Ahead of Iranian drone strikes, Marco Rubio predicted multifront war on Israel, blames ‘friction’ with U.S.

Marco Rubio
'We may not see the end of next week without something like that happening.'

A Florida Senator is offering a chilling geopolitical warning regarding America’s staunchest ally in the Middle East, and blaming domestic politicians who equivocate between it and its mortal enemies.

The remarks made earlier this week have a new relevance in light of just-launched drone attacks from Iran on Saturday

In comments to Agudath Israel of America, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said that it was possible that Israel may face an attack on numerous fronts, one made possible by domestic elements that don’t cherish the special relationship between the U.S. and the government in Jerusalem.

“Any time there is friction in the U.S.-Israeli relationship, any time our political leaders decide that in order to appease some radical, left-wing, pro-Hamas element, they are going to create friction in the relationship with Israel, you are undermining the deterrence of Israel’s enemies,” Rubio said.

The Senator added that said friction is “perceived” by Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Houthis as a green light for aggression, allowing them to say that they “can now do things to Israel, and America will not respond, not just directly, militarily, but America may not even be there to help Israel.”

With that scenario in mind, Rubio says a “moment” may “arrive where Israel faces a multipronged attack, not just by Iran, but by their agents in Syria and in Iraq, by the Houthis, by Hezbollah, all at once, perhaps in retribution for a recent strike, perhaps in a future conflict.”

“Iran is closer to coordinating that because they believe that they can do it, and that the U.S., because of our internal friction with regards to the U.S.-Israeli relationship, will not respond,” Rubio warned.

“That’s a very real threat, and I hope I’m wrong, but we may not see the end of next week without something like that happening. If it does, you will remember that that deterrence was lost and undermined by this desire to appease this radical element of a voting base.”

Despite a chill in the relationship between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, dialogue continues. The Times of Israel reports the two leaders had what Biden called a “long conversation” on Wednesday. Biden wants more aid to the Palestinians and fewer civilian casualties, but Netanyahu is conducting actions against Hamas with scant worry about international opinion.

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



    April 10, 2024 at 7:14 pm

    Good evening America,
    Yet more proof that Hitler 8iden wants another Jewish BloodBath.
    That little Oct. 7th BloodBath was not enough for Hitler 8iden and his Puppet Masters (How Ya Doing 8arak?).
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts “Earl Calls ‘Em As He Sees ‘Em” American

    • Rick Whitaker

      April 10, 2024 at 10:02 pm


  • Impeach Biden

    April 10, 2024 at 7:21 pm

    Look at all those able bodied men in Dearborn, MI. Give them a one way ticket to Gaza and have them take on the IDF. They are all full of camel poop.

  • Impeach Biden

    April 10, 2024 at 7:42 pm

    Let’s get Ilhan and Rashida to put on some camo as well and send them to the front. Go get em girls.

    • Rick Whitaker

      April 10, 2024 at 10:06 pm

      IM, we all know you are a hardcore racist, why do you keep repeating hardcore racist statements? as i said, we all know what you are. a hater’s hater

      • Impeach Biden

        April 11, 2024 at 5:00 am

        How so my moonshiner friend? I am all in favor of lending a helping hand to those megaphone warriors. They talk tough behind the megaphone and burning US / Israeli flags. Let’s send them to where the action is.

      • Impeach Biden

        April 11, 2024 at 7:22 am

        As a follow up to my left of Bernie Sanders friend. Rashida Tlaib would not renounce the “Death to America” chants by the so called religion of peace people in her district. So who are the racists then hillbilly?

        • MH/Duuuval

          April 11, 2024 at 1:08 pm

          It’s called free speech, pilgrim, and everyone should respect that.

  • MH/Duuuval

    April 10, 2024 at 7:51 pm

    Some US citizens don’t want to be supplying Israel with weaponry to attack the Gazan civilian population. Like despicable leaders in the past, Netanyahu is so desperate to hold onto power — and avoid facing justice in Israeli courts — he will stop at nothing. Biden is talking the talk, but not walking the walk — and that has diminished his standing among voters leaning to reelect him.

  • Michael roberts

    April 10, 2024 at 7:52 pm

    how does he get credence ?

    • Impeach Biden

      April 10, 2024 at 8:35 pm

      He is a US Senator. How about you?

    • Hung Wiil

      April 10, 2024 at 10:53 pm

      I think the 59% vote total in the last election gives him the credence. That is pretty stupid, Michael, coming from a champion and defender of democracy. Tool.

      • MH/Duuuval

        April 11, 2024 at 1:09 pm

        Fortunately, Rick Scott IS on the ballot in Nov., and he is vulnerable to anyone with functioning ears and eyes — and a modicum of sense.

        • Impeach Biden

          April 13, 2024 at 5:53 pm

          So I guess we are eliminating Mucarsel-Powell then?🤣

          • MH/Duuuval

            April 13, 2024 at 9:29 pm

            No MAGA will get my vote, and I have already done as much as I can for the RINOs by voting for Haley.

  • ScienceBLVR

    April 10, 2024 at 8:28 pm

    Marco is very thirsty…

    • Hung Wiil

      April 10, 2024 at 10:54 pm

      Stay hydrated, Mr. Science.

  • Paul

    April 10, 2024 at 9:48 pm

    Israel will always be a close ally…but Marco needs to choose what country he works for. This kowtowing is unbecoming a U.S. Senator.

    • MH/Duuuval

      April 11, 2024 at 1:11 pm

      Marco has two constituencies: anti-Castro Cubans and firearms extremists. The other folks who vote for him, well, what’s up with that?

  • Juan m Rivera

    April 12, 2024 at 12:32 pm

    Mas que nada Buenos dias ceñor Marco’ rubio mi nonbre es juan m Rivera mas que nada es una queja sobre el condado de Polk sobre el aguacil de ese condado por ejenplo yo estoy de acuerdo con la prebencion de Los delitos pero el aguacil abuse de su poder por ejenplo las tranpa que el le ase alos jovenes mediante una pajina para atraer a jovenes a una cita con supuesta mujer y cuando Los ubica frente e un domicilio × los detiene y les formula cargos de agrecion sexual Los meten preso y Los asen cargos sin aver victimas solo se dedica a crear cargos mientras Los verdaderos delincuentes que Matan y si cometer un delito Andan muy Sueltos y el frente alas Camaras presentando a personas que con engaños Los citan a diferente direccion para asi formularles cargos graves sin una victima que testifique y cause al joven que caiga en esa cruel engaño pido que porlo menos usted lea este escrito y lo analice porfavor por que hay muchas madres sufriendo por cause irrasional del aguacil del condado de Polk en florida gracias espero que allude a muchas madres que sufre sin consuelo por Los hijos que pulgan condenas mediante engaños espero respuesta senor cenador Marco’s rubio dios lo bendiga y gracias

  • arizona

    April 13, 2024 at 12:30 pm


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