Which peace deal was bigger, the one that trump signed with 3 countries or the one Obama signed with 8 countries?
I believe China, Russia, Germany, Britain, Japan, India, Turkey and Iran signed the one under Obama.
- IsaacLv 42 weeks ago
Got a NAME for that peace treaty that Obama signed with 8 countries? I would think Democrats would have let us all know about it by now. Got a name for it? Maybe a link?
- Elwood BluesLv 72 weeks ago
Obama's peace deal was FAR bigger; plus it's a deal among formerly warring parties. Trump's deal is among countries that have never ever been at war.
- u_bin_calledLv 72 weeks ago
Getting nations to cooperate on a business level is a good way to mitigate ideological and ethnic differences. Many Arab nations have been moving towards finance and banking and away from oil for decades. If normalized relations with Israel protects their leaders' cash flow, those leaders will be less likely to be swayed by religious extremism.
If extremist groups can no longer use age-old hatred to drum up funding from the region's wealthiest families, their ability to act offensively will be greatly hindered. If oil wealth no longer carries the political prestige it once had, nations like Iran will find it more difficult to fund its proxy campaigns.
Quite simply, if more nations in the region profit from peace and stability, they will do more to promote peace and stability. If more nations profit from normalized relations with Israel, more will accept normalized relations with Israel.
Obama's "plan" was to take a page from Neville Chamberlain's playbook and appease Iran to achieve a superficial "win" at the negotiation table.
In reality, several of those nations had already walked out of the negotiations because of Iran's refusal to accept the proposed inspection protocols. Obama literally ordered Kerry to beg those countries back to the table and got them to accept Iran's terms by dropping U.S. sanctions.
If you're a student of history...that's basically the same 'deal' that Bill Clinton made with Iraq....allowing France, Germany and Russia to sign billion-dollar oil deals with Saddam in exchange for the illusion of "peace"...
- SemiconsciousLv 62 weeks ago
Obama's was much more significant. What they signed yesterday was not a "peace" agreement-- more like a financial arrangement. Those countries are not at war or even engaged in hostilities.
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- Anonymous2 weeks ago
Why did Fox News claim Barack Obama was a 'terrorist sympathizer' for trying to pass the same peace deal?
- Uncle PennybagsLv 72 weeks ago
Are you by chance referring to the Iran Nuclear Deal that Obama negotiated where Obama gave Iran, the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, $150 Billion to basically slow down (but not stop) their development of a nuclear bomb, including planeloads of cash secretly flown to Iran?
The deal where there is no independent verification that Iran has stopped their program? The deal where no inspections are allowed?
The deal where even Secretary of State Kerry admitted that some of that cash would be used to fund state-sponsored terrorism?
- Wage SlaveLv 72 weeks ago
Does anyone else find it weird that Trump is so keen to sow discord, panic, and division in the US but mend relations overseas?
I think this is a good thing that Trump facilitated, but I think calling it "historic" is a bit of a stretch. After all, Israel has never been in conflict with the UAE or Bahrain, and has already been conducting trade and diplomacy in secret with both. The more interesting things to watch will be broader implications for the region, mounting pressure on Iran, and the fate of the Palestinians.
- 2 weeks ago
The Iran nuclear deal wasn't peaceful and didn't change anything. Iran was still pursuing nuclear weapons, but had a lot more money to use.
- scott bLv 72 weeks ago
Trump didn't sign any peace deals. Israel, Bahrain and UAE did.