About that sinister pic of Trump touching a glowing orb

A photograph of President Trump in Saudi Arabia with his hands on a glowing orb is making a buzz online.

Here’s the explanation from Australia’s ABC, May 21, 2017:

Mr Trump, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman gathered around a luminescent sphere, in a tableau which drew comparisons to scenes from Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter on social media.

But no, this isn’t the Eye of Sauron or some gadget from Dumbledore’s study.

During his first presidential trip to Saudi Arabia, Mr Trump, along with King Salman and Mr el-Sisi, were opening the new Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology.

The simultaneous touching of the ornamental globe signified the official start to the facility’s operations, and appears to have been intended as a gesture of solidarity for peace and shared values.

The centre has employed data analysts from across the world to monitor and analyse extremist propaganda and communications on both traditional and online platforms.

The opening of the centre followed Mr Trump’s major speech in which he called on Middle Eastern leaders to combat a “crisis of Islamic extremism” emanating from the region.

Mr Trump received a warm welcome from Arab leaders who have set aside his past campaign rhetoric, instead focusing on his desire to crack down on Iran.

In 2016 Mr Trump declared that “Islam hates us”.

But on Sunday, standing before dozens of Muslim world leaders, he said Islam was “one of the world’s great faiths”.

So, nothing sinister there — although the pic will be good fodder for a FOTM Caption Contest.  😉


11 responses to “About that sinister pic of Trump touching a glowing orb

  1. The Saudis are greedy, sadistic devils, and it shows. And Islam is evil. So the combination of the two looks pretty bad when lit up by an occult-looking crystal ball. Poor President Trump! This is one photo he should never have appeared in, imho.

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  3. Trump put the ball in the Saudi’s court didn’t he?

    Can’t wait to hear what pope commie’s take is on all of this.

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  4. Truman backs the establishment of the State of Israel in Palestine.
    The House of Saud funds the Wahhabi ideology, and unleashes it.
    Now, just in time, a “Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology.”
    Rather Hegelian.
    So, WHO decides the definition of ‘extremist ideology’, this week, pray tell?

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  5. The sinister part is where sauds purport to be fighting terrorism when they export and fund it. Kinda like Iran and Turkey. Oh and the gulf states.

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  6. Mick Hartzell

    Dollar to a donut that this is a photoshop job.


  7. Don’t forget: in islam, if you are trying to defeat your enemies, lying is perfectly ok. Trump may be “lying” to the Saudis to win their confidence. Trump is a player and one that has as his goal, winning. Don’t underestimate him. And don’t write him off as the lame stream media would have you do. You do what you need to do. Like Karate, you use your opponent’s own strengths to defeat them. Pay attention. Trump’s not stupid. He’s crazy. Like a Fox.

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  8. I wasn’t thrilled about the Saudies spending $Millions on our weapons when 1) they could be used against us or our allies
    2) it’s chump change from their oil sales
    3) it’s buying our allegiance with them
    Or so it might appear…


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