Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian official, citing Israel-UAE peace deal

Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian official, citing Israel-UAE peace deal, by Jon Decker.

Just weeks after helping to broker peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), President Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

The nomination submitted by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, lauded Trump for his efforts toward resolving protracted conflicts worldwide. …

Tybring-Gjedde, in his nomination letter to the Nobel Committee, said the Trump administration has played a key role in the establishment of relations between Israel and the UAE. “As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity,” he wrote. …

Tybring-Gjedde, further, praised Trump for withdrawing a large number of troops from the Middle East. “Indeed, Trump has broken a 39-year-old streak of American Presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States into an international armed conflict. The last president to avoid doing so was Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter,” he wrote.

Only Trump’s slate is clean

This is not Trump’s first such nomination, as Tybring-Gjedde submitted one along with another Norwegian official in 2018 following the U.S. president’s Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un. Japan’s prime minister reportedly did the same. Trump did not win. …

“I’m not a big Trump supporter,” he said. “The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts — not on the way he behaves sometimes. The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.”

The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to then-President Barack Obama for what the Nobel Committee called his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

That decision made just nine months into Obama’s first term was met with criticism in the U.S. – including from Donald Trump, then a private citizen.

Trump has broken a 39-year-old streak of American Presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States into an international armed conflict.

Trump also came close to ending the West’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan, which became mostly pointless many years ago. So close to being the perfect anti-war president.

UPDATE: There’s More: A diplomatic breakthrough the media would like to ignore, by Paul Mirengoff.

The Trump administration has helped broker a deal between Serbia and Kosovo, two former arch-enemies that were part of the former Yugoslavia. The agreement is receiving scant attention from the mainstream media for reasons I’ll address below. However, it’s an important deal — more so, I think, than the agreement between Israel and the UAE, which mostly ratified existing realities.

The main significance of the Serbia-Kosovo agreement is its potential to improve economic conditions and, in so doing, thwart Russian ambitions in the region. …

The Trump administration’s efforts on behalf of Serbia and Kosovo provide further evidence, though none is required, that the Democrat/MSM drumbeat about alleged Trump complicity with Putin is nonsense. Trump has opposed Russian interests in Ukraine and in the Nord Stream pipelines, for example.

It’s not that Trump is tougher on Russia than President Obama was. It’s that Trump is tough on Russia and Obama wasn’t. …

I think the main reason for the lack of coverage is that the story runs counter to the MSM’s narrative that Trump is a tool of Putin. The MSM staked nearly everything on this lie. It must be protected, the facts be damned.

With few exceptions, when newspaper or tv editors wonder if they should include a story they ask “How does that help the left?”. See if your news even mentions the Serbian-Kosovo deal, however briefly.