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:
You recall Trump invited Gabbard into Trump Tower very early in the transition.
I guess this trip was already planned probably, but makes you wonder if Trump sent her, or just lent her full support.
Tulsi Gabbard is one of the few modern era ‘RATS who I consider to be an American patriot in the manner that Scoop Jackson was in an earlier era.
She tells the truth and is patriotic. That should leave her out of the dem party right there.
Trump should invite her to the White House and maybe have a joint press conference about her findings. What has happened in Syria needs to be exposed to the American people.
This one woman could make a huge difference. She could save thousands of Syrian and possibly a lot of American lives.
They are a fiction created by B O so he could fund terrorists, and allow refugees to invade Western civilization.
Yep. obama was the Trojan horse.
Congress did not stop Obama because McCain, Graham and Rubio, the GOP foreign policy experts, were all for arming jihadists.
And lets not leave out the CIA.
That’s a GREAT idea.
I see at least one a day on here. Trump should have someone whose job is to scan this board for excellent advice.
It would SHATTER the myth many liberals have and would destroy obama’s lies and deceit even more.
AND SAVE Christians and put a faster end to this war!
“Gabbard, as her own office has disclosed, took her fact-finding trip with a delegation of two men who are affiliated with an anti-Semitic political party accused of using female suicide bombers; of beating up Western and Arab journalists; helping U.S.-designated terrorist organization Hezbollah and the U.S.-sanctioned Syrian regime wage war in the Levant.
And did we mention the partys ideology and flag take their inspiration from Nazism?”
First, she is beautiful so that is worth a lot. And she surfs. And she will wear a hula dress. So, we could stop there.
But she even looks hot in her military uniform. She has been in action twice. And she gets that the concept of good rebels in Syria is stupid. There are rebels that will sell the US weapons as soon as the weapons are given to them. And there are rebels that will lose the weapons to ISIS as soon as the weapons are given to them by the US. There are no strong good rebels that will beat Assad and hold power. Gabbard understands that. Bush did not get it. Hillary did not get it. And Obama surely had no idea. But Tulsi understands. And she is hot.
I would love to see Trump invite her to the White House and then have a joint press conference. It would expose the lies obama, hillary, mccain, and our political elites have been spewing. The media and the CIA have been complicit in this too.
We had no business overthrowing Libya. They were not a threat to anyone. They even opened their weapons arsenal for inspections. Syria certainly wasn’t a threat either. There were absolutely no reasons for the US to be involved overthrowing either government.
She was also on a couple of weeks ago. She was great in both interviews.
She is the only democrat to have made sense about anything in twenty years, and this is a multiple minute interview where she strung full sentences and thoughts together. She’s done it twice. I give her a lot of respect. A Democrat who can be rational. I wasnt sure we’d see that ever again.
Finally someone is saying something true about Syria.
The story on how that truck got into the hands of ISIS:
We all here KNOW obama wanted ALL of this. HE WANTED Christians DEAD!
McCain is an idiot, either a useful idiot or a traitor.
The CIA head was a muslim!
I agree wholeheartedly about Libya and Syria. We needed to press them on their funding of terrorism but NOT GO TO WAR!
We NEED secular leaders across the ME again.
Al Sisi seems like a good man who is trying. He thwarted obama big time.
Assad will retain Syria because the EU is too weak to do anything about it if that’ what Russia and the US want.
But he should be put on notice he’s on a TIGHT LEASH regarding terror funding and bothering Israel.
We back a secular regime in Libya and keep giving the Kurds air support to fight ISIS and the other groups.
“She tells the truth and is patriotic.”
She tells the truth she knows. She was on Tucker Carlson tonight also, and he quizzically asked her why did we try to take out Assad. She said, something tot he effect that the neocons picked out a tyrant to oust, not much more.
Word from the street is Gaddafi was taken out , and they’re trying to get Assad, because they did not want to be part of the World Bank, wanted to start their own currency.
I suspect Tucker may know this, but can’t bring it up.
So this is the Hindu Obama wants to President?
I hope that Tulsi Gabbard can find enough allies to take back the Democrat Party from the America haters that the Obama gang left in charge.
It’s dangerous having a major American party controlled by the hard Left. Look at California to see how that turns out.
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