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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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: Michigan; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arizona; carllevin; johnmccain; mccain; michigan; syria
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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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