Tulsi and Syria (Mega Thread)

Democrats used to advocate against overthrowing Assad. War propagandists are attempting to memory-hole our history of opposing what we have long believed to be an unconstitutional war effort.

Curated links, related to Tulsi and Syria. Originally posted on Twitter.

Tulsi Gabbard has opposed military intervention against the Syrian government since 2013… two years before Russia was even involved in that fight.

 

In 2014, Tulsi voted against an amendment that would finance the arming of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), supposedly to help them fight ISIS. Tulsi pointed out that the FSA was already in Syria, and that they were embedded w/ al-Q, fighting Assad, not ISIS.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5bg2naCPTw …

The amendment passed anyway. A year later, Tulsi responds to official reports about how the US has no idea where the FSA militants we trained and armed were, and no idea what they were doing.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX0fOSkAG6o …

About a month after that report was released, Russia conducts its first airstrikes against ISIS and al-Qaeda strongholds.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6PeER5ZXNQ …

Just before those airstrikes, the US actually gave Russia the green light to do this… as long as they were striking ISIS and Al-Q.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-Z_nYg82io …

October 1st… shortly after the bombing started, Al-Q affiliated groups who were being attacked, demanded US assistance.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEcyMdS9pl4 …

This is the context of this tweet, that Tulsi is often criticized for…

McCain then claimed that he was in touch with CIA backed militants, and that they were being attacked. The incidents started being reported as “Russia targets CIA backed rebels”.  https://www.cnn.com/2015/10/01/politics/john-mccain-cia-russia-airstrikes/index.html …

Carter Asher confirmed, saying he wanted to be “very careful” about how he worded this: “… the FSA *OR* other CIA backed militants… ” Remember now, recent official reports told us we had totally lost touch with FSA members. So… more likely… “OR”.

People who accuse Tulsi of parroting “Russian talking points” when she says we have been arming terrorists against the Assad regime can stfu. These aren’t “Russian talking points”. It’s the truth. Just cuz Russia & Syria speak this truth doesn’t make it “their” talking points.

October 1, 2015 was the day we found out that the US is arming terrorists in Syria, the day the news started calling terrorists rebels, and the day Americans started being indoctrinated into becoming al-Qaeda sympathizers. It’s despicable.

Tulsi then introduced the Stop Arming Terrorists Act.  https://gabbard.house.gov/news/StopArmingTerrorists …

For those who still deny that the CIA has been backing terrorists for regime change Op in Syria, even though the Defense Dept & McCain even used the term “CIA backed militants” … how do you explain Trump ending a CIA program that never existed?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PvnZ1WZw_4 …

People like Caroline Orr are the real liars here. Tulsi is not parroting “Russian propaganda”. Tulsi is telling the truth.

There is no mandate for us to be fighting the Assad regime. NONE whatsoever. The CIA Ops we ran was *totally* illegal. Even worse… because it provided aid to our official enemy, al-Qaeda, it was literally *treason*. LITERALLY, TREASON.

One of the reasons why Tulsi is running for president. It’s the only way to stop this madness:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FtbidnGyks …

Even though Trump ended illegal CIA Ops, we’re still arming these terrorists… now, through the US military.  https://media.defense.gov/2019/Aug/06/2002167167/-1/-1/1/Q3FY2019_LEADIG_OIR_REPORT.PDF …

We have NO mandate to overthrow Assad. All of this is illegal, and treasonous.

To those who insist that “moderate” rebels exist: Who are these “moderate” rebels. What is their group called? There is no such thing. We are arming al-Q & their affiliates. And even if there were such a thing as a moderate rebel group, we still have no mandate to arm them. None.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ac_1W3d2Go …

Ending the practice of unauthorized military action has been on Tulsi’s agenda for a very long time.  https://youtu.be/I0f6WNGH_DY 

By the way: A very important fact – Tulsi objected to illegal efforts to overthrow Assad BEFORE Russia even got involved in that fight. Syria didn’t ask for their help until October 2015, more than a year after she started objecting to the Syria effort.  https://nationalinterest.org/feature/what-does-russia-really-want-syria-14375 …

People who think Russia actually wants us to leave Syria alone are fools. They are there *because* of the chaos we’re causing. If the “civil war” ends, Syria won’t need them there anymore. This whole thing has strengthened Russia’s influence in the region.

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Here’s another liar. Whether we initiated things is a different story (we did) … but he’s straight up lying about us not backing al-Qaeda. He is also not being honest about what Tulsi actually said in the debate.

Another liar, who also calls Tulsi a Putin Puppet over Syria.

You get the idea… the common theme of these Putin Puppet accusations have nothing to do with Russia. It’s all about Syria.

Here’s the interesting part nobody ever talks about. When our CIA started backing “rebels”, the SNC was established as the political arm of those rebels. In 2013, we and other countries recognized the SNC as the legitimate ruling body of the Syrian people.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coalition_for_Syrian_Revolutionary_and_Opposition_Forces …

The SNC is governed by Saudi Arabia. Pay attention to what Tulsi says, about who the regime change war is being fought for. Have you ever wondered why an opposition leader has never been propped up by us? You figured this out yet?  https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/watch/gabbard-and-buttigieg-spar-over-trumps-syria-withdrawal/vp-AAIPS7o …

All this time, I honestly thought the whole thing was about Israel, since we initially used Hezbollah as the reason for sanctioning the hell out of them in 2006. I always wondered why Tulsi always referenced KSA and not Israel as the benefactors of that war…

That was until recent news was reported about the SNC being put in charge of the Hol IDP camp… and I was, like, who t/f are they?


Originally posted on Twitter.

The “surge” is described in the content of this article as ISIS recruitment of displaced refugees at al Hol IDP Camp, which US troops were in charge of, but abandoned with troop withdrawal. I have a few things to say about this that some might find interesting & disturbing.

When we first withdrew our troops from the area, we left a small crew of SDF there to take care of everything. As this article tells it, things were overwhelming.  https://www.hawarnews.com/en/haber/refugees-number-increasing-organizations-neglects-h7222.html …

In the Hill’s article in the first Tweet above, we are told that the US doesn’t have eyes on the ground there. This tells me that the SDF is no longer in control there. So who is? This recently posted video tells us the Syrian National Coalition is.  https://youtu.be/h8S4U1MF-pw 

The Syrian National Coalition is the political arm of the FSA.  http://en.etilaf.org/about-us/goals.html …

Back in 2013, when our CIA started backing (via KSA) the FSA, we and other countries recognized the SNC as the legitimate ruling body of the Syrian people. Thing is, tho… it’s Saudi led… but there isn’t any such thing as the FSA anymore.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coalition_for_Syrian_Revolutionary_and_Opposition_Forces …

The FSA is just what we called anti-Assad militants that our CIA was training. But we stopped doing that last year. So, now… we have reports of ISIS staying at this camp, that is controlled by KSA backed administrators? Are we now indirectly supporting ISIS?

I’m really bothered by the fact that we don’t have eyes on the ground. This is a not a detail that should not be overlooked.

The story from the Hill might not even be true… since we don’t have reliable intel. But if it is, that would be all he more reason for us to stop sending money and weapons to KSA.


 

Read more about how Tulsi’s fight for peace in Syria started:  https://girlygrrrl.com/2019/09/21/tulsi-has-always-fought-for-peace-in-syria/ …

#StopTheMadness #StopTheInsanity

Look at these nice ppl working w P&G to provide food, clean water, & humanitarian aid to the internally displaced refugees of Syria, suffering because of war & the blockade we’ve forced on them since 2006. Looks like they plan to help rebuild Syria, too.  https://www.worldvision.org.hk/en/news/press-releases/new-report-shows-syria-war-costs-us275-billion …

… all through the Clinton Global Initiative …  https://www.wvi.org/clean-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-wash/article/clintons-see-how-clean-water-saves-lives …

How. amazingly. fucked. up.

They’re taking donations to help with the “decades” it will take Syria to recover… “We need peace now so we can start planning for the enormous task of the reconstruction and long-term investment Syria will need to get back on its feet.”

Just… raising funds for a little nation building project. Anyone know who the Clinton Foundations biggest donor is?

 https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/jul/07/fact-checking-donations-clinton-foundation/ …

BTW: World Vision NGO has been on the ground in Syria since 2011, <- When our covert regime change efforts were supposed to have started. More about that later.

 http://archive.is/aL21A 

 http://archive.is/Sx31C 

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