CNN Exclusive: Rep. Gabbard on meeting with Assad

CNN Exclusive: Rep. Gabbard on meeting with Assad


>>>BACK TO “THE LEAD.” OUR WORLD LEAD NOW, A DESPERATE PLEA FOR HELP. 7-YEAR-OLD HAS BECOME THE FACE OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS SUFFERING IN SYRIA’S DEADLY CIVIL WAR. THE GIRL IS SAFELY IN TURKEY WITH HER FAMILY. EARLIER TODAY SHE TWEETED A MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP. QUOTE, I BEG YOU, CAN YOU DO SOMETHING FOR THE CHILDREN OF SYRIA? IF YOU CAN, I WILL BE YOUR BEST HE FRIEND. THANK YOU. UNQUOTE. THIS COMES AS A FRAGILE CEASE FIRE BETWEEN SYRIAN AND GOVERNMENT FORCES AND REBEL FACTIONS IS HOLDING FOR NOW. IN AN EXCLUSIVE TULSI GABBERT OF HAWAII TURNED FROM A SECRET TRIP TO SYRIA. CONGRESSWOMAN GAB ERRED, THANK YOU FOR COMING AND SHARING YOUR STORY WITH US.>>THANK YOU, JAKE, GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.>>YOU WERE IN SYRIA FOUR DAYS. DID YOU MEET WITH PRESIDENT BA SHARAL SAD?>>I DID. MY REASON FOR GOING TO VISIT SYRIA WAS REALLY BECAUSE OF THE SUFFERING OF THE SYRIAN PEOPLE THAT HAS BEEN WEIGHING HEAVILY ON MY HEART. I WANTED TO SEE IF THERE WAS IN SOME SMALL WAY A WAY THAT I COULD EXPRESS THE LOVE AND THE ALOHA AND THE CARE THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE FOR THE PEOPLE OF SYRIA AND TO SEE FIRSTHAND WHAT WAS HAPPENING THERE, TO SEE THAT SITUATION THERE.>>WHAT DID ASSAD HAVE TO SAY?>>INITIALLY I HADN’T PLANNED ON MEETING HIM. WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY AROSE TO MEET WITH HIM, I DID SO BECAUSE I FELT IT’S IMPORTANT THAT IF WE PROFESS TO TRULY CARE ABOUT THE SYRIAN PEOPLE, ABOUT THEIR SUFFERING, WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO MEET WITH ANYONE THAT WE NEED TO IF THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT WE COULD ACHIEVE PEACE, AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT.>>NOW, I KNOW THE MAXIMUM I AM THAT PEOPLE SAY IN THE MILITARY, THAT YOU DON’T MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR FRIEND, YOU MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR ENEMIES. BUT OBVIOUSLY BA SHAR AL ASSAD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THOUSANDS OF DEATHS AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE BEING DISPLACED DURING THIS FIVE-YEAR LONG CIVIL WAR. DID YOU HAVE ANY COME PUNKS ABOUT MEETING WITH SOMEBODY LIKE THAT GIVING HIM ANY SORT OF ENHANCED CREDIBILITY BECAUSE A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS WOULD MEET WITH SOMEONE LIKE THAT?>>WHATEVER YOU THINK ABOUT PRESIDENT ASSAD, THE FACT IS THAT HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF SYRIA. IN ORDER FOR ANY PEACE AGREEMENT, IN ORDER FOR ANY POSSIBILITY OF A VIABLE PIECE AGREEMENT TO OCCUR, THERE HAS TO BE A CONVERSATION WITH HIM. THE SYRIAN PEOPLE WILL DETERMINE HIS OUTCOME AND WHAT HAPPENS WITH THEIR GOVERNMENT AND THEIR FUTURE. BUT OUR FOCUS, MY FOCUS, MY COMMITMENT IS ON ENDING THIS WAR THAT HAS CAUSED SO MUCH SUFFERING TO THESE SYRIAN PEOPLE, TO THESE CHILDREN, THESE FAMILIES, MANY OF WHOM I MET ON THIS TRIP. IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US TO STAY FOCUSED ON DOING WHAT IS IN THEIR BEST INTEREST, AND WHAT IS IN OUR BEST INTEREST. AND DOING WHAT IS NECESSARY TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.>>SO, CONGRESSMAN, A MILITARY VETERAN, REPUBLICAN SAID ON TWITTER WHEN HE HEARD ABOUT YOUR VISIT, QUOTE, FACT FINDING MISSION, 50,000 DEAD, CHILDREN IN SYRIA, I HOPE YOU DIDN’T MEET WITH THEIR BUTCHER ASSAD. HE HAS USED CHEMICAL WEAPONS ON HIS OWN PEOPLE. YOU SAID IT IS GOING TO BE UP TO THE SYRIAN PEOPLE. THERE REALLY AREN’T FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS.>>WHAT I HEARD WALKING DOWN THE STREETS IN ALEPPO HEARING FROM THEM, THEY EXPRESSED HAPPINESS AND JOY AT SEEING AN AMERICAN WALKING THROUGH THEIR STREETS. BUT THEY EXPRESSED A QUESTION. THEY SAID, WHY IS IT THAT THE UNITED STATES, ITS ALLIES AND OTHER COUNTRIES ARE PROVIDING SUPPORT, ARE PROVIDING ARMS TO TERRORIST GROUPS LIKE AL-QAEDA, ISIS, WHO ARE ON THE GROUND THERE, RAINING, KID NAPPING, TORTURING AND KILLING THE SYRIAN PEOPLE? CHILDREN, MEN, WOMEN, PEOPLE OF ALL AGES? THEY ASKED ME, WHY IS THE UNITED STATES AND ITS ALLIES SUPPORTING THESE TERRORIST GROUPS WHO ARE DESTROYING SYRIA WHEN IT WAS AL-QAEDA WHO ATTACKED THE UNITED STATES ON 9/11, NOT SYRIA? I DIDN’T HAVE AN ANSWER FOR THEM.>>OBVIOUSLY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT DENIES PROVIDING ANY SORT OF HELP TO THE TERRORIST GROUPS YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT. THEY SAY THEY PROVIDE HELP FOR THE REBEL GROUPS.>>THE REALITY IS, JAKE, THE REALITY — AND I’M GLAD YOU BROUGHT UP THAT POINT BECAUSE THIS IS AN OFTEN TAULKD ABOUT THING BY PEOPLE LIKE ADAM KENZINGER SAYING WE HAVE TO SUPPORT THE MODERATE REBELS. EVERY PLACE THAT I WENT, EVERY PERSON THAT I SPOKE TO, I ASKED THIS QUESTION TO THEM, AND WITHOUT HESITATION THEY SAID THERE ARE NO MODERATE REBELS. WHO ARE THESE MODERATE REBELS THAT PEOPLE KEEP SPEAKING OF? REGARDLESS OF THE NAME OF THESE GROUPS, THE STRONGEST FIGHTING FORCE ON THE GROUND IN SYRIA IS AL-QAEDA AND ISIS. THAT IS A FACT. THERE’S A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT OTHER GROUPS, ALL OF THEM ESSENTIALLY ARE FIGHTING ALONGSIDE WITH OR UNDER THE COMMAND OF THE STRONGEST GROUP ON THE GROUND THAT’S TRYING TO OVERTHROW ASSAD. THE SYRIAN PEOPLE RECOGNIZE AND THEY KNOW THAT IF PRESIDENT ASSAD IS OVERTHROWN, THEN AL-QAEDA OR A GROUP LIKE AL-QAEDA THAT HAS BEEN KILLING CHRISTIANS, KILLING PEOPLE SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THEIR RELIGION, OR BECAUSE THEY WON’T SUPPORT THEIR TERROR ACTIVITIES, THEY WILL TAKE CHARGE OF ALL OF SYRIA. THIS IS THE REALITY THAT THE PEOPLE OF SYRIA ARE FACING ON THE GROUND AND WHY THEY ARE PLEADING WITH US HERE IN THE UNITED STATES TO STOP SUPPORTING THESE TERRORIST GROUPS. LET THE SYRIAN PEOPLE THEMSELVES DETERMINE THEIR FUTURE, NOT THE UNITED STATES, NOT SOME FOREIGN COUNTRY.>>AND WE’VE BEEN SHOWING VIDEO OF YOUR — FROM YOUR TRIP. IN THE MINUTE WE HAVE LEFT, TELL US THE MOST STRIKING IMAGE YOU HAVE FROM YOUR VISIT TO THIS WAR-TORN REGION.>>YEAH, JAKE, YOU KNOW, THE DESTRUCTION IS VERY REAL, BOTH ON THE PHYSICAL BUILDINGS AND THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE HAVE GONE THROUGH, LOOKING INTO THEIR EYES AND HEARING FIRSTHAND FROM A GIRL WHO IS NOW 19, BUT WHO WHEN SHE WAS 14 YEARS OLD, THESE REBELS THAT PEOPLE SAY WE SHOULD CONTINUE SUPPORTING, THEY CAME AND KIDNAPPED HER. THEY RAPED HER MULTIPLE TIMES. THEY KILLED HER FATHER IN COLD BLOOD RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER AND HER LITTLE BROTHER. ALL SHE IS ASKING FOR, LITERALLY, IS FOR THE UNITED STATES TO STOP SUPPORTING THESE SO-CALLED REBEL GROUPS, STOP SUPPORTING THESE TERRORISTS SO THAT THE SYRIAN PEOPLE CAN BEGIN TO TRY TO GET BACK TO SOME SEMBLANCE OF NORMALCY IN THEIR LIVES.>>CONGRESSWOMAN TULSI

100 thoughts on “CNN Exclusive: Rep. Gabbard on meeting with Assad

  1. sadly the US has supported ISIS in its war against the secular Assad government in Syria. Where do you think ISIS got all those brand new Toyota trucks from? CNN, FOX and all the "mainstream" media are for ISIS. Sickening.

  2. There are a handful of honest and compassionate and brave US politicians. Bernie, Ron Paul, Betto, … and the new rising star, Tulsi. POTUS to be one day. Love you 🙂

  3. WTH! Is this a bit of actual TRUTH on CNN? Where was CNN while Obama was arming the Rebels and starting this war. They were pumping out propaganda, and accusing Assad of using chemical weapons on civilians with literally zero evidence pointing to the Democratically elected president of Syria. Hang your head in shame CNN!

  4. Tulsi had to go to Syria under cover. Google how Democratic leadership responded when they found out she went to meet with Assad. They would have shot her plane out of the sky if she didn’t go secretively! Her information search uncovered a lot. Those “rebels” Obama was quick to arm and fund aren’t rebels. Obama is a treasonous criminal! Those so called rebels are ISIS! Obama was knowingly funding ISIS and nobody at CNN or his supporters in America give a God damn! Obama is a domestic terrorist that plotted with his treasonous administration including Hillary Clinton to end America as we know it! Listen to the words coming out of this Democrats mouth!

  5. Don’t worry, Russia is there to wipeout your sponsored ISIS terrorists. And to DUMP YOUR FUCKING DOLLAR!! CHINA and INDIA are going to surpass you in GDP. Your country is finished. THE 21st century belongs to the EAST!

  6. Fucking civil war? You DICK HEAD IT'S a war against Syria by the people like you who elected Obama. His gov funded and created ISIS … Tulsi saw the truth and she will crush her opponents for 2020 . She will be a great president

  7. We Hindus will rule the world, we will dominate you people in your own country and we will succeed where Hitler failed…WE NEED THE RSS HINDUSTANI IN THIS COUNTRY ALSO….

  8. American exceptionalism is disgust. The country invading all continents with low powered civilians and mineral and oil wealth. And tapp jaker has the nerve to say how a us member of congress woman could give credibility to a man who does murder. Assad is fighting ISIS an American problem. Ask the KURDS who now want protection from assad. They have been fighting Isis without our help.

  9. Tulsi Gabbard is so beautiful, she's half Indian and Native Hawaiian. I'm half Indonesian and Bengali. I would vote for someone as progessive and logical foreign policy minded person like Tulsi. She should be the VP of Bernie

  10. Please stop judging CNN journalists like Jerk Tapper ann the rest. They're just puppets on scripts. Bunch of war mongering scums

  11. I absolutely love the fact Tulsi will speak Truth to the establishment, even though she knows she's going to get attacked to no end by it. It's no wonder she's being smeared left and right for things in her past. I can't wait to see her respond to all of the smears. She's got my allegiance.

  12. It was bullshit at the time of posting, and it's still bullshit. As Ms. Gabbard states we've been financing the "terrorists", there have never been any "rebels". There was never a "civil war".

    What there has been since day one was a mercenary war, waged at the behest of the U.S., Israeli, Saudi cabal, in order to depose a democratically elected head of a democratically elected, and fully functional government.

  13. Tulsi's Platform
    *Left the DNC to support Bernie who was being cheated
    *Pro Choice
    *She's a lifelong environmentalist
    *Supported the stimulus program
    *Supports LGBTQ rights
    *For ending private prisons
    *Takes an aggressive stance towards climate change
    *Antiwar
    *Was a pioneer in the Stop Arming Terrorists Act
    *Supports legislation of marijuana
    *Fights for paper ballots
    *Supports cutting of defense spending
    *Voted to repeal the patriot act
    *Early Supporter for Medicare for All
    *Supports Universal Basic Income
    *Voted to raise the minimum wage
    *For a Green New Deal
    *Voted to protect Social Security and Medicare from privatization
    *For free public College
    *Supports raising taxes on the rich
    *In favor of leaving Afghanistan
    *She was against PAYGO
    *Pro Labour Unions
    *Pro Net Neutrality
    *Advocates for sensible gun control
    *Fought with Bernie Sanders & Jill Stein on behalf of Native Americans at Standing Rock

  14. She lied, the Kurds do NOT "fight alongside (ISIS, al Nusra, et al)" and are FIGHTING AGAINST THEM, doing a BETTER JOB in the north than Assad could. We shouldn't be arming the FSA, but there is a whole separate game, playing out on a whole separate board in Rojava.

  15. She's just another democrat politician trying to make a name for herself, if she cares about anything she should be helping American's in building our wall before we end up becoming like these other Countries!

  16. It must be pointed out that this war on syria dressed in a trojan horse of Syria Civil War was in the works two years prior to the horrible conflict in Syria . Not only did the CIA aid and abet al qaeda , ISIS and other terrorists against Assad but so did the UK via MI6 . I believe Hillary Clinton , David Cameron , Barack Obama, Likud government in Israel and the House of Saud approved of this billions dollars of funding to terrorists to topple the Assad government .

  17. France's Former Foreign Minister, Roland Dumas, has stated in a televised program on LCP that UK government(in dark alliance with the US government) officials had told him about preparations for war in Syria two years prior to the start of the 2011 protests and conflict. Furthermore LCP is the TV channel for  National Assembly of France .  click on link, or copy and past into your browsers url address bar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3dneu–J0k

  18. Tulsi I will vote for you if you back off from your hatred towards Pakistan . I remember one Indian officer in Kashmir saying that we Indians shouldn't be here . I lived with a Pakistani and Indian and they got along quite well . I met a Hindu Indian guy who is married to a Pakistani woman and had no problem with keeping her muslim religion and wearing a hijab

  19. I hope her and Bernie get together if Bernie wins I’d love for her to be the VP. If Bernie don’t win I still want her to be are President

  20. She is wrong he is not a president but a dictator…. she herself just stated to do something that is in US interest instead of the interest of the Syrian people who are being killed…

  21. So, a politician decided to go speak to a foreign leader instead of lobbing bombs, and the DNC is angry she doesn't want to drag our country into another war. This is why trump won.

  22. You are a liar ms Gabbard I am Syrian and I strongly despise you, the last thing we need is a hypocrite like you trying to legitimize Asad regime. We have been on our own in this, if you care listen to the Syrian ppl you claim to care about my advice is to stay out of this already we think of you as the enemy of the Syrian ppl

  23. The way the media reports on Tulsi Gabbard and the way people comment about her in comment sections are such stark contrast to one another that it is almost comical… almost. You know something is up when the comment sections are filled with nothing but praise and love but all of the articles try to report that she has no support.
    Do not despair Tulsi.
    We see through the lies.
    We love you.

  24. God Bless everybody that is suffering in Syria and their families🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽❤️❤️

  25. THIS WOMAN IS A DISGRACE HOW DOES ONE WOMAN TALK SO BAD ABOUT AMERICA ABOUT HOW WE HAVE TO DO IT ALL I FEEL EXTREMELY SORRY FOR THE CHILDREN AND PEOPLE BUT LIFEE IS LIFE WAR IS WAR SHE WOULD NEVER GET MY VOTE

  26. I like how he is critical of Assad while ignoring the fact that the US has killed far more people in the last 20 years than any tyrant could ever hope for. Does he really think burying our heads in the sand is the best way to run our foreign policy? CNN is nothing more than a salesman used by the government to drum up support for yet another war. It is truly a sad excuse for a news organization. To bad MSNBC and Fox are the same way.

  27. Can we report this video and have it removed please. It will only leave users becoming antisemites.

  28. “why is it that the United States, its allies and other countries, are providing support, are providing arms, to terrorist groups like Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, who are on the ground there, raping, kidnapping, torturing, and killing the Syrian people?"

    why are more people not asking this question?

  29. Shame!!!! I saw your debate … and you almost got me … then I see how you stand with a dictator killing us Syrians! if you want to know what the Syrian people think? there are more than 12 million (50% the total population) Syrian refugees in Europe, Lebanon, and Jordan … ask us and we will tell you who killed us with airstrikes and silence! Shame on you!!!!! Assad is a tyrant and a puppet in the hands of Russian and Iranian occupation and "Security" forces militias … they killed 2 million! they tortured and still torture more than 500,000 to death! … Shame on you, I do respect your love of your own country, but without humanity in your heart it means nothing!

  30. To "liberals" that cheers to vote for this homophobic, racist, pro-dictators lady. She says Al Qaeda is different from the savage jihadist group that shelter them(Taliban)! Here is a few list of things that Taliban used to do an plans to do again with women:

    Killing school girls
    Stoning young women for escaping their husband houses
    Forcing girls as young as 9 to marry
    Cutting noses and ears of those girls who escapes their husband houses
    Beating women for not covering or coming to street without a male guardian.

    Yes vote for the Taliban sympathizer and call yourself "Liberal":))))))))))))))))))))))))

  31. American must change it politics, of imposing there way of life to others by force, blackmail and lie…America need Tulsi Gabbard as president of the united state of America, to stop war….and make peace…

  32. Notice the freshly made accounts posting, the Irani cyber flies are here trying to help Dems, little do they know that they are splitting their vote for Trump to win lol

  33. 1:56 watch her eyes and keep in mind she knows the chemical attacks were staged but there's no proof but she can't and won't say that on television back then

  34. 2:10 her response here should be singled out and used as the default response for when someone on twitter dismisses her for meeting with Assad

  35. Banna alabd such a fack account.. Pure and silly propaganda.. Can we now asking in 2019 where banna fuckin alabd disappeared.. Several accounts supported by Western MSM were created at every critical point(to create rumors about massacres .. False Flag of chemical attacks) in the Syrian conflict which the victory seems to be with alasad and his forces..

  36. wow – CNN and a democrat telling the truth about Obama! Even though many already told us about this, it is refreshing to see that CNN might not be following their master's wishes (Qatar and their money).

  37. AMERICAN MSM ONCE UPON TIME IN THE 80’s CALLED OSAMA BIN LADEN A FREEDOM FIGHTER WHEN HE WAS SUPPORTED BY CIA AGAINST SOVIET ARMY IN AFGHANISTAN 🇦🇫… THE SAME FREEDOM FIGHTERS IN SYRIA 🇸🇾 ARE ALL OSAMA BIN LADEN FOLLOWERS

  38. If it wasnt for Trump cutting off firearms, and getting out of the way for Russia Iran and Syrian forces ISIS would still be in the battle

  39. Interesting how uncurious Jake Tapper is when she brings up the Obama administration supplying weapons to ISIS and Al-Qaeda terrorists on the ground in Syria… strangely uncurious is Jake Tapper to NOT follow up on that HUGE piece of news. No follow up questions and he redirected that information quickly. Yes, we (John Q. Public) are watching all this and taking note.

  40. Around the 4:15 mark, it's kind of interesting how the two cities she cited which supplied many of those questions and talking points were the two strongest Government centers.

  41. Assad might be brutal but he is Syria’s choice to be their president. The US cannot invade every nation who has a brutal government! Let Russia deal with Syria! If the US did they would invade many of their friends and allies countries. Leave Syria alone!! They the USA —— might invade the US themselves.

  42. It's unlikely she'll get anywhere in the primaries this time around. That's a shame…. This congresswoman is a true leader

  43. The Military Industrial Media hates Gabbard. Assad is NOT a murderer. bush and Cheney are. How do you like me now?

  44. Tulsi can't admit that halal Muhammadan, genocidal, slaving terror was synthesized into ISIS by Obama/U.S & NATO/Gulf States/Israel allies as proxies in the Axis Of Evil war of terror largely against Iran but also to help Israel divide Sunnis & Shia to conquer, in this case the last nominal Sunni Arab National Socialist Baathist, Assad. ISIS was partly trans-shipped from Libya after Hillary, "We came, we saw, he died." Qaddafi after the dying ol fella moved towards a halal gold Dinars for oil system. It was exposed by Judical watch FOIA litigation:
    https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/judicial-watch-defense-state-department-documents-reveal-obama-administration-knew-that-al-qaeda-terrorists-had-planned-benghazi-attack-10-days-in-advance/
    And ex-DIA director Flynn in a stunningly frank interview on Al Jazeera. (Why Weissmann & his Democrat swamp creatures who ran ol man Republican Mueller were so keen to get Flynn.)
    https://youtu.be/-EghwCDNyiY

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