President Trump Touts Israel-Bahrain Agreement

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home. Andrew is the host of Heard Tell podcast.

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  1. Jaybird says:

    Presidents have gotten Peace Prizes for less.Report

  2. Aaron David says:

    President Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for helping broker a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, according to a report.

    Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament and chairman of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, submitted the nomination, Fox News reported.

    “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News.

  3. Does anyone know if there’s a side deal coming where they pledge not to dismember American reporters with a bone saw?Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Mike Schilling says:

      Not being able to tell the difference between Saudi Arabia and the other countries in the region is why we invaded Iraq 18 years ago.Report

      • Mike Schilling in reply to Jaybird says:

        It seems like an area of international relations that could be explored. For instance, is murdering an American an unfriendly act, and if so, wouldn’t there be consequences?Report

        • Jaybird in reply to Mike Schilling says:

          Are we not all Americans?

          Even the people who only live in America without becoming a citizen?

          How’s this? We’ll kill someone completely unrelated to Saudi Arabia in retaliation, how’s that?Report

          • Mike Schilling in reply to Jaybird says:

            “Living in” + “working in”= “completely unrelated to”?

            I mean, in Saudi Arabia, sure. Kill one of their “guest workers” and probably at most you’d pay a small fine for the inconvenience to their employer. But, you know, the spend hundreds of billions of imaginary dollars here, so whatever.Report

            • Jaybird in reply to Mike Schilling says:

              If you’d rather we kill people than establish peace deals, I completely understand. (Hey, it’s the anniversary of many of us really wanting a lot of people to die.)

              Trump really, really messed this one up.

              He could have had Mohammed bin Salman garroted and gotten cheers from pretty much everybody.

              Woulda coulda shoulda.

              But the deal with Bahrain is still pretty good, I guess.Report

        • Aaron David in reply to Mike Schilling says:

          For instance, is murdering an American an unfriendly act, and if so, wouldn’t there be consequences?

          Maybe we should ask Obama that?Report

          • George Turner in reply to Aaron David says:

            I think the real crime was the murder of the nephew of one of the world’s largest international arms dealers, (who in the 1980’s was worth $10 billion in 2020 dollars). The “journalist ” nephew pushed for Saudi Arabia to become an ally of the Muslim Brotherhood, the parent of al Qaeda, al Nusra, and ISIS. Of course that probably made him one of the least anti-American writers that the Washington Post employs.Report