Tulsi Gabbard born Leloaloa, American Samoa April 12, 1981. Politician. Army Major; served two tours in Iraq War, 2004-06. Took part in peacekeeping training with Indonesian Army, 2011. Elected US Representative for Hawaii, 2012. First US national figure to oppose war in Syria, 2015.
“The war to overthrow Assad is counter-productive because it actually helps ISIS and other Islamic extremists achieve their goal of overthrowing the Syrian government of Assad and taking control of all of Syria—which will simply increase human suffering in the region, exacerbate the refugee crisis, and pose a greater threat to the world. Also, the war to overthrow Assad is illegal because Congress never authorized it.” (press release, Nov. 19, 2015; photo Wikipedia)