Marco Rubio likens Israeli Rafah incursion to routing Adolf Hitler from a bunker

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The Senator offered his latest affirmation of PM Netanyahu on a radio hit Monday.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t shying away from historical analogies comparing Israel’s current enemies with the architect of one of the biggest genocides in human history.

Asked on Fox News Radio about the imminent Israeli incursion into Rafah in Southern Gaza, Florida’s senior Senator likened the latest move in the war against Hamas to one of the most pivotal actions of World War II.

“Well, this is equivalent to saying to the Russians and the American and allied forces in World War II: ‘Stop at the outskirts of Berlin. Don’t go in. We know Adolf Hitler’s in a bunker. We know that he has a gun in his mouth. We know that, but don’t go in after Hitler, don’t go destroy Berlin, don’t go in,’ because that’s what they’re basically asking Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israelis to do,” Rubio told host Brian Kilmeade.

Rubio added that Hamas’ “organizational purpose” is “to drive every Jew out of is of what we know is Israel to drive them out from the river to the sea, drive them out.”

“They want no Jews in that area, and the destruction of the Jewish State,” he added.

Israel has already ordered the evacuation of more than 100,000 Palestinians to a tent camp called Muwasi, a sign that the invasion will happen soon.

The Senator says the action must happen to finally destroy Hamas, “holed up in one small part of the, of Gaza and it’s time to finish them off.”

“That’s where their top two leaders are as an example,” Rubio said.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

A.G. Gancarski

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  • Dont Say FLA

    May 6, 2024 at 11:20 am

    If Netanyahu offs himself like Hitler, then I must say I like Little Marco’s bunker analogy.

    Netanyahu, of course, will only have been down there inspecting the bunker. He wasn’t hiding. He wasn’t scared. He was inspecting the bunker. That’s it. That’s all. Bunker Inspector Netanyahu.

  • MH/Duuuval

    May 6, 2024 at 12:30 pm

    What are the numbers of civilians — collateral damage — expected here?

    I gotta say: Rubio is off the deep end and appears unlikely to find his way back to some semblance of reality.

    The third way here is safe passage out of Gaza and Israel by surviving Hamas leadership.

    Palestinian and zionist Israeli extremists both want to purge the other. Presumably there is a vast middle that would like to get along in separate states.

  • My Take

    May 6, 2024 at 5:32 pm

    Warsaw Ghetto redux

  • KathrynA

    May 9, 2024 at 9:54 pm

    Targeted ground excursions to find Hamas is good–bombing an entire country, whose innocent people have no place to flee, is not okay and appears to be genocide. Bombing hospitals and preventing good deliveries is contributing to genocide. It’s so wrong. You would think Israel would understand all this with knowledge of rules of engagement and the many ways, they have been treated by Germany and other countries prior to World War II.

  • My Take

    May 12, 2024 at 5:00 pm

    Was anybody really trying to route Hitler, or just take Berlin?
    He had lost.
    His last chance to cause real trouble was to flee to mountainous Bavaria and with the remnants of the German Army defend a national redoubt.
    He declined.

    Has Hamas already effectively lost? Big question.

  • Ron Forrest Ron

    May 14, 2024 at 8:37 am

    There’s one and only one reason Little Marco and Rick Scott want the largest bombs in the USA’s arsenal going to Israel. It’s so those bombs don’t go to Ukraine.

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