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Is this Tulsi Gabbard’s real agenda? It certainly fits with her foreign policy. Wow!
“Irredentist Greater Syria” based on map of “natural Syria” found on website of Homs’ SSNP branch (Syrian Social Nationalist Party). Palestine includes Israel.
“Black – Syria and Lebanon
Red – other countries of the “Fertile Crescent” (Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Kuwait)
White – territories claimed from other neighbouring states (Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Cyprus) CC By Busterof666, corrected by Wikimedia User Roxanna
Tulsi Gabbard should be suspended from the US military, while she is investigated as a US national security threat. Instead, she’s out and about on TV deceiving decent hard-working Americans into thinking she’s like them. Nothing could be further from the truth. No one knows who Tulsi really works for, but, she’s pro-Assad, pro-Putin, anti-American, and seems to be pro-Iran. The above map really fits neatly with her foreign policy – except that Iran probably doesn’t want to give up territory. Research on Tulsi from earlier this year: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2022/02/28/tulsi-gabbard-wef-klaus-schwab-young-global-leader-council-on-foreign-relations-lt-colonel-in-us-army-civil-affairs-psychological-operations-aka-psy-ops/
She’s been connected to this group that most people have never heard of (SSNP), which apparently wants to restore ancient Assyria (Greater Syria) made up of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Israel-Palestine, Cyprus, Sinai (Egypt), Hatay Province & Cilicia (Turkey). It may include part of Saudi Arabia and Iran, as well. When the SSNP was founded, Israel didn’t exist. Palestine on the map includes Israel. Considering the behavior of Assad’s friend Putin, this is alarming. The SSNP and its ideas date from the 1930s, though they claim they aren’t fascists. They may not be economic fascists. However, they seem to be Syrian Nazis, based on their expansionist ideology and name. Their symbol has been likened to the Swastika, as well.
“Bassam Khawam, the executive director of Aaccess who traveled with Gabbard, reportedly belongs to a pro-Assad Lebanese political party, the Syrian Social Nationalist party (SSNP). The party has dispatched its members to fight on behalf of the Assad regime during the nearly six-year war”. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/26/tulsi-gabbard-bashar-al-assad-syria-democrats https://web.archive.org/web/20170127230611/http://ssnp.net/?p=10229
Arab American Community Center for Economic and Social Services (AACCESS)–Ohio must be a front organization for the SSNP. There is almost no info on their web site.
“As a member of the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was invited by former Congressman and Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich to travel to Lebanon and Syria on a fact-finding trip organized by the Arab American Community Center for Economic and Social Services (AACCESS)–Ohio… The trip included visits to Aleppo, Damascus, and Beirut from January 14-22, 2017. Other members of the delegation included Dennis Kucinich’s wife, longtime peace advocates Elie and Bassam Khawam, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s husband, Abraham Williams.” https://web.archive.org/web/20190419025040/https://gabbard.house.gov/news/press-releases/congresswoman-tulsi-gabbard-returns-syria-renewed-calls-end-regime-change-war
The “peace” that they apparently advocate is US (and Europe) out of the region so that Syria can run over it, with Russia’s help. However, Russia is probably not up to the task, after invading Ukraine.
“Tulsi Gabbard reveals she met Assad in Syria, without informing top Democrats: Hawaiian congresswoman claims she went on a ‘fact-finding’ mission in support of ‘peace’ for Syrian people, but characterized US-backed rebels as ‘terrorists’“
By Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington, Thu 26 Jan 2017 17.58 GMT
“Gabbard’s trip raised alarms over a potential violation of the Logan Act, a federal statute barring unauthorized individuals from conferring with a foreign government involved in a dispute with the US. The US currently has no diplomatic relations with Syria.
Gabbard’s office said her visit was approved by the House ethics committee. A spokesman for the committee declined to comment, although under its rules members have a period of 15 days following the completion of a trip to make public their approval letter and financial disclosures related to privately funded travel.
The offices of Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, and Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, did not respond to requests for comment when reached by the Guardian. The White House did not immediately return an email inquiry, nor did a spokeswoman for House speaker Paul Ryan.
Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday that she had no knowledge of Gabbard’s unannounced trip, which drew scrutiny over who arranged and paid for the travel.
“She hasn’t reported or brought anything to our office as far as I know,” Pelosi said at a press conference held before Gabbard’s revelation about her meeting with Assad…
Gabbard’s office claims her trip was funded by the Arab American Community Center for Economic and Social Services (Aaccess) – Ohio; however, the group has not reported any financial revenue to the US government since 2006.
Bassam Khawam, the executive director of Aaccess who traveled with Gabbard, reportedly belongs to a pro-Assad Lebanese political party, the Syrian Social Nationalist party (SSNP) https://web.archive.org/web/20170127230611/http://ssnp.net/?p=10229 The party has dispatched its members to fight on behalf of the Assad regime during the nearly six-year war.
Gabbard was joined on the trip by former Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich, who has made prior trips to meet Assad that were also funded by Aaccess. Kucinich, who interviewed the Syrian president as a contributor for Fox News in 2013, has also defended Assad’s intentions in Syria.
Gabbard framed her sit-down meeting with Assad as part of a necessary dialogue in order to resolve the Syrian conflict.
The war began after a series of pro-democracy protests in March 2011 were swiftly and brutally put down by the Assad regime.
The war has since devolved into a brutal and complex war, fuelled by sectarian, political and international divisions…” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/26/tulsi-gabbard-bashar-al-assad-syria-democrats Guardian excerpts Open Licence: “Courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd”. “Up to 500 words” in a personal blog along with a link back to theguardian.com.
“As a member of the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was invited by former Congressman and Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich to travel to Lebanon and Syria on a fact-finding trip organized by the Arab American Community Center for Economic and Social Services (AACCESS)–Ohio. The 7-day trip was approved by the House Ethics Committee, as required by House rules, and was not taxpayer funded. The trip included visits to Aleppo, Damascus, and Beirut from January 14-22, 2017. Other members of the delegation included Dennis Kucinich’s wife, longtime peace advocates Elie and Bassam Khawam, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s husband, Abraham Williams.” https://web.archive.org/web/20190419025040/https://gabbard.house.gov/news/press-releases/congresswoman-tulsi-gabbard-returns-syria-renewed-calls-end-regime-change-war
She traveled with both Elie and Bassam, according to her old web site. Elie and Bassam are both mentioned in this SSNP article (transl): “a member of the National Council Elie Khawam presented a shield of appreciation from the Syrian social nationalists to the Speaker of the Syrian People’s Assembly, Muhammad Jihad al-Lahham, saying: In the name of the Honorable President of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party Asaad Hardan and the leadership of the party at home, I have the honor to convey to you his national greetings, and his congratulations to you on the success of your visit to New York, and his appreciation for the role you have come to play in this international forum, and his deep appreciation for the correctness of your speech from the podium of the United Nations, and for the sentimentality of the message you addressed to the consciences of all the peoples and nations of the world. He added: Mr. President, we, the Syrian social nationalists in North America, are pleased to present you with the highest expressions of appreciation and respect this shield of appreciation as a token of love and loyalty, and you have our great thanks and gratitude.
Also presented by Dr. Bassam Khawam presented a shield of appreciation on behalf of the Syrian social nationalists to Dr. Bashar Al-Jaafari and said: “Our bodies may fall, but our souls have imposed their reality on this existence.” To support Syria, its pride and dignity among the nations, we say it to you, thank you, thank you, thank you, and long live Syria…” (10-9-2015 https://web.archive.org/web/20170127230611/http://ssnp.net/?p=10229 )
“Brothers Linked To Assad Gave Thousands To Dennis Kucinich’s Ohio Political Machine: The former congressman is seeking the Democratic nomination in Ohio’s gubernatorial race and recently revealed he accepted $20,000 from a pro-Assad group.” By Akbar Shahid Ahmed Apr 21, 2018, 08:00 AM EDT Updated Apr 25, 2018 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/brothers-syria-assad-donations-dennis-kucinich-ohio_n_5ada6d6fe4b009869bf96907
“Tulsi Gabbard’s Dangerous Shilling for the Ayatollahs” Posted on 19/10/2019 by terrortrends https://iranbulletin.me/2019/10/19/tulsi-gabbards-dangerous-shilling-for-the-ayatollahs/
“Lokman Slim: Hezbollah Controls Lebanon’s Civil and Political Parties” Firas Hamieh Sunday 7 February 2021, 11:12 am https://raseef22.net/article/1081434-luqman-slim-hezbollah-controls-lebanons-civil-and-political-parties
“The Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP)[a] is a Syrian nationalist party operating in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine. It advocates the establishment of a Greater Syrian nation state spanning the Fertile Crescent, including present-day Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Palestine, Cyprus, Sinai, Hatay Province, and Cilicia, based on geographical boundaries and the common history people within the boundaries share. It has also been active in the Syrian and Lebanese diaspora, for example in South America with over 100,000 members as of 2016, it is the second-largest legal political group in Syria after the ruling Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party.…
In Syria, the SSNP had become a major syncretic political force in the early 1950s, but was thoroughly repressed in 1955–56. It remained organized, and by the late 1990s had allied itself with the Palestine Liberation Organisation and the Lebanese Communist Party, despite the ideological differences between them. The SSNP was legalized in Syria in 2005, and joined the Ba’ath Party-led National Progressive Front. From 2012 to 6 May 2014, the party was part of the Popular Front for Change and Liberation. During the course of the Syrian Civil War, the party has become more prominent in Syria, where almost 12,000 fighters of the party’s armed branch, the Eagles of the Whirlwind, have fought alongside the Syrian Armed Forces against the Syrian opposition and the Islamic State.
[…] As of 2016, estimates of the number of SSNP fighters in Syria range from 6,000 to 8,000. Lebanese fighters are included in their ranks, even though the party claims that “their proportion within the group’s total fighting force has decreased steadily, as more Syrians sign up…“https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_Social_Nationalist_Party
Mexico’s richest man and part owner of the New York Times, Carlos Slim, is part of the Lebanese Christian diaspora – they are omnipresent. Those affiliated with the SSNP are likely a small percentage, however.
“Pro-Assad Lobby Group Rewards Bloggers On Both The Left And The Right” September 30, 2019, Syria https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2019/09/30/pro-assad-lobby-group-rewards-bloggers-on-both-the-left-and-the-right/
“simplification of the “General map of natural Syria” seen on the website of Homs’ SSNP branch (Syrian Social Nationalist Party)
black – Syria and Lebanon
red – other countries of the “Fertile Crescent” (Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Kuwait)
white – territories claimed from other neighbouring states (Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Cyprus), 12 Sept. 2008/17 May 2013:
Based on: https://web.archive.org/web/20180722072053/http://www.ssnphoms.com/ssnphoms/includes/FCKeditor/upload/image/map-smal.jpg
by Busterof666, corrected by Wikimedia User Roxanna: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Roxanna
Discusses Syria vs Assyria: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_of_Syria