Tuesday, January 19, 2016

ISIS In West Miami?

Marco Rubio wants you to know that he is ever vigilant; even to the point that he spent Christmas Eve shopping for a gun rather than roasting a pig in his back yard (it’s a Cuban thing) because ISIS is a real threat in his neighborhood.

Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that he bought a gun on Christmas Eve and will use it to protect his family — and America — against ISIS.

“I’m a strong supporter of the second amendment. I have a right to protect my family if someone were to come after us,” Rubio said on Face the Nation. “In fact, if ISIS were to visit us, or our communities, at any moment, the last line of defense between ISIS and my family is the ability that I have to protect my family from them, or from a criminal, or anyone else who seeks to do us harm. Millions of Americans feel that way.”

I don’t have a problem with Mr. Rubio buying a gun if he wants to, and I don’t have a problem with him thinking he needs it to protect his family.  But it sounds ridiculous if he’s citing ISIS as a threat to his cul-de-sac in West Miami; for one thing, they’d probably get stuck on the Palmetto Expressway like everyone else at rush hour.

No matter how hard he tries, Marco Rubio comes across as both petulant and infantile in his pronouncements about just about everything, not to mention that he’s prone to “me-too” other candidates, specifically Donald Trump.  No matter how hard he tries, it’s really very hard to take him seriously.

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  1. ISIS. Really. Now, since you can hardly load an entire ISIS task force with their weapons onto a commercial plane, they’d have to come by sea. To form an “existential threat,” ISIS would have to have a whole flotilla of ships carrying troops to attack the East Coast. Yeah, right. We’ve got more guns than they do and that’s just the civilians. If they could find ships, they would have to get through the Mediterranean, through tightly controlled national waters of countries that are hostile to them, then through the Strait of Gibraltar, controlled by the British, and into the Atlantic The Atlantic Ocean is huge and perilous, and the US Navy has total control over it. Both surface forces and nuclear attack submarines. Those are the ones you never know about until the torpedo hits. I mean, shit, we barely pulled off D-Day. And that was launched from a friendly country so close to the target coasts you could almost see them. An ISIS flotilla, those ships that weren’t taken down by the Atlantic itself, would be sitting ducks for the Navy. How could they possibly make it?

    So much for that threat.

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