Without a doubt, President Donald Trump’s Twitter profile has become a place of great controversy, and often irrational arguments pointed at his adversaries. Most recently, his targets have become evident in the claims made against foreign governments, especially in regards to the Middle East. Without context of the circumstances that have remained an ongoing point of contention between many in the region, including the Jerusalem issue which has exploded throughout the Muslim world, Donald Trump seemingly has no plans of slowing down his abhorrent attacks.
It's not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries, and others. As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
…peace treaty with Israel. We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table, but Israel, for that, would have had to pay more. But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
The tweets above provide insight into just how irrational his beliefs regarding Pakistan, as well as the Palestinian-Israeli issue truly are, and the inability to understand the context of foreign policy in the region. First and foremost, his statement against Pakistan receiving billions of dollars in aid seemingly disregards the reality that the country is one of our few allies in the region, albeit that Pakistan faces troubles from their domestic policy. The fact of the matter is that the billions paid is not for nothing, it aims to uphold the interests of democratic ideals in a region that yearns for it.
Furthermore, his attacks against the Palestinian people is another example of the inability of the current administration to identify a solution to a long-lasting and detrimental issue in the Middle East. When analyzing the reality of the matter, it becomes evident that the monetary payments made to the Palestinians is more so a human rights issue at this point, rather than one of political influence. President Trump claims that the Palestinians are unwilling to negotiate a peace treaty with Israel, which, in fact, is long overdue. However, what he fails to address is the inordinate number of fatalities and casualties that have been incurred by the Palestinians over the last few decades, and the history of occupation and suppression that has stemmed from the inability to organize and stand up for their basic rights. The issue may not be that the Palestinians are unwilling to talk peace, but rather that they understand the current climate of negotiations will be dictated by two overwhelmingly powerful regimes that do not have their interests in mind, and therefore lead to another failed attempt at a treaty between the two parties.
How about you show us your tax returns before you start talking about who owes who what.
You still owe us that.
— (((BrokeAssStuart))) (@BrokeAssStuart) January 2, 2018
Thank God we have loyal allies like Nambia and Binomo!
— Sidekick (@waldosjournal) January 2, 2018
85K civilians and 7K security officials dead, over 0.1 million injured/handicapped, over $120 billion loss to its economy and burden of 30 million Afghan refugees to its economy, US's $33 billion to Pakistan are just a pittance to what we have suffered #NoMoreDoMore #DonaldTrump
— ghous gondal (@GondalX3tabahi) January 2, 2018
But you gave $350 billions to the one country that supplied most of the 9/11 hijackers. Saudi Arabia has long supported terrorism. But I guess it's okay when you make a profit off them, right?
— Dennis Carbone (@RogueOne1228) January 2, 2018
But you pay Israel more isn’t it? So Israel is far worse for US, right?
— Nozomu Honda (@nozomu_honda) January 2, 2018
They don’t want to negotiate because the US is unfairly biased towards Israel.
— A Bryce Named Bryce (@SirBrucian) January 2, 2018
Selective. Outrage. pic.twitter.com/414RaNbKaO
— Joe (@hopelesslyhippy) January 2, 2018
Why not re-evaluate the billions of dollars you give Israel, too? What good is Israel for Americans? Why do young American men and women have to die for Israel's geopolitical ambitions in the Middle East? Instead of taking money from Sheldon Adelson & co. clean your house first.
— Volkan ? (@vulkaanrots) January 2, 2018
Hmmm…why would they be mad at the US? What, politically, has happened that might make them not want to talk with us? Can you think of anything?
— Alice Ashton (@skepticalice) January 2, 2018
U.S. $38B military aid package to Israel sends a message
— Richard Hargreaves (@RickHargreaves) January 2, 2018
SICKENING detard pic.twitter.com/f17oDhnB5L
— El Abyad (@3zizeDeWit) January 2, 2018
Most of this money is Coalition Support Funds – which makes it payment for services rendered. Not aid, not favours. US aid to Pakistan has never neared even 1% of GDP.
— Javed Nazir (@JavedNazir11) January 2, 2018
Can we talk human rights first.
— aimen faraj (@FarajAimen) January 2, 2018
The US pays Billions of dollars to Israel too, a country that has a nuclear program and hundreds of representatives lobbying in Washington. Are you still going to keep funding them?
— Anas (@anasedbt) January 2, 2018
Are you ready to negotiate half of the territory of America ??
— sohaib abdallah (@sohaib4) January 2, 2018
That means no land at all for them. Right ?
— BYC125 (@BYC125) January 2, 2018
Also its amazeballs how u have no issue stripping healthcare from millions cuz of "high costs" but dont utter a word about money when it comes to giving Israel billions in military aid for them to continue firing white phosphorus & bombing hospitals, schools & UN shelters in Gaza
— Sarah (@saraah__s) January 2, 2018
Featured Image by Getty Images