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The War on Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D)

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7. Gabbard specifically endorsed Medicare for All , Glass-Steagall, a $15 minimum wage, free college, paid leave, and she opposes cash bail, private prisons, nuclear power, and she wants to slash the military budget to pay for improvements domestically and eliminate off-shore elite tax loopholes.

Hillary's allies in the media, particularly at NBC , CNN & NYTIMES have made outrageous, slanderous claims against Representative Gabbard, as has Clinton.

One of their favorite slanders is the "Assad apologist" smear. After Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama illegally armed insurgent terrorists inside Syria for years, Rep. Gabbard decided to travel there and ask questions, including interviewing the actual President of Syria, Bashar al Assad. Much of the Western reporting about Syria had come directly from the insurgents, the "activists say" journalism model, and most of it had been deception , often sloppy deception, but that didn't stop Western media from repeating the Jihadist propaganda as long as it demonized the government side.

Barack Obama green lit a partnership with Jihadist terrorists. The US President went so far as to tell Erdo─čan of Turkey to have an "inclusive" strategy that welcomed "foreign extremists" into the US-backed Syrian war effort. The US State Department then directly funded and gave cameras to the "White Helmets" of Syria, who are made up primarily of former Jihadist fighters and who directly worked with Jabhat al Nusrah the Syrian Al Qaeda franchise .

Tulsi Gabbard has been constantly under attack for revealing this dirty war in Syria, a war that used genocidal terrorists as proxies so long as they attacked the government forces there. This conflict goes to the heart of the "war on terrorism" and which side the US is actually fighting on. Major Gabbard signed up for the military as a result of the presumed Al Qaeda terror attacks of September 11, 2001. It seemed clear back then who the bad guys were. On this question she is resolute. Others in Washington not so much.

Google Inc. went so far as to suddenly freeze Gabbard's advertising account for a few crucial hours when the entire country was searching for information about her during the first Democratic Party debate. She faces a coordinated, multi-pronged attack, and this is a propaganda war against US democracy, against a candidate whom they cannot control. Gabbard immediately sued Google for blatant election interference, but if she continues filing lawsuits against those who libel and slander her then she'll end up appearing litigation-happy. That would be yet another smear to lob at her in the Clinton-friendly corporate-controlled mass media.

America is ruled through propaganda, not facts. Political statements don't have to be true to rally the teams to hate and point fingers without understanding. Van Jones called it a "very dangerous game," but it may be more business as usual, just another day in the empire. A sizable chunk of the public buys into Big Lies because they are convenient and less work than research and thought. That's the ugly truth. Too many Americans can't tell the heroes from the villains, the vital from the trivial.


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