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With the Syrian government continuing its deadly crackdown on its citizens, two senior American senators who were on their way to the Middle East spoke out strongly on Sunday in favor of arming the Syrian opposition forces.
The senators, John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, both Republicans, laid out a series of diplomatic, humanitarian and military aid proposals that would put the United States squarely behind the effort to topple President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.
Mr. McCain said the United States would not have to send weapons directly to the opposition but could work through “third-world countries” and the Arab League.
“Breaking Syria apart from Iran could be as important to containing a nuclear Iran as sanctions,” Mr. Graham said. “If the Syrian regime is replaced with another form of government that doesn’t tie its future to the Iranians, the world is a better place.”
U.S. providing secret aid to Syria opposition: diplomat
Maalouf said the doors of the White House and Congress are open to officials from the Syrian expatriate community, most of whom are supportive of the SNC, adding that the U.S. is secretly providing aid to the opposition, though he did not specify whether this support was financial or military.
Originally posted by David9176
When I read the headline...i knew who the 2 Senators were without knowing anything else.
It's always McCain and Graham. It's what they are known for.
Originally posted by HangTheTraitors
QUICK, someone get both John McCain and Lindsey Graham dressed up in combat uniform and on the next flight to Syria to participate in the fighting. They are both so OBSESSED with WARS and COMBAT, lets ship them out to Syria ASAP.
...one way ticket...