Rebel-enthusiast Sen. John McCain (R – AZ), no longer content to simply cheer Syria’s Islamist rebellion from the comfort of the Sunday news show circuit, has snuck into northern Syria today for meetings with brigade commanders in the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
Rebel officials familiar with the situation said that McCain’s visit had been planned “for weeks, if not months” and that he made it clear he saw visiting the country as being “pro-active” on getting the US directly involved in the ongoing civil war.
Sen. McCain’s visit last a little over an hour, before he retreated back into neighboring Turkey. McCain also met with rebel leaders inside Turkey before crossing the border.
Rebels lauded McCain’s visit, saying that they need direct US military involvement if they are to impose regime change in the nation, and used his visit to reiterate claims of Iranian and Russian military involvement on the side of the Syrian government.
McCain also insisted his visit was “important” and that other US Congressmen should make the visit to enhance ties with the rebellion.
17 thoughts on “John McCain Sneaks Into Syria for Talks With Rebels”
Since when has Johnny McCainiac been the "senator" for the Free Syrian Army? There's probably a bag-o-cash with Johnny's name on it just waiting for McCain to snatch and grab. Free Syrian swag? McCain needs to spend his time dealing with the problems facing the American people. Isn't like America has issues…
McCain has lost his mind, what was left of it anyway. He should retire already and take Senator Lindsey Graham with him.
What a guy…what a guy. I'm running out ways to describe how I feel about this creature. Is there no limit to his insanity, treachery, blood-thirst, misanthropy, willingness to sell his constituents and be the neocons' favorite catamite?
I still say the North Vietnamese communists brainwashed him to destroy America.
No, he was always like that, a born idiot
As senator Paul said.., to day my fellow senators voted for arming Al-Queada.., senator McCain was one of them..,
What did he get for dinner from his favourite Al-Qaeda cannibals and terrorists? Fresh Syrian heart wrapped up like sushi or just like that? Don´t tell Hitlery Clingon or she would stay there long enough and get too fat from that dish to get a taste of what a Mig 29 can do to such folks, or wait, tell her and Obombah too….
While he's at it, he should also "urge" those other congressmen to take up arms and fight alongside them…..which is what McCain should've done since he's so gung-ho about it.
Their cause, their fight. Leave the American people out of it – which is what they want according to polls.
Having voted to authorize the use of force in both Iraq and Afghanistan, were John McCain and Lindsey Graham not chastened when these two wars left over 100,000 civilians and U.S. soldiers dead or wounded and our economy on life support. Did they consider resigning, maybe to write memoirs in the hopes that we could at least learn from their mistakes. At the very least, did they shy away from any future discussion of foreign policy. No– not John and Lindsey. Instead, they're weighing in on Syria, concluding that we need to arm the rebels, put American boots on the ground and bomb the country's Air Force with cruise missiles.
There are so many ways that U.S. intervention can backfire. Cornering Assad with U.S. force would make it more likely– not less-– that he would resort to using chemical weapons out of desperation. The Arab proverb is “an enemy of my enemy is my friend” and intervening would make us friends with the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Nusra Front, Syria’s al-Qaida. We could end up spending money and American lives replacing a brutal dictatorship with a radical theocracy. John and Lindsey actually want us to arm fractured rebel groups, many of whom have already committed war crimes. Their empowerment would risk the disintegration of any central government and could turn Syria into a sort of lawless failed state like Somalia, even more of a refuge for terrorists than it is currently.
Not to know how ill-advised it would be to intervene is to ignore the lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan and also to ignore the internal and Geo-political complexity of the Syrian crisis. Undesired and unintended consequences are virtually guaranteed.
John and Lindsey, can you look into the eyes of these troops, or their parents, and honestly tell them that deploying on a mission to Syria has a high probability of making Americans safer, advancing the interests of the United States or contributing to regional stability in the Middle East? In fact, intervening in the crisis will not do any of these things.
Can you look into the eyes of the veterans of past wars who are disabled and homeless and tell them they just need to wait longer to get the help they need because we need those billions of dollars to fight yet another war? And how can we claim to support the troops when we send them to war and forget when they get home, voting to cut benefits for people who risked everything to serve our country?
Have they thought about the consequences of our last two wars? Or about how $1.4 trillion in war spending could have been used to improve people’s lives; increasing funding for the National Institutes of Health by 600% every year for the last 10 years, speeding the development of treatments and cures for cancer, AIDS, cystic fibrosis, MS, and countless other diseases that destroy more lives every year than any Islamic terrorist could dream of. We could have provided low-income healthcare to 70 million people for 10 years, or hired an additional 2 million public elementary school teachers for 10 years. We could have provided 17 million military veterans VA medical care for 10 years, or provided 4-year university scholarships to 40 million students.
Even though you may not be able to vote for me, I’m running what amounts to a national campaign against Graham because it’s going to take the support of people from all over the country to defeat Lindsey and the millions of dollars that he's raised from special interest groups.
We will never be able to recoup the $1.4 trillion in war spending and we'll never be able to undo the unnecessary suffering of thousands of grieving families. But together we can make sure Lindsey doesn't get another 6 years to make the same mistakes all over again.
This is McCain's second trip instigating warfare.
The first one was summer of 2012 to Tripoli, Lebanon. Not long after that –Benghazi tit-for-tat skirmishes. But there were skirmishes in Tripoli back then. But nothing really made US news. Btw we'd never know anything about the tit-for-tat in Benghazi if the Ambassador wasn't snuffed out. think about that one…and think about all the events that just go under the radar…anyway.
So McCain illegally entering into Syria was most likely to check on his Northern Lebanon push. Syria most likely is initially avoiding blowing up the crappy beer Baron.
John McCain and illegal alien!
Nice picture of Lord Ketchup and Baron Beer btw…both married their rich lesbian wives for the privileged life didn't they? Ketchup and Busch beer. all they need now is some cheese whiz….maybe Erdogan and Hitto could spare some?
McCain, the Sunday preacher has become the world's chief warmonger. There should be a law by congress to retire senile politicians.Our country can't take any more useless wars.
There should be a law to prosecute all the as*holes who elected him as well.
A SH??T disturber that belong to the nearest garbage bin.
All his life this SOB has made it a carrer to have tea and coffee with terrorists, murders and scumbags with his first being in the Balkans a decade ago with the Albanin KLA then NLA
Though not a senator, remember the outrage when Brother Billy went to Libya? McCain's trip is even more outrageous.
America is doomed, traitors and their offspring, the little traitors, are making policy. After all, his father helped whitewash the Liberty attack in '67. Read history people and judge for yourselves.
Any asshole who voted for this scum should get his head examined.
McShame should have stayed in the jungles of southeast asia.
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