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Iraq furious with the Trump ban: Bagdad recalls that they are in the front line combating the IS

Monday, January 30th 2017 - 10:00 UTC
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The order stirred angry reactions in Iraq, where more than 5,000 U.S. troops are deployed to help Iraqi and regional Kurdish forces in the war against IS insurgents. The order stirred angry reactions in Iraq, where more than 5,000 U.S. troops are deployed to help Iraqi and regional Kurdish forces in the war against IS insurgents.
“Iraq is in the front line of the war on terrorism...and it is unfair that the Iraqis are treated in this way,” parliament's foreign affairs committee said in a statement. “Iraq is in the front line of the war on terrorism...and it is unfair that the Iraqis are treated in this way,” parliament's foreign affairs committee said in a statement.
Baghdad plans to lobby Washington to review the decision, according to two lawmakers who declined to be identified. Baghdad plans to lobby Washington to review the decision, according to two lawmakers who declined to be identified.

Iraq will lobby against new travel limits to the United States by Iraqis, arguing both countries need to uphold their fight against Islamic State (IS), Iraqi parliamentarians said on Sunday. The Iraqi government has so far declined comment on an executive order signed by new U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that suspends the entry of travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for at least 90 days.

 The order stirred angry reactions in Iraq, where more than 5,000 U.S. troops are deployed to help Iraqi and regional Kurdish forces in the war against IS insurgents. Some members of parliament said Iraq should retaliate with similar measures against the United States.

“Iraq is in the front line of the war on terrorism...and it is unfair that the Iraqis are treated in this way,” parliament's foreign affairs committee said in a statement.

“We call on the Iraqi government to retaliate for the decision taken by the U.S. administration,” it added after a session on Sunday in Baghdad.

Baghdad plans to lobby Washington to review the decision, according to two lawmakers who declined to be identified.

The government will “explain that Iraq as a sovereign country will be forced to apply similar treatment, and that would affect negatively cooperation, including military cooperation”, in the conflict with IS.

Popular Mobilization, a coalition of mainly Shi'ite Muslim paramilitary groups armed and trained by Iran to fight Islamic State, urged Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's government to expel U.S. nationals.

Influential Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Sunday American citizens should leave Iraq. ”It would be arrogance for you (Americans) to enter Iraq and other countries freely while barring them entrance to your country ... and therefore you should get your nationals out,” he said on his website.

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  • Think

    Ohhh..., Briton..., you sweet simpleton Turnip...
    Stealing from the Internet to seem smart...!
    Who do you Think you are fooling...?
    https://sethfrantzman.com/2017/01/28/obamas-administration-made-the-muslim-ban-possible-and-the-media-wont-tell-you/

    You say (well..., actually Seth Franzman says)...:
    “But, wait a sec. I read the order and Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen are not mentioned in it. ” Etc..., etc..., etc...

    I say...:
    You (well..., actually Seth Franzman) better “Go back and read it again”...:
    “For the next 90 days, nearly all travelers, except U.S. citizens, traveling on passports from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen will be temporarily suspended from entry to the United States.”
    https://sethfrantzman.com/2017/01/28/obamas-administration-made-the-muslim-ban-possible-and-the-media-wont-tell-you/


    PS...:
    Try for once to Think for yoursef..., Briton
    It doesn't hurt...
    Honest...

    Jan 30th, 2017 - 03:17 pm +1
  • Briton

    very quiet on these 3 blogs, so I picked this one.[ hence ]

    I had to see for myself, so I read the executive order
    . The order does seek “to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States.” It says that it seeks “Suspension of Issuance of Visas and Other Immigration Benefits to Nationals of Countries of Particular Concern.” It also says “I hereby proclaim that the immigrant and non-immigrant entry into the United States of aliens from countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12), would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend entry into the United States, as immigrants and non-immigrants, of such persons for 90 days from the date of this order.” And it targets Syrians specifically. “I hereby proclaim that the entry of nationals of Syria as refugees is detrimental to the interests of the United States and thus suspend any such entry until such time as I have determined that sufficient changes have been made to the USRAP to ensure that admission of Syrian refugees is consistent with the national interest.”

    But, wait a sec. I read the order and Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen are not mentioned in it.

    Go back and read it again. Do a “ctrl-f” to find “Iraq”. Where is “Iraq” in the order. It’s not there. Only Syria is there. So where are the seven nations? Where is the “Muslim ban”? It turns out this was a form of fake news, or alternative facts. Trump didn’t select seven “Muslim-majority” countries. US President Barack Obama’s administration selected these seven Muslim-majority countries.

    just saying like
    Shhhhhhhh

    Jan 30th, 2017 - 02:44 pm -1
  • Briton

    Change the subject.

    Feb 01st, 2017 - 01:29 pm -1
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