GOP Pres. Candidates warn Iran Nukes can hit NYC (despite No Nukes, ICBMs)

Cenk Uygur | (The Young Turks) –

“”Three likely presidential candidates shared the stage Sunday night before a roomful of wealthy donors, engaging in a rapid-fire policy discussion that underscored sharp disagreement within the GOP over global affairs and national security.

Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul took part in a largely friendly, but occasionally fiery, panel at the Palm Springs event sponsored by mega GOP donors David and Charles Koch, better known as the Koch Brothers.

The event, moderated by ABC’s Jonathan Karl, marked the first time potential GOP contenders gathered on the same stage at the same time to talk about policy in 2015, a year that’s expected to see a hoard of candidates compete for the Republican nomination in forums and debates.”* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.”

The Young Turks: “GOP Hot Shots Warn Iranian Nukes May Hit US Cities”

6 Responses

  1. Obama has been extremely negligent by not pushing back HARD against these lies.

    Only the USA, Russia, China, India and Israel have land-based ICBMs (and all have nuclear weapons – I wonder what countries Israel wants to nuke so badly that they developed ICBM capability – USA and Europe maybe?). No other country has this capability and Iran certainly does not have the capability.

    As for submarine launched ballistic missiles, again there are the usual suspects – the USA, Russia, China and India along with the UK and France. And again, Iran is NOT on the list. Note that Israel’s subs are equipped with nuclear tipped cruise missiles but their range is less than 500 KM. Israel currently has five active subs.

    So the REALITY is, while NYC or LAX could be nuked by Israel, Russia, China. India, the UK or France, they can NOT be nuked with Iran’s nonexistent bombs that have no way to get to NYC or LAX. Therefore, the US public needs to be told this repeatedly.

    Obama needs to forcefully rebut the nonsense from the chicken war hawks. Why is Obama so afraid to publicly bash these idiots? Especially when most Americans have zero desire for any more war, so Obama would be singing to the choir.

    • It is debatable whether Israel could strike the United States with its top-of-the-line Jericho III intercontinental ballistic missile.

      Estimates of its range have been as low as approximately 3000 miles.

      It would have to significantly reduce its normal payload to reach America.

      • While the Israeli Jericho-3 has a shorter range than other ICBMs and it may not be able to reach the USA, Israel still has the nukes on the subs. I was being a little facetious, but it does appear that Israelis may still have anger issues with Europe and Russia.

  2. Remember when Ron Paul got into an argument with Rudy Giuliani over the war in Iraq? Rand Paul is doing the same thing here with Iran. They both have definite links to neoconfederate groups who blame Lincoln for the Civil War, except they call it the “War of Northern Aggression.” Rand’s roots are showing. He believes the Southern states had a legal right to secede and Lincoln exceeded his authority. Neither one of them support the federal government starting wars back in 1861 or today.

  3. IamaCamera

    It is amazing how we are having the pre-Iraq war discussion all over again, this time fear mongering over non-existent nukes #Iran

  4. Obviously, the Koch Bros. can provide some awesome not-of-this-world experiences to those who wish to participate.

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