[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Haters are going to hate but they also might be less productive in the workplace, study says

Wow yet another ... anglo saxon white pervert with the [WMD'S] --- that's white man desease.

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING

Minted! Family win battle to KEEP gold coins worth $80m that their father was accused of stealing from US Mint in the 1930s

Jeb: ‘I Don’t See A Coronation Coming My Way’

Cruz: If Terrorists Attacked A Golf Course ‘That Would Get The White House’s Attention’

Why I, Unlike Senator Rubio, Would Not Attend a Gay Wedding

FBI admits that ALL its forensic experts exaggerated hair evidence at every criminal trial for nearly 20 years

Woman Fined For Feeding The Homeless Tells Police: ‘This Is My Church and This Is How I Pray’

Rand Paul attacks Clinton and names the enemy of the US – 'radical Islam' (Republican Leadership Summit - NH)

Worse than Sandusky: School Cop Whose Job was to 'Protect' Students, Repeatedly Raped 22 Boys

Massachussetts Cop Admits that Police Don't Really Care About Public Safety

Armed National Guard Troops Patrol Residential Streets in California

Wisconsin's Semi-Favorite Son

Yes, She Can

Coming To America (Neil Diamond's Anthem)

Rubio Spanish Interview Shocker: Obama’s First Exec Amnesty ‘Important,’ People ‘Benefiting from It’

Japan’s Maglev Train Hits World Record 366 Miles Per Hour

Obama loses BIG as Corker-Menendez bill passes committee unanimously

Rand Paul's secret weapon: His wife

Obama Soon To Force Slavery Reparations

Iranian ship convoy moves toward Yemen, alarming US officials

Bernard Goldberg Calls Out Fox’s Pandering On Cliven Bundy And More

Where Are The Cliven Bundy Supporters Now?

Jeb Bush Quotes

Huckabee to reveal presidential plans (knockout Cruz) on May 5 in Hope, Ark.

No Matter Who Wins The White House, The New Boss Will Be The Same As The Old Boss

‘This is not Bundy Ranch’: Oregon miners beg militia nuts to stop threatening federal agents

Chile UFO: Government confirm mysterious object is NOT 'made by man'

Former Prosecutor Says Cops Planting Guns On People They Shoot Is ‘Standard Operating Procedure’

Cop Never Charged For Killing Man That Wanted to Scratch His Nose

Without rules, financial markets don't work

Adult, juvenile arrested after Hempstead teacher assaulted

How the Constitution protects “free range” parents

Resistance to Tyranny is Obedience to God

ESPN personality suspended one week after berating parking lot attendant

Some of Lincoln’s best friends were Jews

Cop Shoves Innocent Man with Hands in Pockets Down Stairs, Lies About it, Keeps Job

16-Year-Old Student Charged with Resisting Arrest After School Cop Assaults HIM

Guns in U.S. are ‘ultimate check against government tyranny’: Cruz

Are the nationwide Walmart closures connected to detention centers for American citizens?

Veteran Loses Over $60,000 to Police, Despite Lack of Criminal Charges

A U.S.-Russia War Over Ukraine? Why?

AMID CHAOS, AL-QAIDA CONSOLIDATES HOLD OF YEMEN PROVINCE

HILLARY CLINTON STAFFERS INTERROGATED ‘ORDINARY AMERICANS’ FOR 30 MINUTES BEFORE ALLOWING MEETING

Hillary Tells Journalists Not to Use These 13 Words… Because They Are ‘Coded Sexism’

Cop Sexually Assaults 19 Year-Old and Only Sentenced on Misdemeanor Charges

SENS. RUBIO AND PAUL SKIP SIGNING CONGRESSIONAL SUPREME COURT MARRIAGE BRIEF--Cruz signed

Italian police: Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard

Vladimir Putin accuses U.S. of acting like imperialist Soviet Union


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

Cult Watch
See other Cult Watch Articles

Title: Marco Rubio and the Republican Push for an Israeli Attack on Iran
Source: HUFFINGTON
URL Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/micha ... io-and-the-repub_b_546191.html
Published: Apr 22, 2010
Author: Michael J.W. Stickings
Post Date: 2010-04-22 11:59:36 by Brian S
Keywords: None
Views: 336
Comments: 2

Marco Rubio, the presumptive Republican nominee for Senate in Florida, is, as you may know, an extremist, and therefore well within the new mainstream of the GOP.

The anti-tax, anti-government Club for Growth, Grover Norquist's outfit, loves him, and he was celebrated at CPAC, by the inmates of the Insanitarium, as one of the new stars of the right.

At CPAC, to rapturous applause, he sought to prove his right-wing national security bona fides by spouting reductio ad Cheneyesque absurdum nonsense:

We will do whatever it takes, for however long it takes, to defeat radical Islamic terrorism. We will punish their allies like Iran. We will stand with our allies like Israel. We will target and we will destroy terrorist cells and the leaders of those cells. The ones that survive, we will capture them. We will get useful information from them. And then we will bring them to justice in front of a military tribunal in Guantanamo -- not a civilian courtroom in Manhattan.

As I wrote back then, "what does it mean to do 'whatever it takes'? What does it mean to 'punish' Iran? There's so little substance behind such rhetoric, so common on the right. It's neoconservative bullying with a penchant for torture and brutality, but, however nonsensical, it is dangerous and destructive in the wrong hands, as we witnessed over the course of two detestable terms of George W. Bush."

Actually, he sounded quite a bit like Rudy Giuliani -- shameless exploiter of 9/11, would-be torturer-in-chief, and neo-fascist thug, not to mention presidential campaign failure -- another Republican celebrity without any genuine national security experience, let alone credibility, a warmongerer who so desperately wants to prove to the Cheneyacs that he's one of them.

And he -- Rubio, that is -- has been at it again, telling a Florida blogger the other day that an Israeli pre-emptive strike against Iran would be a-okay with him:

Israel has to do whatever Israel needs to do for their own national security. You would hope the United States, by taking a stronger role, would prevent that from needing to happen. But ultimately, I don't think any of us are going to blame Israel if they take it upon themselves to ensure that the security and well being of their people is safeguarded.

Now, I have defended Israel's right to defend itself, and I consider myself a friend of Israel, or at least of the more liberal, non-Netanyahu Israel, but actually a lot of people would criticize Israel for acting pre-emptively against Iran and thereby unleashing a massive security crisis in the Middle East.

By "us," of course, Rubio may mean "us" Republicans, or "us" right-wing zealots, or whatever, not necessarily "us" Americans or "us" thoughtful people who care about securing a lasting peace in the Middle East and who don't think that bombing the shit out of the Iranians is the way to go, but the point is clear, and the point is that Rubio thinks Israel should have carte blanche to do whatever it thinks it needs to do to defend itself no matter the repercussions, no matter what anyone else might think, including Israel's neighbours, Europe, and the U.S.

That's carte blanche for reckless aggression and mass destruction, but also for chaos and violent blowback, with Iran and its allies, including its terrorist allies, responding with as much force as they can muster not just against Israel but against Israel's allies as well, including possibly the U.S., and all because Israel acted out in supposed self-defence.

But bloodthirsty bomb-bomb-bomb Iran enthusiasts like Rubio don't seem to worry about such possibilities, however likely they may be, nor do they ever seem to consider the possibility, and likelihood, that their plans could backfire badly. For them, it's all about letting Israel, or rather it's conservative leadership, do whatever the hell it wants to do, and -- let's not overlook this -- having Israel wage wars as America's surrogate, much as various right-wing dictatorships did during the Cold War.

And so in supposedly being responsible, with Israel's national security as their stated concern (if not exactly the whole truth), Rubio and his ilk are actually being deeply irresponsible. But of course this sort of rhetoric plays really well within the confines of the Insanitarium, and one should expect nothing else from the inmates and their demagogues.

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Brian S (#0)

The irony is the Islamic Terrorists would slaughter Arianna Huffington and her ilk FIRST on general principal alone.

I can see NOVEMBER from my House....

Badeye  posted on  2010-04-22   12:06:48 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Badeye (#1)

How is that true, let alone, "ironic"?

#67. To: war (#48) Keep hiding behind the bozo, bozo. (laughing) You've always been a world class pussy. Badeye posted on 2010-01-14 16:12:48 ET Reply Trace

war  posted on  2010-04-22   12:08:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com