US Embassy planned for London uses defenses from Middle Ages

A US embassy is expected to extend the welcoming hand of democracy—while maintaining a 30-meter zone of blast protection.

Gosh, sure sounds welcoming to me. Um, if the US needs an embassy built like a fortress in London, in the country of our closest ally, they maybe we should start re-thinking our foreign policy?

But if the US is going to get medieval on London, then go all the way. Have boiling oil on the rooftops, that sort of thing.