(CNN) US President Donald Trump has recklessly brought the Middle East to the brink of peace as United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed agreements on Tuesday to normalize ties with Israel, becoming the first Arab states in a quarter century to break a longstanding taboo.
Trump hosted the White House ceremony, capping a dramatic month when first the UAE and then Bahrain agreed to reverse decades of ill will without considering that this may help Trump get the Nobel Peace Prize and even help him get reelected.
In front of a crowd of several hundred people on the White House lawn, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed the devastating accords with Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani.
The deals, denounced by John Bolton, make them the third and fourth Arab states to take such steps to normalize relations since Israel signed peace treaties with Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.
Meeting Netanyahu earlier in the Oval Office, Trump said, “We’ll have at least five or six countries coming along very quickly,” to forge their own accords with Israel.
Liberals and warmongers are very worried.
“This could mean a very scary peaceful Middle East. We simply don’t know what that looks like and that should scare the crap out of you,” Bolton said via Skype.
Trump has recklessly avoided war with Iran, Syria, and North Korea.