Lion of the Blogosphere

The seven banned countries


The two countries in which ISIS is geographically located. ISIS is an abbreviation for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.


An enemy of the United States, one of George W. Bush’s three “axis of evil” countries.


Lawless countries (in other words there is no central government in control) that are prime recruiting grounds for jihadists.

People have asked why certain other countries aren’t banned. It’s because they don’t fall into one of those three categories. For example, although Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country, it’s not lawless, not an enemy of the United States, and not the location of ISIS.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 28, 2017 at 9:06 PM

Posted in Immigration

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  1. How many Iranian Shia terrorist attacks since 9/11, compared to Sunni?

    Seems to me like Trump is going along with what the Neocons are telling him, at least for the time being.


    January 28, 2017 at 9:16 PM

    • You’re missing the pint.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 28, 2017 at 10:51 PM

      • I never miss the pint, but, truth be told, I’m an alcoholic.

        Joey Junger

        January 29, 2017 at 1:26 AM

    • “Seems to me like Trump is going along with what the Neocons are telling him, at least for the time being.”

      Trump is listening to Bannon (first and foremost) and Bannon is not a neocon.

      Lewis Medlock

      January 30, 2017 at 1:26 PM

  2. Pakistan is lawless and an enemy of the US (they sheltered bin Laden and harbor, fund, arm, train and are the puppet masters behind the Taliban).


    January 28, 2017 at 9:17 PM

    • Well technically it’s not lawless and they are our friends. It wouldn’t be very diplomatic to antagonize them.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 28, 2017 at 10:50 PM

      • With “friends” like these…

        (BTW, the Pakistani domestic media and public universally refer to the US as an enemy).


        January 28, 2017 at 11:20 PM

  3. Trump has ended the disgrace of discriminating against Christians.

    This is my president. He is making America great. This is how it should be: first Christians, then we’ll see. The man is consistently exceeding expectations. He is possessed!


    January 28, 2017 at 9:26 PM

    • Arab Christians are long time enemies of the Jews.

      Otis the Sweaty

      January 28, 2017 at 11:40 PM

      • For US to be a normal country it has to help persecuted Christians and ban the Muslim emigration. A Christian country that does the opposite is despicable.


        January 29, 2017 at 3:07 AM

      • Judaism says you put the interest of the Jewish people first. It is against the interest of the Jewish people to help our longtime enemies.

        Otis the Sweaty

        January 29, 2017 at 5:44 PM

      • You have a primitive understanding of what is in the best interest of Jewish people.

        I think that it’s in our interest to have a strong healthy America. That requires America to help it’s persecuted coreligionists. In this case the moral health of America as a nation is more important than the harm that may come to the Jews one day from the Arab Christians having a political power base. America needs to feel morally superior.


        January 29, 2017 at 8:28 PM

      • Yakov — You speak a lot of fluff. Organized religion is no good. It is prole in the 21st century, and it’s also primitive. I enjoy reading religion, because it’s entertaining, but it only belongs in a historical context.


        January 29, 2017 at 11:10 PM

      • JS, mate, you are a biological wasteland with no country, family religion and future. You find reading over how Egypt was struck by lice entertaining? You are a weird dude.


        January 30, 2017 at 12:22 AM

  4. Saudi Arabia is a sworn enemy of the US, masquerading as a friend, and supports ISIS.



    January 28, 2017 at 9:46 PM

    • The Saudi Arabians are great diplomats for sure. And Trump is being diplomatic in return.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 28, 2017 at 10:52 PM

    • “Saudi Arabia is a sworn enemy of the US, masquerading as a friend, and supports ISIS.”

      That’s exactly right. They have been exporting the worst brand of radical Islam throughout the world for at least the last generation. They have been building madras and mosques all over the world with the aim of colonizing the world with their foul ideology. The aim is to get every woman in the world covered in a black sheet and bring intellectual life to the seventh century.

      I think Saudi Arabia is the worst actor in the world.


      January 28, 2017 at 11:07 PM

      • I don’t think that Saudi Arabia is an honorable best buddy of the U.S. There’s no doubt that previous presidents let them get away with too much, funding the spread of the most conservative form of Islam.

        But we still have friendly relations with them, we sell them arms, Trump is being prudent. No doubt that Jared Kushner approved the seven countries on the list.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 28, 2017 at 11:09 PM

    • We have business dealings with Saudi Arabia. We sell stuff to them too. Putting them on a blacklist would be a stupid move. Iraq, iran, Syria. Not so much.


      January 29, 2017 at 2:39 AM

  5. The only real problems with the list are Iran’s inclusion and Saudi Arabia’s exclusion. Persians just don’t do terror and aren’t a threat to the USA at all. Though they were on George Bush’s stupid list, they certainly aren’t a threat to America and they actually fighting ISIS for us in Syria right now. But whatever. Not like we need more Iranians in America so I don’t really care.

    Saudi Arabia is without doubt the biggest enemy the US faces worldwide. They are the nexus of terror and are funding the entire worldwide terror epidemic. But because the Saudi’s are so rich and powerful, I don’t mind Trump biding his time in taking them down. They have to be approached properly and solution will probably be something like what Putin achieved with Chechnya. Bribe some ambitious Saudi Prince and give him the green light and funding to take out the rest of the family and set himself up as dictator. Then have him take out the Clerics.


    January 28, 2017 at 10:05 PM

    • Saudi Arabia is a friend, Iran is our biggest enemy in the Middle East. I think that Trump is making a point unrelated to whether or not there’s an actual risk of Iranian terrorists.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 28, 2017 at 10:53 PM

      • Iran is more tolerant, smarter and more talented than the Saudis. But America only cares for money.


        January 28, 2017 at 11:55 PM

      • From my personal dealings with Arabs and Persians in the book selling business, it is no doubt that Iranian book dealers pack their books really well, so they don’t get damaged during the shipping transit to the United States, where as Arabs do not…this is a sign of intellectual inferiority on the part of the Arabs.


        January 29, 2017 at 12:02 AM

      • Our beef is with the Iranian government and not all Persians.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 29, 2017 at 1:34 AM

    • The US’s number one enemy is Mexico. Full stop. That is beyond dispute.

      Saudia Arabia is an ally and Iran is neutral. They are not our friend but aren’t an enemy either.

      Otis the Sweaty

      January 28, 2017 at 11:41 PM

      • Mexico is no enemy. You can’t blame people for wanting to live in the greatest country in the world. But you can blame the greatest country in the world for not securing it’s borders.


        January 29, 2017 at 3:11 AM

  6. Citizens of which countries have carried out the most famous terrorist attacks in usa in recent history say last 20 years. Saudi Arabia. All 19 hijackers.

    Not advocating any actions against Saudis or Qataris though. As Americans have plenty of business relationships there and should be mindful which side the bread is buttered.

    I dont care 4 any of these specific Muslim countries on that list. Never been or planning to visit any of them in my lifetime. Besides when did goddamm refugees get such favored status. I came in as h1b, contributed in taxes, paid my dues now us citizen. If h1bs are not sacred, the entire refugee program should definite be dismantled. Only people with means to contribute to us economy and having some minimum assets be allowed in. Ask what u can do 4 your country aND not……

    I don’t get liberal hysteria either. I think trump is doing the right thing with the Muslim ban. And I didn’t even vote 4 him.


    January 28, 2017 at 10:45 PM

  7. Lebanese Christian strongman (i.e., weightlifter) and author Nassim Nicholas Taleb says Saudi Arabia is the primary source of terrorism, civil war, and dislocation in the Middle East and elsewhere. “Saudi Barbaria” (Taleb’s designation) exports and sponsors extremism in the form of Wahhabism and Salafism. It financially backs the mass migration/infiltration of Muslims into Europe and America.

    The Saudis undoubtedly bought off the Trump team as they bought off the Clintons and the Bushes.

    Saudi Arabia must be destroyed.

    Mark Caplan

    January 28, 2017 at 10:45 PM

    • Mate, how many countries need to be destroyed before you learn your lesson?


      January 28, 2017 at 11:00 PM

  8. “For example, although Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country, it’s not lawless, not an enemy of the United States, and not the location of ISIS.”

    The Saudis planned, funded, and carried out the 9-11 attacks. What more does it take to be an enemy of the United States?


    January 28, 2017 at 11:15 PM

    • The Saudi government had nothing to do with 9-11. That was Osama bin laden and his followers.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 29, 2017 at 1:33 AM

      • Who are muzzies

        You can't come here

        January 29, 2017 at 9:14 AM

      • The House of Saud came to power through an alliance with Salafi Islam and have maintained that alliance throughout their rule. The House of Saud finances this radical and poisonous sect not just in Saudi Arabia, but worldwide, and in return the Salafi clerics make sure the people don’t string the royal family up on light posts like they deserve. The scope of Saudi funded terror can not be underestimated. They are radicalizing Islam everywhere. Mosques in Europe that were previously moderate turn radical under Saudi pressure. The majority of clerics in the US prison system are funded by the House of Saud.

        Iran by contrast, is a relatively normal state. They treat their Christian and Jewish minorities with respect and the primary focus of their government is regional geopolitics, not worldwide jihad. Not only do we not have any real beef with Iran, but we would be wise to cozy up to them as a negotiating tactic against the Saudis. Saudi Arabia is terrified of Iran. We need to use that. We have this ass backward relationship where the US Military protects Saudi Arabia from Iraq and Iran yet somehow Saudi Arabia still calls all the shots. A vassal state is supposed to be subordinate. Trump understands this, and I expect fixing the Saudi problem will be one of his greatest legacies.


        January 29, 2017 at 11:09 AM

    • Saudi Arabia is laden with oil reserves, one of the largest.

      Red China is also an enemy of the United States, and yet our capitalists want cheap manufacturing from their people.

      It’s money that makes the world go around — that’s how our elites view this world as a business enterprise. Our gov’t doesn’t even compensate black people like it does for the internment of Japanese Americans, because it simply thinks black people are too stupid and a detriment in society, if they are compensated fairly.


      January 29, 2017 at 10:56 AM

  9. How long before JS comes in and posts hoe America is in decline, canada is awesome and its east Asians who should be banned instead of Muslims and Latinos because they are worse. *snicker*


    January 28, 2017 at 11:41 PM

    • America doesn’t need more immigrants from East Asia. The same goes for Canada. These countries need more White people.

      It would be smart if America treats the Muslims and Hispanics better, simply because these people have a litigious disposition, and our country has a legacy in dealing with their homelands, which has become a profitable enterprise for the US Gov’t either monetary or geo-politically.

      America is in steep decline as a democratic society, where only the wealthiest profits from our greed and fear mentality.


      January 29, 2017 at 10:48 AM

      • JS, so let me get it straight. You are saying that America doesn’t need immigrants from East Asia but it needs moochers from south of the border or uncivilized hordes from ME?

        Unless you meant that america does not need immigrants period. Which I can find some logical basis in thinking. Not that I agree, but I can understand at least.


        January 29, 2017 at 2:19 PM

      • American capitalists need south of the border primitives for cheap labor and Middle Eastern savages as a trade off of oil ties in their homelands. You can’t expect to bomb the crap of Iraq and expect not to take in its refugees, while hoarding their oil.


        January 29, 2017 at 2:34 PM

      • America is the most machiavellian nation on the planet, it encourages its citizens to break rules, arrest them, creating a massive police state -legal industrial complex. We have too many lawyers in America. This dynamism is what makes American capitalists/elites laden with cash.

        Citizens want a more simple IRS tax code and a smaller one too. How would this benefit the tax lawyers and accountants who rake in millions in revenue dealing with our complicated, BS tax laws?


        January 29, 2017 at 3:02 PM

  10. It’s interesting that no one ever thought of banning North Korean.


    January 29, 2017 at 3:54 AM

  11. He’s doing something. That’s why liberals hate him. The world isn’t a free for all. Let’s stop pretending that it is.

    You can't come here

    January 29, 2017 at 9:12 AM

  12. The list of countries seems to be the same countries covered under a 2015 law that prevented people who had traveled to those countries from getting waivers –


    January 29, 2017 at 9:18 AM

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