THE LOGIC BEHIND TRUMP'S 120 DAY REFUGEE BAN
Today President Trump signed the executive order that placed 120 day ban on refugees from entering the United States from seven countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, Somalia. All are majority Muslim countries and the goal of the executive order is to further enhance America’s screening procedures to screen in religious minorities and to keep out Islamic extremists.
Just a few points are worth mentioning here as small “l” liberals wring their hands and suck air through their teeth. Of those seven countries five are in a state of civil war: Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia. All the conflicts are between governments legitimate and otherwise and Islamic extremists either ISIS or Al Qaeda or their Islamist extremist allies. Sudan is divided after a civil war that saw many atrocities against the religious minorities driven by Islamist extremists. It was the first home and safe-haven in many ways of Al Qaeda.
The United States and its Allies are engaged in counter-insurgent or terror wars in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia. In five of the seven the United States is either bombing with manned aircraft or routinely carrying out drone strikes. Iran has engaged in numerous wars in the region against foreign governments, sponsors terrorism on a grand scale and is actively involved in war in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. So if President Trump with a mandate to protect the United States halts refugees from these seven countries for 120 days, I say, good man.