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[Year Old Associated Press] Photos of McCain Yukking-it-Up with ISIS Rebels, Rand Paul Says It's WE
Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 June 2014

Posted on 06/22/2014 10:27:58 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican

Then there's this one ISIS just posted on their website.


The guy in the mustache/striped shirt posting with McCain is
General Salim Idris, who was the Free Syrian Army's Chief of Staff
at the time. 

An East German-trained electronics professor, he was a general in the Syrian Army under Assad when he defected to the rebels in July 2012.
Idris was thought by McCain to represent the moderate elements of 
Syria's armed opposition, who subscribed to the pro-democracy Proclamation of Principles.

But ISIS kicked him -and other 'moderates'- out and went on the savage offensive we all now are witnessing.

The ISIS claims that the men on that photo fight with them in Iraq now...
And while I usually give little merit the isolationist foreign policy musings of Rand Paul -and even less the old man- he had a pretty good point on CNN Sunday morning.

Why listen to him this time? Because Susan Rice already let the cat out of the bag two weeks ago...


Video/pics at Reaganite Republican...




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KEYWORDS: agitprop; arms; iran; isis; kurdistan; lebanon; lyingsacksonfr; mccain; putinsbuttboys; randpaul; randsconcerntrolls; syria

1 posted on 06/22/2014 10:27:58 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten; paythefiddler; gattaca; bayliving; SeminoleCounty; chesley; Vendome; ...

***PING***


2 posted on 06/22/2014 10:34:34 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

McCain seems to have escaped from the Alzheimer’s ward. Someone must have left the electronic lock open


3 posted on 06/22/2014 10:40:50 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Reaganite Republican

4 posted on 06/22/2014 10:41:21 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: Reaganite Republican

McCain has a lot of friends in low places.


5 posted on 06/22/2014 10:46:18 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Reaganite Republican

Truly a ‘lesser evil’ We need more of that! /s


6 posted on 06/22/2014 10:48:14 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Reaganite Republican

When was the last time that old geezer was ever right about anything?


7 posted on 06/22/2014 10:50:01 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Bump!


8 posted on 06/22/2014 11:12:11 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Let’s face the reality. Iraq is lost. So is Libya. So is Syria. Egypt has been saved temporarily by military ousting Muslim Brotherhood, but next election could again elect Muslim Brotherhood leader.

All this rise of ISIS and Jihadi heaven can be traced straight to ousting of Saddam. In hindsight, starting Iraq was will go down in history as the biggest blunder of US foreign policy. May be second worst after Vietnam fiasco where 50,000 brave soldiers were sacrificed.

Even if Obummer had listened to the generals and left behind 20,000 US troops, that would do nothing to change Libya, Syria & Egypt. ISIS has established a foothold in Syria, and 20,000 US troops can not hold off ISIS from breaking up Iraq.

Rand Paul may be right...do not get involved in the Iraq quagmire. The horse is out of the barn.


9 posted on 06/22/2014 11:23:55 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Can we just put a bow on this guy and gift him to the Dems?


10 posted on 06/22/2014 11:28:35 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

McCain has a history of arming Muslim jihadis going back to Kosovo.


11 posted on 06/22/2014 11:30:10 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

It took long enough - playing catchup makes everyone look dumb!


12 posted on 06/22/2014 11:32:03 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: entropy12

All this rise of ISIS and Jihadi heaven can be traced straight to ousting of Saddam. In hindsight, starting Iraq was will go down in history as the biggest blunder of US foreign policy. May be second worst after Vietnam fiasco where 50,000 brave soldiers were sacrificed.


You are totally wrong.

The current situation is the direct consequence of the Obama Administration’s instigated and supported of the Arab Spring and the illegal war on Libya, which we also were the prime instigators of.

Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood and Moresi was the staging ground for the overthrow of Libya.

After Libya, the Jihadi and the weapons captured from Libya went to Syria to fuel the insurgency there and to over throw Assad.

Many of the al-Qaeda ISIS Jihadi were trained by the US military art the orders of whom else but Obama

Since they have been unable to overthrow Assad, al-Qaeda’s ISIS terrorists have moved on Iraq to gain territory and resupply with weapons since they were cut off from Obama supplied weapons from Libya.


13 posted on 06/22/2014 11:33:02 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

With Muzzies it’s a military strong arm General dictator OR a cleric nutcase Islamist dictator. Take your pick.

We armed these militants and they’ll be aiming the guns at us the second they get rid of the enemy ahead of us on their list.


14 posted on 06/22/2014 11:36:11 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: rdcbn

If Saddam was still the ruling dictator in Iraq, Mubarak does not get overthrown. Dictators in Libya (Gaddafi) and Syria (Bashar Assad) would also keep their power. These dictators have proven records of keeping Jihadi’s in check for decades. Which means Al Qaeda and the Jihadi’s have no foot hold in the middle-east oil rich countries.

Saddam was the first domino. Saddam was never a Jihadi.


15 posted on 06/22/2014 11:54:29 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: entropy12

Your history is flawed here.

Saddam was actively supporting and driving world terror and Gaddafi was doing the same and he also was very close to building a nuclear bomb.


16 posted on 06/23/2014 12:01:33 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Reaganite Republican

He was pawned by the North Vietnamese into do radio broadcasts for them and now he’s been pawned by a gang of terrorists. I wonder what his relationship with the RATs is.


17 posted on 06/23/2014 12:23:15 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Reaganite Republican
Kinda explains why the R's wont throw the head terrorist in the stockade.

All 3 branches need to be incarcerated!

18 posted on 06/23/2014 1:07:25 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Maybe the founders should have made a revolution every 25 years or so part of the Constitution.


19 posted on 06/23/2014 1:09:35 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: faithhopecharity

Talk about picking the wrong horse... I thought this was the one area he was supposed to have a clue about


20 posted on 06/23/2014 1:12:10 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: smokingfrog

1967 or so


21 posted on 06/23/2014 1:12:29 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: entropy12

Much obliged


22 posted on 06/23/2014 1:12:44 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: rdcbn

Right on


23 posted on 06/23/2014 1:13:46 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: rdcbn

Try 58,300 according to Wikipedia.


24 posted on 06/23/2014 6:21:50 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: rdcbn

Try 58,300 according to Wikipedia.


25 posted on 06/23/2014 6:22:13 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: entropy12

One could say the Shah of Iran was the first domino.


26 posted on 06/23/2014 6:26:48 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: rdcbn

Whoops! hit ‘post’ too soon.

George Bush did not wake up one morning and say “Saddam tried to kill dad, I will kill him” regardless of what the dems want people to think. It was not about oil either.

I suggest people do a Google search using the words “Clinton Saddam regime change’

The entire world thought he was developing chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.

Clinton would draw a line, Saddam would cross. Clinton drew another line, Saddam crossed and on & on & on.

George Bush drew a line and gave Saddam a chance to comply. Saddam did not comply. Bush acted.

Had Clinton kept to his word and did what Bush did, I have no doubt he would be considered a hero to this day.


27 posted on 06/23/2014 6:50:40 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Reaganite Republican

Were these photos used against him in his last election cycle?


28 posted on 06/23/2014 7:11:09 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: rdcbn

Show me the links to your claims, if you will please.

None of the 911 terrorists were Iraqi’s or Libyans.
After Reagan bombed Gaddafi’s tent, he was a different man.

He was acquiring nuclear technology? Who is’nt?
7 countries have plenty of nukes. So who says any sovereign country can not develop nuclear technology? It is OK for N. Korea to have it but not Libya?

Most were Saudi’s and from rich families.

Bush-41 attacked Saddam after he conquered Kuwait.
To quote Hillary “What difference does it make” who owns the oil? They all must sell it!


29 posted on 06/23/2014 8:42:52 AM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Your analysis is correct. Except fall of Sadam and installing a Shia dominated government has not turned out well. Bush-43 should have quit right after Saddam fell, and not waste blood and treasure re-building Iraq and trying to democratize an Islamic country. No outside agency has succeeded in that effort in the middle-east in 1400 year history of Islam.


30 posted on 06/23/2014 8:47:54 AM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: smokingfrog

Yes, one can say that. If we are to learn anything from history of the middle-east, the only stable system is a secular dictator.


31 posted on 06/23/2014 8:50:32 AM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, thanks to voters who abstained on election day!)
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To: conservative98

32 posted on 06/23/2014 9:07:14 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Border Crisis = Cloward-Piven, Chicano-style!)
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Off topic - but long overdue.

Personally I am sick of those who take the casual cheap shot that the Vietnam war was a “loss”.

With their suffering and deaths the Vietnam soldiers won a great strategic victory - the prevention of the fall of the Indochina region to the Soviets.

The Japanese accomplished that in 1942 and it was a disaster for the west.

Coupled with Soviets moves in Africa and the ME the fall of Malaya would have cut the west off from ME oil and made the Indian Ocean a Soviet lake.

They stopped the fall of Indochina with 10 years of hard fighting only to be scorned by an ungrateful nation and its whorish media.

Someday their victory may be seen and acknowledged - but apparently not yet in this benighted country.


33 posted on 06/23/2014 8:52:50 PM PDT by hank ernade
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On topic.

At Omdurman the British destroyed a Madhist army that had earlier overwhelmed Gen. Gordon at Khartoum in Sudan.

Of that victory it was said “we had the Maxim, which they had not.”

The Madhist army had spears and swords, while the British made use of gunboats, cannon and machineguns.

Napoleon first wiped out the Mamelukes of Egypt in 1800, beginning the Anglo-French domination of that country - followed by the Euro occupations of muslim countries from Morocco to Indonesia.

That period of less than 2 centuries was the only time that islam has not been at relentless war with the west.

Prior to that muslim pirates freely roamed the Med in slaving raids, and the Turks were shooting their way into Europe.

That time is returning - and this time, not only do they have the Maxim - they have nukes.

We are currently living in a dictatorship of the weak, but the future will be no place for the weak.


34 posted on 06/23/2014 9:42:04 PM PDT by hank ernade
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