Skip to comments.Al-Qaeda in Rebel Syria (McCain's call for airstrikes could lead to Al Qaeda-ruled Syria)
Posted on 03/08/2012 4:54:53 PM PST by Zhang Fei
On Monday, in calling for airstrikes on Syria, Senator John McCain reprised much the same role he played one year ago at the outset of the Libyan war. (snip)
With Senator McCain again pushing from the right, America risks yet again lending support to its old nemesis on ostensibly humanitarian grounds. (For perhaps the only serious attempt yet made to assess the solidity of those grounds, see Sharmine Narwanis analysis of the Syrian casualty figures here.) If, this time, the senator is not pushing on a fully open door, the door is clearly not shut either. Apparently in an effort to get out in front of the issue, the Obama administration has conceded al-Qaedas involvement in the Syrian rebellion. Last month, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned that al-Qaeda had infiltrated the opposition to Bashar Assad.
But video evidence emerging out of Syria suggests that infiltration is not the right word. At least three such videos depict anti-Assad forces or demonstrators posing unabashedly with al-Qaedas black flag the same flag that was hoisted in Libya, but, in that case, only after the rebellion had triumphed. The flag features the shahada, or Islamic declaration of faith, there is no god but God [Allah] and Muhammad is his messenger, plus a circle that is said to represent Muhammads seal. It was first made famous by the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawis al-Qaeda in Iraq.
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mcvain is not pushing from the right he’s pushing from his ass. he is an example of term limits, intelligence tests, and age limits on congress. ogh and make it a 6 month part time job and cut their salary by 2/3s.
Next thing you know, they’ll be making McCain an honorary Muslim.
McCain suffers from many delusions. The first being that he is, somehow, important.
Further, I am puzzled by his incessant call for military action -- literally at the drop of a fez.
My experience is that ex-military men are among the last to call for direct military action. They know all too well what it involves.
Yet, this Senator, ex-military, a man of the Hanoi Hilton though he might be, actually seems anxious to thrust our young men and women into combat.
Has there been a conflict that McCain did not want to get involved in? Aside from the "Gang of 14", what was it?
This one is a toughy, but we may want to think about “thinning the herd”. Syria has a LOT of military stuff that sure doesn’t need to fall into the wrong hands. It may be a good idea to smash as much of it as we can, while we can.
I hate to side with McCain ..... EVER. And, I would never go along with any move that involves “selling rifles to the Indians” but, I would also hate for Al Qaeda Thugs to end up with Baby Assad’s hardware.
McCain is a globalist who fancies himself the social engineer of the globe via our soldiers. He cares about our soldiers as much as he cares about constitution and Nation they fight for. Nil. He is a freak. He should never have been re-elected.
Just give Juan his camera time. Consequences don’t matter.