Lindsey Graham suggests shooting down Russian planes after it flexes by taking out a US drone

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested on Tuesday that the Biden administration should shoot down Russian planes in response to the incident that happened over the Black Sea.

Speaking on Fox News’s “Hannity,” he was asked by host Sean Hannity about how the United States should respond to the provocation.

“They shot down our drone. What should our answer be?” the host asked.

In response, Graham unleashed.

“Well, we should hold them accountable and say that, ‘If you ever get near another U.S. asset flying in international waters, your airplane will be shot down.’ What would Ronald Reagan do right now? He would start shooting Russian planes down if they were threatening our assets. American foreign policy’s in free-fall,” he said.

He continued by comparing current President Joe Biden to the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield.

“Weakness breeds provocation. They know they can get away with it. Mexico is blaming us for the fentanyl crisis and Joe Biden is like a deer in the headlights. He needs to up his game quickly,” he said.

“So President Biden, you’re the Rodney Dangerfield of world leaders. Nobody respects you. And if you don’t change your game and up your game, we’re gonna have World War III.”

The irony is that, judging by the fierce response to his words, it seems like nobody respects HIM.


The senator’s remarks came hours after an incident over the Black Sea in which a Russian Su-27 fighter jet collided with an unmanned MQ-9 drone operated by the U.S. military.

“Our MQ-9 aircraft was conducting routine operations in international airspace when it was intercepted and hit by a Russian aircraft, resulting in a crash and complete loss of the MQ-9,” Air Force Gen. James B. Hecker, the commander of U.S. Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa, reportedly announced in a statement, according to NBC News.

“In fact, this unsafe and unprofessional act by the Russians nearly caused both aircraft to crash,” he added.

In a separate statement posted to the U.S. Department of Defense’s website, he accused the pilot of the Su-27 fighter jet of having behaved recklessly.

“Several times before the collision, the Su-27s dumped fuel on, and flew in front of the MQ-9 in a reckless, environmentally unsound and unprofessional manner. This incident demonstrates a lack of competence in addition to being unsafe and unprofessional,” Hecker said.

“This incident follows a pattern of dangerous actions by Russian pilots while interacting with U.S. and allied aircraft over international airspace, including over the Black Sea. These aggressive actions by Russian aircrew are dangerous and could lead to miscalculation and unintended escalation,” he added.

All this comes about a week after Graham, responding to reports that two Americans were killed by Mexican cartels, called for the Biden administration to effectively invade Mexico to take out said cartels.

“Graham said he plans to introduce bipartisan legislation in the coming days, to designate the drug cartels as terrorist organizations. He also said he wants to introduce legislation authorizing the US military to use force to destroy Mexican drug labs,” according to Insider.

Though, in fairness, he claimed he just wanted to take out “drug labs,” not necessarily invade Mexico.

“Not to invade Mexico, not to shoot Mexican airplanes down, but to destroy drug labs that are poisoning Americans,” he said.


But few people believed him.

Case in point:


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