Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: CIA Must Stop Illegal, Counterproductive War to Overthrow Assad

Speaking with Wolf Blitzer on CNN, Tulsi explains why the US allying with Islamist extremists to overthrow Syrian President Assad is an illegal, counterproductive war that will cause even more human misery in the region and help ISIS and other Islamist extremists take over all of Syria. Instead of once again being distracted by trying to get rid of a secular dictator, Tulsi explains, the US must stay out of counterproductive wars and focus on defeating the Islamist extremists who have declared war on America.

Tulsi Gabbard is the United States Representative for Hawaii’s second congressional district since 2013. She is also a vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee.

10 thoughts on “Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: CIA Must Stop Illegal, Counterproductive War to Overthrow Assad”

  1. But if they're not overthrowing other nations governments and leaders what will they do ? it's like telling the Harlem Globetrotters to stop playing basketball. The only way to stop them doing this is to close the agency altogether. Even though it was set up purely to gather intelligence it's being doing this sort of thing pretty much from it's inception.

    1. That's true — it has been doing this since its inception. And virtually every one of these covert ops programs has, sooner or later, blown up in this country's face. Frankly, I think the agency is corrupt beyond repair. I say dismantle it, and build a brand new intelligence agency from the ground up.

  2. What Gabbard doesn't understand is that the CIA deals in covert operations and are not bound by issues of legalities.

  3. Naivete aside, and I agree the CIA must be reigned in, it is still refreshing to here that at least one person in Congress is grounded in reality. If only we had presidential candidates who thought with there minds and acted with there conscience rather then outsourcing these duties to superpacs and partisan hacks.

  4. What needs to be said is: Obama is a mass-murderer. Any Congressman or top-level Cabinet member who does not call for Obama to be removed from office A.S.A.P. for the sake of U.S. national security, avoidance of global thermonuclear war, and compliance with international law, is an accomplice to mass murder. Don't let them have any peace or rest until Obama is ousted!

    1. What did we do for entertainment before the Larouchebags?

      Not that I necessarily disagree with your high pitch point, theatrics aside, but do you honestly believe that crooked old cult leader of yours is still gonna save the world? Get a grip and find a less sleazy bandwagon to hitch your ride to. I've heard Osho is still around….

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