Trump’s belief that Golan Heights belongs to Israel is ‘delusion’: Scholar

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US President Donald Trump’s belief that the occupied Golan Heights belongs to Israel is a “delusion” and underscores the US leader’s mental instability, an American scholar and political commentator says. 

Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israeli “sovereignty” over the Syrian territory of Golan Heights, triggering a global outcry.

Trump signed the decree at the start of a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.

“Trump’s belief that the Golan Heights belongs to Israel is very much a delusion, sort of like [Venezuelan opposition leader] Juan Guaido’s belief that he is the president of Venezula,” said Kevin Barrett, an author, journalist and radio host in Madison, Wisconsin.

“Trump seems to think that he can just sign a proclamation and change reality,” Barrett told Press TV during a phone interview on Thursday.

“Trump is completely psychotic as he goes around like a bull in a china shop destroying international agreements like the Iran [nuclear] agreement…but this one is a very serious one,” he added.

Trump’s illegal move on the occupied Golan Heights has assured that Israel will be in a perpetual state of war with its Arab and Muslim neighbors for many decades, according to experts.

For many Arabs, the decision destroyed any hope that there will one day be a negotiated peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians and increased doubts that Washington is an impartial mediator, analyst say.

Trump’s decision, following US recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital in December 2017, could also tempt other regimes to annex land, undermine Washington’s so-called peace plan between Israelis and Palestinians and tilt Israel back into conflict with its Muslim neighbors, Middle East analysts say.

Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Russia, and some European Union (EU) states were quick to reject Trump’s move, which is an obvious violation of international law.

In 1967, Israel waged a full-scale war against Arab territories, during which it occupied a large swathe of Golan and annexed it in 1981, a move never recognized by the international community.

Jerusalem al-Quds was also occupied by Israel in 1967 and then annexed in a move that is legally repudiated internationally.

 

Biography
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at Patreon.com and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); a audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.

He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.
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7 COMMENTS

  1. Trump doesn’t want to Make America Great Again, he couldn’t give a toss about America or it’s people, he is merely a puppet, a distraction while his Zionist bosses asset strip the US economy.

  2. Does anybody notice that Trump has been pushed & rushed to sign this order accepting Golan as israel’s sovereignty because he hasn’t left any other choice by Zionist powers after the christchurch scenario against him?

    • Trump doesn’t have to be pushed to do anything, he is all too willing to serve his Zionist masters, they are the people who have controlled him all his adult life and were responsible for putting him in the White House. Christchurch had nothing to do with Trump or the Golan.

  3. I guess Trump paid better bucks around for Jerusalem than for Golan. Beitar Trump Jerusalem. We have Clinton bronze statue in Priština, reminding us of who we are in the West and how we like to run things. What will happen once someone tries to trade US-UK territory? Not sure exactly but things would be very nuclear.

  4. Delusion – nah, collusion more like: of the Israeli strong arm variety. Possibly contusional from all the Bibi bitch-slapping Trump is subject to on a weekly basis and typical of just how compromised US politicians are under Zionist/Bolshevik forces deployed throughout the United States. What a way to start the day: a commie under the bed or in Trump’s case, in it.

  5. Its not delusional that Trump says what he says about the Golan Hgts. Its out of fear and $$$$$ ,Kosher cash and lots of it . Its We the People that ARE delusional in living the lie that our U.S. Presidents since the creation of the ” FED ‘ are about America First . So back to the ant hill and keep swallowing the lie ….

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