"'There Are No Moderate Rebels' – Tulsi Gabbard Destroys The Deep State's Syria Narrative

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Via Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Tulsi Gabbard has continued to impress ever since she came on the national scene last year with her courageous and very public support for Bernie Sanders in the rigged Democratic primary.

Most recently, she continued to demonstrate her knowledge of geopolitics and willingness to stand up to America’s unelected government, aka the Deep State, in a recent interview with CNN’s Jake Taper.

Note, the clip is about a month old, but important to watch if you haven’t. 

If the Democrats have any hope of becoming a decent opposition party which not only resists the worst of Trump, but also rejects the perverted neoliberal/Deep State ideology currently embraced by establishment Dems, Tulsi Gabbard will have to play a key role.

As I highlighted in last February’s post, It’s Not Just the GOP – The Democratic Party is Also Imploding:

A rising star within the Democratic ranks, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, cut herself off from the party’s establishment by resigning from her post as vice-chairman of the Democratic National Committee and endorsing Bernie Sanders for president.


Her position with the DNC required her to stay neutral in the primaries, but she said that “the stakes are too high.” She announced her decision on Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” and made a video where she explained her reasoning.


Gabbard, an Iraq war veteran, said she knows the cost of war firsthand. “I know how important it is that our commander-in-chief has the sound judgment required to know when to use America’s military power—and when not to use that power.”

The importance of this move cannot be understated. In no uncertain terms, this gesture publicly exposes the weakness of the “Clinton brand.” She clearly isn’t afraid of Hillary or of any repercussions from the Democratic Party elite, a fact that is underscored by the fact she came out with her endorsement after he got pummeled in South Carolina.

But let’s take a step back and think about this in the even bigger picture. You don’t get to Congress by being a political imbecile. On the surface, this move looks like career suicide, particularly since Hillary is probably about to clinch the nomination. Recall, Rep. Gabbard didn’t merely endorse Sanders after a bruising loss in South Carolina, she stepped down from her official position with the DNC to do so. This isn’t merely a statement, it’s the equivalent of dropping a neutron bomb on the Democratic establishment. So why did she do it?

While I think she genuinely agrees with Sanders on key issues, the reason she came out so aggressively is because she sees the writing on the wall. She’s playing the long game, and in the long game, Hillary Clinton represents a discredited and failed status quo, while Bernie Sanders represents a push toward the paradigm level change that will define the future.

When it comes to the Democrats, we need to see a lot less Pelosi and Schumer, and a lot more Gabbard.

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xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) Feb 28, 2017 10:45 PM

Careful Europe. Some "moderate rebels " are about to come your way. 

Learn from US and your neighbor Hungary and FENCE YOUR SHIT UP !

Hungary Doubles Down on Migrant Crackdown with Second Border Fence Ahead of Summer Surge


SMG's picture

God Bless Tulsi fighting the Satanists!

beemasters's picture

There probably were moderate rebels once upon a time until the CIA (aka. Mossad) finished training/radicalizing/MK Ultra-ing them. But the "moderate rebel" label stuck.

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UnclePhester (not verified) beemasters Feb 28, 2017 10:58 PM

Tulsi has a bigger set of balls than the Orange Obowelmovement.


Dreamers OK, says the Great Trumpkin!

D Nyle's picture

Liberals are getting gang raped everyday by Trump and are so caught up in their Snowflake emotions that they haven't figured out that this is only 40 Days. 40 years with conservative Supremes Justices should be reason enough for libtard suicide Booths instead of years government assistance/prison


Manthong's picture

Since a long time ago, I never thought I could have affection for a Democrat.

This one makes me feel different.

38BWD22's picture



"Let the Syrian people dcide who they want..."

Wise words.

InjectTheVenom's picture

i usually prefer blondes 


there's something about this Tulsi chick that makes my peepee tingly.

Giant Meteor's picture

Have you talked to your spiritual advisor about this conflict my friend? All the while insistng on chasing the wild unthinking ones and yet now you're going for beauty AND brains. Could be a mid life crisis ;)


ebear's picture

google images:  Tulsi + surf


sunnyside's picture

Woof.   I want her.

bh2's picture

"This one makes me feel different."

She couldn't have been elected in Hawaii unless on the dim dem ticket. Unless she's appointed to some national position, she'll remain in the dem column, but may not be susceptible to supporting their partisan nonsense.

yovatti's picture
yovatti (not verified) UnclePhester Feb 28, 2017 11:18 PM


OK, so the Russians like Tulsi Gabbard. Now I know.

The best interests of the American peopl are of couse a completely different matter.




Son of Loki's picture

Jake, Shitzer and Acosta probably give each other Deep State Enemas every night.


I'm glad he did not cut her off like CNN usually does these days when they don't agree with the guest. NPR does that also. Although it's rare NPR invites anyone on their show who speaks the unbiased truth, if it does slip out, they cut them off and segway into another topic like Cecil the Lion....

These are propaganda outlets, not media groups.

oncefired's picture

Gabbard I Respect......Bernie is a Clown, who Ran Around Offering All the Snowflakes Free Shit! The Hag Needs a Bullet Through Her forehead!

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

What the fuck the more Pelosi and Schumer the better they are batshit crazy and show it on a regular basis. 

UnclePhester's picture
UnclePhester (not verified) yovatti Mar 1, 2017 6:52 AM

Blow a goat, sodomite.

wcole225's picture

Nothing sweeter than knowing you have to watch his orange ass for eight long beautiful years. Ain't life grand?

Jim in MN's picture

78% positive reaction to tonight's talk (per CNN)


nightwish's picture

From her asking around in Syria, not one mention of the Russians being a problem. TELLING.

Ex-Oligarch's picture

But then again, it's CNN, so probably a lie. What are they playing at? 

QuantumEasing's picture


Obama was not orange. More of a grayish color.

Ahhhh, but you might be talking about Trump. Hate to break it to you, he ain't orange:

The cheap, childish and retarded tactic of turning your political enemies orange was perfected by the Marxists in the 50's. It doesn't work in the 21st century when you have access to 'pooters.

CrazyCooter's picture

So the fact that she actually gets to talk - without being shouted over repeatedly - makes me deeply skeptical - does that make me cynical?



FIAT CON's picture

Maybe she bought her own reporter for a couple of hundred bucks.

Slipstream's picture

Actually, she faced some hostility from some here in her home district this past weekend. The local media are doing their level best to vilify her.

The media narrative was that she wasn't "accessible." Despite the negative portrayal in the media, it appears she enjoys strong support from her constituents. http://www.kitv.com/story/34606718/washington-in-waianae-congresswoman-t...

and http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/34606762/at-town-hall-frustrated-vote...


Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

ZHers really need to wake up on this latest plant by the puppet masters.

She is a Progressive who voted for Bernie.

She is the female Obama.

She is being groomed for a presidential run.

She is saying the right things...but just safely enough so that she can run as a new kind of patriotic American.

All of this face time and all of this focus on foreign policy is to establish a resume for a presidential run.

She is a Progressive.

She is a Progressive.

She is a Progressive.

Uchtdorf's picture

Sometimes the media gives airtime to a guy with hair to fool the conservatives.

Sometimes the media gives airtime to a gal with military experience to fool the progressives.

delacroix's picture

captagon is a helluva drug

GUS100CORRINA's picture

I agree 100% with the title.

"'There Are No Moderate Rebels'

Also, there is no such thing as Radical Islam ... a Muslim is either DEVOUT or an APOSTATE. If a Muslim is DEVOUT, then that person is a believer in everything written in the Qur'an including violent Jihad against infidels.

This was an excellent article that tells the TRUTH.

GoingBig's picture

Wtf are you talking about apostate? As in the Christian root "apostle". Get your religions straight.

BeansMcGreens's picture
a·pos·tate ??pä?st?t,??päst?t/ noun   
  1. 1. a person who renounces a religious or political belief or principle. synonyms: dissenterdefectordesertertraitor, backslider, turncoatMore

  1. 1. abandoning a religious or political belief or principle.

In the Bible it speaks of the Christian Church "falling away" In Thessalonians 2:3 before the coming of the man of destruction.

An example is the Roman Catholic Cult where Mary is worshipped, the Pope holds sway as the word, homosexual priest give communion, ah the list goes on. 

sarz's picture

Your comments on Islam give the appearance of knowing what you are talking about. Sadly, you don't. Your approval rating is high - 10 to 1 at the moment, so it's not just you. Parts of your brain are detritus of the war of civilizations, first Christian and lately Jewish.

I recommend a couple of books by Karen Armstrong, a Roman Catholic nun for seven years and now an academic in religious studies. Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet, and Islam: A Short History. 

It's an uncertain world our there, but, yes, there is life outside ZeroHedge. 

junction's picture

Those satanist fight dirty.  Ceramic body armor won't be enough.

Uchtdorf's picture

What's curious to me is how can anyone claim that Tulsi is destroying the Deep State when she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Membership Roster

(as of February 28, 2017)

Download the print version of the membership roster as it appears in the 2015 Annual Report.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 


Gabbard, Tulsi


Gacek, Stanley


Gaddis, John Lewis

WTFUD's picture

In every organisation, even Neocon, there are a few good apples. Maybe not enough to make a bottle of cider in CFR but she's one.

Uchtdorf's picture

I could understand that sentiment of yours if the NWO objectives of the CFR were not so well known. I must assume that Ms. Gabbard is not ignorant of what the CFR supports. If she's such a maverick, why would she join or remain a member? 

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

She joined because it looks good on her resume when she applies for the job of POTUS.

tuetenueggel's picture

Asshole McNobrain is missing

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

She's a Progressive setting herself up (and being assisted by the puppet masters) for a presidential run.

She is the female Obama.

She sees the perfect opportunity in 2020.

Four years after Trump (a white, male Capitalist).

Four years after all the feminist and female rage at Hillary losing.

Four years after Trump "attacks minorities and foreigners."

Along comes the (oh-so-hot!) female, mixed ethnicity, centrist-sounding Progressive.

The perfect antidote to Trump and his supporters.

I hope Trump knows what he's doing with her and sees through her game.

N0TME's picture

Here is what I don't understand.  Jake Tapper is obviously a part of fake news, so why does he let Tulsi speak about things that if a conservative said them, he/she would be interrupted and wholly dismissed.  

Raul44's picture

Because she still divert from real terrorists which was her country and its allies responsible. Those "rebels" are merely a paid mercenaries. I dont trust her or anyone else unless they specifically say THAT thing. And then I guarantee you she will be banned or interrupted.

VWAndy's picture

 That always was the joke. Moderate Rebels? Thats right up there with JUMBO shrimp.

NoPension's picture

Who was that said...

Radical Islamists want to kill you...
Moderate Islamists want radical Islamists to kill you....

newmacroman's picture

Crap, I missed a key.

Lefty hand dominate....

hxc's picture

Every libtard fell for that dumbass neocon trick

NoPension's picture

If I have to look at a Democrat.........

She beats Pelosi by a mile or two...

Blanco Diablo's picture

"She beats Pelosi by" LIGHTYEARS!

tuetenueggel's picture

Thats no problem.

Pelosi is an old frustrated crow.