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McCain Urges Air Strikes in Syria as Levin Calls for Caution
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Posted on 06/22/2012 12:49:35 AM PDT by tsowellfan

Senator John McCain urged military air strikes on Syria Thursday, saying the U.S. can’t afford to be “standing by, watching a massacre.”

While opposing the use of U.S. ground troops, the Arizona senator said the U.S. should give weapons to the Syrian rebels and establish “sanctuaries” in the war-torn country that would be protected by allied air power.

“For the United States to stand by and for the president of the United States not to say a word on behalf of these people is shameful,” McCain said at a Bloomberg Government conference in Washington on defense strategy.

With Iran aiding the Syrian government and Russia providing weapons to the regime, “it’s not a fair fight,” McCain, the senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said. “Here we are, standing by, watching a massacre go on.”

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1 posted on 06/22/2012 12:49:42 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Sounds good. One B-2, One Bomb, done.


2 posted on 06/22/2012 12:57:32 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: tsowellfan

Thanks Arizona, you keep me laughing !


3 posted on 06/22/2012 12:57:32 AM PDT by onona (Of course there's no resemblance.........)
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To: tsowellfan

What possible US interest is served getting involved in this just to replace one set of thugs with another, jihadist, set of thugs? Let them wipe each other out for as long as they want to go at it.


4 posted on 06/22/2012 1:00:18 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: onona

McCain seems to be wanting Obama to enter November as a wartime President. Perhaps he figures he would look better if NOBODY could beat Obama and it wasn’t just him who lost to Obama.


5 posted on 06/22/2012 1:01:48 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: tsowellfan

In hindsight, we now learn that McCain would have been a complete nutjob as POTUS...


6 posted on 06/22/2012 1:03:54 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: tsowellfan

Is there any war McCain wouldn’t rage into? Did he support Assad 6 months ago? Didn’t he have a sleepover with Qaddafi not that long before he wanted the U.S. to invade Libya? Didn’t he vote that we give Libya millions of dollars a month or two before the invasion?


7 posted on 06/22/2012 1:11:08 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: tsowellfan; Pelham; Travis McGee
Why interfere when our foes are killing each other...

Iraq was enough of a miscalculation

And Afghanistan gets more Kipling as we go

Let these muzzzies kill each other

Frack our own oil

If we must be noble then obliterate the LRA

Gear up for China and put some space between us and Mexico's civil war

Arabs are primitives....one rung up from Hutus....its hopeless They are either at your feet or your throat and they only respect a firm touch

8 posted on 06/22/2012 1:14:18 AM PDT by wardaddy (i eat more chicken than any man ever seen....)
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To: wardaddy
Well said!


9 posted on 06/22/2012 1:18:27 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: wardaddy
Speaking of Afghanistan, if we get the Russians too upset, they will completely cutoff our supply route for Afghanistan. And we cannot get the supply route through Pakistan reopened because Obama is still working on his Drone Hit List. You know it is a very important and big decision when you have to pick a playing card from an entire deck. Perhaps however someone should also remind Senator McCain that the Syrian government does possess chemical and biological WMD.
10 posted on 06/22/2012 1:23:01 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: NVDave

Agreed.


11 posted on 06/22/2012 1:32:08 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: justa-hairyape

Yes...Juan needs to go away quietly. Maybe him and that astronut from Ohio can start a former heroes club. Then they can have fun and make John Skerry reinact his medal throwing skills as initiation for admission.


12 posted on 06/22/2012 2:07:01 AM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: circlecity

Let’s see, we’ve had how many actual wins in that neighborhood so far? At what cost?

We’ve see both the Soviets and the British Empire get their butts handed to them by these tribal societies?

And the people who end up running this latest US Military waste of time, money and intervention are going to love us and become our buddies why?

All this brilliance and more from a man who couldn’t even beat Obama? I’m beginning to wonder about WND for even giving this guy ink to begin with.


13 posted on 06/22/2012 2:20:08 AM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: tsowellfan

I Think John McCain needs to be sure his daughter is in the first plane.I’m no liberal and as pro-military as you get but we have NO strategic reason to be involved in another middle east mess.Our troops are spread to thin as it is.


14 posted on 06/22/2012 3:05:57 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: tsowellfan
McCain gets his pass on everything by playing the POW card instead of the race card, but he and Obama both make dandy NWO stooges. IMHO, their handlers want US troops in Syria, and they want them in Syria ASAP. They did it in Libya, and that was dress rehearsal for what is planned.

Unless Americans want to see their military supporting the coming caliphate under the disguise of "humanitarian assistance," they had best not let this agitation to intervene fly under the radar.

Mr. niteowl77

15 posted on 06/22/2012 3:06:11 AM PDT by niteowl77 (The last Republican will vote funds for the rope that the Democrats hang us with.)
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To: tsowellfan

McLoser—sit down and STFU.

France and the others can get involved here.

Get us the hell out of Afghanistan—do something useful.
In case you have not noticed, we have lost over a thousand men since Zippy took office, with thousands wounded——for nothing.

Your country is in the throes of a Marxist takeover and you’re worried about a bunch of Muzzies killing each other—you know, like they have been doing for 14 centuries.


16 posted on 06/22/2012 3:24:09 AM PDT by exit82
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To: wardaddy; nathanbedford

Old saying: “When your enemies are killing each other, get out of the way”.


17 posted on 06/22/2012 3:27:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: circlecity

You are 100% correct. We have no business in Syria’s civil war. Let them kill each other.


18 posted on 06/22/2012 3:32:25 AM PDT by abclily
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To: tsowellfan
I watched Charlie Wilson's War the other night. I have to say, I could not get upset when they showed those scenes when the Russians were strafing the villages. or the refugee camps. I couldn't help but think those people were the same ones who planned the attack on the WTC & Pentagon.
Lesson learned -- help those barbarians out in Syria this time, and the next attack on America will be from Syria. Egypt is already gone down the toilet that is islam.
19 posted on 06/22/2012 3:52:13 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
I really hate it when I agree with Carl Levin.

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20 posted on 06/22/2012 4:16:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: tsowellfan

I spoke to a Syrian friend of mine last evening who is in regular touch with her relatives in that country. She said that our government has no idea what is going on, and that as usual they’re picking the wrong side. While there are no ‘good guys’ in this fight, siding with the “rebels” (read, Islamists) will result in complete disaster for the Christians in Syria.

So, it looks like McCain is wrong again.

I asked her what she thought was going to happen, and she predicts that Assad will be gone in a few months and be replaced by a government of Muslim extremists. Like most Arab Christians, she has no delusions about the “Arab Spring.”


21 posted on 06/22/2012 4:18:25 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: tsowellfan

Many in the U.S. are war-weary. It’s easy for politicians to suggest war to other families when their own sons and daughters are not having to deploy multiple times. What about North Korea? They massacre their citizens every day.


22 posted on 06/22/2012 4:28:26 AM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

When the uprising began in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood claimed they had no interest in government power. Today less than 2 years later, they’re gathered in the square by the hundreds of thousands demanding that their MB government be seated.

I’ve started watching the BBC in the mornings because I can get better global news.

All one needs to do to know what the plans for a global caliphate are is read the Hamas Covenant. Its widely accepted as the model constitution of a Muslim Brotherhood led Caliphate.

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/hamas.asp


23 posted on 06/22/2012 4:32:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: tsowellfan

No No a thousand times no..... we are not the worlds policemen, our country is not threatened by this revolution, we have no business sending our boys to die in a foreign country restricted of the means to defend themselves....

and if you think fubo is gonna send people in there weapons free, look at his record, look at the generals and admirals records, look at afghanistan....

sending our fine young men and women into a war zone with bullseyes painted on their uniforms, with rules of engagement that damn near prohibit them from defending themselves, risking prosecution if they do, just don’t cut it..


24 posted on 06/22/2012 4:33:43 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: cripplecreek

Has Leslie Graham say me too yet?


25 posted on 06/22/2012 4:34:25 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: tsowellfan

Buy yourself a Cessna, hook up a bomb and do it yourself, McLame. Globalist hack.


26 posted on 06/22/2012 4:34:44 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: tsowellfan

The U.S. is already assisting the Islamist “rebels” through the CIA. We are just debating the degree of involvement.


27 posted on 06/22/2012 4:46:42 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: WKUHilltopper
Buy yourself a Cessna, hook up a bomb and do it yourself, McLame. Globalist hack.

Globalism and the Caliphate are natural allies. They might have a range of different goals but the big one of global governance is rock solid with both groups.
28 posted on 06/22/2012 4:48:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: wardaddy
Let these muzzzies kill each other Frack our own oil

I came to that conclusion long ago

Keep USA Oil off the world market
Ban importation of Oil from the ME
Expand clean burning coal use and become real energy independent

Let Europe and China worry about the ME oil
29 posted on 06/22/2012 4:56:20 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: tsowellfan
Isaiah 17

1 Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city,
And it will be a ruinous heap.

2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken;[a]
They will be for flocks
Which lie down, and no one will make them afraid.

3 The fortress also will cease from Ephraim,
The kingdom from Damascus,
And the remnant of Syria;
They will be as the glory of the children of Israel,”
Says the Lord of hosts.

Prophecy being fulfilled? If Damascus is still standing at the end ...no. If not, start to truly look up. Damascus is considered the worlds longest existing city, prophecy says it is to be destroyed. And flocks will lie down there with no fear (too contaminated for man to be there?).

The is a lot of “noise” being made over Syria. Read the end of Chapter 17. We will retreat from Syria, along with the coalition/UN, and Syria will cease to exist.

We don't know how long this Syria matter will go on, but we do know the ultimate outcome.

30 posted on 06/22/2012 5:12:20 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Sounds good. One B-2, One Bomb, done.

Keep in mind that the rebels are affiliated with al Queda and the Muslim Brotherhood, and persecute the Syrian Christian population, who Assad has been protecting from the Islamists.

We need to stay out. There are no good guys there 9except the Christians caught in the middle).

31 posted on 06/22/2012 5:20:24 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: uncbob

I don’t think we should keep the oil off the open market but I do agree that we should do something differently.

Maybe form a competitor cartel to OPEC made up of friendly western nations. Maybe make wholesale sales of American oil and gas tax free if sold in America.


32 posted on 06/22/2012 5:25:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: joe fonebone
sending our fine young men and women into a war zone with bullseyes painted on their uniforms, with rules of engagement that damn near prohibit them from defending themselves, risking prosecution if they do, just don’t cut it..

We have not fought or won a war since WWII. when you are trying for Hearts and Minds you lose your ass. War is when you kill people and break things. We did not win the German or Jap hearts and minds we made them afraid we would wipe them out and burn their country. Once that was established we made new friends that respected our country.

We have lost all respect from tribal societies that don't understand anything but strength.

33 posted on 06/22/2012 5:43:04 AM PDT by River_Wrangler (Nothing difficult is ever easy!)
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To: cripplecreek

McCain - the ultimate Leftie Shill/Pawn masquerading as a Compassionate Conservative....oh wait, they’re one and the same.


34 posted on 06/22/2012 7:00:01 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: tsowellfan

There is no war McStain isn’t willing to jump in the middle of. How about we just stay out of it and let the Syrians duke it out and we recognize the winner. Its all bad in those countries anyway. You are going to get a strongman or the Muslim brotherhood. Lose and lose.


35 posted on 06/22/2012 7:24:10 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: nathanbedford

thanks


36 posted on 06/22/2012 10:07:13 AM PDT by wardaddy (i eat more chicken than any man ever seen....)
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To: PapaBear3625
I was being facetious. McCain is either off his Meds or he needs to be put on some Meds.

As far as the Middle East is concerned, the whole place could just disappear and I would be fine with that.

Besides, you could only Nuke them if the wind is blowing Northwest so Israel won't be harmed.

37 posted on 06/22/2012 1:04:21 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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