"Syrian state television claimed that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. A Syrian security official was reported saying that the bomber was a bodyguard to inner regime figures,
which allowed him access to a meeting of the “crisis cell” of top security
officials in charge of trying to crush the uprising against Assad rule. The Free Syrian
Army, the main armed opposition force, said that a bomb was planted in the
room and that the attack was not carried out by a suicide bomber." CS Monitor
So far there appears to be no reliable indication of the nature of the attack. Do i accept the US government's statement about the bombing? No. The US government is a party to the conflict, having decided with its NATO and Saudi friends to bring down the government in Damascus. They have no idea what the following government might be but, no matter. The roots of this American support lie in a group of women in the government and academia who share a starry-eyed belief I nthe universal efficacy of "democray" and elections. They believe that if elections are reasonably fair, all will be well. Nnonsense, but, no matter.
If this were a Republican administration the policy now followed by the US in greater middle East would be called neoconism. Because they are Democrats we call it "neo-Wilsonian." pl