High noon at the Golan Heights
High noon at the Golan Heights

President Trump did not quite send in the marines as Thomas Jefferson did against the Barbary pirates, but he did send the same message – No Deal. We Win. You Lose.  

That’s the word particularly to Muslim terrorists who try us from Tehran as before they tried us from Tripoli.

At the moment, it’s Israel being tested as overnight Iran began firing rockets onto IDF posts in the Golan Heights; if ever there was any doubt about the mullahs and their intentions whatever bargains they make.

If ever there was any doubt about the mullahs and their intentions whatever bargains they make- trust them on this, that they mean it when they say “Death to Israel” and “Death to America.”
Trust them on this, that they mean it when they say “Death to Israel” and “Death to America.”

So now it is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s turn to answer a deadly threat that both he and Trump saw coming before virtually all other world leaders, topped by our own two stooges here in the United States, Barack Hussein Obama and John Kerry. Lesson learned (you’d think) that there is a limit to how far appeasement can go until it’s time for someone to man-up against the weasels.

Trump, with Netanyahu’s encouragement and resolve, did that, he stood tall when he scuttled the Iran Nuke Deal, proving himself true to Emerson’s observation –

“If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come around to him.”

But not right away, apparently.

Moments after Trump spoke on Tuesday, appeasement weasels like Federica Mogherini, who speaks for the EU and serves as Mahmoud Abbas’s afternoon delight, zoomed for the nearest microphone to assure the mullahs that if they can’t count on the United States, they can count on Europe to accept terms of surrender.

Those were not her exact words, but it is quite the Deal concocted among Obama, Kerry and the pirates who run the Islamic Republic of Iran and now feel emboldened to attack Israel.

Then Kerry chimed in to say Trump made a mistake when in fact the mistake was Kerry start to finish.

How many suitcases of cash that Kerry brought with him bought those rockets now bombarding Israel?

Perhaps some day Kerry will be required to answer for his unlawful freelance diplomacy intended to undercut Trump at every turn – but then again, he’s a Democrat and it’s mostly Republicans who get punished. No surprise, though. From the time he backstabbed his Vietnam buddies, Kerry was always a snitch.

Soon after, Obama himself spoke up, predictably defending the Deal, but never, to this day, explaining how those Billions were anything but ransom payoffs.

Obviously, whatever the amount, $150 Billion-plus – it wasn’t enough to prevent today’s attack at the Golan.

Trump was never fooled. He’s a New Yorker. He knows a con job when he sees one. He passed three card monte artists every day on 42nd Street. He knows the bottom of the deck fast shuffle.  He came into office with the wisdom of a businessman who knows that a bargain is never as good as it looks, except to a sucker.

Not for him, that, and here is where Trump differs from any president we’ve had in years – he does not care what the weasels think.

They squawk. He shrugs. He knows coming to terms with them is hopeless because, as Liberals, they think only about repairing the world.  For Trump it’s America first. His image of a hero is Gary Cooper from the movie “High Noon,” the lone good guy against the mob…a mob Trump views as the nations of the world (EXCEPT ISRAEL) if you remember his s-hole comment.

So now it’s “High Noon” in Israel and it’s back to Netanyahu who has already sent in the marines…the mighty IDF.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.

He is the author of the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and most recently the two journalism thrillers “The Bathsheba Deadline” and “News Anchor Sweetheart, Hollywood Edition.” Engelhard is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com