Activist Post By Darius Shahtahmasebi Thurs., Jan.26, 2017
According to Reuters, Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order that would include a temporary refugee ban and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries.
The list is expected to include Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. If those countries are starting to sound familiar, there’s a reason for that.
According to four-star General Wesley Clark, shortly after the attacks of 9/11, the Pentagon adopted a plan to topple the governments of seven countries; Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.
Although such a refugee ban is welcomed by many frightened Americans due to the overplayed hype that the media has reported on the threat of refugees sweeping into Western nations, these Americans cannot turn their attention away from the hand America has had in creating these refugees in the first place.
Clark’s list of countries is not an irrelevant conspiracy theory. (vid below) These countries have seen heavy interference from the United States in the last decade or so. In 2016, the country Obama bombed the most was Syria.
Libya was destroyed in 2011 by NATO powers, an offensive in which the U.S. played the most integral role. Even up until his last day in office, Obama was still bombing Libya (from Missouri, believe it or not.
Obama bombed Somalia throughout his presidency. He not only relentlessly bombed Yemen, but he also supported the Saudi-led coalition’s brutal assault on Yemen’s civilian population.
Further, is the American public even aware that American troops are stationed in Sudan? It’s not really clear why Iran is on the list, other than the fact that Trump opposes the Iranian nuclear deal and has “a love affair with Israel”.
Notable omissions from the refugee ban list include Saudi Arabia, a country that admitted aiding terrorists. It has been shown that the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Qatar spent vast sums of money arming jihadists in Syria and Afghanistan.
In essence, the countries kept off the list are the ones that arguably create the problem, yet the countries on the list are the ones that have to deal with the problem. Sound fair?
It’s one thing to want to keep your country safe from being infiltrated by terrorists; it’s another thing to stay silent about the atrocities your military is committing abroad and to ignore the numerous suspicious countries that have escaped such a ban. If your military can go somewhere to wreak havoc, that nation’s civilians should be allowed to come to you.
Additionally, keep in mind that Trump’s proposal may also be illegal.