With all of the gifts and blessings of the season, I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This Christmas season is very unique, after a year of dread, especially for those who have lost friends and family members to the COVID-19 Virus. We may be seeing a couple of miracles occurring before our eyes. First, a Vaccine, which was created in an unimaginable time frame of 8 months, a task that usually takes years. President Trump recognized the threat and took the necessary steps to curtail the spread of the virus. Then he cut the red tape, accelerated the bureaucratic process, mobilized the pharmaceuticals, and created a team to stay on top of the Virus.
Second, was a major break-through for peace in the middle-east, we have seen one Arab country after another sign peace accords with the State of Israel, and other Arab countries are normalizing relations with Israel. Again, President Donald Trump, along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House senior advisor Jared Kushner broke this log jam. As one Arab leader put it, President Trump showed them, it was better to go around the mountain, instead of trying to climb it; the mountain he was referring to is the Palestinians.
Having worked in Israel in 1985 as a US Defense contractor, I and I’m sure many others thought this kind of peace was a complete pipe dream. Israel is no longer being viewed as a pariah but as a partner with surrounding countries. This puts the focus directly on the trouble maker of Iran, which funds the terrorist groups in Gaza, Lebanon, and Syria. Isolating Iran and stifling their ability to cause trouble is now a real possibility. Ending the bloodshed in the middle east is a miracle that is in progress, all we can do is pray that the miracle happens.
Credit must be given where it is due, Donald Trump is the one who put all of this into motion. Unbelievably, Trump has been able to weather all of the unwarranted hate and attempts to destroy this man, and his presidency. If there was ever the right person, at the right time, it has been Donald Trump, and I don’t believe this was by accident.