McCain Tweet-Brags That Syria Whined About Him

Gleefully boasts about Assad regime's annoyance with him
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2015 10:58 AM CST
McCain Tweet-Brags That Syria Whined About Him
In this photo taken Dec. 14, 2011, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., smiles during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – John McCain has put together quite the résumé for himself lately, and it includes the wrath of Vladimir Putin, ISIS, Fidel Castro, and now the regime of Bashar al-Assad. McCain added those latest bragging rights after Bashar Ja'afari, the Syrian ambassador to the UN, yesterday asked the Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to "take the necessary measures against their nationals who enter Syrian territory illegally," Time reports. Although Ja'afari blasted "certain journalists and prominent figures" for this infraction, he specifically singled out the Arizona senator's entry into the country's rebel-held territory in June 2013, Reuters reports.

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McCain took the opportunity yesterday to cheerfully tweet that "Today I hit the Superfecta! First I was sanctioned by Vladimir Putin, then #ISIS called me 'enemy #1.'" His elation spread into a second tweet, which read "Next Fidel Castro said I created #ISIS w/ #Israel's Mossad and today Assad regime tried to sanction me @UN for visit to #Syrian rebels." He elaborated in a more somber statement yesterday: "It is a sad but unsurprising truth that the Assad regime is less concerned with its massacre of more than 200,000 men, women, and children than it is my visit with those brave Syrians fighting for their freedom and dignity." (Is McCain trying to add Obama to his list?)

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