But Why attack a current Major in the US Army National Guard?
Hillary Clinton and her neo-liberal faction represent certain interests that Rep.
Gabbard vocally opposes. This conflict is direct and non-negotiable.
- Gabbard has taken a stand to end America’s unconstrained series of
“regime change wars” across the world. This is the empire in operation, and it is what the Clintons helped
institute over decades. It’s their legacy and business model.
- Tulsi Gabbard’s opposition to illegal wars touches on arms sales to
Middle East tyrannies, thus affecting the weapons industries: the Military-Industrial-Complex.
- The CIA and National Security establishment are clearly on board with
imperial aggression, and these are powerful allies of Clinton with motivation to support propaganda that can
discredit Major Gabbard and her message.
- Gabbard’s Stop
Arming Terrorists Act directly implicated US
officials for arming terrorists in the first place, potentially rising to the level of Treason in the case of
“aid and comfort” to Al Qaeda in
- Rep. Gabbard resigned from the Vice Chair position in the DNC in 2016 because it was obvious that Hillary
Clinton was rigging the primary election against Bernie Sanders. While Gabbard spoke out against this
corruption of the democratic process, Bernie Sanders has been conspicuously silent, going so far as to
endorse and campaign for Clinton after the humiliating spectacle of election-rigging against
- Gabbard is running a grassroots campaign and not taking any dark money
from corporations or PACs. Her positions are therefore not for sale, as opposed to most of the other candidates
who do not face slander and libel from establishment figures.
- Gabbard specifically endorsed Medicare for All, Glass-Steagall, a $15 minimum wage, free
college, paid leave, and she opposes cash bail, private prisons, nuclear power, and she wants to slash the
military budget to pay for improvements domestically and eliminate off-shore elite tax loopholes.
Hillary’s allies in the media, particularly at NBC, CNN & NYTIMES have made outrageous, slanderous claims against Representative Gabbard, as has
One of their favorite slanders is the “Assad apologist” smear. After Hillary
Clinton & Barack Obama illegally armed insurgent terrorists inside
Syria for years, Rep. Gabbard decided to travel
there and ask questions, including interviewing the actual President of Syria, Bashar al Assad. Much of the
Western reporting about Syria had come directly from the insurgents, the “activists say” journalism model, and
most of it had been
deception, often sloppy deception, but that didn’t
stop Western media from repeating the Jihadist propaganda as long as it demonized the government
Barack Obama green lit a partnership with Jihadist terrorists. The US President
went so far as to tell Erdoğan of Turkey
to have an “inclusive” strategy that welcomed “foreign extremists” into the
US-backed Syrian war effort. The US State Department then directly funded and gave cameras to the “White Helmets” of Syria, who are made up primarily of
former Jihadist fighters
and who directly worked with Jabhat
al Nusrah—the Syrian Al Qaeda
Tulsi Gabbard has been constantly under attack for revealing this dirty war in
Syria, a war that used genocidal terrorists as proxies so long as they attacked the government forces there. This
conflict goes to the heart of the “war on terrorism” and which side the US is actually fighting on. Major Gabbard
signed up for the military as a result of the presumed Al Qaeda terror attacks of September 11, 2001. It seemed
clear back then who the bad guys were. On this question she is resolute. Others in Washington not so
Google Inc. went so far as to
suddenly freeze Gabbard’s advertising account
for a few crucial hours when the entire country was searching for information about
her during the first Democratic Party debate. She faces a coordinated, multi-pronged attack, and this is a
propaganda war against US democracy, against a candidate whom they cannot control. Gabbard immediately sued Google
for blatant election interference, but if she continues filing lawsuits against those who libel and slander her
then she’ll end up appearing litigation-happy. That would be yet another smear to lob at her in the
Clinton-friendly corporate-controlled mass media.
America is ruled through propaganda, not facts. Political statements don’t have
to be true to rally the teams to hate and point fingers without understanding. Van Jones called it a “very dangerous game,” but it may be more business as usual, just another day in the
empire. A sizable chunk of the public buys into Big Lies because they are convenient and less work than research
and thought. That’s the ugly truth. Too many Americans can’t tell the heroes from the villains, the vital from
Joe Giambrone has written for Foreign Policy Journal,
International Policy Digest, WhoWhatWhy, OpedNews, Counterpunch, and elsewhere. He is the author of several books,
including the recently released DEMIGODS, a tale of enduring injustice in the modern superhero world.