The Department Of Homeland Security Has Banned Electronic Devices

Submitted by: bliznik 7 months ago in News & Politics

So Trump campaigned on a promise to ban all Muslims

Unfortunately, he found out only after he was elected President that such a ban is unconstitutional. So Rudy Giuliani helped him modify this ban to only target 6 of the 50 Muslim-majority countries in the world.

But that executive order was so poorly crafted, that it was immediately criticized and was slapped down with injunctions from three Federal Court judges.

So Trump reworded the executive order to be a bit "more constitutional," but since it was so similar to the previous order, two of the three Federal Court judges also threw injunctions at the "more constitutional" Muslim ban, essentially arguing that the previous unconstitutional executive order had tainted similar executive orders.

Now Trump is banning electronic devices from being used on flights from those six countries...plus two more...arguing that any electronic devices from those countries might be bombs! As if a bomb in check-in baggage is far safer than a bomb in the cabin of an airplane.

There's something awfully fishy going on here. Trump keeps trying to use our fear of terrorists to specifically target international flights coming from these eight countries. It seems like either:

1. Trump has actually started reading intelligence reports, and is responding to a specific threat, 
2. Trump is trying to enact any kind of ban on those eight countries whatsoever, so he can declare a victory, or
3. Trump is doing everything in his power to kill business for airlines that travel to/from those eight countries.

What do you think is going on here, IAB?
There are 5 comments:
Male 552
UK airlines are following suit too, it looks like there has been some legitimate intelligence on this.
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Male 4,155
Or maybe some intel was gathered from the raid in Yemen on plans to use electronic devices as bombs. You know, something boring and trivial like that.
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Male 260
'The restriction prohibits airline passengers from carrying laptops in cabin luggage on inbound direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.'

This is how HuffPost is reporting the UK version of the coming (?) ban. Lebanon's not a majority muslim country.

Curiouser and curiouser! Trouble is, Trump's so muddied the waters with his tweets that it's even harder to work out whether this might be real or not, but the UK is buying in.
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Male 260
mikesex Just an update: US and UK seem to be planning to apply these rules to different countries.
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Male 6,158
Maybe he is afraid they would be used to spy on him while he is using his golden throne 
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