Trump Bans Citizens Of Seven Nations, Excluding Saudi Arabia

Despite presenting such moves as a national security measure intended to prevent terror, the nations from which 9/11 plotters originated (primarily Saudi Arabia, but also including Egypt and the UAE) were left off the new ban.
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    (ANALYSIS) — According to officials who have been briefed on the matter, President Trump is planning to sign an executive order that would impose a temporary ban on visas for citizens of seven countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa, a move which some reports indicate could just be the beginning of further limits.

    The ban will exclude all people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen from visiting the United States. It is also to include a total ban on refugees entering the United States from anywhere, with some exceptions for religious minorities.

    Trump campaigned on the idea of banning all Muslims from entering the United States, and while he’s said to have moderated on that position since then, this appears to be at least the start of a policy in that vein. At the same time, the ban list has some conspicuous absences.


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    Despite presenting such moves as a national security measure intended to prevent terror, the nations from which 9/11 plotters originated (primarily Saudi Arabia, but also including Egypt and the UAE) were left off the new ban. Also, while the US may fear blowback from wars in Iraq and Syria, and constant drone strikes in Yemen, they did not include Afghanistan, 15 years into America’s occupation, nor Pakistan, which has borne the brunt of America’s drone war.

    It is thus very difficult to figure exactly how they came by this list, with nations like Iran seemingly just included for political value, and the other countries on the list just sounding scary.


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      • PaulR

        What Trump has done is put an underscore and exclamation point on the military mis-adventures of the DC-based uni-party. Bushes I and II have destroyed and destabilized Iraq and Somalia, while Obama and Clinton have turned Libya into a jihadi-failed state with their assassination of Gaddafi, and have ground Syria into dust with their ridiculous proxy-war there.

      • Stop think

        About time the American citizens safety comes first than the rights of foreigners…..

        • kai_meta_tsounami

          911 was from Saudis. And Saudis are still welcomed here. Good luck with that

      • Melissa J

        From what I just read, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Qatar and Egypt are all excluded from the new ban. however, only Saudi Arabia is mentioned in the headline as if it’s the only nation left off the ban! Clearly, this is the media trying to catch the reader’s attention, but at the same time, it shows how media desperate to mislead facts especially when it comes to SA.

      • artemis6

        Um, Saudi Arabia and Israel are missing……..the two countries who really have it coming! Idiot.

      • Patrick Greene

        … guy really takes action fast.
        Since…. everyone else failed so bad, good thing.
        Bravo Mr. President, man of action…. swift… multiple … actions.
        Got more done than the last guy in the first day.

      • James Wherry

        Well of COURSE NOT Sa’udi Arabia! There are no terrorists coming in from. . . .

        Oh, wait; nevermind. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks