In a brazen attempt at honesty, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D) of Hawaii went on Tucker Carlson tonight and declared the US was addicted to regime change and that we armed and funded Al Qaeda in Syria.
In late 2016, Gabbard introduced the ‘Stop Funding Terrorist Act‘ to Congress — but hardly anyone on the left or on the neocon right listened. Over the course of the past two years, we’ve seen Russia on the right side of history, aiding the only legitimate government in Syria — which has provided the media with endless demonization campaigns depicting both Assad and Putin as monsters, who both gassed innocents and bombed out hospitals, whilst ignoring the horrors and the blind hatred of the people attempting to overthrow Assad.
The stated goal of Putin’s meddling in Syria was to protect Russian’s sole Mediterranean port and aid an ally of Russia who has been loyal to the Kremlin for decades. US policy has been soft on ISIS and hard on Assad, seeking to support so called ‘moderate rebels’ to overthrow him. The most important fallacy about these ‘moderate rebels’ is that they are, in fact, an Al Qaeda spinoff, working in conjunction with ISIS to install the Caliphate in Syria. In other words, we’re now supporting the same people who allegedly attacked us on 9/11.
When Trump ended the brainless CIA project to arm and fund terrorists in Syria, the media painted it as ceding to the demands of Putin. However, what our lawmakers have failed to do is sell America on the idea of extended war in Syria, which would undoubtedly cost inordinate amounts of money and lives. Instead, they simply point towards isolated events to monsterize Assad and draw on the feeble emotional strings of the American normie.
If US policy is to not negotiate with terrorists, then why the heck are we arming them? Let the regional players sort Syria out and leave us the hell out of it.
One of the only sane democrats, Tulsi Gabbard, weighs in.