Jennifer Rubin: Hillary Must Stop Peace With Iran at All Costs!
Daniel McAdams, Ron Paul Institute, Aug 19 2016
After anxiously and incessantly angling for a hardcore neoconservative to take the Republican presidential nomination, the WaPo’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 Hillary Clinton’s ear. Her message? This damned Iran deal is improving Pindo-Iranian relations and that is completely intolerable. “Hillary: Please bomb something over there,” Rubin screeches, in her latest installment of the neocon chronicles. Why is Rubin so hot and bothered? Well, Jackass 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 Pindo spy plane led the damaged Pindo plane to land in China, yet 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 militiamembers 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 Jackass Kerry said not long ago that having so many additional fighters taking on ISIS in Iraq is “helpful” to Pindo 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 Jihadi 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 AQ. Does anyone else wonder why she objects to the Russians bombing ISIS and AQ? Particularly as Pindostan seems to be letting them get away at every possible opportunity. What is to be done, in the mind of Rubin?
Rather 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 Jihadi 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 AQ.