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Graham: Next 9/11 attack could come from Iraq, Syria
CBS News ^ | 15 Jun 14 | Rebecca Kaplan

Posted on 06/15/2014 5:20:56 PM PDT by SkyPilot

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned that the next 9/11 attack could emanate from Iraq and Syria if the U.S. does not take steps to immediately halt the advance of the Islamic militants sweeping toward the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

"We need air power immediately to stop the advance toward Baghdad," Graham said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, warning that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) - the jihadists who are an offshoot of al Qaeda - could control the entire northern half of the country and use it to march on Jordan and Lebanon while Iran moves in to control the south.

Play Video Iraq violence continues as suicide attack rocks Baghdad

The South Carolina senator added that the director of national intelligence and the head of the FBI have both warned that ISIS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, has promised to carry out the next 9/11 attacks.

"I think it's inevitable. The seeds of 9/11 are being planted all over Iraq and Syria. You don't have to believe me, this is what they're telling you they're gonna do. They're not hiding their agenda. They want an Islamic caliphate," Graham said. "They plan to drive us out of the Mideast by attacking us here at home."

President Obama said Friday that while the U.S. will not send combat troops back to Iraq, he has asked his national security team to "prepare a range of other options." He also added that any U.S. action will have to be accompanied by a "serious and sincere effort by Iraq's leaders to set aside sectarian differences."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; gopestablishment; graham; iraq; lindagraham; rino; rop; terrorism
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I know there are a lot of Graham haters here, but he is 100% correct. The Islamic terrorists themselves are telling us they will hatch another 911 from their new seat of power in Iraq. They are seizing 1st line US weapons and hundreds of Billions of dollars from Iraq's banks.

It is just incredible how much Obama has sold this nation down the river. Stunning.

In this interview, the liberal Bob Shieffer was clearly rattled by the ineptitude of the Obama administration and the absolute danger of this situation.

1 posted on 06/15/2014 5:20:56 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot
I know there are a lot of Graham haters here, but he is 100% correct.

Quit using the language of the left to cover for your support of someone who is part of the GOP-E, and fully invested in Amnesty, and reaching across the aisle to help our enemies.

Graham is nothing but a Democrat Collaborating Traitor, who lies about being a conservative at election time, while acting out as a moderate to liberal jackass the rest of the time.

He is worthless as a Sunday Christian, living an immoral life during the week and then pretending to be a Christian on Sunday.
2 posted on 06/15/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SkyPilot

Profiling?


3 posted on 06/15/2014 5:26:10 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: SkyPilot
And you know what will happen? 2017 a Republican will become POTUS, and another 911 will happen and the press will blame him, especially if he's reading a book to school kids.

"You're getting blamed for the attack on the WTC Mr. President, not the guy who got BJ's for 8 years."

4 posted on 06/15/2014 5:26:36 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SkyPilot

Shut up and go away you senile old coot. Stop with the islamic militants. They all are islamic militants. Just two different sides of the same coin.
The next 9/11 could come from Detriot!


5 posted on 06/15/2014 5:27:54 PM PDT by 48th SPS
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To: SkyPilot

Yea Lin...thanks to you and the other POS letting the First Muslim rebuild the caliphate from the White House.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 5:28:27 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: SoConPubbie
Well, that took about 2 seconds......

I don't agree with him on everything, but he is SPOT ON with this assessment. Moreover, when Paul Ryan raped military veterans last December by cutting their pensions, it was Graham and Sen Ayotte who were outraged and took to the Senate floor to condemn it. The rest of the GOP were AWOL on that issue.

On foreign policy, Graham is consistent and well versed.

7 posted on 06/15/2014 5:28:43 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Agree w/ you on Graham and his foreign policy experience. It’s his only admirable quality.


8 posted on 06/15/2014 5:30:05 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: SkyPilot

He is right, I fear.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 5:30:32 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: SkyPilot

How many MANPADS etc, are loose over there?


10 posted on 06/15/2014 5:30:56 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: SkyPilot

Yes, but the financing will still come from Saudi Arabia. Bet he didn’t mention that!


11 posted on 06/15/2014 5:32:04 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SkyPilot

He is right, but can someone tell me was Bashar al Azar fighting ISIS in Syria? Wasn’t Graham on the side of rebels against Bashar?


12 posted on 06/15/2014 5:34:13 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: SkyPilot

What if it comes from Iran instead? Then he’d be 100 percent wrong.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 5:35:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SoConPubbie

Graham is right on this. It doesn’t matter what you say.

I detest Graham but on this he is right.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 5:36:44 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: SkyPilot
the jihadists who are an offshoot of al Qaeda - could control the entire northern half of the country and use it to march on Jordan and Lebanon while Iran moves in to control the south.

The Fundamental Muslims have an old score to settle with Infidel Collaborator, Jordan's King Abdullah II

Zarqawi who killed many of our soldiers in Iraq, before we killed him, had this to say about King Abdullah:
The speaker on the tape, identified as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, also threatened to kill Jordan's King Abdullah II and bomb more hotels and tourist sites.

"Your star is fading. You will not escape your fate, you descendant of traitors. We will be able to reach your head and chop it off," al-Zarqawi said, referring to the king.

15 posted on 06/15/2014 5:38:14 PM PDT by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse U.S. citizens and Americans. They are not necessarily the same. -tom)
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To: SkyPilot

Or Iran. Graham is an idiot if he wants to ally with Iran. Never mind, He’s an idiot either way.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 5:39:17 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SkyPilot

Graham’s long time actions speak much louder than his treasonous words.

Sorry folks he plays conservatives not for our benefit, but to get elected and to remain on the US Senate gravy train. He and McCain are joined at the hip and appear regularly on Meet The Press as though they alone know what America needs, which is mostly being screwed for their pet immigration and make war projects. I can no longer stomach listening to or looking at him.

American needs impeachments because of executive incompetence and theft of our Constitutional rights, and instead we get more idiocy from Graham and McCain.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 5:40:13 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Global corporatism is not a conservative's friend. It wants your politicians and sovereignty)
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To: SoConPubbie

It does not matter one whit what Graham is or is not. He is absolutely correct here in his assessment of a caliphate in Iraq/Syria.


18 posted on 06/15/2014 5:40:24 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Might explain the recent influx of Syrians that are working at convenience stores in our neighborhoods that just arrived in the past year...


19 posted on 06/15/2014 5:40:31 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SkyPilot

“...On foreign policy, Graham is consistent and well versed.”
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Well, if he is “well versed” than he must be schizophrenic. Previously, he was demanding that action be taken against the Assad regime to include arming and financing its opponents. Of course the opponents’ biggest element was the ISIS. Now that ISIS is SUCCESSFULLY establishing a GEOGRAPHIC Al-Queda, covering eastern Syria and A THIRD of Iraq, the imbecile says “hey, it’s time to switch sides”.

Little Lindsey is a RESERVE military Attorney-—you know, those idiots who came up with the Rules of Engagement that our forces must comply with and, in many instances, that have resulted in unnecessary American deaths. Yes, he’s THAT kind of military guy; not the kind that has some realistic understanding of how to close with and destroy America’s enemies.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 5:41:23 PM PDT by House Atreides (ELL)
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To: SkyPilot

Graham still has a stiffy for someone to attack Syria for him.


21 posted on 06/15/2014 5:41:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SkyPilot

I thought Gayham was worried about a nuke attack on SC? And hey... aren’t these ISIS guys the ones he wanted to help!


22 posted on 06/15/2014 5:44:27 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SkyPilot

This Americentric concern is premature.

first, Iraq and Syria are bygones. Assad is the one with the problem as he is now at war with all the Sunni and all the material they captured in Iraq.

Assad is now toast.

All this is process and will take a while. America is off the hook for a while


23 posted on 06/15/2014 5:44:59 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: House Atreides

There was a thread posted this morning about a Syrian airstrike against ISIS in Iraq.


24 posted on 06/15/2014 5:46:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SkyPilot
"In this interview, the liberal Bob Shieffer was clearly rattled by the ineptitude of the Obama administration and the absolute danger of this situation."

My belief is it is not "ineptitude". Obama and his Democrats want Iraq to fall! They want to destroy any military achievements of America because they HATE America! They want America to know and feel defeat. They want Americans to know that their friends and loved ones who fought in Iraq, and died in Iraq and sacrificed limbs, eyes, treasure and material in Iraq, did it all in vain.

And Obama and his Democrats want to rub it all America's face while Obama whiles away the time with his homosexual lovers on California. Obama and his Democrats want to drag America as low as they can.

25 posted on 06/15/2014 5:47:06 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: 48th SPS

“The next 9/11 could come from Detriot!”

Or Minneapolis, funding of course from Saudi Arabia regardless.

I don’t think there is going to be another 9/11. Why get the remaining patriots in the USA all riled up when so much of the West is tripping over itself to surrender to the forces of Islam?

Why fly planes into skyscrapers that you’re going to own before long?


26 posted on 06/15/2014 5:49:41 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: bert

I wouldn’t count Assad out. Sounds like Al Malaki has handed control of the Iraqi Military over to the Iranian Al Quds commander.


27 posted on 06/15/2014 5:50:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Junk Silver

The Jihadists could easily get Keith Ellison to detonate congress with a bomb vest!


28 posted on 06/15/2014 5:50:59 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: carriage_hill

one succesful downing of a 747 over wally world in Florida will bring this country to a screecing halt !!!!


29 posted on 06/15/2014 5:52:51 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: SoConPubbie

“Graham is nothing but a Democrat Collaborating Traitor, who lies about being a conservative at election time, while acting out as a moderate to liberal jackass the rest of the time. “

True, but I don’t hear anyone from the left saying what we already know. I may hate 99.9% of Graham’s positions, however if he is right about something I am not goin to cut off my nose to spite my face.


30 posted on 06/15/2014 5:54:08 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: bert
All this is process and will take a while. America is off the hook for a while.

Pretty much what Col. David Hunt was saying yesterday on FOX. He says that Iraq is already a broken country and we're better off letting Iran and Syria handle the rough stuff.
31 posted on 06/15/2014 5:54:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SkyPilot

“Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned that the next 9/11 attack could emanate from Iraq and Syria if the U.S. does not take steps to immediately halt the advance of the Islamic militants sweeping toward the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.”

Yeah, Linseed—let’s endanger more American service men, and spend billions more that we don’t have, protecting Iraq, but do nothing about the invasion of our own southern border.

Grahamnesty and his mentor, McCainiac, never met a foreign conflict they didn’t like. Constant foreign entanglements, no protection of our own land.


32 posted on 06/15/2014 5:55:05 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SkyPilot

If you watch their propaganda video, ISIS is critical of Bahrain’s support of the West, but they have NOTHING to say about the Saudi’s and Qatari’s. They know where their bread is butter, but now they have substantial territory, $430 mil in booty from Iraqi banks and are in control of oil wells that could generate billions in years to come. So, how much sway will the Saudi’s and Qatari’s have on ISIS now?


33 posted on 06/15/2014 5:57:39 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: SharpRightTurn

If he really believed an attack was imminent, he’d be on the border lugging concrete blocks screaming for someone to come help.


34 posted on 06/15/2014 5:58:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SkyPilot
Perhaps both parties will get serious in the future (if there is a future) and remember that the President is Commander in Chief.

Obama has no quick thinking analytical strategic skill, none whatsoever. JMHO

35 posted on 06/15/2014 6:01:17 PM PDT by grania
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To: SoConPubbie

Quit using the language of the left to cover for your support of someone who is part of the GOP-E, and fully invested in Amnesty, and reaching across the aisle to help our enemies.


What nonsense. There was no support of Graham, merely a statement that he is correct on this issue. Your statement makes no sense.


36 posted on 06/15/2014 6:02:49 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: SkyPilot

Linseed can go pound sand into a rat-hole.
You recognize that Obama has sold us out, and he wants to talk to Iran about partnering ...
Anyone suggesting that we ally with the Iranians is insane.


37 posted on 06/15/2014 6:03:58 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: SkyPilot

I thought Iraq was all about oil and WMDs?


38 posted on 06/15/2014 6:07:19 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: tumblindice

It’s all desert, I say Nuke them from orbit, it’s the
only way to be sure.


39 posted on 06/15/2014 6:07:47 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SkyPilot

CNN: Graham: “President Obama delusional on Iraq” (June 15, 14)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7VYhQB9qJ8


40 posted on 06/15/2014 6:15:04 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Jim Robinson

The next attack could come from the southern border, one of the illegal 26 year old kids Linda wants to amnesty.


41 posted on 06/15/2014 6:57:48 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: House Atreides
Previously, he was demanding that action be taken against the Assad regime to include arming and financing its opponents. Of course the opponents’ biggest element was the ISIS. Now that ISIS is SUCCESSFULLY establishing a GEOGRAPHIC Al-Queda, covering eastern Syria and A THIRD of Iraq, the imbecile says “hey, it’s time to switch sides”

Very strange isn't it.

42 posted on 06/15/2014 7:09:44 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Girlene

yes, Linsey and his steady, Batman McCain, were over there in Syria being schmoozed by the ISIS human organ eaters

the ones we no doubt have been aiding through some covert weapons pipeline


43 posted on 06/15/2014 7:40:41 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: SkyPilot
In this interview, the liberal Bob Shieffer was clearly rattled by the ineptitude of the Obama administration and the absolute danger of this situation.

I hope Shieffer lives long enough to see the horror he and his fellow liberal elites have done to this country.

44 posted on 06/15/2014 7:44:47 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: SkyPilot; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; G.Love; ...
What a shame we have to suffer another six years of this idiocy.

Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me.


45 posted on 06/15/2014 8:08:48 PM PDT by upchuck (... honesty is the never-ending rehearsal for those who want to be the friends of God...)
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To: silverleaf
the ones we no doubt have been aiding through some covert weapons pipeline

Nothing these politicians might do would surprise me anymore.
46 posted on 06/15/2014 8:13:07 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Graham is an idiot if he wants to ally with Iran

He does...and he is.
47 posted on 06/15/2014 8:14:01 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: laplata
What nonsense.

I know there are a lot of Graham haters here, but he is 100% correct.


Sorry, but calling those who despise Graham's lack of conservatism and his lying about being a conservative when he is up for election haters is exactly the language of the left and the whole statement was one of support for Graham.
48 posted on 06/15/2014 9:54:52 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

You’re excuse doesn’t fly with me. You are spinning like a top.


49 posted on 06/15/2014 9:56:50 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: SkyPilot

>It is just incredible how much Obama has sold this nation down the river. Stunning.<

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No one has ever asked him whose side he was on.

He already declared that he was on the muzzie side but everyone conveniently overlooked that statement or ignored it altogether.

Even today, his declaration is yet to be questioned by the MSM or congress critters.


50 posted on 06/15/2014 9:58:58 PM PDT by 353FMG
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