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Graham Tells Trump To ‘Crush Iranian Economy’ By Targeting Oil Refineries After Assassination

By Tyler Durden | 3 January 2020

ZERO HEDGE — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says he was briefed on the plan to target Iran’s No. 2 Qassem Soleimani earlier this week, and that he advised President Trump to cripple Iran’s economy by taking out the country’s oil refineries.

I was briefed about the potential operation when I was down in Florida,” said Graham during a Friday interview on Fox & Friends, adding “If I were the president, I would put on the table targets in Iran, not Iraq and Syria. Economic targets that would crush the economy.”

Notably, Graham appears to be the only member of Congress briefed on the military action while he was with Trump at Mar-a-Lago for a round of golf. […]

4 Comments on Graham Tells Trump To ‘Crush Iranian Economy’ By Targeting Oil Refineries After Assassination

  1. Good thing Trump doesnt want war and de-escalated. Makes the comments above look silly. There’s alot more going on that anyone on these interwebs knows about.

  2. I hope the Iranians can sink the U.S stock market by blowing to kingdom come the derivatives market. Derivatives are the ultimate WMD.
    https://wallstreetonparade.com/2020/01/stock-exposure-has-exploded-at-jpmorgans-federally-insured-bank-to-2-4-trillion/
    Just one example.
    Trump called the market a “gigantic bubble” as a candidate in 2016. Now, he takes full credit, even though 100% of the stock market rise has been due to the Fed and their unprecedented liquidity injections.
    Trump’s ‘report card’ is the U.S. stock market. If Iran wants to hurt Trump blowing up the market will do quite nicely.

    • I guess the authoritarian followers think there will not be any payback on the homefront. Asymmetrical warfare is impossible to stop. Just watch Narcos on Netflix for an example and Iran has access to far more devices and weaponry.

      https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/iran-evaluating-13-retaliation-scenarios-inflict-historic-nightmare-us

      “After breaking a 5-day silence over its response for the US killing of General Qassem Soleimani, on Tuesday Iran said it was assessing 13 scenarios to inflict a “historic nightmare” on the US. “Even if the weakest of these scenarios gain a consensus, its implementation can be a historic nightmare for the Americans.”

      “We will burn the places they love” IRGC Commander Hossein Salami reaffirms Iran’s vow to avenge the death of Qasem Soleimani.

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