Elder Patriot – As a result of President Trump’s bold announcement relocating the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem the dominoes have begun falling. And, in the process Trump laid the trap for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to expose himself as just another dictator concerned with his own comforts rather than the people he claims to serve.
On January 2nd President Trump tweeted that he planned on cutting aid to a number of countries that consistently work against peace, harbor terrorists, and otherwise vote against U.S. interests at the UN:
The very next day, January 3rd, Saeb Erekat, a longtime senior Palestinian negotiator participated in a meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s political committee.
Erakat’s statement following that meeting was long on rhetoric and Democrat talking points but, as we were soon to learn, short on veracity:
“Palestinian leadership has engaged in good faith in numerous meetings and encounters with the US administration.” Right. The PLO began life as a terrorist organization and, despite the Clinton’s attempt to put lipstick on that pig, it remain one.
“Now, he is threatening to starve Palestinian children in refugee camps and deny their natural rights to health and education if we don’t endorse his terms and dictations.”
The latter might sound more convincing, if only three weeks later, it hadn’t been announced that Abbas had a $50 million jet on order that will be specifically for his private use.
To put this in perspective, the total GDP generated by Abbas’ Palestinian Authority is less than that of Haiti’s and 1/40th that of Israel’s and Israel’s prime minister does not have and has never had a private plane.
There’s also this to consider. On the same date, January 24, 2018, the Times of Israel, relying on the Israeli language website Hadashot News, reported that Trump’s threat to cut funding was the result of the Palestinians’ boycott of his administration and therefore in response to Abbas’ abandonment of the peace talks.
Unfortunately, John Kerry undercut Trump’s strategy when he met with a close associate of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Hussein Agha and told him to relay a message to Abbas that he should not negotiate with Trump because he would not be in office much longer.
President Trump has been shaking up both the planned New World Order and Washington’s political establishment by challenging their artificially constructed policy positions that are deliberate impediments to problem solving – and nothing else.
Trump proved by pushing Chuck Schumer into shutting down the government. It only took here days before proving the Dems’ demands were not widely approved of by the American people.
Trump’s negotiating style may be ruffling a lot of feathers but he has stated he is willing to take the heat to put an end to the lies that underpin his opponents’ intransigence.
Trump masterfully handled the DACA negotiations and exposed the Dems’ supposed empathy for these people as little more than a lever for demanding the unending stream future Democrat voters from South and Central America.
Trump’s offer of amnesty forced Dems to reject it because he demanded the border protections that he had promised the American people and that was largely responsible for his election, to be included in any amnesty deal.
Trump employed a classic negotiating tactic to flush out the sincerity of those sitting across the table in negotiations.
That Abbas didn’t recognize this is on him, not Trump.
Trump offered peace and increased prosperity to Abbas for the people represents by acknowledging that in exchange for Jerusalem, “Israel would have had to pay more.”
Abbas chose to walk away, instead. Checkmate.