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McCain: Syria peace talks nearing dead end, calls for change 'on the ground'
Foxnews ^ | 2/15/2014 | Staff

Posted on 02/16/2014 12:28:48 PM PST by PieterCasparzen

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain suggested Saturday that efforts to end Syria’s roughly 3-year-long civil war are on the brink of failure and the crisis is worsening, following a second round of stalled talks.

“The second round of Syria peace talks ended today with no progress toward a negotiated political settlement to the conflict and UN Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi recognizing that failure is looming,” McCain said this weekend. “After three weeks of talks, we are moving further and further away from a peaceful political solution.”

McCain argues the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad has in fact accelerated its attacks on residents, with more of them killed in the three weeks since peace talks began than at any other time during the conflict.

He said fighters have continued with their bombing campaign, are detaining hundreds of men evacuated from the city of Homs in violation of a humanitarian agreement, and will not allow the international community to provide aid to thousands caught in the fighting.

McCain argues the United State has embarked on a failing strategy in Geneva of allowing Russia, Assad’s closest ally, to put pressure on him.

“Russia has recently prevented the passage of a much-needed U.N. resolution on bringing aid to desperate Syrian civilians,” he said. “Such actions indicate that the Russian government is simply not a partner for peace in Syria and cannot be relied on to help secure a successful outcome.”

McCain said he wants to “change the balance of power on the ground” but is calling for options “far short” of an Iraq-style invasion. He also said he was encouraged to hear that President Obama may begin considering different policy options for Syria.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; cia; iran; lebanon; mccain; mccainsyria; putinsbuttboys; qatar; randsconcerntrolls; russia; saudiarabia; syria; syriawar; waronterror
New world order trying again to fire up the agitprop on Fox to rally conservatives to support even more direct warmaking since the rebels are failing and the Assad regime won't "negotiate" with their demands to simply abdicate and let new world order take over Syria.

Some old neocon was on Fox this morning singing this same tune.

Even if I had no clue about new world order, I'd still be wondering about the audacity of this march we've been on for decades to militarily dislodge other governments.

If they all were realistic enemies of the US, why do we domestically encourage Muslim Brotherhood, mosques, immigration of muslims en masse - right here inside America ?

If it were truly "national security" they were concerned with, the first order of business would be to keep the nations that are supposed "sources" of terrorism at arm's length.

And replacing their governments with our puppets would NOT make us more secure, it would simply breed resentment of US audacity at coming in and replacing their governments with our puppets.

1 posted on 02/16/2014 12:28:48 PM PST by PieterCasparzen
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To: PieterCasparzen

What crisis?

Muslims are slaughtering Muslims - a good thing.

Anmd the guys winning right now - Bashir et al, are protecting the Christians the rebels want to exterminate.

Like the Grinch, McCain has termites in his brain>


2 posted on 02/16/2014 12:33:15 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: PieterCasparzen
I can't think of a single reason to get involved in the Syrian war.
3 posted on 02/16/2014 12:33:15 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: PieterCasparzen
McCain said he wants to “change the balance of power on the ground” but is calling for options “far short” of an Iraq-style invasion

McCain is a warmonger who doesn't even recognize the evil of the side he wants to "support"

4 posted on 02/16/2014 12:36:30 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: PieterCasparzen
...but is calling for options “far short” of an Iraq-style invasion...

Maybe an itty bitty teensy weeny air strike, so small that no one will notice, announced ahead of time.

5 posted on 02/16/2014 12:36:39 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Why can’t McRino just go away.......

He has no better argument than he did last year about this time. Leave’em alone and they will sort it out, or they won’t. But it is not our business.


6 posted on 02/16/2014 12:36:53 PM PST by JParris
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To: PieterCasparzen
The Saudis must be displeased with McCain's performance, considering the campaign contributions they've given him.

Soros, too.

7 posted on 02/16/2014 12:40:36 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: PieterCasparzen
McCain said he wants to “change the balance of power on the ground”

Well, John you f'n backstabbing prick ...strap on a jump suit, parachute in, lead the charge...

Make sure you bring John F' Kerry with you...

8 posted on 02/16/2014 12:46:21 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: PieterCasparzen

We don’t put “puppets” in power. We put people who don’t like us in power, then wonder why they end up siding against us. In this case, McCain is trying to help jihadis who are beheading Christians. What a putz.


9 posted on 02/16/2014 12:46:39 PM PST by Hugin
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To: PieterCasparzen

10 posted on 02/16/2014 12:48:22 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

11 posted on 02/16/2014 12:48:38 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: PieterCasparzen
You have to wonder why McCain is Obama hand puppet...in Syria...

Oh Wait' never mind...

12 posted on 02/16/2014 12:49:11 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Interesting link on some possibilities...

https://theoldspeakjournal.wordpress.com/tag/bank-for-international-settlements/


13 posted on 02/16/2014 12:51:03 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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14 posted on 02/16/2014 12:53:27 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: PieterCasparzen

~~~He also said he was encouraged to hear that President Obama may begin considering different policy options for Syria.~~~

Obama needs a distraction from Obamacare and perhaps Benghazi. A war in Syria would give ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN something else to ‘cover’....


15 posted on 02/16/2014 1:04:21 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: PieterCasparzen

I realize that there are a lot innocent civilians caught in the middle in Syria, and that’s a tragedy. I don’t give much of a darn about Islamist rebels or Assad’s goons getting theirs. But nobody wants to see innocent people getting hurt or killed in the crossfire (so to speak). I feel for those folks, I truly do.

That said, there’s just no good option that I can see for the U.S. except to stay out of it. To quote Wargames, it seems the only winning move is not to play.


16 posted on 02/16/2014 1:13:44 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: Navy Patriot
The Saudis must be displeased with McCain's performance, considering the campaign contributions they've given him.

There is a theory that the Saudis want us to invade Syria so that they can build a pipeline from Saudi Arabia to Europe.

17 posted on 02/16/2014 1:22:05 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: Popman

The best idea I’ve heard in ages!

Go for it McQueer, you bastard.


18 posted on 02/16/2014 1:34:51 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: matt1234
There is a theory that the Saudis want us to invade Syria so that they can build a pipeline from Saudi Arabia to Europe.

It's not a theory.

19 posted on 02/16/2014 1:36:25 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Hey, Senator McCain, it sure looks like you’re on the wrong side. Both sides in Syria look bad but at least Assad protects the Christians whereas your Saudi-backed IslamoNazi pals eat them.

It is bad enough when your* “President” eats dogs.

Please stop sucking up the Saudi dictators’ money long enough to take a look at what you’re saying....please?


*word “your” chosen advisedly... there’s nobody more resonsible (outside of Soros and his Saudi IslamoNazi dictator pals) for putting O into our White House, than you Senator McCain (you spent your entire campaign Enabling Obama, telling Americans we did not need to be afraid of Obama, telling us Obama was loyal to America..today’s disaster is just as much your fault, Senator McCain, as anybody’s)


20 posted on 02/16/2014 2:13:53 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: PieterCasparzen

O.K. McPain, then YOU go enlist, on behalf of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and it’s Sunni Islamist putsch in Syria.


21 posted on 02/16/2014 2:23:46 PM PST by Wuli
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To: PieterCasparzen

The “regime” in Syria is the lesser evil. The regime in the USA is the real problem.


22 posted on 02/16/2014 3:05:16 PM PST by Socon-Econ
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To: PieterCasparzen

All I want to know is what is North Vietnam’s position? I’m absolutely positive McCain will agree with them.


23 posted on 02/16/2014 3:22:07 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: PieterCasparzen

McCain is just another useful idiot for Obama’s puppet master.


24 posted on 02/16/2014 3:48:49 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Hanoi John McCain is also leading George Soros campaign to push Ukraine into EU, when most of their people do not want it


25 posted on 02/16/2014 4:04:56 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: DemforBush

“To quote Wargames, it seems the only winning move is not to play.”

The total truth of which was just discovered by a certain gentleman named Dunn in FL yesterday.


26 posted on 02/16/2014 4:40:42 PM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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