Pre-Election Folly? Sen. Graham Urges to Shoot Down Russian Planes in Syria…(Idiot!!)

Thursday, November 12, 2015
By Paul Martin

One of GOP presidential hopefuls, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, is deadly serious when he says that he would bring down Russian military aircraft taking part in Moscow’s counterterrorism efforts in Syria because they allegedly attack US-backed rebels.

“I would literally shoot [Putin’s] planes down if he attacked the people we trained because we have to do that,” he told AM 970 The Answer.

In other words, the Senator, who is still harboring hopes of becoming America’s next commander-in-chief, believes that a country unauthorized to operate in Syria’s airspace has a right to shoot down military planes of a nation which was officially asked to assist Damascus-led forces in their fight against radicals trying to overthrow Bashar al-Assad. And to what end?

Relations between the US and Russia are at an all-time low prompting many to call this era the “Cold War 2.0.” An incident in the Syrian skies would have unpredictable and extremely grave consequences. Shooting a Russian military aircraft means taking a huge leap towards a major (possibly military) confrontation.

It is a good thing then that Graham’s poll standings are so low that he has virtually no chance of moving to the White House in 2017. The Senator even failed to qualify for any GOP debate held on November 10.

What is worrying is that other Republican hopefuls essentially share Graham’s stance on the issue. Marco Rubio, Chris Christie and others never fail to stress that they will act tough when it comes to countering Putin.

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