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Democrat Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, will run for President in 2020

Get ready to see the massive push back against her.

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Not since JFK has a person with such youthful charismatic potential appeared on the political scene, representing real hope for all people on the planet, not only Americans.

Tulsi Gabbard’s twitter account describes her thus:

“Soldier. Veteran. Surfer. Member of Congress. Doing my best to be of service.”

An insight into her character.

On so many issues she represents the dreams of ordinary people around the world, again emphasising not only Americans, that will, its predicted (if she is elected), create the greatest change and upheaval in modern history.

Dramatic and over zealous words many will say.

If you like people who ‘talk truth to power’, you will find no one in the entire US Congress with more integrity than this lady. Having said that, she stands with a handful of other honourable and youthful politicians who hold similar high standards such as Rand Paul and Trey Gowdy to name but two. There are a few more; but not many believe me!

If nothing else, Gabbard’s candidacy represents the start of the end of the days of the octogenarians that have dominated US politics, exemplified by the warmongering late Sen. John McCain.

A new generation must take over.

The remaining old men and woman in the US Congress maintain 20th Century dead ideas and cannot comprehend the many new problems of the 21st Century and must go.

Two recent tweets of her’s sum up her directness, honesty and absolute integrity.

One was when she tweeted derisively about US President Donald Trump’s continued commitment to Saudi Arabia after the horrendous murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s, when she called the President “Saudi Arabia’s b*tch.” I would add personally to that comment another country which is Israel, but that is my addition, not hers.

The other tweet in the last 48 hours was spot on regarding the immediacy of dealing with the threat to our planet’s environment:

@TulsiGabbard
We need leadership in Washington that will protect our air, our water, and our health. Continuing down this path is unimaginable!

Representing Hawaii, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard was the first Hindu of Indian origin elected to the US Congress and at 37, one of the youngest too. A note of interest was she converted to Hinduism in adult life.

She told CNN Friday afternoon this: “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week”.

The political establishment and main stream media will try and write her off but they will be proven wrong.

Another plus factor, apart from her potentially being the first woman President, that makes her a dream ticket leader for Democrats, is the fact she is an Iraq war veteran.

She further told CNN that there are many reasons for her 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,” listing health care, criminal justice reform and climate change as key issues also stating “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 formal announcement.”

In her favour also is the fact that Gabbard is no fan of Hillary Clinton, which she proved when she threw her weight behind the candidacy of Bernie Sanders for President in the last election, resigning, on principle, as vice chairwoman of the Democrat Party (DNC) to do so, when almost all senior party officials were backing Clinton.

To quote the New York Times of Saturday about her “Experience could be a major vulnerability for Ms. Gabbard, who was re-elected in November. The only sitting representative elected president was James Garfield in 1880, and most presidents have previously been a senator or governor. She will be 39 on Inauguration Day in 2021, which would make her, if elected, the youngest president in American history. Only two presidents, Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, have taken office before age 45.”

Some pundits say the New York Times represents a part of the dying establishment of main stream media, so their influence appears to be waning. The above is an unusually descriptive extract with impartial facts of interest from their (the NYT) piece yesterday.

It is under 48 hours since her announcement of her intention to run for President and you can be sure a great deal will be written about her every day till the 2020 elections.

Get ready to see the massive push back against her….and be ready to push back harder and send the warmongers and those that deny the imminent environmental dangers to our planet, over their proverbial cliff for good.

In conclusion, if people want honour, integrity, patriotism and honesty back in politics, people like and of Tulsi Gabbard’s generation are the only solution for the next President.

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‘To quote the New York Times of Saturday about her “Experience could be a major vulnerability for Ms. Gabbard, who was re-elected in November. The only sitting representative elected president was James Garfield in 1880, and most presidents have previously been a senator or governor’.

I don’t recall Mr Trump, the incumbent president, having served as representative, senator or governor.

The American people would probably prefer a decent, honest person to someone with lots of experience of intrigue, plotting and deceit.

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Tom Welsh > “The American people would probably prefer a decent, honest person to someone with lots of experience of intrigue, plotting and deceit.”

.. but that’s always been the case, hasn’t it. Her big problems will be: pushing against the establishment machinery; and avoiding corrupting her position in exchange for an easy ride.

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“The American people would probably prefer a decent, honest person to someone with lots of experience of intrigue, plotting and deceit.”

How would they know? The only person like that was Kennedy and he was swiftly murdered by Mossad and the CIA.

Olivia Kroth
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Kennedy was a constantly lying philanderer, murdered by his wife Jackie Kennedy and others in Texas.

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Will she kiss the wall? That ruined Rand Paul’s appeal to me.

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I agree.
She has the makings of a great President if she is not subordinate to Israel, AIPAC and all the other cabals who currently are creating a nation of de facto serfs to Mamon and War.

Platon
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If she is not subordinate, she will be ‘Kennedyed’.
The people who murdered Kennedy are very much in control.
And we have allowed it, cowards and cunning courtiers that we are.

FlorianGeyer
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That being the case it would be time to make it very clear to the Deep State that any assassination attempts, successful or not on the President will be replied to in kind and entire Deep State families will be stripped of their wealth and locked up for life or killed at home and abroad.

If the Deep State uses medieval rules they can be replied to with such ancient rules and if their wealth was spread equally amongst ALL the US population, young and old, there would be great cheering on the streets as the executioners do their work.

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So what if Rand kissed the wall? He wants to end foreign aid, including to Israel. Let’s not get hung up over meaningless symbols.
Tulsi appears to be so opposed to Imperialism I am considering changing to Democrat to vote for her in the Primaries. However, I am a global warming “denialist” and if she turns out to be too far left on economic matters I may have to reconsider.

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Tulsi has my vote! While McCain was meeting with terrorists leaders in Syria, Tulsi went there on a fact finding mission because of all the false information coming out on Syria. After her return she introduced the “Stop Funding Terrorists” bill in Congress. It is time for honesty in government!

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Her biggest enemies will be the Left, because she doesn’t pass the identity politics litmus test due to her pre-2012 views on abortion and gay rights. Unfortunately, she also supports drone warfare, which mars her unique anti-war stance.

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May Ms Gabbard set the stage with two full terms as President for the next rising star, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who also is not afraid of the real issues that must be dealt with.

But then, the system is against all hope for the 99%: being owned by and for the elite.

Olivia Kroth
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A veteran and surfer; LOL!
That’s all it amounts to.

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please read Adam Garrie’s piece on Tulsi Gabbard in Eurasia Future titled “Tulsi Gabbard: The Democrat so “Progressive” That She Makes Trump Look Like a Friend to Muslims” (2019-01-12)

Olivia Kroth
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Please stop spamming; no need to send the same post three times.

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Tjoe

Trump called for coming out of Syria and Afghanistan. He won’t stand a chance of winning if he does not keep that policy. He works for Israel, not the USA.

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Macron cuts ski holiday short, vowing crack down on Yellow Vests (Video)

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the 18th consecutive week of Yellow Vests protests in Paris. Following last weeks lower participation, Saturday’s Yellow Vests in Paris gathered larger crowds, with various outbreaks of violence and rioting that has been blamed on extreme elements, who French authorities claim have infiltrated the movement.

“Act XVIII” of the protests has shown that the Yellow Vests have not given up. France’s Champs-Élysées boulevard was where most of the violence occurred, with the street being left in a pile of broken glass and flames.

One day after Paris was set ablaze, French President Emmanuel Macron cut his ski holiday short, returning to Paris and vowing to take “strong decisions” to prevent more violence.

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Paris awoke on Sunday to smouldering fires, broken windows and looted stores following the 18th consecutive Saturday of Yellow Vest protests.

Around 200 people were arrested according to BFM TV, while about 80 shops near the iconic Champs Elysees had been damaged and/or looted according to AFP, citing Champs Elysees committee president Jean-Noel Reinhardt.

The 373-year-old Saint Sulpice Roman Catholic church was set on fire while people were inside, however nobody was injured. The cause of the fire remains unknown.

The riots were so severe that French President Emmanuel Macron cut short a vacation at the La Mongie ski resort in the Hautes-Pyrénées following a three-day tour of East Africa which took him to Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya.

Macron skied on Friday, telling La Depeche du Midi “I’m going to spend two-three days here to relax, to find landscapes and friendly faces,” adding “I’m happy to see the Pyrenees like that, radiant, although I know it was more difficult at Christmas” referring to the lack of snow in December.

In response to Saturday’s violence, Macron said over Twitter that “strong decisions” were coming to prevent more violence.

Macron said some individuals — dubbed “black blocs” by French police forces — were taking advantage of the protests by the Yellow Vest grassroots movement to “damage the Republic, to break, to destroy.” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Twitter that those who excused or encouraged such violence were complicit in it. –Bloomberg

The French President has family ties in the Hautes-Pyrénées, including Bagnères de Bigorre where his grandmother lived. He is a regular visitor to the region.

Emmanuel Macron (2ndL), head of the political movement In Marche! (Onwards!) And candidate for the 2017 presidential election, and his wife Brigitte Trogneux (L) have lunch April 12, 2017 (Reuters)

 

 

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Vesti calls out Pompeo on lying about Russia invading Ukraine [Video]

Secretary Pompeo displayed either stunning ignorance or a mass-attack of propaganda about what must be the most invisible war in history.

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After the 2014 Maidan revolution and the subsequent secessions of Lugansk and Donetsk in Ukraine, and after the rejoining of Crimea with its original nation of Russia, the Western media went on a campaign to prove the Russia is (/ was / was about to / had already / might / was thinking about / was planning to … etc.) invade Ukraine. For the next year or so, about every two weeks, internet news sources like Yahoo! News showed viewers pictures of tanks, box trucks and convoys to “prove” that the invasion was underway (or any of the other statuses confirming the possibilities above stated.) This information was doubtless provided to US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.

Apparently, Secretary Pompeo believed this ruse, or is being paid to believe this ruse because in a speech recently, he talked about it as fact:

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Russia’s annexation of Crimea and aggression in eastern Ukraine an attempt to gain access to Ukraine’s oil and gas reserves.

He stated this at IHS Markit’s CERAWeek conference in Houston, the USA, Reuters reports.

Pompeo urged the oil industry to work with the Trump administration to promote U.S. foreign policy interests, especially in Asia and in Europe, and to punish what he called “bad actors” on the world stage.

The United States has imposed harsh sanctions in the past several months on two major world oil producers, Venezuela and Iran.

Pompeo said the U.S. oil-and-gas export boom had given the United States the ability to meet energy demand once satisfied by its geopolitical rivals.

“We don’t want our European allies hooked on Russian gas through the Nord Stream 2 project, any more than we ourselves want to be dependent on Venezuelan oil supplies,” Pompeo said, referring to a natural gas pipeline expansion from Russia to Central Europe.

Pompeo called Russia’s invasion of Ukraine an attempt to gain access to the country’s oil and gas reserves.

Although the state-run news agency Vesti News often comes under criticism for rather reckless, or at least, extremely sarcastic propaganda at times, here they rightly nailed Mr. Pompeo’s lies to the wall and billboarded it on their program:

The news anchors even made a wisecrack about one of the political figures, Konstantin Zatulin saying as a joke that Russia plans to invade the United States to get its oil. They further noted that Secretary Pompeo is uneducated about the region and situation, but they offered him the chance to come to Russia and learn the correct information about what is going on.

To wit, Russia has not invaded Ukraine at all. There is no evidence to support such a claim, while there IS evidence to show that the West is actively interfering with Russia through the use of Ukraine as a proxyWhile this runs counter to the American narrative, it is simply the truth. Ukraine appears to be the victim of its own ambitions at this point, for while the US tantalizes the leadership of the country and even interferes with the Orthodox Church in the region, the country lurches towards a presidential election with three very poor candidates, most notably the one who is president there now, Petro Poroshenko.

However, the oil and gas side of the anti-Russian propaganda operation by the US is significant. The US wishes for Europe to buy gas from American suppliers, even though this is woefully inconvenient and expensive when Russia is literally at Europe’s doorstep with easy supplies. However, the Cold War Party in the United States, which still has a significant hold on US policy making categorizes the sale of Russia gas to powers like NATO ally Germany as a “threat” to European security.

It is interesting that Angela Merkel herself does not hold this line of thinking. It is also interesting and worthy of note, that this is not the only NATO member that is dealing more and more with Russia in terms of business. It underscores the loss of purpose that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization suffers now since there is no Soviet Union to fight.

However, the US remains undaunted. If there is no enemy to fight, the Americans feel that they must create one, and Russia has been the main scapegoat for American power ambitions. More than ever now, this tactic appears to be the one in use for determining the US stance towards other powers in the world.

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Ariel Cohen explains Washington’s latest foreign policy strategy [Video]

Excellent interview Ariel Cohen and Vladimir Solovyov reveals the forces at work in and behind American foreign policy.

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While the American people and press are pretty much complicit in reassuring the masses that America is the only “right” superpower on earth, and that Russia and China represent “enemy threats” for doing nothing more than existing and being successfully competitive in world markets, Russia Channel One got a stunner of a video interview with Ariel Cohen.

Who is Ariel Cohen? Wikipedia offers this information about him:

Ariel Cohen (born April 3, 1959 in Crimea in YaltaUSSR) is a political scientist focusing on political risk, international security and energy policy, and the rule of law.[1] Cohen currently serves as the Director of The Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics (CENRG) at the Institute for Analysis of Global Security (IAGS). CENRG focuses on the nexus between energy, geopolitics and security, and natural resources and growth. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, within the Global Energy Center and the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center.[2] Until July 2014, Dr. Cohen was a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. He specializes in Russia/Eurasia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.

Cohen has testified before committees of the U.S. Congress, including the Senate and House Foreign Relations Committees, the House Armed Services Committee, the House Judiciary Committee and the Helsinki Commission.[4] He also served as a Policy Adviser with the National Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Deterrence Analysis.[5] In addition, Cohen has consulted for USAID, the World Bank and the Pentagon.[6][7]

Cohen is a frequent writer and commentator in the American and international media. He has appeared on CNN, NBC, CBS, FOX, C-SPAN, BBC-TV and Al Jazeera English, as well as Russian and Ukrainian national TV networks. He was a commentator on a Voice of America weekly radio and TV show for eight years. Currently, he is a Contributing Editor to the National Interest and a blogger for Voice of America. He has written guest columns for the New York TimesInternational Herald TribuneChristian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times, EurasiaNet, Valdai Discussion Club,[8] and National Review Online. In Europe, Cohen’s analyses have appeared in Kommersant, Izvestiya, Hurriyet, the popular Russian website Ezhenedelny Zhurnal, and many others.[9][10]

Mr. Cohen came on Russian TV for a lengthy interview running about 17 minutes. This interview, shown in full below, is extremely instructive in illustrating the nature of the American foreign policy directives such as they are at this time.

We have seen evidence of this in recent statements by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding Russia’s “invasion” of Ukraine, and an honestly unabashed bit of fear mongering about China’s company Huawei and its forthcoming 5G networks, which we will investigate in more detail in another piece. Both bits of rhetoric reflect a re-polished narrative that, paraphrased, says to the other world powers,

Either you do as we tell you, or you are our enemy. You are not even permitted to out-compete with us in business, let alone foreign relations. The world is ours and if you try to step out of place, you will be dealt with as an enemy power.

This is probably justified paranoia, because it is losing its place. Where the United Stated used to stand for opposition against tyranny in the world, it now acts as the tyrant, and even as a bully. Russia and China’s reaction might be seen as ignoring the bully and his bluster and just going about doing their own thing. It isn’t a fight, but it is treating the bully with contempt, as bullies indeed deserve.

Ariel Cohen rightly points out that there is a great deal of political inertia in the matter of allowing Russia and China to just do their own thing. The US appears to be acting paranoid about losing its place. His explanations appear very sound and very reasonable and factual. Far from some of the snark Vesti is often infamous for, this interview is so clear it is tragic that most Americans will never see it.

The tragedy for the US leadership that buys this strategy is that they appear to be blinded so much by their own passion that they cannot break free of it to save themselves.

This is not the first time that such events have happened to an empire. It happened in Rome; it happened for England; and it happened for the shorter-lived empires of Nazi Germany and ISIS. It happens every time that someone in power becomes afraid to lose it, and when the forces that propelled that rise to power no longer are present. The US is a superpower without a reason to be a superpower.

That can be very dangerous.

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