Why did Trump care about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel?

Posted: December 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

He made the promise during his campaign to whip up his base and probably to shove it in the nose of Muslims. He is a very childish player who cannot seem to comprehend the consequences of his actions. There are reasons that, even though the US has “supported” Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and a couple of presidents even campaigned on promises to move our embassy there, we have not followed through: Intifada “an Arabic word literally meaning, as a noun, ‘tremor’, ‘shivering’, ‘shuddering’.” (Intifada – Wikipedia)

The Second Intifada was caused merely by Ariel Sharon visiting the Temple Mount in 2000, “The death toll, including both military and civilian, is estimated to be about 3,000 Palestinians and 1,000 Israelis, as well as 64 foreigners.” (Second Intifada – Wikipedia) (For an opposing viewpoint, see The Second Intifada: Background and Causes of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict) Regardless of the reasons, what Trump has done is exacerbate an already bad situation. “The president is very committed to the Middle East peace process,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in Brussels…” (Trump declares Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, breaking with decades of U.S. foreign policy) This makes no sense in light of what he just did. It would be like California Governor Jerry Brown saying he is very committed to fighting the wildfires in So. California, and then sending hundreds of planes to dump millions of gallons of gasoline on the fires and the surrounding areas!

Israelis might be prepared for what is about to happen; they’ve seen it all before, but Trump may have just brought that intifada to the US and Americans abroad. Of course, I’m sure that when and if that happens, he will blame Obama.

What’s really disturbing is that the move will never happen. It would take 4–5 years and by then, we will have a new administration, in all likelihood, a Democrat administration, and any and all violence, death, and carnage will have been for nothing but the blabberings of a “moron”.

“The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even the mob with him by force of his personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second and third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most easily adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.

“The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” H.L. Mancken, Writing for the Baltimore Evening Sun on 26 July 1920, in an article entitled “Bayard vs. Lionheart” (and reprinted in the book On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe) (H. L. Mencken ‘Moron’ Quote)

The man was a prophet; that “great and glorious day” was November 8, 2016.

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