Skip to comments.Tulsi Gabbard Shocks CNN: 'There Are No Moderate Rebels', Obama Admin Armed ISIS
Posted on 01/27/2017 8:12:21 PM PST by Rufus Shinra
Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat congresswoman from Hawaii who made waves in her party last year by refusing to support Hillary Clinton, has just returned from a fact-finding trip to Syria where she says she met with the Syrian people and President Assad himself.
Gabbard is an army veteran whose name became more well known after one of the Wikileaks Podesta email dumps, which showed an email from Democratic operative and former Clinton Foundation Director Darnell Strom chastising her for supporting Sanders over Hillary, while also eliminating their funding of her campaign because of her decision..
"You have called both myself and Michael Kives before about helping your campaign raise money, we no longer trust your judgment so will not be raising money for your campaign."It should come as no surprise then that, after her own party treated her like an outcast for daring to support a candidate other than Clinton, Gabbard decided to cross party lines after the election and met with Donald Trump to discuss the ongoing war in Syria along with the TPP (which she adamantly opposed).
On Wednesday Tulsi Gabbard returned from a trip to Syria, which she described as a "fact-finding" mission and did not previously make public. Gabbard 's press office stated that she met with Syria's President Assad to discuss strategies to bring an end to the brutal civil war that has claimed the lives of over 400,000 people.
During an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper upon her return to the states Gabbard said the Syrian people were very happy to see her, but were not happy about the Obama administration funding and arming terror groups operating in Syria, who are trying to topple the government in order to take over the country for themselves.
Tapper started referencing tweets that were critical of Gabbard for meeting with President Assad, while also claiming that he's responsible for the deaths of thousands and even gassing his own people, trying to to make it appear as if she should never have met with such a leader to begin with.
That's where Tapper and CNN get a dose of truth that always makes them extremely uncomfortable, as they never stray too far from the established Obama/Democrat endorsed narrative.
Gabbard starts out by saying, "I'll tell you what I heard from the Syrian people, that I met with walking down the streets in Aleppo, in Damascus."
"They expressed happiness and joy at seeing an American walking their streets, but they expressed the question, why is it that the United States, its allies and other countries, are providing support, are providing arms, to terrorist groups like Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, who are on the ground there, raping, kidnapping, torturing, and killing the Syrian people? Children, men, women and people of all ages."Gabbard continues, making sure that her point was getting across clearly and that the voices of the Syrian people would be heard.
They asked me why is the United States supporting these terrorist groups who are destroying Syria when it was Al-Qaeda who attacked the United States on 9/11, not Syria. I didnt have an answer for that.Tapper jumps in before it goes any further, clearly appearing uncomfortable, by saying, "Obviously the United States government denies providing help to the terrorist groups you're talking about, they say they provide help for the rebel groups..."
Gabbard jumps in, eager to point out the myth about these "moderate rebels", who the Obama administration has admitted funding and arming.
The reality is, Jake, and Im glad you bought up that point. Every place that I went, every person I spoke to, I asked this question to them. And without hesitation, they said there are no moderate rebels, who are these moderate rebels that people keep speaking of?"If there were moderate rebels, then weapons and equipment that were shipped to Syria by Obama wouldn't have mysteriously always ended up in the hands of ISIS. Who could forget the following picture from 2015 showing a Texas plumbing company's truck fitted with what looks like a makeshift anti-aircraft gun and being used by ISIS on their front lines.
Regardless of the name of these groups, the strongest fighting force on the ground in Syria is Al-Nusra or Al-Qaeda and ISIS. That is a fact. There are a number of different other groups, all of them are fighting alongside, with or under the command of the strongest group on the ground that is trying to overthrow Assad.
Tulsi Gabbard only confirms what many Americans who have been paying attention to the war already know, that there are no "moderate rebel" groups fighting in Syria, only government forces versus terror groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda who want to take over the country as their own Islamist state. The Syrian people need look no further than what happened in countries like Libya when their leader was overthrown, with the support of Hillary Clinton's State Department at the time.
Finally, Gabbard relays a dramatic plea from the Syrian people to the United States, and one that finally may have a hope of being heard since President Trump is now in office.
"The Syrian people recognize, and they know that if president Assad is overthrown the Al-Qaeda or a group like them, that has been killing Christians, killing people simply because of their religion or because they won't support their terror activities, then they will take charge of all of Syria. This is the reality of what the people of Syria are facing on the ground and why they are pleading with the United States to stop supporting these terrorist groups, and to let the Syrian people determine their own future."Watch the full explosive interview with Tulsi Gabbard below:
Who cares what liberal causes she might support? She is on the side of truth as far as terror and Syria is concerned. She is helping to destroy this myth that Obama, Merkel, et al have been shoving down our throats.
We have been supporting Al Quaeda and ISIS against our will. We have been owned by an enemy “government” and intelligence force. We need to start standing up and we finally have a leader who will stop,these lies and deaths.
I do, when it comes to babies being aborted, people dying from illnesses caused by the mental illness being promoted by the LGBT agenda, or people mutilating themselves to look like the opposite gender because they were brainwashed to hate what they are. All causes she supports.
She is on the side of truth as far as terror and Syria is concerned. She is helping to destroy this myth that Obama, Merkel, et al have been shoving down our throats.
That, she is.
“I smell a party switch coming for Ms. Gabbard.
Sort of doubt that she being a congressman from Hawaii....”
Yeah, she is in a tough situation. But socially she is very left so she is a good fit for Hawaii’s welfare state. But bottom line she is ripping Obama without mentioning his name. Two Hawaiian Native Sons, could get ugly come her next Congressional run if Obama feels slighted.
She couldn't speak out there. In a CSPAN interview, Paul Ryan was expressing dismay that she went on this private fact-finding tour without permission. Neither party's establishments are opposed to war. It might be that an anti-war coalition emerges that's not sponsored by either party. One can't help but wonder if Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich could get involved in such an endeavor.
I’m Samoan like her. I know the family. They are a good conservative family but in Hawaii, you have to be a Democrat to be elected in office. Use to play a lot of golf with her brother.,
...”Caught the tail end of her appearance on Tucker and wish Id seen the whole thing. Very smart, articulate.”...
I saw the entire interview (Can’t miss Tucker from start to finish because he is so awesome!) and she became a star in my mind. I see a great future for her if the left does not find a way to destroy our free form of government. They have already tried to destroy her. This is war and the people are the soldiers who have the responsibility to take back decency and freedom. With young people like Tulsi Gabbard out there fighting for justice in this world, we can make it a better place for all the people of the world.
If there is a letter “D” behind her name, nothing has changed.
Obamas spring was a revenge civil war of all the muslime states that supported Bush is ‘03.
Add anti-2A to your list. She was right there on the House floor during their stupid sit in last year and even features a video on her campaign website from that event.
She may be right on Syria, but its about the only thing she’s right about.
Something weird about that photo - seeing disembodied hands pawing a woman.
Tulsi is too nice. She lightly stepped on Snake Yapper. Perhaps she didn’t want to slip on his sliminess.
You mean her trip was funded by an Arab group.
Pretty much all of which are on the anti- Semite sympathy to jihad spectrum
No mention that Dennis Kucinich also accompanied the visit and came back with the same conclusions - saw his interview on FOX
Some truth seeking journalist really needs to do some digging on the meme that Bashir Al Assad is a tyrant who murdered 500,000 of his own people ( per Jennifer Griffin , FOX) - those intellectually lazy liberals have embraced that view for so long I bet no one even knows how it was derived
All I can figure is that is the computed death toll of the Syrian civil war which was constructed as part of Obama’s Arab Spring strategy
And the death toll cannot be laid on the twice- elected Syrian president
No. Better for Gabbard to stay a Democrat. We already control the House and having allies on the Democratic side of the aisle will allow President Trump to pass "bipartisan" legislation.
If you know who buys and re-sells ISIS oil, you know the whole game. Erdogan, president of Turkey, through his family is the buyer and seller of that oil.
A Turkish general directs the war in Syria.
This war was launched by Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Obama. Turkey has been from the beginning the safe rear zone for ISIS and for the Al Qaeda units we call “moderate rebels”. It would end in one day if Turkey decided to end it.
This is what our propagandists have never admitted, when they blab on about the poor victims in Aleppo, that it is Obama’s policy that destroyed their city and their country. Half a million dead, and Assad is still there.
The day our proxies started slaughtering Christians in Syria and in Iraq, was the day this policy was doomed, because no American could support this outside the political and “journalistic” class. The Saudis seem to know us well enough to dimly grasp that this was a bad thing, but the Turks and Obama’s State Department never figured it out. Nor did bought-and-sold politicians like McCain and Graham.
Under Obama we switched sides in the war on terror. We went from opposing Al Qaeda to arming them. We went from trying to isolate Iran’s nuclear program to sponsoring and paying for it. We switched sides.
With the fall of Aleppo and the advent of Trump, Turkey has decided to cut her losses, and they are suddenly ready to end it while reserving the right to kill Kurds. Once Trump starts attacking the oil convoys and shutting off ISIS’s money, that should roll up rather nicely. Obama never attacked the oil convoys, which again tells you everything you need to know.
Was this Hillary's 'private army'?
In 2009 I visited Syria while my son was going to Arabic language school in Damascus. For two weeks we traveled the country by ourselves. We visited many Christian sites including a monastery where orphans were cared for by nuns. We also visited a few mosques and some incredible sites like a Crusader castle and the ruins of Palmyra.
The whole country was functioning well. The markets were full of food, transportation was excellent. Everyone treated us warmly.
One morning my son was busy and couldn’t take me sightseeing. He showed me the way to the National Museum, so here I was, a little old grandmother walking the streets of Damascus by myself. Nothing to fear, just a fascinating experience.
Assad was keeping the country functioning. As Gabbard said, it’s either Assad or Isis.
“The only way she gets elected in Hawaii is to be a Democrat.”
Her father had to run as a Democrat to be elected in HI.
Because there are traitors in the U.S. The reason the fake news media hasn't reported it is because they are protecting those who perpetrated the treason and arranged the giving of arms to our enemies in the middle of war. Some of these people are former State Department folks. At least a couple of well known/hated senators were in on it. No doubt the muzz slime brotherhood arm of the CIA was in on it.
It's treason. Now who's going to throw these traitors in jail? It will be interesting to see if Trump and Sessions do. They are our best hope for justice.
Assad visiting a monastery where nuns care for orphans. Assad had full support from Christians in Syria.
I would be skeptical of anyone supporting Sanders. It is nice that she can report the truth, but that shouldn’t get her a position in President Trump’s administration. Moles often gain power by pretending to have turned.
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