A Turning Point in Riyadh for American Diplomacy


by Capt. Joseph R. John (Ret), Chairman, CombatVeteransForCongress, ©2017

(May 22, 2017) — In an unusual event in history, on May 21, 2017, the President of the United States addressed an extraordinary meeting of the leaders of 50 predominantly Muslim nations who assembled in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  In a forceful, focused, and coherent speech of clarity and conviction, President Trump projected the economic and military strength of the United States and asked the 50 leaders to unite with the United States to stamp out Islamic extremism, drive out Islamic terrorists from their countries, and work with the United States to create a peaceful world.  He stated that Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, is behind a great deal of the terrorist violence in the Middle East.

The text of the speech (in the below listed article), signaled a turning point in American Diplomacy, resulted in a $109 billion weapons agreement for Saudi Arabia, and an investment of $350 billion by Saudi Arabia in the United States over the next 10 years (which will create thousands of new jobs). The historic speech was covered “live” by major TV Networks and the international press in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the FOX News Network in the United States.

Although the historic trip and speech was a turning point in American diplomacy, it was not covered by the left-of-center liberal media establishment in the U.S., including the NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC TV networks which blacked out all coverage.

A recent Harvard University analysis of the above-listed TV networks and the liberal media establishment reported that 93% of the coverage of President Trump has been negative, with ”no” coverage of the President’s many successes.  Bob Woodward warned the media about losing their objective reporting, by “binge drinking anti-Trump Kool-Aide” and advised them “to stick to reporting.” Anti-Trump stories in Woodward’s Washington Post about James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein turned out not to be true.   Feminist philosopher Camille Paglia said of press reporting, “It’s the collapse of journalism.”

Since the inauguration of President Trump, the left-of-center news media has been using unnamed sources, making unsubstantiated allegations and pumping out anti-Trump false reports designed to mislead the American people and undermine President Trump.  The media has been repeating the lie that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton; after 11 months, the press still cannot find proof of their false allegations.

Ignoring and trying to cover up the historic initiative and speech in Riyadh is in keeping with the media establishment’s secret plot to mount a slow-motion, de facto coup of the government of the United States by destroying the duly-elected President of the United States for the first time in 241 years.  The media has lost its ability to conduct objective journalism. It has additionally been trying to disable the weak leaders of the Republican majority by accusing President Trump, non-stop for the last six months, of being inexperienced, uncouth, crude, reckless, and an obstructer of justice.

The media releases are designed to destroy an elected United States President working in concert with Nazi collaborator George Soros’s Pro-Communist “Open Society Foundation,” 100 progressive and leftist organizations that Soros funds for millions of dollars annually, and the Marxist-Leninist-Communist-Workers Party’s front, “ANSWER.”  “ANSWER” was funded by the Open Society Foundation, the Communist Party “Progress Unity Fund,” Al Sharpton’s “National Action Network,”  Obama’s Organizing for Action with 250 offices nationally, the left-leaning Democrat Party, the New Black Panther Party, La Raza, NOW, CAIR, the Communist Party USA, Black Lives Matter, the Muslim Brotherhood, The Weather Underground, American Immigration Lawyers Association, The International Refugee Assistance Project, The Nation of Islam, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Univision, The Tides Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Amnesty International, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), American Federation of Teachers, CodePink, The Women’s March, the Service Employment International Union, and The International Refugee Assistance Project.

Republican congressmen returning to their districts to meet with their constituents are facing violence and death threats because of the culture of violence being fostered by left-wing activists, organizations, and their allies listed in the above paragraph as well as the initiatives of the liberal media establishment.  President Trump’s speech in Riyadh, listed below, and his historic trip to Riyadh will improve the United States’ relations with 50 predominantly Muslim nations, strengthen the United States in the Middle East, and improve the United States’ image in the world.  That historic speech in Riyadh should have been properly covered by the media in the United States.

Copyright by Capt Joseph R. John.  All Rights Reserved.  The material can only posted on another website or distributed on the Internet by giving full credit to the author.  It may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without the permission from the author.  


Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62

Capt    USN(Ret)/Former FBI

Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC

2307 Fenton Parkway, Suite 107-184

San Diego, CA 92108



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One Response to "A Turning Point in Riyadh for American Diplomacy"

  1. Don Hank   Friday, May 26, 2017 at 8:19 AM

    This speech was right in line with the establishment line that Iran is the biggest terror sponsor. Every member of ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Taliban is a SUNNI Wahhabist. This sect is the most fanatical, violent and intolerant religion in the world and is being promulgated from mosques all over the world financed by the Saudis. It is also the dominant sect in Saudi Arabia and the sect to which the Saud royals adhere. IRAN ia not Sunni or Wahhabist. It is SHIITE, the more tolerant branch of Islam, which is supported by the West militarily and by propaganda. If we don’t fight this trend to support the Saudis while pretending to “fight terror,” we will all find ourselves in the grip of ISIS. Saudi Arabia will always pretend to be fighting terror while actually funding it and spreading the anti-Iran propaganda that weakens the efforts of the true anti-terrorist groups that have been fighting it in Syria. Anti-Iranian propaganda is the evil twin of Russophobia. Trump is perpetuating the myth and you are praising him for it?

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