peace Multimedia Video: Did McCain Go to Syria to Sabotage US Russia Negotiations? McCain's trip to Syria, his calls for US air strikes, and arming rebels with heavy weapons seem designed to counter Obama plan to negotiate with Russia. By Phyllis Bennis, May 30, 2013. Originally in The Real News. x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2tYXkX8Vmc View the transcript. Follow @PhyllisBennis No related posts.