammunition to disperse loyalists to President Bashar al-Assad who tried to break into the compound on Monday and are still surrounding it, diplomats in the Syrian capital said.
A similar crowd broke into the U.S. embassy but later left, they added. A US embassy official said the response of the Syrian authorities was "slow and insufficient"."
(I took a few days off, and now I am back full-force into blogging).