A tweet from military veteran and Democratic Party Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard pointed to the hypocrisy of those attacking Trump. "The hysterical reaction to the decision...is astonishing shows just how attached to war some are. Lindsey Graham others want us to continue our regime change war in Syria and go to war with Iran. That's why they are so upset." Gabbard's words should be taken seriously by Democratic Party liberals and peaceniks, whose attacks on Trump now land them squarely in the pro-war camp.
TRUMP: THIS SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE, WHY IS PEACE BAD?
Trump himself made it clear that those expressing surprise are disingenuous. He tweeted on December 20, "Getting out of Syria was no surprise. I've been campaigning on it for years."
A brief look at his record confirms this. In June 2013, he tweeted "We should stay the hell out of Syria, the 'rebels' are just as bad as the current regime. WHAT WILL WE GET FOR OUR LIVES AND $ BILLIONS? ZERO." On September 5, 2013, in response to Obama's threat to bomb Syria in retaliation for the False Flag charge that Assad's forces used chemical weapons, crossing his "Red Line", he tweeted "Do not attack Syria, fix U.S.A."
This was a consistent theme during his presidential campaign. At a debate in South Carolina on February 18, 2016, he said George W. Bush's decision to go into Iraq "may have been the worst decision anybody has made, any president, in the history of this country." In April, he criticized Obama's Libyan regime change operation as one which, while claiming "to foster democracy", has instead caused civilians to "suffer while that country falls apart....We've made the Middle East more unstable and chaotic than before." And on October 26, at a campaign rally less than two weeks before he defeated Hillary Clinton in the general election, he criticized her call for use of a No Fly Zone over Syria, saying "You're going to end up in World War III over Syria if we listen to Hillary Clinton."
Commenting of Trump's actions, the Schiller Institute's Helga Zepp LaRouche said in her weekly webcast on December 27, "I think that if Trump is working with Russia, with Turkey, with Iran (with some problems there, obviously) [in pulling out of Syria and Afghanistan]...this is the absolutely only alternative to a catastrophe, which would eliminate civilization."
She continued: "I think the entire British game to bog Trump down with Russiagate is not working, and...what the recent actions of Trump really show is that he is feeling back in control of his Presidency, and he's doing these things, and people should be happy about it, and not freak out. Naturally, the geopolitical game of the geopolitical neo-con faction of the West just falls to pieces, and that's why they're so freaked out. But the left, of the so-called liberals, who are advertising war instead of a peaceful settlement, are really unmasked in a way which is quite amazing!"
She concluded her assessment by saying that the events of the last days open the prospect for a new Peace of Westphalia in southwest Asia, to replace the British imperial game of geopolitics. And whether one agrees with Trump on everything, or not, is not the issue -- on this matter, he is acting as a statesman, and deserves the support of all concerned with mankind's future.
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