Graham rips Biden 'slow-walking' jets for Ukraine, supports no-fly zone if Russia uses chemical weapons

Graham, who has called for either the arrest or assassination of Putin, criticized President Biden’s recent decision to reject a plan to send 28 fighter jets from Poland into Ukraine lest it provoke Putin and risk escalating the war into a nuclear conflict.

The Biden administration stopped that transfer. One minute they’re saying, ‘well they’re not using the planes we have but if we give them more it would be WWIII’,” Graham vertel “Sondagoggend Toekoms”host Maria Bartiromo. “What happened is Putin threatened Biden, and he folded like a cheap suit. Give them the planes.

The speech in Poland by the vice president is not an adequate substitute of MiGs going into the Ukraine to help the Ukrainians defend themselves,” Graham added.


I’m all in. I don’t want no boots on the ground, no-fly zone yet,” hy het bygevoeg. “But if there are chemical weapons used by Putin, that’s a war crime, and then I support a no-fly zone.

Sy. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks with reporters about aid to Ukraine, Stygende brandstofkoste het oorspronklik die ..., Woensdag, Maart 10, 2022, in Washington.

Sy. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks with reporters about aid to Ukraine, Stygende brandstofkoste het oorspronklik die ..., Woensdag, Maart 10, 2022, in Washington. ((AP-foto/Alex Brandon))

His remarks come after the chief of NATO warned on Sunday that Russia might use chemical weapons following its invasion of Ukraine and doing so would be considered a war crime. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, die wit Huis, die Pentagon, and the State Department have all denied Russian allegations that the U.S. funded biological weapons in existing Ukrainian laboratories near the border.

Graham dismissed concerns about a third world war if the U.S. sends jets to Ukraine, accusing the Biden administration of dragging their feet because they cannot see an outcome in which Putin loses.

It’s not going to be WWIII. This is all a bluff. Putin knows that no one wins a nuclear exchange,” hy het gesê. “If he ordered a preemptive strike on the United States, some general would shoot him in the head.

If we go all in to crush the Russian economy, if we help the Ukrainians with the weapons they need, we should be taking every Soviet bloc country with S-100, S-200, S-300, any aircraft missile systems and flood them into the Ukraine to regain control of Ukrainian skies,” Graham added. “I think the Ukrainians can win but what breaks my heart is that it appears to me that Biden is more worried about Putin losing that Ukraine winning. And that is despicable and sad.

Graham said he also fears a deal that would divide Ukraine and accept Russian control of half the country.

I smell a sell-out coming when it comes to Ukraine,” hy het gesê. Ukraine and Israel both denied reports that Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett had encouraged Zelenskyy to cede to Moscow’s demands. Israel is brokering potential negotiations between Russian and Ukraine to happen in Jerusalem.


Regarding proposals of neutrality for Ukraine, Graham said Putindoes not want a neutral Ukraine,” but rather he wants toeradicate Ukraine.Graham said Putin spoke in a speech last year of taking not only Ukraine, but also Moldova, Georgia and all the regions around Russia to reestablish the Soviet Union.

I would be dead set against any deal that would require the Ukrainian people to recognize half of the Ukraine belongs to Russia by force of arms,” Graham gesê. “And if there’s any chemical weapons used by Putin, that would be a war crime and I would be supportive of a no-fly zone as response to that.

You see war crimes being committed in front of you on television every day, and the Biden administration looks at Putin as a partner for climate change and an Iran dealmaker rather than a war criminal,” Graham gesê. “Biden’s more afraid of Putin losing than he is excited about Ukraine winning.