Trump now turns over US MidEast policy to the Saudis

Sep 16, 2019

As we all know, someone attacked Saudi Arabia’s oil fields, knocking about half their oil production offline, possibly for months.  As of now, fingers are pointing to either Yemen or Iran as the attacker, or, Yemen acting as a surrogate of Iran.

Trump has been all over the place — which is not unusual, given the fact that he is an ignorant, incompetent clown.  HOWEVER — the problem is, since the attack, Trump has been clearly showing he has no idea what to do and he has no advisors who can help him.

Here are some of Trump’s loony remarks:

  • “We are locked and loaded.”  WTF????  “Locked and loaded” is a term used on rifle ranges to indicate everyone on the firing line is ready to commence fire.
  • “. . . but (we) are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!”  WTF!!!!  He is waiting on instructions from “the Kingdom” as to what to do?  Now the Saudis are making foreign policy decisions for us?????
  • Time and time again, Trump has said he is ready to meet with Iran WITHOUT PRE-CONDITIONS.  Now, he claims he never said such a thing, in spite on hours of video of him saying exactly that.

July 30, 2018: Speaking to reporters in the East Room during a press conference, Trump’s remarks were clear: “No preconditions. No. If they want to meet, I’ll meet.  Anytime they want. Anytime they want. It’s good for the country, good for them, good for us, and good for the world. No preconditions. If they want to meet, I’ll meet.”

June 23, 2019: Speaking to NBC in an interview with Chuck Todd, Trump was asked directly whether he would seek preconditions before a meeting with the Iranians: “Not as far as I’m concerned. No pre-conditions.”

Sept. 10, 2019: Trump’s top aides have gotten the message. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  told reporters at the White House last week that the president’s position on a meeting is clear. “The president has made very clear he is prepared to meet with no preconditions,” Pompeo said during that briefing.