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Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With Rebels
The Daily Beast ^

Posted on 05/27/2013 11:00:06 AM PDT by don-o

Sen. John McCain Monday became the highest-ranking U.S. official to enter Syria since the bloody civil war there began over two years ago, The Daily Beast has learned.

McCain, one of the fiercest critics of the Obama administration’s Syria policy, made the unannounced visit across the Turkey-Syria border with Gen. Salem Idris, the leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army. He stayed in the country for several hours before returning to Turkey. Both in Syria and Turkey, McCain and Idris met with assembled leaders of Free Syrian Army units that traveled from around the country to see the U.S. senator. Inside those meetings, rebel leaders called on the United States to step up its support to the Syrian armed opposition and provide them with heavy weapons, a no-fly zone, and airstrikes on the Syrian regime and the forces of Hezbollah, which is increasingly active in Syria.

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To: don-o

“What Difference Does It Make?”. Part Deux.


21 posted on 05/27/2013 11:16:40 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: don-o
Which only goes to show how stupid Obama McCain is.

Fixed you post

Zero is setting up McCain to be his political cover when he gets us more deeply involved in Syria...

McCain is either too senile to understand or does care as long as he gets to have his media lapdogs fawning over him again

22 posted on 05/27/2013 11:16:50 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: don-o

So now John McCain is officially an illegal alien


23 posted on 05/27/2013 11:17:41 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Popman

Apt correction. Well done. Stupidity / treachery is deep with both of these two


24 posted on 05/27/2013 11:19:51 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o; MestaMachine

PING!

Related:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3023686/posts

“Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham were vocal critics of the administration’s messaging after the Benghazi attacks, but on Friday, they issued a laudatory statement about Victoria Nuland”

Victoria Nuland

Spouse: Robert Kagan

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7370992.stm

Robert Kagan is an adviser to Senator John McCain and his idea that the United States should continue to take a strong, and possibly a confrontational, role in world affairs accords with McCain’s own views.

Kagan’s brother Frederick was instrumental in persuading President Bush to reinforce US forces in Iraq with last year’s “surge”, against the advice of the Iraq Study Group of “wise men” at the time. The surge was and is a policy supported by John McCain and one of the reasons for his political success.

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/05/24/obama_taps_victoria_nuland_for_assistant_secretary

Obama taps Victoria Nuland for assistant secretary
Friday, May 24, 201

EXCERPT

Following the announcement, Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which is tasked with confirming her nomination, remained mum on her nomination, though a committee source speaking to The Cable said there is “very little chance” the nomination won’t trigger a fight.

Nuland, however, is something of an awkward target for Republicans. From 2003 to 2005, she served as principal deputy national security advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney. Her husband is prominent neoconservative writer Robert Kagan, co-founder of the Project for the New American Century and an advisor to Mitt Romney’s failed presidential bid.


25 posted on 05/27/2013 11:20:20 AM PDT by maggief
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To: onyx; penelopesire; hoosiermama; SE Mom; thouworm; crosslink

Obama taps Victoria Nuland for assistant secretary
Friday, May 24, 2013

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ping


26 posted on 05/27/2013 11:22:13 AM PDT by maggief
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To: don-o

Why is he allowed outside without a chaperone?


27 posted on 05/27/2013 11:27:15 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Takes one to know one, and vice versa.")
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To: don-o

The GOP nominee for President’s involvement is all I need to know: we should stay out of Syrian involvement.


28 posted on 05/27/2013 11:28:48 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: don-o
Today, the Congress condemns the public to repeat the past
while THEY are protected, coddled, not even under the same laws.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
George Santayana



29 posted on 05/27/2013 11:29:05 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: don-o

The United States Government is more of a bad Novel than it is a representative government of the people. mccain reminds me of Senator Charles F. Meachum in the movie “Shooter”.

LLS


30 posted on 05/27/2013 11:30:04 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: don-o

John McCain is selling a new unnecessary war as our Ambassador to the military industrial complex.


31 posted on 05/27/2013 11:31:17 AM PDT by o2bfree (Lindsey Graham is left of South Carolina.)
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To: maggief

really good post. Appears McCain ,once again, finds himself in over his head. Kinda like at Annapolis, or piloting or as a senator, or as a presidential candidate, or in a dirt person commercial etc, etc.

The pattern of cronyism gives us this milktoast, inane, below average “leadership” in Washington.

Voters should shun these idiots with extreme prejudice.


32 posted on 05/27/2013 11:33:17 AM PDT by ping jockey (IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME YOU GREASY,HAIRY ARMPIT,HIPPIE.)
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To: maggief

It appears that there is such a thing as ‘political incest’.


33 posted on 05/27/2013 11:34:33 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: don-o

Wouldn’t it be great if he sought asylum and became a Syrian citizen. I doubt they would want him, and AZ is dependent on him.


34 posted on 05/27/2013 11:36:56 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: GeronL

Technically, this would be a circumcision, since McCain is a d**khead.


35 posted on 05/27/2013 11:36:56 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: maggief

abu mccain, voice of al qaeda.


36 posted on 05/27/2013 11:37:38 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: GeronL
Do they do beheadings there?

Good luck finding his neck...

37 posted on 05/27/2013 11:39:38 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: don-o

Shades of “Charlie Wilson’s War”.


38 posted on 05/27/2013 11:39:51 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: don-o

And what did Juan think he might learn by slipping into Syria for a few hours and talking to one side of the conflict? But I’m sure he’ll come back and claim to be the most informed of all on this issue, and to possess information that makes his proposals critical to US national security.

Stand by for a blitzkrieg on the Sunday morning shows.

And don’t tell me he actually went without Lindsey?


39 posted on 05/27/2013 11:41:15 AM PDT by Will88
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To: don-o

John McCain will do a “Chamberlain” and come back and say the rebels are peace loving kind souls who are worthy of our help.


40 posted on 05/27/2013 11:43:06 AM PDT by plain talk
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