Posts Tagged ‘US Senator McCain’


May 28, 2013

Fox News on May 27, 2013 reported that Senator McCain has quietly slipped into Syria for a meeting with Syrian rebels. Excerpts below:

The GOP lawmaker is one of Congress’ strongest advocates for increasing America’s role in Syria and became the highest ranking U.S. official to visit the country since civil war broke out there more than two years ago.

McCain crossed the Turkey-Syria border with Gen. Salem Idris, the leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army, The Daily Beast first reported. McCain met with rebel leaders who called on the U.S. to up its support by providing weapons, a no-fly zone and air strikes on President Bashar al-Assad backers.