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Arming Syrian rebels helps prevent Iran's ambitions: US Senator McCain
Global Times ^ | 07/02/2013 | Xinhua

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at globaltimes.cn ...


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Arming Al Qaeda to make Iran more peaceful: What kind of "whacko birds" logic is that?
1 posted on 07/02/2013 2:49:11 AM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill

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


2 posted on 07/02/2013 2:55:28 AM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: TexGrill

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?


3 posted on 07/02/2013 3:08:35 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: TexGrill

Syria is lose-lose.

Just a matter of time.


4 posted on 07/02/2013 3:09:25 AM PDT 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: TexGrill
Creepy Ass Cracker

5 posted on 07/02/2013 3:20:00 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Bobalu

That’s one old bird I wouldn’t mind seeing fly into a wind turbine.


6 posted on 07/02/2013 3:22:42 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: TexGrill
I keep seeing McCain in the Slim Pickins role in Dr. Strangelove riding the bomb down. He is going to bring the peace of the dead, with the US in the middle of the conflagration. He was one of the principal agitators in getting the US to war in Libya too, and that has worked out so wonderfully.
7 posted on 07/02/2013 3:39:18 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: TexGrill

John McCain

You have made a deal with the devil.


8 posted on 07/02/2013 3:52:59 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Rome2000

LOL So true.


9 posted on 07/02/2013 3:54:07 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: tflabo

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?

Do you think he cares what happens to Christians? Secularists and Muslims are on the same side.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 3:57:23 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: TexGrill

John’s a genius at international intrigue. Well, maybe just double-dealing.


11 posted on 07/02/2013 4:04:12 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: TexGrill

mccain is now... TODAY... without a doubt... aiding and abetting our biggest enemy... islam.

LLS


12 posted on 07/02/2013 4:12:55 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Bobalu

THAT is a creepy assed cracker.

LLS


13 posted on 07/02/2013 4:13:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Truth29

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.


15 posted on 07/02/2013 4:34:54 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: TexGrill

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.


16 posted on 07/02/2013 4:40:58 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: jimjohn

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..


17 posted on 07/02/2013 4:50:40 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: TexGrill

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?


19 posted on 07/02/2013 5:23:46 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Bigg Red

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

QED


20 posted on 07/02/2013 5:32:35 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: bert

There are many other options than weaponizing al Qaeda
which ATTACKED America on its homeland not too long ago.


21 posted on 07/02/2013 5:38:17 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

I think you overestimate the actual numbers of AQ involved. In my view, although a presence in Syria, AQ is a powerless minority.

I cite the following video in Egypt. The people are speaking and they are not the Brotherhood nor AQ. They discredit the common accepted view here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vux_-vJvHww&feature=youtu.be


22 posted on 07/02/2013 5:46:46 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: bert

See the picture in post #14.
That is what is the issue.

911 => McCain with al Qaeda

What are you going to believe?
Your eyes ... or Obama’s script before you?


23 posted on 07/02/2013 5:51:05 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: TexGrill

Well, John, hopefully the terrorists you are arming don’t kill any of our ambassadors our servicemen or our citizens with the weapons you armed them with, you stupid, old traitorous fool.


24 posted on 07/02/2013 6:08:54 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: tflabo

John has lost his marbles. Years ago.


25 posted on 07/02/2013 6:59:35 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: TexGrill
Mr McCain. I thank you for your military service to this nation. I am truly sorry for the pain and suffering that you had to endure during that period of your life. I believe your intentions in entering political life was to do good. It's time to walk away if that was the case. You are not doing good. You have caused or allowed much great harm to befall this Nation in recent years. You may well be suffering some mental defect of past experiences and age. But they would be reasons and not excuses. Stop. Walk off. Do the right thing now for your Country.
26 posted on 07/02/2013 8:04:27 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: TexGrill

I’ll take Iran’s side in all of these. Iran is not as a lost case as “our friends” Saudis.

In enlightened Saudi Arabia they behead people for witchcraft or insulting a King with some harmless posts on the Internet.
In Iran they have some kind of Republic. Women allowed to drive a car or get any job, to elect and get elected.
It is not rare if young people are kicking a crap out of imams forcing them to wear veils or pray ten times a day.

Iran is more like an Eastern Europe in the 1980s. There are a lot of open minded educated people, many of them fed up with mullahs who has to adjust their politics considering this fact to avoid revolt.

Iran is by far more sane player than any of Al-Qaeda controlled movements no matter how nasty it’s rhetoric aimed for external consumption.

If you aren’t about to demonize it’s people it has a fat chance to lift a yoke of political islam in a near future.


27 posted on 07/04/2013 9:18:14 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: bert

>>>>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

QED<<<<

What is your plan to fight Iran? last time I’ve check Iran is not into building any Caliphate and no Iranese (or Shia in general) taking over blocks in Western cities to establish Sharia and behead people.

Iran’s problem requires political solution, aimed to weaken the regime and allow it’s people take power in their hands. Unlike Arabs they are pretty capable to build something better than United Hate Caliphate.


28 posted on 07/04/2013 9:23:08 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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29 posted on 07/05/2013 11:00:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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