Monday, May 27, 2013

SEN MCCAIN-SYRIA// DAILY BEAST FICTION

TO: MEDIA
FROM: INVESTIGATIONS
SUBJ: AUTHENTICITY OF SENATOR MCCAIN'S VISIT TO SYRIA


NOW REPORTED WIDESPREAD AS "SNEAKING" INTO "WAR-TORN" SYRIA, THE STORY COMES FROM A THIRD PARTY SOURCE KNOWN AS THE SYRIAN EMERGENCY TASK FORCE, WHERE TWO LEADERS OF THE GROUP APPARENTLY ACCOMPANIED THE SENATOR AND GENERAL IDRIS OF THE FSA INTO SYRIA, CROSSING THE BORDER AT BAB AL-SALAMEH.

THE DAILY BEAST WAS THEN NOTIFIED OF THIS VISIT AND THE ARTICLE CAN BE FOUND AT ITS WEBSITE:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/27/exclusive-john-mccain-slips-across-border-into-syria-meets-with-rebels.html

UNDER THE TITLE OF: 

"Exclusive: John McCain Slips Across Border Into Syria, Meets With Rebels"

AS REPORTED BY JOSH ROGIN. IN OTHER WORDS, NO REPORTER FROM THE DAILY BEAST WAS PRESENT AT THE BORDER CROSSING WHEN SENATOR MCCAIN ALLEGEDLY ENTERED THE COUNTRY.


THE PHOTOGRAPH IN THE TELEGRAPH UK (BELOW)

 
 
WAS TAKEN BY ELIZABETH O'BAGY WHO WORKS FOR THE SYRIIAN EMERGENCY TASK FORCE AND WAS PROBABLY TAKEN AT THE GAZIANTEP MEETING. THERE ARE NO PHOTOS TO CORROBORATE SENATOR MCCAIN ACTUALLY BEING ON THE GROUND IN SYRIA.

SEN MCCAIN CLANDESTINE SYRIA VISIT

TO: MEDIA
FROM: FSA
SUBJ: SENATOR IN SYRIA

HEADLINES READING "SENATOR MCCAIN SNEAKS INTO SYRIA" MAY LOOK GOOD IN THE MEDIA BUT MAY ALSO NOT BE ACCURATE. IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT FOR THE SENATOR TO CROSS INTO THE COUNTRY WITHOUT PRIOR KNOWLEDGE BY THE SYRIAN GOVT.

THE BORDER AREA IN QUESTION IS HEAVILY CONTESTED, SWARMING WITH REGULARS AND RFUGEES AND HIS PRESENCE WOULD BE OBVIOUS. THE LENGTH OF TIME THE SENATOR SPENT ACROSS THE BORDER WAS PROBABLY EXTREMELY BRIEF, JUST ENOUGH TO GET A FOOT ACROSS.

NOT LIKE HE VISITED THE FRONT LINES.

LET'S KEEP THIS PARTICULAR MEDIA EVENT IN FOCUS FOR THE SAKE OF CREDIBILITY..

THIS APPEARS MORE OF A MEDIA EVENT THAN AN ACTUAL ONE; THE SENATOR "SNEAKS" INTO THE COUNTRY WITH THE GENERAL, THE LEADER OF THE FSA...THERE IS SOMETHING THAT LACKS CREDIBILITY HERE.

SENATOR MCCAIN AT BAB AL-SALAMEH

TO: MEDIA
FROM: BLOG
SUBJ: REPUBLICAN SENATOR FROM UNITED STATES MEETS WITH FREE SYRIAN ARMY
 
 
 
 




The 76-year-old Republican senator has been a staunch critic of the White House's policy of non-intervention in Syria and his visit is likely to add to growing pressure for the US to step up support of the rebels.

The one-day visit, first reported by The Daily Beast, saw Mr McCain meeting with opposition leaders in Turkey before crossing briefly to the Syrian side of the border at Bab al-Salameh.

The meetings brought together 20 different commanders from rebel brigades across Syria under the auspices of the Free Syrian Army's Supreme Military Council.

General Salem Idris, the head of the council, told the Daily Beast that the rebels had lobbied for American strikes against both Syrian government troops and fighters from Hizbollah, the Lebanese militia that has come to the aid of Bashar al-Assad.


NOTE: THE  CHECKPOINT BAB AL-SALAMEH IS RELATED TO THE REFUGEE ZONE  ONCUPINAR AND LOCATED SOUTH OF IT, ALSO ABOVE THE SYRIAN TOWN OF A'ZAZ.


SENATOR MCCAIN MEETS FSA AT GAZIANTEP

TO: MEDIA
FROM: BLOG
SUBJ: REPUBLICAN SENATOR FROM ARIZONA VISITS TURKEY & SYRIA






DAILY BEAST RECORD:

Prior to his visit inside Syria, McCain and Idris had separate meetings with two groups of FSA commanders and their Civil Revolutionary Council counterparts in the Turkish city of Gaziantep. Rebel military and civilians leaders from all over Syria came to see McCain, including from Homs, Qusayr, Idlib, Damascus, and Aleppo. Idris led all the meetings.


The entire trip was coordinated with the help of the Syrian Emergency Task Force, an American nonprofit organization that works in support of the Syrian opposition. Two leaders of the group attended all of the McCain-Idris meetings and discussed them with The Daily Beast.

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SEN. MCCAIN BOOTS ON GROUND IN SYRIA

TO: BLOG
FROM: NEWS DIV
SUBJ: ARIZONA REPUBLICAN COMMANDO MISSION TO MEET REBELS


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