DANCING WITH THE SEEDY SAUDIS
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
He walked like Daniel into a potential lions’ den, his chest out, his head high. His women without head scarves, shaking hands with shocked Islamic dignitaries. He sipped his tea in the wrong (left) hand and didn’t care that the left hand was religiously reserved for Islamic cleansing of anal lavations.
His speech called out "Islamic extremism" and "Muslim terrorism", something the Left said he would not dare do. It was interspersed with flattery, recognition of holy sites and so-called cradles of civilisation. An overreach, but it worked.
Despite some sleeping heads and those who refrained from applause, the speech was a game changer.
I wasn’t going to miss the live early morning coverage... it had the smell of something epochal and it turned out to be much more.
Egypt's President al Sisi calls for an Islamic Religious Revolution
Egypt’s President al Sisi, said of Trump, “He has a unique personality and is capable of the impossible.” But such felicitation might be expected, as Obama had interfered with the Egyptian elections to get the disastrous Muslim Brotherhood temporarily elected as the founders of terrorism.
I recall Nasser’s death after he spent his life unsuccessfully trying to unite a disparate Arab world. I recall the heralded Kissinger doing no better. And I recall Obama, Kerry and the Clintons’ retrogressing.
King Salman is in danger of being overthrown by the Wahhabists
The Saudi King was fawning in his introduction. It was the first time that 50 Arab Islamic States had been drawn together to cop a lecture from a US President, yet they enjoyed it and they too saw it as a game changer in the Middle East jungle of deceptions.
It was clear that the assemblage saw Trump differently to the US media who were squirming in their seats trying to find fault with all he did and said.
Friday after prayers many of the Arabs had been nearby in Chop Chop Square watching Saudi citizens being separated from their limbs and heads, women being lashed for driving a car and public hangings for criticising Islam.
Little Joko Ono was there looking out of his depth, the Palestinians were there preparing for Trump's onslaught in Tel Aviv at his next stop while northern Africans were looking at their watches.
Trump did not preach unification, in fact he promoted division... division between Sunni and Shia, mercilessly lambasting Iran, but at least that had the Gulf States on side.
What a strange meeting of nefarious minds it was with the Saudis having cleansed their hands of involvement in 9/11 and no mention of their recent support of ISIS and creation of the student Taliban. No mention either of Saudi manipulation of the oil price that has helped devastate nations like Venezuela.
The treacherous Turkey's Erdogan dons traditional Wahhabist gear
NATO member Turkey also supported ISIS but changed its mind once the opportunity came to kill the Kurds while pretending to kill ISIS fighters. The Saudis also changed their minds once ISIS became a threat to their obscene palaces.
The Saudis also railed against terrorism but the Wahhabists behind the Saudi kingdom are the very worst of Islamic terrorist activities and strict Shariah Law.
There has never been a meeting of more disingenuous lying bastards. But that’s the way they are, and always have been, and if there is to be peace in the Middle East we and Trump need to accept a 1400 year-old belief in "taqiyya", a Muslim law that encourages them to lie if it promotes the interests of Islam.
Somali jihadist President Shaykh Sharif Shaykh
We need to understand that a Muslim will change his alliance if it favours him. Islam is a nation of cunning and ruthless tribes without loyalty or conscience. We can’t change that, so we need to work around it.
There’s much evil in Islam and many adherents will never aspire to decent Western values... but it’s a start. A start that Obama, Kerry and the corrupt Clintons never arrived at.
Trump boldly flung a tomahawk into the door of Islam and now it’s up to the warring factions to dislodge it and shake hands with civil modernity. It won’t happen overnight any more than Christians will immediately stop molesting children, but we somehow must make this start.
And Trump has made a start that no-one else so far has made. The dumb media should applaud him. He is flawed, as all great leaders were, but he is the best chance we will ever have.
After the address I turned to watch CNN wipe egg from their faces. But alas the moderator was busily suggesting that, when Trump received the Saudi Order of Abdulaziz al-Saud medal from King Salman (above), he lowered himself for the shorter King to place it over his head. CNN claimed he was bowing... and he had once criticised Obama for bending his knee. Hmmm.
Be prepared for another success in Israel this week as Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner (above), who was behind the $400 billion US-Saudi trade deal, displays his negotiating skills over a two State solution. But the lying US media is prepared and has named him as the person behind the so-called Russian connection.
Bloody hell, what Russian connection? ... Will we ever again have a media that is fornicating honest?