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LINDSEY GRAHAM BLOWS A GASKET IN WASHINGTON OVER TRUMP'S MOVE IN NORTHEASTERN SYRIA – BUT DOES NOT REALLY SAY WHAT IT IS THAT SO ANGERS HI

Added: Wednesday, October 9th 2019 at 11:54am by chuckman
 
 
 

John Chuckman

 

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY MARKO MARJANOVIC IN CHECKPOINT ASIA

 

“Senator Graham Threatens Turkey With Sanctions He Failed to Enact on MBS

“When have we heard Lindsey Graham thunder like this before?”

 

https://www.checkpointasia.net/having-failed-to-enact-promised-sanctions-on-mbs-senator-graham-issues-more-sanctions-threat-vs-turkey/

 

Lindsey Graham is likely the most absurd man in the US Senate, although there is ferocious competition for that title.

Extremely dishonest, too, because he doesn't talk about what really motivates him, bringing to the boil all that sputtering righteous indignation.

I think he must have received a call from Netanyahu advising him that it was time to perform. Graham is Israel’s official junkyard dog in the Senate, always creating a stir when the interests of that state are being mentioned.

It is Israel who wants some kind of rump Kurdish state created in northeastern Syria as a way to weaken the Syria emerging from an unsuccessful proxy war that was intended to topple it.

The concept had multiple attractions for Israel: depriving Syria of its crude oil deposits, offering rule on the far end of Syria by a group who might prove very friendly to Israeli interests, giving a further sense of legitimacy to Israel’s own stolen piece of Syria, Golan, and annoying the hell out of Turkey’s Erdogan, a man truly hated in Tel Aviv.

But it has never seemed realistic, given especially Erdogan’s acute allergy to Kurds and Turkey’s keystone position in NATO at a time of so many disagreements between Turkey and the US.

As to Graham’s propensity to explode over the concerns of Israel, I think there are several contributing factors. First, he is simply one of the most kneejerk imperialists in the Senate, always ready immediately to send in the “boyz” and do bombing runs for dear old America and the cause of freedom.

Second, he may be reflecting the interests of some of his Southern Baptist constituency, fundamentalists with their own special “Second Coming” attitudes towards Israel.

And, third, I’ve long suspected that he was once the target of an Israeli honey-trap and that he knows some very compromising photos exist, photos that would deeply trouble Southern Baptists since Lindsey is gay.

Actually, contrary to the opening lines, we have heard Lindsey Graham like this before. But of course, not about anything like the Saudi Crown Prince’s many bloody crimes. After all, the Crown Prince is a Netanyahu favorite, a genuine “blood brother.”

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