The feud pertains to McCain’s visit to Syria and support for the “moderate” Syrian rebels. Was he or was he not photographed with jihadists? Rand Paul believes he was. So do conservative reporters Matthew Boyle and Charles C. Johnson and the Lebanese Daily Star. Certain MSM “fact-checkers like the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler say it’s bunk. As does John McCain obviously.
McCain Dismisses Rand Paul on Hannity: ‘Has He Ever Been to Syria?
Sen. Rand Paul Appears on Fox’s Hannity – September 17, 2014:
Bill O’Reilly John McCain on Rand Paul Feud & Arming Syrian Rebels:
Bill O’Reilly talked with John McCain on feud with Rand Paul. john mccain bill o’reilly also discussed isis, arming syrian rebels and the situation in ukraine.
The Conversation: Rand Paul: Obama Starting An Unconstitutional War ‘Not An Unusual Thing For Him’:
Matthew Boyle Breitbart News: Alleged ISIS Photograph Controversy Engulf John McCain:
The criticism of McCain centers around how the Arizona senator met with Syrian rebel leaders in May 2013 when he visited the country. McCain posed for photographs with those people, and since then rumors have sprouted up across the Internet that he met with ISIS or some other terrorist kidnappers or nefarious forces.
“The people in the pictures with Senator McCain in Syria included General Salim Idris, then-Chief of Staff of the Supreme Military Command of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Mouaz Moustafa, the Executive Director of the DC-based Syrian Emergency Task Force (which supports the moderate opposition and helped arrange some of the trip), and fighters and commanders from the Northern Storm Brigade, a FSA-aligned group,” McCain’s spokesman Brian Rogers told Breitbart News.
Rogers said that the senator and his team aren’t naming the “fighters and commanders from the Northern Storm Brigade, a FSA-aligned group,” because “ISIS actually threatened to kill them all, and we don’t want to put their lives at risk.” Rogers provided Breitbart News with a link to the ISIS threat to those fighters.
Charles C. Johnson, the Daily Caller: McCain wanted to have sleepover with Syrian kidnappers
O’Bagy wasn’t troubled by McCain’s desire to spend the night with a group formerly run by kidnappers. In the Beirut Daily Star, a former hostage held by the anti-regime Northern Storm Brigade identified one of the men in a photo with McCain as Mohammad Nour, the chief spokesman and photographer for the Northern Storm kidnappers. The former hostage told the paper he had seen Nour several times and been photographed by him during his captivity.
Charles C. Johnson, Got News: Exclusive: Overwhelming Evidence That John McCain Met With ISIS-Allied Rebels:
John McCain met with Syrian kidnappers and terrorists in May 2013.
In August 2013, the Northern Storm Brigade took Mannagh a.k.a. Mengh airport working with ISIS.
There are no credible reports that ISIS attacked Northern Storm Brigade as a result of that meeting.
In fact, jihadists actually claimed ISIS and Northern Storm Front were working together.
He’s launched airstrikes and is threatening ground troops but IT’S NOT WAR. He took a victory lap for Osama bin Laden but opposed the means that got his location. He’s broken every Progressive policy and gospel on the books, and he’s doing the same things for the same reasons his predecessor did, only he’s doing them late, doing them badly and blaming everyone else. In his latest Firewall Bill Whittle shows why Barack Obama is nothing more than Bush Lite.
NRO: Krauthammer’s Take: Obama’s Decision to Personally Approve Air Strikes Is ‘Scary Stuff’:
Megyn Kelly to Bill Ayers: Yes, My Eyes Are ‘Cold’ When I’m Staring at a ‘Serial Bomber’
PJ Media, Trifecta: Great Unraveling: Can the Threads of the American Tapestry Be Rewoven?
Truth Revolt: Andrew Klavan: Is ISIS Islamic?
Digitas Daily: Roger Goodell Press Conference Interrupted By Man Screaming About Elevator
During Ray Rice presser, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is interrupted by a man screaming “Don’t make me go in the elevator!”
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MO Torch: Ed Martin Says Turk Can Beat Cleaver Because 2014 is “Like 2010, But Better”
Ed Martin lays out why he supports Jacob Turk in Missouri’s 5th Congressional District.