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  • Iran condemns Manchester terror attack

    05/23/2017 10:51:30 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 9 replies
    The Tehran Times ^ | May 23, 2017 | Tehran Times
    TEHRAN – Iran condemned on Tuesday a deadly terror attack in England’s Manchester Arena, saying that terrorism, regardless of where it hits, originates from the same ideology. “We believe terrorist attacks in Iran’s Mirjaveh and England’s Manchester originate from the same ideology,” Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, referring to 10 Iranian border guards who were killed late April in a terrorist ambush in Mirjaveh in Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeastern Iran. “All countries victimized by such extremist and terrorist, takfiri thoughts require to get united to confront such acts seriously, purposefully and sincerely.” A suicide bombing at a crowded...
  • In The Mideast, Trump Just<br> Pushed A Real 'Reset Button'

    05/23/2017 4:37:59 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/22/2017 | Staff
    Mideast: President Trump's Mideast trip was derided by the media and opposition Democrats as simply a chance for him to skip town to avoid the ongoing "scandals" of his administration. As usual, they grossly underestimate this president, and completely misunderstand the importance of his historic trip. Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel has put the region on notice: The U.S. intends once again to pursue its interests and those of its allies in the region. The U.S. is ready to reward friends and punish enemies, and we will name names. This is a radical reversal of President Obama's policy...
  • Saudi Foreign Minister: Trump ‘Deserves a Lot of Credit’ for Effort to Unite People of Faith

    05/22/2017 11:56:48 PM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 22 May 2017 | Penny Starr
    Speaking at a joint press conference with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir commended President Donald Trump for an international trip designed to unite people of different faiths to address a threat faced by all of humanity around the globe regardless of their religion. “The President deserves a lot of credit for taking this step, making his first visit outside the U.S. to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam and land of the two holy Mosques, and then going to Israel and then going to the Vatican to deal...
  • The Baneful Apocalyptic Triad of USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia

    05/22/2017 11:04:34 AM PDT · by maavak · 9 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | May 22 2017 | Mathew Maavak
    An analysis on Trump’s recently concluded trip to Saudi Arabia and the ongoing one to Israel. Trump effectively blessed Saudi Arabia as a pillar of moderate Islam as part of his “Muslim reset”. One Arab writer even hailed Saudi-US ties as one that “shaped the wider world” and although the wider world would undeniably agree with that reality, it would nevertheless consign such ties to the very negative end of the global affairs spectrum. The Israeli press celebrated Trump’s royal treatment in Riyadh and observed how the president and select members of his cabinet danced with swords in a ceremony...
  • “Not my first sword dance”

    05/22/2017 10:28:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 21,2017 | Scott Johnson
    Appearing from Riyadh on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace this morning, Secretary Tillerson fielded a slightly offbeat question and responded with what (outside President Trump’s speech) may have been the quote of the day (transcript here). Wallace observed that Tillerson asked Tillerson about the traditional Arab sword dance in which he participated upon his arrival yesterday. “And I have to tell you,” Wallace commented, “you looked pretty good while you were doing it – frankly, more comfortable than the President or Commerce Secretary Ross. Had you been practicing, sir?” Tillerson responded: “Well, I hadn’t been practicing, Chris, but it...
  • A Meme Is Born: Donald Trump Touches Glowing Orb with Middle East Leaders

    05/21/2017 4:10:30 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 146 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 210 May 2017 | EZRA DULIS
    President Donald Trump broke the Internet once again during the inauguration of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology Sunday in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. To signify the official start to the facility’s operations, Trump touched a brightly lit globe with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Egypt’s president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. An awkward-looking Saudi TV screen grab quickly went viral, with the Internet quickly dubbing the object “the Trump orb.”
  • Trump touches orb in Saudi, lights up internet

    05/22/2017 9:51:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | May 22, 2017 | Lauren Said-Moorhouse
    Saudi Arabia rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on his inaugural overseas trip, but a moment involving a glowing orb had observers scratching their heads. Trump attended the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology on Sunday alongside his host, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, reported the state-run Saudi Press Agency. As the lights dimmed, the three leaders officially "activated" the new center by placing their hands on an illuminated globe as a four-minute introduction video displayed on large screens behind them, according to local media.
  • The Importance of Trump’s Saudi Arabia Speech Denouncing Islamic Terrorism

    05/22/2017 5:19:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | May 22, 2017 | Michael Brown
    Although President Trump’s speech before 50 Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia did not break new ground in terms of America’s Middle Eastern policy, it was highly significant for at least four reasons.First, Trump mentioned “terror” or “terrorism” 30 times. In stark contrast, during President Obama’s (in)famous speech Cairo speech in 2009, he did not mention terrorism at all. More importantly, President Trump spoke directly of “the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires.” To fight against this, Trump urged, “means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of...
  • Melania Trump gets rave reviews in Saudi press

    05/22/2017 5:07:59 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/22/2017 | Elizabeth Landers
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (CNN) — First lady Melania Trump's fashion choices got rave reviews in local Saudi Arabian press Sunday, despite forgoing the customary headscarf. Both the first lady and first daughter Ivanka Trump have been closely watched in Saudi Arabia for both style and substance. On Sunday, the first lady conducted a few solo events while her husband continued bilateral meetings with the Gulf Cooperation Council. She visited the American International School in Riyadh and an all-women General Electric service center, tweeting out images from both visits, calling the visits an "honor" and praising "international perspective and education to...
  • The Apology Tour 2017

    05/22/2017 4:20:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-22-17 | MOTUS
    Question of the Day: What’s the difference between President Barack Hussein Obama’s Apology Tour of 2009 and President Donald J. Trump’s Apology Tour of 2017?Answer: This time they apologize to us.U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • President Trump gives masterful speech (msm does not carry it)

    05/22/2017 4:09:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2017 | . Marsolo
    It was refreshing to see President Trump speak to the leaders of the Muslim countries in Riyadh honestly and directly about the problems of Islamist terrorism. He told them in plain words that they have to drive out the terrorists from their mosques and countries. He reminded them that terrorists, such as ISIS, kill more Muslims than others. President Trump spoke bluntly. The Muslim countries must take care of the terrorists: “It is a choice between two futures -- and it is a choice America CANNOT make for you. A better future is only possible if your nations drive out...
  • Donald Trump's Invigorating Speech in Riyadh

    05/21/2017 10:24:27 PM PDT · by blueplum · 20 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 21 May 2017 | Roger Kimball
    Let’s play “One of these things is not like the other one.” Compare, if you will, Barack Obama’s 2009 speech in Cairo to the Muslim world with Donald Trump’s speech today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There was some overlap: both indulged heartily in the usual political boilerplate and délicatesse: honored to be here, working together, Islam’s great contribution to culture, how splendid is the Middle East, terrorism is not coterminous with Islam, etc., etc. But that’s where the similarity ended.  Trump’s speech was a forthright, America First, speech, Obama’s an accommodationist’s dream. {snip} Trump’s speech—and, again, his entire performance—struck me...
  • Full text of Donald Trump’s speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    05/21/2017 2:21:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    Face Book ^ | May 21, 2017
    Donald J. Trump in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 6 hrs · I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received by such gracious hosts. I have always heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens, but words do not do justice to the grandeur of this remarkable place and the incredible hospitality you have shown us from the moment we arrived. You also hosted me in the treasured home of King Abdulaziz, the founder of the Kingdom who...
  • Video: The Difference Between How The Saudis Greeted Obama vs Trump

    05/21/2017 5:17:54 AM PDT · by gaggs · 38 replies
    The Saudis treated President Trump like royalty, with red carpets, lavish meals and American flags flying everywhere. They repeatedly used the word “Historic” to describe his visit. The greeting was in stark contrast to Obama. Obama was seen as a Globalist-endorsing effeminate shill of the Shia Muslim-Brotherhood.
  • President Trump’s Speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit

    05/21/2017 12:12:04 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 28 replies
    White House ^ | May 21st , 2017 | Donald Trump
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 21, 2017 President Trump’s Speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit Remarks as prepared for delivery
  • In Gender-Segregated Nation Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump Praises “Empowerment Of Women”

    05/21/2017 9:20:25 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 27 replies ^ | May 21, 2017 | Mary Kate Knorr
    During a tour of the General Electric facility in Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Melania Trump lauded the “empowerment of women.” The First Lady said women should collaborate and make the education of their children a priority. Check it out (per Reuters): “It is about finding the balance,” she told the women, who took pictures of her with their smartphones. Later on Twitter, she wrote “Enjoyed talking to the incredible women working hard @GE_Saudi service center. Great strides being made towards the empowerment of women.” Melania is joining the President on his first international tour, where they will soon finish a...
  • Saudi king slams Iran as 'spearhead of global terrorism'

    05/21/2017 8:27:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 05/21/2017 | AFP
    The Saudi leader's speech came minutes before a highly anticipated address by Trump, who arrived in the Sunni kingdom on Saturday on his first foreign tour since taking office. The United States and Saudi Arabia on Saturday announced an arms deal worth almost $110 billion, described as the largest in US history. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the deal was aimed at countering "malign Iranian influence".
  • Trump in Riyadh: Lockheed to assemble Black Hawk choppers in Saudi Arabia ...

    05/21/2017 7:38:55 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 51 replies
    The National ^ | May 21, 2017 | Dania Saadi
    RIYADH // Lockheed Martin said on Sunday it inked a US$28 billion deal with Saudi Arabia to supply a wide range of military equipment and set up a facility to assemble about 150 S-70 Black Hawk helicopters. The deal is part of an estimated $110bn of defence agreements signed on Saturday between the US and Saudi Arabia, where President Donald Trump is leading a high-level delegation on his first international trip since taking office. The Lockheed deals will create 18,000 skilled jobs in the US and thousands of jobs in Saudi Arabia as both countries seek to be active in...
  • President Trump participates in the Arab Islamic American Summit - Live thread -

    05/21/2017 6:44:19 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 166 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21 , 2017 | Fox News
    President Trump to speak Waiting for event to begin
  • Saudi Arabia to Invest $20 Billion in Infrastructure, Mostly in U.S.

    05/21/2017 5:48:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/20/2017 | MICHAEL J. de la MERCED
    As President Trump begins his first presidential trip abroad in Saudi Arabia, an investment company run by one of his top supporters, the billionaire Stephen A. Schwarzman, has secured an enormous investment from the Middle Eastern kingdom. The company, Blackstone, which Mr. Schwarzman helped found, said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund had committed $20 billion to a new investment fund aimed at infrastructure projects, primarily in the United States. The commitment is about half of the capital Blackstone plans to raise for the fund. All told, including potential borrowed money, the new fund could invest more than...