Marco Rubio Predicts Putin’s Power Play in Syria


Donald Trump’s latest target seems to be Florida Senator Marco Rubio. And what’s Trump’s ammo? Calling Marco Rubio a “kid” who doesn’t understand global issues –least of all foreign policy.

Well, Trump may want to bite his tongue, because Marco Rubio’s prediction of the current scene in Syria has so far been accurate.

Marco Rubio’s Syrian Crystal Ball

We see a clip from CNN’s GOP debate, where on the issue of Syria, Marco Rubio was absolutely certain that “in then next few weeks, the Russians are going to begin to fly combat missions in that region, not just against ISIS, but in order to prop up Assad.”

And as Fox’s Megyn Kelly says in the ad, “Senator – you nailed it.”

The last week has been ripe with news reports of Russian President Vladimir Putin greatly increasing his foothold in Syria and defending his embattled, long-time ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“How did you know that was going to happen?” Megyn Kelly asks Rubio in the ad. “Well it was quite predictable,” Rubio answers. “It had already been reported in the media that the Russians had been positioning air assets in Syria and it was clear why – they were propping up Assad.”

Recent reports that the initial Russian airstrikes were not hitting ISIS, but instead targeted CIA-trained “moderate rebels,” further support Rubio’s assertions.

Is Rubio Really Such a Foreign Policy Prophet?

Foreign policy analysts may not be surprised by Rubio’s “predictions,” since there were plenty of news reports in the days leading up to CNN’s debate predicting the scene in Syria – not to mention the Kremlin has always openly supported the Assad regime.

Voters on the other hand, seem to be buying Rubio’s foreign policy clairvoyance. His polls have been on a slow but steady rise since his last debate performance – even allowing him to pass up fellow Floridian, Jeb Bush.

This article originally appeared at I Agree to See.


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