Representative Tulsi Gabbard made a secret four-day trip to Syria to see the situation for herself. Unfortunately, what she found was quite incriminating for the U.S.
“I wanted to see if there was in some small way, a way that I could express the love and the aloha and the care that the American people have for the people of Syria, and to see firsthand what was happening there, to see that situation there,” Gabbard told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday.
In the interview, Gabbard provides information regarding what is truly going on in Syria. According to her, the official story that the American government has been feeding the population is far from the truth. Furthermore, she states that there are no “moderate rebels.”
“I’ll tell you what I heard from the Syrian people that I met with, Jake, walking down the street in Aleppo, in Damascus, hearing from them.
They expressed happiness and joy at seeing an American walking through their streets. But they also asked why the U.S. and its allies are providing support and arms to terrorist groups like al-Nusra, al-Qaida or al-Sham, ISIS who are on the ground there, raping, kidnapping, torturing and killing the Syrian people.
They asked me, why is the United States and its allies supporting these terrorist groups who are destroying Syria when it was al-Qaeda who attacked the United States on 9/11, not Syria. I didn’t have an answer for them,” Gabbard said, noting the clear dismay the average Syrian has for the U.S. support of al-Qaeda – a proposition which every American should equally question.
“The reality is… 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?
Gabbard has held strong opinions regarding the U.S role in Syria for quite some time. Just a few months ago, the representative introduced a bill which would prevent U.S funding for such rebel groups. Then, only weeks later, the Turkish president made a speech that he had proof that the U.S had funded the supposed rebel groups throughout the entire conflict.
Now, with Gabbard paying a “fact-finding” visit to the nation and saying that she has found that the entire reasoning behind America’s presence in the nation is a lie, it would appear that the tables have turned. Either way, if such groups don’t exist, and the U.S government is funding actual terrorist groups, what other truths are out there to find? Could it be that it is due time for transparency in these various military operations?