‘Next 9-11 in the making’ if Iraq collapses, says Sen. Lindsey Graham

A highly agitated U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., emerged from a top-secret Armed Services Committee meeting with Pentagon brass, fearful that another 9-11 was in the works.

“The briefing was chilling,” Graham said Thursday in an interview aired on C-SPAN. “Iraq is collapsing as I speak. The ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) is an army and not a bunch of hoodlums. They have a very specific agenda, and that is to create an Islamic caliphate.”

Graham wondered whether the impending threat mattered to the United States and if so, what the country was prepared to do about it. He said there was no way the Iraqis could stop the bleeding without the assistance of American air power.

ISIS forces on Thursday overran Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, capturing more than $429 million from Mosul banks, beheading scores of residents and seizing hundreds of Iraqi soldiers, before marching toward Baghdad and taking control of an area the size of Portugal, according to the International Business Times.

Abandoned Humvees and heavy weapons were now flowing into Syria, and Baghdad could become the next battleground, Graham warned.

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He is most worried about threats to the U.S. ally of Jordan, he said, quoting the FBI director as saying, “the pipeline for the next 9-11 attack on our homeland will likely come from Syria” and “there are numerous American citizens who have gone to Syria for jihad.”

Graham told a throng of reporters that if President Obama did not correct his policies in Syria and Iraq, “we are going to be in a world of hurt.”

 “What I heard today scared the hell out of me,” Graham said, urging Obama to explain his strategy for going forward.Sen. John McCain then stepped in, calling for Obama’s National Security team to resign and for Gens. David Petraeus, Jack Keane and James Mattis to explain how they plan to stop ISIS and salvage Iraq.

Watch the C-Span video here.

Richard Berkow

Former political news reporter Richard Berkow lost his idealism in the Kennedy years, and his innocence in Vietnam, Lebanon, and the Soviet Union. He hasn’t mellowed since, and can be harassed at [email protected]

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17 thoughts on “‘Next 9-11 in the making’ if Iraq collapses, says Sen. Lindsey Graham

  1. Robert Beers says:

    We never should have been in Iraq in the first place. Saudi Arabia was behind 911, not Iraq. Now this very well armed group of fanatics is using arms we provided. Idiocy reigns in DC.

    1. Guest says:

      Certainly, Obama’s foreign policy is a complete, and utter failure. Time to stop fundraising, and start doing his job.

      1. Combat Veteran Seabee says:

        He doesn’t KNOW WHAT HIS JOB IS!

    2. linreis says:

      does it matter to anyone that there are good people there, being slaughtered by these terrorists? just because you have this ‘isolationist’ attitude doesn’t mean that if the US does nothing we will be exempt from their attacks…9-11 proved this.

    3. Arden Hale says:

      The war wasn’t lost until we withdrew. Iraqi lives are worth saving and their democracy is worth preserving.

  2. D Ray West says:

    Get ready folks. Keep your cellphones handy. When the next false-flag happens, we will need your videos to prove we’ve been hoodwinked, like the first 9/11.

    If you’re curious about Graham making these types of statements before, then watch this video:

  3. Peter Theodoropoulos says:

    How are be headings possible the muslim has told us repeatedly they are a peace loving people. Are you saying he lied to the American people I’m shocked.

  4. linreis says:

    does it matter to anyone that there are good people there, being slaughtered by these terrorists? just because you have this ‘isolationist’ attitude doesn’t mean that if the US does nothing we will be exempt from their attacks…9-11 proved this

    1. Harry Reid says:

      The same slaughters were occurring under Saddam Hussein!

      People have such a short memory . . .

      Saddam and his sons, relatives and other trusted ones ran torture prisons, raped and murdered Iraqi citizens and gassed whole villages, funded and trained international terrorists and a host of other crimes against humanity.

      Enter the ultra-liberal-socialist-subversive-DemocRats who conveniently forgot and politicized as quickly as 9/11 outrage had subsided. At that point President Bush became villainous.

      Senator John McCain was crucified by the DemocRats and LameStream Media when he stated the United States would need have to have military bases in the middle east for the next sixty-years (Just as the USA have maintained bases in Japan & Europe since WWII).

      “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~ George Santayana . . . philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist.

      1. linreis says:

        these people don’t have a short memory, they choose to forget it, or egotistically, ignore it, thinking they are better and smarter.

        1. Harry Reid says:

          Amen

  5. Combat Veteran Seabee says:

    Someone please, shoot the crow!

  6. Jonny says:

    I smell a False flag coming up

  7. Joan Rogers says:

    Why are so many people saying the white house is surrounded with Muslim Brotherhood? and this is why we will do nothing. Is anybody else hearing this?

  8. Arden Hale says:

    These people are out in the open why aren’t we using drone and missile strikes against them. If we can wipe them out without losing a life do it. They’re terrorists.

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