Senator Lindsey Graham said the US must pursue an even more aggressive strategy against Russia. While appearing on Fox News Sunday with Brett Baier, the hawkish Senator advocated for a barrage of actions targeting Moscow.
Graham promoted a new piece of legislation he co-authored with Senator Richard Blumenthal that calls on the White House to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. Senator Graham published an op-ed Friday, arguing the designation will allow the US to conduct more legal and economic warfare against Russia.
However, Graham does not link Russia to a terrorist group. Rather, he compares the invasion of Ukraine to the Nazi military campaign during World War Two and claims Vladimir Putin is a "megalomaniac wanting to rewrite the map of Europe and recreate the former Russian Empire."
The Senator also urges the passing of the $33 billion aid bill for Ukraine, prosecuting Putin for war crimes through the International Criminal Court, and putting "more weapons in theater that can target the Russian military offensively."
On Saturday, the Speaker of the Russian State Duma claimed the Western intervention in Ukraine amounted to direct attacks on Russia. "Washington essentially coordinates and develops military operations, thereby directly participating in the hostilities against our country," Vyacheslav Volodin said.
Baier posed two questions to Graham, asking if he was concerned that increasing military involvement in Ukraine could lead to direct confrontation with Russia. The Senator was dismissive of the potential conflict between nuclear powers saying, "we can’t let him [Putin] win in Ukraine.”
Graham boldly called on the US to "take out Putin" and said the Russian leader no longer had an "off-ramp." He predicted that the lack of an off-ramp would provoke Putin to use chemical or nuclear weapons, causing the US to enter the conflict directly.
Kyle Anzalone is the opinion editor of Antiwar.com, news editor of the Libertarian Institute, and co-host of Conflicts of Interest.
26 thoughts on “Sen. Graham Pushes To Designate Moscow a State Sponsor of Terror, Escalate Support for Kiev”
When I hear Graham running his mouth I think of what a person said about South Carolina prior to the WBTS. “Too small to be a country and too big to be a lunatic asylum.”
Not unlikely he’ ll get Sec. of State in the next Trump regime … providing there is a next anything.
He’ll have competition. The noses looking for sanctuary up Donald’s ass will be plenty.
North Carolina is no better. When that incredibly stupid b**** Nikki Haley was governor, she espoused the following: “I wear high heels and I use them to stomp out unions”.
I don’t wear high heels. I wear cowgirl boots, and I plant them directly into the asses of Haley and her ilk.
This person is typical of the valuable contribution the USA makes to peace on earth.
Sen. Graham Pushes To Designate Washington a State Sponsor of Terror
My thought also
Perhaps it seems rather obvious but… Doesn’t Graham sound like he is rather anxious to invite a larger conflict, potentially nuclear?….
Look who’s talking! The USA IS the leading state sponsor of terrorism bar none!
Senator Lindsey Graham is a war mongering empty suit and that is not an insult.
My kingdom for Russia to capture Lindsey Graham. For once I’d love to see this fu*king chickenhawk have his comeuppance.
I could not have said that any better!
Waterboarding Graham would be a good place to start.
they are still pushing for that $33 billion aid bill for Ukraine.
why is there always a 33 involved.
This request will not fly. That’s a bridge too far. This is just an effort to avoid being labeled a Trump lover which he is no matter what he does.
Oh sure, give it to them. Never mind what is needed here, in the USA. Billions here, billions there, for war, but zero for the poor and the getting poorer middle class. Both parties are run by corporate America and both are led by f*cktards.
Graham does realize that Russia has a LOT more nukes ready to go than does the US and NATO combined? If the US provokes a launch, it’s adios amigos for a great deal of our nation in about thirty minutes or less. Granted, we’d get a counter strike on the way, but by the time those hit we’re already dead and dying. Don’t forget, either, that Russia never completely dismantled its civil defense shelters while ours are but a fading memory of us Cold War Kids. Putin may very well be driven to wonder- like some of our more hawkish officials- what’s the point of having all those nukes if you never use them?
Lady G, YOU are a state sponsor of terror—-in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Palestine, etc. etc. etc.
Hysterical news from Caitlin Johnstone today: the self-aggrandizing Bono and the Edge played U2 songs inside a Ukrainian bomb shelter “in solidarity”.
I recall reading one time that Bono, a proddie growing up in Ireland, couldn’t understand why all the little Catholic boys wanted to beat him up.
Duh, Bono: maybe because you were such an a**hole??
Senator Lindsey Graham, who is a major supporter of state terrorism, calls for measures against Russia claiming Russia is a major supporter of state terrorism.
Assuming that Graham actually believes that Russia is a state sponsor of terrorism, he obviously doesn’t want competition.
Graham is a retarded idiot.
Yikes, guess this site isn’t progressive enough to have moved past ableism.
When German Nazis attacked Europe & Soviets, US fought them alongside Russia…! When Ukraine Nazis (disguised as Nationalists) attacks Russian troops, US helps Nazis and fights against Russia….! How hypocrites can get and what a U-Turn…?!
“When German Nazis and Soviets attacked Europe and then the Nazis turns on the Soviets, the US helped Russia …”
Fixed, no charge.
No one cares about the noise coming out of America.
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