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originally posted by: Osiris1953
a reply to: Blackmarketeer
I don't see this as something to condemn McCain for. Our leaders have often associated themselves with "freedom fighters" and the like that later turned out to be a problem. Just think of the past associations we've had with Saddam or the Taliban. We back whomever is most convenient for us at the time, the enemy of my enemy line of logic is a pitfall we fall into time and time again. This time is no different.
This would stop if as a nation we would simply mind our own business. We create, fund, arm, and prop up "terrorists" constantly, and then cry when they turn on us.... how about we just stay out of middle eastern politics altogether.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), now threatening Baghdad, was funded for years by wealthy donors in Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, three U.S. allies that have dual agendas in the war on terror.
originally posted by: dashen
What a charming group. Abe Lincoln beard on the one guy it sure makes him look trustworthy.
o thats good ol Honest Ibraheem. You can count on him.
The guys on either side of McCain combine to form a full beard
The rebels told McCain, a prominent critic of what he calls the Obama administration’s inaction on Syria, they wanted the United States to being supplying weapons and enforcing a no-fly zone in the country.
“Their message was, to be frank with you: they do not understand,” he said. “They do not understand why we won’t help them.”
But neither the rebels nor McCain want American troops on Syrian soil, the senator said.
“No one that I know, including [Free Syrian Army] General Idris and his battalion commanders, are asking for American boots on the ground,” he said. “In fact, they believe it would be counterproductive to do so.”
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