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    Obama's Wars and Trump's Order: US Protests 'Resemble an Orchestrated Show'

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    On January 27, United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order that suspended entry to the US for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days; bans all refugees from entry for 120 days; and bars all Syrian refugees from entering the country indefinitely.

    The order, aiming to boost the country's security, has sparked controversy around the world and led to multiple protests in the US.

    Moreover, after 10 days out of office, former President Barack Obama spoke out against the decision, supporting protests across the country.

    "President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country," Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for the former US leader, said in a statement.

    He added that Barack Obama "fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion."

    During his two presidential terms, Obama authorized bombings in seven countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, Libya and Syria.

    While no nationwide protests were staged against those bombing campaigns, Trump’s order aimed to countering the terrorist threat has faced fierce criticism and public anger.

    Furthermore, the mainstream media portrays Barack Obama as an advocate of peace and democracy while Trump is being described as a xenophobic leader defying the basic American values and principles.

    "President Barack Obama told reporters in his final news conference that he would comment on his successor’s actions only at 'certain moments where I think our core values may be at stake.' He managed to stay quiet for less than two weeks. Obama […] issued a statement through his spokesman Monday encouraging Americans to publicly protest President Trump’s move to ban citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries – as well as refugees from across the globe – from entering the United States," an article in the Washington Post read.

    In response to the criticism, President Trump said: "My policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months. The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror."

    According to Russian lawmaker Alexander Chepa, the protests against Trump’s executive order on immigration "resemble orchestrated shows because people did not take to the streets when Obama authorized bombings in Muslim countries."

    "I think that protests should have been organized against the bombings in Libya and Iraq. Such actions would be justified. But what we’re witnessing now looks rather like an orchestrated show," the lawmaker told RIA Novosti.

    According to Chepa, probably, there are certain political forces in the US that do not want Donald Trump to be president.

    Speaking to Radio Sputnik, Seth Frantzman, a journalist and commentator on Middle East politics at the Jerusalem Post, said that there's been a lot of dishonesty and hypocrisy on all sides in criticizing the Trump travel ban, even if the executive order itself did seem to go too far.

    Frantzman also rebuffed the assumption that the executive order may lead to "radicalization."

    "So I think there is kind of hypocrisy [in this idea] that the Trump ban is going to create radicalization, but Obama's drone policy or some of these other policies didn't contribute to that," he underscored.


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    • support
      There is also a systematic effort afoot involving IT assets conducting online stalking of both pro-Trump and pro- and/or neutral-Russian American private individuals and companies on the part of the Late-Sixties leftover band of boneheads AKA Hillary's Hippie Stinkfoot Rehab Army.

      If you are ramping up to do business in the Russian Federation in anticipation of the Rainbow Wall being torn down, mind your six as the RAF used to say.

      It also would not hurt to significantly reduce one's digital footprint and to move your prep work to Manual Offline Mode. Between readings on Glasswire and cPanel, things are getting a bit weird around here and thus I have taken the appropriate steps.

      I wish Agnitum were still in business. Theirs was the best affordable security suite on the market until Kaspersky bought them then deliberately buried its generous and very useful features, not th eleast of which was its ability to provide real-time readings of the identities of who is poking at and trying to connect to your ports then logging their attempts.

      President Trump is absolutely correct as always: this is an orchestrated and very sophisticated campaign of disruption.
    • avatar
      cast235
      ARREST HIM, and Hillary. SO they explain why the protests. get SOROS and EX NAZI collaborator too.
      They don't call SOROS lies FAKE NEWS.
    • avatar
      chrrev
      nobama should be in jail with hitlery, same scum
    • choticastile
      Donald Trump Versus Google and the Shadow Government --
      by Phil Butler
      journal-neo.org/2017/02/01/donald-trump-versus-google-and-the-shadow-government

      Everything to derail President Trump-- continues .... orchestrated manipulated execution of the many dumbed down folks in America-- and all over the world-- people not able to think for themselves, but respond like the sheeple they'd long ago been orchestrated behind the scenes to be on all fronts-- clay in the hands of the shadow government.
    • choticastilein reply tosupport(Show commentHide comment)
      support, While I know nothing about Agnitum, or what Kaspersky according to you, fluffed up with... I agree with everything else you said... Further like it too that Trump is hitting the big G, which is long overdue... If you'd missed it, check it out in my comment above. It's one of those reads, delivering quiet satisfaction somehow, although its early days ...
    • NATOisEVIL
      This just show how sick the world has become. Obama was allowed killing thousands with his evil drones, and the liberal multicult globalists wasn't even bothered about it. Once some one like Donald just mentioned muslims, the libtards went ballistic.
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      Q
      Pretty irresponsible of Obama to support these malcontents. His statements don't sound anything like doing everything to insure a smooth transition.
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      Regula
      The protests are organized likely by moveOn.org and they are confirmedly financed by Soros. What Soros wants is clear: to oust Trump to save the NWO that Obama pursued and that Hillary wanted to continue to create. The NWO provides for a borderless world, governed by the USA and in which all regular people are reduced to slaves while the chosen elite get all the goods. Way worse than the 3rd Reich. Way worse than Stalinism or any other tyrant since then. Whether Trump dares to abstain from this folly genuinely as he promised is yet to be seen.

      As to the immigration ban for people from the 6 countries - I agree with Escobar that they don't comprise all countries where ISIS militants and other jihadis come from. And it would be better to ban all immigrants from the Middle East except Iran, which latter is peaceful and not an exporter of terrorism. But Trump hasn't understood yet that the Iran matter has changed fundamentally. Maybe Putin can explain that to him. Trump should be interested in joining the Chinese Silk Road scheme, not destroying it. Joining is a rare opportunity for US exports.

      Unfortunately, in the US opinions as to what the facts are are so confused that apparently Washington really doesn't know anymore what is true and what is upside down. Trump will have some sorting out to do and not blindly trust the intel services.
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