Trump Sows M.E. Conflict to Resuscitate US Relevance

The outgoing hegemony has no other recourse but to use its only card and that is to sow conflict in the Middle East once again. Trump and everybody know that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel capital will trigger more than just a protest across the Arab world, and yet he went for it.

This only shows how weak the Trump presidency is, and how desperate the bankrupt military industrial complex with starting just about any war which could resuscitate its twin banking system in time. But nobody is going to play with them anymore.

What happened in Asia during those multiple summits are signs that the geopolitical and financial power have already shifted to those who can be trusted and have proven themselves to be more responsible with earthly powers than the West has been for the last 100 years.

“Trump’s Jerusalem decision has undone 70 years of wary American policy in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, undermining the status of the US as one of peace brokers in the region. RT looks back at how America started, trimmed and reversed its Middle East policy.

The US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, saying that he was acknowledging “the obvious.” The move immediately provoked a wave of indignation across the Middle East, and resulted in an eruption of massive anti-American rallies. Some militant groups, including Iraq’s Shiite paramilitary group Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, even went as far as threatening to take aim at the US. Turkey, which is steadily expanding its influence in the Middle East, threatened to sever diplomatic ties with Israel.

Washington’s decision marks the first time since the UN-brokered partition of Palestine in 1947 that a president of the US, a member of the Middle East Quartet – a well-known foursome of world powers mediating in the peace process between Palestine and Israel – has departed from the established policy that the issue of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital should be kept off the table.

What was America’s initial policy towards Jerusalem?

The UN-brokered 1947 partition plan for Palestine, which stipulated the creation of Jewish and Arab sovereign states and proposed a special international status for Jerusalem, proved short-lived. As Arabs rejected the partition, calling for the creation of a “unitary” state of Palestine, the young Jewish state tightened its grip on the western edge of the city, which is populated and administered mainly by Jews.

In a rare instance of unanimity between the two Cold War arch-rivals, the US and the USSR supported the UN partition plan in November 1947. A year later, Washington supported UN General Assembly Resolution 194, which called for a “permanent international regime for the territory of Jerusalem.”

Following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Jerusalem was divided into two parts. West Jerusalem, populated by Jews, came under Israeli rule; while East Jerusalem, populated mainly by Palestinian Muslims and Christians, fell under Jordanian control.

At the time, Washington opposed the movement of Israel’s capital from Tel Aviv to West Jerusalem, but also opposed Jordan’s announced intention to make Jerusalem its second capital in 1950, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

How did the US react to Israel’s 1967 annexation of East Jerusalem?

The Israeli occupation of Jerusalem, which dates back to the 1967 Six-Day War, came as a result of yet another escalation of tensions between Israel and the neighboring Arab countries, including Egypt, Syria and Jordan. During the war, Israeli paratroopers seized Jerusalem’s Old City, which houses Judaists’ Temple Mount and the Western Wall, the Christians’ Church of the Holy Sepulcher, as well as the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque – two of the holiest sites for Muslims.

Israelis then declared the city “reunified.” The world powers, however, did not recognize the East Jerusalem annexation as well as other territorial gains made by Israel as a result of the war. The Soviet Union severed diplomatic ties with Israel over the issue and even the US opposed Israel’s actions, maintaining that the future of Jerusalem should be the subject of a negotiated settlement.

When and how did the US change its Jerusalem policy?

In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which declared that “Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the state of Israel.” The law envisioned a relocation of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem no later than 1999, but consecutive administrations gave waiver to implementing the act on security grounds. Whether colored blue or red, the White House insisted that passing the act would represent an infringement by the legislature on the executive’s power to make foreign policy.

In 2002, it was passed as part of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, which provided: “For purposes of the registration of birth, certification of nationality, or issuance of a passport of a United States citizen born in the city of Jerusalem, the Secretary shall, upon the request of the citizen or the citizen’s legal guardian, record the place of birth as Israel.”

Ties with Israel were among the heaviest points in Trump’s electoral agenda. After he took office, the new president’s administration signaled that it could move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but has not fulfilled this promise to date.

In his statement on Wednesday, Trump called on all parties “to maintain the status quo at Jerusalem’s holy sites including the Temple Mount, also known as Haram al-Sharif.”

What lies ahead for Jerusalem and the US?

Trump’s decision is a major blow for the US image in the Arab world. It completely removes Washington from its longstanding role as a broker of Middle Eastern peace effort, a position that Washington had tried to monopolize. President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas said that Trump’s declaration meant that the US “abdicates” any role in mediating the Arab-Israeli conflict. In a televised speech, Abbas said he “condemned and rejected” the US decision, which he said will “serve terrorists” and “bring never-ending wars to the region.”

Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of Hamas, has called for a “new intifada in the face of Israel,” while Iraq has demanded that the US reverses its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Bracing for the worst, the US State Department alerted embassies in predominantly Muslim nations around the world of a possible violent backlash. Some observers said the scale of security fears has been unseen since 2003, when the US decided to invade Iraq.

The fears may be well justified, considering what happened during the last world-wide anti-American protest. In 2012, as Muslims were expressing rage over a slanderous amateur film published on YouTube, a militant group used the distraction to attack the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, killing Ambassador Christopher Stevens, two CIA operatives and an information officer. Happening less than a year after the US helped Benghazi armed groups to oust the country’s longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi, the attack came as a shock for America.

Trump’s decision on Wednesday might fuel the perception of Washington as an unfair arbiter, critics say. However, a lasting Palestinian-Israeli peace accord was elusive long before Trump came to office. In 2013, when the US foreign policy was steered by Barack Obama, and John Kerry marshalled the American diplomatic corps, King Abdullah II of Jordan – the country entrusted to be the custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem – told The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg that he felt the moment of truth for the Arab-Israeli peace may have been missed. “This is the last moment […] Can it be achieved in four years? Are we too late? After four years, it’s over,” the monarch said.

Four years on, Trump did what he did.

Again, the whole idea behind Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem is to sow more conflicts in the Middle East, to incite Muslim extremists against US interests, which should fuel his own anti-Muslim policies, and to a greater extent, to start a war that feeds the arms industry in the next decade. In the short term, to deflect the public’s attention away from the continuing attacks of his own political enemies at home.

But then, a divided house cannot make decisions for others to follow. Sowing conflicts are bargaining chips for more concessions don’t sell in Asia.

This singular act of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Zionism may buy the Deep State some time, but the rest of the world is no longer looking at what the US do, or say. The rest of the world is busy creating a new world of prosperity for as many people as can be.

14 thoughts on “Trump Sows M.E. Conflict to Resuscitate US Relevance”

  1. I fear the “two sides, same tribe” theory, is in play.

    The Zionists could well be manipulating the situation, and using China/Russian power boosting to offset the milking dry of rhe West.

    1. @IRONKRAFT
      You are right on target about that!: http://batr.org/forbidden091217.html
      The whole BRICS Alliance is nothing more than a “Plan-B” for the NWO
      Trump is PART of “The Swamp” he is supposed to be draining…search title: Trump IS the swamp for all the proof you need.
      Is well known by informed that China owns a LOT of US real estate (California!)…Why do you are seeing all those “Wild-Fires” there now??? Its a slick way to get real estate ‘Dirt-Cheap”!

  2. I wish someone will tell me what the hell trump is doing with this criminal, who is guilty three plots of genocidal murder in three countries, 911 in the USA, the London transport bombings in the UK, the Charlie Hebdo in France, and there are others that he is guilty of when he was head of Mossad, This is not the Way towards peace, and it will not make America Great.

  3. stop being fake news. Trump does not control middleeast or north korean policy. we all know he has to obey ISRAEL when it comes to foreign policy or else he gets JFK’d.
    Instead of whining about ONE GUY that is a borderline figurehead and projection of all your biases, why not go after the actual problem: the jews in all positions of power, the israel/zionist lobbies, the central banks, and the public/welfare system that encourages ppl to support this and hate freedom?

  4. “The rest of the world is busy creating a new world of prosperity for as many people as can be.” Spare russia and china, most of the planet is going to hell in a welfare decorated handbasket.
    Europe is hopeless: they actively defend their immigration, feminism, faggotry, welfare/socialism, and overpopulation ghettoficiation. brexit has already been sabotaged with tax funds already been doled out to the jewish EU elites and their laws “integrated into british legislation”. canada and australia are slowly going the same way. africa and the indo regions are STILL procreating like rats and migrating into europe for free handouts to eventually turn into liberals or crime cartels.
    And they are all united in whining about Trump as the second coming of Hitler.
    Sad.

  5. Pagan Judah was never Israel in the first place and was cursed by Christ. Trump is a Jesuit Jew along with many of his family and administrative members. So, our white Christian people and nations are being continually eradicated along with the Muslims…

  6. Trump is a puppet
    Pence and his religious cronies are all ignorantly pro Israel
    USA have blown over 5 trillion on recent wars
    The money could have been spent rebuilding America’s infrastructure
    America is a mess and Trump ‘don’t’ help

  7. Can anyone explain who the ‘Jews’ are.

    I am aware of the Jewish conspiracies 0.1% ruling the world while others just look on. I don’t think so. There has to be more. The elite at the top must be competing fiercely among themselves or we world have the big dictatorship now. There is no hidden force opposing ‘them’.
    So what is it guys. What is really going down?

    1. @Brian Johnston
      There is LOADS of info about WHO the REAL Jews are on line (Some bogus) MOST VERY accurate…Just type into search “The REAL Jews/ Israelites and be prepared to spend DAYS covering it.
      The BEST one I have bought is a video called: “Out Of Darkness” from Ebay ($50)…But It MAY be still be FREE to watch at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9wWcvpXzMs/
      You MAY be shocked to learn that the ENTIRE nation was ORIGINALLY made up of the BLACK Race…Just LOOK at the LOCATION of the nation is a HUGE Clue….NEXT to AFRICA???
      Science has proven that the MOST ancient civilizations STARTED in Africa…Going back 100’s of thousands of years ago.
      You might run into a trouble trying to access info because of the current FAKE Jews trying to Delete this info fast a they can….KEEP TRYING as I did
      I was STUND by learning all this!!! BUT its ALL TRUE…For MOST of my life I believed the “Official Teachings” about THEM (Over 56 yrs!!!)
      Even JESUS, HAD to have been a Black Man!!!
      WE’VE BEEN LIED TOO FRIEND!

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