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2020-08-13 12:32:31 PM  
Since Trump's gloating about it, I'm going to go with the admin had nothing to do with it?


The didn't go to Jared?
 
2020-08-13 12:33:08 PM  
Who cares? Is it America first, or isn't it? We kind of have some shiat going on here right now.
 
2020-08-13 12:33:22 PM  
It's an abnormal kind of normal altogether.
 
2020-08-13 12:35:11 PM  
This is the first time I've ever seen pure unfettered greed turn into something positive.  So naturally, I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop.
 
2020-08-13 12:35:12 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: Since Trump's gloating about it, I'm going to go with the admin had nothing to do with it?



If they did, it'll be as successful as the North Korea deal.
 
2020-08-13 12:35:14 PM  
Again ?
 
2020-08-13 12:35:47 PM  
It took almost four years but people are realizing that they have to forge ahead without US leadership, or interference.
It's probably the lack of interference in this case as US involvement in the Middle East hasn't been particularly fruitful.
 
2020-08-13 12:36:27 PM  
Ah yes, Israel's perennial nemesis: the UAE.
 
2020-08-13 12:36:38 PM  
FTFA:  "As a result, they added, Israel would suspend its plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank"

Seems like they buried the lead a bit.
 
2020-08-13 12:37:05 PM  
So, the UAE is the first Gulf Arab state to go official and public with their messaging to the Palestinians. KSA can't be far behind.
 
2020-08-13 12:37:05 PM  
Thank you God and Trump for President Trump God Bless!!!
 
2020-08-13 12:37:26 PM  
If Trump did it then I am against it!
 
2020-08-13 12:37:39 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: Since Trump's gloating about it, I'm going to go with the admin had nothing to do with it?


The didn't go to Jared?


I'm also assuming it will fall apart within a week.

And how odd is it that we are announcing and gloating about this? Why do we have anything to do with a peace treaty between Israel and UAE?

I understand our monetary involvement here, but imagine Germany releasing a statement saying "the USA and Iran are going to be chill towards each other now!".
 
2020-08-13 12:38:07 PM  
Sounds great.

Can't wait to find out that a) it's a lie cut from whole cloth b) it was done in a totally illegal manner c) someone's making/giving a shiat-ton of dirty money to get it done or d) all of the above
 
2020-08-13 12:38:34 PM  
Glad the UAE is finally recognizing Israel exists. But don't forget that Israel started it because for the first 20+ years Israel was around, it didn't think the UAE existed either.
 
2020-08-13 12:38:43 PM  

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: Thank you God and Trump for President Trump God Bless!!!


Big fan of the prophecy's of Daniel and Revelations hey?
 
2020-08-13 12:38:56 PM  
I'm assuming they had to go around the US to make this happen. Also I'm giving it a month. I think that it is good news though?
 
2020-08-13 12:39:10 PM  
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Let's just say I am highly skeptical. There may be self-inflicted repercussions.
 
2020-08-13 12:39:17 PM  

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: Thank you God and Trump for President Trump God Bless!!!


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2020-08-13 12:39:39 PM  
Their common for?  Iran.  Good to have strategic options before the October surprise shooting starts.
 
2020-08-13 12:39:42 PM  
They should roast a pig to celebrate the occasion. I hear there is a really fat one available to be flown in from Washington DC.
 
2020-08-13 12:40:37 PM  
Bibi is seriously eager to learn more about that constitutional monarchy thing.
 
2020-08-13 12:42:25 PM  

Armchair_Invective: Bibi is seriously eager to learn more about that constitutional monarchy thing.


I think it's more that he's clinging to office by his fingernails.
 
2020-08-13 12:42:33 PM  

Unemployedingreenland: Their common for?  Iran.  Good to have strategic options before the October surprise shooting starts.


Dammit.  Common FOE.
 
2020-08-13 12:42:42 PM  

KarmicDisaster: I'm assuming they had to go around the US to make this happen. Also I'm giving it a month. I think that it is good news though?


On the surface, yeah it seems OK?

Time will tell, and if it turns out OK I'll give them credit.


The real problem about this is that the bar has been so drastically lowered that successful diplomacy (which is expected from an admin) is lauded as the best thing ever.

If I can quote Chris Rock:

"You're supposed to"
 
2020-08-13 12:45:15 PM  
 
2020-08-13 12:45:31 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: It took almost four years but people are realizing that they have to forge ahead without US leadership, or interference.
It's probably the lack of interference in this case as US involvement in the Middle East hasn't been particularly fruitful.


I have heard israel was fixed about a hundred times in my life and then it falls apart. I assume this is to get the drumpkinfhurhershiathole preseident elected so they can then go back to oppressing whatever with impunity  - doubt it lasts long enough though
 
2020-08-13 12:45:57 PM  

Lifeless: This is the first time I've ever seen pure unfettered greed turn into something positive.  So naturally, I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop.


The UAE (and the Saudis) are an EXTREMELY repressive government. Israel is getting there (I mean, already are if you're Palestinian, but at least Israel has nominal freedoms the others do not, like free elections).

This is simply a power consolidation in the region (establishing, or solidifying, Israel, Saudi, and the UAE as the regional hegemons).

// also, they hate Palestinians as much as anyone
 
2020-08-13 12:46:04 PM  
"We thought that was pretty cool when you chopped up an investigative journalist. Mazel tov!"

~ Bibi
 
2020-08-13 12:46:05 PM  

Obscure Login: And how odd is it that we are announcing and gloating about this? Why do we have anything to do with a peace treaty between Israel and UAE?


It's probably mostly a gesture / formality by two U.S.-friendly countries to acknowledge the decades that the U.S. has worked to act of a broker of peace arrangements involving Israel. We brokered Jordan and Egypt as well.

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2020-08-13 12:46:27 PM  
I bet the Jews are behind this.
 
2020-08-13 12:46:35 PM  
In the CNN article about this:
"Trump said he wanted it to be called the Donald J. Trump Accord."

Christ, what an asshole.

/Actually happy about this development
//Still voting Biden
 
2020-08-13 12:46:37 PM  
Nice gesture, but somewhat shallow. Israel and the UAE have already been low-key cooperating for about a decade now, at least. A united front against Iran is a big part of this, and could induce SA to follow suit. Haven't heard yet whether some military deal was worked out with the US, Iz, and UAE as a part of this. I'm sure Trump believes it helps his chances in FL, and with Sheldon Adelson
 
2020-08-13 12:46:43 PM  
And how does this help stop the rising death toll here?
 
2020-08-13 12:47:11 PM  
the bombs will drop in 3 -2 -1
 
2020-08-13 12:48:16 PM  
They both are nuclear ( UAE jut had their first reactor go online )  It is not that big of a surprise.
 
2020-08-13 12:48:21 PM  

gameshowhost: "We thought that was pretty cool when you chopped up an investigative journalist. Mazel tov!"

~ Bibi


"They all look alike to me!"

~ gameshowhost
 
2020-08-13 12:48:41 PM  

g.fro: FTFA:  "As a result, they added, Israel would suspend its plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank"

Seems like they buried the lead a bit.


Thinking the same thing.

Can't understand why the UAE would even consider doing this, but if it keeps isreal from further farking over everyone on the other side of the '67 lines, i'm ok with it.
 
2020-08-13 12:49:03 PM  

The Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler: And how does this help stop the rising death toll here?


Listen.  It is what it is.  And it's the greatest, hyuugest 'is' there's ever been, believe me.
 
2020-08-13 12:49:04 PM  
There's more to this. MBZ has many, if not more, ties to Russia organized crime than MBS and Bibi is an indicted Russian-backed  mobster in his own right. If a deal is struck between them, odds are a lot of corruption is afoot.

/Read the last chapter of "Red Mafiya" if you want to learn just how infected Israeli politics are, even back in 2003
//Rabin, before he died, was pushing a massive anti-corruption bill
 
2020-08-13 12:50:28 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Lifeless: This is the first time I've ever seen pure unfettered greed turn into something positive.  So naturally, I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop.

The UAE (and the Saudis) are an EXTREMELY repressive government. Israel is getting there (I mean, already are if you're Palestinian, but at least Israel has nominal freedoms the others do not, like free elections).

This is simply a power consolidation in the region (establishing, or solidifying, Israel, Saudi, and the UAE as the regional hegemons).

// also, they hate Palestinians as much as anyone


All three governments are firmly in the control of Russian organized crime
 
2020-08-13 12:50:52 PM  

mikaloyd: If Trump did it then I am against it!


As they say, even a broken clock is right twice a day.  If Trump and his administration actually did do this, then kudos, they have my support on this action, they and finally have a positive accomplishment they can list in their re-election campaign.

That said, like the others, given past precedent this administration has set, I'm very skeptical that either the deal does what they say it does, or that the US was involved at all.  We'll see though.
 
2020-08-13 12:51:29 PM  
how dare he
 
2020-08-13 12:51:49 PM  
But I thought they hated the other guys?
 
2020-08-13 12:51:49 PM  
Gonna just sit here and wait for the other shoe to drop.
 
2020-08-13 12:52:28 PM  

Markoff_Cheney: But I thought they hated the other guys?


They hate someone else more.
 
2020-08-13 12:53:57 PM  
Yeah right.

Trump probably called those two shiat heads and said "Hey, I need some heat on me before the election so you guys play nice until November or else Biden is going to stop selling you the weapons you need to kill each other".
 
2020-08-13 12:54:03 PM  
Wow, the war between Israel and UAE can finally end.  They had unimaginable casualties.  Like 0.

In a list of 100 concerns about the state of the planet and the US, the UAE/Israel concern does not exist.
jared scraping gum off his shoe is just as important.
 
2020-08-13 12:54:23 PM  

BigNumber12: gameshowhost: "We thought that was pretty cool when you chopped up an investigative journalist. Mazel tov!"

~ Bibi

"They all look alike to me!"

~ gameshowhost


Here buddy - got you a link: https://www.quora.com/Why-am-I-​not-cle​ver

/and i fully, repeatedly responded to The Royal Your horseshiat narrative in that other thread, but one of your candy asses reported me for WAAAAH I CALLED YOU A NAME so y'all got all my responses deleted
//you have no integrity, no shame, no honor
 
2020-08-13 12:54:46 PM  
Good news involving Israel? Inconceivable!
 
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