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Al-Qaeda in Rebel Syria

Posted by seumasach on March 8, 2012

John Rosenthal

National Review

8th March, 2012

 

On Monday, in calling for airstrikes on Syria, Senator John McCain reprised much the same role he played one year ago at the outset of the Libyan war. Last April, during a highly publicized visit to the cradle of the Libyan rebellion in Benghazi, Senator McCain called for increased American military support for the Libyan rebels. The senator famously described the rebels as his “heroes.”

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