U.S. pulls ambassador from Syria after 'credible threats' against safety
Ambassador Robert Ford, left, has been outspoken against the Syrian government's use of violence against protesters.
October 24th, 2011
07:27 AM ET

U.S. pulls ambassador from Syria after 'credible threats' against safety

[Updated at 7:27 a.m. ] The United States has pulled its ambassador out of Syria as a "result of credible threats against his personal safety," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Monday, accusing Syria of "incitement" against Ambassador Robert Ford.

At this point, we can't say when he will return to Syria," Toner said in a statement.

Ford was confirmed as ambassador to Syria in April after five years during which Washington did not have an envoy in Damascus.

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  1. Scottish Mama

    Philip ya snot.

    October 24, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      It's amazing. It seems anytime someone calls him out, POOF, he disappears. But then he'll reappear in another carnation.

      October 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gay republican{PUTTING AMERICA FIRST}

    GO HERMAN GO, U ARE THE MAN, A HARD WORKING SMART MAN, U WOULD MAKE AMERICA PROUD AGAIN

    October 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. gay republican{PUTTING AMERICA FIRST}

    GO HERMAN GO BUT WATCH OUT FOR THOSE MEAN OLE KOCK BROTHERS, LOVE WAYNE

    October 24, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      He attended their seminar. Along with Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck and other republican senators.

      October 24, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sharp

    Sorry they had to pull him out. While he was there he could provide some protection for the Syrian people by his presence. Now the animal Assad will have nobody looking over his shoulder.

    October 25, 2011 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
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