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Tulsi Gabbard stuns Fox News war hawk, ‘Saudis are a bigger threat than Iran’ (Video)

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Via Zerohedge…

Let’s face it: despite one notable exception at Fox, Tucker Carlson, the conservative network remains stacked with war hawk pundits — especially when it comes to Washington’s longtime arch-villain Iran. Almost two decades after 9/11, and after the rise of ISIS — both long documented to have had the hidden hand of Saudi state Wahhabism behind them  — the US hawks still insist Tehran is the real global threat while “Riyadh is our friend.

Which is why it was so refreshing this week to see the thorn in the establishment Democratic presidential nominee Tulsi Gabbard so expertly and with ease dismantle Fox’s remnant neocon talking points on Iran. As we’ve covered many times before, what makes her non-interventionist and anti regime change arguments so effective is that she herself has “skin in the game” — to use Taleb — as an Iraq War veteran and current Army reserve officer. She appeared on Fox where longtime anchor Neil Cavuto sought to skewer her recent biting criticisms of the Trump administration for acting like “Saudi Arabia’s bitch” and not with “America first” in mind (a US foreign policy trend spanning administrations over decades).

“Look Neil, I’m a soldier,” Gabbard began after Cavuto went on the offensive. “And I took an oath as a soldier as well as a member of Congress to support and defend our Constitution of the United States, to serve the American people.”

“And it’s a huge disgrace to hear our commander-in-chief basically put us in a position —the American people, our men and women in uniform, our military assets — in a position where we are servants of the Saudi kingdom. Standing by and awaiting their orders on how we should proceed.”

Specifically she had criticized the president’s early remarks following the twin attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities last week, where Trump tweeted he’s “waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!”.

The Your World anchor thought she would back down after point blank saying  “a president Gabbard would see Saudi Arabia as a bigger threat to our country than Iran.”

“What I would like to see is Saudi Arabia ending their support for Al-Qaeda,” the Hawaiian Congresswomen retorted.

It got further heated from there:

“I’m sorry, that’s not what I asked,” Cavuto said, pressing.

“I know,” Gabbard said. “You’re turning my words around.”

“I want to just be very clear,” Cavuto said. “You have a higher opinion of Iran than Saudi Arabia?”

“No, that’s not what I’m saying.”

Cavuto asked Gabbard to expand.

“I’m focused on how we can best keep the American people safe. On how we can make sure that we have our national security intact,” she said.

“And the Saudis are a bigger threat to that safety than Iran?!” Cavuto said.

“The Saudis are directly supporting the very terrorist group that attacked us on 9/11 and that continue to pose a threat to the American people today!” Gabbard said.

Cavuto looked exasperated and speechless by the end of it, in surely what was an outside-the-establishment argument that he wasn’t used to hearing, given the norm of Fox (which prior to 2017 had a significant chunk  of its parent company 21st Century Fox owned by Saudi investors) consistently toeing the Saudi line on everything from Syria to Yemen to Iran.

Indeed Gabbard remains a rare voice: as a veteran seeking to dismantle American Empire and its regime change wars abroad, akin to a “Ron Paul of the Left”.

This is why it appears the Democrats are doing everything they can to keep her out of the debates, despite her consistently polling higher than some of those who do make it to the stage.

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Wawrence of Bonesawdistan
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Wawrence of Bonesawdistan

Neil Cavuto…hah. If you home in on his nostrils, you can see the track that brain-eating AIPAC amoebas left there. They live unencumbered in Washington’s water supply. He must have snorted some while showering. Not uncommon in that neck of the desert.

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re: “despite one notable exception at Fox, Tucker Carlson, the conservative network remains stacked with war hawk pundits” — In all fairness, The New York Times, MSNBC, and other supposedly “liberal” MSM outlets are just as full of chickenhawks as Fox. It’s hard to find any voice in the MSM that doesn’t toe the “all war all the time” line. Tulsi is obviously the best Democratic candidate and she could mop the floor with Trump — but the DNC will make sure she never gets the chance. As the late Norman Mailer wrote back in 2003, prior to the Iraq… Read more »

Guy
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Guy

I can tell that your 80 years have given you wisdom .Educate your compatriots as too many are fast asleep. If by some miracle Tulsi Gabbard becomes the nominee for the democrats , she and only she could take the presidency and by storm to boot .
Best regards from neighboring Canada.

Yankee Doodle
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Yankee Doodle

The DNC is no less than a Boss Tweed style political machine. That’d not be a miracle, it’d be a quantum leap out of a black hole.

Undead Trump
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Undead Trump

You’re totally brain dead if you think that the US will some time in the future become fascist. It’s already fascist. It’s been fascist, i.e. corporatist and hawkish for long-ass decades. Your democracy is an illusion and always has been. You have no choice.

Biff Einstein
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Biff Einstein

@Undead Trump; @Guy — You may wish to re-read my post. I was quoting Norman Mailer from 2003. HE said that we were heading toward fascism 16 year ago. HE was 80 years old at the time.

Undead Trump
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Undead Trump

You quoted him because you agree with his idiotic & false assessment, Einstein.

Elena Dumah
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Elena Dumah

“Germany lost WW2, but Fascism won it.”
George Carlin.

Step by Step, Into the Quagmire
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Step by Step, Into the Quagmire

The US thinks it can use the Saudis as reliable proxies to contain the wahabi jihadi threat against it and Israel and actually use and control them as a proxy force for regime change, then just shove them aside and warehouse them as needed. Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen……and counting. In short, the US is populated by demented ideologues. Can’t even qualify as ideology. Have to visit Bellevue, observe the patients taking notes for a year and then think up a name for it, then a cure. I think it was no mistake that Brennan (allegedly) converted to Sunni Islam while… Read more »

Steve Brown
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Steve Brown

Lol… at the end looks like Neocon Neil Cavuto was about to break down in tears at the suggestion that the vile, terrorist, murderous, and genocidal regime of Saudi Arabia is what it is…! Good one Tulsi.

Arthur Kenneth Vanderwall
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Arthur Kenneth Vanderwall

Saudi oil is US oil. Do you honestly think that a state-run and state-owned company like Aramco would be tolerated by the Yanks? The Saudis have to meet 2 conditions if they want to be part of the Deep State game. First, they have to price the oil in US dollars. 2nd, they have to recycle those dollars back into the US economy via civilian and military purchases, especially the latter.
Saudi Arabia doesn’t exist and in fact cannot exist on its own. The Saudi dogs are hated by every god-fearing Arab not bent to Western money.

remo
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remo

“alQaeda who attacked us on 911” This alQaeda attacked us on 911 meme is the central blockage in the u bend of the swamp drain. Unless the argument is that alQaeda operatives allowed the setting of or set the charges exploding the WTC complex into hot DUST and disabled the defences etc etc etc…or until alQaeda is exposed as covert arm of the very criminal deepstate that did actually do all of those things.. Tulsi, breath of fresh air that she is, still argues the orthodoxy. Still ignores the plot as a much vaster conspiracy than the binary Saudi=’AlQaeda’. Saudi… Read more »

Frances
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Frances

“The Black Swan Is a Drone Predictably, the mainstream [Deep State ‘Moonlighting’ Shill] media is serving up heaping portions of reassurances that the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities are no big deal and full production will resume shortly. The obvious goal is to placate global markets fearful of an energy disruption that could tip a precarious global economy into recession.” Read on… Attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil refinery President Donald Trump has stopped short of blaming Iran for an attack on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil refinery complex, as well as the Saudis themselves calling for a United Nations investigation… Read more »

Jane Karlsson
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Jane Karlsson

Unfortunately the article you quote is by Sorcha Faal. Look up ‘Sorcha Faal disinformation’.

Craig Watson
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Gabbard is one of the very few honest courageous politicians in the USA. I support her in every way possible even though the Deep State is horrified by her honesty.

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