Skip to comments.Lindsey Graham: Support War in Syria or Charleston will be Nuked!
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."
Live boy or dead girl?
Linda is truly disgusting.
No doubt Linda would avoid the blast.
Is there any chance that Graham might be nuked
Lindsey needs his ass kicked. He’s the biggest pussey in the US govt.
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.
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.
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.
I saw that, too.
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!
Don’t worry, Lindsey.
If you get your way, all the victims will be amnestied illegal aliens.
Since Obama has his way with IRS and FBI agency’s, what are the odds he is blackmailing Lindsey and Bohner?
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.”
Akin to Rock Hudson and Pillow Talk. Icky situation South Carolina seems to be in with their senior senator Lindsey the Graham cracker.
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.
War Hawk? At best, he’s a war toady. Until Soros tells BHO to tell McCain to tell Graham otherwise.
Can we send Lindsey Graham to Syria, they can keep him with my blessing
It’s gotta be a boy. The girl issue was Scarborough.
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.
I think Lindsey has been GANGED by EIGHT and like it...a lot.
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.
Gramnesty does have an unnatural attachment to McStain.
As for Charleston getting nuked I highly doubt it.
Oh, is this the next false flag?
Seriously, Lindsay must be deluded by desperation or off meds to spout off like that.
“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.
Graham and McCain should be ashamed of their treasonous behavior
OK Lindsay, give the people the info you have. I don’t trust you one iota.
Get Bent along with your Lean Forward Admin.
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.
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.
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.
Lighten up, Lindsey.
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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?
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.
McCain and Graham’s behavior has been strange lately - as you mentioned - more than being compromised.
They went to Egypt per Obamas 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.
It was reported that Dyess AFB moved nukes to Texas...
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.
Terrorists like, um, Al Queda? The same Al Queda we will be providing air support for in Syria?
It was reported that Dyess AFB moved nukes to Texas...
Dyess AFB is located near Abilene TX, so they wouldnt have moved nukes to Texas.
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