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  • Down but not out: McCain sends out blistering statement accusing the Trump administration [more]

    07/20/2017 2:20:07 PM PDT · by McGruff · 182 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 July 2017 | Geoff Earle
    Arizona Sen. John McCain, a Russia hawk and occasional Donald Trump critic, blasted a report on the administration's new Syria posture just hours after revealing he had a cancerous brain tumor. McCain's statement faulted the administration for reportedly ending a covert program begun during the Obama administration to provide arms to Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad. 'If these reports are true, the administration is playing right into the hands of Vladimir Putin,' the Armed Services Committee chairman said in a statement.
  • McCain’s [Obama's, Kerry's, O'Bagy's] Moderate Rebel Army: We’ll Quit If You Take al Qaeda Away

    09/06/2013 1:00:31 PM PDT · by thouworm · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | Sept 4, 2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    The deputy to General Salim Idriss — the Free Syrian Army commander Senator McCain would have us back — has announced that the mujahideen rebels’ supreme council will disband unless the West drops its demands to steer clear of violent jihadists and refrain from attempting to take over the Assad regime’s chemical weapons stocks. The Foreign Policy report is excerpted by Weasel Zippers, including this:
  • Who funds Syrian rebel advocate O’Bagy and the Syrian Emergency Task Force? You do

    09/09/2013 5:29:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    The Syrian Emergency Task Force the pro-rebel lobbying outfit that employs widely quoted intervention advocate Elizabeth O’Bagy as its political director, receives funding from the U.S. Department of State and related government contractors. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller earlier last week, O’Bagy explained how she got paid. O’Bagy has been roundly condemned for working for a pro-Syrian lobbying group at the same time she was casting the Syrian rebels in a positive light. She works as an analyst at the neoconservative think tank, the Institute for the Study of War. “Most of the contracts that I’ve been...
  • McCain Wasn’t Posing With Rebel Kidnapper, Spokesman Says (They Posed With Him.)

    05/30/2013 8:12:27 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 46 replies
    BuzzFeed.com ^ | May 29, 2013 | Rosie Gray
    WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain’s office is pushing back against reports that while visiting Syria this week he posed in a photo with rebels who kidnapped 11 Lebanese Shi’ite pilgrims. ( Image by Handout/Reuter / Reuters ) The photo, released by McCain’s office, shows McCain with a group of rebels. Among them are two men identified in the Lebanese press as Mohamed Nour and Abu Ibrahim, two of the kidnappers of the group from Lebanon.