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November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

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November 24, 2020

Trump Middle East Policy Urgency

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 1:52 AM

President Donald Trump had promised more wonders to come during the week of the Bahrain, UAE mutual recognition with Israel, a formerly considered impossibility and unaccomplished by all former administrations. Everyone was waiting in anticipation of Saudi Arabia also reaching such an agreement with Israel, the jewel of any Middle East policy. With the current and likely election results thus far, it would appear to be nixing any further developments. This would be a very sad conclusion when there had been such hope. But we are holding out hope simply because we foresee the coming foreign policy in the Middle East under a Biden administration may move the United States away from Saudi Arabia, her traditional friend, and lean to favoring Iran for these three reasons: because it was the policy under President Obama having the complete support by Vice-President Biden; President Trump favored Israel, Saudi Arabia and the traditional American friends in the Middle East; and lastly the President-elect remembers the dressing-down he received as a young Senator by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Began. When Senator Biden threatened to cut aid to Israel, should Israel refuse to grant the Palestinians their every wish, the Israeli Prime Minister <a href= target=blank>replied</a>, “Don’t threaten us with slashing aid. Do you think that because the US lends us money it is entitled to impose on us what we must do? We are grateful for the assistance we have received, but we are not to be threatened. I am a proud Jew. Three thousand years of culture are behind me, and you will not frighten me with threats.”

Deep State and the Swamp

President Trump does continue in full capacity making him quite able to continue with the intended Middle East reorientation for about fifty days providing any treaty can make it past the Senate, something possible but unlikely. There is a high probability that a Biden administration will rotate away from the Sunni Arab world along with Israel while rejoining the Iran nuclear deal, which very well could allow Iran to become a secretly nuclear armed nation while provided a wink and a nod from the incoming State Department and the return of the Swamp. Should President Trump present normalization with Israel as the sole guarantee of an ally adequately equipped to defend them as well as properly presenting a solid opposition against the expansionist policies of Iran as executed by the IRGC, President Trump could simply present the choice to Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, current leader of Saudi Arabia, to either join the new alignment or face the new American Middle East policies favoring Iran basically alone. Trust that Israel is not expecting their newfound alliances to be warm, fuzzy, emotionally supportive or anything but Israel being a deterrent against any Iranian mischief. Soon after the noon hour of January 20, 2021, the United States will rejoin the Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA)</a>. This agreement originally made Saudi Arabia and the Sunni Arab world nervous fearing any possibility which could permit Iran going nuclear. Hopefully, for the sake of Israel as well as the Sunni world, governments and organizations from the rest of the world outside the Middle East will pressure Iran to remain a non-nuclear nation and not to become a nuclear armed nation. We hold out little hope for any assistance once the United States has their Middle East policies reversed from their present alliances. We might even resort to a word we really wish was not so applicable, ominous.

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November 23, 2020

American Election Hangover

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 1:58 AM

America is in two camps; the first has presumably seventy-five-million Americans who are in total disbelief that seventy-two-million Americans voted for Donald Trump while the second has presumably seventy-two-million Americans who are fighting to prove their doubts about seventy-five-million Americans electing Joe Biden to be President. We are in the third camp who are simply extremely impressed with the total turnout for this election, a modern record. The expectations of these two groups are also diametrically opposed. The Democrats are looking ahead demanding access to briefings reserved for a new President while the Republicans are still dwelling on the election past claiming fraud having been committed. For the time being, come January 20, 2021, President Trump will be leaving office giving way to President Joseph Biden. Further, President Trump will continue to hold that title just as President Obama and all former Presidents are entitled. In many ways, this is almost like a person with a serious mental condition where the two hemispheres of their brain are battling each other for control of the total body. We just pray that the disease infecting American politics and discord does not prove fatal to the national body as a whole, presumably proving that humankind is incapable of self-rule.

President-elect Biden has been touted by much of the media for putting forth the call for unity. Echoing right behind these calls for unity are the demands that President Trump concede his “obvious” defeat. Nothing like demands for a concession to bring the start towards the unity they are expecting. Theirs is a unity of ideas falling behind their leftwards policies. One unfortunate problem will likely run afoul of the far-left agenda from AOC, the remainder of the squad, Uncle Bernie and all the rest; that being the moderate agenda as spelled out by Wall Street, Silicon Valley and the other huge backers of the Biden campaign of moderation and incremental changes allowing for the status quo to continue as they call for their agendas. Looking at the people chosen thus far in his transition team and proposed cabinet posts one finds corporate lobbyists and establishment Democrat regulars from Biden’s days in the Senate and White House. We predict a far shorter honeymoon period than either side is expecting. It is as if each side, the moderates and far-left, are pursuing their proposed agenda fully expecting to lead the Democrat Party, both the House of Representatives and the White House with the Senate to be determined. We can hardly wait to cover the coming fistfights between the factions of the fractured Democrat Party in America.

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