Former President Donald J. Trump did Israel a lot of political favors. The political ones contravened against international law and were not in the US’s national interest. He recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, knowing that East Jerusalem is Israeli occupied territory, by moving the American embassy to Jerusalem. The Trump administration also recognized the occupied Golan Heights, which Israel conquered during the 1967-war from Syria. Trump agreed on further colonization of the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem by settlers. The Trump administration couldn’t care less when the Israeli government murdered Palestinians and bombing Lebanon, Syria or ordered undercover operations by the Mossad or its proxies in Iran. One of Trump’s biggest plunders was his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. This was also favor for his friend Benjamin Netanyahu. But his last wish to attack Iran, Trump was talked out by his advisers, apparently. That Trump didn’t start another war is offset by assassinating Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani and Syria’s frequent bombings. The support of the Saudi war against the people of Yemen borders genocide.
But what is more disgraceful is Trump’s pardon spree on his last days in office. Instead of pardoning courageous whistleblowers such as Edward Snowdon, Chelsea Manning, John Kiriakou, or Julian Assange, Trump pardoned crooks and dubious figures. Philip Giraldi mentions that some had close contacts with Israel or are Jewish. His closing remarks are revealing. “ Money talks, and so the drama in Washington continues to play out. Trump manages to make himself look even worse with his last round of pardons and commutations on his ultimate day in office. No one who deserved clemency got it, and a lot of well-connected rogues who were willing to fork over money in exchange for mercy benefited. Business as usual delivered by the so-called Leader of the Free World.“ Does the US gets more of the same with the Biden/Harris administration, or can it get worse?