At a time when growing numbers of Americans – including the top two presidential contenders in his own party – are questioning the efficacy of ongoing U.S. military aid to Ukraine, warmongering U.S. senator Lindsey Graham just referred to the still-flowing, multi-billion dollar spigot as the “best money we’ve ever spent.”
“The Russians are dying,” Graham said, articulating his rationalization for perpetuating America’s failed proxy war.
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This isn’t the first time South Carolina’s “senior statesman” has sought to plunge the United States into World War III. Last spring, Graham called for the assassination of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
“The only way this ends is for somebody in Russia to take this guy out,” Graham tweeted.
I guess for Graham there’s nowhere in the world that isn’t “ripe for regime change,” is there? Never mind how many nukes Putin’s people can point at us … or that Russia made absolute mincemeat out of the two greatest military forces ever assembled on the European continent.
Does our dying empire really think it can do better?
Over the years, I have made no secret of my distaste for Graham’s slavish – and costly – brand of “neoconservatism,” referring to him as a “reckless, unrepentant warmonger.” Not to mention a hypocritical one at that.
But like so many others in our society these days … his crazy seems to be escalating.
Graham has never met a country he didn’t want to overthrow with other people’s blood, sweat and tears – and with your money. Or rather your children and grandchildren’s money. The problem? America has already overthrown Ukraine once – which is exactly what precipitated Russia’s aggression toward it in the first place.
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To recap: Our nation orchestrated the overthrow of Ukraine’s democratically elected government nine years ago. American diplomat Victoria Nuland and ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt literally conspired with a bunch of Nazis (no, seriously) to overthrow Victor Yanukovych, a pro-Russian politician chosen by the Ukrainian people as their president in the February 2010 national election. Nuland and Pyatt then hand-picked the country’s new prime minister – Arseniy Yatsenyuk – and promptly frog-marched him to the Oval Office to receive his marching orders from then-president Barack Obama.
Look, I am not defending the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It has been unconscionably barbaric – and definitionally destabilizing. But it didn’t happen in a vacuum. And for an American politician to brag about how the $76.8 billion this country has pumped into Ukraine (from January 2022 through February of this year, at least) is “killing Russians?”
Well, that is a good way to guarantee further escalation …
Of course when it comes to warmongers like Graham, “further escalation” is the whole point.
Thankfully, growing numbers of Americans have grown wise to the warmonger scam. According to the latest data from Brookings, there has been a “marked weakening of Americans’ support” for this proxy conflict.
“A plurality of Americans, 46 percent, said the United States should stay the course in supporting Ukraine for only one to two years, compared with 38 percent who said the United States should stay the course for as long as it takes,” the think tank’s analysts noted. “The partisan divide was notable on this issue, with 62 percent of Republicans wanting to stay the course for one to two years, compared to 51 percent of Democrats who wanted to stay the course for as long as it takes.”
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Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and seven children.
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