Anyone that has studied the Israel and Jewish lobby influence in D.C. ought to know that anyone running for president in the U.S. cannot possibly be honest during their campaign if their views oppose the Jewish influence and want a shot at the White House. It can't happen, period. Does Tulsi Gabbard know this? How could she not know it?
Is this why Tulsi voted for HR 246 which seeks to destroy the BDS movement? Did she compromise her ethics in order to remain a viable candidate in 2020, or is she that ignorant that she actually believes the bullshit in this resolution and voted for it in good faith?
HR 246 is stinking pile of blatant lies. Following are a few excerpts from the text of the resolution along with my comments:
Whereas the democratic, Jewish State of Israel is a key ally and strategic partner of the United States;
Any knowledgeable and honest person knows very well that Israel has never been an ally of the U.S.. Israels fingerprints are all over events that have hurt the U.S. and other countries in many ways and it is Israel that is driving much of the destabilization in the Middle East. From the attack on the USS Liberty, to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, to the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and many incidents between, Israel has never been an ally of the U.S. people, much less the Palestinians.
Whereas since Israel’s founding in 1948, Congress has repeatedly expressed our Nation’s unwavering commitment to the security of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state;
Whereas American policy has long sought to bring peace to the Middle East and recognized that both the Israeli and Palestinian people should be able to live in safe and sovereign states, free from fear and violence, with mutual recognition;
This is a total lie. In fact it is the U.S. and Israel that are largely responsible for creating turmoil and terrorism in the Middle East through the financing, training and equipping of terrorists and the balkanization of these countries. The wars in the ME are being fought largely for the benefit of Israel, but are being paid for with the blood of U.S. soldiers and who knows how many civilian lives at this point.
Whereas support for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians has long-standing bipartisan support in Congress;
Bullshit! The congress and the senate are largely staffed by, or bought and paid for by Jewish Zionists who have zero interest in a two state solution.
Whereas cooperation between Israel and the United States is of great importance, especially in the context of rising anti-Semitism, authoritarianism and security problems in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa;
What is the reason for the alleged anti-Semitism? No one ever asks the critical question as to why the Jews have been kicked out of approximately 67 countries prior to Hitler and persecuted in as many more. Could it be because they behaved badly, or is it that everyone was somehow born with an anti-Jew gene?
Whereas the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement) targeting Israel is a campaign that does not favor a two-state solution and that seeks to exclude the State of Israel and the Israeli people from the economic, cultural, and academic life of the rest of the world;
So it's OK if the U.S. government imposes sanctions that lead to the deaths of millions of men women and children, but the people of the U.S. shouldn't be allowed to boycott Israel in an effort to stop the violence Israel inflicts upon the Palestinians?
Whereas the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement is one of several recent political movements that undermines the possibility for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by demanding concessions of one party alone and encouraging the Palestinians to reject negotiations in favor of international pressure;
Israel has been at this for 70 years and what has the U.S. or the U.N. accomplished? Nothing. The real message here is that the U.S. government (not the people) consider Israel to be an ally and they don't want you or i messing up that relationship. Terrorism is bad if the country engaged in it is not an ally, but when it emanates from Israel or Saudi Arabia, both of which slaughter women and kids, then it's fine and dandy.
Whereas the founder of the Global BDS Movement, Omar Barghouti, has denied the right of the Jewish people in their homeland, saying, “We oppose a Jewish state in any part of Palestine. No Palestinian, rational Palestinian, not a sell-out Palestinian, will ever accept a Jewish state in Palestine.”;
What right do the Jews have to Palestine? Palestine is not their homeland and their alleged god is not a real estate agent.
Whereas the Global BDS Movement does not recognize, and many of its supporters explicitly deny, the right of the Jewish people to national self-determination;
Does self-determination include stealing other people land and claiming it as your own? Slaughtering children? Bombing schools and hospitals?
I don't know why Tulsi voted for this self-evident tripe, but she will lose supporters as a result. As an anti-interventionist, anti-neocon candidate, Tulsi has no chance whatsoever of being treated fairly by the mainstream media and so her campaign dollars are being spent largely on social media. That being the case, why is she not standing against Israel apartheid? Why is she turning her back on a lot of people who know the truth about the Jewish state, including those in the global BDS movement?