Saturday, April 08, 2017

Tulsi v. Hillary on Syria

Tulsi v. Hillary on Syria

by Stephen Lendman

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is Hawaii’s most popular politician - an anti-neocon, polar opposite most other congressional members supporting endless wars. She’s fundamentally against US aggression on Syria or any other country for regime change or any other reason.

Hillary partnered in husband Bill’s high crimes, supported criminality as a US senator, orchestrated it as secretary of state.

“What do we have NATO for if not to defend our way of life,” she once blustered. Post-9/11, she supported America’s war OF terror on humanity.

She endorses nuclear weapons use, calling them peacekeeping deterrents.

As a 2008 presidential aspirant, she told AIPAC convention participants America “stands with Israel now and forever.” 

“I have a bedrock commitment to Israel's security.” She threatened tens of millions of Iranians, saying if elected president, she’d "totally obliterate them (if their government) consider(ed) launching an attack on Israel…" 

She wanted Libya’s Gaddafi toppled, orchestrated genocidal war to eliminate him. Endless violence, chaos and human misery followed.

She public gloated after Gaddafi’s sodomized murder, saying “(w)e came. We saw. He died” - her deplorable remark to live in infamy as a testimony to her villainy.

She orchestrated war on Syria to topple Assad. She represents the worst of America’s dark side. She and Gabbard are polar opposites.

On Friday, Hillary called for eliminating Assad. She lied, saying he “has an air force, and that air force is the cause of most of these civilian deaths as we have seen over the years and as we saw again in the last few days.”

“(W)e should have and still should take out his airfields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them.”

“(W)e should have done a no-fly zone. We should have been willing to confront Assad.” She blamed Russia for intervening in Syria, backing what she called Assad’s “fight-to-the-death policy.”

She’s an unindicted war criminal. No evidence suggests Assad’s responsibility for attacking Kahn Sheikhoun’s with chemical weapons - a virtually certain false flag, wrongfully blamed on him, used as a pretext for Trump’s aggression.

Following his Friday action, Gabbard released the following statement, saying:

“It angers and saddens me that President Trump has taken the advice of war hawks and escalated our illegal regime change war to overthrow the Syrian government.” 

“This escalation is short-sighted and will lead to more dead civilians, more refugees, the strengthening of al-Qaeda and other terrorists, and a direct confrontation between the United States and Russia - which could lead to nuclear war.”

“This Administration has acted recklessly without care or consideration of the dire consequences of the United States attack on Syria without waiting for the collection of evidence from the scene of the chemical poisoning.”  

“If President Assad is indeed guilty of this horrible chemical attack on innocent civilians, I will be the first to call for his prosecution and execution by the International Criminal Court.” 

“However, because of our attack on Syria, this investigation may now not even be possible. And without such evidence, a successful prosecution will be much harder.”

Each time Assad was accused of using CWs throughout over six years of war, later evidence proved US-supported terrorists were responsible, not him.

On April 6, Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said:

“(T)he statement of the Command of the Army and the Armed Forces and the statement of the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry…sent to the UN Security Council and…Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the statement of Deputy Permanent Representative in New York, and all of these statements stressed that our forces could have not used chemical weapons neither in the past nor in the present and neither could they use them in the future in any place, and we condemn such a criminal act.”

No evidence refutes him!

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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