Let’s see if I’ve got this right. Trump has put in place a temporary ban on the immigration of refugees from Syria indefinitely, and has bared entry into the United States for 90 days from seven predominantly Muslim countries linked to concerns about terrorism. The countries are Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
OK let’s go back to the 9/11 attack on the twin towers in New york. There was 19 hijackers involved, 15 of the 19 were citizens of Saudi Arabia, and the others were from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Lebanon. To add fuel to the Alternate fact file since 9/11 most acts of terrorism have been carried out by American citizens.
Doesn’t it beg the question: How come there isn’t a ban on immigration from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Lebanon and why doesn’t Trump initiate a ban on assault weapons?
Also, to what extent if any is Saudi Arabia involved directly or indirectly with terrorist activities?
Has anyone taken the time to look at the vetting process a refugee has to go though to gain admission to the United Stales? What is the REAL risk of Americans being killed by a terrorist posing as a refugee?
A recent report from the “right-leaning” Cato Institute found that the odds of an American being killed in a terrorist attack with any immigrant or refugee involvement in any given year is one in 3.6 million. By contrast, people with firearms took over 33,700 people in the U.S. in 2014, making gun-related deaths as common as fatal automobile crashes.
“The chance of an American being killed in a terrorist attack committed by a refugee was 1 in 3.64 billion a year. The annual chance of being murdered by somebody other than a foreign-born terrorist was 252.9 times greater than the chance of dying in a terrorist attack committed by a foreign-born terrorist”. (source Cato Institute)
It would seem that most Americans have a 252 times greater chance of being killed as the result of an argument over a parking spot or some “gun packin” redneck at Wal-Mart than being killed by a terrorist posing as a refugee.
It has been said the best tools used to control the masses is through the use of fear and ignorance. Trump is learning to use these tools very effectively presented in the form of fabricated fear and alternate facts.