Trump On Congresswoman IIhan Omar and Saudi Khashoggi Murder
Should a member on the Foreign Relations committee that impacts Israel remain there after making biased and prejudicial anti-Jew comments? Can POTUS ignore laws made to check the Executive Branch?
These are two questions many are asking themselves.
The Omar Situation
If you read Ms. Omar’s bio, you can see how as she grew up how her own experiences shaped her in today’s woman. Her family fled the Somalia Civil War in 1991 and ended up in a refugee camp for four years in Kenya, Africa. She was 10 years old then. She was raised by her father and grandfather. She arrived in the USA in 1995 (age 14). Her dad worked as a taxi driver. At 17, she became a USC. While in high school, she was bullied for wearing the hijab. In 2011, she graduated from college and began her career in Minnesota political circles. In 2018, she was accused of violating campaign laws by using them for personal use to pay a divorce lawyer, for taking money for speaking engagements, and using funds for airline tickets. She offered to return the money on some of the charges. She then responded like this:
"We recognize how these folks are deeply invested in stopping a progressive, Black, Muslim, hijab-wearing, immigrant woman... We know these people are part of systems that have historically been disturbingly motivated to silence, discredit and dehumanize influencers who threaten the establishment.”
Today, she supports abolishing ICE, sanctuary cities, healthcare for all and opposes the border security Trump wants. But even before the anti-Jewish comments that the Democrats reprimanded her for, she was anti-Israeli while in Minnesota. This was a movement to boycott all things Israeli. She supports a Middle East settlement with two states between the Palestinians and Israel. In 2012, she tweeted:
“Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel”.
Today, her comments implied that money spent by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was the primary motivation for American politicians to hold pro-Israel positions. There is no proof this statement is true or not, but this and other comments from her past persuasively show she has a anti-Israeli prejudice. There is no doubt a militant view exists within her against Israel. This has developed during her life as she grew up. Her position on Venezuela demonstrates her bias against America. Omar condemned the Trump administration's decision to recognize Juan Guaidó as the president of Venezuela and other US actions. She said that this was a "U.S. backed coup in Venezuela" and that Guaidó was part of the "far-right opposition".
The Republicans and Trump asked for her removal from the Foreign Relations Committee because her past and recent comments indicate, at minimum, a bias against and prejudice against Israel in general and even more when it comes to the Palestinian-Israeli solution. She is definitely far left in agenda and opposes most things POTUS supports. Of course, one could say that other members on the this committee are biased towards Israel being the only democracy in the Middle East. If this is the case, then her minority voice will be ignored, if it is not the case, the opposite might occur.
The Khashoggi Affair
The facts are all in since the Saudi Prince ordered the murder of this man for his dissenting views of Saudi Arabia. The various official reports all indicate that In October, 2018, the Saudi hit squad lured the man into a Turkish Embassy and murdered him and then cut up his body and carried it out in trash bags to dispose of.
POTUS has refused to officially blame the Saudis because of the military arms deal made prior to the event. But do you really think that is all? Is it not possible that the Trump organization has real estate interests there, whether pending contracts, or planned Trump Towers?
The Saudis are important because of its location and because they offer American military bases close to Iran. But, POTUS has broken US law by not releasing their findings and decision within the 120 day period. They say more time is needed for the facts! How about the FBI, CIA, reports that all state the Crown Prince ordered the hit on him and Saudi claims they knew nothing about the murder are lies to persuade public opinion. Why Is Trump not sanctioning Saudi Arabia?