We live in a wild and crazy world. The Middle East is always one spark away from all out war, Russia and Ukraine, chaos in Africa, protest in France, N. Korea, and of course China.
Interesting that all the NATO leaders may publicly say they are not fond of President Trump, they sure do like to have their picture taken with him. Trump is always the most popular leader at all these events. Could it be they recognize a real leader when they see one?
What we need in this world is more Donald J. Trump and less of the soy boy leaders in Europe. If war broke out or disaster hits, it won’t be France, or Germany or Canada that responds. It will be the good guys in white hats from the United States of America. Pay up, sit down and shut up soy boy.
US-Russian coordination for holding back Turkey’s operation against Syria’s Kurds goes forward smoothly amid a flurry of talks. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the US secretary of state held talks with his Russian counterpart, as did the two defense chiefs. That night, Turkish President Recep Erdogan held phone conversations with both US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Putin invited him to visit Moscow before the end of October, while Trump informed him that Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary Mike Pompeo would be arriving in Ankara on Thursday, Oct. 17. They would be coming with national security adviser Robert O’Brien and special Syrian envoy James Jeffrey. Erdogan was quoted as refusing to receive the Vice President, but the highly volatile Turkish leader may have backtracked on this snub. Very little was disclosed about the content of this burst of high wire parleys. DEBKAfile’s sources have learned that Putin warned Erdogan that if the Turkish army attacked the Syrian forces which arrived to defend Kurdish districts against a Turkish onslaught, the Russian air force would intervene. Trump is believed to have focused his warning against a Turkish assault on the key SDF-held town of Kobani and its environs. He demanded a pledge from Erdogan to stop his forces and allied Syrian militias from entering this town and to halt attempts to seize control of the strategic M4 highway. The Turkish leader demanded as a quid pro quo that the US president guarantee that the Syrian forces not far from Kobani won’t enter the town. However, since Moscow holds the whip hand over the Syria army, it was necessary for the American and Russian foreign and defense ministers to confer on this. For now, the SDF retains control of the town, shielded by Russian special forces. Erdogan finds his troop movements increasingly constricted by the tough dictates coming at him from Washington and Moscow. They are operating in concert in a still unpredictable, inflammable situation.Posted by Bill Salus at 5:09:00 AM
The second biggest issue for me is Israel. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and has always been a friend to the U.S. We in exchange rely heavily on their support for our intentions in the region. I always want to vote for a pro Israeli candidate.
America is closely tied to the people and the land of Israel. The people of Israel consider 3 presidents as having been a type of Cyrus.
At midnight on May 14, 1948, the Provisional Government of Israel proclaimed a new State of Israel . On that same date, the United States, in the person of President Truman, recognized the provisional Jewish government as de facto authority of the Jewish state. The people of Israel consider Harry Truman as a type of Cyrus
When Ronald Reagan in 1987 told Gorbachev to tear down this wall, and millions of Jews behind the iron curtain were allowed to immigrate to Israel it was a moment of Biblical proportions. To this day Israel looks at Reagan as a type of Cyrus.
Present day President Trump is considered a type of Cyrus because he moved our Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. A move promised by several U.S. Presidents, but never followed through with. Trump has been the most pro Israeli President we have ever had.
The Bible tells us that those who bless Israel, God will bless. I am thankful for that promise. I personally believe that part of our greatness has come from that strategic alliance between our great countries.