John Mc Cain admits the real reason for US supporting regime change in Syria

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/john-mccain-u-s-must-arm-syria-rebels-to-deter-iran-from-nuclear-ambitions-1.533132

.S. Senator John McCain said in an interview published Monday that arming Syrian rebels is an important step in deterring Iran from its nuclear ambitions.

Speaking to Army Radio on a visit to Israel, the Republican senator deflected concerns that weapons provided to rebels could fall into the hands of terrorists, who might use them against the United States and Israel.

“There’s [sic] no good options,” said McCain, “Would you rather have these weapons – perhaps some of them – in the hands of the wrong people, or would you rather have [Syrian President] Bashar Assad prevail and then encourage Iran to further their ambitions on nuclear weapons?”

Joining McCain in the interview was fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who criticized the Obama administration’s hesitation in acting on threats to Assad over his use of chemical weapons.

“When you say to a leader of another country, ‘You can’t cross this line,’ and that person does and nothing happens, it’s not good. The Iranians need to believe that America’s serious about stopping their nuclear program. I think our policies in Syria are sending a mixed message,” Graham told Army Radio.

With Russia and Iran arming Assad’s forces, and Lebanon’s Hezbollah fighters joining the war on his behalf, Western powers have agreed to step up aid to the mainly Sunni rebels.

U.S. President Barack Obama, citing the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons, announced June 13 his decision to provide military aid to rebels fighting to overthrow Assad.

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