Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has slammed Washington mainstream foreign policy and the Trump administration’s refusal to stand up to Turkish “dictator” Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a video posted over the weekend.
According to sources, in a phone call made last week Trump told Erdogan that the US “reaffirmed” its support for Turkey in Idlib.
Ankara is now demanding greater support from NATO as well, after Russian jets were believed to be behind last Thursday’s massive air strike which killed 33 Turkish soldiers.
In the video statement, Gabbard urged Trump instead to make clear that “the United States will not be dragged into a war with Russia by the aggressive Islamist expansionist dictator of Turkey via NATO.”
Along with the video, she tweeted: “@realDonaldTrump needs to make it clear to NATO and Erdogan that the United States will not be dragged into a war with Russia by the aggressive, Islamist, expansionist dictator of Turkey, a so-called “NATO” ally. #StandWithTulsi”
She also slammed the mainstream media’s efforts to renew holding up al-Qaeda terrorists on the ground in Idlib as mere “rebels” and “freedom fighters” — saying it’s a disgrace to men and women in uniform who signed up to fight terrorists in the wake of 9/11.
“Turkey’s been supporting ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists from behind the scenes for years,” she pointed out.