News and Analysis (4/11/19)

Trump’s unprecedented classification of a governmental entity as a terrorist organization not only threatens the stability of the region …

… and overlooks that “Iran has not posed a serious terror threat to the United States since the 1980s” …

… with Pompeo flaunting his ignorance by asserting a link between al-Qaeda and Iran in front of a Congressional committee …

…it also overlooks “that Trump ‘was a knowing partner in a likely Iranian Revolutionary Guard money-laundering scheme'” …

… and lays “the groundwork for a military strike – using the 2001 law as justification” and for an illegal war:

On the bright side by declaring the IRG a terrorist organization the Trump administration negates the only valid argument against declaring the IDF a terrorist organization:

Judiciary Committee members wept “during the testimony of Mohammad Abu-Salha, whose daughters and son-in-law were gunned down in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 2015″ six weeks after their wedding”:

The Act repeals all versions of Trump’s Muslim ban and prohibits religious discrimination in immigration “and restores the separation of powers by limiting overly broad executive authority to issue future travel bans” …

… and could end the irony of a ban that prevents an American-born Department of Defense employee from reuniting with “his wife, a Syrian native stranded in Turkey”:

All adult Uighers in Xinjiang are expected to undergo what police call “health checks”, which involve “collecting several types of biometric data, including DNA, blood type, fingerprints, voice recordings and face scans”:

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