Dem Rep. Gabbard: "Clearly ISIS Has Gained Momentum"


In stark contrast to what Obama administration officials are saying, Democratic Congresswoman from Hawaii, Tulsi Gabbard says that "clearly ISIS has gained momentum" in its war against Iraq and Syria.

REP. TULSI GABBARD (D-HAWAII): You know, clearly ISIS has gained momentum, in particular over the last week, as we have seen the ground that they have gained both in Iraq and Syria, and I would like to just break it down to what i see as the basic problem here, especially in Iraq where we are seeing the Sunnis continue to be persecuted by the central government in Baghdad

There is distrust for the central government, the Iranian influence, Shia militia has reall created a situation where just as a matter of survival they have no place to turn to protect their families and communities, other than to ISIS, and you have this solution and you have the Kurds, the Peshmerga, and Sunni tribesmen who are literally begging -- I met with a Sunni tribal leader in Washington, they are begging for arms, heavy ammunition, to fight against ISIS to protect families and tribal lands and territories, but still to this point the U.S. and Senate, Iraqi government is failing to provide that, and therefore ISIS continues to able to grow.

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