Ban Trump Thursday

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A Cabinet meeting

President Trump’s Muslim ban is not only mean-spirited and, hopefully, unconstitutional, but it is irrational because it doesn’t even include the country most responsible for spreading terrorism around the world: Saudi Arabia.

The travel restrictions on seven Muslim-majority countries was rationalized as a way to thwart potential terrorists from entering the United States, with Trump citing the tragedies of 9/11 and the San Bernardino shooting as motivations behind the executive order. But no citizens of the seven banned countries were responsible for the deaths of any Americans on US soil. It is indeed a glaring omission that Saudi Arabia, the country that furnished 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11, was absent from the list.

Protecting Saudi Arabia is not new; it has been US policy since the discovery of oil in the desert nation in the 1930s. Despite evidence that the Saudi government was supporting ISIS and Al Qaeda affiliates, President Obama continued the cozy Saudi relationship, including selling the Saudis massive amounts of weapons. But when Obama signed the nuclear deal with Saudi’s nemesis, Iran, the relationship started to fray. It now appears that Donald Trump, despite his criticisms of the repressive kingdom during the campaign, will be an even more staunch supporter of the Saudi regime.

Madea Benjamin @ COUNTERPUNCH

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20 Responses to Ban Trump Thursday

  1. Den says:

    Forgot to ban the Israeli movers responsible for setting up the controlled demolition 9-11.

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  2. Den says:

    Pouring buckets again. Oroville Dam in jeopardy, the spillway to remove excess water from the reservoir, disintegrated leaving a giant hole in the middle and a blown out side, they might keep dumping anyway but it keeps filling up with all the runoff from this monsoon. I would not want to live downstream.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Finished signing uncountable petitions.

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  4. jimhitchcock says:

    Headline of the day:
    “Gov. Rick Snyder names Dick Posthumus, long-time advisor and partner in reinvention, to serve as Chief of Staff”

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  5. º¿carol says:

    Found this on the net, the 1993 Corvette’s price in 1993.

    “The base price for the coupe in 1993 was $34,595.”

    I thought Doc’s $15 to $17 was too low.

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  6. º¿carol says:

    No precipitation, but it’s been cold and windy. Spring is right around the corner.

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  7. jimhitchcock says:

    PPP poll, 2/8/17

    51% of Trump voters think Donnie should be able to overturn decisions by judges that he disagrees with.

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  8. Den says:

    Cletus steps on the lid:

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  9. David B. Benson says:

    Home from the band followed by orchestra concert. Then talked to both students and faculty afterwards, for some time, so late coming home. The B Street sidewalk was fine, not at all tricky.

    Keadrin Dick put her Elevator Music concert from last night on Facebook, marketing public. Maybe somebody who knows what they are doing can provide me with a link.

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