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    Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With Rebels

    Sen. John McCain Monday became the highest-ranking U.S. official to enter Syria since the bloody civil war there began over two years ago, The Daily Beast has learned.McCain, one of the fiercest critics of the Obama administrationís Syria policy, made the unannounced visit across the Turkey-Syria border with Gen. Salem Idris, the leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army. He stayed in the country for several hours before returning to Turkey. Both in Syria and Turkey, McCain and Idris met with assembled leaders of Free Syrian Army units that traveled from around the country to see the U.S. senator. Inside those meetings, rebel leaders called on the United States to step up its support to the Syrian armed opposition and provide them with heavy weapons, a no-fly zone, and airstrikes on the Syrian regime and the forces of Hezbollah, which is increasingly active in Syria.


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    Wonder if he knows that he is meeting with a group that allies itself with an extreme islamists groups? God, i hope we stay out of this civil war.


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    Re: Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With Rebels

    McCain is an idiot. I wonder who gave him the OK to go there?

    As much as I detest Obama, Thank God McQueeg wasn't elected POTUS.

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    Re: Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With Rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Wonder if he knows that he is meeting with a group that allies itself with an extreme islamists groups? God, i hope we stay out of this civil war.
    I'm sure he's used to it. Some Americans ally themselves with extreme Islamist groups and he keeps working with Americans.
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    Re: Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With Rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Wonder if he knows that he is meeting with a group that allies itself with an extreme islamists groups? God, i hope we stay out of this civil war.
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    I hope we stay out of it too. I also hope that Senator McCain received the blessing from the Obama administration to do what he did or at least informed them of his intentions. Senators do not make foreign policy, the president does.
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    Re: Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With Rebels

    I've never understood why politicians seem to want to engage these fanatical groups. They really never seem to accomplish much with these little meetings. I remember Obama talking about engaging Ahmadinejad. That worked out well too.

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    Re: Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With Rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Wonder if he knows that he is meeting with a group that allies itself with an extreme islamists groups? God, i hope we stay out of this civil war.
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    McCain is probably the most hawkish US Senator with respect to the Middle East. I agree the place is extremely volatile and dangerous. I'd rather see us use our collective resources to eliminate our or anybody else's reason to be involved in the area. You have to give it to him though, the man is fearless.
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    Re: Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With Rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I'm sure he's used to it. Some Americans ally themselves with extreme Islamist groups and he keeps working with Americans.
    How does meeting with rebels equate to working with Americans?

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    Re: Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With Rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    How does meeting with rebels equate to working with Americans?
    There are Americans that ally themselves with extreme Islamists. He should not meet with America! There are Europeans that ally themselves with extreme Islamists. He better not be going there next! Oh, yeah, and obviously we better stop talking to pretty much the entire Mideast. There's not a state to be found without those who ally themselves with extreme Islamists. If he wants to deal with a group wherein no one allies themselves with extreme Islamists, we better make him ambassador to the moon.

    Are we really gonna refuse to meet with any group that have some members who ally themselves with extreme Islamists? What kind of idiotic foreign policy is that?



    You know the best part? The OP poster thinks we should engage in talks with Iran and that we should talk with Assad. Laughable hypocrisy.
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    Re: Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With Rebels

    Helping the rebels doesn't necessarily mean we want them to win. Harassing al-Assad for a few more months/years than they might have been able to would be to our advantage, no? al-Assad continues to be worn down...Islamist money and personnel stay in the Middle East...what's not to like?
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    Re: Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With Rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You know the best part? The OP poster thinks we should engage in talks with Iran and that we should talk with Assad. Laughable hypocrisy.
    lol, that is a pretty good point

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