Following a flurry of regional concern about the possibility, and the direct intervention of the King Abdullah of Jordan, the Trump Administration has sent a message to the Palestinian Authority to assure them that they will not be moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The Trump campaign made much of its intention to move the US Embassy in the lead-up to the election, though official comments have not been nearly so cut and dry since the vote, with officials saying they were very early in the decision making process.
Top Trump Administration officials also reportedly spoke with Palestinian leadership in recent days on issues beyond the embassy, assuring them of the American position on Israel’s settlement expansion. Administration officials have criticized the settlement growth, though Israeli officials have so far spun this as a “green light” to keep building.
Even beyond this, officials say that President Trump is expected to personally brief Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas following his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, another attempt that seems designed to assure the Palestinians that the US is trying to get the peace process going.
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Good. I’m all for this kind of reversals.
Is there any reversal that you wouldn’t be for? How about all the military buildup along Russia’s borders that is happening under the guise of Nato?
Guise being the simple fact that Nato is the US legitimiser, and the US is doing it under the new Trump regime.
Or are you one of the more imaginative Americans who can counterspin the facts in your head to suit your politics?
I mean really Rick, do you think that your Trump is going to change US foreign policy one bit? Especially with the US’s sworn long time enemy that is Russia??
The real world is still different from Trump’s fantasy world but he seems to be teachable.
I think that we are dealing with a very complex person – one who seemingly floats out a strange proposal (e.g. to move our Embassy to Jerusalem), just to gage the reaction – sort of like a poker player who counts out and stacks chips as if to meet a raise, but doesn’t follow through immediately – the action was just meant to see if the possible bluffer broke into a smile. People who seem to be ignorant sometimes are quite clever. Another clue – after all of the talk from Trump regarding possible top administrative positions for neocon jerks like Bolton and Elliott, they are still unemployed.
Be alert, America. High profile terror attacks just around the corner.
Stunned. This is a reversal of position since the campaign, but that position was a stupid and destructive one.
In reality, nothing Trump promised during his campaign were ‘positions’ as such. They were nothing more than utterances which were intended to attract flies. (aka lowlife stupid people)
And besides, Trump wouldn’t dare try to follow through with his promises that attracted the big swarms. His Muslim ban was an example of just that and it failed miserably.
And the other Trump promises that smelled like rotten meat to decent people are just too unreal and other worldly that he’s not going to even try. An example would be the Mexican border wall that would stop illegals who are necessary for the US economy to survive, won’t happen for that reason alone. At least not the kind of impossible secure wall that could actually stop somebody. LOL
Feb 11, 2017 Trump’s Desperate Search For a ‘Reichstag Fire’
Given his serious unpopularity, an incident for illegal power grab is increasingly a dangerous possibility. “Reichstag Fire” was an arson attack on the Reichstag, the German parliament, in Berlin on February 27, 1933.
nice move Trump, next time you need an advice don’t hesitate to call on King Abdullah.
A “Reichstag Fire” is not likely because Trump is holding his base. His base is of a nature that they will overlook his reneging on his promises.
And although this was a minor promise that won’t turn off any faction of his base, it’s still another promise to chalk up as broken. Not an issue, as we note below two Trump supporters saying just that.
We can also use Raimondo as a sort of bellwether, in that he’s not budging from his support of Trump. He’s an example of an intelligent person not hearing the alarm bells going off all around us as Trump breaks one promise after another. Trump’s lowlife and ignorant supporters will only head for the hills after those such as Raimondo lose confidence in Trump.
And sadly fwiw, the latest news is that Trump and Putin won’t meet until July, according to RT. That means that we will have to endure Raimondo’s bullshit support of Trump until probably at least that long.
I could tell from the weekend posts in comments sections below articles linked from Drudge and at Breitbart that there were a lot of conservatives heavily drinking. They would of needed to self-medicate as Trump is proving to be a royal dipshit. The denial is very strong with those types. Of course with Drudge and BB going extremely soft on Trump and looking the other way whenever possible his supporters will likely be there for a few more months.
This is a great move by Trump – it’s actually in American interests instead of Israeli, which is why Don and Rob apparently can’t stand it. There is a serious split within the government now. Neocons vs. right wing but pro-American forces led by Trump. Who will win may be up to us.
I don’t know Rob, they’re pretty dimwitted and will be easily fooled. Considering that Trump only had to hint at what they wanted and they didn’t really know what they wanted themselves. Make America great again? Sounds to me like something Trump could do by pinning a badge on each of them that said ‘great’ on it. Sort of like a medal for bravery before the act in order to prop up the sucker.
My truthful post was held up for revue but the dictator decided not to publish it. That’s ok– the time has come to stop posting or reading Antiwar.
Of course he did. The Israelis know full well what would happen if the move was actually made. They have zero incentive to change the status quo and most likely told him exactly that. Their current strategy is working perfectly and unchecked, will result in Palestine being non-extant. Only Obama’s abstention stands in the way.
Am I being cynical? Suspecting that Trump and Netanyahu have this thing mapped out, to give the Palestinians just enough hope to string them along through still another U.S. presidential administration?
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