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August 17, 2015 11:53 am

Lindsey Graham to Synagogue Audience: Lawmakers Will Introduce New Sanctions Against Iranian Military

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U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on CNN News, on November 10, 2013. Photo: Screenshot / CNN.

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. Photo: Screenshot / CNN.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle will be introducing new sanctions against Iran even if the nuclear deal signed between Tehran and world powers is implemented, said Republican presidential candidate Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Saturday.

Speaking to an audience of about 250 at the Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach, New York for congregant Jeffrey Wiesenfeld and political consultant Hank Sheinkopf’s ‘Hampton Volley’ series, Graham insisted that while he was unsure lawmakers opposed to the nuclear deal would have enough votes to override President Barack Obama’s avowed veto of a congressional rejection of the agreement, lawmakers intended to enact bipartisan legislation to punish Iran elsewhere.

“Sen. Menendez and I will introduce new sanctions related to their missile program, support for terror, etc.,” said Graham, according to Jewish Insider, although the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has provisions stripping away sanctions against Iran’s ballistic missile program and a U.N.-imposed arms embargo.

At one point, attempting to get a feel for the mostly New York Jewish audience, Graham quipped that the “enemy” — presumably Iran and Islamic terrorist outfits — see all Americans as targets – “both the gay couple and the baker who doesn’t want their business.”

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Graham has taken on an aggressive opposition to the Iran nuclear deal — perhaps unanimously unpopular with GOP lawmakers — even threatening to work to strip the International Atomic Energy Agency of its funding if the Obama administration refuses to review the deal, which critics say falls far short of effectively curbing the threat of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.

Menendez is expected to deliver an address on Tuesday explaining his position on the Iran nuclear deal; most expect him to reject the JCPoA in its current iteration.

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  • Sister M. Michele S.C.M.C.

    Today, in many places there are many forces against Israel, and against the Jewish people in general. It’s obvious that individuals and whole nations don’t know their history, or worse still, have no idea about, or else no respect for the Moral Law. Anyone with any civility or any sense of what is true and noble, certainly refuses to tolerate the allowing and in some cases the propagation of such cold hatred towards the Jews, the State of Israel, or anyone at all who are so unjustly regarded. We must remember that any law that breaks God’s Law, is not really a law at all, and must not be obeyed. God has protected His people for centuries; generations have had to rely on the Almighty and will continue to find their strength and put their trust in His love for them. We, too, must stand with those who are persecuted and hated. We must stand with Israel and all the Jews. To paraphrase Aristides de Sousa Mendez who rescued Jews in WWII: I would rather stand with God against man, than stand with man against God.May we have those same convictions.

  • RobiMac

    Graham is a crock and all the lawmakers are a joke. All the political jokers of the Divided States of Sodom sure know how to make Iran shake in their boots. Heck, we could laugh at this if the DSS wasn’t in so much trouble.

  • M Lee

    Urgent please Death valued over life Islamofascism.

    http://swarajyamag.com/politics/tarek-fatah-breaking-down-jihadi-terror/
    Ayatollah of Iran has always said death is more valuable than life. Killing infidels even if Iran his land is destroyed leads to martyrdom and a higher place in paradise next to allah. Its a reverse mindset democracy needs to understand. Its like the kamikaze in WW11 that USA could not comprehend. ISIS must be exterminated. Iran must never get Nukes and ICBM’s
    Now from author
    Copy point 3 of Toronto renowned author Tarek Fatah, Muslim in Mississauga and with sun news
    In a speech that you delivered in Toronto a few years ago you declared the very notion of Islamofascism a threat to modern civilisation.
    All other forms of fascism are about the control of the world or domination of one race over the others. Islamofascism is about the destruction of the world as we know it, so that we can all start living in the after-world. This is not a joke as it is the Islamofascists’ firm belief that life on earth is like a transit lounge, and that we are here to take a connecting flight to the hereafter.
    It’s a death cult and far more dangerous than Nazism or Communism. Islamofascism is about the end of time scenario, which is a firm belief that emerging from the earth, the people of Yagog and Magog will fight the ultimate battle. People are dying out of free will and not because they are victims.
    The Islamist believes that life begins after death. It’s almost fundamentally contradictory to any other political movement. In religion, it is somewhat familiar to the Hindu notion of reincarnation. But these guys are not planning to return!http://swarajyamag.com/…/tarek-fatah-breaking-down…/

    • M Lee

      Deal must be repaired NO ICBM,s NO Nukes, 7 24 inspections of everything, Recognize israel. THIS IS NOT A JOKE
      The first people who rose against Nazism were German communists. The first people to die under Hitler’s rule were Germans. The first people to suffer under Benito Mussolini or Francisco Franco were Italians and Spanish. Fascism is always fought by people from the same group who wish to implement it. Like fascist tendencies in India are opposed primarily by Hindus.
      3. In a speech that you delivered in Toronto a few years ago you declared the very notion of Islamofascism a threat to modern civilisation.
      All other forms of fascism are about the control of the world or domination of one race over the others. Islamofascism is about the destruction of the world as we know it, so that we can all start living in the after-world. This is not a joke as it is the Islamofascists’ firm belief that life on earth is like a transit lounge, and that we are here to take a connecting flight to the hereafter. It’s a death cult and far more dangerous than Nazism or Communism. Islamofascism is about the end of time scenario, which is a firm belief that emerging from the earth, the people of Yagog and Magog will fight the ultimate battle. People are dying out of free will and not because they are victims. The Islamist believes that life begins after death. It’s almost fundamentally contradictory to any other political movement. In religion, it is somewhat familiar to the Hindu notion of reincarnation. But these guys are not planning to return!
      4. Of late you have been writing a lot about death cults such as ISIS or Boko Haram. What in your opinion are the main causal factors behind their rise?
      It is the belief that they have to destroy human civilisation. They don’t believe in the last few hundred years of European contribution in taking civilisation to where it is today. Most of what we do today is the result of Martin Luther nailing his points on the door of a church. The 500 years of European Enlightenment have led to great societies such as the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand or the democracy of India. But for an Islamist those years have to be erased. If a nuclear holocaust reduced all humanity to say the 10th century, everyone would be equal with just a sword, spear and horse, that is, if horses survive at all. And then they and kuffar will be at the same level as there won’t be any B52s, AK47s, helicopters and SAM missiles.

      Again the link to Islamofascism. http://swarajyamag.com/politics/tarek-fatah-breaking-down-jihadi-terror/

  • Robert Davis

    Glad to hear new sanctions will be imposed to iran and hopefully obamination that new didi amin dada caca will not have enough votes to support his cheme to provoke a new holocast within a few years. This non American president is the worse abomination only foolish and degenerate leftwing good for nothing cretins could bring upon the US and the world.

  • DocReality

    This just in: Lindsay Graham is USELESS.

  • FELIX

    BRAVO GRAHAM!

  • Great & sincere thanks to you, Mr Graham and to all who agree with & work with you. May G-d bless you lavishly.

  • dante

    the administration’s response will be very revealing.

    the administration has maintained that the mullahs’ aggression across the region and elsewhere, their continuing work on icbms, their threats against Israel (and, America) are objectionable but are not part of the cjpoa and, therefore, have to be dealt with outside the cjpoa.

    now, if Congress proposes to do exactly that, on what possible ground could the White House object? [one can well anticipate that there will be a storm of protest, but on what basis?]

    it reminds me of the following scene from “The Godfather” when Don Tessio’s carefully conceived plot is undone:

    [as Tessio and Hagen walk to Michael’s house, they are met by a bodyguard, Willi Cicci]
    Willi Cicci: Sal… Tom… the boss says he’ll come in a separate car. He says for you two to go on ahead.
    Tessio: Hell, he can’t do that; that screws up all my arrangements.
    Willi Cicci: Well, that’s what he said.
    Tom Hagen: I can’t go with you either, Tessio.
    [just then, Michael’s bodyguards materialize around them, Tessio understands everything]

    “screws up all my arrangements.”

  • Bullfrog

    It is impossible to fully grasp Obama’s reasoning for embracing Iran, a country with a track record as a terror state. Israel has every right to voice it’s concerns with the deal on Iran. Congress’ final decision will be very interesting, but either way, America will pay a very heavy price for ‘jumping into bed with Iran’.

  • Larry Eisenberg

    Senator Graham deserves more attention from the media in his run for President.

  • we have a President who is not interested in hearing..considering..or listening to any opinions that differ from his! there is not one lawmaker or representative of the Jewish people who have the guts (he would say Disrespect) to look him in the eye and express an opposite opinion. This is not democracy! this is dictatorship. He is an angry,egocentric..narcissistic individual who believes he is the smartest person around.He is vindictive and will make anyone who disagrees with him PAY for their indisgression. See Genesis Chapt 12 verse 3 He is foolish because in less than 10 years his beloved daughters will feel the consequences of his mistake..here in the USA. There will be no where to hide and the blame will be on him .. What a legacy to leave. Shame on him and ALL who cowere under his dictatorship

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