Friday, January 27, 2017

Tulsi Gabbard Truth-Telling v. CNN Big Lies on Syria

Tulsi Gabbard Truth-Telling v. CNN Big Lies on Syria

by Stephen Lendman

CNN is a longstanding cesspool of managed news misinformation and Big Lies on all issues mattering most.

Interviewed by Jake Tapper on January 25, her straight talk truth-telling exposed his Big Lies. She explained her “commitment is on ending this war that has caused so much suffering to these Syrian people, to these children, these families, many of whom” she met on a week-long visit.

Tapper lied claiming “Assad used chemical weapons on his own people” - a long ago discredited canard. US-backed terrorists alone used them. 

CNN and other media scoundrels disgracefully blame Assad for their high crimes, including massacring civilians with full US support and encouragement.

Gabbard: Syrians she met in Aleppo and Damascus asked “why is it that the United States, its allies and other countries are providing support, are providing arms to terrorist groups like al-Nusra, al Qaeda, Ahrar ash-Sham, ISIS, who are on the ground there raping, kidnapping, torturing and killing the Syrian people, children, men, women, people of all ages?”

“(W)hy is the United States and its allies supporting these terrorist groups who are destroying Syria…”

Tapper lied claiming Washington and its allies only support so-called moderate rebels.

Gabbard: “Every place that I went, every person that I spoke to, I asked this question to them, and without hesitation they said there are no moderate rebels. Who are these moderate rebels that people keep speaking of?”

They’re all terrorists, “trying to overthrow Assad. The Syrian people…know if President Assad is overthrown, then al Qaeda or a group like al Qaeda that has been killing Christians, killing people simply because of their religion, or because they won’t support their terror activities, they will take charge of all of Syria.”

“This is the reality that the people of Syria are facing on the ground and why they are pleading with us here in the United States to stop supporting these terrorist groups. Let the Syrian people themselves determine their future, not the United States, not some foreign country.”

Tapper cut the interview short. He had no credible response to Gabbard’s hard-hitting, truth-telling - based on her firsthand, fact-finding week-long visit to Syria and Lebanon, discussed in a previous article.

Unlike nearly all others in Washington, when it comes to Syria and US imperialism, she’s on the side of the angels.

What’s badly needed is lots more like her making US policy instead of the usual cast of characters doing so much harm to so many.

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