Politicians like Senator John McCain (R-AZ) respond to ‘I told you so’ claims by those who see ISIS rising in Syria by saying that if the U.S. had acted sooner, the ‘moderate’ rebels would be in control right now. What people like McCain will NOT acknowledge is that the very same argument was made relative to Libya. In fact, McCain’s ‘heroes’ won when Muammar Gadhafi was overthrown.
Fast forward to today. The ‘moderate’ rebels in Libya haven’t fared so well. Last month, as Shoebat.com reported, the U.S. closed its embassy in Tripoli. We were assured this was temporary. Now, we’re learning the real reason it was closed; the Islamists have now taken over that Capital city.
Libya’s Islamist militias said Sunday they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli and its international airport, driving out rival militias to the outskirts of the capital after a weeks-long battle for control of the strategic hub.
The umbrella group for Islamist militias, calling itself Dawn of Libya, said it has also taken hold of other locations in the capital that were controlled by rival militias. The move draws to a close one chapter in a prolonged confrontation between the Islamist-allied militia, largely from the city of Misrata, and the powerful militia from the western mountains of Zintan.
The fight has largely destroyed the airport and scarred the capital, prompting diplomats, foreign nationals and thousands of Libyans to flee.
McCain’s words since the ‘Arab Spring’ never seem to grow old in part, because they are increasingly being revealed as ridiculous at best, treasonous at worst. There is no excuse for McCain not knowing what so many Americans knew without access to the intelligence McCain has.
Here is McCain in April of 2011:
History has proven McCain was COMPLETELY wrong in this clip. It’s from an interview he had with Sean Hannity on September 13, 2012, just two days after the Benghazi attacks. At that time, Mohammed Mursi had already been elected president of Egypt. When Hannity raised the specter of Sharia law taking hold in Egypt under Mursi, McCain dismissed it. Just three months later, Mursi signed Sharia law into the Egyptian constitution. The following July 3rd, Mursi was removed and McCain had a problem with it.
However, note how McCain thumps his chest over the successful transition in Libya from Gadhafi to “moderates”. With news that Islamists have taken control of Tripoli, McCain was wrong again. Hannity should play this clip to open each hour of his show until McCain admits he was wrong:
Then, of course, we have this beauty. One year ago, McCain was adamant that his failed template for success in Libya be applied to Syria, that Bashar al-Assad needed to be removed from power. Today, wrong again Senator. Al-Assad is fighting ISIS, which most assuredly would have filled the vacuum, just like Islamists did in Libya.
What a whacko bird:
Lo and behold, Egypt is the one country that is fighting the Islamists and it’s McCain who wanted Muslim Brotherhood leaders released from jail after Mursi was overthrown last year.