- 22 июля 2012, 17:42
- POLITICO. TOP 10 Blogs
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said on Sunday the situation in Syria has “deteriorated” and the United States needs to assist by providing “arms and equipment.”
“What do we need to do? We need to get arms and equipment to them, we need to establish a buffer zone,” McCain said on CNN's “State of the Union.”
The United States has waited far too long to act, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee said.
“Because of our failure to assist, because of our failure to lead other willing nations in the region like Turkey or Saudi Arabia or Qatar and others, this situation has now deteriorated to a situation which is really, really very, very dangerous,” McCain said. “I think it’s retrievable, but I think it’s far, far more complicated and difficult than if we had weighed in a long time ago.”
McCain said the U.S. lack of assistance during the Syrian crisis has been “shameful” and warned that the violence and brutality will likely escalate if no action is taken.