…by Jonas E. Alexis
Tulsi Gabbard, the intrepid congresswoman and Iraq war veteran who has over the years given the Neocons and war machine heart attacks, is running for president in 2020. “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” she told CNN.
Obviously this is not a comfortable position for the Deep State and the Neocons, the people who have spent trillions upon trillions of tax dollars in the Middle East destroying lives and livelihood. Why? Gabbard tells us exactly:
“There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision. There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I’m concerned about and that I want to help solve. There is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace. I look forward to being able to get into this and to talk about it in depth when we make our announcement.”
Gabbard is not comparable to Kamala Harris, the woman who has been a puppet of Benjamin Netanyahu for years. Harris declared back in 2017:
“Let me be clear about what I believe. I stand with Israel because of our shared values which are so fundamental to the founding of both our nations. I believe the bonds between the United States and Israel are unbreakable, and we can never let anyone drive a wedge between us.
“And I believe Israel should never be a partisan issue, and as long as I’m a United States senator, I will do everything in my power to ensure broad and bipartisan support for Israel’s security and right to self-defense.”
What about the poor Palestinians, Mrs. Harris? Do they have the right to self-defense? What if your home, your precious and lovely children, your neighbor, and the country you love have been literally obliterated by a racist and terrorist state? Do you have a moral right to fight back?
In any event, Harris is an Israeli shill, and I have no confidence in her whatsoever. Gabbard’s track record, however, indicates that she is not buying the Israeli narrative. She stood with Assad when it was politically incorrect to do so. She told Trump point-blankly that he needed to stop being “Saudi Arabia’s bitch.” It can easily be argued that Gabbard has been fighting for decent Americans for many years.
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 an ideological movement.
Gabbard was also indirectly attacking the Israeli regime, which arguably uses the Pentagon as a sort of military headquarter. No wonder that the Neocons themselves conspired against Gabbard. 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 been grabbing the Neocons and ethnic cleansers in the Middle East by the balls for years. She cut them to piece 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.”
When Trump, the Israeli regime, the war machine, and the Deep State were universally shouting and screaming for an invasion of Syria, Gabbard was on the front line slicing those people to pieces. She said then:
“Who would suffer the most? The Syrian people, who are pleading to be left alone so they can try to rebuild their country. When I visited Syria, people shared their desperation with me, asking me to share their message with the American people: ‘We’re not begging for your money or your help.
“We are simply begging you to stop supporting the terrorists who are destroying our country. Please let us live in peace!’ A US attack will increase the likelihood of more US troop casualties, injuries, and suffering, and billions more dollars of taxpayer money wasted, that could instead be used to improve the lives of the American people.”
Cheers, sister! But the courageous woman was just getting started. She moved on to do a surgical strike on both the Zionist media and the political prostitutes in Washington this way:
“I believe it would strike most Americans as absolutely insane that the president of the United States, his vice president, UN ambassador, secretary of state, and the mainstream media describe the very terrorist entities that were responsible for the attack on 9/11 as ‘rebels.’ Since we know that they know Al Qaeda is the primary force in control of Idlib, we can only conclude that they no longer consider Al Qaeda to be a terrorist organization or the enemy.
“General Joseph Dunford, as well as the UN, have confirmed that Idlib is controlled by 20,000 to 30,000 Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. Brett McGurk, the administration’s special envoy to counter ISIS, said that, ‘Idlib is Al Qaeda’s largest safe haven since 9/11.’ So there is no ambiguity about the situation: The United States is acting as the big brother and protector of Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations in Syria.”
Whatever you may say about Gabbard, she is, as Jim W. Dean once put it, “the real deal.” She specifically went to Syria to investigate the terrorist acts of the people America was supporting. She concluded:
“There is no doubt that if the United States and its allies are successful in their war to topple Assad, the most powerful forces on the ground (Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups) would take over, and religious minorities or anyone who disagreed with Al Qaeda’s theology/ideology would be targeted.
“When I visited Syria, I met with Christian leaders in Aleppo who took me to a few of their historic churches that had been targeted and bombed to rubble by terrorist groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS who adhere to the extreme Wahhabi Salafi ideology, propagated by Saudi Arabia around the world, believing that unless you adhere to their extremist exclusivist ideology, then you must be killed or enslaved.
“Just last week, President Trump and Vice President Pence delivered solemn speeches about the attacks on 9/11, honoring the victims of Al Qaeda’s attack on our country. Yet they continue to protect Al Qaeda and other terrorist forces in Syria, and have threatened ‘dire consequences’ and an illegal war against Russia, Syria, and Iran if they dare attack these terrorists—potentially putting our country on a path towards World War III.
“The Trump administration’s continued protection of Al Qaeda is a betrayal of the American people, especially the victims of 9/11, first-responders, my brothers and sisters in uniform who have been killed or wounded in action, and their families. It’s a betrayal of the American people who have had trillions of dollars taken from their wallets, ostensibly to defeat the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11, only to find Al Qaeda is stronger today than ever before.
“This is not a partisan issue. Every American—Democrat, Republican, independent—must condemn this betrayal by our commander in chief. This regime-change war in Syria and US alliance with Al Qaeda and other terrorists must end now.”
Let us hope that Gabbard doesn’t get corrupted by the puppeteers in Washington and con men like Sheldon Adelson. But so far she is the best presidential candidate for 2020. I support her.
-  Zaid Jilani, “As democrats shift left on Palestine, 2020 contender Kamal Harris gives off-the-record address to AIPAC,” The Intercept, March 7, 2018.
-  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.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.