By Walid Shoebat
Amid a threat from fragmented Free Syrian Army rebels that they will lay down their arms in a week if they do not receive aid in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), prompted U.S. Senator John McCain to meet with members of the Syrian opposition in Gaziantep Turkey on July 1.
Following his meeting with representatives from the Syrian National Council (SNC), the rebel interim government, civil society activists, and commanders from the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the senator called for a strategy to provide greater support to Syrian opposition as parts of efforts to defeat ISIL.
Is McCain serious or is he plain stupid?
McCain said he had been given firsthand accounts of the “deteriorating security and humanitarian situation on the ground inside Syria, and how the recent offensive by ISIL in Iraq is shifting dynamics on the battlefield in favor of extremists in both countries.”
He added that the Syrian opposition was fighting a two-front war against the Bashar al-Assad regime on the one side and al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist organizations like ISIL on the other.
As we didn’t know? McCain wants the FSA to defeat both the Syrian regime and the ISIL?
“We need a strategy that can force al-Assad to leave power and defeat ISIL in both Syria and Iraq, and that strategy should start with greater support to these Syrian opposition forces, especially vital military training and assistance, such as anti-armor and anti-air capabilities and support for creating a safe zone in Syria,” the senator said.
McCain reminds me of the son of Edward the Longshanks in Braveheart, except that Braveheart is Al-Baghdadi who already sacked Iraq while McCain, the stupid son, still doesn’t seem to get it.