Syria war threatens, Senator McCain plays poker


Senator John McCain plays poker on his IPhone during a U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing where Secretary of State JohnKerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey testify concerning the use of force in Syria, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, Tuesday, September 3, 2013. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

The Washington Post in the USA writes about this photo, made while the United States Senate discussed whether or not there would be a United States war on Syria, which might well escalate into a catastrophic wider war:

McCain playing poker on his iPhone

As the hearing continues, our ace photographer Melina Mara reports she spotted Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) “passing the time by playing poker on his iPhone during the hearing.”

Republican Senator John McCain is not interested in hearing arguments for, and especially not against, war on Syria. He has already said that even the administration’s war plans are not war-like enough, as he wants an official still bloodier war for regime change. Comedian Will Rogers famously said that he never met anyone he did not like. John McCain never met a war he did not like. Including the bloody war for regime change in Libya; when McCain flip-flopped from Gaddafi buddy to buddy of Gaddafi’s al-Qaedaish enemies.

The resolution passed by the Senate committee explodes the White House’s lying pretense that it is preparing only a “limited” and “narrowly targeted” intervention: here.

John McCain, from war hawk to peacenik?


United States ex-Republican party presidential candidate John McCain has done quite some political flip-flops in his life.

Like his flip-flop from crony of Gadaffi to 2011 Libyan war hawk and crony of the anti-Gadaffi Benghazi kind of people who recently murdered the United States ambassador to Libya.

However, the latest news seems to be about a McCain flip-flop which, if true, would be a lot more welcome than the other ones.

From Peace Action West in the USA:

John McCain joins the antiwar camp?

by Rebecca Griffin

September 19th, 2012

It was surprising enough to hear this week that Republican C.W. Bill Young of Florida made a u-turn and called for an immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan. But Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Republican foreign policy leader, former presidential candidate, and hawk extraordinaire takes the cake.

“I think all options ought to be considered, including whether we have to just withdraw early, rather than have a continued bloodletting that won’t succeed,” McCain said.

I’ll leave the commentary to Joey:

This video from the USA is called JOEY SAYS “WHOA!” (complete version).

McCain flip-flops from Gadaffi crony to Libya warmonger


This video from the USA says about itself:

26 April 2011

Sen. John McCain yesterday became the highest profile U.S. official to visit Libya since international military intervention began, and gave a hearty endorsement to the rebels fighting the Gadhafi government … “They are my heroes,” he said … he called his visit “one of the most exciting and inspiring days of my life”.

….McCain‘s last visit to Libya was very different, and it’s amazing that U.S. media outlets reporting on his remarks yesterday are pretending this other visit never occurred. It was just 18 months ago that McCain traveled to Libya and cozied up to Gadhafi, visiting with him at the dictator’s home in Tripoli, shaking his hand, and even bowing a little to Gadhafi:

The point of the meeting was for McCain to discuss delivery of American military equipment to the Libyan regime. I guess the rebels didn’t hear about this? And that American media outlets simply forgot it happened?

Politics Daily (August 2009): Sen. John McCain, visiting Libya this past week, praised Muammar Gaddafi for his peacemaking efforts in Africa. In addition, McCain called for the U.S. Congress to expand ties with Gaddafi’s government, according to Libya’s state news agency. McCain had a face-to-face meeting with Gaddafi, which he detailed on his Twitter page with the following message:

“Late evening with Col. Qadhafi at his “ranch” in Libya — interesting meeting with an interesting man.”

Source: here.

McCain Now Praises Egyptian Revolt After Calling Popular Uprisings in Arab World a Dangerous “Virus”: here.

McCain falsely accuses illegal immigrants of starting Arizona fire: here.