Senator McCain in urgent need of psychiatric care: Analyst
KONFRONTASI - US Republican Senator John McCain’s delusional Syria rhetoric indicates he is in a desperate need for psychiatric treatment, a political commentator says.
International lawyer Barry Grossman, who is based on the Indonesian island of Bali, made the remarks on Sunday during an interview with Press TV while commenting on McCain’s suggestion that the US should strike both Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and ISIL simultaneously to win the fight against the terrorist group.
“It is astounding that nobody has reigned in and muzzled the senator named after a frozen potato chip. This MWMD (Malfunctioning Weapon of Mass Delusion) has discredited himself so many times, that his scripted rhetoric can only be taken as further evidence that the Republican Party and the American public are completely out of touch with reality,” Grossman said.
In an interview with CNN on Sunday, McCain said that ISIL terrorists are “winning and we're not.” “There has to be a fundamental re-evaluation of what we're doing because we are not -- we are not ‘degrading and ultimately destroying ISIS’.”
Grossman said that “McCain is clearly well into the degenerative stage of advanced posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and should be in a hospital where he can receive palliative care rather than being put to work as a two-bit player in a burlesque like psyop which, using Weapons of Mass Deception, aims to manufacture consent for yet another regional war in the Middle East.”
Last month, Washington announced that some 30 countries agreed to join the US-led coalition against ISIL terrorists, who were initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the Syrian government.
Since September 23, the US and some of its Arab allies have been conducting airstrikes against ISIL inside Syria without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate. The air campaign has largely failed to halt ISIL advances.
“Without getting into the hubris and lunacy implicit in the yet to be criticized presumption that the US-led ‘Coalition of the Absurd’ has some legitimate right to intervene militarily in the regional mess which they played no small part in creating, the simple fact is that ISIL and President Bashar al-Assad’s elected government are mortal enemies,” Grossman stated.
He added that “the notion that ISIL can be contained and defeated by overthrowing President Assad or by destroying Syrian infrastructure needed by the Assad government to fight the insurgency, is patently ridiculous.”
“Bearing in mind the accepted military wisdom that came from America’s fiasco in Vietnam, the tactics which Senator McCain, Turkey and others are duplicitously selling to the public cannot have any effect in the fight against ISIL and the wider insurgency they have encouraged and at times directly supported. Indeed, weakening the elected Syrian government and destroying its transport, communications and military infrastructure can only strengthen the ISIL/al-Nusra dominated insurgency,” the lawyer noted.
“That the rogue US elements represented by McCain are now prepared to sacrifice Kurdish lives so that scenes of the now almost inevitable massacres can be run on US Prime Time TV in order to stampede President Obama into a full Libya style assault, not on ISIL, but rather on Syria, only stands out as still more clear proof that those beating the war drums in Washington and Tel Aviv are advancing a dark agenda which is concerned about anything but ISIL,” he concluded.[presstv]