US senators McCain, Lieberman urge arming Syrian opposition


 

US senators John McCain (L) and Joe Lieberman

Presstv.com

“It is time to act. It is time to give the Syrian opposition the weapons in order to defend themselves,” McCain said, while Lieberman stated that the situation in Syria “will not get better until the rest of the world at least gives the arms” to the Syrian rebels.

The two US senators made the remarks in a press conference in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. McCain and Lieberman arrived in Malaysia for a brief visit and met with the Malaysian premier on May 30.

The pair also blamed the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the deadly clashes between Syrian forces and armed groups in the western town of Houla on May 25.

Head of the UN observer mission in Syria Major General Robert Mood said in a briefing via video from Damascus to an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on May 27 that the UN observers in Houla estimated 108 people were killed, including 49 children and 34 women.

The UN Security Council condemned the violence in Houla during an emergency meeting on May 27, saying the clashes “involved a series of government artillery and tank shelling on a residential neighborhood.”

However, Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar Ja’afari censured the “tsunami of lies” by some members of the Security Council and said the Syrian forces were not to blame for the violence.

Also on May 27, Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jihad Makdissi said in a press conference in Damascus that the government holds “armed groups” responsible for the violence in Houla.

“We completely deny responsibility for this terrorist massacre against our people.”

Meanwhile, a number of Western countries announced on May 29 that they were expelling senior Syrian diplomats in an apparently coordinated move to protest the Houla killings.

However, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that the move was “counter-productive.”

The statement added that Moscow is “categorically against any outside interference in the Syrian conflict” because it would “only exacerbate the situation for both Syria and the region as a whole.”

Reports say Turkey has also decided to order out all Syrian diplomatic staff from Ankara.

The comments by McCain and Lieberman come on the same day when the so-called Free Syrian Army said the Damascus government had a “deadline by Friday midday (0900 GMT)” to end the turmoil.

Damascus has time and again blamed foreign-sponsored “saboteurs and terrorists” for the unrest that began in March 2011.

  1. #1 by Houlio on May 31, 2012 - 6:52 pm

  2. #2 by amerikagulag on May 31, 2012 - 7:47 pm

    Beautiful Houlio!

    McCain is a Kosher Hand Puppet. LIE-berman is a DUAL-NATIONAL Israeli. Both should be hung for treason.

  3. #3 by Gary on May 31, 2012 - 8:09 pm

    Perhaps the two most hated men(traitors) in America.

  4. #4 by SazzyLilSmartAzz on May 31, 2012 - 9:39 pm

    “It is time to act. It is time to give the Syrian opposition the weapons in order to defend themselves,” McCain said, while Lieberman stated that the situation in Syria “will not get better until the rest of the world at least gives the arms” to the Syrian rebels.”

    Well, now we can be certain who is truly behind those murders in Syria. Filthy bastards. I would love to watch them water boarded!

  5. #5 by joe on June 1, 2012 - 5:24 am

    See, This is ExactlY why you have Only Russia who “so-calls” speaks out on such issues…— Well, first off- the U.N. hasn’t the BALLS…., the U.S. CONGRESS the GUTS… –The U.S. President the CITIZENSHIP ….-, and our MILITARY… -The AIM- .to take over these rabid animals (Israeli Rabid Zionists) and “Congressmen” – such as the TRAITOROUS MCCAIN and LIE-BERMAN– which represent my Constitutional Republic…. These Congressmen are TRAITORS – and should be dealt so ACCORDINDLING- afford our CONSTITUTION…..

    America used to CLEAN their houses of TRAITORS Accordingly… –Only until ZIONISTS Infiltrated our Monetary systems. Government, and OUR Leader has AMERICA become so CORRUPT and DEBT RIDDEN!!….Time TO EXILE THE ZIONISTS!!

    Time to Redeem AMERICA to it’s GLORY!!

  6. #6 by michael mazur on June 1, 2012 - 9:35 am

    The McCain Lieberman duo is having a malicious irrepressible private joke laugh at us all, thinking that all of us are going to, once again, fall for the obligatory false flag massacre preceding the full on invasion they have never stopped lobbying for.

    No, i’m not falling for any of it, not even the desperate fig leaf thrown in that 20 of the Houla massacre victims were killed by Syrian artillery or tank fire, when it became obvious that all 108 were murdered one by one, close quarters, and the Syrian Ambassador to the UN was correct in his exasperated description of the comments of some members of the Security Council as a “Tsunami of Lies”.

    Since sticking any of it to the Syrian govt was not working, and mutinous rumbles might have come from the `Syria Free Army` had the western media stuck to them any of the shooting in the head the women and little kids, then, quick, Plan C, think up a previously unheard of militia on the Syrian govt’s side !

    That this fictional militia two days later shot in the head 38 hands bound men, shows the invention of the fictional militia as a desperate decoy, since the earlier 108 people massacre to be stuck to the Assad govt was too rapidly coming unstuck.

    Seeing through the western media’s deliberate obfuscation of this whole double massacre, and, as if choreographed, also seeing the uniformly condemnatory western politicians’ braying accusations of the Syrian govt, allows me to come to the following conclusion; neither the Assad govt nor the `Free Syria Army` had anything to do with it, nor did the afterthought of a militia allied to the Syrian govt, as it doesn’t exist. Clearly, it would be some militia if it does – as in `with friends like these . . `.

    There is only one perp in the whole of the ME that gets off on exploding kids’ heads with bullets, and that’s the IDF – and former IDF, who loved exploding Palestinian kids’ heads with the 5.56mm, and it is loosely attached to the `Free Syria Army` to do these terror jobs for the western media’s cameras, but have the `Free Syria Army` close by as patsy by virtue of proximity.

    This time, the `Free Syria Army` wasn’t going to wear any of it, so a fictional militia group supposedly allied with the Syrian govt had to be thought up fast, and also blamed for the subsequent massacre of the 38 men two days later.

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