To hear the Democrat-aligned media tell it, President Donald Trump is a loose cannon, a reckless warmonger whose tough rhetoric will cause more conflicts to start that will inevitably lead to countless unnecessary deaths.
What they don’t tell you is that Trump has actually been making great strides to prevent the outbreak of new conflicts, and could very well have prevented a new war from starting in the Persian Gulf, according to Bloomberg.
A report indicated that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had been prepared to engage in military operations against Qatar, who they accuse of supporting Iran and Islamist terrorists, but backed off after being warned by Trump of the potential consequences of their actions, particularly that such a conflict would only serve to benefit Iran.
Recall Trump’s visit to the Middle East shortly after taking office, when he implored Arab and Muslim nations to do more to combat terrorism. In the wake of that visit, Saudi Arabia was joined by the U.A.E., Bahrain, and Egypt in confronting Qatar over their financial support for terrorists and the Iranian regime, accusations the Qataris deny.
Trump initially backed that pressure campaign, but, given that America’s largest military base in the region is located in Qatar and the potential of increased instability due to conflict, has since seemingly joined with Kuwait in attempting to mediate a peaceful solution.
To be sure, Trump denied intervening in a potential strike against Qatar by the Saudis and U.A.E. when asked by a reporter on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting, and both the Saudis and Emiratis have denied ever even considering the use of military force against Qatar.
Meanwhile, Reuters reported that in his address to the U.N., Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani called for “unconditional dialogue” to bring an end to the dispute — dialogue that would be based upon a “mutual respect for sovereignty.”
Following al-Thani’s address to the U.N., he sat down for bilateral talks with Trump and stated, “we have a problem with our neighbors,” but, with Trump’s assistance, “hopefully we can find a solution for this problem.”
For his part, Trump indicated that the dispute could be drawing to an end, and told reporters, “We are right now in a situation where we’re trying to solve a problem in the Middle East and I think we’ll get it solved. I have a very strong feeling that it will be solved pretty quickly,” according to Al-Arabiya.
So, there you have it. The purported warmonger Trump, who in the liberal media’s eyes can’t wait to drop bombs, shoot off missiles, and launch invasion forces, has instead prevented a new war from breaking out and seems poised to settle an ongoing dispute in the Middle East — all without a single shot being fired.
(via: Conservative Tribune)