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Chris Christie: 'We're Already In World War III'

Chris Christie doubled down on his psychotic foreign policy plans and exposed himself as even nuttier than the rest of the GOP presidential field.
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If you thought Chris Christie was a bloodthirsty fool during CNN''s Tuesday debate when he basically said he'd start a war with Russia, you haven't seen anything, folks.

He went on CBS This Morning and told the hosts that we're already in WWIII against radical Islam, beatches!

Responding to a debate-night jab from presidential hopeful Rand Paul, Chris Christie launched his own attack at the Kentucky senator, calling him "unfit" to be commander-in-chief during an appearance on "CBS This Morning" early Wednesday.

"You see the problem for folks like Sen. Paul is that they don't realize we're already in World War III," Christie said. "The fact is this is a new world war and one that won't look like the last two. And this is one where it's radical Islamic jihadists everyday are trying to kill Americans and disrupt and destroy our way of life."

Christie added of his GOP rival: "If he doesn't understand that we're already in that war, then it's just another example of why he's so unfit to be president of the United States."

At this point, if the Kurds numbers are true and that's a big if, we're dealing with an ISIS that has a total force of around 200,000, (think of the population of Yonkers, NY) but in Christie's mind that's equavalent to the billions of people in all the countries around the entire planet. I know he's trying to out Trump, Trump, but seriously? This is demented.

He then continued on his plans to attack Russia.

"If [Russians] go into our no-fly zone after we've warned them to stay out, then they would be shot down," the Republican contender, bumped up from the undercard Fox Business debate into CNN's main stage on Tuesday, told CBS News. "It will be made very clear to them what those rules were. If they decided to violate them, that's what the no-fly zone means - don't fly, and if they fly there, their pilot will get shot down."

The New Jersey governor also expressed skepticism that Russia was truly a U.S. ally in the fight against the extremist terror group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).


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"I don't believe that that's the case," he said. "The fact is Russia's been stealing our lunch money the entire time from the Obama administration -- from Hillary Clinton's reset button to going into Crimea and Ukraine and the activities they're doing in Syria to prop up their puppet, Assad. So ISIS is simply not being attacked by Russia. Russia is in Syria along with Iran to prop up Assad."

Christie continued: "If that offends folks in the U.N. crowd, I' m sorry but America needs to assert itself again."

And of Russia, he said that, "they are aligning with the Iranians to try and create an Iranian empire across the Middle East. I don't call that a friend."

Any smart leader doesn't start a war over a no-fly violation without an exceptional provocation and...sorry, why should I analyze this lunacy.

Terrorism has hurt many families around the world in an unthinkable fashion, but throwing a term around like WWIII is unconscionable. Does Christie even know the suffering that was caused in the world when 60,000,000 people were killed in the "war to end all wars?"

As Digby says:

Seriously, that is no less nutty than anything Trump has said. In fact, I don't think Trump has ever said we're in World War III, so he's actually sensible by comparison. He's got some nerve saying that anyone else is "unfit to be president." He's unfit to be anywhere in politics.

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