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Purveyor

(29,876 posts)
Tue Apr 10, 2012, 07:50 PM Apr 2012

McCain And Lieberman Meet With The Free Syria Army



Posted By Josh Rogin Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 12:20 PM

Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) are on a surprise trip to the Turkish-Syrian border to meet with leaders of the Free Syria Army and visit Syrian refugees, who have been under attack by Syrian government forces.

The senators' trip was not associated with the efforts of U.N. envoy Kofi Annan, whose cease-fire agreement seems to have failed to stop the violence. McCain and Lieberman said in a statement that Syrian President Bashar al Assad has violated the terms of Anann's cease-fire and that the only practical way forward is to arm the Syrian opposition.

"We respect Mr. Annan's desire to find an end to the killing in Syria. Unfortunately, Bashar al-Assad does not share this goal. That fact has been clear to many of us for months, but it should now be undeniable for everyone," the senators said. "Indeed, reports indicate that Assad has used the time provided by the recent diplomatic initiative to kill up to 1,000 additional men, women, and children in Syria. And just yesterday, Syrian forces fired across the border with Turkey, killing and wounding people in a refugee camp on Turkish territory."

McCain and Lieberman were in Hatay province Tuesday and met with the leaders of the Free Syrian Army, General Mustafa al-Sheikh and Colonel Riad al-Asaad. They also toured a refugee camp and met Syrians who had recently arrived from across the border. They are the first members of Congress to meet the FSA leaders and to visit the border, and the senior-most U.S. officials to do so.

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McCain And Lieberman Meet With The Free Syria Army (Original Post) Purveyor Apr 2012 OP
Planning some kind of weird "Oct. Surprise" no doubt. ~nt 99th_Monkey Apr 2012 #1
Opportunists. tabatha Apr 2012 #2
Looks?? Autumn Apr 2012 #3
My husband who does not follow politics thought this was a pic of a gay wedding ceremony SmileyRose Apr 2012 #4
since gramps and traitor-joe.... unkachuck Apr 2012 #5
Sensible Comments Tunnell-Huff Apr 2012 #6

Autumn

(45,519 posts)
3. Looks??
Tue Apr 10, 2012, 10:23 PM
Apr 2012

Lieberman is a douchebag. He and McSame are probably figuring out what all they can trash Obama on.

SmileyRose

(4,854 posts)
4. My husband who does not follow politics thought this was a pic of a gay wedding ceremony
Tue Apr 10, 2012, 10:24 PM
Apr 2012

He has no clue who Joe Lieberman is and had to be reminded that is John McCain former Presidential candidate.

And said husband just shocked me by being happy 2 old farts finally get the chance to marry after all these years of being denied.........

 

unkachuck

(6,295 posts)
5. since gramps and traitor-joe....
Tue Apr 10, 2012, 10:27 PM
Apr 2012

....love war so much and are in the neighborhood, why don't join the Free Syrian Army and give ass_ad a taste of his own medicine?....and don't come back until ass_ad's gone!

Tunnell-Huff

(2 posts)
6. Sensible Comments
Wed Apr 11, 2012, 10:01 AM
Apr 2012


i am a peace activist. However, the Syria situation is nothing to joke about. I am not in favor
of military action , but what in the hell is there to do in a situation with a dictator who is obviously insane?

Suggestions from non jokers?
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