Chris Christie Warns World War III Is Already Here (VIDEO)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) tried to position himself as the presidential candidate most prepared to prevent World War III during a Wednesday morning appearance on CBS.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) had criticized Christie during Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate for saying he’d shoot down any Russian planes violating a no-fly zone over Syria. Paul said such a policy would cause global chaos.

“The problem for folks like Sen. Paul, they don’t realize we are already in World War III,” Christie said on “CBS This Morning.” “I said this in a town hall in New Hampshire last week. The fact is this is a new world war and one that won’t look like the last two. This is one where radical Islamist jihadists everyday are trying to kill Americans and disrupt and destroy our way of life.”

Christie went on to slam the Obama administration’s approach to the Islamic State as ineffectual.

Those comments echoed his fear-mongering remarks from Tuesday’s CNN debate, in which he also blamed Obama for the shutdown of the Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday. The threat that led to the shutdown turned out to be a hoax.

Christie’s not the first GOP candidate to bring up the specter of World War III this week, either. A super PAC for former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) debuted a radio ad warning, “World War III is upon us,” on Monday.

Watch the clip:

h/t The Hill

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  1. Good work Chris. You’re in charge of taking out the bridges.

  2. Actually, I think Reagan won WW III when the Berlin Wall came down. Then Bush 1 won WW4 in the Mideast. His son botched WW5, so we’re up to 6 or 7 by now.

  3. Steve Martin on SNL:
    Whew! You know why people can get away with stuff like that? I’ll tell you exactly why people get away with that. Because the public has a short memory. That’s why all these big stars do these crazy, terrible things and two years later they’re back in the biz, you know. 'Cause the public has a short memory. Let me give you a little test, okay? This is my thesis – the public has a short memory and, like-- How many people remember, a couple of years ago, when the Earth blew up? How many people? See? So few people remember. And you would think that something like that, people would remember. But NOOO! You don’t remember that? The Earth blew up and was completely destroyed? And we escaped to this planet on the giant Space Ark? Where have you people been? And the government decided not to tell the stupider people 'cause they thought that it might affect-- [dawning realization, looks around] Ohhhh! Okay! Uh, let’s move on!

  4. Aaaw, how cute…he’s trying to one-up everyone with how belly-cose he can sound…

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