Lindsey Graham: Support War in Syria or Charleston will be Nuked!

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, 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."

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276 thoughts on “Lindsey Graham: Support War in Syria or Charleston will be Nuked!

  1. runsinquicksand says:

    I like the last paragraph :)

  2. logswindandsun says:


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  4. Secret move of nucs'to SC? Retirement,no. Crimes again'st all American. They call it treason,from Oba on down. Holder, never charged but guilty of FnF among other crimes.John Kerry was the best they could find? His past record shows he's traitor.McCain, a Senator in AZ on the MX line,how does he get elected when they run thru his area? Not a one follows the Oath to defend the Consttution.Peeloosli,Boehner,Fiensien,Oba and hs mnions all want the Constitution dead. And SC has sold-out the State to UN Agenda 21 control.All of them are traitors and the few in the Houses' at still hold to the Oath must come out with impeachment and crimes again'st all of us.Arming our enemies,backing the Mus' Bros' and other Islamic terrorists, Be ready folks,their running out of time so they are gonna cause an event here at home so as to take control via his private military and we're in the crosshairs.Boston showed us that by force they can shut down a major city with military vehicles and troops armed to the teeth.Any day now,oba needs to act and the players are in place.Our military take the Oath to heart and will not follow Oba. That's why DHS and Co' were created. Mght be a month or a week,but he has little time.Benghazi? Clinton and all involved,guilty of treason. So close.

  5. Richard Barnes says:

    Only about 160 years ago man was still using sailing ships to cross the oceans and few wanted to as it was dangerous to do so. Today were planning space tourism. Only 107 years ago did we even start to learn to fly and it was not until the 1930's that decent commercial air travel came about. Man has in house pluming, air conditioning, heating, automatic cloths washing, cell phones. All things that came about within the last 100-120 years and most of those came about from the 1940's to the present. The Bible warned that in the days before the tribulation period starts we would see some things happen. 1) Israel would become a nation again in one day. That happened on May 14, 1948. 2) People would travel to and fro. That as I wrote above has only been happening in relative safety for about 80 years, give or take. 3) Knowledge shall increase. All the inventions I mentioned above from the 30's until today have changed the world significantly and computer capability has changed everything in big ways from about 1970 until today. Now we see wars and rumors of wars in various places world wide along with notable earth quakes 5.0 or better and weather that has scientists arguing about it’s causes. We see warnings about the sea level going up due to planetary warming. I wrote a small 6 page book that outlines what I believe the Bible states will take place soon as well as the potential trends I see at this time. I don’t accept donations and it’s free. It’s a short read. I encourage you to have a look:

  6. Lindsey graham is a RINO POS. As with far too many GOP politicians. America no longer has a 4th. Amendment. There is no longer any due process for American citizens. All in the name of the Patriot Act. The "anointed one" targeting Americans who have Christian, conservative morals and values. Especially if you are white, Christian, ex-military and believe in the Constitution. graham also supported almost all of the new laws that stripped America of its Constitution. more ammo If need be? Vote from the rooftops.

  7. Arvil Bankston says:

    People of SC., Kick that IDIOT out of SC.

  8. [email protected] says:

    Bye Charleston! Bye Sen. Graham! See you around!

  9. It seems the jews in congress is putting the pressure on all non jews in congress to vote with them to go to war in syria and it seems the non jews are afraid of the jews.

  10. Graham is done he won't get reelected in SC we are fighting his reelection in Greenville south to Hilton Head. He is going to loose big time.