As Syria cease-fire falters, US senators renew demand to arm rebels‎

Posted by Kendall Harmon

John McCain and Joseph Lieberman have already called for arming Syria’s rebels, in statements last month from the US Senate where they serve. But they repeated their demand in more dramatic fashion Tuesday – from a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey and with violence unabated, as the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad disregarded the UN plan that was to have silenced the Syrian Army’s guns Tuesday morning.

The two senators joined a growing international chorus of voices finding that the unimplemented plan, brokered by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, is simply allowing the Assad regime to continue its oppression.

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Posted April 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Ad Orientem wrote:

I am embarrassed to admit that I voted for McCain in 2008.  But then again I voted for W back in 2000.  I should just give up.

April 10, 8:50 pm | [comment link]
2. Capt. Father Warren wrote:

And you would feel better if you would have voted for Al Gore or John Kerry or Barack Obama?

The world does not always present us with the options “good” and “bad”. 

This fall, you will likely have the choice of Obama or Romney.  Will that be a difficult choice?

April 11, 8:29 am | [comment link]
3. Ad Orientem wrote:

This fall will not be difficult.  Given the choice between two big government crony capitalist war mongers who think the state should tell people how to live their lives, I will for neither.  I will write in Ron Paul’s name or vote libertarian.  Or I will just stay home.

I’m done voting for big government statists.

April 11, 11:32 am | [comment link]
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