Senator Lindsey Graham warns of WWIII if Putin, China and Iran ‘get away with it’
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Senator Lindsey Graham, R.S.C., warned on ‘Jesse Watters Primetime’ on Wednesday that if Russian President Vladimir Putin, China and Iran ‘get away with’ their respective goals, the result will be World War III. world.
If these countries achieve their goals, “you’ll be in a third world war and you’ll have a group of radical Islamists with nuclear weapons,” he told host Jesse Watters. “That’s why you have to control your border.”
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“Remember World War II,” he said. “It didn’t work well then, it’s not going to work well now.”
It is “clear” to Graham that Putin “aims for more than Ukraine”, he said, noting that the country is a “democracy” which he is “dismembering”.
“He’s going to conquer the whole country, and China is watching what he’s doing,” he continued. “And if Taiwan falls – that’s where pretty much all the chips in the world are made – China would own Taiwan.”
Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei would get a nuclear bomb to carry out his “religious agenda”, Graham added.
“…I don’t know how much more we have to suffer as a nation and let the bad guys kick us in the a– and lose control of our own destiny here at home,” Graham said. “So I don’t know of a nice way to stand up to thugs.”
As president, Graham would declare Putin an international war criminal because he broke Russia’s 1994 promise to Ukraine not to invade, he said, adding that Putin had to “pay personally the price”.
“I would go all out with energy independence, and I would kick our friends for not helping us in Europe.”
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As for “Putin’s oligarchs – all his cronies”, he “take away their rich apartments, sell their yachts and put them in jail for profiting from the war.”
The senator would also begin exporting liquefied natural gas from the United States to Europe as president.