Is it me or has John McCain become a human ventriloquist dummy for the Muslim Brotherhood? Last year, he called the Libyan rebels his “heroes.” Earlier this year, he defended the Muslim Brotherhood’s rise to power in Egypt. Now, he seems bound and determined to remove Bashar al-Assad from power and he says merely arming Hamas and al-Qaeda to do it is not enough. He wants to use air strikes against the Assad regime.
Note at the end of this clip, McCain says there is “no ideal solution” to the situation in Syria. He then says no concern should prevent the United States “from acting.” If there is no ideal solution that involves acting, why isn’t inaction a good choice? Inaction would let the Muslim Brotherhood fight its own battles. It would also avoid provoking Iran, Russa, and China for the purpose of what? Defending the Muslim Brotherhood?
Has the United States learned nothing from arming the Mujahideen against the Soviet Union? There really is little difference when we look at Syria today. Russia supports Assad; McCain is advocating that the United States support the the same Mujahideen with a different name (al-Qaeda and Hamas). What McCain is calling for here is exactly what the Muslim Brotherhood wants.
Time for a shameless and obscure metaphor. See if you can determine which one of these individuals represents John McCain and which one represents the Muslim Brotherhood.
h/t Hot Air