Lindsey Graham, the neocon senator for South Carolina, wants to murder Vladimir Putin.
Lindsey Graham says the only way the war in Ukraine will end is if Russia “breaks” and someone “takes Putin out” pic.twitter.com/M5do9Oj06q
— Dave DeCamp (@DecampDave) December 23, 2022
Many members of the political class are unapologetic psychopaths who are eager to resolve geopolitical issues with murder, torture, and rape. The “indispensable nation” believes it can murder anybody it wants after appropriate propaganda and demonization.
Let’s turn the tables. Imagine, if you will, a top-level Russian politician declaring Joe Biden must be liquidated, maybe like Kennedy. What do you think the response would be in the US?
When it comes to pushing back against Russia, we need to be all-in using every tool in the toolbox.
State sponsor of terrorism designation is the appropriate label for Putin’s Russia.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) December 21, 2022
In neocon Bizarro World, black is white, and white is black. Graham wants to label Russia a terrorist state. In fact, Graham, as a vocal and irrational neocon advocate of mass murder, is a terrorist representing a terrorist government.
Consider the long list of countries bombed, their populations murdered, and terrorized, by the USG neoliberal war machine.
It does get tiresome to list all the nations the USG has messed with, undermined, occupied, and terrorized. This is not something one can write about if he or she is a corporate war propaganda journalist. It’s verboten, an assured career killer.
This is how the process works.
It was outlined by John Perkins, a “hitman” for the neoliberal financial elite. In his 2004 book, “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,” he writes
Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign “aid” organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet’s natural resources. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization. I should know; I was an EHM.
Let’s call it a Neoliberal Mafia partnered with a USG enforcer and executioner.
If bribery of autocrats and sadistic dictators does not work, if rigged elections are not possible and if a population resists the dictates of an imposed neoliberal financial order, that’s when the military steps in, cheered on by the likes of the pathocrat Sen. Lindsey Graham and other neocons.
Graham is not calling for the assassination of Vladimir Putin due to Putin’s imagined “New Hitler” personality and behavior. He is calling for the murder of Putin and the destruction of Russia because the USG client state on Russia’s border is losing the war big time. Graham wants Putin double-tapped, or maybe sadistically carved up like Moammar Gadaffi by CIA mercenaries. It appears it is the only solution his pathological mind may conceive.
Few condemned Graham for his remarks. Few, it would seem, find his threats immoral, brutal, and medieval. It is, however, the new normal in America for the state to deal with problems through the naked application of violence, murder, trauma, misery, and the wholesale destruction of property. From a militarized domestic police to trained killers sent abroad, the rulers are constructing, piece by piece, the edifice of a total, global control system. The current objective is to get rid of the competition.
The neoliberal normal now does away with obfuscation and doing dirty deeds in secret. It now tells us what it will do, almost exclusively based on lies, fabrications, or contrived rationale stripped of context and injected with manipulative emotional appeal. Millions are conned, like children.
Prior to Bush and Iraq, I cannot recall hearing an American politician publicly call for the assassination of a foreign leader. It just didn’t happen, although behind the scenes bloody acts were routinely committed.
How things change. Now Senate fixtures stand up like Mafia thugs, calling for war and ruthless murder of designated enemies, most urgently competitors. This is now politically normal, perhaps in part due to the decadence and moral turpitude of the nation, much of it culturally induced.
We are told about murders, they are right out in the open, and we yawn. Moammar Gaddafi. Saddam Hussein. A multitude of unknowns is killed sans trial or conviction by way of sophisticated drones bristling with Hellfire missiles.
If a politician has regrets about the largely Democrat march to nuclear annihilation, he or she is moronically linked to Putin, without a shred of evidence, of course.
Consider Kurt Eichenwald, a rather combative Democrat propagandist wedded to the drive to end life on the planet, although he does not see it that way. He clings to the repeatedly discredited idiocy that opposition to war makes one a Putin stooge (and for far too many, by extension within that warped mindset, a domestic terrorist).
New on my substack: MAGA maniacs like Hawley, Boebert, Gaetz, & Greene, arent just useful idiots. They are Putin’s coconspirators in mass murder & will go down in history with the same contempt once reserved for Americans in the 1930s/40s who loved Nazis https://t.co/g2noP6fFfs
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) December 23, 2022
I could go on, but there is little use. Point is that the USG, its bureaucrats, “stakeholders,” associated death merchants, and NYT Twitter blue-checked apologists, are free range, peddling a demented mantra, a passel of lies insisting, without evidence, that Putin and Russia want to take over Europe, maybe the entire world, just like Hitler supposedly want to do.
It’s manipulative blather.
The bottom line, Lindsey Graham is a long-time warmonger. I don’t believe there is a USG invasion or staged coup he has not supported during his overdue time in Congress. I find it outrageous Graham is not censured for making such threatening and violent remarks. His belligerent threat will add fuel to the propaganda operation now underway to demonize Putin and Russia to such a degree that ignorant Americans will go along with a possible war, as they did at the beginning of the Bush clan’s destruction of Iraq and later Afghanistan.