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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Toward Peace

Israel and the majority of Arab States in the Middle East (ME) have been in a perpetual state of conflict for over 70 years. Throughout that time, the Arabs have refused to recognize Israel's right to exist and have encouraged leftist boycotts of the region's only liberal democracy. It's a big deal when even one Arab state agrees to a cessation of hostility, and the media rightly praised Jimmy Carter (in the 1970s) and Bill Clinton (in the 1990s) when that happened with Egypt and Jordan. 

After a quarter century of failure by both Dem and GOP administrations, it would seem that when another president gets two Arab nations to agree on peace with Israel, it would be an equally big deal. The peace agreement between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain, brokered by Donald Trump and his foreign policy Team of 10s, is a big deal. Unless of course, you're the mainstream media that is consumed with Trump Derangement Syndrome. 

Because the media is generally dishonest, biased, and unprofessional, they have decided to go dark on any news associated with this historic deal. Outlets like the NYT or WaPo grudgingly give it a mention, snarking that Trump stumbled into it. CNN emphasized Nancy Pelosi's idiotic statement that a peace deal in the Middle East is a "distraction." After the signing ceremony, the CNN talking heads beclowned themselves by combining TDS idiocy with catastrophist hysteria, commenting that they were concerned about the ceremony because the principals and attendees weren't wearing masks or socially distanced. Ya gotta laugh.

And then there's the deep state, whom Trump has made to look like fools for their arrogant claim that he wouldn't accomplish anything of substance in the ME.

A prime example of a deep state marionette is John Kerry, Barack Obama's Secretary of State and facilitator of Obama's capitulation to Iran. Kerry, a card carrying member of Obama's foreign policy Team of 2s, suggested that the ME would "explode" if Donald Trump moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Post reported at the time:

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas offered similar warnings to the incoming Trump administration over the weekend: Moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would ignite a violent uprising that no one would be able to control.

In an interview with CBS, Kerry – preparing to leave the State Department after engaging in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict intensely for four years – said the violent movement would extend beyond the West Bank.

“You’d have an explosion, an absolute explosion in the region, not just in the West Bank and perhaps even in Israel itself, but throughout the region,” Kerry warned.

“The Arab world has enormous interest in the Haram al-Sharif, as it is called, the Temple Mount, the Dome [of the Rock], and it is a holy site for the Arab world.”

Aides to President-elect Donald Trump say he is interested in moving quickly to relocate America’s embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s seat of government and its declared “eternal and undivided” capital. The Palestinians insist that east Jerusalem, or al-Quds, would have to be the capital of a sovereign state of Palestine under any two-state solution to the decades-old conflict.

Trump did exactly what he promised and moved the embassy. Three years later, we did have an "explosion"—of peace!

John Kerry has two characteristics that are exemplified by 2s who rise to national prominence—they are predictably pompous and undeniably stupid. They are also consistently wrong about things that matter.

You'd think that an honest media would revisit all of this in light of Trump's recent accomplishments and admit that their elite deep state friends, along with virtually every Democrat, were wrong about the president's efforts in the ME. Think again.