By: The Intel Hub
February 20, 2012
US Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, speaking at a news conference in Kabul Afghanistan, outlined their support and demands that the US openly arm Syrian opposition forces fighting to topple the Assad regime.
The demands come despite recent acknowledgements by top US counter terrorism officials that al Qaeda operatives have infiltrated the Syrian opposition and have carried out terror attacks against the Assad led Syrian government.
A recent New York Times article outlined the Syrian proposals while conveniently ignoring the Syrian opposition forces clear connection with al Qaeda. (An organization used to systematically destroy civil liberties throughout the United States)
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.
The senators, both of whom are on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that rebel fighters deserved to be armed and that helping them take on the Syrian government would aid Washington’s effort to weaken Iran.Syria relies on Iran for financial and military support, and the governments in Damascus and Tehran have sectarian ties as well: Iran has strongly backed the Syrian Shiite minority and the offshoot Alawite sect that makes up Syria’s ruling class.
“I believe there are ways to get weapons to the opposition without direct United States involvement,” Mr. McCain said. “The Iranians and the Russians are providing Bashar Assad with weapons. People that are being massacred deserve to have the ability to defend themselves.”
“So I am not only not opposed,” he said, “but I am in favor of weapons being obtained by the opposition.”
Sadly the American people are once again being duped into supporting our supposed enemies.
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