Thank You President Trump for your Courage and Effort During Your First Trip Abroad

FEATURED IMAGE: President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump join King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, and the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, Sunday, May 21, 2017, to participate in the inaugural opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

These images only show the surface of an extremely rigorous trip by President Trump, the First Lady, members of the First Family, as well as U.S. cabinet officials– trying to broker a peace deal for the Middle East, while protecting America’s future and prosperity.

I will add images of the President’s journey through Europe, including his visit with Francis in the Vatican. Thank you President Trump for your courage and your effort.

Someone has to say the truth…

Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Brussels, EU.

LESSON NO.1: RESPECT PRESIDENT TRUMP– Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. needs a lesson in diplomacy

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

The first lesson an ambassador needs to learn is to respect the President of his host country, no matter the venue or geographic location. But Israel's Ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, must have skipped that lesson.

With cameras rolling and in plain sight of journalists, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, showed fragile amusement (including a smirk) when President Trump innocently remarked, “we just got back from the Middle East, we just got back from Saudi Arabia.”  This meeting with Israeli officials was open to the press. And the mainstream media, which is mostly comprised of a few clowns short of a circus, is running loose with the story– claiming that Trump implied that Israel is not in the Middle East.

This innocent mistake on the part of President Trump, should have been overlooked by Ron Dermer, considering that Dermer’s duties as a “top” diplomat require that he show respect for the U.S. President– a President who has made sure that Israel remain untouched under his administrations’s deep cuts to foreign aid.

Trump’s plan calls for slashing the State Department’s $50 billion budget by about 28%. But Mark Toner, a State Department spokesman, announced that U.S. annual aid to Israel, which this year was close to $3.1 billion, would not be touched under Trump’s plan. A very generous aid indeed from American taxpayers.

Israel gets more U.S. aid than any other nation– which is something that Mr. Dermer should consider, before smirking and throwing his hand up to his face in front of President Trump.

Ron Dermer’s fragile demeanor

So, did it ever occur to Mr. Dermer that President Trump may have been very tired? These foreign trips involve a monumental and extremely complicated schedule of security checkpoints and requirements, just for the President to move from point A to point B. I doubt that Mr. Dermer could keep up with such a schedule, considering his fragile demeanor.

President Trump’s exhausting good-will, peace-dealing tour through the Middle East is not just rigorous, but it is non-stop.  For example, the President had to meet with Mahmoud Abbas at 3:00am, U.S. Eastern time!

Moreover, in order to broker the ever-elusive peace deal in the Middle East, President Trump is forced to taste the bitter fruits of more than one thousand years of religious, tribal and cultural discord between Moslems and Jews– and 2,017 years of religious conflict, since Christ walked on the streets of the Holy Land preaching peace and love, for which he was nailed to the Cross!

Mr. Dermer needs a reprimand and retraining in diplomacy– if he wants to keep his job. All he had to do is keep a straight face when the President made the innocent erroneous remark.

As a key host during President Trump’s visit to Israel, it was Mr. Dermer’s obligation to practice diplomacy and show some class.

Someone has to say the truth…

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ADDITIONAL REFERENCE: 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be regretting forcing his ministers to meet Donald Trump | The Independent
Israeli diplomat facepalms after Trump's Middle East gaffe | Daily Mail Online

President Trump’s schedule for Saturday – Sunday, 5/20/17 – 5/21/17 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Ron Dermer could never keep up with this!)

Saturday (all times are local//eastern)

  • 9:50 AM // 2:50 AM Arrive in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – King Khalid International Airport
  • 1:30 PM // 6:30 AM President and First Lady participate in the Royal Court Official Arrival Ceremony – The Royal Court Palace
  • 1:45 PM // 6:45 AM President and First Lady participate in the Coffee Ceremony and Presentation of the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal – The Royal Court Palace
  • 2:15 PM // 7:15 AM President and First Lady participate in the Royal Banquet Luncheon – The Royal Court Palace
  • 3:20 PM // 8:20 AM The President participates in a United States – Saudi Arabia bilateral meeting – The Royal Court Palace
  • 3:55 PM // 8:55 AM The President participates in the Signing Ceremony – The Royal Court Palace
  • 5:05 PM // 10:05 AM The President participates in a bilateral meeting with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia – The Ritz-Carlton
  • 5:40 PM // 10:40 AM The President participates in a bilateral meeting with the Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia – The Ritz-Carlton
  • 8:25 PM // 1:25 PM President and First Lady arrive at Murabba Palace and participate in the Welcome Ceremony – Murabba Palace
  • 8:45 PM // 1:45 PM President and First Lady participate in a reception with King Salman and members of the United States and Saudi delegations – Murabba Palace
  • 8:55 PM // 1:55 PM President and First Lady participate in the Royal Banquet Dinner – Murabba Palace
  • 9:40 PM // 2:40 PM President and First Lady participate in a National Museum Tour – Murabba Palace

Sunday

  • 9:00 AM // 2:00 AM The president participates in a bilateral meeting with the King of Bahrain – The Ritz-Carlton
  • 9:20 AM // 2:20 AM The president participates in a bilateral meeting with the Amir of Qatar – The Ritz-Carlton
  • 9:50 AM // 2:50 AM The president participates in a bilateral meeting with the President of Egypt – The Ritz-Carlton
  • 11:10 AM // 4:10 AM The president participates in a United States Gulf Cooperation Council Meeting – The King Abdulaziz Conference Center
  • 12:45 PM // 5:45 AM The president participates in a bilateral meeting with the Amir of Kuwait – The Ritz-Carlton
  • 1:05 PM // 6:05 AM The president participates in a bilateral meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister of Oman – The Ritz-Carlton
  • 2:25 PM // 7:25 AM The president participates in a reception with Heads of State – The King Abdulaziz Conference Center
  • 3:00 PM // 8:00 AM The president delivers comments at the Arab Islamic American Summit Luncheon – The King Abdulaziz Conference Center
  • 4:15 PM // 9:15 AM The president participates in the Arab Islamic American Summit – The King Abdulaziz Conference Center
  • 7:50 PM // 12:50 PM The president participates in the Inauguration of Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology – Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology
  • 8:25 PM // 1:25 PM The president participates in Remarks at Tweeps 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton

President Trump’s schedule for Monday, 5/22/2017

All Times Local // Eastern

  • 9:30 AM // 2:30 AM The president and first lady depart Riyadh, Saudi Arabia en route to Tel Aviv, Israel – King Khalid International Airport
  • 12:15 PM // 5:15 AM The president and first lady arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel and participate in the Airport Welcome Ceremony – Ben Gurion International Airport
  • 1:20 PM // 6:20 AM The president participates in a bilateral meeting with President Reuven Rivlin of Israel – President Rivlin’s Residence
  • 1:55 PM // 6:55 AM The president delivers remarks with President Rivlin – President Rivlin’s Residence
  • 2:15 PM // 7:15 AM The president and first lady visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre – Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • 3:25 PM // 8:25 AM The president and first lady visit the Western Wall – Western Wall
  • 6:00 PM // 11:00 AM The president meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel – King David Hotel
  • 7:25 PM // 12:25 PM The president delivers remarks with Prime Minister Netanyahu – Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Residence
  • 7:30 PM // 12:30 PM The president and first lady have dinner with Prime Minister and Mrs. Netanyahu – Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Residence

President Trump’s schedule for Tuesday, 5/23/17

All Times Local//Eastern Time

  • 9:50 AM // 2:50 AM The president participates in an arrival ceremony with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority – Presidential Palace, Bethlehem
  • 10:00 AM // 3:00 AM The president participates in a bilateral meeting with President Abbas – Presidential Palace, Bethlehem
  • 10:40 AM // 3:40 AM The president gives remarks with President Abbas – Presidential Palace, Bethlehem
  • 1:00 PM // 6:00 AM The president and first lady participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Yad Vashem – Yad Vashem
  • 1:15 PM // 6:15 AM The president gives remarks at Yad Vashem – Yad Vashem
  • 2:00 PM // 7:00 AM The president gives remarks at the Israel Museum – Israel Museum
  • 3:45 PM // 8:45 AM The president and first lady depart Tel Aviv, Israel en route to Rome, Italy – Ben Gurion Airport
  • 6:30 PM // 12:30 PM The president and first lady arrive in Rome, Italy – Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci International Airport

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GREAT BRITAIN: I’m praying for the victims of the Manchester terrorist massacre 

DRIVE THEM OUT of your communities.DRIVE THEM OUT of your holy land, and DRIVE THEM OUT OF THIS EARTH.— President Trump speaking about Islamic terrorists at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 21, 2017.

Someone has to say the truth…

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JERUSALEM: President Trump and the First Family visited Church of the Holy Sepulchre, then walked to Western Wall

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

The Trump family walked to the wall from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the holiest sites in Christianity, which they visited first, arriving there on foot from the Jaffa Gate. Most of the major streets in the Old City of Jerusalem were shut down for the visit, preventing storeowners from opening their businesses and tourists from visiting the sites.”– Jewish Telegraphic Agency, May 22, 2017

President Trump and the First Family during their visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on May 22, 2017.

 

Reference:

Trump, family make private visit to Western Wall | Jewish Telegraphic Agency

SAUDI ARABIA: Transcript of President Trump’s Speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh on May 21, 2017

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

May 21, 2017
President Donald J. Trump
Arab Islamic American Summit
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received by such gracious hosts. I have always heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens, but words do not do justice to the grandeur of this remarkable place and the incredible hospitality you have shown us from the moment we arrived.

You also hosted me in the treasured home of King Abdulaziz, the founder of the Kingdom who united your great people. Working alongside another beloved leader – American President Franklin Roosevelt – King Abdulaziz began the enduring partnership between our two countries. King Salman: your father would be so proud to see that you are continuing his legacy – and just as he opened the first chapter in our partnership, today we begin a new chapter that will bring lasting benefits to our citizens.

Let me now also extend my deep and heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of the distinguished heads of state who made this journey here today. You greatly honor us with your presence, and I send the warmest regards from my country to yours. I know that our time together will bring many blessings to both your people and mine.

I stand before you as a representative of the American People, to deliver a message of friendship and hope. That is why I chose to make my first foreign visit a trip to the heart of the Muslim world, to the nation that serves as custodian of the two holiest sites in the Islamic Faith.

In my inaugural address to the American People, I pledged to strengthen America’s oldest friendships, and to build new partnerships in pursuit of peace. I also promised that America will not seek to impose our way of life on others, but to outstretch our hands in the spirit of cooperation and trust.

Our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity—in this region, and in the world.

Our goal is a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism and providing our children a hopeful future that does honor to God.

And so this historic and unprecedented gathering of leaders—unique in the history of nations—is a symbol to the world of our shared resolve and our mutual respect. To the leaders and citizens of every country assembled here today, I want you to know that the United States is eager to form closer bonds of friendship, security, culture and commerce.

For Americans, this is an exciting time. A new spirit of optimism is sweeping our country: in just a few months, we have created almost a million new jobs, added over 3 trillion dollars of new value, lifted the burdens on American industry, and made record investments in our military that will protect the safety of our people and enhance the security of our wonderful friends and allies – many of whom are here today.

Now, there is even more blessed news I am pleased to share with you. My meetings with King Salman, the Crown Prince, and the Deputy Crown Prince, have been filled with great warmth, good will, and tremendous cooperation. Yesterday, we signed historic agreements with the Kingdom that will invest almost $400 billion in our two countries and create many thousands of jobs in America and Saudi Arabia.

This landmark agreement includes the announcement of a $110 billion Saudi-funded defense purchase – and we will be sure to help our Saudi friends to get a good deal from our great American defense companies. This agreement will help the Saudi military to take a greater role in security operations.

We have also started discussions with many of the countries present today on strengthening partnerships, and forming new ones, to advance security and stability across the Middle East and beyond.

Later today, we will make history again with the opening of a new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology – located right here, in this central part of the Islamic World.

This groundbreaking new center represents a clear declaration that Muslim-majority countries must take the lead in combatting radicalization, and I want to express our gratitude to King Salman for this strong demonstration of leadership.
I have had the pleasure of welcoming several of the leaders present today to the White House, and I look forward to working with all of you.

America is a sovereign nation and our first priority is always the safety and security of our citizens. We are not here to lecture—we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship. Instead, we are here to offer partnership – based on shared interests and values – to pursue a better future for us all.

Here at this summit we will discuss many interests we share together. But above all we must be united in pursuing the one goal that transcends every other consideration. That goal is to meet history’s great test—to conquer extremism and vanquish the forces of terrorism.

Young Muslim boys and girls should be able to grow up free from fear, safe from violence, and innocent of hatred. And young Muslim men and women should have the chance to build a new era of prosperity for themselves and their peoples.

With God’s help, this summit will mark the beginning of the end for those who practice terror and spread its vile creed. At the same time, we pray this special gathering may someday be remembered as the beginning of peace in the Middle East – and maybe, even all over the world.

But this future can only be achieved through defeating terrorism and the ideology that drives it.

Few nations have been spared its violent reach.

America has suffered repeated barbaric attacks – from the atrocities of September 11th to the devastation of the Boston Bombing, to the horrible killings in San Bernardino and Orlando.

The nations of Europe have also endured unspeakable horror. So too have the nations of Africa and even South America. India, Russia, China and Australia have been victims.

But, in sheer numbers, the deadliest toll has been exacted on the innocent people of Arab, Muslim and Middle Eastern nations. They have borne the brunt of the killings and the worst of the destruction in this wave of fanatical violence.

Some estimates hold that more than 95 percent of the victims of terrorism are themselves Muslim.

We now face a humanitarian and security disaster in this region that is spreading across the planet. It is a tragedy of epic proportions. No description of the suffering and depravity can begin to capture its full measure.

The true toll of ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, and so many others, must be counted not only in the number of dead. It must also be counted in generations of vanished dreams.

The Middle East is rich with natural beauty, vibrant cultures, and massive amounts of historic treasures. It should increasingly become one of the great global centers of commerce and opportunity.

This region should not be a place from which refugees flee, but to which newcomers flock.

Saudi Arabia is home to the holiest sites in one of the world’s great faiths. Each year millions of Muslims come from around the world to Saudi Arabia to take part in the Hajj. In addition to ancient wonders, this country is also home to modern ones—including soaring achievements in architecture.

Egypt was a thriving center of learning and achievement thousands of years before other parts of the world. The wonders of Giza, Luxor and Alexandria are proud monuments to that ancient heritage.

All over the world, people dream of walking through the ruins of Petra in Jordan. Iraq was the cradle of civilization and is a land of natural beauty. And the United Arab Emirates has reached incredible heights with glass and steel, and turned earth and water into spectacular works of art.

The entire region is at the center of the key shipping lanes of the Suez Canal, the Red Sea, and the Straits of Hormuz. The potential of this region has never been greater. 65 percent of its population is under the age of 30. Like all young men and women, they seek great futures to build, great national projects to join, and a place for their families to call home.

But this untapped potential, this tremendous cause for optimism, is held at bay by bloodshed and terror. There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it.

Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person, and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith.

Terrorists do not worship God, they worship death.

If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen. Terrorism’s devastation of life will continue to spread. Peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence. And the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered.

If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing—then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God.

This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations.

This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it.

This is a battle between Good and Evil.

When we see the scenes of destruction in the wake of terror, we see no signs that those murdered were Jewish or Christian, Shia or Sunni. When we look upon the streams of innocent blood soaked into the ancient ground, we cannot see the faith or sect or tribe of the victims – we see only that they were Children of God whose deaths are an insult to all that is holy.

But we can only overcome this evil if the forces of good are united and strong – and if everyone in this room does their fair share and fulfills their part of the burden.

Terrorism has spread across the world. But the path to peace begins right here, on this ancient soil, in this sacred land.

America is prepared to stand with you – in pursuit of shared interests and common security.

But the nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them. The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children.

It is a choice between two futures – and it is a choice America CANNOT make for you.

A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. Drive. Them. Out.
DRIVE THEM OUT of your places of worship.

DRIVE THEM OUT of your communities.

DRIVE THEM OUT of your holy land, and

DRIVE THEM OUT OF THIS EARTH.

For our part, America is committed to adjusting our strategies to meet evolving threats and new facts. We will discard those strategies that have not worked—and will apply new approaches informed by experience and judgment. We are adopting a Principled Realism, rooted in common values and shared interests.

Our friends will never question our support, and our enemies will never doubt our determination. Our partnerships will advance security through stability, not through radical disruption. We will make decisions based on real-world outcomes – not inflexible ideology. We will be guided by the lessons of experience, not the confines of rigid thinking. And, wherever possible, we will seek gradual reforms – not sudden intervention.

We must seek partners, not perfection—and to make allies of all who share our goals.

Above all, America seeks peace – not war.

Muslim nations must be willing to take on the burden, if we are going to defeat terrorism and send its wicked ideology into oblivion.

The first task in this joint effort is for your nations to deny all territory to the foot soldiers of evil. Every country in the region has an absolute duty to ensure that terrorists find no sanctuary on their soil.

Many are already making significant contributions to regional security: Jordanian pilots are crucial partners against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Saudi Arabia and a regional coalition have taken strong action against Houthi militants in Yemen. The Lebanese Army is hunting ISIS operatives who try to infiltrate their territory. Emirati troops are supporting our Afghan partners. In Mosul, American troops are supporting Kurds, Sunnis and Shias fighting together for their homeland. Qatar, which hosts the U.S. Central Command, is a crucial strategic partner.

Our longstanding partnership with Kuwait and Bahrain continue to enhance security in the region. And courageous Afghan soldiers are making tremendous sacrifices in the fight against the Taliban, and others, in the fight for their country.

As we deny terrorist organizations control of territory and populations, we must also strip them of their access to funds. We must cut off the financial channels that let ISIS sell oil, let extremists pay their fighters, and help terrorists smuggle their reinforcements.

I am proud to announce that the nations here today will be signing an agreement to prevent the financing of terrorism, called the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center – co-chaired by the United States and Saudi Arabia, and joined by every member of the Gulf Cooperation Council. It is another historic step in a day that will be long remembered.

I also applaud the Gulf Cooperation Council for blocking funders from using their countries as a financial base for terror, and designating Hezbollah as a terrorist organization last year. Saudi Arabia also joined us this week in placing sanctions on one of the most senior leaders of Hezbollah.

Of course, there is still much work to do.

That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires. And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.

Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: Barbarism will deliver you no glory – piety to evil will bring you no dignity. If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and YOUR SOUL WILL BE CONDEMNED.

And political leaders must speak out to affirm the same idea: heroes don’t kill innocents; they save them. Many nations here today have taken important steps to raise up that message. Saudi Arabia’s Vision for 2030 is an important and encouraging statement of tolerance, respect, empowering women, and economic development.

The United Arab Emirates has also engaged in the battle for hearts and souls—and with the U.S., launched a center to counter the online spread of hate. Bahrain too is working to undermine recruitment and radicalism.

I also applaud Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon for their role in hosting refugees. The surge of migrants and refugees leaving the Middle East depletes the human capital needed to build stable societies and economies. Instead of depriving this region of so much human potential, Middle Eastern countries can give young people hope for a brighter future in their home nations and regions.

That means promoting the aspirations and dreams of all citizens who seek a better life – including women, children, and followers of all faiths. Numerous Arab and Islamic scholars have eloquently argued that protecting equality strengthens Arab and Muslim communities.

For many centuries the Middle East has been home to Christians, Muslims and Jews living side-by-side. We must practice tolerance and respect for each other once again—and make this region a place where every man and woman, no matter their faith or ethnicity, can enjoy a life of dignity and hope.

In that spirit, after concluding my visit in Riyadh, I will travel to Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and then to the Vatican – visiting many of the holiest places in the three Abrahamic Faiths. If these three faiths can join together in cooperation, then peace in this world is possible – including peace between Israelis and Palestinians. I will be meeting with both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Starving terrorists of their territory, their funding, and the false allure of their craven ideology, will be the basis for defeating them.

But no discussion of stamping out this threat would be complete without mentioning the government that gives terrorists all three—safe harbor, financial backing, and the social standing needed for recruitment. It is a regime that is responsible for so much instability in the region. I am speaking of course of Iran.

From Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds, arms, and trains terrorists, militias, and other extremist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the region. For decades, Iran has fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror.

It is a government that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room.

Among Iran’s most tragic and destabilizing interventions have been in Syria. Bolstered by Iran, Assad has committed unspeakable crimes, and the United States has taken firm action in response to the use of banned chemical weapons by the Assad Regime – launching 59 tomahawk missiles at the Syrian air base from where that murderous attack originated.

Responsible nations must work together to end the humanitarian crisis in Syria, eradicate ISIS, and restore stability to the region. The Iranian regime’s longest-suffering victims are its own people. Iran has a rich history and culture, but the people of Iran have endured hardship and despair under their leaders’ reckless pursuit of conflict and terror.

Until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace, all nations of conscience must work together to isolate Iran, deny it funding for terrorism, and pray for the day when the Iranian people have the just and righteous government they deserve.

The decisions we make will affect countless lives.

King Salman, I thank you for the creation of this great moment in history, and for your massive investment in America, its industry and its jobs. I also thank you for investing in the future of this part of the world.

This fertile region has all the ingredients for extraordinary success – a rich history and culture, a young and vibrant people, a thriving spirit of enterprise. But you can only unlock this future if the citizens of the Middle East are freed from extremism, terror and violence.

We in this room are the leaders of our peoples. They look to us for answers, and for action. And when we look back at their faces, behind every pair of eyes is a soul that yearns for justice.

Today, billions of faces are now looking at us, waiting for us to act on the great question of our time.

Will we be indifferent in the presence of evil? Will we protect our citizens from its violent ideology? Will we let its venom spread through our societies? Will we let it destroy the most holy sites on earth? If we do not confront this deadly terror, we know what the future will bring—more suffering and despair. But if we act—if we leave this magnificent room unified and determined to do what it takes to destroy the terror that threatens the world—then there is no limit to the great future our citizens will have.

The birthplace of civilization is waiting to begin a new renaissance. Just imagine what tomorrow could bring.

Glorious wonders of science, art, medicine and commerce to inspire humankind. Great cities built on the ruins of shattered towns. New jobs and industries that will lift up millions of people. Parents who no longer worry for their children, families who no longer mourn for their loved ones, and the faithful who finally worship without fear.

These are the blessings of prosperity and peace. These are the desires that burn with a righteous flame in every human heart. And these are the just demands of our beloved peoples.

I ask you to join me, to join together, to work together, and to FIGHT together— BECAUSE UNITED, WE WILL NOT FAIL.

Thank you. God Bless You. God Bless Your Countries. And God Bless the United States of America.

Reference: President Trump’s Speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit | whitehouse.gov

 

SAUDI ARABIA: Historic Images of President Trump’s Speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit – 5/21/17

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Heroes don’t kill innocents, they save them.” — President Donald J. Trump, May 21, 2017 at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.




King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia


Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud 


Someone has to say the truth…

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TRUMP OF ARABIA: Beware of Arabs Brandishing Swords!

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Breaking all the security rules…

I can imagine what the U.S. Secret Service agents were going through when President Trump and the First Lady walked into this dance party comprised of Arabs brandishing swords!

It’s actually not funny when you consider that nearby is Deera Square– a public space in Riyadh where public executions, mostly beheadings, take place. It is also known as Justice Square or “Chop Chop Square.”

Someone has to say the truth…

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SAUDI ARABIA: Historic Photo of First Lady Melania Trump being served tea by armed Saudi male servant

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

I’m sure this trip to the Middle East is not an easy one for the President and his family. But we have to keep in mind that in all these extremely difficult dealings President Trump’s priority is to put America first and to make it great again.

In this spirit, I send my prayers and wishes for safety and wisdom during this difficult journey through the Middle East.

I was struck by the historic moment in our First Lady’s life, as she is being served Arabian tea by an armed male servant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where in 2008 Khamisa Mohammad Sawadi, a 75-year-old woman, was sentenced to 40 lashes and imprisonment for allowing a man to deliver bread to her directly in her home.

Someone has to say the truth…

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Reference: 

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (report from U.S. Department of State)

SYRIA: A miracle to behold on the streets of Aleppo 

By Marielena Montesino de Street

One of my dear readers sent me this video of a beautiful procession for Our Lady of Fátima on the streets of Aleppo, which took place on May 13. This is the first procession in six years, due to the horrific war. A miracle to behold.

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The Farce Surrounding Comey’s Memo– and what you can do

by Marielena Montesino de Stuart

The Democrats are going crazy. They have a circus on television, radio and across the United States– with paid demonstrators and paid internet trolls, and talking-head clowns trying to attack President Trump by fabricating situations–without any merit to even appear on the comic pages.

The latest farce is based on the totally discredited (and fired) former FBI director, James Comey, who allegedly wrote a memo documenting a conversation with President Trump. The Communists in Washington are saying that this memo shows obstruction of justice on the part of President Trump. Nothing could be further from the truth –and this is proven by the fact that James Comey never reported to the Attorney  General any “obstruction of justice”– which would have been his legal duty as FBI Director.

The Democrats’ double standards are obscene!

You see, as far as the Democrats are concerned, it was OK for Hillary Clinton’s operatives to hammer away computers and hard drives, in order to destroy evidence of corruption and treason. But they’ll look through trash cans trying to see if they can fabricate anything regarding President Trump.

In other words, the devil and his demons, who are threatening and attempting to intimidate us through grimy tactics in Washington, social media and demonstrations– are losing their minds.

This is when they’re most dangerous.

Why? Because Trump is shredding to pieces their communist agenda. 

For example, on Monday President Trump went after the abortionists and population killers worldwide— by letting them know that they will no longer siphon money from American pockets for their fake women’s health programs, which include involuntary sterilization, abortion and contraception.

Planned Parenthood International and Marie Stopes International are desperate, because they will lose millions of dollars from American taxpayers, who until Monday, were forced to line their pockets, through the murder of millions of babies across the globe.

You must act

Ah yes, the socialist elite. That’s how they can afford their fancy, greedy lifestyle, while you are breaking your back trying to make ends meet– as you’re taxed into poverty.

Enough is enough! You can do your part by making your voice heard!

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