Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Psychology, Medicine, Science, Politics, Oppression, Integrity, Philosophy, Jews

Is Trump more owned by Saudi Arabia than by Russia?

Ever since most of the September 11 hijackers turned out Saudis, US right-wing leaders have looked funny for being warm towards SA.

And not only right-wingers.

Meanwhile, US First Son-in-law has a bromance with the SA Crown Prince, who, reportedly, said having the US Crown-Prince in his pocket.

This relationship could be too close for comfort now a journalist who has been highlighting that SA’s flirtation with modernity and social reforms are just cosmetic, allegedly was ordered murdered by the SA royal. If true, that would be proof enough that really nothing has changed.

Realistic suspicion only hints at one option (murder) but so far, there are many rumors and few public facts about what happened to the journalist. It is unclear if SA assisting Turkey in this investigation is going to help or hinder. (How strange is this. Just imagine a crime family being welcomed by the police to jointly investigate murder allegations against it. More likely, so, is that Turkey only wants SA to cooperate with it.)

Turkey may have gotten itself in trouble too with a likely lie of having a tape of the journalist’s murder. When later there is no such recording, is that because they chummed up with SA or was it a lie all along?

But also the US “royal” may be in social trouble now it seems that, though making hundreds of millions a year, through legal loopholes, he has been able to avoid paying taxes for years. Loopholes that his father-in-law’s administration just enlarged.  (Different from the Trumps who for decades also avoided paying tax but partly through fraud, allegedly.)

So, Trump had no choice than to promise to “severely punish” the SA Crown Prince, if this were found to be true – which is Trumpian for not doing anything. (Trump, being the showman that he is, covers up this trouble with a success story of freeing a Turkey-held pastor.)

This should not worry the SA Crown Prince. Kushner could stay away until all is forgotten. But, fortunately, Trump’s fury has plummeted SA’s currency. SA threats against those speaking badly about SA isn’t helping.

So, what is the spin going to be? How will the truth be blurred? Who’s going to be scapegoated? How will they try to distract us?

Against Iran, even badly behaving friends are welcome. The question is though, is Trump’s mildness on SA political, or is there a personal component to his rush to forgive? In reality, Trump, both as private businessman and as US president, has deep financial ties with SA.

So, shouldn’t we be so more worried about this US Administration having sold its soul to SA than to Russia (also not such sweethearts), having found it in so many compromising positions with the latter?

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust survivors who met in the largest concentration camp in the Netherlands, Westerbork, and holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam). He taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's a vegan for 8 years now. * His most influential teachers (chronologically) are: his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach and lehavdiel bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo and Rav Zev Leff. * Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years he wrote hasbara for the Dutch public. His fields of attention now are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science, Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism - more than leftwing or rightwing, he hopes to highlight Truth), Oppression and Liberation (intersectionally, for young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, GLBTQAI, foreigners and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Many people can't understand or like him because he has such a wide vision that he never fits any specialist's box. But that exactly what others love about him. Many of his posts relate to affairs from the news or the Torah Portion of the Week or are new insights that suddenly befell him. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, reassure the doubters but make the self-assured doubt more. He strives to bring a fresh perspective rather than bore you with the obvious. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds must be disputed. In short, his main political positions are: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, democracy, anti the fake peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, Science, Free Will, anti blaming-the-victim and for down-to-earth optimism. Read his blog how he attempts to bridge any discrepancies. He admits sometimes exaggerating to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quit a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * His writing has been made possible by an allowance for second generation Holocaust survivors from the Netherlands. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. He had three times 9-out-of-10 for Dutch at his high school finals but is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew - how ironic. G-d must have a fine sense of humor. In case you wonder - yes, he is a bit dyslectic. November 13, 2018, he published his 500st blog post with the ToI. * He likes doing age-appropriate and age-inappropriate things and looks forward to getting to know his timeless mature out-of-the-box soul mate. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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