On January 20, 2017, multi-billionaire Donald Trump became the 45th president of United States. I didn’t bother to listen to his inauguration rant which was covered by almost every Jewish-owned printed and TV media that had demonized him for the last 12 months.
However, I did read two more interesting news.
- Russian president Vladimir Putin who shunned Obama administration on Syria – extended an invitation to Donald Trump on January 20 to join Russia-Iran-Turkey, and Syrian rebel at Astana Peace talks on January 23.
- On January 20, Cairo-based British Zionist writer, author, and managing editor of the official Saudi newspaper Arab News, John R. Bradley, in a column at UK’s Jewish Chronicle demanded that Donald Trump declare war on Israel’s regional enemies such as Hamas, Hizbullah and Islamic Republic of Iran, as he promised during his election campaign.
Bradley criticized former US president George Bush for not studying Islamic history from Daniel Pipes or Bernard-Henry Levy before he invaded Iraq in 2003.
“Bush, too, was blissfully unaware that Muslims were divided between Sunni and Shia, despite the fact that their mutual sectarian hatred was the main cause of the Iraqi chaos that led to tens of thousands of civilians being slaughtered and the broader democracy project going up in smoke,” wrote Bradley.
I could be wrong, but former British prime minister Tony Blair agreed with George Bush that US invaded Iraq for Israel.
“Strongly pro-Israel Mr. Trump’s oft-repeated declaration that the US embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during his first term in office. Quite aside from the question of international law, such a unilateral decision on the part of the United States – especially if made without close and protracted consultation with Arab leaders – could, at this juncture, provoke simultaneous wars between Israel and both Hizbollah and Hamas,” he cautioned Trump administration.
Bradley also said that moving US embassy would also turn Israel’s Arab allies such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, all united against their common enemy Iran.
I’m at loss to understand why the move would offend Hamas or Hizbullah – both Islamist groups have openly declared that Israel has no right to exist in Palestine for very valid reasons.
In 2012, Dries Van Agt, former Dutch prime minister said that United Nations should had awarded Bavaria (Germany) to the World Zionist movement to establish the Jewish state instead of Palestine. Iran’s former president Ahmadinejad and India’s first envoy at UN, Krishna Menon also claimed that Israel should be in Germany as it were Germans who carried ethnic cleansing of Jews during WWII.
Bradley also condemned new US defense secretary Gen. James Mattis for being against moving US embassy to Jerusalem and supporting the so-called P5+1 and Iran nuclear agreement during his confirmation hearing.
Bradley, accused Putin being not sincere dealing with Donald Trump or Benjamin Netanyahu – as Putin plays golf with Iranian, Hizbullah and Syrian leaders.
“Mr. Putin has embedded his military with foot-soldiers from Hizbullah and Iran to save the regime in Syria – the only country, we should recall, still technically at war with the Jewish state but whose leader, President Bashar Al-Assad, apparently enjoys Mr. Trump’s implicit support as the strong man most likely to put Daesh to flight,” said Bradley.
Interestingly, Bradley believes that both Trump and Netanyahu should be impeached for not saving Israel from the Muslims.
“Should either, or both, be removed from office as a result, we can be sure that jihadists of all sects and ideologies will briefly put aside their differences to celebrate,” said Bradley.
I bet, jihadi Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would not allow his followers to celebrate the removal of either of his Jewish brother.
British journalist and author Neil Berry describes (Statesman, June 12, 2008) Bradley’s fixation on Israel by saying: “Bradley subscribes to the view that even if you were to subtract Israel from the Middle East, and subtract to boot the role of Israel’s indulgent benefactor, the United States, the Arab world would still be a scene of regression – and that, thanks not least to Islam, it is likely to remain so until it whole heartedly embraces western-style democracy and intellectual freedom.”
I hate to agree with Bradley on this one. Yes, Arabs and Muslims do lack Western values. They didn’t force Jews to wear signs around their necks with statement: I’m the dog who killed your Lord Jesus. Instead Muslim Arabs liberated Jewish serf (slaves) in Catholic Spain in 711 CE, and turned the country into Golden Jewish Age, according to Dr. Bernard Lewis.
In 637 CE, Muslim Arab army captured Jerusalem and gave the possession of Temple Mount to chief rabbi of the city.
On October 2, 1187, Muslim Kurd Sultan Salahudin Ayubi recaptured Jerusalem from Christian Crusaders and allowed 40 Syrian Jewish families to enter the city after 90 years.