Middle East

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Trump’s Sec. of State: Trump believes Islamic terrorism “has nothing to do with religion.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/05/21/tillerson-terror-fight-has-nothing-to-do-with-religion/

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On Mideast Policy, the Swamp Drains Trump

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2017/05/18/on-mideast-policy-the-swamp-drains-trump/

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So what’s [Trump’s foreign] policy [in the Middle East]?  It’s a surprisingly difficult question to answer.  [He] say[s] [h]e want[s] Iran out of Syria, but [he’s] in league with the Iranians in some battles [esp. Iraq].  [Trump] want[s] a closer relationship with Egypt, but [Egypt’s president] Sisi clearly has his doubts, and is taking out insurance by working with Putin.  [Trump is] rhetorically tough against North Korea (an intimate of Iran), and slap sanctions against those who help them, but there is as yet no sign that [Trump] understand[s] we’re in a world war, nor that [he] ha[s] a global strategy capable of winning it.

https://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/2017/03/25/does-trump-have-a-strategy-to-win-the-global-war/

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Chaldean Christians: President Trump Has ‘Utterly Betrayed’ Us

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2017/06/15/chaldean-christians-president-trump-has-utterly-betrayed-us/

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Israel:

The U.S. laws are there
Yet, so far President Trump has chosen not to honor the intent of the                    Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/06/the_laws_are_there__its_time_to_take_action_on_jerusalem.html

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Trump Unilaterally Waives Law Requiring US Move Its Embassy to Jerusalem

https://stream.org/trump-waives-law-requiring-us-move-embassy-jerusalem/

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Trump White House Posts Map With Half of Israel Missing!

https://pjmedia.com/video/wth-now-the-trump-administration-is-deleting-half-of-israel-on-the-map/

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McMaster Won’t Answer Whether Western Wall Is Part of Israel

https://pjmedia.com/video/mcmaster-says-its-a-policy-decision-wont-answer-whether-western-wall-is-part-of-israel/

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Sean Spicer Can’t Say if Jerusalem Is in Israel

https://pjmedia.com/video/update-now-sean-spicer-cant-say-if-jerusalem-is-even-in-israel/

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Palestinians:

Trump Grossly Overestimating Palestinians’ Desire For Peace

http://thefederalist.com/2017/05/23/trump-overestimating-palestinians-desire-peace/

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Trump Embraces The PLO Fantasy
The new president is gearing up to make the same mistake as his predecessor

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Our-World-Trump-embraces-the-PLO-fantasy-484099

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Trump Falls Down ‘Peace Process’ Rabbit Hole

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2017/05/04/trump-falls-down-peace-process-rabbit-hole/

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US Taxpayers Still Funding Palestinian Terrorism

http://www.dailywire.com/news/15916/us-taxpayers-still-funding-palestinian-terrorism-robert-kraychik

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Palestinians not stopping ‘martyr’ payments, despite Rex Tillerson’s claim

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=43123

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Mass Murder-Enabler Abbas Honored in the Trump White House

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05/unworthy_abbas_honored_in_the_white_house_.html

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Abbas Lies to Trump, Big Time

http://freebeacon.com/blog/abbas-lies-trump-big-time/

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Trump’s grave mistakes with Abbas

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266640/two-state-diplomatic-kabuki-theater-bruce-thornton

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Abbas refuses to stop salaries to terrorists

http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=20973

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Syria:

Trump Is Making Obama’s Mistake In Syria: Putting His Hopes in Russia

http://thefederalist.com/2017/07/12/trump-making-obamas-mistake-syria-putting-hopes-russia/

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Trump in 2013: ‘The President Must Get Congressional Approval Before Attacking Syria’

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/04/06/trump-in-2013-the-president-must-get-congressional-approval-before-attacking-syria/

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‘The American strikes [against a Syrian airbase] did nothing for us.  They can still commit massacres at anytime,’ said Majed Khattab, speaking by phone from Khan Sheikhoun.  ‘No one here can sleep properly, people are really afraid.’   Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu described Trump’s decision to retaliate as welcome, but not enough.  ‘If this intervention is limited only to an air base, if it does not continue and if we don’t remove the regime from heading Syria, then this would remain a cosmetic intervention,’ he said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/warplanes-return-to-syrian-town-devastated-by-chemical-attack/2017/04/08/38a5d8cc-1bdc-11e7-8598-9a99da559f9e_story.html

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Turkey:

Trump Lauds Close ‘Friend of Mine’ Erdoğan as ‘Getting Very High Marks’

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/09/21/trump-lauds-close-friend-mine-erdogan-getting-high-marks/

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Following in the footsteps of his predecessors, President Trump on Monday marked the anniversary of Ottoman [Muslim] Turkey’s mass atrocities against [Christian] Armenians a century ago without using the weighty term ‘genocide,’ prompting some Armenian critics to decry what they called ‘capitulation’ to [Erdogan].

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/trump-disappoints-armenian-advocates-not-referring-genocide

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Iraq:

Washington’s — And Now Trump’s As Well — Despicable Hypocrisy Towards the Kurds
After two decades of promoting diplomats and military officers for doing the wrong sort of thing, [Trump] simply lacks people with the imagination to turn a good crisis to its advantage.

https://pjmedia.com/spengler/2017/09/25/washingtons-despicable-hypocrisy-towards-kurds/

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Tillerson: U.S. Does Not Recognize Kurdistan Independence Vote

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/09/29/tillerson-u-s-not-recognize-kurdistan-independence-vote/

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U.S. Weapons Being Used by Iraqis and Shiite Militias Against Us in Kirkuk, Say Kurds

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/10/16/u-s-weapons-used-iraqis-shiite-militias-us-kirkuk-say-kurds/

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[Why are those details relevant here?…]

The Case for Kurdish Independence

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11101/kurdish-independence-case

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Why American Jews Should Care About and Support the Independence of Kurdistan

http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/245669/american-jews-should-care-about-and-support-the-independence-of-kurdistan

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Afghanistan:

Trump sinking America deeper into Afghan quagmire

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/05/trump_sinking_america_deeper_into_afghan_quagmire.html

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Trump White House lacks ‘strategy’ for successful conclusion to Afghan war

http://mobile.wnd.com/2017/05/u-s-lacks-strategy-for-successful-conclusion-to-afghan-war/

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So Far, The Trump Administration Is Perpetuating Our Failures In Afghanistan
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is so far doubling down on a failed status quo, dragging out a strategic loss already bought at a dear cost.

http://thefederalist.com/2017/07/28/far-trump-administration-perpetuating-failures-afghanistan/

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Trump’s Afghanistan Plan Upends His Campaign Promises Against Perpetual War

http://thefederalist.com/2017/08/25/trumps-afghanistan-plan-upends-campaign-promises-perpetual-war/

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Trump should withdraw from Afghanistan

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/08/trump_should_withdraw_from_afghanistan.html

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Iran:

July 2017: Trump Administration Still Doesn’t Have an Iran Policy

https://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/2017/07/21/trump-administration-still-doesnt-have-an-iran-policy/

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If Trump were serious about winning the war [which Iran has declared and is diligently fighting against the U.S.], he’d openly call for regime change.

https://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/2017/10/16/trumps-iran-policy-a-good-start/

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[The next five citations were offered prior to Donal Trump’s October, 2017 de-certification of the Obama-Iran debacle.  The citations will remain here to remind readers of how incredibly bad Trump’s original decision to re-certify actually was.]

Cruz: Trump’s Iran Deal Certification a ‘Serious Mistake’

http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/cruz-trumps-iran-deal-certification-a-serious-mistake/article/2008906

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President Trump made an “unfortunate mistake” by re-certifying the Iran nuclear deal according to former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton.

http://www.wnd.com/2017/07/bolton-bureaucracy-to-blame-for-recertification-of-iran-deal/print/

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Obama Nuclear Negotiator Says Trump Believes Iran Deal is Needed

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/05/17/obama-nuclear-negotiator-says-trump-knows-iran-deal-is-needed/

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Iran nuclear: Trump extends Obama’s ‘worst deal ever’

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39950827

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Because of Trump, Iran will continue to enjoy the economic benefits of sanctions relief.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/05/trump_administration_sanctions_iranian_individuals_while_continuing_sanctions_relief.html

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