Snobs and Libs Pooh-Pooh Trump’s Middle East Trip, Already

(Quin Hillyer, Liberty Headlines) Donald Trump’s handling of his trip to the Middle East has been sheer genius.

IMAGE: NBC News via YouTube

No, Trump’s diplomacy on this trip has been simplistic, verging on idiotic.

Analyses of this barely-begun trip have diverged about as starkly as do the views of Palestinians and Israelis on West Bank “settlements.”

Consider veteran foreign-policy guru Anthony Cordesman, writing Sunday in The Hill. He said that in Saudi Arabia, Trump “gave the right speech in the right place at the right time.” By focusing on the ravages that terrorism cases in the Arab world itself, along with emphasizing common cause with Arabs against the government of Iran, Trump (according to Cordesman) used “words that the vast majority of Muslims agree with, and ones that clearly rise above fear, prejudice, and isolationism. They are the values Muslims want in a strategic partner. They do not compromise any aspect of the fight against extremism and terrorism.”

Not exactly, harrumphed Robin Wright, author of books about Islamic culture, in a column in the New Yorker headlined “Trump’s simplistic strategy on jihadism.”

“Trump framed his counterterrorism policy,” Wright wrote, “in Let’s-Make-a-Deal terms: Washington will sell weaponry to the Arabs, which will in turn create defense-industry jobs in the United States.”

Wright complained about Trump’s “largely military approach to extremism” that would mean the U.S. has “largely abandoned notions of promoting political openings or addressing economic grievances that have fueled so much of the dissent and militancy, especially among Arab youth.”

Equally divergent were the official editorials of the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. The latter lamented Trump’s clear embrace of Arab Sunni states over Shiite nations: “Why the United States would want to tilt toward either side in the Sunni-Shiite divide is mystifying. These two sects have been at odds for centuries, with no signs of détente.” But the Journal praised Trump for “reviving the traditional U.S. alliance with the Sunni Arab states.”

The Saudis, wrote the Journal, “are imperfect allies, but they are linchpins of the U.S.-led order in the Middle East, and their assistance is essential to defeating Islamic State in Syria.”

From Great Britain, The Economist offered its usual “no strong position” analysis, but its tone toward Trump condescended nonetheless. While noting that his embrace of the Saudis amounted to “delighting his hosts, and fueling the sectarian divide within Islam,” the Brits did not say whether this approach would be good or bad – but they did write that Trump’s apparent boldness was “more style than substance” and was an attempt to jettison his own baggage, because Trump was “burdened by his own [record of] Islamophobic rhetoric.”

And that was just on Trump in Saudi Arabia. Already, the strong reactions are continuing as the president visits Israel. Plenty of observers blasted Trump for bringing up, unprompted, the reported leak of Israeli intelligence to Russia, with center-right Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin writing that “Trump’s error is so laughably horrible it left many observers shaking their heads…[T]he likelihood that allies will entrust classified material to this president is diminishing daily.”

But aside from that apparent flub, Israelis seemed happy with the visit. The Jerusalem Post seemed especially taken with the president, starting its editorial by proclaiming that “President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel is clearly a reflection of the deep connection he feels to the Jewish state.”

Stay tuned for the remaining five days of this trip, as the Trump world turns and as the world twists itself into knots over Trump.

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  • Bruce O’Ryan

    Rules of The Left-
    1) Trump never does anything right
    2) When Trump does something right, refer to Rule #1…
    Questions?

  • sam94123

    Trump hates puppies and kittens.

    • Angel before you meet God

      racist bigot

      • SmithWinston6478

        Angel, Are you sure that wasn’t not-so-subtle sarcasm?

        • Angel before you meet God

          Yea probably now that I read it again. Me bad

          • SmithWinston6478

            Understood. Coffee works for me.

    • laulau

      What???? What are you talking about?

      • Michael

        Actually, I found the remark hilarious! Thanks, Sam94123!

        • Rick

          Yes because it portrays the liberals and MSM’s misguided mindset towards President Trump. Do you suppose that he kicks the puppies and pulls the cats tails? (Sarc)

          • SmithWinston6478

            Rick, Who is Sarc, and why have you brought him into the discussion? DON’T answer that.

        • stoney

          Two people with the same mental deficit.

          • SmithWinston6478

            There are many.

          • Michael

            Undoubtedly.

    • NCGA1952

      Too funny! Not!!! Trying to spread more fake news?

    • SmithWinston6478

      S9, Apparently, not all of us ‘got it’. Subtle humor doesn’t work with everybody. You were kidding, right?

      • laulau

        That’s how all the Fake News gets started.

      • sam94123

        Of course I’m kidding. But, the liberal MSM is probably sending out a team of investigators, and making a Federal case out of it.
        Obama’s FBI couldn’t find a lost pet!

        • SmithWinston6478

          S9, my question was more rhetoric than literal.

      • sam94123

        yes

    • gilfaethwy

      Sam94123 (a zipcode, perchance? From the People’s Republic of California?)– you MUST be saying that sarcastically, to ridicule the psychotic disconnect from reality that is pandemic among Liberals. Winston Smith (what an appropriate moniker!), I hope you’re right. But it’s signal to remember that many on the Left come out with similar outrageous statements that turn out to be made in all seriousness (talk about a glaring case of Jungian shadow-projection!)…

      • sam94123

        California would become a third world dump if HRC was elected. Parts of it certainly are, including San Francisco.

        • Rick

          With California being under the unfluence of liberal leadership that now wants to make it legal for communist to hold political office in all branches of that state’s government it won’t be but a short time before being a third world dump will become a reality.

          • sam94123

            San Francisco was polled to have the worst streets of any major city in the country. Diverting infrastructure funds for illegals, spending tax payer dollars on climate change, and on the high speed train to L.A. is overbudget by billions before construction even begins. Governor Moonbeam at his finest!

          • Rick

            Such a sad state of affairs to what was once a beautiful paradise.

          • sam94123

            Yes, over taxed and heavily burdened with illegals. San Francisco has a special restaurant food health tax. 4.5%

          • SmithWinston6478

            ColyFONya is lost.

    • nocbsfan

      Prove it…

  • 78NTSUDE

    Go Donald Trump ! MAGA

  • stoney

    Libs can’t stand it that we have a real President now.

    • SmithWinston6478

      Stoney, Yep. It’s Trump Derangement Syndrome. Some of us are entertained by their frustration. It’s even more unhealthy to them than our wait through 8 years of the Trojan Horse saboteur and wannabe dictator defiling the Constitution and our White House. Soak it in.

      • stoney

        Walking around a bunch of libs kind of reminds me of the Jet commercial where heads spontaneously explode.

  • george briar

    according to the left Trump can do nothing right but in time they will become the left out as Trump moves forward and nothing they can say will matter anymore.

  • The liberal liars and losers will never get over the massive loss of over 1053 government positions in last election, and more to come in next election. They will never face reality that the previous fraud in white house has totally destroyed the demonrat party forever. Now that is a legacy which no one will be able to deny, other than all the pathological liars and deniers who blindly supported this fraud. WAKE UP AMERICA

    • SmithWinston6478

      That nails it !

  • dkithore

    Critics do not know one thing about Trump’s single minded commitment to US interests: Jobs and prosperity thinking IMO. They are stuck on style. He dared to stand in the midst of hundreds of leaders and challenge them to end ISIS. That dare baffles libtards. Proves he is not islamophobist. A significant blow to their ego,

    • jwn0001

      Actually they are stuck with their heads up their 3d point of contact.

      • dkithore

        That is funny.

    • SmithWinston6478

      Most of ’em are baffled easily.

    • regulus30

      actually they ” are stuck on stupid”; liberals do not respect the Constitutional process and obey ONLY THEIR LAWS; this cycle has exposed the left liberal/fascists for their sick addiction to power and a destructive ideology; they ARE COMMITTING TREASON daily.

  • Barbara DuVall

    The rule is turned around here.1. Obama never,ever did anything right except bring the US down to her knees.
    2.When he tried,but never did anything right, refer to Rule 1

    • SmithWinston6478

      Do you really think he EVER tried? Many of us observed he never seemed to have America’s best interests at heart. That’s why he got dubbed ‘Trojan Horse saboteur and wannabe dictator.’ He telegraphed his mindset in 2009 when he refused to put in a good word for the Iranian students protesting their brutal, retrogressive regime. And he butressed Cuba’s dictatorship just as it was tottering.

      • stoney

        Barry tried to do exactly what he did.

        • SmithWinston6478

          Agreed.

  • Rick

    With the liberals and MSM’s constant condemnation of anything conservative even after the shellacking that they recieved last November during the elections it makes one wonder are those democrats that deaf to what the voters are telling them or are they just as ate up with a bad case of the dumb-a$$ as they appear to be in their head strong desire to evolve the DNC into full blown communism? With their political ranks being as decimated as they are from last November’s election and due to the previous mid term results before that the upcoming mid terms in 2018 by all appearances will not bode well for what is left of the so called Democratic Party either and that not leaving the MSM’s out either as they will share the same fate of their liberal friends. It will be interesting to see what message that those two entities will be decrying then when they all but cease to exist as a political (the DNC) and public information (the MSM’s) force and source at all. Will they ever get their hearing back or learn their lesson at all from what the voters are telling them? Mid term 2018 the final cleansing.

    • SmithWinston6478

      … “under the name of ‘liberalism’, [Americans] will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened. I no longer need to run as a Presidential candidate for the socialist party. The democrat party has adopted our platform.” ~ Norman Matton Thomas (6 time Presidential candidate for the socialist party of America)

  • Tenets

    Chronically miserable Libs with a burr in their saddle about something and never happy.

    • jwn0001

      Not a burr, that is their head up their 3d point of contact!

    • SmithWinston6478

      They were never taught that you make your OWN breaks.

    • pudge1

      Yes and I offer the perfect example one Chuckie(the crap sniffer) Schu.

  • Angel before you meet God

    Liberals are playing right into the hands and so is the left wing media. CNN and MSNBC are talking about the Fake Russia crap and other networks covering a Leader in trying to change the world and the stop the killing and helping America prosper. Treason Dems have no leader and no path to success for the people only themselves. Dems you can cut 800 billion in services to the poor when you have half the poor because you have people working and contributing to society instead of taking. Schummer help people work and then you do not have to give.

    • SmithWinston6478

      They’re not playing. That is their intent.

  • Randall Lowe

    Well the left live in opposite world. So if you do what is right, it is considered wrong to them.
    That is why they do everything wrong because they think wrong is right. I say we gather all of the left and move them on an island away from the US and they can continue to do everything wrong until it completely destroys them. Because the left never learn from their mistakes and they just keep repeating the mistakes until it blows up in their face. Then they just start doing the same thing over again. Yep you guessed it, they are all insane!!!

    • SmithWinston6478

      “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.” ~ George Orwell
      “The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” ~ George Orwell
      “During times of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ~ George Orwell ’1984′
      “The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten; the lie became truth.” ~ George Orwell ‘1984’

  • jwn0001

    Snobs and libs? How about Sniberals as a new moniker for them?

    • SmithWinston6478

      “Snibberals”. Efficient language.

    • David Estes

      Sniberals – GREAT

    • Slav2012

      Good one!

    • minefinder624

      It could also incorporate snivelling- snobby snivelling liberals=snivberals- yes -that works very well !

    • pudge1

      I likee very much.

  • Michael

    Wright complained about Trump’s “largely military approach to extremism” that would mean the U.S. has “largely abandoned notions of promoting political openings or addressing economic grievances that have fueled so much of the dissent and militancy, especially among Arab youth.”

    Yes, because approaching Islamic terrorism as a “social problem” has worked so well for us in the last administration. Puh-lease!

  • regulus30

    liberal elitists and left wing demagogues are attempting a political coup, never forget a person named “Barack Hussein Obama”, this person is dangerous to America and the world, he has garnered the support fascists like George Soros and all the Globalists including the UN, Bilderbergs and the Illuminati. These people ALL SUFFER FROM THE SAME mental disorder, they are sociopaths with the insane belief they are smarter than we the people; but their real agenda is a power crazy notion they MUST CONTROL all the world’s assets and oppress all the “little people”; it is a real version of the film “HUNGER GAMES”, AND WE MUST STOP THEM.

  • regulus30

    SOME MAY NOT AGREE; but in reality we the people are in the fight for our very way of life; a person who was part of Obammie’s cabinet [czars] do you think obammie was trying to condition us for communism; had a philosophy they used early on called “nudge”, take away the peoples’ freedoms slowly one “nudge” at a time, Just because we rejected them in 2016 does not mean these radical ideologues accepted their defeat; that is obvious today the way the left wing media and the liberal fascists are attacking Trump; my answer to these tyrannical trash is TRUMP 2020.

    • SmithWinston6478

      That’s why ‘sniberals’ hate the 2nd Amendment. Making good people helpless does NOT make bad people harmless. We have all the gun control we need. What we need is stupidity control.

      “There are more instances of the abridgment of freedom by gradual and silent encroachment than by violent and sudden usurpations.” ~ James Madison 1788

      “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
      “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined.” ~ Patrick Henry
      “Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will end up plowing for those who don’t.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
      “Never trust a government that doesn’t trust its own citizens with guns.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

      • regulus30

        From time to time the tree of freedom must be refreshed with the blood of tyrants.

  • RunnerFriendly

    The best way to shut down these Libs is to not report on what they say or feel. Personally, I like millions of other true Americans, don’t care to hear what they have to say. Ignore them!

    • SmithWinston6478

      RF, At your peril. Know thy enemy.

  • SmithWinston6478

    There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is.

    Robin Wright is a self-defeating dangerous fool of the highest order. He probably even believes himself. Meanwhile, degenerate, chromosome damaged, inbred jihadi cavemen would butcher him and his family if they get a chance. There is only one way to deal with rabid animals. Fortunately, now we have a full-grown, adult American male President that knows about rabies.

    “Islam is as dangerous in a man as rabies in a dog.” ~ Sir Winston Churchill

  • regulus30

    LIBERAL/FASCISM IS A SINISTER lie designed to prey upon the weak and the stupid; too lazy to care for themselves; the left makes them believe they are victims of capitalism, the ONLY difference between communism/fascism and capitalism is who controls the wealth;; with communism/fascism a “HANDFUL” of elitist get uber rich and we the people starve** with capitalism we the people get to decide how much we can earn and how hard we want to work at it, sure big corps do well but they supply opportunity.

    • SmithWinston6478

      Socialism is equality of misery. Capitalism is equality of opportunity.

      • regulus30

        well said.

  • Falcon Aviator

    Making a so called Deal with Saudi Arabia is just making a Deal with a Devil hence it is a Satanic Deal..!!!
    The so called Deal worthy of $110 Billions is mainly for the Defence Industry and mainly geared to US Arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Mother and Father of all Islamist Terrorism in the World .
    US Honest Citizens and NOT the Highly Corrupt US Professional Politicians must NOT FORGET the 3,000 victims of 9/11 organized and financed by the same autocratic and Anti Christians regime of Saudi Arabia.
    Indeed we need jobs in the US but NOT at the sacrifices of the Victims of 9/11 Terror attack.
    President Trump must NOT FALL into the same satanic networks left behind by Obama and the Clitons. …

    • Rick

      President Trump isn’t Barry nor is he Hillary and he most certainly isn’t politically correct but he absolutely knows what he is doing. MAGA !!

      • slk5

        repeat MAGA!!!

        • nocbsfan

          Play it again Sam.

          • slk5

            MAGA!!!

    • SmithWinston6478

      Whatever he allows to be delivered will never be able to defeat the technology we maintain. Which Falcon?

  • Ron C

    As usual the snobs miss Trump’s point, he is stating that it doesn’t make any different if it a Sunni or a Shiite terrorist…his or her butt will be dead….period!

    • slk5

      trump wanted to vet refugee’s, the liberal socialists love muslims, trump visits saudi arabia, liberal socialists hate muslims…it doesn’t matter, which ever way trump goes, they’ll go the opposite!!!

      • SmithWinston6478

        It appears they are not exactly on OUR side.

        • slk5

          and they never will!!!

        • john vieira

          They are NOT on any side…they are theoretically on their “backsides”…that is where their craniums have been transplanted hence the ‘fuzzy’ long ‘winded’ approach to life…

  • wandamurline

    Trump will never do anything that the progressive liberal communists will like, so he doesn’t need to even try….they can go stick their heads in the sand. My only hope is that moderate Democrats are sick of these obstructionists and biased fake news and will remember this going to the polls in 2018.

    • SmithWinston6478

      No see ‘moderate democrat’ in many moons, Kimosabe.

  • slk5

    robin wrought, who cares what she has to say…the usa today, stopped reading that rag a long time ago!!!

  • Lillian DeVore

    It’s important to watch these things yourself, and draw your own conclusions. They like to tell people what to think and how to feel.

    • SmithWinston6478

      Many folks can’t do that for themselves. They are the ‘useful idiots’ leftists depend on.

    • nocbsfan

      I assume you are talking about the msmedia, because they sure want to control what you think.

      • Lillian DeVore

        I call it ‘propaganda media’.

        • nocbsfan

          I’ll go along with that.

  • zzimpilotz

    they can’t get over that they DON”T matter and never DID

  • jackdm

    I just remember some words of wisdom I learned more than 40 years ago: “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.”

    • SmithWinston6478

      “Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build one.”

  • Slav2012

    Here we go again, 24/7 drumbeat from every media outlet….Bush Bad..Bush Bad.

    Sniberals seem too keen to turn their back on history. Though Ken Burns is a lib, I still recall Garrison Keillor’s opening monologue…”…the Civil War was fought in nearly every town and village in America…”. The backlash against Trump is being fought only in Sniberal enclaves like NY and LA. If they cant take their fight to places like Bay City, MI, or Waterloo, IA, then their fight and their cause are already lost.

    • nocbsfan

      I don’t think you are quiet up to date, you are either very old or under educated. At any rate you should read more.

      • Warren Blum

        Quiet? Looks who’s talking about being edgeumacated…..lolololololololo

        • nocbsfan

          That is exactly the way I intended, but good to see you reading things.

      • Slav2012

        Sorry bout that lefty. Wrong on both counts. But feel free to put another 20 bumperstickers on what ever you use for transpirtation

        • nocbsfan

          So are you a democrat tranny?

          • Slav2012

            Never knew there was such a thing. What will the snibberals think of next. But do have to admit, y’all do dredge in some pretty deep sewers. Hey, aroma must appeal to y’all I guess.

        • nocbsfan

          MAGA, build the wall, and teach all who believes they are professors to learn to read.

  • The old complaint against Trump was that he did not act “presidential”. Then when he does he is criticized for not attacking Arab behavior. This is evident that the liberal bent is to attack him constantly no matter what he does..

    • stoney

      Just like they hated Comey and wanted him fired until Trump did it, then Comey walked on water.

  • Larry Brule

    TRUMP IS FOR AMERICA. LIB COMMIE DIMOCRATS ARE SO ANTI AMERICAN, THEY STINK. WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?

  • Warren Blum

    First of all we are not at war with russia. Our politicians speak with theirs all the time. The demorats are just pissed the ball is not in their court. But it was OK for Obama to interfere in Israel elections wasn’t it libtards! Ur messiah had a free pass from his bought and paid for media. If it wasn’t for trump we would be under a dictatorship right now. Guess what! U libs would like that cause u would feel safe.

  • John

    Without bowing or curtsying or turning against American values, POTUS TRUMP has done more to strengthen alliances, promote strategic partnerships against terrorists and lay the ground work for peace. The reception that POTUS got from the Saudisand other Middle East leaders was historic,ground breaking and heartening. Instead of the weakness shown by ex president Failure in leading from behind, erasable red lines ,giving the Iranians what they wanted and giving ISIS room to bloom and grow, POTUS leads with strength. That is a language the whole world can understand and respect.
    While the looney left , the lap dog media and their mask wearing paid militia have been scrounging and investigating the fake Russia story since at least October 2016 and still no REAL evidence., POTUS TRUMP is fixing what O broke and MAGA. Like President Reagan talk of America as the bright city that sat on a hill, TRUMP is restoring the luster of our great nation for al to see.For our allies to appreciate and respect and for our enemies to fear.

  • rick meek

    They attack everything and everybody that threatens the swamp…..Hmmmm – The dems GAVE immunity – 5th – disappearance – cover up – missing 411 – removed 411 – destroyed computers and records – classified 411 —– to everyone that ws in their pocket during the other investigations !!!!! Trump – declassify – and release the 411 in reference to these investigations to the people —- Let’em see just what the swamp has been doing for the last 8 years….

  • Barbara Gara

    Democrats, please grow up and act like adults if you can.

    • snl

      They can’t.

      • Barbara Gara

        You are 100% right.

  • Barbara Gara

    I couldn’t have it said better.

    • mathis1689

      Thanks for your kind words but in this case, the truth is rather obvious!

      • Barbara Gara

        your welcome and I agree.

  • Sueja

    Oh ,so you can only say something with the word Russian in it. Sick of this talk let’s move along now there is work to be done. Like keeping terrorists out ofourcountry and getting rid of those already here. Talk about that

  • Sueja

    Do you know him ? When did you meet ? Where did you meet?

  • Fed up!

    Snowflake clam down, take your meds, that’s President Trump to you. I know it hard to understand proper English after eight years monkey chatter.

  • john vieira

    O ‘engorger’ of ‘carrion swill propaganda’ disseminated lavishly by the ‘controlled’ main stream media on behalf of their handlers, the “swamp”…START THINKING…SETH RICH…..