By Dom Nozzi
January 31, 2017
In January of 2017, Donald Trump was blasted for proposing a ban on Muslim immigration into the US.
I believe I am about the only person on the political left who is not attacking Trump for his Muslim ban.
I’m sorry, but the ban (or some form of aggressive vetting at points of entry) seems reasonable to me.
The US has been bombing Syria back to the stone age for several years, and as a consequence has killed many thousands of innocent people.
Is it not reasonable to conclude that there are a LOT of Syrians who have now dedicated their lives to exact violent retribution against the US. That many of those understandably enraged people are now motivated to travel to the US and kill as many Americans as possible?
I for one would be FURIOUS if my family had been killed by a bombing raid. I can easily see myself wanting to travel to the nation responsible for the bombing to kill people in that nation.
Where has the outrage been with regard to the US bombing of places such as Syria (and many other nations in the Middle East)? THAT is where the protests should have been directed.
The US has murdered so many hundreds of thousands of innocent people in the Middle East (and elsewhere) over the past 40-50 years that we will have to be afraid of attacks on us by Middle Easterners for the rest of our lives.
The US needs to immediately get the hell out of the Middle East.
Why are we attacking a proposed immigration ban when we should be loudly protesting against our government (both Trump now and Obama over the past eight years) for our many wars of aggression? Aggression which continues, to this day, to kill so many innocent people in seven Middle Eastern nations?
Yes, prohibiting immigration based on country of origin is, in normal times, inexcusable. But the US has blood on its hands for our bombing outrages, and immigration bans (or aggressive vetting at points of entry) are a terrible price we – as a Warrior Nation — may have to pay for the remainder of our lives.
So much for our admirable reputation of being a melting pot…