President Trump was attacked from many sides for criticizing Benjamin Netanyahu in the wake of Hamas’ horrific rampage against Israeli civilians on October 7th. Contrary to the absurd reporting on the issue, Trump’s criticism stems from Netanyahu’s early sabotage of Donald Trump’s efforts to bring about a Middle East peace and Netanyahu’s adamant resistance to moving forward with the major breakthrough represented by Trump’s Abraham Accords.
Thursday’s prime time address by Joe Biden is the polar opposite of Trump’s pursuit of peace. It is propelling us, as of this moment, into a regional war of untold consequences. This senile script reader, pretend president, must be denied all funding for his new war, the parallel Ukraine war, and the people pulling his strings, like the puppet he is, must be exposed, ridiculed, and driven from public life. Listen to this assessment from Colonel Doug McGregor as if your life depended on it and tell your Congressman that nothing Biden is asking for should be granted.
Based on the Deep State’s general assault on Trump, both within his Presidency and since, the significance of his Abraham Accords, and their background is little understood by the American population. In fact, a reasonable interpretation of the progress made under those accords puts the present madness in perspective. Because of the Abraham Accords, the Middle East was closer to peace than it had been in decades before these new hostilities broke out. A clear intent of the new hostilities is to bury the promise of Trump’s breakthrough forever. Sobered by Biden’s march to World War, even Tom Friedman from The New York Times recognizes this work as America’s greatest contribution to peace in the region. He rightly places Biden’s proposed blank check for Israel, whatever they do, however in the realm of barbarism responding to barbarism, in the realm of the insane.
Like the blank check for Ukraine, which has thrown Europe into deep depression and aligned more than half of the world against the United States, it presages a descent into a new Dark Age and must be rejected by Congress if our nation and the world are to survive. As my colleague Tony Papert writes, the fraud of Biden’s election is marching us to World War the same way World War I was started. We no longer have a leader with the insight and the guts necessary to upset the chessboard, dismiss the failed and corrupt “experts,” and find a new solution.
Prior to Trump’s surprise 2016 victory, the Middle East had been set aflame by two American administrations pursuing the same British-generated utopian fantasy of re-making the entire area into secular liberal democracies through regime change and small wars. The motivating force was instigated religious war, the “clash of civilizations” authored by the British agents Samuel Huntington and Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Under the “Clean Break” policy of the Cheney-Bush Administration Neo-Cons and Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel, the Oslo Accords and the entire idea of a comprehensive peace based on land exchanges creating the two states of Israel and Palestine was to be consigned to the dustbin of history. Instead, direct military force along with covert (state sponsored terrorism) and dirty (proxy) wars were to be used to remove “security threats” to Israel. The security threats to Israel, Arab nationalists leading sovereign states, were alleged to be crushing a yearning for democracy in the populations of the area through their dictatorial rule.
Saddam Hussein was the first target of this purge. Syria and Iran were also targeted in the initial 1996 Clean Break document which became operational under Cheney and Bush. Clean Break specified that Israel’s allies in this battle would be Jordan and Turkey who would receive maximum U.S. and British support.
Obama continued the same policy through the regime change and color revolution tactics favored by neoliberals in the destabilization operation known as the Arab Spring. Nothing illustrates the nature of terrorism in this arena better than the cable published by Wikileaks from Jake Sullivan (now Biden’s national security advisor) to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton noting that “Al-Quada is on our side in Syria.”
In addition to Syria, Libya and Egypt were massively targeted for regime change—largely facilitated by Obama’s promotion of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood and associated terrorist formations. Hamas, the hybrid warriors now involved in the war on Israel, originated as a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and Netanyahu had been funding them directly and through Qatar in order to play the Arab populations in Gaza and the West Bank off one another. The Brotherhood itself is a longstanding asset of the British intelligence services; although, it had allied in World War II with the Nazis before returning to the British fold. The Brotherhood’s offices, like those of Hamas, are in Qatar and London. The U.S. Central Command was moved to Qatar in 2009 for ease of deployment. Obama balanced this arc of fire with the JCPOA with Iran, creating an opening to Iran and a temporary inspection regime with respect to any nuclear aspirations of that nation.
During his 2016 campaign, Trump touted his ability to bring peace to the region in “the deal of the century.” According to accounts by Jared Kushner in his book, Breaking History, and journalist Barak Ravid in his book, Trump’s Peace, the main obstacle was the intransigence of Netanyahu. Not the ingrained hatred which the British intentionally instilled and sustained by the Balfour Accord and its subsequent colonial rule, setting populations against one another to ensure their control from the top.
Trump told Ravid, “Bibi never wanted peace. I think he just tapped us along. Just tap, tap, tap, you know? . . . My whole life is deals. I'm like one big deal. That's all I do, so I understand it. And after meeting with Bibi for three minutes . . . I stopped Bibi in the middle of a sentence. I said, 'Bibi, you don't want to make a deal. Do you?' And he said, 'Well, uh, uh uh'—and the fact is, I don't think Bibi ever wanted to make a deal."
Lyndon LaRouche spent quite a bit of time in his life trying to make the same deal. In a speech in Connecticut late in his life in 2009, he deemed any deal confined to dealings between the Israelis and the Palestinians impossible because of the British-spawned hatred. He said that the United States had a moral obligation to prevent the killing on all sides while changing the geometry of the world in which Israel and Palestine exist.
At the Zayed Center in the UAE in 2002, he also insisted that oil was not the reason this region has been besieged by the Great Game wars of empire throughout its history. Rather, it is because it is the great crossroads of the world, between Greater Eurasia and Africa. Therein lies its greatest potential. Supply it with sufficient power, water, and transportation and you will have one of the greatest hubs in history for human development. In other words, surround the wound with massive economic development and the wound will heal. Move from the outside in.
As Jared Kushner tells the story, he was approached by the Saudis and the UAE, the key Sunni Muslim allies of the United States prior to the Bush and Obama onslaughts of chaos and destruction, with a plea to talk about peace in the region. As things developed, Trump and Saudi King Salman in a telephone call assigned the process to a new generation, namely Trump’s son-in-law Jared and Salman’s son, Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS). As a result, President Trump went to Saudi Arabia in his first foreign trip in 2017, convening all of Sunni Muslim Arabia in the “Arab, Islamic, American Summit.”
His speech there is, in my view, one of his greatest speeches ever, addressing the great advances for humanity made throughout the ages by this great crossroads of the world that the three great Abrahamic religions call home. He continuously noted its great economic and cultural potential in a speech devoted to an agreement to eradicate terrorism. He notes the key demographic distinguishing the region: “The potential of this region has never been greater. 65 percent of its population is under the age of 30. Like all young men and women, they seek great futures to build, great national projects to join, and a place for their families to call home. . . But this untapped potential, this tremendous cause for optimism, is held at bay by bloodshed and terror. There can be no coexistence with this violence.”
He chose the occasion to announce his idea of foreign policy: “We will discard those strategies that have not worked—and will apply new approaches informed by experience and judgment. We are adopting a Principled Realism, rooted in common values and shared interests . . . Our partnerships will advance security through stability, not through radical disruption. We will make decisions based on real-world outcomes—not inflexible ideology. We will be guided by the lessons of experience, not the confines of rigid thinking. And, wherever possible, we will seek gradual reforms—not sudden intervention.”
After that, Jared embarked on a listening tour through the entire region and sought to craft agreements based on Trump’s idea of deal-making: Find the best interest of each side and advance it, discard everything else. In January of 2020, after three years of negotiating, just prior to COVID hitting the country, he announced the outline for a comprehensive peace in “Peace To Prosperity: A Vision to Improve the Lives of the Palestinian and Israeli People.”
The heart of the 181-page proposal is announced thusly: “The conflict between the State of Israel and the Palestinians has kept other Arab countries from normalizing their relationships and jointly pursuing a stable, secure, and prosperous region. One reason for the intractability of this problem is the conflation of two separate conflicts: a territorial, security and refugee dispute between Israel and the Palestinians and a religious dispute between Israel and the Muslim world regarding control over places of religious significance. The absence of formal relations between Israel and most Muslim and Arab countries has only exacerbated the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. We believe that if more Muslim and Arab countries normalize relations with Israel it will help advance a just and fair resolution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and prevent radicals from using this conflict to destabilize the region.” Outside in.
In addition, it included a $50 billion infrastructure program for the Palestinian territories focused on energy, water, and transportation backed by nations who would subsequently sign the Abraham Accords. It envisioned modernization of laws governing trade and commerce and building the new Palestinian state into an economic power but without an independent army. The latter is a key concession by the Palestinians which made the Oslo Accords possible.
Before announcing the plan, Trump had announced in December that the United States would support making Jerusalem the capital of Israel and acknowledge Israeli control of the Golan Heights, both longstanding demands of Israel. At that point, the Palestinians bowed out of further talks. As Trump noted, they did so before knowing what he was prepared to give to the Palestinians, a position he stuck with throughout the ensuing negotiations. He had given what he intended to give to Israel and would not give more. As he said, it made him more popular in Israel than Netanyahu, a political gain necessary to further negotiations.
Absent the Palestinians, Trump invited both Netanyahu and his electoral opponent Benny Gantz to Washington for the announcement. Netanyahu promptly stabbed Trump in the back, lying that the agreement allowed him to annex substantially more land in the West Bank—a move which violated international law. He chose to blow up a potential deal for the ages for gain in the pending Israeli election. Trump was furious. He promptly deployed Jared and his Ambassador David Friedman to force Netanyahu to retract his speech and threatened to endorse Gantz in the election. Netanyahu, the son of the secretary to extreme Zionist terrorist Ze’ev Jabotinsky, backed down, but only temporarily. He was still adamant about annexing 20% of the West Bank Trump or no Trump. Jabotinsky’s revisionist Zionists had always insisted on an “iron wall’ between Israelis and Palestinians. Perhaps that is the reflexive intention in the name, “Operation Iron Swords.”
Now at loggerheads, the UAE’s Ambassador to Washington, Yousef Al Otaiba, a key negotiating partner of Trump and Kushner, stepped forward. He wrote a Hebrew language op-ed three weeks before Netanyahu’s planned annexation addressed to the Israeli people which said that Israel faced a choice—normalization of relations with the entire Arab world, or annexation. That now became the keystone of the negotiations. Long sought normalization of relations between the Arab states and Israel, opening the door to massive economic development of the whole region—outside in—or Netanyahu’s death trap for all.
Long story made short, the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, Morocco, and Kosovo stepped forward after Netanyahu temporarily froze further settlement annexations and recognized the state of Israel for the very first time, establishing economic and cultural relations. Again, Netanyahu almost blew up the accords. From a security standpoint, the Trump Administration’s aim was to isolate Iran. But Trump has noted, if reelected he would have reached a deal with Iran. Saudi Arabia was ready to join after the November 2020 election. Now, most recently, the Chinese have managed to deescalate the conflict between Iran and the Saudis. They have opened diplomatic relations for the first time in 7 years. That is where things stood prior to October 7, 2023.