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Published On: Tue, May 28th, 2013

John McCain visits Syria, meets with rebels as Hezbollah terrorists assist Assad regime

Republican Sen. John McCain has quietly slipped into Syria for a meeting with Syrian rebels. Rachael Dean, a spokeswoman for the politician, confirmed that the Arizona Republican made the visit. That said, she has declined to give additional details.

The Daily Beast reports in a May 27 article that McCain is the highest-ranking US official to enter Syria since the bloody civil war began over two years ago.

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“McCain, one of the fiercest critics of the Obama administration’s Syria policy, made the unannounced visit across the Turkey-Syria border with Gen. Salem Idris, the leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army. He stayed in the country for several hours before returning to Turkey. Both in Syria and Turkey, McCain and Idris met with assembled leaders of Free Syrian Army units that traveled from around the country to see the U.S. senator. Inside those meetings, rebel leaders called on the United States to step up its support to the Syrian armed opposition and provide them with heavy weapons, a no-fly zone, and airstrikes on the Syrian regime and the forces of Hezbollah, which is increasingly active in Syria.” – Daily Beast

“The visit of Senator McCain to Syria is very important and very useful especially at this time,” Idris tells the Beast. “We need American help to have change on the ground; we are now in a very critical situation.”

Syria bloodshed is again on the rise as Hezbollah, the Lebanon terrorist group back by Iran, has now joined the regime and new reports of chemical weapons use may against be topic of discussion and challenge to President Obama’s “red line.”

What we want from the U.S. government is to take the decision to support the Syrian revolution with weapons and ammunition, anti-tank missiles and anti-aircraft weapons,” Idris said. “Of course we want a no-fly zone and we ask for strategic strikes against Hezbollah both inside Lebanon and inside Syria.”

There’s no assurance the Obama administration will be able to convince the Syrian opposition to attend the Geneva conference, and Idris said the conference would only be useful if there are certain preconditions, which the regime is unlikely to agree to.

“We are with Geneva if it means that [Syrian President] Bashar [al Assad] will resign and leave the country and the military officials of the regime will be brought to justice,” he said.

Check out the full coverage from The Daily Beast here

 

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  1. Pine 4 Better Daze says:

    Senator John McCain, far from being a patriot, is part of the evil, neocon cabal trying to
    get the U.S. into yet another war in the Mideast. In the ongoing “civil war” in Syria scores
    of Christians are being killed by Islamic terrorist “rebels.”
    In a very disturbing 5/31/13 ‘VeteransToday.com’ report, “Al Qaeda: Private Army of America’s Neocon Right,” John McCain is exposed for his part in the real ‘neocon war’…
    “a war to destroy Christianity, a war going full speed in Syria…”
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/05/31/al-qaeda-the-private-army-of-americas-neocon-right/

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

      “Pine 4 Better Daze,”

      I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE WHO UTILIZE “NEOCON” AS A SLUR BECAUSE WHAT THEY ARE SAYING – IN REALITY – IS CONSERVATISM (meaning, loving “god” and country) DOES NOT EXIST IN 2013, UNLESS, YOU LIVE IN A HOLE WITH YOUR Bible AND NEVER COME-OUT.

      IF Senator John McCain (R-AZ) IS NOT A “patriot,” THEN, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF THE WORD. Senator McCain HAS SERVED IN THIS NATION’S MILITARY AND HE SURVIVED (AS, CAPTIVE) A TIME IN WHICH HE DID NOT KNOW IF HE WOULD SEE THE NEXT MORNING. SO, “Pine 4 Better Daze,” WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM A “patriot?” OLD-TIME CONSERVATISM DIED WHEN CIVIL-RIGHTS LEGISLATION PASSED IN 1965. TODAY’S CONSERVATIVES MUST BE ABLE TO INTERACT IN THIS GLOBALLY “TECHNOLOGY-CHARGED” ENVIRONMENT. TODAY’S CONSERVATIVES HAVE NO CONTROL OF OTHERS’ DESTINIES. IF RELIGION AND NATIONAL PRIDE ARE IN DECLINE, IT IS THE OBLIGATION OF THE TYPES OF CONSERVATIVES “YOU” ADMIRE TO CONSOLIDATE IN THEIR SMALL NUMBERS AND TAKE ANY VICTORIES THEY CAN.

      IF “NOSY” AMERICANS LEFT MIDDLE-EASTERNERS ALONE, WE WOULD BE HAPPIER AMERICANS.

      CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      • Pine 4 Better Daze says:

        You can say what you will, but it is obvious you didn’t bother to read the
        VeteransToday.com website article referenced in my previous posting…
        Or, do you not want to hear the truth??

  2. Louis Gohmert critical of John McCain on Benghazi and now his visit to Syria - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Texas Rep is alluding to McCain’s mysterious visit to Syria, meeting with “rebels” who are being aided by the US, a similar trip to one made to […]

  3. Michael says:

    Sorry, but you got this topic all wrong, I’ll rewrite it for you.

    “John McCain visits Syria illegally to meet with Suadi Terrorists, as Hezbollah assist President Assad”

  4. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    SOME CONSERVATIVES WANT Senator John McCain (R-AZ) TO BE ARRESTED FOR MEETING WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE CLOSE ASSOCIATIONS WITH United Nations-identified TERROR GROUPS.

    IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING WHEN Senator McCain WAS A YOUNG MALE IN THE ARMED FORCES, HE WAS A PRISONER-OF-WAR. THEREFORE, Senator McCain HAS A LEGITIMATE- AND EXTENSIVE HISTORY OF DEALING WITH PEOPLE WHO SOME CONSIDER, “UNSAVORY” – The MAN knows how to SURVIVE!

    THIS SITUATION IS A PLOY BY CAUCASIAN CONSERVATIVES WHO HAVE TURNED THEIR BACKS AGAINST Senator McCain. NOW, HE IS CALLED A “RINO” [Republican In Name Only; I wonder how the selection of Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) as his 2008 running-mate impacted this slur]. AMERICAN POLITICIANS – IF, THEY TRULY WANT TO GET SOMETHING DONE – MUST MEET WITH THEIR “ASSIGNED” ENEMIES IN ORDER TO CREATE PEACEFUL RESOLUTIONS.

    AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, Senator John McCain IS A MAN OF COURAGE.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

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