Skip to comments.Trump Explains the Secret Sauce for Middle East Peace in Ten Seconds
Posted on 10/24/2020 7:47:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
In the debate last night, President Trump finally talked about the most important impact of his energy policy. Energy independence means much more than low prices at the gas pump and on your utility bill. The widespread use of natural gas is also great for the environment and has lowered our carbon emissions. These are both wonderful outcomes, but they don’t hold a candle to the impact on foreign policy.
In ten seconds, President Trump gives the money quote:
We are energy independent for the first time. We don’t need all of these countries that we had to fight wars over because we needed their energy. We are energy independent.
This obvious outcome is the secret sauce in President Trump’s success in the Middle East. While it is reasonable to assume that technology will eventually lead us away from sole reliance on fossil fuels, the United States becoming energy independent forced petrol-economies in the Middle East to start considering a future where their primary export is not in high demand.
As such, there is far less incentive for the United States to spend blood and treasure in the region to mitigate centuries-old conflicts. The very idea that this expenditure would turn Middle East countries into democratic states was simply absurd. The primary religion in the region discourages democratic elections and is prone to some form of theocracy. To think we were going to exchange American lives and expenditures on oil for a complete rejection of core tenents of the Muslim faith has been a fool’s errand since 1979.
Certainly, our post-World War II success in Europe, Japan, and the former Soviet Union fueled these fever dreams. However, the “experts” could never solve the significant cultural differences between the West
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Two things that sett President Trump apart, IMO, are the his understanding of human nature and the proper use of leverage...
Tenents was a correct spelling 400 years ago. It's now obsolete.
Probably waiting for the election to be over. JMO
my new bumper sticker.
Thou shall not kill.
And Trump is a Systems Thinker
The Master of Unintended Consequences
A quote here...and EO there...an "off the cuff quip" and the ship of state changes direction
Maybe imperceptible in the short term
But a nudge on the wheel has a long term effect.
Making America Great Again for All Americans.
Jimmy Carter's a fool?
Say, wasn't the Department of Education established in 1979? Asking for a friend...
So it follows that he isnt necessarlky going to know a lot of specific facts and figures about the impacts of his policies. He just know that they work.
Also, he predicted the second and third order effects of shut downs, and scientists just laughed at him.
I do hope that people here remember that this started under President Bush, who wholeheartedly supported programs to make us energy independent. He did the same in Texas when he allowed the construction of dozens of power plants, keeping our power generation capabilities well above our need.
Thou shall not kill.
How did that work out for the Amalekites?
That's because, unlike those pointy-headed intellectuals, he posseses an uncommon trait called...."Common Sense".
(where English 'commoners' knew the elites were lying to them)
Another world event completely ignored by the media. This one event will change the world. The perfect intersect: Energy independence and an unprecedented relationship with Israel. Bibi & Trump, their friends.
The proper translation is “Thou shalt not murder”. Hebrew has two verbs, as does English, to denote the taking of a human life.
Thanks for the pointer. I reread the article and your knowledge of the precise history and use of words made the article pristine.
Glad to help.
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