The White House announced Thursday that U.S. forces took out Qasim al-Rimi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Yemen and a top deputy to Al-Qaeda’s “supreme leader” Ayman al-Zawahiri. Al-Rimi is at least the fourth major terrorist leader taken out by the Trump administration and our tremendous warriors.
The Trump economy continues to defy all expectations. Last month, 225,000 new jobs were created, greatly exceeding the 158,000 predicted by most economists. Wages also rose more than expected.
For years, the so-called “experts” told us that just 125,000 to 150,000 new jobs each month was the “new normal” and the best we could hope for. These same “experts” blasted President Trump for cracking down on illegal immigration because we supposedly needed more workers. Well, there are clearly plenty of Americans still looking for work and willing to work.
By the way, House Democrats Thursday passed a bill allowing illegal immigrants to sue their employers for damages, while also allowing labor unions to recruit illegal immigrants as members. Just another example of the left putting American workers last. Thankfully, this bill is DOA in the Senate.
In other news, a federal appeals court dismissed another frivolous case filed by House Democrats against President Trump’s businesses.
And finally, one of the president’s primary opponents dropped out Thursday.
Donald Trump is committed to testing his claim that we would “get tired of winning” under his presidency. Just speaking for myself, there’s a long away to go before I get tired of it!
In the meantime, enjoy this video. It is a good reminder of what America is all about and a great ad for Donald Trump!
Romney the Righteous
Ponder this: Mitt Romney went to the floor of the Senate to congratulate himself for his moral superiority because he voted to convict an innocent man. In my view, he’s not much better than “Pete the Pious.”
The Ayatollah’s “Final Solution”
As you know, President Trump recently proposed a bold peace plan that envisions a strong and secure Israel, as well as a free and economically thriving Palestinian state. While no one in the Middle East wants peace more than Israelis, sadly, there are many who do not want peace with the Jewish state or even a piece of it.
This week, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, vowed to resist the president’s peace plan and to continue supporting terrorism against the “Zionist entity." Khamenei declared:
What is the remedy [to the Trump plan]? The remedy is bold resistance. The Palestinian nation, personages and organizations should force out the Zionists and the U.S. with their selfless Jihad. This is the only effective solution…
Of course, I believe that the Palestinian armed organizations are going to resist; they will continue the resistance. The solution is resistance…
We, the system of the Islamic Republic, consider it to be our duty to support the Palestinian resistance groups. We are going to support them, as much as we can and with all the means at our disposal.
This is the real obstacle to peace in the Middle East, not homes for Jews in Judea and Samaria. Iran, not Israel, is the source of virtually all the chaos and instability in the Middle East.
Iran is funding Hamas, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad. Iran is propping up Assad in Syria and supporting the militias that are butchering innocent Iraqis. Iran is backing the Houthi rebels in Yemen.
While I applaud efforts to negotiate peace between Israel and the Palestinians, too often the West has misdirected its focus by asking Israel to make concessions. But Israel isn’t the problem.
The Iranian regime is not interested in peace, and it will not allow Palestinians to make peace with Israel. The ayatollah has repeatedly called for his own "final solution” — a second Holocaust through the “annihilation” of the Jewish state. And that is why the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure campaign” against the ayatollah’s regime is so vital.
If the Islamic Republic of Iran ends its state sponsorship of terrorism and ends its expansionist ambitions, then and only then may there be a real chance for peace in the Middle East.