In an extremely heated Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Sen. John McCain (R – AZ) angrily condemned the leadership of the US military for not having intervened already in Syria, apparently believing that the military could act unilaterally without civilian leadership authorization.
“I get irritated, I get angry,” McCain insisted, accusing the US military of “standing on the sidelines” while the Syrian military continues to gain advantage over the rebels. McCain demanded an immediate war on Syria in comments on the Senate floor Monday, and seemed baffled that the conflict hasn’t been started by now.
CENTCOM commander Gen. James Mattis defended the lack of a US-Syria war so far, and said that pouring arms into the nation en masse, as McCain has advocated, risked allowing large numbers of US weapons to fall into al-Qaeda’s hands. McCain angrily responded that the risk of arming al-Qaeda was outweighed by the risk of not starting a war.
But just because the US hasn’t started a war with Syria yet doesn’t mean it isn’t planning one. Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, says that President Obama has authorized a “review” of possible options for attacking Syria.
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Perhaps someone should tell the Senator US forces can't start blowing up Syria right now because all of them are too busy in Iraq, Afghanistan,Yemen, the Persian Gulf, and occupying Imperial outposts in just about every other nation on the planet.
Let there be no doubt in anyone's minds that if that Senator had been elected President, we would most likely be up to our armpits in wars – damn the costs in blood and treasure. He has an image to protect after all. I'm also sure that if he had been President and his military brass had "taken it upon themselves to start another war without his OK that he would have fired half the Pentagon.
Hey Mac!!! Time to retire and go back to Arizona. Please.
"Let there be no doubt in anyone's minds that if that Senator had been elected President, we would most likely be up to our armpits in wars…"
Dang, aren't we already…Afghanistan, Iraq, Lybia, Somalia, Yemen, Ethiopia, Angola…and I forgot the rest?
we would have to start counting on our toes, also. Last I checked, we were not "officially" at war with Iran – can't say the same if MacInsane were in the WH.
john of arabia – defender of the weak and innocent throughout the peninsula
So basically the Israeli price for making any move toward decent treatment of the Palestinian people is for the US and Europe to dismantle the nations of Syria, Lebanon and Iran by effectively bombing them into submission. as if it would work.
Dang, Afghanistan, Iraq for a hundred years, Lybia, Syria, Iran…just how many wars would McWar have this country in?
McWar will probably live forever…it seems the truly evil ones always do.
If Johhny Boy is so gung-ho for war, let's send him in first. But this time he'll be among the first boots on the ground. No seeing war from thousands of feet up in a jet fighter this time, Johnny Boy. Now you get to see the REAL thing, up close and personal.
The three stooges are not relay three stooges nor they are three blind muse, they are the leaders of a new and more dangerous sects that called Neo Fascism. They been around since and with Bill Clinton, now they are hovering around the American people monitoring where they can start another war making money out of it. As Swedish Neo – fascism government since 2005 has done when “Social Democrats” government started making deals with Saudis legitimizing a dictatorial regime by virtually giving them a weapon factory, these three are the member of the international cartel – Neo Fascism in reality are not three, you missing the fourth one Kerry, are the one whom are there making money out of wars, calling it democracy. To them war is “democracy" all right, as long as they make money out of it. Looking at the news and being confused by it, it seams that US president trying once again to fool its people showing his Liberal face and talks of war and etc. but is time for reelection, and the time requires for all democrats to layback getting ready to act after the election starting yet another war, if nothing els is a political customary for democrats to act as they do now. They are not against nor they are for, they are just waiting for the right time to fool the american people once again.
A demented senile f-rt!
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