Skip to comments.Arming Syrian rebels helps prevent Iran's ambitions: US Senator McCain
Posted on 07/02/2013 2:49:11 AM PDT by TexGrill
Visiting US Senator John McCain said in Jerusalem Monday that arming the Syrian rebels helped prevent Iran from furthering its ambitions on nuclear weapons, the Israel Army Radio reported.
Commenting on the concerns on his push to arm the rebels that the weapons could fall into the hands of militants who might eventually turn against the United States, McCain said "There are no good options."
"Would you rather have these weapons perhaps falling, some of them, into the hands of the wrong people, or would you rather have (Syrian President) Bashar al-Assad prevail and then encourage Iran to further their ambitions on nuclear weapons?" he asked.
McCain, an outspoken advocate of US military aid to Syrian rebels, has repeatedly called for US deeper involvement in the Syrian conflict, and called for arming the Free Syrian Army when he visited rebel forces in Syria in May.
Meanwhile, Senator Lindsey Graham visiting Israel with McCain also called on arming the Syrian rebels.
Graham asserted that the Obama administration's vacillation on Syria sent a wrong message to Tehran, recalling Obama's pronouncement that the use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute the breaching of a "red line."
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Some guys with white coats and a butterfly net really need to catch this guy and put him in a straight jacket before he causes any more harm
And gets a few more middle eastern christian’s heads chopped off. Old man McLame should have been retired by the Az voters. Can you believe what a dunce he’s become?
That’s one old bird I wouldn’t mind seeing fly into a wind turbine.
You have made a deal with the devil.
LOL So true.
And gets a few more middle eastern christians heads chopped off. Old man McLame should have been retired by the Az voters. Can you believe what a dunce hes become?
Do you think he cares what happens to Christians? Secularists and Muslims are on the same side.
John’s a genius at international intrigue. Well, maybe just double-dealing.
mccain is now... TODAY... without a doubt... aiding and abetting our biggest enemy... islam.
THAT is a creepy assed cracker.
Well, at least Major Kong (or whatever his name was) drove on determinedly to his target, and made the ultimate sacrifice to assure his weapons load was delivered on target.
The mother of all false choices!
I believe that mccain is a very dangerous man. He’s crazy and I don’t mean that in any exaggerated sense. He is CRAZY and should be institutionalized.
You should have him standing with the nv captors he grew to love so well that he went back to visit them several times and even took his son once..
What is it with McCain that he is always among the first pushing for bellicosity? Does he have some sort of deal with arms manufacturers?
He is correct. The primary fight is with Iran.
Syria ia an Iranian surrogate/client.
Therefore, eliminating Assad in Syria is the way to go
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