Thank Iran and Frackers for Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration (Plus Layoff Fund at 20%)

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Thank Iran and Frackers for Trump's Jerusalem Declaration (Plus Layoff Fund at 20%)

Jerusalem Capital of Israel Trump

Sir Humphrey: Well I’m sure it’s a ques­tion of us main­tain­ing our rela­tion­ship the Arabs. The power of Islam. [low­er­ing his tone] Oil Sup­plies.

PM James Hacker: Humphrey I’m talk­ing about what’s right and wrong.

Sir Humphrey: Well don’t let the for­eign office hear you.

Yes Prime Min­is­ter A Vic­tory for Democ­racy 1986

Don Cor­leone: And if by chance an hon­est man like your­self should make ene­mies, then they would become my ene­mies. And then they would fear you.

The God­fa­ther 1972

One might think Don­ald Trump’s propen­sity to keep promises that he made to the vot­ers who he con­sid­ers his cus­tomers, enough of a rea­son for his deci­sion to finally rec­og­nize the real­ity of Jerusalem as the cap­i­tal of Israel when all of his pre­de­ces­sors failed to do so. But even ignor­ing that char­ac­ter trait of Trumps to see things as they are there are two fac­tors that make this the most oppor­tune time for the US to make this move.

Frack­ing

Since the 1970’s the Arab nations have held their con­trol over oil prices over our head as a club to restrain us from seri­ous oppo­si­tion. Their abil­ity to increase energy prices and hurt the US econ­omy has been a fac­tor for pres­i­dents from Nixon to Clin­ton to con­sider. Only a mas­sive attack like 911 was enough to over­ride those con­sid­er­a­tions and act.

How­ever the Frack­ing booms has changed the equation.

With the US now able to sup­ply it’s oil need to the point that we are a net exporter com­bined the abil­ity of US Frack­ers who have become more and more effi­cient, to add to pro­duc­tion if prices start to increase sud­denly trumps any attempt by Arab nations to push us around on the basis of oil, and that’s not even con­sid­er­ing Trump’s actions to enable pipelines and drilling within the country.

Put sim­ply the Arabs abil­ity to mess with our energy sup­ply is now a thing of the past and with­out the Obama admin­is­tra­tion try­ing to reg­u­late Frack­ing away it’s unlike to return in our lifetimes.

Iran:

Frack­ing takes away the abil­ity of the Arabs to mus­cle us but the rise of Iran and the advance­ment of the Iran­ian nuclear pro­gram (iron­i­cally aided by the Obama admin­is­tra­tion) has sud­denly given states like Saudi Ara­bia , Jor­dan and oth­ers com­pletely depen­dent on the US (and Israel) to keep Iran in check.

As none of them are will­ing or even able to hold off Iran on their own the US and Israel can name their price for that protection.

So while Pales­tini­ans will the Jerusalem deci­sion as a jus­ti­fi­ca­tion to com­mit ter­ror­ism and mur­der Jews (as opposed to all the other rea­sons they have used for such ter­ror for years) the real­ity those same Arab nations, while giv­ing lip ser­vice to these Pales­tin­ian moves will qui­etly refrain from any con­crete or mean­ing­ful action because they know that Amer­i­can and Israeli power is the only thing keep­ing them from becom­ing vas­sal states of Iran.

And with coun­tries from both Africa and Europe already fol­low­ing suit the genie is out of the bot­tle for good.

And that doesn’t even count the pos­si­bil­ity that Trump might be will­ing to cut the purse strings that keep the cor­rupt Pales­tin­ian author­ity in power. Or his will­ing­ness to call Arab empty threats and bluffs.

Trump under­stand nego­ti­at­ing from strength and while he has that strength and lever­age he’s going to use it.

That’s what a leader does.

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You can also help out by buy­ing my book Hail Mary the Per­fect Protes­tant (and Catholic) Prayer and rec­om­mend­ing it to your friends. Using scrip­ture as it’s basis it explains why the Hail Mary is a prayer our protes­tant broth­ers should embrace rather than reject.

Every 1,000 paper­back copies sold at $6.99 can replace a cou­ple of week’s pay. And of course it would make an excel­lent Gift for the per­son of faith on your Christ­mas list.

Finally the math of my now for­mer job is pretty sim­ple. $440 a week comes to $1892 a month over the course of a year. (440 x 4.3) If you divide that by 20 that comes out to 94.6 mean­ing if I can get 95 new sub­scribers by the end of this month. I can per­ma­nently replace my ware­house job and do this full time.

So far our fundraiser has picked up no new sub­scribers will you be the first and break the ice?


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Update 2: Now at over 110% of our goal! Thanks so much also cor­rected a spellcheck error that Steve Mac­Don­ald of Gran­ite Grok noticed “Frack­ing” not “Frank­ing (which is the prac­tice of mem­bers of con­gress send­ing mail via the gov to vot­ers in their district).

Jerusalem Capital of Israel Trump

Sir Humphrey Well I’m sure it’s a question of us maintaining our relationship the Arabs.  The power of Islam.  [lowering his tone]  Oil Supplies.

PM James Hacker:  Humphrey I’m talking about what’s right and wrong.

Sir Humphrey:  Well don’t let the foreign office hear you.

Yes Prime Minister A Victory for Democracy 1986

Don Corleone: And if by chance an honest man like yourself should make enemies, then they would become my enemies. And then they would fear you.

The Godfather 1972

One might think Donald Trump’s propensity to keep promises that he made to the voters who he considers his customers, enough of a reason for his decision to finally recognize the reality of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel when all of his predecessors failed to do so.  But even ignoring that character trait of Trumps to see things as they are there are two factors that make this the most opportune time for the US to make this move.

Fracking

Since the 1970’s the Arab nations have held their control over oil prices over our head as a club to restrain us from serious opposition.  Their ability to increase energy prices and hurt the US economy has been a factor for presidents from Nixon to Clinton to consider.  Only a massive attack like 9/11 was enough to override those considerations and act.

However the Fracking booms has changed the equation.

With the US now able to supply it’s oil need to the point that we are a net exporter combined the ability of US Frackers who have become more and more efficient, to add to production if prices start to increase suddenly trumps any attempt by Arab nations to push us around on the basis of oil, and that’s not even considering Trump’s actions to enable pipelines and drilling within the country.

Put simply the Arabs ability to mess with our energy supply is now a thing of the past and without the Obama administration trying to regulate Fracking away it’s unlike to return in our lifetimes.

Iran:  

Fracking takes away the ability of the Arabs to muscle us but the rise of Iran and the advancement of the Iranian nuclear program (ironically aided by the Obama administration)  has suddenly given states like Saudi Arabia , Jordan and others completely dependent on the US (and Israel) to keep Iran in check.

As none of them are willing or even able to hold off Iran on their own the US and Israel can name their price for that protection.

So while Palestinians will the Jerusalem decision as a justification to commit terrorism and murder Jews (as opposed to all the other reasons they have used for such terror for years) the reality those same Arab nations, while giving lip service to these Palestinian moves will quietly refrain from any concrete or meaningful action because they know that American and Israeli power is the only thing keeping them from becoming vassal states of Iran.

And with countries from both Africa and Europe already following suit the genie is out of the bottle for good.

And that doesn’t even count the possibility that Trump might be willing to cut the purse strings that keep the corrupt Palestinian authority in power.  Or his willingness to call Arab empty threats and bluffs.

Trump understand negotiating from strength and while he has that strength and leverage he’s going to use it.

That’s what a leader does.

LAYOFF UPDATE:  So far we have reached 20% of my goal since yesterday’s layoff.  (full story here) if you want to help us reach that goal please consider hitting DaTipJar here




You can also help out by buying my book Hail Mary the Perfect Protestant (and Catholic) Prayer and recommending it to your friends. Using scripture as it’s basis it explains why the Hail Mary is a prayer our protestant brothers should embrace rather than reject.

Every 1,000 paperback copies sold at $6.99 can replace a couple of week’s pay.    And of course it would make an excellent Gift for the person of faith on your Christmas list.

Finally the math of my now former job is pretty simple. $440 a week comes to $1892 a month over the course of a year. (440 x 4.3) If you divide that by 20 that comes out to 94.6 meaning if I can get 95 new subscribers by the end of this month. I can permanently replace my warehouse job and do this full time.

So far our fundraiser has picked up no new subscribers will you be the first and break the ice?


Choose a Subscription level


Update 2:  Now at over 110% of our goal!  Thanks so much also corrected a spellcheck error that Steve MacDonald of Granite Grok noticed “Fracking” not “Franking (which is the practice of members of congress sending mail via the gov to voters in their district).