Skip to comments.McCain and Graham: U.S. Must 'Take Limited Military Actions in Syria'
Posted on 08/25/2013 7:42:52 AM PDT by Gorilla44
In a statement released this morning, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham call for the U.S. to "take limited military actions in Syria."
Recent reports and information from Syria lend additional credibility to what has been clear since last week: Assad and his forces have once again used chemical weapons against civilians in Syria and are, in fact, escalating their use. Their recent massacre of hundreds of men, women, and children around Damascus clearly constitutes the commission of a war crime, and it is the responsibility of civilized nations everywhere to ensure that those responsible are held accountable," the statement reads.
Now is the time for decisive actions. The United States must rally our friends and allies to take limited military actions in Syria that can change the balance of power on the ground and create conditions for a negotiated end to the conflict and an end to Assad's rule. Using stand-off weapons, without boots on the ground, and at minimal risk to our men and women in uniform, we can significantly degrade Assad's air power and ballistic missile capabilities and help to establish and defend safe areas on the ground. In addition, we must begin a large-scale effort to train and equip moderate, vetted elements of the Syrian opposition with the game-changing weapons they need to shift the military balance against Assad's forces.
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These two can take the fast train to hell!
If they want to lead then they should physically take the lead and put their own asses on the line.
Stop interfering around the world.
Stop spending money we do not have, everywhere but right here in the United States.
Bring back American jobs, and stop spending so much money everywhere but right here.
“I say we give McCain and his sidekick a couple of rifles and parachute their a$$e$ right in the middle of Syria.”
along with their team leader.
This is not going to end well for us if we let these jerks decide independent of what is lawful.
The War for islamism
Don’t even give them rifles.
They can belch, urinate or fart in the general direction of their “friends” for all I care.
The Master and his little Poodle weigh in on Syria ..
Too late. We should have broken Syria on the way into Iraq.
I think it’s time for military action in Chicago. Send in the National Guard, and impose a curfew. Nobody on the streets in the combat areas after dark.
Who’s side are we on? The bad guys or the bad guys?
No matter what you do for or to a muslim, at the end of the day, you are still an infidel and they will still hate you.
McCain and Graham have lost all credibility. They should both resign. They are toast.
Some “limited military action” could mean in my mind Korea or Vietnam or Iraq or Afghanistan.
If we go in that way we get bogged down in a no-win scenario just like those wars.
“We Don’t Take SIdes” Barack ODram 20131
There are 46 Republican Senators and we hear from the twin idiots McLame and Gaynasty more than all the rest combined. Even stupid Fox has them on all the time.
Because Juan and Grahmnesty are so right about everything else. /s
Personally I don’t see any problems here. They wanna kill each other, let them.
From Zero Hedge—— “From K-N Al-Sabah, posted in the FT:
Sir, Iran is backing Assad. Gulf states are against Assad!
Assad is against Muslim Brotherhood. Muslim Brotherhood and Obama are against General Sisi.
But Gulf states are pro Sisi! Which means they are against Muslim Brotherhood!
Iran is pro Hamas, but Hamas is backing Muslim Brotherhood!
Obama is backing Muslim Brotherhood, yet Hamas is against the US!
Gulf states are pro US. But Turkey is with Gulf states against Assad; yet Turkey is pro Muslim Brotherhood against General Sisi. And General Sisi is being backed by the Gulf states!
Welcome to the Middle East and have a nice day.”
Back stabbers both of them.
Thank you for making the chaos so clear.
And here’s one for you and all (2 minutes):
McCain and his butt boy can go to hell. I despise those two more than I can day!
I never thought this day would com, but I’m starting to appreciate the dislike for interloping, warmongering “neocons”.
Welcome to the club.
It’s time for Lindsey and Juan to lead the way. We’d have fewer wars if we sent old politicians in first to “spearhead” these wars. Let the young guys sit home on their @$$e$ writing the”rules of engagement” for them.
They are now moving the pieces (our troops) at will, into dangerous territory and no one is emerging to stop them.
This insane trio feeding off each other's ambitions and egos must be checkmated quickly or we'll be pushed into another quagmire...a quagmire which will consume our blood and treasure with again NO VICTORY....like Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan....NO VICTORIES !
We're being led by the nose into another adventurous military morass by a handful of unstable political psychopaths headquartered in D.C.
I never dreamed that I would some day post a phrase that the anti-Vietnam War hippies once chanted:
One, two, three, four!
We don't want your stinkin' war!
Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham call for the U.S. to “take limited military actions in Syria.”
McQueeg and his other half, Miz Linseed, can go to he!!
Just what the US needs — getting embroiled in yet another “limited military action” and putting our brave troops in harms way — again. Don’t these guys ever learn anything?? Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan..............
POS both of them......sold out to the banking cartel and the new world order.
What idiots. If your choose war you don't take "Limited Military Actions".
Have these guys ever heard of Patton?
At war with someone, you take FULL Military Action to defeat the enemy.
To go limited, you might as well put a target on every soldiers' back and then twist your fingers nervously around as you pee in your pants at watching MIA/KIA numbers soar.
Where are the GOP leaders challenging McCain and Graham on this issue? Or is the GOP the war monger party.
WTF? Start a war then come in, kill innocent US soldiers, then cry budget deficit? Evil, evil men!
McCain never met a war he didn’t like.
I have this vision that if McCain became President, I would see him saying....”Mr. Vice President....Mr. Secretary.....The missiles are flying.....Hallelujah!.........Hallelujah!”
HA! That was pretty good.
Show me where this is a vital U.S. interest then will
talk otherwise stay out of civil wars and mcinsane
and his wuss bag sidekick should know better.
We need a 10 million man march to surround the Pentagon, White House and Congress, and put a stop to adventures like this. The Israelis are more than capable of defending their interests in the area.
Very nice....probably taken from real life gooberment action. What’s sad is that in ‘real life’ the lone civilian female would be paying for it all.
Those two morons won’t rest til they get us into WWIII.
“During that trip, McCain and Graham both called for the release of Muslim Brotherhood leaders with McCain making news by calling Mursis ouster a ‘coup’.”
Does Jailed Brotherhood leader have goods on Obama?
LLS: “The US Military must take limited action against Senators mccain and graham”.
I agree with you! Americans have no business getting killed over there for a muslim problem. We are due for some good old isolationism.
I think they would make better human shields for AQ and Islamists on their front in Syria. Lindsey looks good in code pink.
Alright. One hydrogen in the heart should do it.
Then, being as the US would be the belligerent in this case (Syria having not attacked us, and a state of war thereby existing), the Constitution requires that Congress declare War.
FOADJM&LG! It’s not you or your kids being sent to 3rd-world crapholes to support active enemies of America.
NO BLOOD FOR ISLAMOFASCISM!
Leading from behind, Barry sent a fifth US warship armed with ballistic missiles steaming to Syria today.
Pansy boy is itching to help the MB and his Sunni friends.
Gibbets for all three of them if the SHTF!