United States Supreme Court Ruling on Travel Ban

December 5, 2017

United States Supreme Court Ruling on Travel Ban

Padmini Arhant

The latest ruling by U.S.Supreme Court favoring the White House indefinite travel ban on targeted countries via. Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela with six of them being Muslim majority nations is political in the face of the incumbent President Donald Trump”s personal remarks and views about Muslims in general.

The White House claim echoed by the Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the travel ban decision is to protect American people from harm by citizens of these nations is an irony considering the fact that all eight nations listed for travel ban are the victims of United States and allies aggression through air raids, bombing, continuous shelling and terror sponsoring besides illegal economic sanctions against them since 2011 and until now.

On the contrary, Saudi Arabia whose citizens were involved in 9/11 terror attack missing on the travel ban list confirms the administration and judiciary priority of vested interests over national interest.

The fundamental principles of democracy are slighted in applying the rule of law that are regrettably premised on external forces influenced U.S. foreign policy rather than earlier experience on national security threatened and compromised with internal collusion and so-called allies participation behind the worst terror attack on American soil.

The nations under constant attack and challenges from United States and allies perceived as threat while the ones that were actually responsible for 9/11 not to mention their footprints in subsequent terror activities in different parts of the world continued until today exempt from scrutiny is a bizarre position posing credibility factor on indifference in security matter.

The politically driven egregious decisions exemplify myopic perspectives with little or no concern for humanitarian values and America’s status on human rights and reliability on global relations critical in resolving myriad international crisis.

The reversal of ban against these nations with restrictions on those travelers from anywhere identified with verified criminal and/or terror involvement record barring discrimination otherwise against anybody is the sane approach that would guarantee cooperation and efficient intelligence sharing at global level necessary to avert any potential danger or security problem against United States and the rest of the world.

Inclusion and not isolation is the solution to manufactured terrorism and violence unleashed for profitability at human life expense. Accordingly, alienating nations of specific faith and others due to political disputes are neither reasonable nor pragmatic.

The politics aside, focus on economic, academic and cultural prospects with all nations are key to sustainable progress.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

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