TULSI



Leadership, integrity.

I bet Tulsi Gabbard will be running for president.

She's young, good-looking (not bad), maverick, 3/4 Euro and1/4 Samoan, Hindu with a Catholic upbringing, smart, anti-war, anti-globalism, pro-infanticide, pro-queer, and a military veteran. She's like a "dream candidate" for the Dems trying to appeal to mainstream Whites.

Her position on Assad/Syria can also give Dems a way to back off from their losing warmongering policies. She quit as Vice-Chair of the DNC to support Bernie, and she opposed Hillary, and Kike Wassermann-Schultz, and Obongo, so she can help the Dems move on from those millstones. Interesting.

I bet she's secretly anti-Kikestan. In November, Gabbard met with Trump to discuss foreign policy.

CBS:

Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger [Air Force veteran] spoke out against her trip on Facebook: “To say I’m disgusted would be an understatement. By meeting with the mass murderer of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, Tulsi Gabbard has legitimized his dictatorship.”



Washinton Kike-Post:

Gabbard raised eyebrows in Washington when she met with Trump in November to share her view that the United States should stop arming and assisting rebels, a policy that candidate Trump expressed support for. Then, the week Trump is inaugurated, we find out one of the few Democrats to knowingly talk foreign policy with Trump is in Syria meeting with its president.

Melissa Dalton, a Middle East defense expert now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies described Gabbard's trip as “odd” and “premature.” She said it does not appear to be connected to any broader policy deliberations about how to approach Syria. If that's the case, Dalton warned that Gabbard risks undermining those deliberations by taking things into her own hands. “High-level U.S. contact with Assad should be conducted in the context of a broader strategy,” Dalton said, “or it can easily send the wrong message that the U.S. government supports Assad or condones the brutal tactics Assad has used against his own people.”



Wikipedia:

Gabbard criticized President Obama for not directly associating ISIS and other terrorists with Islam. She said that “[t]hey are not fueled by a materialistic motivation. It's actually a theological [one] — this radical Islamic ideology that is allowing them to continue to recruit[.]”

In the first session of the 115th Congress on January 4, 2017, Gabbard introduced bill H.R. 258 "to prohibit the use of United States Government funds to provide assistance to Al Qaeda, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and to countries supporting those organizations, and for other purposes."

"It's very dangerous when we have people in positions of leadership who use their power to try to quiet those who disagree with them. When I signed up to be vice-chair of the DNC, no one told me I would be relinquishing my freedom of speech and checking it at the door."

Gabbard strongly opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership and has led protests against it. A member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, she has been highly critical of both the deal itself and the secrecy surrounding its exact text, arguing that it will largely benefit multinational corporations at the expense of American workers while actively contributing to existing threats to the environment, such as global warming and pollution. Gabbard has said, "The TPP agreement will benefit Wall Street banks and multinational corporations on the backs of hard-working Americans, and it will increase existing threats to our environment...If it contains the same noxious provisions we suspected it would, I will do all I can to defeat the TPP when it comes before Congress for a final up-or-down vote."

Gabbard calls for a restoration of the Glass-Steagall Act, a ban on naked credit default swaps, and forced breakup of the "big banks". She also condemned banks that foreclosed on the homes of deployed troops. She is a co-sponsor of HR381: Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2015, which would revive the separation between commercial banking and the securities business, in the manner provided in the Glass-Steagall Act.

Gabbard voted in favor of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which lifted sanctions on Iran.

Gabbard, an Iraq war veteran, said in late 2012, "I was against the war in Iraq. We never should have gone there in the first place." She calls for an immediate withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan "as quickly and safely as possible". Gabbard believes that the United States' victory conditions in Iraq have not been clearly defined.

In October 2016, she criticized Pakistan, saying, "People within the Pakistani government continue to provide tacit and overt support for terrorism. This is not new; this pattern of attacks has been occurring now for the past 15 years, and it must end. That's why I've continued working in Congress to cut back US assistance for Pakistan and increase pressure on Pakistan to stop this violence. In the past, the US government took steps to increase pressure on Pakistan, and it's time to revisit that approach." She expressed "solidarity with India in the face of these attacks" (referring to the 2016 Uri attack).

Gabbard was a notable opponent of a $1.15 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, and was quoted in The Hill as saying, "Saudi Arabia continues to spend billions of dollars funding the spread of the Wahhabi Salafist ideology that fuels groups like ISIS, al Qaeda and other jihadist groups around the world. The U.S. must stop arming Saudi Arabia, stop fueling this fire and hold Saudi Arabia accountable for their actions." Later, on CNN, she told Wolf Blitzer, "I think we should ask the reverse question, [which] is what is the United States doing to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for being the number one promoter of radical Islamic extremism, not only in their own country, but around the world, spending hundreds of billions of dollars in funding madrassas and schools and books and media outreach trying to influence people towards this ideology that fuels ISIS, fueling al Qaeda, what to speak of the direct and indirect support that Saudi Arabia and some of these other Gulf states gives directly to the enemy that we are supposed to be fighting and defeating. So, I think it is an important time and question for us, in the United States, to ask: Is Saudi Arabia willing to be our ally? And if they are, then they need to stop this funding, stop this support of Islamic extremists, stop promoting that ideology, and stand with us and focus on defeating our enemy: ISIS.

In 2013 Gabbard opposed the Obama administration's proposed military strikes in Syria, arguing that intervention in Syria would go against America's national security, international credibility, economic interest, and moral center. Gabbard was one of three members of Congress to vote against House resolution 121, a condemnation of the government of Syria and "other parties to the conflict" for war crimes and crimes against humanity, explaining that "this is a War Bill—a thinly veiled attempt to use the rationale of 'humanitarianism' as a justification for overthrowing the Syrian government". She later introduced legislation to block U.S. military action against Syria. Gabbard has rejected suggestions for the creation of a no-fly zone in Syria, stating that such a move would risk confrontation with Russia. In November 2016 she met with United States president-elect Donald Trump to enlist his support to stop the United States' "illegal war to overthrow the Syrian government”. On December 8, 2016, Gabbard introduced the Stop Arming Terrorists Act to prevent the U.S. government from sponsoring international terrorist groups through funding and the provision of armaments, intelligence, and training. The act was modeled on the Boland Amendment and was endorsed by the Progressive Democrats of America and the U.S. Peace Council. In January 2017, Gabbard made media headlines with a secret "fact finding" mission to Damascus, meeting diverse civil society groups as well as government officials.

Responding to the Obama Administration's policy on using drones in the United States, Gabbard stated, "these tactics should never be used against our own citizens here at home". She said she had a firsthand perspective on the value of these tactics and strategies during a time of war overseas in enemy territory, and that that was the appropriate place for them, not on American soil. In 2012 Gabbard argued against "the use of drones against American citizens who have the right to due process within our own system". In 2013 she said that "drone strikes and other counter-terrorism tactics should not be targeting non-combatant U.S. citizens".





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