BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 P.M.) – The Democratic representative of Hawaii, Tulsi Gabbard, reportedly left for Damascus on Wednesday to conduct a “fact finding” mission to end the war plaguing the country.

“Tulsi felt it was important to meet with a number of individuals and group including religious leaders, humanitarian workers, refugees, and government and community leaders,” Gabbard’s spokesperson Emily Latimer told Foreign Policy on Wednesday.

Gabbard is one of the few members of the U.S. Congress that has spoken out against the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his government.

In addition to her outspoken criticism of U.S. regime change hawks, Gabbard also introduced a bill this month that would have the U.S. government stop supplying weapons to terrorist groups.

Gabbard’s spokesperson did not confirm whether or not she will meet with President Assad; however, almost all foreign diplomats that have traveled to Syria in the past have met with him.

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mrfish
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2017-01-18 14:50

This is very good news. She has the ear of Trump and she is an ex military person who knows what is what. This could really derail the US supplying terrorists. This could be a real positive change about to happen. Fingers crossed.

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Nestor Arapa
2017-01-18 17:07

Sería interesante que converse con el gobierno Legitimo de Siria para tener una idea mas clara y pedir a su gobierno que no siga suministrando armas a los terroristas.

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2017-01-18 14:53
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Stern Daler
2017-01-18 16:17
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Thx for Your link – I was just researching about her because of her visit and I had not found that info yet. A smart pretty young female veteran that is against frivolous wars because they cause misery and costs while money can be better invested at home. The elect likes pretty women, investing at home… She will make it hard for dry neo-cons and hawks to compete. Smile.

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Henri Cochet
2017-01-19 02:38
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looks are not important – ideas are !

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Stern Daler
2017-01-20 07:38
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Some men like them joined. Trump does.

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2017-01-19 03:44
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Daeshbags Sux
2017-01-19 09:16
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Very interesting link, mrfish! I mostly agree on ALL of Robert Parry analysis but one which definitively don’t match with mine as he forgot his own researches about the IranGate. Actually, I don’t think Bibi had the same goals he said. Why? USA and EU are false friends, let’s say Iran and Israel are false enemies. Seriously, just think about it : would Israel be in to attack a nuke plant in Iran, they’d do exactly as they did in Iraq or Syria : they wouldn’t talk about it publicly but simply level the place! Iran shitlamic republic would now… Read more »

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Stern Daler
2017-01-20 07:47
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=> USA and EU are false friends => US is only a friend to English speaking 5 eyes. European countries are mere allies not friends. Only our anglophiliac politicians believed a friendship existed. p.s. EC seen as federal state would have the same continental strategic outlook as Russia. Brexit was the US submarine leaving the EC habour.

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Daeshbags Sux
2017-01-19 03:40

Hadn’t the DNC been rigged, she’d be up to become VPOTUS tomorrow as it was a Sanders/Gabbard ticket!
Mark my words, Tulsi will be the 1st US woman POTUS!

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2017-01-19 19:45
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Nope, it will be Nicky Haley, although I expect Tulsi may switch to Republican in line with her political views – and serve as Secretary of State under a Haley administration, the Democratic party is now ruled by the likes of Keith Ellison and Cory Booker, that is a ticket to nowhere. Watch out though for Gavin Newsom (maybe next governor of CA), if the Dems are to make a come back, he will be part of it.

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2017-01-19 19:35

She does know Syria is a muslim country and as a woman, Indian/Hindu and American she is hated and despised by nearly everyone there?