by Jack Watts
In international politics, occasionally an intended policy has the exact opposite outcome to the one intended. Take President Obama’s love for Iran and his antipathy for Israel, for instance. Obama did everything in his considerable power to undermine Israel, while going out of his way to provide support for the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Although the fawning media in the USA refused to find fault with Obama’s pro-Shia Iranian policies, the Saudi Arabians, who are Sunni, realized just how vulnerable a nuclear Iran would be. The last thing any Sunni wants is to be dominated by a Shia Muslim, which is what Obama’s policies fostered.
This is why Trump, when he became President, made his first state visit to Saudi Arabia. It signaled a complete reversal in foreign policy for the United States. Trump’s favoritism for the Sunni Saudi Arabians is now paying off—big time.
The Saudi Arabian Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, heir-apparent to the throne, has just recognized Israel’s right to exist for the first time. This is huge.
In an interview with The Atlantic, the Crown Prince said, “I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation. I believe the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land.” This is a complete reversal for the Saudis.
While the Iranians focus on becoming nuclear and spreading terrorism, the Saudis are busy normalizing relations with Israel. The Israelis already have a nuclear arsenal, although unannounced. If the Saudis support Israel against the Iranians, this changes the balance of power in the Middle East completely.
This was the last thing Obama wanted to do, but it is what is happening. Although Trump will not be given credit for any of this by our media, his leadership has made all the difference.