The worst president of my lifetime, except for all the others

That Donald Trump won’t get the Nobel Peace Prize is a blot on the judgement of the Nobel Committee, along with virtually the whole of the foreign policy establishment of the United States. You hardly even hear any of it in the press, and it’s played down as if it were just another day at the office. These are from Instapundit. For this alone he should hold his place in history as one of the greatest presidents who has ever held that office. Interesting also that this is the 19th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center in New York.

Now Bahrain? Trump Really Does Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize!

Donald Trump (with significant help from Jared Kushner and Mike Pompeo) seems to be doing what few thought possible after decades of Oslo Accords failure—bringing peace to the Middle East.

Only the other day, to the consternation of the usual suspects, the president was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for helping engineer the new peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.

Now we have Bahrain added to the mix, apparently also making a deal with the Jewish state.

Cementing those ties, Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa will be arriving in Washington Monday to attend the Tuesday ceremony where Israel and the UAE will formalize their ties, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Saudi Arabia—that is known to have been sharing intelligence with Israel for some time and is now allowing overflights of its territory by El Al—seems poised for a similar recognition.

How could this have happened? It could not be more obvious it all began to reach fruition when Trump withdrew from the Iran Deal—the awkwardly-named Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA). Some action!

Why Barack Obama wanted to enter into such a bizarre and ineffectual semi-agreement (it was never really formalized) with the biggest state sponsor of terrorism remains one of the mysteries of our era.

Theories exist, but suffice it to say the net result was billions in the mullahs’ coffers with which they were able to finance their murderous proxies (Hezbollah, Houthis, Hamas, et. al.), build missiles and other advanced weaponry and extend the Syrian civil war with another quarter of a million corpses not to mention millions more refugees.

That Joe Biden wishes to return to this insanity is reason enough to ban him from all public offices in perpetuity. . . .

Meanwhile, one thing is clear. Trump, unlike so many before him, really does deserve that Nobel Peace Prize. He is earning it for actual achievements on the ground.

His predecessor, Barack Obama, won one before he did anything at all, just for “being cool.”

No one knows how the future will unfold, but so far these events are absolutely astonishing.

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47 Responses to The worst president of my lifetime, except for all the others

  1. JohnJJJ

    Bahrain is often used by the Saudis as a test case. So the Saudis will see how it goes and then follow. The reason for all this is two fold;
    1. Chinese Belt and Road ‘initiative’ passes through the Shia countries esp Iran. It will by-pass the Sunni countries ( mind you not for want of trying, the Chinese kept offering multi-million dollar gifts). Hence KSA, UAE, Bahrain are now interested in Israel
    2. A few years ago Israel proposed a railway from UAE to Haifa via Amman ( which would be the ‘inland port’). From Haifa,the containers would go by ship to Europe and the rest. So I would expect Jordan to follow very soon. Jordan’s economy is a disaster and the port will make a huge difference.
    The rail would also link KSA ( Saudi) internally – the Saudi have been building this over the last few years in preparation for running out of oil.
    President Trump (and team) has seen this opportunity and used it to create a new trade route and therefore possible partnership and wealth for these countries. China is left out completely.
    If he lasts the next few months he will go down in history as one of the great leaders of out time.

  2. Aynsley Kellow

    Add Serbia and Kosovo.

  3. stackja

    Donald Trump, the new real deal maker.

  4. Peter Smith

    Brilliant strategy. As it stands, peace with the Palestinians is impossible. So, make Israel stronger by moving the US embassy to Jerusalem and recognising Israeli ownership of the Golan Heights. Get Arab states onside by weakening Iran. And then get an increasing number of Arab states to normalise their relationship with Israel. Eventually, even the Palestinians might have no choice but to reach some kind of accomodation with Israel. Perhaps. Perhaps, is a better outcome than could ever have been achieved by any other president. Trump is quite simply unique. In any rational world he would be a shoo-in in November and a Nobel Peace Prize winner to boot.

  5. Catcalling Inebriate

    Is there no end to the Kates bilge on Trump? ME peace! This President dumped the Kurds, who hadc been allies in suppressing extremists i Syria and Iraq. Now Trump withdraws troops, leaving both countries as playrooms for a number of terrorist groups. Kates thinks UAE is the key to the ME! Apparently did not notice that the Saudis didn’t show up for the Kushner campaign spot!
    Let’s keep an eye out for the Ukraine LNG deals of Rick Perry and no doubt many other crooked, grubby efforts of this POTUS.

  6. Roger

    Meanwhile, Trump is withdrawing troops from Iraq & Afghanistan.

  7. Roger

    You won’t see any of this reported on Their ABC, naturally.

  8. cuckoo

    Joe Biden will respond to this as soon as his teleprompter comes back online.

  9. Tim Neilson

    Now Trump withdraws troops, leaving both countries as playrooms for a number of terrorist groups….Let’s keep an eye out for the Ukraine LNG deals of Rick Perry and no doubt many other crooked, grubby efforts of this POTUS.

    We’ve had this kind of “oh boy what Trump’s doing [or “going to do”] will be disastrous” on high rotation for almost four years. Get back to me when any of it eventuates.

  10. a happy little debunker

    This President dumped the Kurds

    Trump allowed his insistent NATO ally (in Ego Erdoğan) to continue to maintain order along the Turkey/Syria border.

    Would you have preferred a shooting war? That is your bad – you warmonger…

  11. Catcalling Inebriate

    Tim: happy to wait, but you might like to check out the disclosures on current campaign expense
    debunker: you do know that the Kurds who Trump dumped in the poo are the same Kurds that Erdogan spends his time trying to eradicate?

  12. I almost want Biden to become President and fuck up royally, but millions of others will suffer.

    It will be interesting to see how the left spins Trump if he wins in a colossal landslide.

    “Ah yes, everyone else is dumb or a crook but us”

    It took another four years to eject the GOP from the White House after Reagan and only two years of Clinton’s time in office, he had a Democrat controlled Congress, which didn’t do that much anyway.

  13. EllenG

    Sedition. Not wanting to nitpick but you are aware that Trump was actually 3m votes behind in the aggregate vote? I mean, landslide? I think you mean electoral college, low turnout and maybe a bit of weirdness with the postal?
    My bet is that Trump claims victory early as possible on ejection night knowing Covid will deliver big postal votes, but counted later. Then as usual the narcissist in chief will do his best to disrupt and accuse.
    Possibly the most destructive politician in history so far will get to wreck the US for quite some time.

  14. jupes

    Donald Trump (with significant help from Jared Kushner and Mike Pompeo) seems to be doing what few thought possible after decades of Oslo Accords failure—bringing peace to the Middle East.

    Who would have thought that telling the Iranians to get fucked and sidelining the perpetually whinging Palistinians would bring peace between the Ar*bs and Isr**l?

    To tell the truth, I didn’t see it coming, but what an astoundingly brilliant episode of diplomacy. Pause for a second and consider the accolades if Obama had the guts and foresight to do this.

    Trump is the easily the greatest politician of this century. Daylight second.

  15. I mean, landslide? I think you mean electoral college, low turnout and maybe a bit of weirdness with the postal?

    Yes, but I am also talking about the election this year.

    He’s not going to run in 2016 again.

    Possibly the most destructive politician in history so far will get to wreck the US for quite some time.

    So destructive he had the best record for jobs growth until COVID and peace in the middle east? GTFO you time traveling fantasist.

  16. Genghis

    Peter Smith,
    Exactly, thank you for your comment. The only fear I have is that Trump will lose the 3rd Novemver election and Hillary etc & etc will not go to Jail.

  17. Daily llama

    I don’t see anyone who regards Trump as even remotely sane commenting on Qanon

  18. a happy little debunker

    you do know that the Kurds who Trump dumped in the poo are the same Kurds that Erdogan spends his time trying to eradicate?

    So, you do think that the US should have entered into a shooting war against an ally – in the Middle East!

  19. Joanna Smythe

    If he gets more nominations and more countries sign a peace deal, it may become impossible for the media to keep on ignoring it.

  20. Zatara

    Apparently did not notice that the Saudis didn’t show up for the Kushner campaign spot!

    Thanks for the reminder.

    For the first time EVER Saudi is allowing El Al, the Isr aeli airline, to fly in its airspace.

    El Al flight over Saudi Arabia is a sign of hope

  21. Catcalling Inebriate

    Various above: the Kurds were in fact holding the key areas that were remnant terrorist zones. They allowed the US forces to operate key programs against those cells. Trump left them out to dry. We all will pay for it because that area is again rampant with mad people fully armed.
    Trump has managed to make the ME less safe, a feat of barely imaginable perversity.
    Zatara: suggest you read up on MBS

  22. Bronson

    So you have no idea. The factions do not support each other and are openly hostile in some cases. If you are are going to make unsupported claims try it on another site.

  23. Zatara

    Catcalling Inebriate, suggest you read what I wrote again.

    Saudi just allowed El Al into its airspace. It has NEVER done that before.

    So much for the Saudis not taking positive notice of this peace process.

  24. The Arab League ignores Plestinians.
    https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/09/arab-league-palestinian-uae-israel-normalization-condemn.html

    UAE and Bahrain – Two treaties to commemorate a century since the San Remo Conference, just in time for Jew*sh New Year.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Remo_conference

  25. nb

    Roger, #3582507 says: ‘You won’t see any of this reported on Their ABC, naturally.’
    Nope. I would not even for a moment consider going to the ABC for information, other than to discover left talking points.
    ———————
    The lighter side of the insanity:
    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/09/the-week-in-pictures-far-turn-edition.php

  26. candy

    TDS is deep and ingrained, a hate going through their blood. The media will ignore the nominations completely, or treat it as a “joke” nomination, to be laughed at.

    Trump has to win the election in a big way to be able to take office. A narrow margin will not be accepted by the Democrats/BLM.

  27. jupes

    They allowed the US forces to operate key programs against those cells.

    Yes because without their permission the US would have been powerless.

    You dickhead.

  28. Zatara

    But wait, there’s more.

    Afghanistan peace talks begin in Qatar; Pompeo says ‘we must dare to hope’

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the talks a “truly momentous” breakthrough, while the head of Afghanistan’s peace council called it an “exceptional opportunity for peace”.

    These are the first direct talks between the Taliban and representatives of the Afghan government. The militants had until now refused to meet the government, calling them powerless and American “puppets”.

    The two sides are aiming for political reconciliation and an end to decades of violence, which began with the 1979 Soviet invasion.

    The US-Taliban agreement reached in February set out a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign forces, in exchange for counter-terrorism guarantees.

    The US and its Nato allies agreed to withdraw all troops within 14 months, while the Taliban committed not to allow al-Qaeda or any other extremist group to operate in the areas they control.

  29. Iain Russell

    The Don didn’t ‘tell’ the Iranians anything – he topped their chief ME thug. Obie sent Danegeld, The Don sent a Cruise.

  30. Chester Draws

    Now Trump withdraws troops,

    It always impresses me that people don’t get that in order to have peace you have to stop fighting.

    The US has meddled in the Middle East for decades and it has always been a disaster. Whatever their intentions, the problems have to be solved by the locals. And to do that, the US has to withdraw.

    So I would expect Jordan to follow very soon

    John, Jordan recognised Israel and signed a treaty in 1994. They have co-operated quite a lot over the years, which is why a rail line to Amman is feasible.

  31. flyingduk

    But but but…. Orange man bad!!

  32. j.arimathea

    At the very time this was happening, Virginia Trioli was devoting much overheated attention to Trump’s comments about the seriousness of Covid. And I didn’t see ANY mention of the deals in any of the mainstream media [although I am not a great consumer of such]. Do these people know how trivial, superficial, (and other tautologies) they are?

  33. Professor Fred Lenin

    The problems of a dysfunctional country can only be solved by the people of that country ,sending troops to favour one side and allowing millions to flee to other countries does not solve the problems . Its like interfering in a family fight ,the well meaning intrferer is hated by both sides of the arguement in the end .
    U.S troops should not be in Germany,Russia doesnt really present any threat anymore ,China is the new threat , the communists there have the same attitude as gthe former Soviets did ,aggression to maintain power .
    The EU likes to pretend Russia is a threat , it enables them to get their pen army to supress dissent against the EU aparat ,run by failed and despised politicians rejected by their own countrymen .

  34. cuckoo

    And I didn’t see ANY mention of the deals in any of the mainstream media [although I am not a great consumer of such]

    To be fair, I did see this briefly covered on both SBS and ABC, but it wasn’t a priority. The news that there won’t be any Myer Christmas windows this year was a much bigger story.

  35. Entropy

    Ellen

    Possibly the most destructive politician in history so far will get to wreck the US for quite some time.

    To most Trump voters, that is exactly what they want. The destruction of the political class. At least in democracies you can have revolutions with minimal bloodshed, four year dummy spits by the left notwithstanding.

  36. Terry

    ‘if Obama had the guts and foresight to do this.’
    – then he wouldn’t be Obama.

    Gutless, shallow, myopic are kind of his trademarks.

  37. W Hogg

    Hypothetically, when everyone except Iran abandon Palestine AND declare Hamas a terror group: The Palis admit that they lost, declare it the 2nd worst day in history and give up the war.

    What will the Nobel Committee do in late 2021? How would they get out of giving the person they hate most the prize.

  38. Terry

    ‘Possibly the most destructive politician in history so far’
    Hyperbowl much Ellen?
    Would you prefer to ignore or re-write history?

  39. Terry

    ‘What will the Nobel Committee do in late 2021?’
    Hope for a Deep-State victory in November 2020, and then hand the award to Kamala Harris, of course.

  40. EllenG

    Entropy: given the recorded evidence from his own mouth it would appear that Trump knowingly downplayed the virus risk and encouraged behaviours that out the US at the top of the death table. On that evidence alone trump is a mass murderer.
    The man is a sociopath and extreme narcissist. His abuse of office and notably of the usual rules over financial benefit define him as the very swamp he claims to drain. He is up to his neck in it.

  41. Zatara

    EllenG

    If you think all of that rot is true then I strongly suggest you don’t vote Trump for President of the United States.

    But given the depths of Democrat voter fraud perhaps you will.

  42. EllenG

    Zatara: it’s recorded and he has confirmed the recordings. The man is a total shocker.

  43. Colonel Crispin Berka

    Surely not the same President who asked for a public servant to be fired from DHS because their homeland threat assessment report showed the KKK to be a greater threat than Antifa? https://i.imgur.com/GeYO90F.jpg

  44. Mother Lode

    Trump downplaying the Covid threat? You mean when he said he wanted to avoid panic? Even while he himself took steps to check its progress, which seems to have worked except where Democrats governed?

    It is funny to remember that Trump’s actions were originally held by the Democrats, and their ventriloquist dummies known as the MSM, to be so excessive that they loudly encouraged people to gather into crowds at festivals and mill about showing solidarity in Chinatowns.

    That was before they quietly shuffled the most susceptible demographic back into nursing homes where they could share the joy.

    It is also an interesting contrast. Trump wanted to avoid panic. The left pushes nothing but panic. The whole AGW thing is one alarming story after another. Because frightened people, panicked people will surrender freedom for safety.

    I suspect the Democrats will be looking for a way to diminish Trump’s involvement the outbreak of peace in the ME to the point of complete removal. They can’t connect it to themselves, not even Obama who left the ME a mess, but they can at least lie about Trump so he gets no credit.

  45. Lee

    Matthew, a commenter on Mark Steyn’s blog, gets it about the Trump-haters perfectly:

    Under George W. Bush foreign wars were completely unacceptable. Under Barack Obama they became acceptable. Under Donald Trump they are now mandatory.

  46. Rex Anger

    @ Lee-

    How dare the caricatured target of my mandatory 2 Minutes’ Hate achieve all my political dreams and desires, while being the caricatured target of my mandatory 2 Minutes’ Hate, etc…

    😉

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