Marco Rubio warns that Russia is on a Cold War footing
Rubio. Image via AP.

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'I think the world's going to look very different in 60 days.'

Sen. Marco Rubio continues to offer grim warnings about Russia’s intentions with Ukraine.

During a radio interview Thursday, the Republican Senator redoubled previous warnings, suggesting Russia may very soon embark on a show of military strength not seen since the old Soviet Union days.

“This is probably the most dangerous moment since the end of the Cold War. Incredibly tense. I say this to you hoping that I’m wrong, I really do. Usually, I don’t hope I’m wrong — this time I do. But I think the world’s going to look very different in 60 days,” Rubio said on the “Brian Rust Show.”

The Senator expects Moscow to commence next week “the single largest military exercise they’ve conducted since the end of the Cold War.”

“Naval assets, air assets, ground assets, nuclear forces will be mobilized for it. There will be multiple theaters operating simultaneously. So this is a huge exercise,” Rubio warned.

Amid the war games, meanwhile, Rubio warns that real war can happen in Ukraine.

“I believe you will have an invasion of Ukraine. So it’ll be hard to tell what’s an exercise and what’s real,” Rubio contended.

“I think the big challenge before us is not just to respond to Putin in Ukraine, but to do it in a way that contains it to Ukraine and does not allow this to escalate into something much bigger, much more dangerous, [and] much more destructive,” Rubio said.

The Senator has been a frequent critic of President Joe Biden‘s administration but has muted his criticisms as Ukraine has become a more imminent concern.

“This is a serious situation, and I think it’s one that calls for people to be mature. And frankly, it’s one that we should try not to politicize, because this is not a game. This could get dangerous really quickly,” Rubio contended, describing himself as “willing to work with” the White House.

“I don’t think it’ll be long now, I really don’t. I think this is going to be upon us here fairly quickly. I’d be shocked that we get to the end of this month and we haven’t had to confront this,” Rubio cautioned.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


3 comments

  • politics

    February 11, 2022 at 10:03 am

    So someone needs a over the knee spanking. Bad Putin bad bad bad. maybe a little knee wiggle will do the trick. balarus has its own guides and yea they might take up force if a invasion happens.that means the American you have to let this migrate here.and all these ships in.

  • Louis Foxwell

    February 15, 2022 at 3:27 am

    Fubio’s words are p[rophetic, in part at his own hands.
    Senator Rubio Marco has slipped an amendment, without discussion, into the HR5421 COMPETES bill, now before the Senate, that completely destroys the multibillion dollar pet industry and ends efforts to protect precious species around the world.

    S626, entered into the Senate hopper last March, is one of 600 amendments to the COMPETES bill that will pass without discussion should the Senate approve this bill. Senator Schumer has assured us this will happen. 20 Republicans are on board with the fundamentals of this bill as passed last year in the Senate.

    Senator Rubio’s secret Trojan Horse bill amends the Lacey Act by ending the black list of banned animals to a white list of approved animals. 20,0000 animals of all kinds are now marketed in the US. All but the tiniest fraction will be on this white list.

    Rubio’s Lacey Act amendments are a swiss cheese of ill advised, destructive measures that will create chaos in a well regulated, heavily monitored industry and bring harm and destruction to critical biotopes and species around the world. This does not count the millions of jobs lost, businesses destroyed, and scientific research strangled.

    Destructive invasives comprise a tiny fraction of the 20,000 animals currently traded in the US. Destroying an entire industry to stop a few possible animals of concern is irrational. Laws and state efforts to mitigate such events are in place now.

    Destructive invasives were brought into this country 25 and more years ago primarily by ill advised government mitigation efforts, not by hobbyists releasing unwanted pets. The science has grown immeasurably since then. These issues are no longer occurring. Mitigation efforts for existing issues are needed, not an outright ban on everything.

    Our state Wildlife agencies are best able to assess their local environments and control species of concern. Federal rules are inappropriate to local conditions.

    This federal law would create a one size fits all draconian ban on any imported animal capable of surviving anywhere in the US including its tropical territories. Nothing fails this test.

    We are about to witness the absolute ban on nearly every animal imported into the US regardless of its origin or nature. Animals raised on farms, sustainably collected, of no risk at all to any environment in the US, ALL will be considered a threat until proven otherwise.

    This legislation will destroy a sophisticated, well regulated industry that has not had a destructive invasive animal escape in 25 years. All of the destructive species in the US today were released, some in massive numbers, more than 25 years ago.

    Not every animal is a nail to be smashed by a federal mallet.

    Louis Foxwell, citizen

  • politics

    February 18, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    America needs a umbilici cord to Ukraine.

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