Let’s look at the key players. Chad is a country that borders Niger and is 53.1 percent Muslim with Catholics being the second most religious group.
Niger is a country the borders Chad and Mali and 80-94 percent of the population is Muslim.
Mali is a country that borders Niger and is 98 percent Muslim.
The situation is calm, unlike most other situations as the United States elite military personnel teams up with the Nigerian military, along with Chad, to help combat Islamic extremist in Mali. There are more African countries joining the Coalition to combat Muslim extremist. And now… the trouble begins.
Trump puts a travel ban on Chad, a Muslim country. Really! I guess Trump forgot we are getting help from Chad and other Muslim countries in the region against Mali. There are American citizens who are from Chad as well as other countries that are helping the United States military in the region. It astonishes me that the Census Bureau defines white people as having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. This mean people from Libya are considered white even though they are African. This also mean people from Israel are considered white even though they are from the Middle East. To go further, Iraqis and Iranian people are considered white by the Census Bureau even though they are considered Middle Eastern countries. Also, this would mean Iraq would be considered white as Iraq is located in the Middle East Funny how society say who is considered white and who are not. As I looked upon the list of banned countries, I see people who are considered black, yellow, or brown are on the list and I meant no disrespect on that statement. There are not any white Muslim countries listed on the banned countries such as Kosovo or Albania. If this is really the true situation then no country should be on the travel ban because every country on earth is not one hundred percent Muslim. Even Iraq has a percentage of Christian people within their country.
Trump wants the help and the backing of Chad, but don’t want any of its citizens visiting America because of paper issue(s). Wrap this around your head for a moment. You want the backing of a country to help protect your troops, but you put a ban on the same country that is supporting and helping you. Do you believe they will continue to help you or do you believe they would pull out or worse? This is why I believe Trump cost American lives. The lives of the Americans could have been saved if he did not put the ban on Chad. As a former military service member, I feel sorry for the families affected by the actions of someone who decides to ban its citizens from coming to America. I feel hurt and sadden by the fact that the lives could have been saved. They say we have freedom in this country. Look around you. Do we really have freedom in this country?