[ Editor’s Note: The Deal of the Century was doomed from the beginning, as it was never intended to be a “deal”. Trump’s putting Jared Kushner in charge was a dead giveaway that he would be the back channel deal maker with Bibi and bin Salman, with the State Department and US intelligence cut out of the process.
Nothing would be passed between them that was not person to person. The rest would be theater. We may never know what the real deal was unless Kushner goes “full Bolton” on Trump, as John Bolton did in writing his new book.
There was never any pretense of a deal, which our cowardly media pretended not to notice. If the Palestinians rejected a deal where they had no participation, then the US would unleash Israel to put a whammy on them.
Someone forgot the look up Webster’s description of a deal. The Palestinians were supposed to jump for joy over being offered a change from living in a concentration camp on their own land, to a new concentration camp in the desert on the Israeli-Egyptian border where their rockets could not reach Israelis.
They would have no sovereignty of any substance, and would be totally dependent on the whim of their Israeli masters cutting off any and all supplies, including gas and water if “non-Jews” got the slightest bit “uppity”.
But I have saved this best part for last. The “deal” with its alleged $50 billion resettlement offer was to be paid out over time. That means if the payee wanted to stop, it would not be reversible. Even if there was some kind of forfeiture clause in the deal if that happened, how would the Palestinians enforce it?
That is why I wanted to give this charade a new name in honor of our reality show President, the “Un-deal of the Century”. Yes, I know that it is not a real word, but I just made it up, as what good is a language if you can’t add a few words now and then? Let me know what you think in the comments… Jim W. Dean ]
– First aired … January 31, 2020 –
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