Lindsay Graham Warns "70% Chance Of War" If Kim Tests Another Nuke

Authored by Ryan Pickrell via The Daily Caller,

The odds that the U.S. will attack North Korea are disconcertingly high, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham revealed.

“There’s a three in 10 chance we use the military option,” Graham told the Atlantic on Wednesday, adding that he “would say 70 percent” if North Korea conducts a seventh nuclear test.


“We’re not to the tipping point yet,” he said, but “if they test another [nuclear] weapon, then all bets are off.”

North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test in September, detonating a suspected hydrogen bomb with an explosive yield at least ten times larger than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

North Korea has threatened to carry out an atmospheric nuclear test in the Pacific, but there is also significant tunneling work underway for a potential underground nuclear test at the North’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site.

If the U.S. decides to apply military force to this delicate yet increasingly-troublesome situation, Graham warned, the U.S. will need to strike with full force.

“War with North Korea is an all-out war against the regime,” he said,


“There is no surgical strike option. Their [nuclear-weapons] program is too redundant, it’s too hardened, and you gotta assume the worst, not the best. So if you ever use the military option, it’s not to just neutralize their nuclear facilities—you gotta be willing to take the regime completely down.”

Graham said that North Korea comes up regularly in his conversations with the president, most recently on a Sunday golf outing with President Donald Trump.

The senator expressed a willingness to engage North Korea in a dialogue to prevent war, explaining, “When they write the history of the times, I don’t want them to say, ‘Hey, Lindsey Graham wouldn’t even talk to the guy.'” At the same time, Graham said that “if nothing changes, Trump’s gonna have to use the military option, because time is running out.”

“Fifty years from now, long after I’m dead and gone, what will they say about this time? I don’t want people 50 years from now having to live with the consequences of us getting this wrong,” he explained. Graham acknowledged the potential cost of a war with the North, but argued that he is willing to sacrifice many for the safety and security of the many more.


“I am literally willing to put hundreds of thousands of people at risk, knowing that millions and millions of people will be at risk if we don’t,” the senator said.


"“Don’t ever lose sight of how this war ends. We win it, not North Korea.”

Graham stressed, as he has in the past, that the war will be fought “over there,” apparently forgetting that North Korea has a demonstrated ability to strike American targets.


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Not Too Important two hoots Thu, 12/14/2017 - 18:36 Permalink

A NORK artillery strike into Seoul will kill 10-20 million people in a few hours. If we strike first, Chinese anti-ship missiles will sink every ship in minutes, and shoot most of our planes out of the skies.

NORK missile strikes on the SORK and Japanese nuclear power plants will create dozens of Fukushimas, blanketing the Northern Hemisphere with hundreds of thousands of tons of aerosolized enriched uranium and plutonium. North America would cease to sustain life within a month.

Does that queer Graham think that maybe South Korea or Japan might have something to say about this? Obviously we don't, but that hasn't mattered in a very long time.

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Slack Jack Not Too Important Thu, 12/14/2017 - 19:44 Permalink

Engdahl says Kim Jong Un is false opposition.

Engdahl says that Kim Jong Un lived in Switzerland from 1991 until 2000. He attended the Liebefeld Steinhölzli school in Köniz near Bern. The strongest hint that Kim Jong Un is a "Pentagon" puppet and not a communist (Chinese) puppet is that he had China's best friend in Pyongyang, Jang Sung-taek, executed. He also ordered the systematic execution of all other members of Jang's family including children and grandchildren (and others that were considered too close to China).

Other hints are that he is usefully (to the US) provocative and doesn't seem to listen to China.

Engdahl also thinks North Korea is an Pentagon Vassal State, but it seems more likely that Kim Jong Un is indeed a "Pentagon" man but that North Korea is (i.e., will be treated as) an enemy state.…

Remember: The first rule for fighting a (real) war is to place your own puppet as the leader of the enemy.

Also, one should not forget that Trump, Obama, Bush and Clinton are all Jews.

And as an example of how real wars are fought,....

Proof that Adolf Hitler was a double agent.

It seems pretty weird when you first read it, but its clearly true.

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D503 shankster Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:28 Permalink

Sure, we can bring all the troops home, give everyone a free house, a universal basic income, free college where they can learn "everything is subjective," all the countries we control with force can trade directly without the petrodollar, all the world's Abrahamic religions can share their worthless holy city, we can let everyone out of prison, all rape and murder will cease to exist, and everyone will fucking share. Good plan. Very well thought out, you complete faggot. Maybe you should go shovel shit, or heat a dick up for dinner. You know, something you can manage.

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Endgame Napoleon shankster Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:57 Permalink

Ugh, Lindsey, we have a lot of troops in SK, so there is no “over there,” not to mention the fact that South Koreans are pretty nice. There is no need to start a war, sacrificing anyone. Except in cases where we are attacked, as on 9/11, Deplorables did not vote for war. Deplorables voted for taking care of veterans and strong border control. Keep a strong military. Do not use it unless it is absolutely necessary.

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earleflorida The Greek horse Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:08 Permalink

Military budget 'ONLY' $700 Billion'Axis of Evil', hmmm?Where did SYRAQ come from?Iran or North Korea and *Cheney & Rumsfeld 50 +/+ Year Wars     (* debt doesn't matter?)USSA goes broke and Nationalizes CB/ FRB System (sad--- the interest paid % Debt (promises-to-pay) to issue Gov't. only debt) has had an aggragate sum over 104 years totaling the sum of Debt owned by you and me as a 'Wealth Gift' by the world's private CBs!America is now for sale for a mill/cent on a yuan, while all ussa's 'money masters [internationalist] have been methodically heading to asia.1796/ 1812/ 1857/ [civil war] 1873/ 1893/ 1913/ and there you have it!!!Spain, France, Germany/Prussia, England and now USSA say thankyou to Adam Smith( Father of Modern Economics) and Adam Weishaupt (Father of Socialism/ Bolshevism) and the man who sold america to the Money Master's via CB Sir Alexander Hamilton (may his soul rest in eternal poverty!)as for faggot Lindsey,.. (and soon to be dead McCain) go fuck yourselves!!!

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MadHatt Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:48 Permalink

“I am literally willing to put hundreds of thousands of people at risk, knowing that millions and millions of people will be at risk if we don’t,”  If its so important we have a war, maybe you should lead us on the front line. Should be a law, anyone who votes for war is the first in line. You first.

richsob MadHatt Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:13 Permalink

I've seen combat.  And it's horrible.  I hate war.  But Graham is right on this one.  Any nation worth a damn would step in and stop another country from launching a nuclear attack against it if push came to shove.  There are umpteen ways for Fat Boy to "protect" his country (and keep his nukes too) but poking Uncle Sam in the eye is about the stupidest thing he can do.  Don't forget, even if the U.S. breaks weak that doesn't mean the Japs, the Taiwanese, the Whoevers won't get their own nukes if they are afraid enough of NK.

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MadHatt richsob Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:31 Permalink

War is horrible? Hot tip.These wars are based on installing a Rothchild Central bank.Had to goto war with Vietnam because of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which, never happened.Afghanistan was said to have yellow cake uranium, or biowepaons trucks, or some other garbage that turned out to be completely fictional. Qaddafi and JFK paid the price for trying to make banks have gold or silver for currency. Track back any war, or "extended military engagement" the US participated in for the last 100 years, all that's there is hundreds of thousands of deaths, and a new central bank. Guess who doesnt have a Rothchild bank... Iran, Syria, Cuba, and North Korea.

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