in the vicinityVideoRep. Gabbard: war with Iran would make the Iraq war look like a cakewalk
2020 democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Syria’s alleged 2018 chemical attack and the tensions with Iran.
How much will a war with Iran would be for the USA? A 2020 presidential candidate, says it would be “devastating.”
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is a U.S. military veteran who served in Iraq and Kuwait, laid out a grim scenario for the United States, if the state to engage in a military action against Iran.
“I know where this road leads us, and I’m worried because the American people do not seem to be prepared for how devastating and costly such a war would be,” Gabbard said on Thursday during an appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson tonight.”
“I know where this road leads us, and I’m worried because the American people do not seem to be prepared for how devastating and costly such a war would be.”
— U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii
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The 38-year-old former member of the National Guard, was a member of the U.S. House since 2013, after he, as a Hawaii state legislator, told host Tucker Carlson that a war with Iran would encourage the Islamic state and other terrorist groups and expose the American military in the conflict with the very militias the training now.
“So, what we are facing is, in essence, a war of no fronts, total chaos, engulfing the whole region, is not included within the Iran or Iraq, but extend to Syria and Lebanon and Israel in the region, the us in a situation where, in Iraq, we lost over 4,000 of my brothers and sisters in uniform,” said Gabbard. “A war with Iran would be far more American lives it would cost more civilian deaths in the region as a whole.”
Gabbard also said that a US-Iran war would likely be millions of refugees to send to escape to Europe, the further destabilisation of this continent.
“Not to speak of the fact that this would cost trillions of taxpayer dollars coming out of our pockets to go and pay for this endless war, the question is, as a soldier, what are we fighting for? What does the victory look like? What’s the mission?”
The Pentagon on Thursday presented proposals to the White house for the sending of increasing military reinforcements in the Middle East to beef up defenses against Iran as tensions in the region, Fox News learned.
Meanwhile, in comments broadcast by Iranian state media, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces, stated that the United States invited to an “arrogant and Pharaonic threat” , “all Iranians, enter the fields of jihad, and alert, and the mobilization of more power.”
In his conversation with Gabbard, Carlson claims that the President is Trump interested in a war with Iran, but also to national security adviser John Bolton “clear.”
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Gabbard then criticized, Bolton and the foreign Minister, Mike Pompeo, and reiterated that a war with Iran would benefit the United States
“How does a war with Iran will serve the best interest of the American population of the United States? And in fact it is not,” said Gabbard. “It better serves the interests of the people, as [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Bibi Netanyahu, and Saudi Arabia, which is trying to get us into this war with Iran.”
Fox News Gregg Re contributed to this report.