In a series of tweets this Thursday, Lindsey Graham (R-SC) praised the Trump administration for carrying out airstrikes in Iraq that killed Maj. Gen. QassimSuleimani the brutal and powerful leader of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. According to Graham, the move was a "major blow" to Iranian regime that "has American blood on its hands."
Graham's words took on a provocative tone, warning the Iranian government: "if you want more, you will get more."
"If Iranian aggression continues and I worked at an Iranian oil refinery, I would think about a new career," Graham added, warning that even civilians won't be spared in any future potential US military operations that target the regime.
If Iranian aggression continues and I worked at an Iranian oil refinery, I would think about a new career.— Lindsey Graham (@Lindsey Graham)1578020928.0
Graham's tone sparked a less-than-favorable response from his critics on Twitter:
@LindseyGrahamSC Is this you admitting that this is about the oil?— Doc (@Doc)1578051383.0
@LindseyGrahamSC I think what you might be describing is called a war crime.— Exterminate Racism (@Exterminate Racism)1578028727.0
@LindseyGrahamSC You can't really threaten war crimes while at the same time arguing that you were justified killin… https://t.co/F0olGK8dmT— Whatever (@Whatever)1578030015.0
@LindseyGrahamSC Threatening civilians. Totally cool and normal.— Crescent Eagle🌹🍊 (@Crescent Eagle🌹🍊)1578029855.0
@LindseyGrahamSC "If American aggression continues and I worked at an American oil refinery, I would think about a… https://t.co/lke82bzRJO— H. J. Jackman, Resist The Great Reset (@H. J. Jackman, Resist The Great Reset)1578031252.0
@LindseyGrahamSC This is a serious matter and you're sending ridiculous tweets like this, threatening workers at oi… https://t.co/YBtM9YhXXP— Iran News Now (@Iran News Now)1578041480.0
@LindseyGrahamSC reporting this tweet for threatening violence— Don't @ Mii (@Don't @ Mii)1578062587.0
@LindseyGrahamSC If American aggression continues and I worked in the US Senate, I would think about a new career.— victim of capitalism memorial (@victim of capitalism memorial)1578057372.0
@andrewsmith38 Murdering civilians while they work is the best— Joe (@Joe)1578060170.0
@LindseyGrahamSC Threatening war crimes. Cool. Cool.— Doomer VonDoomington (@Doomer VonDoomington)1578065503.0