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Congresswoman Tulsi GABBARD met Donald Trump: End US Wars of Intervention; The Nation 30.11.2016

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Martin Zeis, 02.12.2016

US-Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard was recently re-elected to serve a third term in the US House of Representatives, where she represents Hawaiʻi’s 2nd Congressional District. She has been a leading progressive advocate for ending US-led regime change wars of intervention, and has introduced legislation to end the counterproductive regime change war in Syria. (quoted from The Nation)

It is doubtful that president-elect* Trump will list her as Secretary of State at the recommendation of Robert Parry (see: Robert PARRY: Is Trump Setting up an Eathquake in US Foreign Policy With Tulsi Gabbard? – Tulsi Gabbard would certainly be the right person for it: URL: https://consortiumnews.com/2016/11/21/trumps-tulsi-gabbard-factor ).

* provided that 270 Electors are voting him on Dec 19, 2016.

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The Nation, 30.11.2016  —  https://www.thenation.com/article/giving-voice-to-millions-of-americans-end-us-wars-of-intervention

 

Giving Voice to Millions of Americans: End US Wars of Intervention

I felt it was critical to meet with Donald Trump now, before warmongering neocons convince him to escalate the Syrian conflict.

 

By Tulsi Gabbard

 

I recently met with President-elect Donald Trump to give voice to the millions of Americans, including my fellow veterans, who desperately want to end our country’s illegal, counterproductive war to overthrow the Syrian government. We had an hour-long, meaningful, back-and-forth discussion about the problems with current US policy in Syria and where to go from here.

 

I felt it critical to meet with him now, before warmongering neocons convince him to escalate this war that has already taken more than 400,000 lives and left millions of Syrians homeless and in search of safety for themselves and their families.

 

I conveyed to the president-elect how the post-9/11 neocon agenda of interventionism and regime change has left US foreign policy absurdly disconnected from our actual security interests. Our actions to overthrow secular dictators in Iraq and Libya, and attempts now to do the same in Syria, have resulted in tremendous loss of life, failed nations, and even worse humanitarian crises while strengthening the very terrorist organizations that have declared war on America.

 

Since 2011, the United States—working with Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, and Turkey—has been providing support to “rebel groups” fighting to overthrow the government and take over Syria. A recent New York Times article reported that these “rebel groups” supported by the United States “have entered into battlefield alliances with the affiliate of Al Qaeda in Syria, formerly known as Al Nusra.” How the United States can work hand-in-hand with the very terrorist organization that is responsible for the killing of 3,000 Americans on 9/11 boggles my mind and curdles my blood.

 

This absurd alliance has allowed terrorist groups like Al Qaeda to establish strongholds throughout Syria, including in Aleppo, where they are now using the civilian population as human shields and their deaths as propaganda tools.

 

Additionally, escalating this regime-change war by implementing a “no-fly/safe zone” in Syria would not only be ineffective, it would put the United States in direct military confrontation with nuclear-power Russia, require tens of thousands of ground troops and a massive US air presence, and commit us to yet another endless war in the Middle East that does not serve American or Syrian interests.

 

In short, even if the US-Saudi alliance were successful in overthrowing the Syrian government, we would be saddled with the responsibility of building a new nation in Syria. Trillions of US taxpayer dollars, and who knows how many American lives, will be lost, and there will be little to show for it. As was true in Iraq and Libya, the United States has no credible government or leader able to bring order, security, and freedom to the people of Syria if Assad is overthrown. To maintain order after Assad’s fall would require at least 500,000 troops in a never-ending occupation.

 

The most likely outcome of this regime-change war is that it will open the door for ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other terrorist groups who are the most powerful fighting forces on the ground, to take over all of Syria, amass powerful weapons (many of which will have been provided to them by the United States), and pose a far worse threat to the Syrian people, religious minorities, and to the world.

 

The crux of my advice to President-elect Trump was this: We must end this ill-conceived, counterproductive regime-change war immediately. We must focus our precious resources on investing in and rebuilding our own country and on defeating Al Qaeda, ISIS, and other terrorist groups that pose a threat to the American people.

 

 

 

 

Hybrid Wars 8. In The Horn Of Africa (IIB) | Oriental Review

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

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Andrew Korybko is the American political commentator currently working for the Sputnik agency. He is the author of the monograph “Hybrid Wars: The Indirect Adaptive Approach To Regime Change” (2015). This text will be included into his forthcoming book on the theory of Hybrid Warfare.

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a special message from Diana Johnston on Hillary Clinton

Following is a special message from Diana Johnston on Hillary Clinton.
April 12, 2016 Conterpunch.org

            About a year ago, I concluded my book on Hillary Clinton, Queen of Chaos, with a fairly pessimistic chapter on the „War Party“ which controls United States foreign policy. At the time, I wrote:

            „A last-minute peace candidate would be a divine surprise. But a real alternative to the War Party must be built up over time…“

            In fact, this primary campaign has produced a couple of surprises, more earthly than divine. Both surprises reveal widespread grass roots discontent with both Hillary Clinton and the whole American political establishment.  However, this discontent so far fails to focus on the point of my book: the need to combat the ideology and practice of U.S. war policy personified by Hillary Clinton. Where is the effective alternative to the War Party?

            Donald Trump has made it clear he wants to end the current hysterical anti-Putin pre-war propaganda and do business with Russia.  This sounds like a major step toward preventing nuclear war.  All to the good.  The problem is, Trump is a lone wolf.  Many of his supporters seem more excited by style than by content.   (…)

„Diana Johnstone’s forthcoming book, Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton, succeeds in providing an understanding of Hillary Clinton’s own worldview like nothing else I’ve read — and it does so despite being largely not about Hillary Clinton. Johnstone’s book is culture and political criticism at its finest. It’s a study of the American neo-liberal, with a particular focus here-and-there on Clinton. I strongly recommend reading it, whatever your level of interest in the ‚Queen of Chaos‘ herself, for its illumination of the ideologies underlying U.S. adventurism, exceptionalism, and ‚responsibility to protect‘, obsession with identifying believable threats of ‚genocide‘ in nations disloyal to Washington or Wall Street.“Sincerely,

 

Diana Johnstone

Full text attached:  Johnston_Hillary 20160412

 

Diana Johnstone is the author of Fools‘ Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO, and Western Delusions. Her latest book is Queen of Chaos: the Misadventures of Hillary Clinton

Rethinking the cost of Western intervention in Ukraine

November 25
Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, recently cautioned Americans against intervention fatigue: “I think there is too much of ‘Oh, look, this is what intervention has wrought’ . . . one has to be careful about overdrawing lessons.” Say what? Given the calamities wrought in Iraq, Libya and now Ukraine, one would think that a fundamental rethinking and learning of lessons is long overdue. The United States needs a sober look at the actual costs of supposed good intentions divorced from realism.

Rethinking the cost of Western intervention in Ukraine.