The United States’ foreign policy in Syria will likely go down in history as the most hypocritical policy ever enforced by our government. After 9/11 the US government eviscerated our privacy rights, militarized our law enforcement agencies, groped us at the airport, and waged multiple wars that cost thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars, all in the name of fighting terrorism. Then when the Syrian Civil War erupted, our government turned around and began arming self-proclaimed Al-Qaeda terrorists in the region, and called them “freedom fighters.”
Fortunately this utterly stupid covert program was ended by Donald Trump last week. The media responded by saying that Trump had leaked state secrets by admitting the program exists (though pretty much anyone who bothered to research the subject has known it was real for years), and that he was appeasing Russia by ending the program.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbards, who tried to pass the Stop Arming Terrorists Act in Congress, and who has been fierce a critic of the CIA’s attempts to arm rebels in Syria, recently spoke with Tucker Carlson. They broke down the insanity of this program, as well as the media’s ridiculous reaction to Trump’s decision to end the program.