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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 10:38 PM

Crazy excerpt from "Kushner, Inc." regarding Israeli-Gulf Arab "Grand Bargain", Russia, and Iran.

Kushner continued taking meetings with foreigners that would draw major scrutiny when they later came to light. On December 1, the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, met in Trump Tower with both Flynn and Kushner. According to a statement later delivered by Kushner to congressional investigators, they discussed Syria, where the regime of Bashar al-Assad is supported by both Iran and Russia, which has military bases there.

Kislyak had asked for a secure way to allow his “generals” to communicate with Flynn about Syria. Kushner had suggested using the secure facilities in the Russian embassy. This notion was met with fierce condemnation from Congress when it heard about the meeting months later while probing into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign. Intelligence analysts were appalled.

Kushner probably felt emboldened to do this because of a new so-called “grand bargain” that was being negotiated between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince MBZ, and Saudi Arabia’s heir apparent, Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Because Obama had cut each of their countries out of the Iran nuclear deal negotiations, which they had opposed, the Palestinian dispute, which had always divided the Israelis from the Arabs, was now secondary to a far more pressing concern that united them: Iran. This new alliance believed that a cooling of animosity between the U.S. and Russia was critical in pushing Iran out of Syria.

This was not a view endorsed by many Middle East experts in the U.S. Bruce Riedel, a former CIA officer and an expert on policy in the region, explained, “The Iranians regard Syria as their single most important ally in the world, and they’re not going to abandon the Syrians, and they’re not going to leave. Bashar Assad needs the Iranians. He needs Hezbollah [the Iran-backed militant group based in Lebanon]. He needs the various Shia militias that the Iranians recruit for him in Afghanistan and Pakistan. I think this is a fantasy foreign policy, which is something that Bibi Netanyahu has long indulged in.”

from Kushner, Inc., Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump
by Vicky Ward

Pages 80-81.

And I don't think Putin is going to abandon either Syria or Iran...these fucking goons.

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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 10:42 PM

1. Foreign policy based on deal-making...

... instead of principles and long-term interests always leads to disaster.

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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 10:45 PM

2. PERSONAL deal-making. These people are enriching themselves and their sycophants.

Government and diplomacy as merely a series of opportunities for personal profit. Just the way the Trump and Kushners like it.

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Response to NacLeeFF (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 10:48 PM

3. Yup. This is a level worse than Iran-Contra's dealmaking

They were mostly trying to finance other foreign policy with the dark money part of it.

As with all things Trump, it's all about his own mob family's profit.

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