On Tuesday 9.15.2020, President Trump touted the “dawn of the new Middle East” said left-of-center Yahoo News about a signing ceremony for peace accords between Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history,” President Trump told attendees at the White House. “After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East.”
The peace agreements were signed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the UAE.
“This day is a pivot of history, it heralds a new dawn of peace,” Israel’s prime minister said.
“Thanks to the great courage of the leaders of these three countries, we take a major stride toward a future in which people of all faiths and backgrounds live together in peace and prosperity,” President Trump said, adding that “There are more to follow.”
Right-of-center Fox News said that: Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s foreign minister, said “we are already witnessing a change in the heart of the Middle East, a change that will send hope around the world.”
Bahrain’s foreign minister praised Trump’s role in securing the deal. “Mr. President, your statesmanship and tireless efforts have brought us here today and made peace a reality,” Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani said.
There are numerous implications to the deal, some of which are political, but others are economic. The deals are possible, the president has said recently, due in part to the fact that the USA is no longer energy dependent on Middle Eastern oil.
But as MHProNews recently noted, it also sets the table for a significant change with respect to Iran.
This is a useful point to tee up the next segment of our business-nightly report. As regular readers know, there is the left-right headline bullets for today from left-of-center CNN Business and Fox Business. In a couple of minutes, one can get a snapshot of the news that news that often moves markets, from both sides of the left-right divide. That is proceeded with quotable quotes, which are bracketed by two of our three markets at the closing bell snapshots.
Tonight’s featured focus is an op-ed by a “paleoconservative” writer who opposes endless wars that use U.S. forces as international cops or in the service of “American imperialism.” That is quite timely in the light of these peace deals, as it looks at the military component to the international policy discussions.
The featured focus will close on how this can logically benefit manufactured housing and consumers.
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“Peace through strength” is a longtime adage in the U.S., England and elsewhere. It long predates the Trump Administration.
While there has been a steep price paid in the first term of President Trump for the buildup of the U.S. military – Politifact puts the 4 year military budget at $2.5 trillion, while disputing the White House claim that the military has been “completely rebuilt” – nevertheless, a bigger, stronger, newer military is historically seen as a deterrence.
“U.S. armed forces are stronger than ever before,” Politifact quoted President Trump, adding that “The fact that we have this great military and equipment, however, does not mean that we have to use it.” He emphasized that point by saying, “We do not want to use it” – meaning, the superior power of the American military in a war.
With that backdrop, along with the signing of two peace deals at the White House today, is this from Pat Buchanan. Buchanan doesn’t fit easily into the normal left-right paradigm. While he ran as a Republican for president twice, and served in the GOP Reagan and Nixon administrations, he opposed George W. Bush and his father’s overseas military adventures.
Agree or disagree, Pat Buchanan is adept in history as well as communications. He routinely does a fine job of researching what he has to say.
“There is no… sound reason for the United States to continue sacrificing precious lives and treasure in a conflict not directly connected to our safety or other vital national interests.”
So said William Ruger about Afghanistan, our longest war.
What makes this statement significant is that President Donald Trump has ordered a drawdown by mid-October of half of the 8,600 troops still in the country. And Ruger was just named U.S. ambassador to Kabul.
The selection of Ruger to oversee the U.S. withdrawal came as Gen. Frank McKenzie of Central Command announced plans to cut the U.S. troop presence in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 by the end of September.
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A foreign policy analyst at the libertarian Charles Koch Institute and a Naval officer decorated for his service in Afghanistan, Ruger has long championed a noninterventionist foreign policy.”
Buchanan makes the argument that Trump is telling Afghanistan that they will decide their own internal affairs. Why is he able to do that? Buchanan explains it like this.
“Speaking in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Trump made a remarkable declaration:
“We don’t have to be in the Middle East, other than we want to protect Israel. … There was a time we needed desperately oil, we don’t need that anymore.” If Trump means what he says, U.S. forces will be out of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan early in his second term.”
Buchanan then explains what the president’s policies are doing in Europe, not just the Middle East.
“Another indication of where a Trump second term is pointing is the naming of retired Col. Douglas Macgregor as ambassador to Germany.
The winner of a Bronze Star for valor in the 1991 Gulf War, Macgregor speaks German and is steeped in that country’s history. He has been highly visible on cable TV, calling for the transfer to our allies of the primary responsibility for their own defenses, and elevating the security of America’s Southern border to a far higher national imperative.
In 2019, Macgregor was quoted: “The only solution is martial law on the border, putting the United States Army in charge of it and closing it off would take about 30, 40,000 troops. We’re talking about the regular army. You need robust rules of engagement. That means that you can shoot people as required if your life is in danger.”
That Macgregor’s priorities may be Trump’s also became evident with the president’s announcement this summer of the withdrawal of 12,000 of the 35,000 U.S. troops stationed in Germany.”
Buchanan, who right or wrong has previously taken the Trump Administration to task for putting American forces and weapons systems provocatively close to Russia, notes that the U.S. is engaged in Georgia, near the southern Russian frontier.
In contrast to the Trump actions, “paleoconservative” Buchanan shares this take on former President Barack Obama era Vice President Joe Biden.
“Joe Biden has signaled where he is headed — straight back to Barack Obama:
“First thing I’m going to have to do, and I’m not joking: if elected I’m going to have to get on the phone with the heads of state and say America’s back,” Biden said, saying NATO has been “worried as hell about our failure to confront Russia.”
Trump came to office pledging to establish a new relationship with the Kremlin of President Vladimir Putin.”
The full analysis by Buchanan on this date is found at this link here, plus in numerous syndicated columns around the U.S.
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There are so-called ‘neo-cons’ who believe that the U.S. should not withdraw from the Middle East. Arguably among them was former White House adviser, John Bolton.
Some have argued that the Trump Administration draw-down, is a mistake. Time will tell, but the president campaigned on this issue and has worked in fits-and-starts to make good on this campaign promise, as he has strived to do on several others.
The U.K Independent, on September 10, was among the news operations that reported that President Trump said in an recorded interview ”Among the explosive revelations from journalist Bob Woodward’s new book on Donald Trump is that the president claimed to have developed a secret new weapons system…” That – pardon the pun – bombshell – was the real news, not the parsing of the president’s handling of the Wuhan China Coronavirus. Because if that is accurate, it is a powerful signal to America’s enemies.
“I have built a nuclear, a weapon, I have built a weapon system that nobody’s ever had in this country before,” reported the Daily News about that same point. Madison adds to that presidential quote that, “We [i.e., the US military] have stuff that you haven’t even seen or heard about.”
Given the push for the Space Force during the Trump Administration, that is a claim that is not beyond the pale of belief. MHProNews has reported on, for example, U.S. military laser weapons systems that could in theory down aircraft or incoming nuclear tipped missiles.
Given what is known about that laser weapon system, what might be this claimed ‘unknown’ weapon system that the president revealed through a largely hostile media source?
Among the items that might be speculated about are the UFOs that President Trump has teased to Lou Dobbs on right-of-center Fox Business he might be revealed before the general election.
President Trump has been barraged with a nearly endless series of claims before and since he took office. No doubt, some of the claims – for instance, his history of being a womanizer – have some basis in reality. But that was hardly a secret.
Claims by opponents that the 45th president would be a warmonger who couldn’t be trusted with the nuclear trigger have been proven untrue. Indeed, his nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize includes a reflection that he is the first president, Republican or Democratic, in 39 years not to enter into a new conflict.
The Manufactured Housing Industry Impact?
So-called “Trumponomics” and the “America First” foreign policy agenda is proven, pre-pandemic, to have reduced the cost of energy in the U.S. That’s like a pay raise for tens of millions of Americans.
More money, lower energy costs, those are positives for the manufactured home industry.
Marginal income earners could qualify for a manufactured home using these foreign policy dynamics and their related energy implications.
Peace through strength can be good honest, ethical businesses.
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHLivingNews.com.
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