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McCain’s Moderates Join Al-Qaeda
Posted By admin On September 27, 2013 @ 4:43 am In Featured Stories,World News | Comments Disabled
Lew Rockwell Blog 
September 27, 2013
Senator John McCain was just sure he could pick moderates in Syria worth supporting. To prove his point he made a trip to Syria this spring to demonstrate how much the insurgents were just like us, struggling for democracy and equal rights for all.
But his trip was organized by the Syria Emergency Task Force’s Mouaz Moustafa , who not long ago headed up  the Libyan Council of North America. Both organizations are partly funded by the US State Department through a mirrored wilderness of NGO cutouts. But both have close ties to extremists fighting in each country. (In Libya, for example, Mustafa was with the people who killed US ambassador Stevens.) In McCain’s case, the “moderates” he met and was so attracted to in Syria tunred out to be kidnappers and thugs .
Moustafa’s key staffer until recently was war lobbyist Elizabeth O’Bagy, whose day job was with the US military contractor funded  neoconservative “think tank,” the Institute for the Study of War. Shockingly enough, this “think tank” never saw a potential war it did not want to turn into a real one. O’Bagy was the bagman for the State Department, delivering goodies to the Syrian rebels while delivering fantasies of Syrian moderates needing support to Capitol Hill and environs.
She had many customers, including McCain  and Secretary of State John Kerry, who were eager to cite her “studies” revealing that the rebels in Syria were by and large all moderates, with a few extremists who could simply be marginalized and ignored.
But O’Bagy wrote as an independent think-tanker while being paid as a regime-change lobbyist in semi-secret. Very naughty.
Now this week the final strategic pillar of McCain and the neocons has come crashing to the ground. Critical elements of the ever-shrinking “moderate” Free Syrian Army have this weekpledged their loyalty  to the local al-Qaeda franchise in Syria, which happens to be on the US terror list.
How can President Obama, McCain, Lindsay Graham, Samantha Power, John Kerry, and the rest of the neoconservatives and humanitarian interventionists continue to justify sending weapons of war to such people? How is it possible that a “global war on terror” has morphed into a “global effort to arm terrorists”? Does it not seem rather insane?
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URLs in this post:
 Lew Rockwell Blog: http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/mccains-moderates-join-al-qaeda/
 Mouaz Moustafa: http://syriantaskforce.org/index.php/about-us/washington-dc-staff
 headed up: http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/meet-the-syrian-islamist-organization-controlling-senator-mccains-agenda/
 kidnappers and thugs: http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/09/mccain-wanted-to-have-sleepover-with-syrian-kidnappers/
 US military contractor funded: http://www.understandingwar.org/our-supporters
 McCain: http://youtu.be/_7JqP8MMLYM
 pledged their loyalty: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/359197/free-syrian-army-brigades-join-al-qaeda-affiliate-andrew-c-mccarthy
 McCain wanted to have sleepover with Syrian kidnappers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mccain-wanted-to-have-sleepover-with-syrian-kidnappers.html
 Woman informing Kerry, McCain’s opinions on Syria also an advocate for Syrian rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/woman-informing-kerry-mccains-opinions-on-syria-also-an-advocate-for-syrian-rebels.html
 Curveball: Woman Behind Case For Syria Strike Fired For Lying: http://www.prisonplanet.com/curveball-woman-behind-case-for-syria-strike-fired-for-lying.html
 Expert who traveled with Syrian rebels: So-called ‘moderates’ are Muslim Brotherhood-style Islamists: http://www.prisonplanet.com/expert-who-traveled-with-syrian-rebels-so-called-moderates-are-muslim-brotherhood-style-islamists.html
 The Delusions of John McCain: Al-Qaeda Does Not Dominate CIA Proxy War in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-delusions-of-john-mccain-al-qaeda-does-not-dominate-cia-proxy-war-in-syria.html
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