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Jennifer Rubin Says Hillary Must Stop Peace With Iran At All Costs – OpEd

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After anxiously and incessantly angling for a hardcore neoconservative to take the Republican presidential nomination, the Washington Post’s online blogger Jennifer Rubin has made the long journey home. Rebuffed by Republican voters who selected Donald Trump as their candidate, Rubin’s gunpowder breath is now desperately seeking Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s ear.

Her message? This damned Iran deal is improving US/Iran relations and that is completely intolerable. “Hillary: Please bomb something over there,” Rubin screeches, in her recent installment of the neocon chronicles.

Why is Rubin so hot and bothered? Well, Secretary of State John Kerry has dared to encourage some business investment in Iran after the nuclear deal has begun paying dividends in more stable relations. Doing business is always preferable to sanctions and blockades because it makes war less likely. Each side has too much to lose when there are economic interests at stake so each side will act with more caution. As when a Chinese incident with a US spy plane led the damaged US plane to land in China — both sides realized that economic relations were sufficiently important that the potentially volatile situation needed to be carefully walked back from the brink of conflict.

War kills economic opportunities for the average people on both sides, but it also produces unique financial opportunities for the specially connected. Like the people around Jennifer Rubin.

Rubin is given a little corner of Washington’s “paper of record,” but she is either so ill-formed when it comes to the basic situation in Syria that one wonders why she has such a platform when surely there are plenty of better-informed high school students who could fill the slot…or she is purposely obfuscating from her little perch in which case the Washington Post is a witting party to her deception.

For example she writes this:

This week we have also learned that as many as 100,000 Iranian-backed militia members are fighting in Iraq…

But she does not inform her readers that these Iranian militia members are in fact fighting ISIS in Iraq. In other words, they are helping us defeat our sworn enemy. While Washington is pained to admit it, even John Kerry said not long ago that having so many additional fighters taking on ISIS in Iraq is “helpful” to America’s efforts to defeat ISIS.

Rubin would clearly prefer an ISIS victory to accepting the assistance of an Iran that also views the establishment of an anti-Iranian jihadist Caliphate in its backyard an existential threat.

Again Rubin plays fast and loose with the truth when she writes:

Russia is expanding its alliance with Iran and influence in Syria in unprecedented ways. Russian planes are now taking off directly from Iran to bomb Syrian targets…

What she does not tell us once again is that those Russian planes are bombing ISIS and al-Qaeda (those guys who attacked us on 9/11). Does anyone else wonder why she objects to the Russians bombing ISIS and al-Qaeda? Particularly as the US seems to be letting them get away at every possible opportunity.

What is to be done, in the mind of Rubin?

[R]ather than pleading with Russia, we can make clear that we will be establishing a new policy of direct action against the Assad regime, including establishment of safe havens. Vladimir Putin has had a risk-free policy of aggression up to now; that should change.

So, Rubin would have the US attack a Syrian government that has fought for five years against a foreign, radical jihadist insurgency and directly confront a Russia that has the same enemy in the process.

Who’s side is she on? Ours or the terrorists’?

Evidently we can partner with Stalin to defeat Hitler but we dare not partner with Putin to defeat ISIS and al-Qaeda. The neocons are clearly high on their own vapors. Rubin is first in line for neocon bong hits.

This article was published by RonPaul Institute.


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One thought on “Jennifer Rubin Says Hillary Must Stop Peace With Iran At All Costs – OpEd

  • September 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm
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    I think Secretary Hillary Clinton is still worse than J. Rubin who is not better than President Obama for Israel. At any rate, this is excellent piece and people should know who are pushing US imperialism to bomb and to kill Muslim and Arab people. I think the author has missed one element in this piece. US and Stalin were on one side to defeat Hitler, because Hitler had made horrible things, including the brutal killing of the Jewish people. It is also true that Stalin’s (or the USSR) was beating the Nazi and advancing whether US were in or out. Currently, the Israel supporters in USA are pushing US to bomb Iran and Syria, because these countries have been at odd with Israel. Daesh and AL Nusrah’s wounded terrorists receive medical care from Israel, and a leading figure of some of the terrorist groups was interviewed by an Israeli journalist, who expressed his willingness to have peace with Israel. A few weeks ago one Israeli politician was also saying that Israel can live with Daesh but cannot live with President AL Assad and Iran. That is to say, it has been the US policy that countries in the Middle East that do not support Israel must be bombed or sanctioned, and other countries supporting Israel must be rewarded. This policy has given Israel more leverage in the Middle East and has forced some countries to have dialogs and even relationships with Israel. And this is why Israel is not making final peace with Palestinians and with other Arab countries. Frankly, an essential part of American Exceptionalism is that if you strongly support Israel and strongly attack Muslims, then you will rise like a moon and you will become an authority in foreign policy. Once again, Israel supporters cannot sleep because they know that Muslims have been able to destroy many empires over centuries and that the liberation of occupied Palestine is a historical necessity. Bombing, occupation, looting, killing, terrorism, divisions, sectarianism will not stop the liberation of occupied Palestine.

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