Following the announcement of President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order, conspiracy theories surrounding the real reason for the order have appeared online. Images like this circulated on social media channels:
Could there really be a more nefarious reason behind the “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” executive order? The new ban would be for the next 90 days and coincides with a pause in the the admission of all refugees to the United States for the next four months. The order also calls for a review of the suspension of the Visa Interview Waiver Program, which allows travelers from 38 countries to re-new travel authorizations without an in-person interview. While parts of it have been suspended by an emergency stay granted by Judge Ann Donnelly, the law currently stands.
However, whether it is a conspiracy involving Trump’s global business, the Rothschild banking dynasty, or the International Monetary Fund is up for debate. But the above map highlighting the countries of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen as “the final remaining countries without an IMF/Rothschild bank” is incorrect.
As Skeptoid points out, a similiar meme made the rounds in 2014. It reads:
“There are only 9 countries in the world without a Rothschild Central Bank: Russia, China, Iceland, Cuba, Syria, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Hungary. Isn’t it funny that we are always at war with these countries?”
The United States has never been at war with Iceland, Hungary, and Venezuela. Here is a list of all wars involving the United States.
There are other lists of similar countries every time, but the name “Rothschild” is always used. Mayer Amschel Rothschild, considered the “founding father of finance,” was a German Jewish banker and the founder of the Rothschild “banking dynasty.” Conspiracy theorists claim that the dynasty owns these banks.
The list contradicts what is being claimed in the circulating meme regarding the Muslim ban. Noticeably absent from alleged Rothschild control is North Korea, Russia, and Syria.
However, six of the seven countries that are part of the refugee ban are the same ones retired General of the United States Army Wesley Clark said the U.S. planned to destroy in 2007. Watch it above. Lebanon has been exchanged for Yemen.
Clark says in the video that the war is for oil and will end with taking on Iran.
In a Reddit thread titled “Let me get this straight…the US government started a 16+ year multi-part war in the Middle East and is now trying to guilt people into accepting refugees from the same wars they caused instead of fixing the countries they f**cked up…?” Redditor runtyrobot writes:
1. War is money. A lot of money.
2. To start a war, you need public acceptance to a certain extent. Not 100%, not even 50%. But you need some public backing.
3. First, you need an enemy; Employing/recruiting highly educated people to recruit and rally the less educated, fueling their religious belief. (ie. [leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al] al-Baghdadi holds a doctorate in education). Effectively creating an enemy to fear – the terrorists. Because just like when the Commies were propagandized – they’re posed as the enemy that would kill and harm everyone, not just combatants. Even you.
4. Empowering the image of the enemy – making them feared; Organize terror attacks to prove the above statement – enforcing the image of the enemy, fueling the public fear. Because no matter how you twist and turn it – terror works.
5. You now have the grounds for war – and earning mountains and mountains of money.
6. Maintaining the war; The war will create refugees – it’s only natural. Mostly ordinary people trying to get themselves and their families to safety – and possibly lead a new life.
7. Overstate the refugee problem in the media – creating a false narrative, exaggerating the problem – and even a narrative of them being protected by liberals – and stories of stories being suppressed.
8. Rising demand amongst the population to send the refugees home – mostly due to the narratives. Slowly sway the general political orientation of the population to a more nationalistic view, again by media narrative.
9. The rising demand to send the refugees home puts a wanted pressure on the government to solve the problem by sending them home. But they can’t be sent home to a destabilized region – so we need to stabilize it; more war.
As for why Trump left countries like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt off the list, it’s known and documented. According to New York Daily News, “Trump’s sprawling business empire — which he has refused to rescind ownership of — holds multi-million dollar licensing and development deals in all of those countries.”
All three of those countries have been the nationalities of the people behind the majority of terrorist attacks on the United States, according to Al Jazeera.