pennine:Although this excellent report is now over three years old, I’m pinning it up on the wall of pennine rainbows’ blog(2017) for two reasons. One: Sometimes – (in attempt to understand or even -believe it or not-defend/appease violent Jihaddy-Islamists spewing out their poison toward the UK & America & the West in general, in either deed or verbally)- i hear remarks along the lines that: “they hate us because of what our people did to their people” (Afghanistan,Iraq,Libya,Syria comes to mind.)Whilst certainly it’s true that the sooner we stop meddling in other folk’s nations uninvited the better. Yet something doesn’t resonate with this reasoning.In fact it’s an oxymoron because those Jihaddies, including those people(usually Muslim) from our own shores supporting and going off fighting for the likes of this “Isis” or any of the “rebel” terrorist groups was never about defending the innocent Iraqi,Libyan,Syrian people. In fact it’s all about supporting the very thugs murdering those innocent people including, yes, their own fellow Muslims and anyone who’re not Jihaddy wishing to set-up a latter day caliphate. A caliphate of evil criminal thugs.
This brings me to the second reason for re-publishing this excellent article: These same thugs are the very ones which the like of Mr McCain, ex-President Barry Hussein Obama & our ex-PM David Cameron would have been doing business with,working alongside in efforts to remove Syria’s legally elected leader Mr Assad. Doesn’t this make them accomplices to the Jihaddy-terrorists & their crimes??? It certainly explains John McCain’s hostility to the Syrian Christians and icy lack of empathy to their pleas. Just to be able to stay alive & safe was all they were asking.
How is it, that you and me, as ordinary citizens would have been thrown into prison long before now, doubtless still serving our sentences, had we committed a fraction of the crimes those seemingly living in a land called ‘untouchable’ in political authority are getting off with scott-free most of the time? It’s a puzzle to me,that perhaps some far wiser soul can solve & explain. Maybe there’s a certain level one can attain (or be privileged to have conferred upon them) where no law can touch or dare venture onto? I don’t think it’s politics as such, because of the fact that every single thing that America’s new good President Trump does, is under an all seeing microscope and take ex-President Nixon’s example too, I never completely understood what his case was about, but in view of disturbing events since those days, i view his case with a certain sympathy in that whatever his crime, he was obviously born under an austere star, which ordained that any wrongdoing by him would definitely repay him a stern swift punishment and indeed he did repay for his transgression. Maybe though it’s true& fair to say that there have been those in power since President Nixon’s tenure, who have done as much wrong (if not far worse, heinous maybe) but as i said, belong to this privileged -magical place called “untouchable.” John McCain, George Soros & some others come to mind, as living there.
Courtesy of & Thanks To:Dr Eowyn & Judicial Watch
John McCain goes postal on Syrian Christians (1stPublished 2014)
The warmongering POS (Ed: now Ex-President Hussein Obama)in the White House and warmonger Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), who’s never met a war he doesn’t like, are, once again, agitating for a war against Syria.
Both sides in the ongoing Syrian civil war — the Assad regime and the “rebel” insurgents — are reprehensible, but not equally reprehensible. Assad is not a good man, but his government has not persecuted and abused Syrian Christians.
Not so with the Syrian “rebels,” the ranks of whom increasingly are radical Islamist jihadists. The “rebels” have also committed horrible atrocities against Christians. See “Prayer needed: Muslim jihadists attack, loot, kill Christians in Syria.”
Now comes news that McCain bears an animus against Syrian Christians. At a recent meeting with a group of Syrian Christian clergymen visiting Congress, McCain was extremely rude. He screamed at the visitors and angrily stomped out of the committee room.
One has to ask what Syrian Christians, who only want to live and worship in peace, have done to warrant the senator’s angry outburst.
Shame on you, John McCain! You’ve brought disgrace on your office, Arizona, the United States Senate, and America.
See also “Pigs in the Parlor: Jihadists influencing the Republican Elite,” Feb. 13, 2014.
From Judicial Watch, Feb. 5, 2014:
Hell-bent on arming opposition forces in Syria—despite strong evidence that they’re run by Islamic terrorists—John McCain displayed behavior unbecoming of a United States Senator during a recent meeting with Syrian Christian leaders touring Capitol Hill.
The delegation of Syrian clergy came to Washington to raise awareness among lawmakers of the growing crisis among the region’s minority Christian community. Christians make up about 10% of the Syrian population and they are being targeted and ruthlessly murdered by radical elements of the rebel forces, according to the visiting church officials. They say the media and human rights groups in the west have been largely silent on the ordeal of the Christians in Syria.
A number of churches have been destroyed or burned, children were killed when rebels fired mortar rockets at an Armenian Christian school in Damascus and countless others have been abducted by Islamic fighters, the Syrian delegation reveals in a statement published by the research group, Westminster Institute, that brought them to Washington. Eleven nuns have also been abducted and are still in captivity and two bishops are still missing after getting kidnapped during a humanitarian mission.
But Senator McCain, an Arizona Republican, evidently doesn’t want to hear negative stories about the rebels he’s working to arm. So he stormed out of a closed-door meeting with the Syrian clergy officials last week. Held in the Senate Arms Services Committee meeting room, the reunion also included senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Graham is a Republican and the rest are Democrats.
McCain marched into the committee room yelling, according to a high-level source that attended the meeting, and quickly stormed out. “He was incredibly rude,” the source told Judicial Watch “because he didn’t think the Syrian church leaders should even be allowed in the room.” Following the shameful tantrum McCain reentered the room and sat briefly but refused to make eye contact with the participants, instead ignoring them by looking down at what appeared to be random papers.
The outburst was so embarrassing that Senator Graham, also an advocate of U.S. military intervention in Syria, apologized for McCain’s disturbing outburst. “Graham actually apologized to the group for McCain’s behavior,” according to the source, who sat through the entire meeting. “It was truly unbelievable.”
Not really, for those familiar with McCain’s history on this matter. The veteran lawmaker is enamored with a controversial young “Syria expert,” Elizabeth O’Bagy, who has managed to convince him as well as the president and secretary of state that Syrian rebels are mostly moderate and not terrorists. While persuading the U.S. of this, O’Bagy concealed that she was a political director for the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF), a group that advocates for Syria’s rebels from Washington D.C.
Note from Eowyn: A registered Democrat, 26-year-old O’Bagy is a former senior analyst at the Institute for the Study of War who was terminated for resume padding. O’Bagy also had an unrevealed affiliation with the Syrian Emergency Task Force, a U.S.-based group advocating the armed overthrow of the government of Syria. In her paid work with that group, done simultaneously with her job at the officially nonpartisan Institute for the Study of War, she had lobbied American political leaders to send heavy weaponry to Syrian insurgent groups. Two weeks after her dismissal from the Institute for the Study of War, O’Bagy was hired as a legislative assistant by Senator John McCain. (Source)
Before getting exposed by conservative media outlets, O’Bagy claimed to be an objective analyst at a Washington D.C. think-tank that studies military affairs when in fact she had a “reputation as the leading expert on the armed opposition in the Syrian revolution,” according to SETF. In September O’Bagy was abruptly fired from the think-tank for padding her resume and McCain graciously hired her. “Elizabeth is a talented researcher, and I have been very impressed by her knowledge and analysis in multiple briefings over the last year,” McCain said in a statement to the political news publication that broke the story in late September.
Besides the fact that a Syrian Islamist group is essentially steering U.S. policy, a number of domestic and international media outlets have confirmed that terrorists—mainly Al Qaeda—are running opposition forces in Syria. For instance the New York Times published a piece that reveals Islamist rebels—including the most extreme groups in the notorious Al Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda-aligned force—are running the show in Syria. “The Islamist character of the opposition reflects the main constituency of the rebellion,” the story says. “Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of.”
Incredibly, last month an international news agency reported that Congress secretly approved U.S. weapons flow to what officials describe as “moderate” Syrian rebel factions. The White House refused to comment on the back-door operation, but the story cites U.S. and European officials who say the weapons deliveries have been funded by the U.S. Congress, in votes behind closed doors, through the end of government fiscal year 2014.