McCain praises men who killed US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.
by Tony Cartalucci
Bangkok, Thailand April 23, 2011 American foreign policy became surreal as long time “War on Terror” peddler John McCain surveyed the rebel stronghold of Benghazi calling for them to be recognized as the official government of Libya. Surreal because he is now walking amongst many of the very “extremists” he has long called on America to rise up and fight against since the attacks of 9/11. A call that has left thousands of troops dead who heeded it, tens of thousands more broken and battered.
legal support for the very men who had killed US troops in Iraq
and Afghanistan. By denying “Al-Qaeda” a base in Iraq, but handing
them the entire nation of Libya, he has brought American foreign policy
to a new level of surrealism.
Despite being downplayed by the media, eastern Libya served as the epicenter for recruiting militants who trained in Afghanistan and fought US troops throughout the region. In particular, the two rebel cities of Benghazi and Darnah contributed more fighters per capita to fight in Iraq than any other country in the region, including Saudi Arabia. This is not according to skeptics or war critics, but rather according to a West Point study titled, “Al-Qa’dia’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq.” Al-Qaeda’s reputation as a ruthless international mercenary force is upheld by their abhorrent conduct in the current Libyan conflict.
Darnah and Benghazi lead the way in supply militants to the
battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, (click image to enlarge.)
McCain, before the 2008 elections had said in regards to Obama’s now obvious lies about withdrawing troops from Iraq, and sending them back if Al-Qaeda were to begin operating there, “I have some news. Al Qaeda is in Iraq! It’s called Al Qaeda in Iraq. If we left, they wouldn’t be establishing a base. They wouldn’t be establishing a base, they’d be taking a country. And I am not going to let that happen, my friends.”
Ironically, after speaking so vocally against them taking Iraq, he is handing them Libya, complete with US air support, the recognition of their enigmatic provisional government, and even calls of bringing in A-10 ground attack planes and C-130 gunships to strafe Qaddafi’s forces in direct violation of UNSC r.1973. McCain farcically heaped praise upon the Libyan rebels by stating, “What I have witnessed today in Benghazi is a powerful and hopeful example of what a free Libya could be – a place where the dignity and the desires of all people for freedom and opportunity are respected,” and assured us that despite evidence from the US military itself, he has “met with these brave fighters, and they are not Al-Qaeda. To the contrary: They are Libyan patriots who want to liberate their nation.”
As chairman of the International Republican Institute, an organization dedicated to fomenting extraterritorial seditious unrest and revolution throughout the world, McCain has become a central figure in the current campaign against the Arab world. Unlike many of the other podium-bound puppets that constitute Western politics, McCain is fully aware and very public about the final destination of the unrest and now open war, he is ceaselessly promoting.
John McCain openly said of the unrest his IRI had helped fund in Egypt, “I would be a little less cocky in the Kremlin with my KGB cronies today if I were Vladimir Putin. I would be a little less secure in the seaside resort [of] President Hu and a few men who govern and decide the fate of 1.3 billion people.”
McCain’s careless comments, begotten of either senility or the utter contempt he holds the general public in, let slip the true nature of the global gambit playing out via US-fueled color revolutions and that indeed, their final destination is in the capital cities of Moscow and Beijing. Coupled with his new-found admiration of men he had dedicated his rhetorical life to demonizing, we see this is about extracting concessions from, and forcing the integration of, sovereign nations into the corporate-financier unipolar world empire. McCain proves that this agenda will be fulfilled at any cost, including breathtaking Orwellian flip-flopping and the betrayal of men who died believing McCain’s lies, a man they thought was in their corner.
McCain is living evidence that “war is a racket,” and that we have sorely misplaced our trust and our responsibilities into the depraved hands of these big-money special interests. It is essential that we wrestle them back, because while we are told the “War on Terror” is a matter of national security, the battle against global oligarchy is a matter of our future and our very survival.