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Reports: McCain Hung With Terrorists, Kidnappers In Syria

May 31, 2013 by  

Reports: McCain Hung With Terrorists, Kidnappers In Syria

There are a number of theories as to why Senator John McCain (R-Wackobirdland) spent Memorial Day with Syrian rebels, many of whom have possible ties to legitimate terror organizations, instead of America’s finest: He’s a little senile; he really, really can’t wait for more American warring; he’s desperately trying to remain relevant in a changing GOP; and so on.

But one thing is for certain, the Senator opened himself up for a little bit of criticism from anyone who is more interested in carrying his big stick than swinging it wildly and hoping it hits something.

Bob Livingston pointed out earlier in the week that McCain, for simply associating with a Free Syrian Army leader with ties to the terrorist Al-Nursa Front, should have earned himself a cell at Guantanamo Bay.

Livingston writes:

In meeting with Gen. Salem Idris, the leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), McCain met with a man who has aligned himself with Arhar al Sham, a partner of Al-Nusra Front, which the U.S. has designated as a terrorist organization. Just last month al-Qaida in Iraq declared al-Nusra was its branch in Syria. Idris claims his group doesn’t work with Al-Nusra, but the two have fought side by side and shared arms in their battle to overthrow Bashar Assad. Together, the groups, along with the Forouq Brigades and the Syrian Islamic Liberation Front (a coalition of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist groups that have vowed to create an Islamic state in Syria), form the FSA. Even The New York Times has reported that the groups that make up the FSA share Islamist ideals.

It has also been reported by The Daily Star in Lebanon that McCain spent some time with the FSA’s Mohammad Nour and Abu Ibrahim, two men who kidnapped a group of Lebanese visitors to Syria last year.

The 11 Lebanese pilgrims were kidnapped by armed rebels in Azaz, in Syria’s Aleppo province, in May last year as they were making their way back to Lebanon from Iran.

The valiant FSA terrorists freedom fighters, were reportedly spotted in the picture with McCain below — which was widely distributed by the Senator’s handlers — by a victim who has been released and by the families of other kidnap victims.



McCain’s lackeys flatly deny that the Senator met with kidnapping terrorists during his visit.

“In coordination with the Syrian Emergency Task Force, Senator John McCain traveled to and from Syria with General Salim Idris, the chief of staff of the Supreme Military Council of the Syrian opposition, to meet with two senior Free Syrian Army commanders,” said McCain spokesman Brian Rogers on Wednesday in an email to BuzzFeed. “None of the individuals the Senator planned to meet with was named Mohamad Nour or Abu Ibrahim. A number of other Syrian commanders joined the meeting, but none of them identified himself as Mohamad Nour or Abu Ibrahim.

“As the Syrian Emergency Task Force has said: ‘Senator McCain did not go to Syria to meet with anyone named Mohamad Nour or Abu Ibrahim. Two members of our organization were present in the meeting, and no one called himself by either name.’”

But, hey, at least the Senator’s similarly RINO daughter thought his attempt ramp up support for the terroristic rebels in Syria was pretty badass.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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