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 (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 3, 2020
Graham’s tone sparked a less-than-favorable response from his critics on Twitter:
Is this you admitting that this is about the oil?
— Doc (@Emberoth) January 3, 2020
I think what you might be describing is called a war crime.
— Exterminate War (@Extrm8or) January 3, 2020
You can’t really threaten war crimes while at the same time arguing that you were justified killing a foreign official, because of his war crimes.
— Randbrick (@HitherToFore) January 3, 2020
Totally cool and normal.
— Crescent Eagle 🌹🍊 (@CrescentEagle) January 3, 2020
“If American aggression continues and I worked at an American oil refinery, I would think about a new career.”
Imagine Iran making this statement. As MLK said, the US is the greatest purveyor of violence and terrorism in the world.
All for oil and gas.
— Hugh Mongous Jackman (@StPetersShadow) January 3, 2020
This is a serious matter and you’re sending ridiculous tweets like this, threatening workers at oil refineries? Your beef is with the Iranian government. Why threaten common workers? Your bloodlust is disturbing senator.
— Iran News Now (@IranNewsNow) January 3, 2020
Isn’t this state sponsored terror? Threatening civilian workers in an Iranian oil refinery?
— Avi (@aviationwiz) January 3, 2020
reporting this tweet for threatening violence
— Don’t @ Mii (@yahahahufoundme) January 3, 2020
If American aggression continues and I worked in the US Senate, I would think about a new career.
— victim of capitalism (@joshieecs) January 3, 2020
Murdering civilians while they work is the best
— Joe (@joe_pa) January 3, 2020
Threatening war crimes.
— Doomer VonDoomington (@DoomerVonDoom) January 3, 2020
The biggest political party in America you’ve never heard of
If I asked you to name the biggest political party in the United States, what would be your answer? You probably have two guesses that come to mind: the Democratic party or the Republican party.Well, it’s neither.
It’s the party of Non-Voters.
Let’s look at the last presidential election: 100 million Americans who were eligible to vote in 2016 DID NOT vote. That’s a bigger number than the number who voted either for Donald Trump or for Hillary Clinton. In Michigan, for example, where the contest came down to roughly 10,000 votes, it’s plausible to say that non-voters were the ones who decided the election.
CNN’s Avlon mocks Republicans after their victory lap talking points were ‘shredded’ by Bolton’s book
On Monday, CNN fact-checker John Avlon noted that former National Security Adviser John Bolton's book has blown up the talking points Republicans in Congress were using to paint the arguments in the Senate trial as a victory for President Donald Trump.
"After the defense team's arguments opened on Saturday, Republicans greeted cameras with talking points at the ready," said Avlon, playing clips of Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) both saying that White House lawyers "shredded" the case made by impeachment managers, as well as displaying a tweet from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that also used the word "shredded."
‘Draconian’ travel curbs needed to halt spread of virus: scientists
Governments need to implement "draconian" travel curbs to stop a mystery coronavirus in China becoming a global epidemic, a team of experts mapping the outbreak said Monday.
Scientists at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) presented a briefing warning that the spread of the deadly SARS-like virus that first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan was accelerating.
"We have to be prepared that this particular epidemic may be about to become a global epidemic," said Gabriel Leung, head of the team.
"Substantial, draconian measures limiting population mobility should be taken sooner, rather than later."