Just as in 1994, Newt Gingrich is offering a choice. Today, the choice concerns foreign policy. This country can either A) adopt a diplomatic foreign policy, which is what President Obama is pursuing, or we can B) follow Gingrich, who prefers a more covert brand of dealing with other nations. For Example, in an interview with Al Jazerra, Gingrich claims that sabotaging Iran’s gas refineries would cause the Iranian public to rise up and overthrow the government. Here, read it for yourself:
Al Jazeera’s Avi Lewis told Gingrich, “In the past, you’ve called for the bombing of Iran’s oil refineries.” Gingrich clarified, “I called for sabotage, not bombing. … Fundamental difference.” Gingrich explained that the U.S. should use “covert operations” against Iran’s refineries because they “have only one refinery that produces gasoline in the entire country.” (According to the Energy Information Administration, Iran has nine refineries operated by the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company.)
When Lewis pressed Gingrich on the likely disastrous consequences of “sabotaging” Iran’s oil refineries, the former Speaker responded by claiming his plan was highly “strategic”:
GINGRICH: The only purpose of sabotaging them would be to create a gasoline-led crisis to try to replace the regime. I’m against using tactics that don’t have any strategic meaning.
I think we have a vested interest – the world has a vested interest – in a responsible Iranian government. […]
LEWIS: Which you can precipitate by provoking a gas crisis with black-ops sabotage? [Laughs] That’s the scenario you have suggested here.
GINGRICH: Look, I think that’s one piece out of many.
Hell, let’s go full boat! Sabotage is just one piece out of many, right? How about we throw assignation in there as well? Let’s just cause chaos and mayhem with everybody we don’t like and wait for the vacuum to be filled with regimes we do like. That is, until the people in question decide they don’t like the new boss either, rise up, and start the process all over. Here’s an idea, why don’t we BUTT THE FUCK OUT AND TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN SHIT HERE AT HOME!!!
Folks, sadly, Gingrich is the best they’ve got.
When it comes to sabotage, this is the only kind I’m interested in: