Blame Obama, not Trump: Those 7 Muslim countries targeted by Trump’s Executive Order were chosen by Obama.

Are you fuming over Trump’s Executive Order to ban refugees from seven Muslim countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen)? Are you proclaiming he is “literally Hitler” as a response? If so, your anger is completely misplaced.

But, that is okay. With the likes of CNN constantly twisting facts to paint an alternative reality, it is hard to not feel enraged by their click-bait titles and tabloid-like “journalism”.

Anyway, let’s set the facts straight, shall we? To start,

Trump’s Executive Order was highly logical and appropriate.

Trump believes the US immigration vetting process is severely lacking for protecting Americans. He has been saying that during his entire campaign for the Oval Office. In other words, he is staying true to his campaign promises.

But what must he do?

Logically, he needs to stop any incoming of people from countries of concern, until a satisfactory vetting process can be put in place. In other words, if the US customs cannot distinguish a threat from a non-threat, then it needs to take a break and figure out how it can get better at making such a call.

Would you keep eating all mushrooms when you have no idea which one is good for you and which one will kill you? No, you stop eating them until you have read enough books on mushrooms to be able to spot the poisonous ones.

So, how can Trump quickly determine which countries are “countries of concern”?

He doesn’t have to. Someone else already did the research for him:

In 2016, Obama singled out Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen as countries of concern.

This was reflected in Obama’s change to the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015.

In pertinent parts:

The Department of Homeland Security today announced that it is continuing its implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 with the addition of Libya, Somalia, and Yemen as three countries of concern. . . The three additional countries designated today join Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Syria as countries subject to restrictions. . . .

Putting it all together:

  1. Trump believes the US vetting process is putting the safety of Americans at risk
  2. He needed to act fast to mitigate this risk
  3. To act fast:
    • He suspended the vetting process by prohibiting entry into the US
    • He limited the impact to only countries Obama has determined as “countries of concern”
    • He further limited the impact by requesting his office to come up with a satisfactory vetting process within 90 days

No overreaction. No overreaching. No allowance for slow responses. As such, this Executive Order was highly logical and very appropriate, indeed.

Now that you know the truth behind the Executive Order, pass this message along to everyone you know, so we can put a stop to this embarrassingly manufactured outrage.

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3 thoughts on “Blame Obama, not Trump: Those 7 Muslim countries targeted by Trump’s Executive Order were chosen by Obama.

  1. LMAO, blame Obama for Trump’s action. You’re a special type of shill aren’t you? It’s quite obvious from this website that you’ll defend any action by Trump and his right/alt-right brand of politics and crucify liberals for anything they do (or don’t do when it comes to criticizing riots). Trump could FUCK your wife and you’d be there cheering him on… But no it’s the liberals who are cucks. smh

    Oh no! Trump is doing something similar to Obama, looks like I’m in trouble as a liberal (not). Obama was wrong for enacting that visa waiver program for the same reasons as I might object to Trump’s act now. Liberals have long been critiques of the immigration regulations enacted by Obama who, for instance, deported 2.5 million immigrants over his two terms. What Trump’s doing is qualitatively worse because he’s far less precise in his law. If you had a shred of compassion in you (doubtful) you’d at least write a miniature caveat that Trump might have gone to far by preventing people who ALREADY HAVE FUCKING VISAS reentry into the country. People who have dual citizenship (American as one) also being denied access for returning from one of the 7 countries on that list.

    Maybe I missed the massive terror attack that happened last week to justify such a sudden use of executive authority. Why does Trump need to make an executive order which takes action immediately? Instead of obstructing people the legal passage they have a right to, he could’ve taken the next 90 days to setup reasonable screening policy and enact it in a way that didn’t entail placing people in detention centers in perpetuity, but it’s quite clear that Trump is not a president who likes to think ahead. Shoot first, aim later.

    Meanwhile, jihadists are using this travel ban to radicalize Muslims by claiming this is part of the west’s war against Islam:

    Did you know that Al Qaeda were well-read on American affairs? Did you know they actively kept a list of US rights abuses and cited them in their polemics? Did you know that they included, as proof of American immorality, both Bill Clinton’s affair and the Abu Gharib torture scandal? Trump is the president that the terrorists wanted. Every time he goes on television and fear-mongers about the Muslim threat in broad strokes he gives the terrorists more leverage to recruit disillusioned Muslims. And he talks about filling up gitmo (also cited by Al Qaeda btw) reopening black sites. He’s playing into their FUCKING hands and so are you… Don’t think I didn’t see that article about refugees. You’re just as fucking dense, honestly.

    We both agree, terrorism is heinous (that means morally bad btw) and the US needs both to secure the safety of its citizens and defeat ISIS. Every terror attack makes me fucking furious. But it takes more than a broad sense of indignation to tackle the complex matter in which people decide to become suicide bombers.

    But, congratu-FUCKING-lations, Trump used Obama’s policy as precedent… checkmate liberals.


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