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US Senator Wants to Arm Syrian Rebels to Shoot Down Russian Planes

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Senator John McCain reacted to Russia’s announcement that it had begun launching air strikes targeting ISIS militants in Syria by calling on the White House to arm Syrian rebels with weapons to shoot down Russian planes.

McCain initially responded to Fox News host Neil Cavuto’s question about whether he would shoot down Russian planes by saying no, but then went on to assert that he would arm Syrian rebels to carry out that very same task.

“I might do what we did in Afghanistan many years ago, to give those guys the ability to shoot down those planes, that equipment is available,” said McCain, adding that the Free Syrian Army would shoot down the planes, “just like the Afghans shot down Russian planes after Russia invaded Afghanistan.”

McCain is referring to how the United States armed Islamic militants in the 1970s, a policy that led to the rise of the Taliban, Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and Osama Bin Laden.

Senator McCain is opposed to Russia’s bombing of ISIS terrorists because he believes that Moscow is using this explanation as a cover to attack US-backed Syrian rebel forces who are trying to topple Bashar Al-Assad.

Although the rebels have fought against ISIS, there are numerous accounts of the FSA and other jihadist groups handing over their weapons to Al-Qaeda affiliates and in some cases defecting outright to join ISIS. The FSA has also been accused of a number of war crimes, some of which are on a par with ISIS.

McCain also made reference to claims that the Russian air strikes had claimed civilian lives, although Moscow vehemently denies this, with spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov asserting, “Russian jets did not use weapons on civilian infrastructure or in its vicinity.”

Russian Maria Zakharova, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman also claimed that western media outlets were circulating fake pictures of dead civilians in order to impugn Moscow.

Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer tactical bombers reportedly struck eight ISIS targets, including key coordination centers situated in a mountainous region that were completely destroyed.


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  • Ruller

    This is John Smalldog McCain, the Israel slave.

    • PittsburghGal53

      McCain’s an idiot. I question his true motives in the ME as he and Graham were in Egypt in August 2013 attempting to have imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood released…what’s up with that? CIA? “…Just days after Senators John McCain (RINO-AZ) and Lindsey Graham
      (RINO-SC) failed in their attempt to have Muslim Brotherhood leaders
      freed during their trip to Egypt this past August, Mahmoud led protests.” http://shoebat.com/2013/12/13/report-hillary-clinton-collaborated-mursis-wife-2/

  • maam2u

    mcCain has never had a brain. when he was young he had very poor judgement and did utterly stupid things in the vietnam war- disobeyed orders, resulting in his capture and torture. now he is just a nutcase not worthy of his position.

    • VicBailey

      He was NEVER tortured, he was known as the songbird of the Hanoi Hilton, he told everything he knew. His broken arms were because he didn’t pull his arms in when he ejected from his plane. Ask anyone that was there with him, they will tell you the same thing! He’s a hero because he got caught, DAAA! Semper Fi.

      • yzwisey

        I remember reading that as a kid… Remember when we had actual journalism.

  • VicBailey

    McCain has been a TRAITOR to the Veterans of America along with Kerry and Fonda, yet people want to make them heroes, NOT. McCain is an Arrogant Madman that needs to SHUT UP and RETIRE! Semper Fi.

  • gene

    If McCain had his way we would be at war for the next 100 years, or until everyone was dead.

  • nick1111

    Degenerate McCain.
    Arm Taliban, may be they will shut down McCain

  • yzwisey

    Shut this nazi rino down liberal in disguise.

  • Mavis Johnson

    will someone PLEASE put clueless McCain out to pasture, a nice rocking chair on a porch somewhere, preferably NOT in Arizona, we’ve had enough of him.

    • Mark726

      I’m thinking dropped down an old very deep abandoned mine shaft never to be heard from again.

  • Mavis Johnson

    Putin is not our enemy. The real enemy is Obama and others like McCain; US war mongering (they call that their “economic plan” to invade other countries, topple governments, replace with their guys, steal wealth and resources).
    Trump has a better idea: rebuild America, open our own oil, bring our corporations back to US, put folks back to work, secure our borders, boost the economy with economic principles NOT WAR MONGERING. No more of this world policing, intrusion, war mongering and destabilizing the Middle East, Ukraine and Europe.

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  • nick1111

    Goddamn Idiot.
    Than Russia shall arm Taliban to shut down McCain

  • Mark726

    Who let grandpa out of his rubber room. He is an insane nutcase. Get him back in his cage. Damn you viet cong, you had him and let him go!

    • yzwisey


  • Oku Asiri

    We Biafrans are not Cara or concern of whot you but one thin I want the world to understand is that the world must Free Biafra and free Isreal for the world to be in peace if not, truly truly I tell before heaven and earth 15 years from now the world will witness world war that will close down this generation but the world can nave end.

  • Yolonda Jackson

    All JM wants to do is constantly stir up conflict and war. He must be heavily invested in the military industrial complex.

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