Here is the reason that Trump deserves the Nobel Peace prize even if it does not deserve Trump.Ellen wrote: ↑Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:55 pm
Yes, well that is of course, a major point. The Nobel Peace Prize has become such a joke, that whatever one thinks of Donald Trump, there is certainly a good argument that he deserves it. Even, as a joke!
Actually, though, it isn't a joke. The UAE-Israel agreement is not really about peace, since the two countries have not really been at war. UAE, as with other Arab oil states, used its wealth to pay other poor Arab countries to fight against Israel and use their populations as cannon fodder. This was always the deal. The poor Arabs plus Palestinians fight and lose wars, while the Gulfies live their fancy life styles and pay the other ones to redeem Arab honor, by........losing. Oops.
All that losing finally made the whole arrangement seem idiotic from the Arab honor point of view, and even from the Palestinian point of view. The more wars they instigate and fight, the more territory they lose.
The UAE is now about business and being part of the modern tolerant world. They alone of all the Arab states are not a failing state, and have the chance to really become a successful modern state with tolerance and a good international reputation. The way to accomplish this is through the good graces of Trump and by hooking up with the dynamic Israeli economy. Without US military support, the UAE would be destroyed by the Iranians very quickly.
Ironically, Israelis are not even paying attention much to this issue, which is Netanyahu's crowning achievement. The out-of-control Corona situation is more urgent. Bibi is losing popularity by the minute, and soon Naftali Bennett may be Prime Minister, and then the Palestinians are going to rue the days when they said no, no, no..... Bennett will do everything that Bibi said he would do, but didn't have the guts to do.
The original idea for invading Iraq the second time was to remove the buffer between Iran and the gulf states (IE Saddam) and force the gulf states and Israel to make common cause to hold back their common enemy Iran.
The situation has been one of the most ridiculous nature since at least 1979, if not 1947. The Arab nations can not fight off Iran alone and will eventually lose to the Iranians without massive US help. Plus eventually their oil will run out.
The reason this has not happened previously is that the Gulf states previously had a huge weapon against the US which was the threat of an oil embargo against the US Plus the members of the US military industrial complex and the DC establishment has massive investments in the gulf states as individuals as well as companies.
Trump has turn on the spigot of hydraulic fracturing making the US the world's largest producer of oil. But has convinced Russia and Saudi Arabia not to use their last oil weapon Which is to cut the price of oil below that where US fracked oil is to expensive to bring out of the ground. The Saudis are still trying to up their production(I know this for a fact) so as to make sure they still have that weapon. But since the US is self sufficient in oil production, Trump has the counter weapon to ban the import of OPEC oil.
The Obama Admin originally embraced Fracking But by its end, was well on the way of killing it off.
In any event Trump has re-focused Arab pride in another direction by educating the Arab state that pride in not something worth losing one's head over.Trump is working to Make Middle East Wars Middle East Wars Again. Israel and the Arabs states have a much more deadly common enemy than each other. The Arabs live between Iraq and a hard place(Israel) Trump has driven this home to them.
I should give the Obama Admin some credit in this, as wel,l by pointing out how incompetent the US is as an ally under democrat party leadership. Which has lead to :