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    McCain calls for US-led airstrikes on Assad forces

    World News - McCain calls for US-led airstrikes on Assad forces


    Arizona Sen. John McCain called for American-led airstrikes on President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria, NBC News reports. McCain says the goal of the U.S.-led air strikes should be to establish and defend safe havens for delivering humanitarian and military aid in Syria.


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    McCain called for the airstrikes in a Senate floor speech on Monday afternoon.

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    Re: McCain calls for US-led airstrikes on Assad forces

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    World News - McCain calls for US-led airstrikes on Assad forces


    Arizona Sen. John McCain called for American-led airstrikes on President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria, NBC News reports. McCain says the goal of the U.S.-led air strikes should be to establish and defend safe havens for delivering humanitarian and military aid in Syria.


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    McCain called for the airstrikes in a Senate floor speech on Monday afternoon.
    He's getting more senile by the day if he thinks we are going to intervene in another Shiite-Sunni uprising without a UN mandate. Syria has a Sunni majority and a ruling Shiite minority and it's another Iraq just waiting for us to be sucked in. Not this time...we have somebody with sense in charge. Let the Arab League deal with it, it is their mess.
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    Re: McCain calls for US-led airstrikes on Assad forces

    iguanaman,

    I hope you're right. I read the same article and thought, "Wow! This is the same man who condemned President Obama for military involvement in Lybia w/UN authorization and the aid of the Arab League, but now he's so gunho about using military action in Syria w/o a UN resolution and NO support from the Arab League?

    Talk about your typical warmongerer!

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    Re: McCain calls for US-led airstrikes on Assad forces

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    This is the same man who condemned President Obama for military involvement in Lybia w/UN authorization
    I thought McCain supported the involvement in Libya? If anything, he wanted the US to be more involved?

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    Re: McCain calls for US-led airstrikes on Assad forces

    Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb <s>Iran</s> Syria


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    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    iguanaman,

    I hope you're right. I read the same article and thought, "Wow! This is the same man who condemned President Obama for military involvement in Lybia w/UN authorization and the aid of the Arab League, but now he's so gunho about using military action in Syria w/o a UN resolution and NO support from the Arab League?

    Talk about your typical warmongerer!
    Im pretty sure McCains contention with lybia is thaT it just didn'T happen quickly enough but either way you are right. Republicans are only anti war when its not their idea

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    Re: McCain calls for US-led airstrikes on Assad forces

    Much as I oppose the brual Assad regime, I do not believe the U.S. should intervene militarily. Lip service to democracy notwithstanding, it is far from clear that the Assad regime's opponents are actually seeking liberal democracy. The revolt could well have at least as much to do with a desire to remove an ethnic minority goverment. Also, it is not clear whether a post-Assad Syria would be stable. What happened in Egypt and Libya offer strong arguments for caution. Finally, the lack of compelling U.S. interests at stake, offers the strongest argument against military intervention.

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    Re: McCain calls for US-led airstrikes on Assad forces

    Military is what McCain understands. Bomb them. Shoot them. Kill them. Burn them. Considering his upbringing and his involvement with the military most his entire life, it does not surprise me a bit to hear McCain get on his war stump, yet again.

    I have much respect for this American hero of ours. But I think he has served our country for enough years out of his life. He should go away now and reap the rewards of his service and try to enjoy what little time he does have left. He is getting up in the years, you know. He has earned a rest.

    God Bless John McCain.

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    Re: McCain calls for US-led airstrikes on Assad forces

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    World News - McCain calls for US-led airstrikes on Assad forces


    Arizona Sen. John McCain called for American-led airstrikes on President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria, NBC News reports. McCain says the goal of the U.S.-led air strikes should be to establish and defend safe havens for delivering humanitarian and military aid in Syria.


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    McCain called for the airstrikes in a Senate floor speech on Monday afternoon.
    So what do you propose should be done about the situation in Syria? Nothing?

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    Re: McCain calls for US-led airstrikes on Assad forces

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    So what do you propose should be done about the situation in Syria? Nothing?
    Yes.
    We should not get involved in Civil wars.


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