Ever since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that rocked the foundation of the United States, people have been wary of any terrorist activity that goes on. It’s something that shouldn’t be taken lightly, considering that the terrorist’s main goal is to destroy anything and everything related to the country.
Ever since then, anytime there is a terrorist threat or anything related to that, people immediately get concerned and want action to occur. It’s hard to blame them either. If you discovered that there was an insane group of people out there that wanted to kill you simply because you’re American, wouldn’t you want them gone?
Ever since ISIS reared its ugly head about two years ago, people have called for the stoppage and destruction of this terrorist group. That is easier said than done though. It’s hard to defeat an enemy when they are being supplied with money and weapons from the country that is against them.
Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard said on Twitter that the United States is funding and arming Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. The Congresswoman from Hawaii wrote on Twitter, “If you are I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail. Why does our gov get a free pass on this?”
It should be noted that Gabbard is a United States army veteran and a member of the House Committees on Foreign affairs and Armed Services. She was also the member of Congress to introduce the Stop Arming Terrorists Act. While introducing the bill, she cited articles from both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal that said the United States is supporting rebels that are actually allied with an Al-Qaeda affiliate.
Gabbard didn’t stop there. She relied on some of the transcripts of those Hillary Clinton Goldman Sachs speeches that were released to further bolster her claim. “The CIA has also been funneling weapons and money through Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and others who provide direct and indirect support to groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda.”
Hillary specifically said this at the speech: “We’ve got Iran with their agents in Hezbollah, and they’re being taken on by indigenous rebels but increasingly a collection of Jihadists who are funded by the Saudis, funded by the Emiratis [sic], funded by Gotter (phonetic)[sic], and you have the Turks that were very active in the beginning, but then began to be concerned by some of the development inside Syria, particularly among the northern and northeastern Kurdish population in Syria.”
Hillary said that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar are funding Syrian jihadists. These are three nations that have received funding and weapons from the United States. Considering that they have received funding from the United States and then Hillary says in a speech, which she is being paid for no less, that these countries are supplying ISIS as well, these countries are selling those weapons to ISIS.
“This madness must end. We must stop arming terrorists.” Gabbard’s bill would prohibit any federal agency from supporting a terrorist group or give support through other countries that would either support terrorists directly or indirectly. It’s a little unnerving that a bill had to be introduced for this to stop, but it has.
Seriously it’s common sense. If you know that a country is arming terrorists with the weapons that you are selling them, you need to stop selling those weapons! What part of that did Hillary and, since she was a member of his cabinet, President Obama not understand?
Obama has said that he wants to fight ISIS. It’s hard to fight against them when they are using the weapons that were sold to other countries. Not to mention that the funding that has gone to some of these nations has found its way in the pockets of these ISIS soldiers. Again, the answer seems really simple.
If you cut off funding and the sale of weapons to these nations that are known to be supporters of terrorist causes, then it hurts the terrorists! Do these people not have common sense? It also makes me wonder why they didn’t stop the sale of weapons right away when they discovered that the rebels were just giving the weapons to the terrorists that they were fighting.
As soon as people heard that they should have been on the phone with the weapons supplier and demanding that it be cut off immediately. However since they didn’t, this bill had to be introduced.
Then again, Obama did approve an operation that was able to release 9,000 ISIS soldiers. By saying that they were going to wait until a city they were going to attack was clear of all civilians, Obama allowed an estimated 9,000 ISIS soldiers to walk out of the area that was being attacked. Those could have been 9,000 casualties that wouldn’t exist anymore.