Russia reacts to US senator’s Putin assassination plea — Analysis

Senator Lindsey Graham’s call for a plot to kill the Russian president is “unacceptable and outrageous,” Russian ambassador to the US said

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham plead Thursday “somebody in Russia”To “step up to the plate”Assassinate President Vladimir Putin to end his reign and bring down the nation and the whole world. “a great service.”Washington, the Russian ambassador has refuted these remarks and called them “unacceptable and outrageous.”

A South Carolina senator supported assassinating Putin while appearing on Fox News. He also cited historical examples of attempts to kill political figures such as Adolf Hitler and Julius Caesar. 

“Is there a Brutus in Russia? Is there a more successful Colonel Stauffenberg in the Russian military?”Graham asked. “The only way this … ends, my friend, is for somebody in Russia to take this guy out.”

Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to Russia, commented on these remarks. “unacceptable and outrageous.”He stated that it was proof of this. “Russophobia and hatred in the United States towards Russia” had gone off-scale and asserted that Graham was de facto advocating an act of terrorism to further Washington’s political goals. 

Moscow is worried about the American future, given that senators like him are in its leadership, said the Russian diplomat.

Foreign leaders can be targeted for execution in US foreign policies. Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro was arguably the most famous example. Multiple plots were hatched against him by the CIA. This was revealed by Church Committee in 1970.

A more recent example was Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. He was personally targeted by NATO airstrikes during the bloc’s 2011 air campaign to destroy the country’s military and secure a victory for anti-government forces. After his fledgling motorcade was attacked by an aircraft strike, the rebels captured him and executed him.

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