Anonymous has been highly critical of several of the policies of the new US President Donald Trump, and his announcement of banning Muslims from 7 Islamic nations entering the US has seen a similar criticism from the hacktivist group.
In a video released recently by Anonymous that has one of its representatives in its trademark Guy Fawkes mask, the group has been extremely critical of what Trump has announced.
Donald Trump announced that the US would not let citizens of 7 Muslim nations that include Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen. Along with the travel ban, the US President has also suspended the Syrian Refugee program to prevent the entry of the asylum seekers from Syria to enter into the US.
Anonymous has bashed Trump for this step. The Anonymous representative asks the US government and the people that why they didn’t show this kind of righteousness when the crisis in the Middle East was being created.
In 2011, as specified by Anonymous in the video, Syria had the highest standard of living among the African nations. It also had a free medical service for all of its citizens. However, it was the intervention of the western nations led by the US, which led to the current crisis in Syria.
The US supported rebels against the Asad government, but the weapons supplied by the US ended up with the terrorist groups like the ISIS. Also, there have been gross human rights violations and extreme violence perpetrated by the US, which is evident from the fact that in 2016 along, the US dropped 26,000 bombs in different countries in the Middle East and surrounding countries of African and South Asia.
Anonymous blames the US for the crisis in Syria, so the current government and people cannot refrain from supporting the refugees that are fleeing Syria do to the US’s wrongdoings.
Anonymous Official Message to Donald Trump :-
Greetings world, We are Anonymous.
On Friday January 27th, 2017 President Trump issued an executive order suspending the Syrian refugee program and temporarily banning entries for people coming from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Syria.
The backlash has been fierce and public figures around the world have voiced their outrage. On one hand this is understandable, given the humanitarian implications, however one has to ask: Where was this outrage when the refugee crisis was being created? Where was the righteous indignation in 2011 when the Obama administration toppled the Libyan government, first by sending in the CIA to back rebel groups (that ended up having direct ties to Al-Qaeda) and then using airstrikes to finish the job?
Prior to this intervention Libya had one of the highest standards of living of any country in Africa (according to the UN). They even had free healthcare.Today the country is a failed state, plagued by ongoing violence. That’s why these people are trying to escape.
And where was this righteous indignation in 2012 when the U.S. began providing weapons, money and training to rebel groups in Syria in an attempt to overthrow Assad? Even at the time it was known that most of these weapons were ending up in the hands of jihadists, and it was no secret that these groups were committing horrific atrocities. Again why do you think these people are trying to escape?
Then there was Yemen, where the Obama administration quietly supported Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign for over a year, before finally getting their hands dirty and launching direct airstrikes in 2016.
This warmongering continued till the very end. Here’s a map of where the 26,171 thousand bombs Obama dropped just in his last year of office fell.
Bombs dropped by Obama in 2016
You know it seems to me that the inhabitants of these countries would have preferred that you stand up against the wars that destroyed their homeland before and while it was happening, rather than take issue to where they are allowed to go in the aftermath. Just saying.
None of this is a defense of Trump’s order. It doesn’t make any sense that Iran be included on the list while Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Egypt get a free pass. Especially considering that Saudi Arabia is most prolific purveyor of Wahhabi extremism in the world. That is of course unless you look at this through a geopolitical lens. Which brings us back to the real crux of the issue: war.
After 8 years of covering for Obama’s foreign policy, the left already has a credibility problem, and the current strategy of throwing temper tantrums at Trump’s each and every turn (which started before he took office) isn’t helping. Inside your echo chamber you might feel like revolutionaries, but from the outside, your selective outrage is reeks of hypocrisy and low brow partisanship. You’re also burning through your ammunition before the battles that are really going to count (like another war or an expansion of police state powers).
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not Forgive.
We do not Forget.