McCain: Assad & Russia Must Pay A Price For Chemical Attack

Following the reported chemical attack in Syria on Tuesday, Senator John McCain said the Trump administration’s decision to no longer prioritize ending the Syrian civil war is “another disgraceful chapter in American history.”

He called for Trump to send a strong signal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that the (alleged) attack will not be tolerated.

McCain wants Trump to say “we’re going to arm the Free Syrian Army, we’re going to dedicate ourselves to the removal of Bashar al-Assad, we’re going to have the Russians pay a price for their engagement.”

Referring to the 2013 chemical attack in Syria, McCain told CNN: “We’ve seen this movie before. The Ghouta attack prompted then President Obama to ask Congress to authorize military action against Syria.

Does this entire incident seem like a dream come true for McCain?

CNN reports:

McCain — a vocal critic of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy — said the commander in chief needs to speak out against Assad and promise that his allies will pay a price for their actions against the Syrian people.

“I want to hear him say we’re going to arm the free Syrian army,” he said. “We’re going to dedicate ourselves to the removal of Bashar al-Assad. We’re going to have the Russians pay a price for their engagement. All players here are going to have to pay a penalty and the United States of America is going to be on the side of people who fight for freedom.”

But McCain said he sees no clear foreign policy doctrine coming from the current administration.
“I don’t see any doctrine right now. I do have great confidence in the security team around the President,” he said. “I hope they will develop a strategy, stand up and give the President the advice and counsel I believe he needs and could get from that team.”
McCain didn’t limit his criticism to Trump but compared the President’s lack of action to that of the Obama administration, saying neither president took the situation seriously enough.
“We’ve seen this movie before, when Barack Obama said they would have a red line and they crossed it and he did nothing,” McCain added.

McCain wasn’t the only Republican encouraging the US to respond more forcefully. Sen. John Kennedy said the US can’t just sit back and not respond to Assad.
“It is probably the case that Assad is testing President Trump and he’s testing our new Secretary of State Tillerson,” the Louisiana Republican told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “We’ll have an appropriate response now. Of course, what’s appropriate will be much debated, but we can’t just do nothing.”
“We can’t let them cross this line without having consequences,” he added.

  • rcwarbirdbuilder

    Do you pay to ass fck little boys?.

  • John C Carleton

    How about this? International War Crime Trials are set for ole, ‘Kill some American Sailors, and try to sink and aircraft carrier in the process, because I was the spoiled brat of a Zionist thirty Shekel USA Navy Admiral.

    Or USA trials secluded for him collaborating willingly with the North Viet Nam Government, while Americans were dying in the Zionist Usury Bakers War.

    Or entering Syria illegally, giving aid and comfort to, and having his picture taken with, the “liver eater” “moderate” “rebel” who was murdering Syrian Government troops and “eating Their Livers”. Wonder if Ole Insane McShame and these perverts shared some young sex slave children?

    OR pimping his butt, front and center for that little crime cabal occupying Palestine, and Holocusting the Palestinians.

    In fact! Why has not the Trump administration arrested him on multiple charges already?

    • rcwarbirdbuilder

      Fck’n Trump works for the same criminal bankers.

  • rcwarbirdbuilder

    I have watched all of these clowns on the media all my life and not one that I can see has done anything beneficial for any one other than to line their own pockets.

  • Jay Hicks

    Yes, this all seems very convenient for McCain and his agenda for regime change war in Syria. Makes me wonder if he had a role in arranging this false flag attack on innocent people.

  • Kieron

    You know, people like McCain are just evil. I believe that people who push there people to go to war when their country isn’t threatened or under attack should pay with their lives if they fail to ‘bring peace’ to their chosen target. Bush, Chaney Blair all should have been hung for what they did in Iraq. I wonder if Johnnie boy the war hero would be as keen then? Cowards rarely are !

  • John Mustart

    Not again America. It is so obvious that you did the chemical attack. The same people who kill their own citizens as in 911 do this kind of thing. You have lost your way Mr Trump.

  • Djago

    Tell Mossad to pay

  • Black Swan

    ” Every ambitious, would-be empire degenerate spokesman clarions it abroad that she is conquering the world to bring it peace, security and freedom, and it is sacrificing her sons only for the most noble and humanitarian purposes. That is a lie, and it is an ancient lie, yet generations still rise and believe it.” Taylor Cardwell