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Corporate Media Target Gabbard for Her Anti-Interventionism—a Word They Can Barely Pronounce

Corporate Media Target Gabbard for Her Anti-Interventionism—a Word They Can Barely Pronounce

Owen Walsh

Presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has not garnered much press coverage since announcing her bid on February 2; she’s the 13th-most-mentioned Democratic candidate on TV news, according to FAIR’s most recent count (4/14/19).

But when corporate media do talk about the Hawaii congressmember, they tend to reveal more about themselves than about her.

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"The Truth Hurts Those That Lie."

MSM lie, and are paid to do so by those intent on doing so.

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Thank you for publishing this article! Gabbard appears to me to be the most committed, consistent and developed of the democratic candidates regarding a foreign policy that rejects our imperial system. While Biden and the rest scream about how bad Trump is they quietly support his horrible-- and bipartisan-- foreign policy such as the current attempt to take over Venezuela. Biden supports Guaido and his ilk. Gabbard does not and, along with a few others like Ilhan Omar, says so.

The Grayzone has a powerful interview: Aaron Mate interviews his dad, Gabor Mate, that speaks to the core issues which explain our current condition. Gabor is a Psychiatrist, I believe he came to Canada as a boy fleeing the holocost, and he details the psychological underpinnings of Trump along with the “Russiagate” supporters and gives his suggestions on how to move forward. Hint: it’s local and personal.

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Being a leftist is, first and foremost, defending the universality of human rights - while also defending our fellow Marxist/socialist comrades in other lands.

One can be anti-interventionist without supporting the most savage violator of human rights who specifically targets his murderous savagery at our brothers and sisters on the Syrian left who resisted him.

And the most preposterous thing is that Assad IS an arms-length ally and stooge of US interventionism! The “Assad is an anti-imperialist” is a totally preposterous nonsense.

Peace is a less Orwellian way to say anti-iterventionism.

Tulsi Gabbard is a refined citizen concentrating on peace.

Corporatists con the public into paying for their free welfare check war lunch in flesh and blood.

They say it’s patriotic to go fight.

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There is no peace in Assad’s prisons.

Tulsi Gabbard has stated her belief that Assad is a “brutal dictator”.
She has also repeated many times her position that she will meet with the leader of any country and in fact believes that it is the duty of the leader of the U.S. to do so. FDR met with Stalin numerous times during the time when Stalin was imprisoning, torturing and killing large numbers of Soviet people. Should FDR have refused to meet and ally himself with that “brutal dictator”? George W. Bush sent people to Asaad to be imprisoned and tortured during his early stages of “the war on terror”. I have yet to see an in depth investigation and criticism of his use of Asaad when it was needed by him.The leader of Saudi Arabia just beheaded 37 people mostly Shiites, one of whom was 16 when he was arrested and now beheaded 5 years later for texting on “Whatsap” about a demonstration. Will Biden refuse to deal with that “brutal dictator”?
Yunzer, what is your position for all U.S. leaders regarding their meeting with “brutal dictators”? Also, who gets to choose and officially label “brutal dictator”? Maduro has been most recently labeled as a “brutal dictator” by many of your liberal leaders: Schumer, Pelosi, Durbin, along with our deplorables: Abrams, Pompeo, Pence, Trump.

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Hi michelegan: I think many are upset because Tulsi has war experience and so many in major media and politics—do not. There is of course, that “woman in a war,” from sexism too. I like what she says, and I wish more people had military experience before listening too heartily to those who have no war experience.
Maybe America was a much nicer country after WW 2 because just about everyone in America was in it! That was probably the last time that people in America bonded together and had similar feelings about anything. Being in any kind of war has to change people, whether it’s people fighting the war, or those left behind working to support those who left to fight.
Sadly from Clinton on, it seems that people who led in America are missing a chunk of humanity because they never experienced what a war does to a nation. None of us today know about that because wars are privatized by the military industrial complex, and the people are needed on occasion for war fodder----but otherwise that is not a part of our lives. I think that Tulsi brings back a part of that knowledge that the people really need to hear. Sadly today in America, wars are created and fought by those who personally never go to war.
If you want to get a feeling for America back then, then read books by a man named Ernie Pyle who was a war reporter and amazingly back then he just wandered around all over the war. and interviewed soldiers and said what he wanted…the military wasn’t in to hiding everything back then.I guess it was because so many in America were in that war, one way or another. I think it was that Bush the 1st who embedded reporters with a unit-----and the objective view disappeared from all the reporting, because now the newsman was part of the military industrial complex team. That might be the start of when America started dying and losing its truth. So look into Ernie Pyle’s books and then you’ll see why Tulsi is so important : )

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U.S. leaders and their media mouthpieces have a long history of selecting who they will term “brutal dictators” and who they will not. I have never seen any kind of rubric or paper explaining criteria for measuring and evaluating foreign leaders in this regard-- only phrases which are repeated by sycophants in the media: you know their names so I won’t list them. Many "brutal dictators were once useful tools among Euro-American imperialists: Sadaam Husein, Noriega, etc.

Tulsi Gabbard has stated her belief that Assad is a “brutal dictator”. Unlike many of her political peers she has detailed her belief that Saudi Arabia is run by brutal dictators and is the propagator of Wahabism. She is a hawk regarding her conviction that Wahabism is our enemy. Former senator Bob Graham has this belief also and has written extensively about his findings.
Gabbard has also repeated many times her position that she will meet with the leader of any country and in fact believes that it is the duty of the leader of the U.S. to do so. FDR met with Stalin numerous times during the time when Stalin was imprisoning, torturing and killing large numbers of Soviet people. Should FDR have refused to meet and ally himself with that “brutal dictator”? George W. Bush sent people to Asaad to be imprisoned and tortured during his early stages of “the war on terror”. I have yet to see an in depth investigation and criticism of his use of Asaad when it was needed by him.The leader of Saudi Arabia just beheaded 37 people mostly Shiites, one of whom was 16 when he was arrested and now beheaded 5 years later for texting on “Whatsap” about a demonstration. Will Biden refuse to deal with that “brutal dictator”?
Yunzer, what is your position for all U.S. leaders regarding their meeting with “brutal dictators”? Also, who gets to choose and officially label “brutal dictator”? Maduro has been most recently labeled as a “brutal dictator” by many of your liberal leaders: Schumer, Pelosi, Durbin, along with our deplorables: Abrams, Pompeo, Pence, Trump.

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Thank you stardust.
I remember reading a biography of Ernie Pyle in maybe 3rd or 4th grade (late 1950s). I could probably benefit from reading him again. I am far removed from both military people and the military brass so I really don’t know what they are thinking. I only know one anecdote of a friend my age (mid 60s) who, along with his wife, switched from lifelong democrat to vote for Trump because his 40 year old military son implored them to for the sake of world peace! We’re all living our own version of that nightmare but I don’t know if there is a consensus among enlisted military in favor or against anyone now. They would obviously have the most to lose in a war and Gabbard speaks directly to them. No one else does at this point and hasn’t for a long time.

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Good God! Are you so clueles that you don’t understand her that the “we” I am referring to here refers to the international socialist left, and not any kind of head of those oh-so defective things called “states”? I don’t give a fuck what heads of states do. Fuck ALL states! Power and agency of the Syrian people has nothing to do with any fucking murderous heads of state - it lies in the hands of the Syrian people!

Why has the US-left turned into a bunch of little Robert Ludlums? Why does the US-left rob the Syrian people of all agency - and give it to Assad?? .

In the interest of full disclosure, I am an aquantance with some Syrian refugees - one of then a gay Syrian who barely escaped death in Assad’s prisons. So for me it is personal - and for anyone with even a speck of solidarity it should be personal too. Remember? An injury to one is an injury to all?

oops- I said “international”… that makes me a “globalist” …

And to all of the above by Yunzer, I repeat what I posted a couple of days ago:

Yunzer: You’re either a deep state propagandist or an ignoramus. Some would say you’re both. Others would say your level of intelligence points to the latter. Me? I’m simply tired of your bull$hit.

The Syrian crisis was manufactured by the U.S.(CIA) and its allies. The chemical weapons used in the initial attack on the Syrian people were brought in via Turkey by terrorists. Assad has not been killing his own people.
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Jeffrey Sachs drops a massive load of Syria-related common sense on MSNBC – Apr 15, 2018 - Morning Joe - YouTube
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In this segment, former regime change economist/artist Jeffrey Sachs states that the turmoil in Syria was started by the CIA, via Operation Timber Sycamore.
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Was Timber Sycamore The Program That Created ISIS? – Jan 11, 2019 - Brandon Turbeville - ActivistPost

The fact is that ISIS fighters were entirely a creation of the United States, NATO, GCC, and Israel . They were armed and funded by the US and the GCC, trained in Jordan, and funneled into Syria through Turkey. In other words, the mysterious “moderate” training program and the genesis of heavily trained ISIS forces were funded and armed by the same countries, trained in the same country, and filtered into Syria through the same country at about the same time. Thus, with this stunningly “coincidental” chain of events, some may begin to wonder whether or not Timber Sycamore was the operation that led to the creation of the Islamic State. If so, and there is plenty of evidence to suggest that it is, a revelation of this magnitude would eviscerate Western justifications for war in Syria and Iraq and a host of other nations subjected to America’s exportation of “democracy” and war of terror.

Operation Timber Sycamore And Washington’s Secret War On Syria – Dec 1, 2016 - Martin Berger - MintPressNews

It goes without saying that the so-called Syria’s civil war is the most dangerous and destructive crisis on the planet. Hundreds of thousands have already perished in this conflict, while around ten million Syrians have been displaced since early 2011.

To start this conflict and then keep its fires burning the US and its Satellites have spent billions of dollars . It’s curious that the New York Times has recently uncovered the criminal role that the CIA played in the Syrian war, reporting that members of the Obama administration have told them that Saudi Arabia is sponsoring the absolute majority of overseas unannounced overseas wars, to keep the role played in them by Washington a secret. At times the US and Saudi Arabia would share their intelligence, while in some cases Riyadh just hand out large sums of money to CIA operatives, without asking any questions.

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Damn Callme-- there you go again, making logical, evidenced based arguments that I’m not smart enough to refute, so you are clearly a traitor and I’m going to hurl the f-bomb at you to show you! Signed, Bunzer.

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Jimmy Dore, in one of his shows, lamented Gabbard’s above statement on “The View”, since there’s ample evidence it is not true. In the following video, beginning at Time - 15:46, he addresses some of this. It’s worth a listen.

Tulsi Gabbard Educates Ignorant Women Of The View – Feb 24, 2019 - Jimmy Dore Show - YouTube

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Immediately following this post, Tom_Larsen posted the following:

Max Blumenthal’s new book, The Management of Savagery details this history

We never really had ANY justification for war.

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You imply that Gabbard supports Assad by meeting with him. That is either a poor language choice on your part or an attempt at deliberate misinformation. Politicians and people in the military meet with all sorts of people they don’t support.

I agree with Tulsi that he is a brutal dictator (and though I find Jimmy Dore funny and agree with him a lot, I don’t have to agree with him on everything and found his defense of Assad less than convincing for me).

As the article points out, it would have been a breath of fresh air for reporters to actually ask Tulsi interesting questions. I get to watch all sorts of good interviews on YouTube but it would be nice if she got more exposure in the mainstream media with a few of the better reporters (Ali Veshi maybe? I don’t know who the good ones are, since I don’t watch any cable or network news, but I see plenty of the bad ones on clips on YouTube).

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there is no peace in trumps childrens prisons, or in usa prisons either.

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Most interviews Tulsi gets include some form of the question “why did you meet with Asaad the brutal dictator?”. She then politely responds with the same answer and position which fills up the interview and then has no time to lay out her position on other issues. I don’t know what her position/plan is on agriculture policy. I don’t know where she stands on education policy or the long important list of other issues. Hopefully Common Dreams will find or write more and help us; she was a strong supporter of Bernie in 2016. She was primaried by the DNC in 2018 for supporting him. She says repeatedly that she and Bernie are good friends. Bernie needs friends he/we can trust because lots of people will ramp up their efforts to take him and the progressive movement out.

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