In case you were wondering why the War on Terror, which is an absurdity in its own way (you can’t go to war with a word) is taking for ever, just listen to Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic Congresswoman who just got back from Syria.
Tulsi Gabbard previously accused the United States government of funding and arming terrorist groups like ISIS and back in December of 2016 she even introduced a bill for preventing such things from happening in the future. Yes, you got that right: Obama’s administration was funding ISIS en passant, i.e. the US government was arming and funding the so called rebels in Syria, folks allied with Al Nusra, which is basically Al Qaeda re-branded in Syria. Or funding terrorists for short.
What’s even more interesting, the Democratic Congresswoman just returned recently from a trip to Syria where she met President Bashar Al Assad among others, and she released a press statement describing her findings in the war torn nation. Obviously, the move made a lot of people angry, both from mainstream media who tried hard to ridicule her together with some of her fellow Democratic colleagues.
Here’s from the press release:
My visit to Syria has made it abundantly clear: Our counterproductive regime change war does not serve America’s interest, and it certainly isn’t in the interest of the Syrian people.
“As I visited with people from across the country, and heard heartbreaking stories of how this war has devastated their lives, I was asked, ‘Why is the United States and its allies helping al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups try to take over Syria? Syria did not attack the United States. Al-Qaeda did.’ I had no answer
After meeting with Syrian opposition leaders who led the anti Assad protests in 2011, refugees, people who fought alongside terrorist groups like Al Qaeda , Assad loyalists including soldiers, students and humanitarian workers, not to mention high ranking officials like Lebanon’s president and Prime Minister, the US Ambassador to Lebanon, the Syrian president Bashar Al Assad and Archbishop Denys Antoine Chahda of the Syrian Catholic Church of Aleppo, she said about her discussion with Assad:
“Whatever you think about President Assad, the fact is that he is the president of Syria. In order for any peace agreement, in order for any possibility of a viable peace agreement to occur there has to be a conversation with him.”
She then concluded:
“I return to Washington, DC with even greater resolve to end our illegal war to overthrow the Syrian government. I call upon Congress and the new Administration to answer the pleas of the Syrian people immediately and support the Stop Arming Terrorists Act. We must stop directly and indirectly supporting terrorists—directly by providing weapons, training and logistical support to rebel groups affiliated with al-Qaeda and ISIS; and indirectly through Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, and Turkey, who, in turn, support these terrorist groups. We must end our war to overthrow the Syrian government and focus our attention on defeating al-Qaeda and ISIS.”
If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail. Why does our gov get a free pass on this?
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) December 10, 2016