The 14 Words

Monday, 16 September 2013

Warmongers McCain and Graham say US-Russia agreement on Syria ‘meaningless,’ rebels need more weapons


Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham slammed the U.S.-Russia agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons on Saturday, calling it “meaningless” while also saying that the U.S. should be sending more weapons to Syrian rebels.

This comes soon after it was yet again reported that the U.S. is sending weapons, vehicles and other critical equipment to opposition fighters in Syria.

While McCain and Graham think the agreement gives Syrian President Bashar al-Assad too much leeway, President Barack Obama himself said that the military option will be taken if diplomatic efforts fail.

In their joint statement issued Saturday, McCain and Graham draw some quite interesting conclusions from the U.S.-Russian agreement, including the claim that it sends the wrong signal to Iran.
“What concerns us most is that our friends and enemies will take the same lessons from this agreement: They see it as an act of provocative weakness on America’s part,” they said,
according to the Associated Press. “We cannot imagine a worse signal to send to Iran as it continues its push for a nuclear weapon.”
In reality, even former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta admitted Iran was not developing a nuclear weapon in January 2012. Similarly, U.S. intelligence agencies said in 2012 that there was no evidence to support the claims about an Iranian nuclear weapons program. Even the Israeli military chief confirmed that Iran had not decided to build a nuclear weapon in 2012.

McCain and Graham also reiterated their contention that the U.S. should give arms to opposition forces.


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