You have got to be freaking kidding me.
We all know that Al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood is a strong component of the opposition. Just what advantage would be served in removing one terrorist supporting regime and installing another? These are not freedom loving Jeffersonian democrats, but vile, 7th century Taliban types. If they think that by removing Assad they take a stab in the heart of terrorism, just who do you think would be replacing him? Islamonazis.
McCain, Graham call for US to arm Syrian rebels
By Justin Sink – 02/19/12 03:39 PM ET
Two prominent Republican U.S. senators urged that the United States arm opposition forces in Syria Sunday as the government of Bashar al-Assad continued a bloody crackdown on the protests that have engulfed the nation.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who both serve on the Senate Armed Services committee, argued that arming rebel fighters in the country could help beat back a Syrian government with close ties to Iran.
“Breaking Syria apart from Iran could be as important to containing a nuclear Iran as sanctions,” Graham said at a press conference in Kabul, according to the New York Times. “If the Syrian regime is replaced with another form of government that doesn’t tie its future to the Iranians, the world is a better place.”
Graham and McCain were in Afghanistan as part of a larger tour through the Middle East. The former GOP presidential candidate said that Syrian rebels needed help to defend themselves.
Syrian (laughing out loud) Freedom Army, standing in front of al-Qaida flags.
Via: Weasel Zippers.