October 17 – In the wake of the turmoil in the Middle East, United States President Joe Biden will make a trip to Israel tomorrow.
He’s scheduled to leave tonight and arrive tomorrow and as of now, he’ll be over there for two or three days.
Biden will also travel to Jordan and some other areas in the Middle East.
He and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be doing events, as well as press conferences.
With the technology we have in today’s world, couldn’t the assurances to Netanyahu be made over Zoom?
Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM pointed out, “Because it looks good. It’s an election year. He thinks it does.”
Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM contended, “Anytime he gets a chance to talk, he looks worse.”
Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “This must be a major undertaking for our government, the Secret Service, all of the apparatus that goes with presidential travel into a zone like this.”
Israel still very much has plans to invade Gaza with 300,000 troops, as well as air and artillery on the ground.
Barkdoll said, “Now the reporting is 2,000 US troops are being prepared to be deployed to that area. You wonder, what’s that about? What are we doing with US troops in that area? It seems like an awful lot going on. I imagine that there’s going to be a lot of news these next few days. The timing of this trip and I guess it’s not unusual that a president would go to a hotspot when something like this happens, but you wonder is the timing such that is Biden going to be there that when Israel goes in to retake Gaza as they’re calling it, he wants to be there when that happens? That’ll be something to keep an eye on.”
Apparently US troops will be assisting with advising, as well as medical support, rather than taking part in combat.
However, US troops are also going to provide security at gate crossings.
Jansen said, “Security at gate crossings could easily turn into something hot.”
Ryan said, “I am so sick and tired of you wanting this so bad, you take your pals and the party, you take all the warmongers, you take all the ghouls and you go out. You go right in there. You voted for this guy. Now you get to see this and what else is next for us and what are we facing on our own land here after the southern border is so porous?”
Barkdoll noted, “That 2,000 troops, that’s in addition to all of the troops that are on those warships and when they talk about the gate crossing, there’s really only one crossing. It’s there in Egypt, which apparently opened yesterday. More will open today. They’re talking upwards of a million people that may be crossing through that area into Egypt. You talk about an area that would be ripe for a problem, a million people in a very small area like that. I mean, I hope it goes well. But you can just imagine all of the scenarios where that could quickly turn into a really bad situation.”
Jansen said, “Of course now even more horrific things have come out with the GoPro cameras that those terrorists were wearing and the plans that they apparently had for going into schools and going into places where children were. I mean, there’s no doubt now this isn’t oh, maybe oh, maybe it’s just propaganda. No, this was a horrific slaughter of innocents that we saw from these terrorists. So I’m a little tired of the equivocation we’re hearing sometimes on this. For the president to go over there, I’m worried. This isn’t partisan. I would say Trump, if he was still president, shouldn’t be going into that area during this hot potential time if we’re trying to not have something happen. It just feels like there’s too much opportunity there for someone to try to make a statement.”