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Lindsey Graham Is Still Trying To Get Us Killed

America’s most dangerous warmonger escalates his rhetoric … again.

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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.”

Of course, it was Graham’s prior comment to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky last week which further inflamed European tensions.

“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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Anti-tank hedgehogs painted in Ukrainian colors guarding an approach to the city center in Kiev. (Getty)

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.

“(The 2014) coup was not only supported by the United States and European Union governments – much of it was actually planned by them,” former U.S. congressman Ron Paul wrote at the time.

Why? Well, we found out why during Joe Biden’s bid for the White House in 2020 … except no, that story was spiked by the mainstream media and overtly censored by left-leaning social media, wasn’t it?

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 (Brett Flashnick)

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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18 comments

PGT Beauregard III Top fan May 28, 2023 at 7:19 pm

You lie. This is a Will Folks fact free fever dream.

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Facts May 29, 2023 at 8:42 am

FitsNews has been spewing Russian propaganda for years now.

Thank goodness that today’s Republicans weren’t in power during the 80’s. The Soviet Union would be going strong with their support.

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Bye, assholes! May 29, 2023 at 11:24 am

The MAGA-Republican embrace of authoritarians and dictators won’t bode well gone election time.

It’s like they are doing everything possible to lose worse than the election before. It’s the white-conservative death spiral.

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Observer May 29, 2023 at 12:33 am

Spot-on Will and FitsNews! Russia is not the bad guy, here. Russia today is not our fathers’ Soviet Union.

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Facts May 29, 2023 at 8:44 am

Then, be all means, move to Russia.

They need more cannon fodder. Go help them with that.

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Steven Stiglbauer Top fan May 29, 2023 at 9:42 am

This is an excellent and well reasoned analysis that everyone should read carefully.

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Jake May 29, 2023 at 10:54 am

I’m sure Putin would love that.

No thanks.

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Jordan Smith May 29, 2023 at 7:16 am

“Look, I am not defending the Russian invasion of Ukraine.” Well yes you are, most of your background which starts in 2013/2014 is Russian Propaganda. You left out the Orange Revolution and the poisoning of a candidate by the Russian Security Services. It is another situation you haven’t done you research on.

Remember when a few short weeks ago you were supporting Graham’s idea to send US troops to Mexico without the consent of the Mexican Government.

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Facts May 29, 2023 at 8:52 am

FitsNews is right in step with Russian propaganda. They have used an arrest warrant for Lyndsey (I believe Georgia gets first dibs on indicting him…get in line Putin)

Nice of Will Folks to spread Putin’s lies free of charge. What a perfect little useful idiot blog!

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GoOvertherPussies May 29, 2023 at 8:59 am

Can we trade all these Republican traitors for some bad-ass Ukrainians?

Putin could really use the help guys!

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Jake May 29, 2023 at 10:53 am

This is blog post is embarrassing.

When Lyndsey makes you look like a pussy, then maybe you need to reassess your point of view.

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James Bogart May 29, 2023 at 11:40 am

C’mon, pussy? In its finest hour and journalistic peak, it won’t reach that level.

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James Bogart May 29, 2023 at 11:38 am

What a load of bull. Lindsay Graham’s opinions serve only to indicate which way the wind blows in his home state, and the author of this blog appears to strive to be sure that the Kremlin’s interests are served in South Carolina.

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Nanker Phelge May 29, 2023 at 12:01 pm

Will Folks, Putin’s useful idiot.

How about a column about all the nutty GOP presidential candidates calling for military action inside Mexico?

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Mission Accomplished May 29, 2023 at 6:10 pm

Imagine being a Republican and pretending you’re against war.

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Shameful May 29, 2023 at 5:08 pm

That’s rich.

Will Folks calls Graham a “warmonger” then makes excuses for a literal warmonger who has unilaterally invaded neighboring countries multiple times in the last 20 years.

Add Will Folks to the list of Putin’s cucks in his Republican Party.

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Sick Willie May 29, 2023 at 6:09 pm

Don’t kill Putin! Daddy can do no wrong!

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Hank May 30, 2023 at 1:24 pm

You are right, this did not happen in a vacuum. It happened because Russia is run by a psychopath dictator who has visions of re-establishing the Russian Empire and making himself Czar. If he takes Ukraine he will turn on Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania, next; and then it is on to Poland and the former Warsaw Pact nations after that. Do you care about anything? Neville Chamberlain is back.

Putin and Putin’s Russia is evil incarnate. They commit indiscriminate bombing of civilians, hospitals, schools and bomb shelters. They steal children and murder their parents. Their soldiers rape and murder women in their occupied territories after they line their husbands up and shoot them. Then they send their children to reeducation camps in Russia.

It is outrageous that on the Friday before Memorial Day, you would equate this country and its people to Putin’s Russia. The only thing we have in common, is we are trying to prevent Oligarchs from doing to us what they have done to Russia.

And you can damn sure bet that I think we can do better than Russia. We are better than Russia, and if you don’t think, so, for God’s sake take your brood and move to Russia for a few years, and then get back to me on how bad America is. You don’t deserve to live here.

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