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Reason #6,254 for not intervening in Syria: Our “leaders” don’t even know who the people they plan to support are

by lobo91 ( 15 Comments › )
Filed under Islamic Supremacism, Islamic Terrorism, Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Muslim Brotherhood, Republican Party, Sharia (Islamic Law), Special Report, Syria at May 30th, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Over the Memorial Day weekend, the intrepid John McCain (R-Alzheimer’s) apparently made a heroic trip to Syria to meet with leaders of the Syrian “rebels.” His brain-dead daughter promptly declared that her dad was the “last of the badasses” for his bravery in visiting the war-torn nation.

The reality, however, is that McCain is the “last of the dumbasses” if he actually believes that the people he wants to help are interested in instituting some sort of Jeffersonian democracy in Syria. Let’s look at some of the stories that have come out in just the past 24 hours related to the Syrian “rebels”:

First, McCain claimed that, contrary to just about every bit of actual evidence, only a “small part” of the rebel forces are made up of Islamic extremists:

US Senator John McCain said on Wednesday, two days after meeting with rebels in Syria, that he is confident the United States can send weapons to fighters in Syria without the risk they will fall into the wrong hands.

“We can identify who these people are. We can help the right people,” McCain said on CNN’s program “Anderson Cooper 360.”

McCain, a Republican, is an outspoken advocate for US military aid to the rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad and has angrily denounced Democratic President Barack Obama – McCain’s opponent in his failed 2008 presidential race – for shying away from deeper US involvement in the conflict, which has claimed 80,000 lives.

Critics of some lawmakers’ push to arm the rebels have expressed concerns that weapons could end up in the hands of militants who might eventually end up using them against the United States or its allies.

But McCain said such radical fighters make up only a small part of the rebels forces.

Unfortunately, the Syrian “rebels” themselves seem to disagree with McCain’s analysis of the situation on the ground:

“There is not even one battalion, in all honesty, that they can control,” the Islamic Front representative said. “These people [senior defectors in the FSA like the one the Libyans had met the night before] were placed as facades, in the beginning, as media personalities, but as real commanders on the ground? Not at all.”

The Libyan’s next question was one he would repeat or refer to 16 times over the next two and a half hours: “Why aren’t you united?” And every time, the Syrians would politely respond that their Islamist battalions were better organized and disciplined and had a clearer chain of command than their more-secular FSA counterparts, but that asking for greater unity than that was a difficult proposition.

Now, one could certainly raise the question of who is actually telling the truth. After all, it’s in the interests of each of the various “rebel” factions to inflate their own importance and dismiss the significance of the competition, right? Unfortunately, pictures don’t lie:

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.

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.

A McCain spokesman said that no one who met with McCain identified themselves by either of those names.

So, the great military genius went to Lebanon, snuck across the border into Syria to meet with secular “rebel” leaders in order to promise them US aid, and wasn’t even able to figure out the fact that he was actually meeting with Islamists, because they pulled a dastardly trick on him and used false names?

If that’s all it takes to fool our “leaders,” we’re truly doomed.

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15 Responses to “Reason #6,254 for not intervening in Syria: Our “leaders” don’t even know who the people they plan to support are”
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  1. 1 | May 30, 2013 1:57 pm

    I’m trying to figure out what is going on with McCain trying desperately to get his fingers in every pot. My one thought is that he seems to want to be “remembered” now that he’s on his last term in the Senate (so he says) and since his big Presidential bid was a resounding loss and his high and might McCain-Feingold got its ass kicked in the Legal arena, he’s desperate for a legacy, be it amnesty or having a hand in “liberating” Syria.

    Sneaked in my ass. Obama sent him.


  2. buzzsawmonkey
    2 | May 30, 2013 2:00 pm

    A friend of mine said to me this morning, “In Syria, we should support whoever is losing this week. And then, next week, support whoever is losing then.”


  3. lobo91
    3 | May 30, 2013 2:01 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    Sneaked in my ass. Obama sent him.

    Of course he did. “Plausible deniability.”


  4. 4 | May 30, 2013 2:03 pm

    Wile E. Coyote couldn’t have done better. McRINO is a laughingstock. He should have retired in disgrace after he failed to really run for President.


  5. lobo91
    5 | May 30, 2013 2:08 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    My favorite is the photo put out by his own office, and the explanation that they couldn’t possibly be expected to know that those people were actually bad guys, since they used false names.

    Maybe McCain can take over at Homeland Security after he leaves the Senate.


  6. 6 | May 30, 2013 2:15 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Better than Nappy “The System Worked” Napalitano. Her handling of the Underwear Bomber would have cost her her job if the Obama Administration were concerned about appearing competant. Fortunately for her and Holder both, competance isn’t a requirement for employment in the Obama Administration. He seems to prefer the incompetant, if for no other reason than to disguise his own incompetance.

    McRINO is an embarrassment, though. He has gotten worse, if anything, in his remaining term. He’s the worst we have up there now.


  7. darkwords
    7 | May 30, 2013 2:21 pm

    @ 1 Carolina Girl: It’s his change to be a failed president like his mentor Obama. Next Chris Christie will travel to Iran to deliver truth and make first ever observations of important events in Iran. Pakistan Imans will then invite him to Islam certified group sex parties. Which he will decline because its against the law in NJ.


  8. darkwords
    8 | May 30, 2013 2:21 pm

    Where in the world is John McCain?


  9. 9 | May 30, 2013 2:31 pm

    @ darkwords:

    He doesn’t know…


  10. lobo91
    10 | May 30, 2013 2:59 pm

    Al-Qaeda Training Camp In Syria Trains Teenagers To Wage Jihad, Swear Allegiance To Ayman Al-Zawahiri…

    “La la la la…I can’t hear you!”

    --John McCain


  11. darkwords
    11 | May 30, 2013 8:07 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Al quaida teenagers swear allegiance to John McCain.


  12. Vinegar Joe
    12 | June 1, 2013 9:50 am

    Reminds me a lot of the fall of the Shah when US officials and media were falling all over themselves to talk to Banisadr and Ghotbzadeh instead of the people actually running the show……how did that work out again?


  13. Arius
    14 | June 1, 2013 2:29 pm

    Unfortunately, the US is already deeply involved in supporting the jihadis in Syria, jihadis that are raping, killing, and burning Christians. I am an American, but of Armenian heritage, and have many connections into the Middle East. I know all about the Iranians and Hezbollah, but at least they don’t mass murder Christians, so if they are what it will take to help Syria to exterminate the jihadi vermin murdering Christians then more power to them. And kudos to the Russians to keep the Western ‘hotheads’ from pulling another Libya or Yugoslavia. It is ironic that I, an old Cold War anti-communist, has tilted to Russia and its allies.


  14. Buffalobob
    15 | June 2, 2013 3:10 pm

    McJerk,” rebels, ya I’m a rebel I’m a maverick, I have studied Eric Holder’s fast and furious gun running scheme and I know we can control the transfer of sophisticated weapons to the bat shi5 crazies that want to kill us.


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