Rubio Beats War Drums





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Published on Jun 5, 2012

Vice-Presidential frontrunner Marco Rubio told the elitist Council on Foreign Relations during an event last week that the American people should be prepared for a war with Iran.

Rubio was asked by moderator Richard Stengel, "You would sanction a strike before you would tolerate a nuclear Iran?"

"Yes and I think that we need to begin to prepare people for that," the Florida Senator responded.

This is by no means the first time Rubio has publicly displayed his appetite to commit the United States to another unaffordable war.

During a Brookings Institution speech at the end of April, Rubio not only called for attacking Iran, but also advocated a military assault on Syria.

Speaking of Iran, Rubio stated, "We should also be preparing our allies, and the world, for the reality that unfortunately, if all else fails, preventing a nuclear Iran may, tragically, require a military solution."

He also said that Syria should become a target for "American leadership," in the context of ignoring UN mandates and sending in American troops to directly help rebel fighters who, as we have documented, are being directed by Al-Qaeda terrorists.

"You need the center of gravity to instigate this coalition (supporting opposition groups in Syria) and move forward with a defined plan," said Rubio. "In the absence of American power and American influence and American leadership, it's hard to do that."

Rubio's rhetoric went down well with the Brookings Institution, an establishment think tank that openly admits in its own memos that the "responsibility to protect" humanitarian ruse is merely a crude pretext for long-planned regime change in Syria.
by Paul Joseph Watson

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