May 21, 2017
It is ironic that President Trump’s first foreign trip starts with visiting Saudi Arabia, a Muslims country which is known for her fanatical Islamic belief. Land of Wahhabism which has promoted so much violence throughout the region.
During his campaign, President Trump constantly demeaned Muslims and announced that Muslims should be banned from coming to the USA, until he figures out what is happening. Then when he took the office, one of his very first executive order was to ban Muslims from coming to the USA. He only identified seven countries; Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen.
What was noticeably left out from the list were Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and Afghanistan. As we all know, fifteen (15) of the nineteen hijackers of September 11, 2001 Hijackers who attacked World Trade were from Saudi Arabia, yet this country was not included in the list.
There has never been any terrorists from the seven countries named by President Trump in attacking USA. Pakistan has bred more terrorists and was aiding and abetting Osama Bin Laden, but yet it was named in the list of banned countries.
Now President Trump makes a visit to Saudi Arabia as if Saudi Arabia is not a Muslim country and has nothing to do with any terrorist activities.
For the past few years, Saudi Arabia has been bombarding Yemen and committing atrocity in the name of helping the ruling government. All the weapons that were used and being used in attacking Yemen came from the US and now the President Trump has signed a $110 Billion weapon deals with Saudi Arabia.
This action of President Trump undoubtedly was unwise as it would create more problem for the region and allows Saudi Arabia to become more daring with their bombardment of Yemen and confrontation with Iran.
It also seems that President Trump also made construction deal with Saudi Arabia in which Saudis will be making investment in the US which is supposed to improve US economy by creating jobs.
One could argue that President Trump has sold US to Saudi Arabia in the name of creating jobs. There are other ways to create jobs without selling America. Foreign investment means that the foreigners will have control over their asset and US will be at the mercy of those investors. If they pull out their investment, then that could cause an immediate economic problem for the US economy.