…by Jonas E. Alexis
We have said in the past that Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is not someone to be messing with. She doesn’t play around. She called the war machine and ethnic cleansers out in the past, and she has recently done it again.
Gabbard tells the truth, but she doesn’t yell or scream or shout or even raise her voice. That makes her special because she can’t be dismissed easily. She is also special because she is an Iraq war veteran, which means that she knows what it means to be in the military trenches.
Gabbard has obviously seen the disastrous effects of the war in Iraq, which produced sodomy at Abu Ghraib. She argued that by resisting “US wars of intervention,” she and other representatives are “giving voice to millions of Americans… including my fellow veterans, who desperately want to end our country’s illegal, counterproductive war…” Gabbard again declared:
“Too often we have found, throughout our country’s history, we have people in positions of power who make offhanded comments about sending a few thousand troops here, fifty thousand there, a hundred thousand there, intervening militarily here, or starting a war there—without seeming to understand or appreciate the cost of war. If our troops are sent to fight a war, it must be the last option. Not the first.”
Gabbard once told talking head Donald Trump specifically to ignore “drumbeats of war that neocons have been beating.” By specifically calling out the Neocons, Gabbard was inexorably attacking the Khazarian Mafia, which is essentially a Jewish ideological movement.
Gabbard was also indirectly attacking the Israeli regime, which arguably the Pentagon for the Neocons and war machine. No wonder that the Neocons themselves conspired against her. Flaming Neocon Bill Kristol responded to Gabbard’s antiwar position by saying that people like her “make a wasteland, and they call it peace.”
Gabbard has recently grabbed the war machine and ethnic cleansers in the Middle East and elsewhere by the balls and cut them to pieces by saying:
“For decades, Congress has ceded its Constitutional responsibility of deciding whether or not to declare war, to the President. As a result, we have found ourselves in a state of perpetual war, without a declaration of war by Congress and without input from the American people.
“Since 9/11 alone, our country has spent trillions of dollars on interventionist regime change wars, costing the lives of many Americans, taking a toll on our veterans, and causing people in our communities to struggle and suffer due to a lack of resources.
“Our bipartisan resolution aims to end presidential wars, and hold Congress accountable so it does its job in making the serious and costly decision about whether or not to send our nation’s sons and daughters to war…
“Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress the exclusive authority to declare war. But the last time Congress officially declared war was December 8th, 1941 – the day the US entered World War II.
“Ever since, Congress has failed to uphold their constitutional responsibility and have instead ceded power to the President. So, we remain in a state of perpetual war, led by presidents in both parties at great cost to the American people with no declaration of war by Congress and no input from the American people.
“The direct and indirect costs of these presidential wars are astounding. They take a toll on our troops, our veterans, and on the American people.
“Since 9/11 alone, we’ve spent trillions of dollars on regime-change wars and nation-building while people in our communities suffer and struggle because of a lack of resources here at home, what to mention the costs borne by our troops, those who pay the ultimate price, as well as those who come home with wounds that are visible and invisible. The American people deserve accountability.”
Gabbard’s statement was backed by U.S. Representative for North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district Walter Jones, who said: “If Congress does not debate sending your son or daughter to fight for this country, then we don’t need a Congress anyway. Nothing is more sacred or important than sending a man or woman to die for this country.” Michael Marceau, Veterans For Peace, President, DC Area Chapter, added:
“Under the U.S. Constitution, it has been the duty of Congress to declare war if they deemed it necessary to do so. For more than half a century, our representatives have relinquished this very important job.
“This has resulted in many unnecessary military interventions all around the globe, causing untold millions of deaths and injuries, tens of millions of refugees, and destruction and environmental contamination of dozens of countries.
“It is time to reverse this course of action by having our members of Congress do the jobs they were elected to do. Veterans For Peace supports H.Res. 922 and urges Congress to take back its assigned responsibilities under the Constitution.
“We appreciate the efforts of Rep. Jones and Rep. Gabbard to introduce H.Res. 922 and urge all our members to contact their representatives to demand that they cosponsor this.”
Two thumbs up for Gabbard and those decent representatives. A fight against the war machine, the Neoconservative ideology, and the Zionist movement, is essentially a fight for the survival of the United States and decent Americans.
-  Tulsi Gabbard, “Giving Voice to Millions of Americans: End US Wars of Intervention,” The Nation, November 30, 2016.
-  Quoted in Kelefa Sanneh, “What does Tulsi Gabbard believe?,” New Yorker, November 6, 2017.
-  Murray Friedman, The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005); Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
-  For scholarly studies, see John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy (New York: Farrar & Straus, 2006).
-  Noah Rothman, “Tulsi Gabbard’s Disaster in Damascus,” Commentary, January 27, 2017.