Last month, former President Donald Trump warned about terror attacks in the Middle East after President Joe Biden released $6 billion in frozen oil revenues to Iran, with Saturday’s attacks seemingly acting as a fulfillment of that warning.
“[One] month ago Trump predicted the $6 Billion that Biden gave Iran would be used for terror attacks across the Middle East and specifically kidnapping,” conservative Jack Posobiec posted on X, which included a screenshot of Trump’s prediction from Truth Social. “This is exactly what we are seeing in Israel this morning.”
1 month ago Trump predicted the $6 Billion that Biden gave Iran would be used for terror attacks across the Middle East and specifically kidnapping— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 7, 2023
This is exactly what we are seeing in Israel this morning pic.twitter.com/ao2avPQrll
After Hamas’ surprise attack on Israel where rockets were fired on Israeli military personnel and civilians alike and a force of fighters kidnapped and murdered Israelis, the prediction popped up on multiple fronts.
Hamas, an Islamic terrorist group funded in part by Iran, launched the attack on the holiday of Simchat Torah and on Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest observed by many in Israel.
In early September, Biden released the $6 billion to Iran in exchange for the release of five American prisoners that had been detained in the country for years.
Trump’s post, which was published on September 11, said, “Can you believe that Crooked Joe Biden is giving $6 Billion to the terrorist regime in Iran? That money [will] be used for terrorism all over the Middle East, and, indeed, the World. This incompetent FOOL is absolutely destroying America. He had the audacity to announce this terrible deal today, September 11th.”
“To pay for hostages will lead to kidnapping, ransom, and blackmail against Americans across the globe,” Trump added. “I freed many dozens of our people from various unfriendly countries and never paid a dime!”
Trump was invoked by many others following the Israel attacks. Radio host and author Mark Levin noted the Abraham Accords, which was a peace initiative started by the former president.
“Trump cut off funds to the Palestinians, unleashed unprecedented peace initiatives in the Abraham Accords, killed the Iran deal, was starving the Iranian regime of resources with crushing sanctions, and Biden not only reversed it all, including funding the Palestinians and Iran, but undermined Netanyahu at every turn, refused to meet with him, demanded that Israel make more concessions to the Palestinians,” Levin posted on Truth Social. “Appeasement and worse has consequences.”
Mike Cernovich posted on X, “Now you know why there are towns in Israel named after Trump. This stuff wouldn’t happen under him, as Trump doesn’t want Hamas children used as human shields, and he focused on targeted assassination of Hamas terrorists. He wasn’t spying on domestic enemies, like Biden regime.”
Now you know why there are towns in Israel named after Trump. This stuff wouldn’t happen under him, as Trump doesn’t want Hamas children used as human shields, and he focused on targeted assassination of Hamas terrorists. He wasn’t spying on domestic enemies, like Biden regime.— Cernovich (@Cernovich) October 7, 2023
In a statement Saturday, Trump said that Hamas’ attack on Israel is a “disgrace,” saying that the country “has every right to defend itself with overwhelming force.”
“Sadly, American taxpayer dollars helped fund these attacks, which many reports are saying came from the Biden Administration,” the statement continued. “We brought so much peace to the Middle East through the Abraham Accords, only to see Biden whittle it away at a far more rapid pace than anyone thought possible. Here we go again.”
Meanwhile, Trump bashed Biden more directly on Truth Social, writing, “Joe Biden’s ineptitude, weakness, and incompetence has led to this horrible attack on Israel, and it will only get worse. Just four years ago we had the signing of the historic Abraham Accords, and today we have an attack on Israel. What a difference a President makes!”