Monday, January 30, 2017

What Explains The List Of Countries In Trump's "Protecting The Nation" Executive Order?

There must be some rationale...
...right?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This doesn't answer the question, but it's not unrelated:

"The seven countries whose citizens are subject to the ban are relatively poor. Some, such as Syria, are torn by civil war; others are only now emerging from war. One thing these countries have in common is that they are places where the Trump organization does little to no business.

By contrast, other neighboring Muslim countries are not on the list, even though some of their citizens pose just as great a risk — if not greater — of exporting terrorism to the United States. Among them are Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. A vast majority of people living in these countries, like the people living in the seven subject to the immigration ban, are peaceful and law abiding. But these three countries have exported terror to the United States in the past. They accounted for 18 of the 19 terrorists who perpetrated the Sept. 11 attack on American soil (an attack which was directed by another Saudi, Osama Bin Laden, with the assistance of an Egyptian, Ayman al-Zawahri).

These countries, unlike those subject to the ban, are ones where Donald Trump has done business."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/29/opinion/who-hasnt-trump-banned-people-from-places-where-hes-made-money.html?_r=0

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems to me like Saudi Arabia and Israel have exerted too much influence on US foreign policy.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

"It seems to me like Saudi Arabia and Israel have exerted too much influence on US foreign policy."

I really could not agree more.

With allies like those, who needs enemies?

8:06 PM  

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