Thursday, September 13, 2012

American embassy in Yemen under attack

5 comments:

Viva Chile! said...

The US should think again about the real need of having embassies over there.

Or they should be all inside military compounds as impenetrable as possible, with a working escape plan (a la Saigon)

Maxichamp said...

@Viva: I agree. Because even with 40 heavily armed U.S. Marines, no good could come out of it.

Is there a list in espanol of all of the Chilean embassies around the world?

midelectric said...

OTOH, if you piss off the locals enough you'll still have no other option but to hang on to a helicopter to get out. A la Saigon.
Esconcing the diplomatic corp within a military installation kind of defeats the whole idea behind diplomacy, don't you think? Even if it does have more resemblance to the working practices of US foreign policy.

Viva Chile! said...

I'm looking for a list, but I don't seem to find it. By the way, when protesters attacked Scandinavian embassies because of the Danish Mohammed cartoons, the Chilean embassy in Damascus was burnt down because it shared the same building as those.

Viva Chile! said...

And here it is:

http://chileabroad.gov.cl/embajadas/