Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 2:04 pm
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Here's some other news we are following. The Occupy Wall Street protests have made news around the world including the state-run media in Syria. Syria, facing its own protests, is highlighting American dissatisfaction and now the U.S. Embassy in Syria has responded on its Facebook page.
The message acknowledges unhappiness about the U.S. economy, but it says the U.S will have elections next year that are not run by an intelligence agency. Americans can, quote, "say whatever they want about the U.S. government without being arrested or shot. American protesters have been arrested for disturbing public order," the message says. "But no family will receive the body of a protester bearing torture marks." Readers are left to draw their own comparisons with Syria.
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