It’s Official – President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi Will Visit White House on April 3rd…

It’s on!  M.E.G.A meets M.A.G.A next Monday, April 3rd:

WHITE HOUSE – President Donald J. Trump looks forward to welcoming President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt for an official visit to Washington on April 3.  President Trump and President Al Sisi will use the visit to build on the positive momentum they have built for the United States-Egypt relationship.  They will discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues, including how to defeat ISIS and pursue peace and stability in the region. (link)

This meeting is VERY important.  The geopolitical messaging and value of this visit cannot be overstated.  Remember, President Obama never even called President al-Sisi after his election win, and never invited him to the White House.   As a result of specific Obama policy (and design) their paths only crossed once in New York at the U.N. assembly.

President Trump and Secretary Tillerson hosting Egyptian President al-Sisi and his full diplomatic entourage at the White House is a historic shift in U.S. policy and approach.

Having closely followed Egyptian politics, and accepting there are multiple similarities to our own challenges, my personal opinion of al-Sisi has been very favorable for a long time. I genuinely believe at the core of al-Sisi is a very rare leadership skill-set of a very strong and consequential leader.  President Trump and President al-Sisi should be natural allies.

♦ Immediately following his inauguration, President Trump spoke to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and gained his ideological and financial support for building a safe zone for Syrian’s as they rebuild.

♦ A week later, President Trump spoke at length to Egypt’s Fattah al-Sisi about their efforts.

♦ At the beginning of February – King Abdullah III of Jordan traveled to Washington to meet with Vice-President Mike Pence and discuss aide and assistance for regional security.   Previously, in November 2016, King Abdullah spoke to President-elect Trump

♦ A week later – Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington DC for a very warm and optimistic meeting with President Trump for talks on regional security.

♦ At the beginning of March – Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry visited Washington, met with members of Congress and held a long discussion with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson,

♦ Last week (mid-March) Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with an envoy from President Trump and told him that a peace deal is possible under the new president.

♦  Soon – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is coming to Washington for an official state visit.

Egyptian President el-Sisi has already secured most of the Sinai border region.  The current challenge is to keep the extremist elements in check and undermine their destabilizing efforts.  A big part of that stability includes Syria, Russia and the U.S. defeating the remnants of ISIS.

Under-reported in Western media, during the fall/winter of 2014 and spring/summer of 2015 al-Sisi removed every Hamas tunnel and relocated thousands of homes to create a miles-wide buffer zone no longer useful by terrorists.

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Netanyahu-and-General-el-Sisi-of-Egypt-333-x-248The scope of what Egypt did to secure the Southern and Eastern border of Israel/Gaza is quite remarkable, and they have paid a high price battling extremists every inch of the way.

Simultaneously, as his Egyptian forces were removing the most significant security threat, al-Sisi brokered a peace deal between Abbas and Netanyahu and forced the Palestinian Authority to speak with one voice.   That’s why Egypt was so furious when John Kerry insisted on poking his nose into the agreement.

After the peace deal, and after he constructed the border security zone, Fattah al-Sisi then set up the construct for a Joint Arab Intervention Force.

We have continued to express optimism for a confluence of events, people and activity that is happening quietly, and could stun the geo-political world.  The timing is right, because we view these activities through a different prism.  We review against the backdrop of President Obama’s mid-east failure, equitable misery.

The reality of President Obama’s expressed foreign policy of regime change -regardless of cost or consequence- has left millions of Mid-East communities in peril; far worse off today than they were nine years ago.  In an odd and accidental way, President Obama created equitable misery.

• The Egyptian people, in no way a populist entity favorable to Israel, suffered through two years of brutal dictatorship from the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohammed Morsi.  Their very survival only due to a successful return of cultural and economic stability at the hands of General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

• The Syrian people, again holding no favorable disposition toward Israel writ large, only just now coming out of the shadows of a horrific five-year civil war and seeing sunlight for the first time in half a decade.  Breathing room.

• The Libyan people, caught amid an ongoing crisis of regional and tribal strife suffering through ongoing extremist violence that has taken them into the depths of economic and social chaos.  And before the fighting is even over, Europe is outlining demands of the North African gates.

• The Jordanian people, again a tenuous and precarious Muslim nation, who has watched the most barbaric and horrific consequences from extremist violence in their lifetimes.

The end result of almost all far-left policies when carried out to their natural conclusion is equitable misery.  At no moment in recent history has the choking consequence of a decade-long ideological war left a larger population of people so exhausted than at this very moment.

Think of the nationalist possibility.  ♦ Fattah al-Sisi (Egypt), ♦ King Abdullah III (Jordan), ♦ Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel), ♦ Mahmoud Abbas (Palestinian Authority), ♦ King Salman and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Saudi Arabia), and ♦ U.S. President Donald Trump.  Together they have a remarkable canvas.

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83 Responses to It’s Official – President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi Will Visit White House on April 3rd…

  1. jefcool64 says:

    Egypt has always held such a huge influence over the middle east.

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    • Yes, Egypt is the Big Dog in the region. 93 million people, huge GDP. In contrast the other countries, including Israel, number around 8 million to 10 million people.

      And, here’s another hopeful, very under the radar sign – I just read in Ha’aretz, an Israeli newspaper, that in Jerusalem, currently divided into Palestinian territory and Israeli territory is undergoing some demographic changes.

      Young Palestinians are taking Hebrew language courses so they can attend Israeli schools, which leads them to much higher-paying jobs. Some are becoming Israeli citizens and moving to Israel, joining the current Arab population already enjoying Israel’s higher standard of living, though admittedly the Arabs’ std of living isn’t as high as that of the Jewish population. It’s just higher than non-Israeli Arab Std of Living.

      Furthermore, Israelis have been working their fingers to the bone trying to de-radicalize Palestinian people. They have had zillions of different programs active over several decades. They are already known for their excellent medical care which is offered to all of their Arab neighbors

      It has been a very difficult process, but the Israelis are doing it their usual way – doggedly working to solve the problem one person at a time.

      Liked by 17 people

      • JC says:

        Great post, IFO. Thanks for the info.

        Liked by 6 people

      • canadacan says:

        Unbelievably good post full of nuggets of great information

        Liked by 3 people

      • saywhat64 says:

        The “one state” solution has become the fastest growing consensus within Israel and Palestine. Of interest is the Western MSM almost complete silence on the growing momentum of this movement…


      • Rino Hunters United! says:

        Sadly – the per capita numbers in Egypt are still shockingly poor… and the ISIS/Islamist development has grown significantly since Mubarak was removed (a huge mistake in my mind.)

        Like all Middle Eastern Countries that have Islam within their borders – it is going to take a PURE DICTATOR to dig out these evil cancers – it is the only way to deal with Islamo-fascism.


    • Wend says:

      Egyptian Arabic is the purest form of the language.


      • SteveInCO says:

        When I see a statement like this (dialect X is the purest form of language Y) I always wonder how one can judge one dialect more “pure” than another.

        The only meaning that would make sense (as opposed to just being a claim that “my dialect is purest because it’s mine”) is if the dialect is claimed to be the least-changed version of the mother tongue. And with Arabic we can make such an assessment because we have writings going back roughly 1300 years, maybe even 1400.

        Does today’s Egyptian Arabic most closely resemble the Classical Arabic of the Koran?

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        • Another metric for “purest” form of a language is how it sounds, absence of regional vowel or consonant sounds, grammatical regularity, lack of slang terms, and how much respect it is accorded in areas where that language is spoken. From what I have heard, Mexico City Spanish is considered by “all” to be the purest and best form of Spanish on this hemisphere.
          I’ve also heard and tend to believe that Florentine Italian is the purest form of Italian.


          • SteveInCO says:

            Lack or regional sounds…the trouble with that is who decides what is a mere region as opposed to what is standard? It’s a parochial judgment call. Mine should be regarded as standard, but you speak a bastardized regional dialect.

            If I go to the UK they talk really funny Coloradoan there.

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          • Southernbychoice says:

            And i have been told the Spanish spoken by Columbians is the purest form.


            • Well, there are socioeconomic and historical aspects to this that I didn’t want go get into. Never heard that about Columbia, but could be. I’m not a linguistic expert, that’s for sure.


    • WSB says:

      I exclude Abbas. Same. Same. Same.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Peter G. says:

    I am sensing more WINING on the horizon.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. M33 says:

    I agree, as usual, with you, Sundance.

    Tectonic political shifts in this manner are VERY welcomed!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. jojo says:

    CTH is the BEST out their for detailed information. THX for keeping me up to date and all my friends who think I’m so well informed.

    Liked by 8 people

  5. Sunshine says:

    Monday will be a great day. They have many issues to discuss. Sinai is still not secure. Egyptian economy needs a helping hand or else it’s all for nothing; Egyptians are becoming restless re the buying power and product availability.

    Liked by 1 person

    • WSB says:

      Tourism is all that Egypt has. There can be no terrorism. Period.

      When I studied there in late ’82, after Sadat was executed, and Mubarak took office, the imbeciles were still attempting to blow up ticket offices in Cairo. Orchestrated chaos.

      El-Sisi is the closest person we have to a George Washington of his country. May God bless him. I so look forward to his visit to our country.

      Liked by 14 people

  6. The Boss says:

    This visit next week will dominate several news cycles. There will be splodey head displays and wild conjecture by our media losers and their viewers / readers. Anything to undermine the importance and significance of the meeting will be unleashed, only to be smacked down in a very memorable way.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. This is what is possible and can happen when you have someone in charge that doesn’t owe anything to special interests. Get ‘er done, President Trump.

    Liked by 10 people

  8. wheatietoo says:

    April 3rd…that’s next Monday.

    I was hoping that Pres Trump would take Al Sisi to Mar A Lago for a weekend…like he did with Japan’s PM Abe.
    But since Al Sisi will be here on Monday, I don’t see how that will happen.

    Ah well, I’m sure that our President will be the gracious host and avail himself of the best way to honor President Al Sisi there, in DC.

    Liked by 8 people

  9. This Administration has been anything BUT dull! I’m running out of popcorn and snacks!

    God I love our President Donald Trump!

    Liked by 11 people

  10. justfactsplz says:

    I too have admired al-Sisi for a long time. He will finally get the respect he deserves by the White House. I hope Sundance was right earlier that he will be honored with a State Dinner this visit. I expect a lot of concrete plans concerning the fight to beat ISIS to come out of these meeting. Important alliances are being forged with Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

    Liked by 16 people

  11. fleporeblog says:

    I can’t blame these countries. They must see the election of our President as a gift from the heavens. What they have gone through over there past 8 years is a living hell. They also realize that the time is now. With our Lion leading the pack, great things will get done by these countries that SD speaks about. The will not be like the republican congress and look for perfection. They realize that PDJT is the binding force and that he will have their best interests in mind. For them, this is about survival and peace.

    I think one day a 5th face will be added on Mount Rushmore!

    Liked by 12 people

  12. Al-Sisi appears to be earning a phenomenal reputation as the world’s most constructive leader of a Muslim nation.

    Incredibly far-sighted, decisive and capable leadership … AMONG NATIONS beyond his own people.

    IMO, he’s one of the 3 most consequential “white-hat” leaders on the planet.

    Liked by 9 people

    • WSB says:

      Yes, and the only unfortunate thing is that Egypt was not always a moslem country. Sad.

      Liked by 4 people

      • SteveInCO says:

        You could say that about literally anywhere, Islam having started in the 600s.

        Egypt fell to the Muslims pretty early on, the early 700s or so if I am not mistaken. Before that, of course, it was what today and here we call “Eastern Orthodox” and I believe one of the five patriarchs (Rome, Constantinople, Antioch, Alexandria and Jerusalem) Of course a lot has happened since then; the church split (Rome going one way, the other four going the other way) and all four of the eastern Patriarchates ended up under Muslim occupation.

        Alexandria, of course, is in present day Egypt.

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  13. Bravo, Sundance, for another truly inspirational post!
    You rock.

    Liked by 3 people

  14. Andrew E. says:

    Does this mean we can stop warring in Yemen? Seriously, Yemen?

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeans2nd says:

      Al Qaeda is in Yemen, Andrew. Can Al Qaeda leave Yemen?

      Liked by 1 person

      • darththulhu says:

        Saudi Arabia is not fighting Al Qaeda in Yemen, anymore than Saudi Arabia is fighting ISIS in Syria. Saudi Arabia is *helping* Al Qaeda in Yemen, just like it is *helping* ISIS/others in Syria. Saudi Arabia has now spent Two Fricking Years attacking the major force fighting Al Qaeda (the Houthis), just like it has spent the better part of a decade attacking the major force fighting ISIS (the Syrian government).

        At the same time, the Saudis have been running a blockade with the US Navy, starving tens of millions of Yemenis for the sin of not bowing down to the puppet ruler the Saudis are trying to install.

        The Saudis are always two-faced, and every “deal” cut with them is always a devil’s bargain. For Obama, it was a devil’s deal to help Saudia overthrow Syria and Yemen in return for tolerating the Iran deal. For Trump, it is becoming a devil’s deal to keep annihilating Yemen as the price of giving up on ISIS.

        As horrible as the mullahs of Iran are (and they are abominable), the Saudi royal family is *worse*, and yet we keep clasping that viper to our breast and making excuses for it and lying on its behalf. The sooner we kick the Saudis to the curb and stop helping them wreck the entire region, the better.

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    • darththulhu says:

      We will stop holding Saudi Arabia’s coat (while it wrecks everything it touches) only when the entire West gets free of addict-dependency on Saudi oil. Not a day earlier.


  15. sunnydaze says:

    So happy for Egyptian friends among others of course. They were sickened by the whole Obama fiasco there.

    Liked by 4 people

  16. lin says:

    Lovely very lovely….. ( good article thanks) This is just so so positive. If this is what winning bigly feels like bring on some more President Trump. The world is going to be a better place now.

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      [Democrats never got the memo]

      Think of your fellow man, lend him a helping hand
      Put a little love in your heart
      You see, it’s getting late, oh, please don’t hesitate
      Put a little love in your heart

      And the world will be a better place
      And the world will be a better place for you and me
      You just wait and see

      Another day goes by, and still the children cry
      Put a little love in your heart
      If you want the world to know, we won’t let hatred grow
      Put a little love in your heart

      And the world will be a better place
      And the world will be a better place for you and me
      You just wait and see. Wait and see

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  17. keeler says:

    ISIS is nearly finished as a “state” entity. They’re about to lose all of Mosul. The YPG is making forays into the outskirts of Raqqa. While there are other pockets of ISIS-controlled territory, such as the one in the Sinai, its terrorists can no longer smuggle out oil or antiquities. With no money, their fighting capacity will diminish. This diminishing is evident in the fact that even the Syrian “rebels” are beginning to push ISIS back.

    Like al Qaeda, ISIS will remain a problem long after they no longer control any territory. However, they won’t be posing an existential threat to the Middle East. The caliphate is mortally wounded.

    So while I expect ISIS to be a topic of discussion, my hunch is that there will be more important topic to discuss: Iran’s nuclear weapons program and its regional ambitions.

    Remember, Iran is Shiite while all of the countries listed in sundance’s “remarkable canvas” are Sunni, with the exceptions of the US and Israel of course.

    Liked by 3 people

  18. CJ says:

    Now can we get the CIA and the US military out of the ME before anything else goes wrong?


  19. GREENMIRROR says:

    Probably get some great ideas on Border Wall building too!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. jeans2nd says:

    Mubarak was also recently released from prison. This could only help, one would hope.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mike says:

      3/28 articles in NYT and WaPO are gnashing their teeth over Mubarak and Morsi exchange of prison places andthe demise of Hillary. Obama and Kerrys handiwork.

      If CIA or Soros money is propping them up, it needs to shut off (e.g. rendition/deport Soros to Russia or another injured state).


  21. JoAnn Leichliter says:

    The Arab world and its own government have created and perpetuated in “Palestine” a toxic population, with whose members no one outside that enclave wants to be contaminated; hence the multi-generational “refugee” camps. The Palestinian Authority has never negotiated in good faith and, despite billions of dollars in foreign aid, has kept its people poor and bitter. One hopes for a better outcome, but it is hard to be optimistic. Nevertheless, I do have more respect for the other parties involved, especially Abdullah and al Sisi.

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  22. jakegr says:

    “Safe zone” in Syria isn’t what people think it is. It is just a way to balkanize Syria and break up the current government’s sovereignty.

    We can assist the Syrian government with security needs. But “building a safe zone” will have huge political consequences, and not good ones. All the usual players will be involved in the placement and governance of the “safe zones”, end result being for the oligarchy to break off pieces of Syria into disharmonious pieces so that Syria can never be strong unified state again.

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  23. mdt123 says:

    But but but what about the Muslim ban? Is’nt Al–sisi and most of his entourage Muslims? How will they enter? /sarc

    Liked by 1 person

  24. SafeSpace says:

    Imagine this meeting being held under SoS Clinton …. not.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Pres al-Sisi took on the corrupt MB and won. Just the fact that he survived is a testament to his courage and smarts.

    Liked by 2 people

    • myshariamoor says:

      It’s ONLY thru low-level Moslem TYRANNY (Mubarak, Al-Sisi, Saddam Hussein, etc.) that TRUE (violent jihadist) Islam can be contained.

      A ‘democratic-republic’ in the Islamic world is impossible to maintain & only ends in Moslems returning to their Koranic imperative to (re)establish the Caliphate.

      1,400 years of moronic Islamic bloodletting bears out this FACT!

      ‘Lan astaslem!’ (Arabic – “I REFUSE to submit to Islam!”)

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  26. Ploni says:

    Think of the nationalist possibility. ♦ G-d Almighty, Creator of the Universe (Israel)

    Liked by 2 people

  27. Sundance I love your headlines and sub-heads!😉

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