McCain/Graham Madness

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McCain/Graham Madness
by Stephen Lendman
Russophobic/Islamophobic neocon Senators John McCain (R. AR) and Lindsey Graham (R. SC) support imperial madness – endless wars of aggression against invented enemies. 
They want all sovereign independent nations eliminated, their governments replaced by pro-Western puppet regimes – wars of aggression their strategy of choice.
They’re not alone. Lots more like them infest Congress on both sides of the isle, a deplorable situation risking possible nuclear war against Russia and/or China – a doomsday scenario if launched.
On March 30, McCain raged against the possibility of Assad remaining in power, demanding his ouster, repeating the Big Lie about his “slaughter(ing)” his own people, accusing him and Putin of “butchery” – making himself look buffoon-like if the issue wasn’t so serious.
In response to Tuesday’s Kahn Sheikhoun CW attack, he sacrificed sensibility and truth-telling for over-the-top ranting – saying “we once again bear witness to innocent people writhing on the ground and gasping for breath.”
“We know Assad not only disregarded his chemical weapons commitments, but continues to carry on mass atrocities with impunity. Unless and until Assad pays a price for his brutality, the slaughter and destruction in Syria will go on.”
If Assad isn’t forcefully removed, “America’s national security interests will be placed at greater risk.” 
Graham’s comments were like McCain’s, matching his villainy, demanding action “to punish Assad,” claiming it’s “the biggest test yet (for) the Trump administration.”
If Assad remains in power, “it will be a big win for Russia and Iran, and the region will continue to deteriorate at an even faster pace,” he roared.
McCain, Graham and other neocons infesting Washington want Syria entirely raped and destroyed – shocking testimony to gangsterism running America, Democrats as pure evil as Republicans, masquerading as the political establishment.
The nation remains in a permanent state of war, the horror spreading like a plague from one country to another.
Mass slaughter, destruction, chaos and human misery follow wherever America shows up – unparalleled villainy, unmatched by any other regime in history.
Neocon imperial war architect Paul Wolfowitz is still around. Weeks after the Soviet Union’s 1991 dissolution, he said Washington’s “first objective is prevent(ing) the re-emergence of (rival states), either on (its) territory or elsewhere…”
On April 5, his Wall Street Journal commentary advocated escalated war on Syria, saying words aren’t enough, urging Trump to go “bold,” to intervene militarily more than already to “restore peace to Syria.”
It’s 2002/2003 all over again, wanting Assad forcefully removed – turning Syria into a permanent/violent chaotic state like Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and elsewhere.
Lunatics running the Washington asylum threaten humanity’s survival – Trump America’s latest warrior president, following in the deplorable footsteps of his predecessors.
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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.