Sunday, January 29, 2017

Here's An Interesting Fact

What would you guess is the number of attacks by people on Trump's banned list? Yeah, it's zero.

Zero fatal attacks were carried out by immigrants from the seven Muslim-majority countries targeted by the ban. Two attacks were carried out by individuals with ties to the seven countries: the 2006 UNC SUV attack, and the 2016 Ohio State University attack. Neither of those plots resulted in American deaths.

That wasn't the interesting fact. Here it is.

According to the Washington Post and Bloomberg, Trump’s ban did not include any of the Muslim-majority countries where the Trump Organization — which is now being run by his sons — holds business interests. Those countries reportedly include Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, the U.A.E. and Azerbaijan.

Trump must have decided to forgive and forget with Saudi Arabia. If memory serves, 17 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 hailed from there. 

The executive order makes no mention of Saudi Arabia, home of 15 of the 19 terrorists involved in the 9/11 attacks. The Trump Organization had incorporated several limited liability companies in preparation for an attempt to build a hotel in Saudi Arabia, showing an interest in expansion in the country. The company canceled those incorporations in December, indicating that no project is moving forward.

Thank God for the internet. I don't have to depend on my memory. That's from the Wash Po link.

Thomas Everett set me straight on comparing Trump to Captain Queeg. And I appreciate that. I do hope, though, that he's not going to come by and convince me not to refer to Trump as a tin god. 

No comments:

Post a Comment