The Syrian civil war is bloody meat-grinder. Since 2011, when it was born out the hope and democratic promise of the Arab Spring, the war has killed 470,000 people, according to international humanitarian observers. In mid-2016, according to the Syrian Center for Policy Research, a million people inside Syria were living in dangerous besieged areas, facing starvation, disease … [Read more...] about What was Rep. Tulsi Gabbard thinking when she went to Syria?
President Barack Obama promised at least 16 times between August 2013 and July of this year that he would not send combat troops to Syria, which is the midst of a long and bloody multi-faction civil war, according to an Oct. 31 USA Today story. And though he enjoys using the “boots on the ground” euphemism, he was pretty clear in his intentions. “I will not put American boots … [Read more...] about Hawaii U.S. Senators unhappy over Obama’s sending Special Forces to Syria
U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard, D–Hawaii, opposed arming Syrian rebels in the war against the terrorist group ISIL (also known as ISIS or the Islamic State), but today she said she's sponsoring bi-partisan legislation to "directly arm" the Kurdish army–known as the Peshmerga–in Iraq. Here's how Gabbard put it in a Nov. 20 news release from her office: "The Kurdish … [Read more...] about Hawaii Congressional Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Sponsors Bill To Arm Kurdish Peshmerga ‘Directly’
Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard, D–Hawaii, is walking a foreign policy tightrope in regards to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The congresswoman, who's also a captain in the Hawaii National Guard and a veteran of two combat tours in the Middle East, wants very much for the U.S. to "destroy" ISIL (or as some call it, ISIS). This isn't a simple … [Read more...] about Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Wants To ‘Destroy’ ISIL, But Not By Arming Syrian Rebels
Before Sept. 11, 2001, the darkest and arguably most important reason anyone would remember that particular date is because on Sept. 11, 1973, a coup toppled Salvador Allende's democratic government in Chile. The CIA–at the behest of President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger–had spent three years destabilizing the Chilean economy, creating exactly the kind … [Read more...] about U.S. Senator Brian Schatz: Let’s Remember 9/11 By Starting Yet Another War In Iraq