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Caving under MSM pressure? Tulsi Gabbard interview on The View has some supporters fuming

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RT | February 21, 2019

US Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is being accused of “flip-flopping” on her Syria stance and “caving” to mainstream media pressure after a combative interview on The View.

Questioned aggressively by panelist Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Senator John McCain, Gabbard said there was “no disputing the fact” that Syrian President Bashar Assad is a “brutal dictator” who “used chemical weapons against his people.”

The comments stand in stark contrast to previous statements made by the Hawaii congresswoman, who in the past said she was “skeptical” about allegations that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on citizens and called US efforts to overthrow Assad an “illegal war.”

She faced a major backlash from both the media and her colleagues in congress for taking a trip to Syria and meeting Assad himself in 2017.

While Gabbard tried to offer a balanced view of the situation in Syria, it was the antagonistic questioning from McCain that immediately grabbed headlines, with many framing the interviewer in a heroic light for “confronting” Gabbard, the “Assad apologist.”

During the interview, Gabbard also said that US military interventions are often “begun and waged from a place of humanitarianism” despite having previously taken a tougher stance on “military adventurism” and the reasons behind it.

Gabbard did push back many times against the panel of hostile hosts, saying repeatedly that US interventions have historically made bad situations worse and increased suffering, some of her supporters accused her of folding in the face of “bullying” from McCain.

Others acknowledged that Gabbard might have been trying to appease the panelists to get her wider point about the human costs of US interventions across, but argued that she risked alienating the people who already supported her in the process — and said that if she starts making concessions now, she will be forced to make more.

When the conversation turned to Venezuela, Gabbard angered the panel again, saying that the US trying to choose the leader of that country was “not something that serves the interests of the Venezuelan people,” despite co-host Ana Navarro’s hailing Donald Trump for “leading the solidarity and support of freedom-loving Venezuelans.”

February 21, 2019 - Posted by | Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Militarism | ,

5 Comments »

  1. Assad is a beloved leader for most Syrians.

    Clowns In America seemed to play a role in the take-down of Hugo Chavez. Presumably, these same Clowns were approving of Maduro–or he wouldn’t have lasted this long. Recall that Saddam Hussein was a friend of the Clowns until he wasn’t.

    Will we next hear from Gabbard that it was six million and that Osama bin Laden did 9-11? What pressures are brought to bear to get seemingly good human beings to publicly declare the Zionist narratives as if they are the gospel truth?

    Comment by rediscover911com | February 21, 2019 | Reply

  2. They all pledge allegiance to Israel… so…There is no reason to be optimist…

    Comment by Meriem Kheira. Peillet | February 21, 2019 | Reply

  3. Yep, she’s John McCIA’s daughter all right..

    Comment by L Garou | February 21, 2019 | Reply

  4. Et tu, Tulsi? Say it isn’t so, Tulsi.

    Tulsi should come to the realization soonest that she alone among the Democratic-candidate cast of characters has the persona and guts to break free from the pack — and to go full-out (no back-sliding!) on the side of opposition to the Zioneocons’ enterprise of “full-spectrum dominance” across the world starting with Palestine. My sensing tells me that she would gain massive support and traction. Ron Paul would be a logical and natural ally…and Paul Craig Roberts shows more and more that he is aware that the US’ very independence is under attack and in peril. They, and other voices of equal or lesser public visibility — Phil Giraldi, Stephen Lendman, Angela Davis, Cynthia McKinney… — should band together in solidarity and push Tulsi as the only patriotic, pro-America candidate out there!

    Comment by roberthstiver | February 22, 2019 | Reply

  5. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tulsi-gabbard-anti-war-campaign-donations_us_5c530708e4b093663f5bfa69
    Tulsi Gabbard Claims Anti-War Credentials After Accepting Over $100,000 From Arms Dealers

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/shay-chan-hodges/three-questions-about-tulsi_b_10212942.html
    [“Tulsi Gabbard has worked with many influential Republicans, the most notable of whom is billionaire Sheldon Adelson:Adelson gave “more than any other GOP-aligned donor” (twice the amount given by David Koch) to fund the 2014 Republican takeover of the Senate.
    Adelson massively funds union-busting.
    Gabbard has introduced Adelson-backed legislation supportive of his business interests.
    Two days before she led a rally on May 7 for Bernie Sanders in California, Gabbard received the Champion of Freedom award at a gala in New York City, which was co-hosted and sponsored by Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam…”]

    Comment by Sparrow | February 22, 2019 | Reply


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