What was a Democrat US congresswoman doing in Syria last week?

Tulsi Gabbard, a 35-year-old Democrat representative from the state of Hawaii, made a secret fact-finding visit to Damascus this past week.  For security reasons, the exact dates of the trip weren’t published, but the date of the report was January 19.  Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran, met with U.S. president-elect Donald Trump in November to discuss Syria policy.  Despite her backing Bernie Sanders in the primaries, it was reported that Trump is considering her for a position at the Pentagon or the State Department. During the meeting, Gabbard said she told the President Elect: … [of] my grave concerns that escalating the war in Syria by implementing a so-called no fly/safe zone would be disastrous for the Syrian people, our country and the world. Gabbard’s concerns are valid.  In fact, she comes across as the antidote to the interventionists in the Gang of Eight, so it’s no wonder she finds a receptive audience in Donald...(Read Full Post)