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Lindsey Graham: Support War in Syria or Charleston will be Nuked!
Freedom Outpost ^ | September 7, 2013 | Joshua Cook

Posted on 09/07/2013 7:04:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

War Hawks are getting so desperate that they are using fear tactics in order to motivate constituents to support the war in Syria. Syria and Iran maybe allies, but Sen. Lindsay Graham's analysis of their connection is simplistic and misguided. According to the senator, if the US does not intervene in Syria, Iran will not take the US seriously and will have a nuclear weapon by the end of 2014. If Iran gets nuclear weapons, such weapons will end up in the hands of terrorists. He ended his analysis by describing the fear-inducing-if-unrealistic situation of a nuclear bomb dropping on Charleston Harbor.

The graphic above is from nuclearsecrecy.com, which projects a rough estimate of how devastating a nuclear attack would be in Charleston harbor.

At an invitation-only breakfast at Mount Pleasant this week, Graham offered his assessment of the Syria situation, saying that it will destabilize the entire Middle East, and "if we get Syria wrong, within six months – and you can quote me on this – there will be a war between Iran and Israel over their nuclear program."

He also said that any terrorist nuclear device "won't come to America on top of a missile, it'll come in the belly of a ship in the Charleston or New York harbor." The prospect of Iran acquiring a nuclear device is a legitimate threat, not a fear-mongering talking point to justify hasty foreign policy decisions.

Iran and Saudi Arabia are the two main powers in what could be seen as a regional Cold War (and indeed Russia and the US come down on opposite sides of the conflict). Both countries' regimes are brutal, oppressive and fundamentalist, and both wish to become the dominant regional power. Syria is merely the current battleground. Iran supports Assad while Saudi Arabia supports the rebel forces, which include Al Qaida and Chechen extremists.

As for Graham's statement that Syria will destabilize the Middle East, that happened two years ago with the Arab Spring, which again was US-backed. Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Algeria, and even Pakistan, which had admittedly been ruled by brutal governments in the past, were plunged into revolution followed by extremist Islamic governments, though the majority of the populations hasn't supported them.

Indeed the best way to oppose Iranian acquisition of nuclear devices would have been to support the Iranian Green Revolution in 2009. Iran's fundamentalist government is immensely unpopular amongst its younger generation, and is itself the product of a revolution which overthrew the more secular Shaw in the 1970s. Obama, however, failed to do that.

In a statement responding to Graham's analysis, a high ranking military officer told blogger Joshua Cook, "Graham is going off the deep end with this rhetoric about nuke strikes in Charleston. What a crock." He continued, "He has a deep insecurity complex due to many personal issues and that causes his attachment to John McCain and the attempts to appear like 'Mr. Tough Guy.' He really needs to go."


TOPICS: South Carolina; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
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1 posted on 09/07/2013 7:04:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Live boy or dead girl?


2 posted on 09/07/2013 7:06:23 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Boy.


3 posted on 09/07/2013 7:07:54 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check highlights every single word.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Linda is truly disgusting.


4 posted on 09/07/2013 7:08:10 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No doubt Linda would avoid the blast.


5 posted on 09/07/2013 7:08:17 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
Well I doubt its a live or dead girl.

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6 posted on 09/07/2013 7:09:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there any chance that Graham might be nuked


7 posted on 09/07/2013 7:09:32 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lindsey needs his ass kicked. He’s the biggest pussey in the US govt.


8 posted on 09/07/2013 7:10:47 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC M6A2)
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To: Pan_Yan
I am starting to wonder if it is dead boy.
9 posted on 09/07/2013 7:11:06 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Linda is delusional.
When Sweet Lindsey has to pull this lie out of his political bag, you know
votes for war are NOT going well.


10 posted on 09/07/2013 7:11:10 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If something like that were to happen after he said something like that, he better be buried under a federal prison because it would indicate that he knew it was coming.


11 posted on 09/07/2013 7:11:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remember this TV-movie from the 80’s called ‘Special Bulletin” following a fake TV network as they cover the story of domestic terrorists who build a nuke and put it in a tugboat in Charleston Harbor. In the end, the boat gets raided, the NEST guys come in and try to disarm it, but it blows up and ends up nuking Charleston.

Just a little FYI.


12 posted on 09/07/2013 7:12:55 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

I saw that, too.


13 posted on 09/07/2013 7:14:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lindsey has changed his handle; from the Macho sounding GANG of EIGHT to the chronically hysterical Chicken Little tweet-tweeting with all it’s feathery might, The Sky Is Falling! The Sky is Falling!!!!!Oh Dear, Oh Dear!


14 posted on 09/07/2013 7:15:19 PM PDT by lee martell (y)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t worry, Lindsey.

If you get your way, all the victims will be amnestied illegal aliens.


15 posted on 09/07/2013 7:15:27 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since Obama has his way with IRS and FBI agency’s, what are the odds he is blackmailing Lindsey and Bohner?


16 posted on 09/07/2013 7:16:57 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s as crazy as McCain. Or as afraid of the truth coming out.

I’ve got a suggestion for the idiot. How ‘bout simply bombing the hell out of Iran then they won’t have a nuke to use. As for Israel, does he really believe Israel will say “Well, they bombed Syria so we’re safe now.”


17 posted on 09/07/2013 7:17:04 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Akin to Rock Hudson and Pillow Talk. Icky situation South Carolina seems to be in with their senior senator Lindsey the Graham cracker.


18 posted on 09/07/2013 7:17:28 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (Take a stab at it OJ.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If this is so,I would think that attacking Iran would be the thing to do,why go around the Barn and just get Iran scared ?
What makes you think they will get scared,they might think about getting even.


19 posted on 09/07/2013 7:19:24 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

War Hawk? At best, he’s a war toady. Until Soros tells BHO to tell McCain to tell Graham otherwise.


20 posted on 09/07/2013 7:24:55 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can we send Lindsey Graham to Syria, they can keep him with my blessing


21 posted on 09/07/2013 7:29:18 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Calvin Locke
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22 posted on 09/07/2013 7:30:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

It’s gotta be a boy. The girl issue was Scarborough.


23 posted on 09/07/2013 7:31:24 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Iran Warns of Retaliation over Syrian Crisis
http://blog.heritage.org/2013/09/06/iran-warns-of-retaliation-over-syrian-crisis/

Where Was John Kerry on Syria for the Past Six Months?
http://blog.heritage.org/2013/09/07/where-was-john-kerry-on-syria-for-the-past-six-months/


24 posted on 09/07/2013 7:32:54 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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It was reported that Dyess AFB moved nukes to Texas before “Linds” brought up Charleston. Is it disinfo? I sure hope so but just file that away in your memory banks just in case. BTW, are the demons possessing Linds and McCain hitting overdrive or are they legitimately mentally ill? There seems to be more going on besides these two being completely compromised.


25 posted on 09/07/2013 7:35:20 PM PDT by Hayride
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To: lee martell

I think Lindsey has been GANGED by EIGHT and like it...a lot.


26 posted on 09/07/2013 7:36:33 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Graham is worried about Iran getting a Nuke why isn’t he in favor of bombing Iran?

Does he even think, or just take messages from McCain and make a fool of himself.


27 posted on 09/07/2013 7:36:57 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gramnesty does have an unnatural attachment to McStain.

As for Charleston getting nuked I highly doubt it.


28 posted on 09/07/2013 7:37:16 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, is this the next false flag?


29 posted on 09/07/2013 7:37:27 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: onedoug; stylecouncilor

ping


30 posted on 09/07/2013 7:38:40 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Fear tactics . . .which coincidentally even drive the CiC into secure WH bunker for meetings on ObamaCare? /s

Seriously, Lindsay must be deluded by desperation or off meds to spout off like that.

31 posted on 09/07/2013 7:39:15 PM PDT by wtd
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“According to the senator, if the US does not intervene in Syria, Iran will not take the US seriously and will . . . . “

Ummm . . . . excuse me? Iran, like the rest of the world, hasn’t taken the US seriously since ‘hope and change’ took office. We are the global laughing stock of our age. Seriously. The world is laughing at us.


32 posted on 09/07/2013 7:46:27 PM PDT by swisher
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Graham and McCain should be ashamed of their treasonous behavior


33 posted on 09/07/2013 7:46:28 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OK Lindsay, give the people the info you have. I don’t trust you one iota.

Get Bent along with your Lean Forward Admin.


34 posted on 09/07/2013 7:49:25 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Hardraade
Is there any chance that Graham might be nuked

So there might be a little more flaming?
35 posted on 09/07/2013 8:03:38 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: ballplayer

And the Administration had to call off an Iran strike by Israel. For goodness sakes.

But, Kerry said Obama is courageous for seeking approval from congress. He’s out of his mind. It is our soldiers who are courageous.


36 posted on 09/07/2013 8:05:22 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Has Linda been watching Special Bulletin on YouTube and skipping the disclaimer stating "The following program is a realistic depiction of fictional events. None of what you are about to see is actually happening."?
37 posted on 09/07/2013 8:15:24 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Why is our military going to be used as Al Qaeda's air force in Syria?)
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To: hoagy62
I remember this TV-movie from the 80’s called ‘Special Bulletin” following a fake TV network as they cover the story of domestic terrorists who build a nuke and put it in a tugboat in Charleston Harbor. In the end, the boat gets raided, the NEST guys come in and try to disarm it, but it blows up and ends up nuking Charleston.

Freepers are too smart and fast. I do have a link to the entire movie on YouTube in post #37 in case anyone is interested.

38 posted on 09/07/2013 8:19:14 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Why is our military going to be used as Al Qaeda's air force in Syria?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

he fear-inducing-if-unrealistic situation of a nuclear bomb dropping on Charleston Harbor. ......................... No need to drop it, a fishing trawler can deliver it.


39 posted on 09/07/2013 8:35:50 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lighten up, Lindsey.


40 posted on 09/07/2013 8:36:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hayride; 2ndDivisionVet; KarlInOhio; thouworm

Graham’s Hawkish Posture Confronts War-Weary Voters in South Carolina
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/09/05/grahams-hawkish-posture-confronts-war-weary-voters-in-south-carolina_print.html

Thread:
Graham: Nukes In Hands Of Terrorists Could Result In Bomb Coming To Charleston Harbor
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3063205/posts

Charleston would be an interesting choice, not only because of its mere locale in the middle of the east coast, but also I remember in Malachi Martin’s book Windswept House (expose’ of satan at work in the Vatican) the first scene in the first chapter is a satanic ritual that took place in the early 60’s in a Catholic diocese location in Charleston simultaneously with another location in the Vatican at a certain St. Paul’s chapel or some such location.

In the movie, “The Manchurian Candidate,” actor Lawrence Harvey portrayed the character of a former POW and war hero of the Korean War, whose brainwashing by his communist captors resulted in his enemies being able to manipulate his actions. To trigger him to do their bidding all they had to do was have him play solitaire with the Queen of Diamonds being the trigger that made him theirs, body and soul . . .

McCain got caught playing poker during a hearing this week. Coincidence?


41 posted on 09/07/2013 8:42:24 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Hayride; thouworm

BTW, are the demons possessing Linds and McCain hitting overdrive or are they legitimately mentally ill? There seems to be more going on besides these two being completely compromised.

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McCain and Graham’s behavior has been strange lately - as you mentioned - more than being compromised.

They went to Egypt per Obama’s request and they came out on stage – rose garden – to help Obama make the case for war and both have been mouthpieces for war on Syria (which has now morphed into Iran war talk).

They have been advocating for the truth of Benghazi to be revealed - which does NOT fit with their other behavior on supporting Obama.

If the truth of Benghazi were revealed, it would blow the Syrian war message wide open - IMO, but they haven’t mentioned Benghazi lately.


42 posted on 09/07/2013 9:00:51 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Hayride

It was reported that Dyess AFB moved nukes to Texas...
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Dyess AFB is located near Abilene TX, so they wouldn’t have “moved nukes to Texas”.

Sorry if I misunderstood your posting but it didn’t make sense to me, as Dyess has had nukes for years.


43 posted on 09/08/2013 12:29:59 AM PDT by octex
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44 posted on 09/08/2013 6:19:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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45 posted on 09/08/2013 6:40:33 AM PDT by Perseverando (It's ALL about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If Iran gets nuclear weapons, such weapons will end up in the hands of terrorists.

Terrorists like, um, Al Queda? The same Al Queda we will be providing air support for in Syria?

46 posted on 09/08/2013 8:53:42 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: octex

It was reported that Dyess AFB moved nukes to Texas...
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Dyess AFB is located near Abilene TX, so they wouldn’t have “moved nukes to Texas”.


Oops, meant to say South Carolina. I should proof read more.


47 posted on 09/11/2013 1:01:26 AM PDT by Hayride
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To: hoagy62

OK, now I gotta watch that, lol


48 posted on 11/28/2013 1:36:35 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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