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Red Sky at Morning

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Declaring success in Syria, Trump strengthens Russia’s hand

US president ceded American influence over large part of the Middle East to rivals, plunging region into uncertainty

By AAMER MADHANI and ROBERT BURNS
24 Oct 2019, 5:44 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — US President Donald Trump declared success in Syria and created a bumper-sticker moment to illustrate his campaign promise to put a stop to American involvement in “endless wars.”

But with his abrupt withdrawal from what he called “bloodstained sand,” the Republican president ceded American influence over a huge swath of the region to rivals and may have spun the Middle East into a new season of uncertainty.

In remarks at the White House, Trump made the case that American administrations before him wasted too much money and blood on sectarian and tribal fighting in which the US had no place meddling.

“We have spent $8 trillion on wars in the Middle East, never really wanting to win those wars,” Trump said Wednesday. “But after all that money was spent, and all those lives lost, the young men and women, gravely wounded so many, the Middle East is less safe, less stable and less secure than before these conflicts began.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/declaring-success-in-syria-trump-strengthens-russias-hand/

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“10 Thus saith the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:

11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,

12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.

13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?”

But who are the “Merchants of Tarshish”?

https://www.oxfordbiblechurch.co.uk/index.php/books/the-imminent-invasion-of-israel/548-appendix-12-who-are-the-merchants-of-tarshish
 






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I wondered when the second part of the “Deal of the Century” might resurface - it seems that not everyone is receptive to Deal V1.0...


PA: 'Deal of the Century is the 'Fraud of the Century'

PLO's Saeb Erekat says Trump administration's peace deal is against international law.
Dalit Halevi, 26/01/20 02:42


Saeb Erekat

Saeb Erekat
Reuters

Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee, on Saturday blasted the so-called “Deal of the Century”, the US peace initiative which is due to be unveiled next week by US President Donald Trump.
Erekat stated that any attempt, deal or dictate that would deny the fact that Israel is an “occupying force” that took power over the territory of “Palestine” within the 1967 borders, including eastern Jerusalem, would be remembered in history as "the Fraud of the Century".

The steps taken by the Trump administration to date and the partnership with Netanyahu, Erekat said, will be remembered as a fraud targeting international law, international legitimacy and the defining sources of authority of the peace process.

In the meantime, the Fatah movement, led by Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, said that the “Deal of the Century” is intended to serve Netanyahu's election campaign.

Osama al-Qawasma, a member of the Fatah revolutionary council, stressed that the Trump administration will not be able to find any Arab leader to buy its “defective goods” and that the US and Israel will not be able to determine the fate of “Palestine”.

Trump announced on Thursday that the long-awaited peace plan will be unveiled next week, before Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz arrive in Washington to discuss the plan.

PA leaders reacted angrily to the invitation, with Abbas’ spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, stressing the PA's "total opposition" to the peace plan.

 






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I wondered when the second part of the “Deal of the Century” might resurface - it seems that not everyone is receptive to Deal V1.0...


PA: 'Deal of the Century is the 'Fraud of the Century'

PLO's Saeb Erekat says Trump administration's peace deal is against international law.
Dalit Halevi, 26/01/20 02:42


Saeb Erekat

Saeb Erekat
Reuters

Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee, on Saturday blasted the so-called “Deal of the Century”, the US peace initiative which is due to be unveiled next week by US President Donald Trump.
Erekat stated that any attempt, deal or dictate that would deny the fact that Israel is an “occupying force” that took power over the territory of “Palestine” within the 1967 borders, including eastern Jerusalem, would be remembered in history as "the Fraud of the Century".

The steps taken by the Trump administration to date and the partnership with Netanyahu, Erekat said, will be remembered as a fraud targeting international law, international legitimacy and the defining sources of authority of the peace process.

In the meantime, the Fatah movement, led by Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, said that the “Deal of the Century” is intended to serve Netanyahu's election campaign.

Osama al-Qawasma, a member of the Fatah revolutionary council, stressed that the Trump administration will not be able to find any Arab leader to buy its “defective goods” and that the US and Israel will not be able to determine the fate of “Palestine”.

Trump announced on Thursday that the long-awaited peace plan will be unveiled next week, before Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz arrive in Washington to discuss the plan.

PA leaders reacted angrily to the invitation, with Abbas’ spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, stressing the PA's "total opposition" to the peace plan.

They haven’t heard it yet, and they’re already preparing to protest it violently.
 






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