Skip to comments.McCain and Graham denounce US-Russian deal "the start of a diplomatic blind alley."
Posted on 09/14/2013 1:44:02 PM PDT by sunmars
U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today released the following statement on the U.S.-Russian agreement on Syria:
What concerns us most is that our friends and enemies will take the same lessons from this agreement they see it as an act of provocative weakness on America's part. We cannot imagine a worse signal to send to Iran as it continues its push for a nuclear weapon.
Without a U.N. Security Council Resolution under Chapter 7 authority, which threatens the use of force for non-compliance by the Assad regime, this framework agreement is meaningless. Assad will use the months and months afforded to him to delay and deceive the world using every trick in Saddam Hussein's playbook. It requires a willful suspension of disbelief to see this agreement as anything other than the start of a diplomatic blind alley, and the Obama Administration is being led into it by Bashar Assad and Vladimir Putin.
What's worse, this agreement does nothing to resolve the real problem in Syria, which is the underlying conflict that has killed 110,000 people, driven millions from their homes, destabilized our friends and allies in the region, emboldened Iran and its terrorist proxies, and become a safe haven for thousands of Al-Qaeda affiliated extremists. Is the message of this agreement that Assad is now our negotiating partner, and that he can go on slaughtering innocent civilians and destabilizing the Middle East using every tool of warfare, so long as he does not use chemical weapons? That is morally and strategically indefensible.
(Excerpt) Read more at mccain.senate.gov ...
they really need removing ASAP, they have had more positions than Madonna with a toyboy.
They need to get a room.
This is The Onion, right?
You would wish, i wake up and wish their political careers had all been a dream i had last night.
Kerry is not the only “vainglorious buffoon.” (Hat tip to Mark Steyn)
That's why he did it! Senator Numnutz needs to dig down deep and buy a clue.
But I guess, with all the flowers he's thrown at Impostor Boy, he can't do that now without looking like, well, a Numnutz.
Which is why he's so easy for RiNO's and Communists to play.
Fidel the Torturer struck off a master-key to McCain back in the Hanoi Hilton, and everybody who wanted a could get one. Including the RiNO's.
OBAMA / JOHN F. KENNEDY - HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF
Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it -Jorge Santayana
In 1962 Khrushchev out-smarted John F. Kennedy during the October Missile Crisis in 1962.
In 2013 Putin crushed Obama on Syrias chemical arsenal disposal.
During the resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy betrayed the Monroe Doctrine, not only by allowing an extra hemispheric power to establish a base in this Continent, but by also committed the U.S. military to protect this enemy Soviet base, established in Cuba, and only 90 miles from our coasts. Under the Kennedy / Khrushchev secret accords, the United States would not allow any attacks on Cuba by the Cuban exiles, whether from American soil or any other country. Furthermore, in order to retire the missiles from Cuba, Kennedy also promised to dismantle the American missiles in Turkey and Italy.
Kennedy trusted the soviets and he did not require verification of the missiles removal. So, Castro did not allow neither the United States, nor inspectors from the United Nations, to supervise the return of the Missiles to the Soviet Union.
That feat is presented in the History books as the finest moment of John F. Kennedys Presidency. Although, its effects were even more catastrophic for the United States and the rest of Latin America than the Bay of Pigs - the first great defeat of the Kennedy administration. After the Missile Crisis, Castro was able to freely subvert Latin America and send Cuban troops to fight in Africa as mercenaries for the expansion of the Soviet empire, and when doing so, he was secure that the United States would not allow the Cuban communist regime to be attacked.
Fast forward 5 decades, President Obama is currently negotiating the terms for the removal of the chemical arms from Syria. These negotiations entail the removal to be conducted and overseen by Russia/Putin, Assads main supporter and must trusted ally! In order for Assad to agree to this plan, he has demanded that Obama promise that the US will not attack the genocidal Syrian regime, under any circumstances. These terms will leave Assad free to continue his butchering of innocent men, women, and children. Once agreed upon, these negotiations would also result in Putin gaining the control over the Middle Easts future, essentially eliminating the central role of the US in that vital area of the world.
To throw salt in the wound, Putin has also promised to further increase the shipment of conventional arms to Syria and Iran in an effort to secure the stability of those regimes; which would in turn make him a strong candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. (Lets just ignore the fact that 1,400 innocent civilians were murdered by chemical arms; while more than 100,000 innocents were murdered by conventional arms.) Putin will exchange the chemical arms with Assad for an unlimited supply of conventional arms. In addition, Putin has also sent the Russian navy to protect Syria from any possible US attacks. We must all keep in mind the fact that the war in Syria is being waged between two evils. In one side we have Assad, Iran and Russia, in the rebels side, Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood. The US should have never gotten involved in the Syrian civil war.
Again, in the most egregious Orwellian fashion, the American media will display Obamas Syrian debacle as a great victory for peace. Perhaps he will receive another Nobel Peace Prize, and this time it will be shared with Putin.
McCain and Graham are as misguided on the Syrian civil war as is Obama.
Well, Johnlindsey, you may be right and if it’s a deadend
then we bomb the shit out of the whole place.
By then we will find out that the rebels are just as
guilty as Assad.
They have a point on Obama’s ever backward moving red line, but why don’t they let Democrats in their own quagmire? If they want to attract liberal moderate votes, it’s not to do.
He GOP is indeed the stupid party, alienating both the right and the left, carrying waters for Zero.
“Provocative weakness” - interesting phrase.
Once, long ago, Rush Limbaugh stated he wanted Barack Hussein Obama to fail. This has come to pass, but in a way that brings no credit to the denizens of that territory once known as “the United States of America”. In his failure, the Current Occupant of the White Hut has managed to take a once-great nation down with him, a suicide pilot flying a stolen aircraft into the structure of the greatest beacon for human rights and dignity ever created by men acting under Divine guidance.
This may well be a “diplomatic blind alley”, but only because there is no thread that may be followed to lead anyone back into the light. At this point, just about all the responses available are “blind alleys”.
There is a way out, but first America must cleanse itself. And that may prove to be the greatest and most difficult task of all.
Paul told a dozen reporters that efforts to delay a military strike clearly paid off, now that Russia has brokered a deal to secure and eventually destroy Syrias chemical weapons. [Tea party friction: Sen. Rand Paul lashes Ted Cruz approach to Russia and China (s/b 'Rand Paul calls for appeasement while continuing to pretend to oppose Obama')]
For a moment I thought they were denouncing their Russian citizenship ....
I wish these two guys would just disappear down a rabbit hole.
Breitbart: McCain hinting at 2016 retirement.
Do these two Clowns hold major shares of Raytheon or something?
The Arizona Republican party recently rebuked John McCain for embarrassing Arizona with his unceasing outpouring of maverick, if not crazy, opinions that do not express Republican policies or principles — yet their action has had no effect. On he goes, virtually begging for someone to put him in a strait jacket.
Obama needs to be criticized, but NOT by a bloviating, has-been Republican who has been given 24/7 camera-ready access by the MSM to free associate publicly at his slightest whim, thereby making a continual fool of himself while drowning out much more statesmanlike opinions by Republicans like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.
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