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Trump threatens to retaliate against countries like Japan, Uruguay that issued travel warnings

Discussion in 'The NF Café' started by Sherlōck, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Sherlōck

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    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump threatened undefined retaliation Friday against countries and organizations that because of gun violence.

    "If they did that, we'd just reciprocate," Trump said during a wide-ranging impromptu gaggle with reporters at the White House, en route to fundraisers in New York.

    He added: "We are a very reciprocal nation with me as the head. When somebody does something negative to us in terms of a country, we do it to them."

    and a growing list of countries have begun issuing warnings about travel to the United States because of gun violence, including mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

    Know the risks:

    Other countries in recent yearshave cited U.S. gun violence in travel advisories, with varying degrees of intensity. They include Uruguay, Venezuela, Japan, Germany, Ireland, and New Zealand.

    In an advisory issued Wednesday, Amnesty International said: "Depending on the traveler's gender identity, race, country of origin, ethnic background, or sexual orientation, they may be at higher risk of being targeted with gun violence, and should plan accordingly."

    Trump did not specify any particular country, or what he might do to retaliate.

    Trump also said he received another "beautiful letter" from Kim Jong Un, in which the North Korea leader protested recent "war games" – joint military exercises – between the United States and South Korea.

    Trump said he sympathized with Kim's complaint, saying he "never liked" the exercises because "I don't like paying for" them. He said he approved the recent round of exercises because he thought they were necessary.

    Trump also questioned whether September trade talks would take place between the United States and China, as they are locked in a renewed tariff war.

    While both sides still want a trade agreement, Trump said, "we'll see whether or not we keep our meeting in September ... We are winning and winning big."

    The president said the nation's children should not worry as they head back to school this fall, even amid a spate of mass shootings in recent years.

    "They have nothing to fear,' he said. "They have nothing to worry about."

     
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    GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS MOVEMENT ISSUES TRAVEL WARNING FOR THE U.S. DUE TO RAMPANT GUN VIOLENCE

    Amnesty International today calling for possible travelers and visitors to the United States to exercise extreme caution when traveling throughout the country due to rampant gun violence, which has become so prevalent in the United States that it amounts to a human rights crisis. It aims to hold up a mirror to the U.S. using the model of the United States Department of State’s travel advice for U.S. travelers to other countries.

    “Travelers to the United States should remain cautious that the country does not adequately protect people’s right to be safe, regardless of who they might be. People in the United States cannot reasonably expect to be free from harm – a guarantee of not being shot is impossible,” said Ernest Coverson, campaign manager for the End Gun Violence Campaign at Amnesty International USA. “Once again, it is chillingly clear that the U.S. government is unwilling to ensure protection against gun violence.”

    The travel advisory addressed growing gun violence, mostly hate crimes, including racism and discrimination, highlighting that the traveler’s race, country of origin, ethnic background, sexual orientation or gender identity may place them at higher risk after recent attacks linked to white supremacist ideology.

    The action called attention to the extent to which all aspects of life in the United States have been compromised in some way by unfettered access to guns, without comprehensive and uniform regulation of their acquisition and use. By prioritizing gun ownership over basic human rights, the U.S. government is willfully and systematically failing on multiple levels and ignoring its international obligations to protect people’s rights and safety.

    Amnesty International has been calling for common sense reform regarding the use and possession of firearms, including comprehensive background checks, national regulations for registering and licensing firearms, required training, a ban on high capacity magazines/assault weapons, and mandatory safe-storage laws. Amnesty International USA’s campaign to end gun violence has focused efforts on passing S.42., the Assault Weapons ban, and the Disarm Hate Act.

    Background

    A report by Amnesty International, “ ” examined how all aspects of American life have been compromised in some way by the unfettered access to guns, with no attempts at meaningful national regulation.

    Last month, Amnesty International examining how survivors of gun violence in the United States suffer years of trauma and pain due to a destructive combination of government policies which ignore their needs.

     
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    Countries offer travel warnings over U.S. violence and racism; Donald Trump threatens retaliation

    “Depending on the traveler’s gender identity, race, country of origin, ethnic background or sexual orientation, they may be at higher risk of being targeted with gun violence, and should plan accordingly,” the human-rights organization in a travel advisory last week.

    The warning is for potential visitors to the United States.

    A variety of governments -- including those of Japan, Germany, Ireland, The Bahamas and New Zealand -- offer similar travel advisories to their citizens, .

    “Heeding to the possibility that shooting incidents could happen anywhere in the U.S., which is a gun society, please continue to stay alert as a precautionary measure,” the Consulate General of Japan .

    The Bahamas advises “young males” to be especially careful when interacting with the police.

    These warnings were brought to President Donald Trump’s attention last Friday when he was taking questions from the press corps outside the White House. The president said he wasn’t aware of such advisories, then added he would retaliate against any country that issued them.

    “Well, I can’t imagine that,” he said. “But if they did that, we’d just reciprocate. We are a very reciprocal nation with me as the head. When somebody does something negative to us in terms of a country, we do it to them.”

    The mass shootings this month in Texas and Ohio have led some countries to highlight warnings about traveling to the U.S., but such . They bring attention not just to the incidence of violence and racism in the country but also various benign cultural differences, such as the relative acceptability of nudity.

     
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    Amnesty International Issues A Travel Advisory For The US


    Amnesty International has issued a travel advisory for the U.S., following the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. The two shootings which occurred on the same weekend claimed 31 lives. Uruguay, Venezuela and Japan are some of the countries that have also issued travel advisories for the U.S..

    In its advisory, Amnesty warns people around the world to exercise caution and have an emergency contingency plan “in their travel across the U.S.”. The rights group goes further to warn that a person’s country of origin, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation or gender identity may make it riskier for them in the U.S. It urges people to be safe as the country has failed to adequately protect the right of people to be safe.

    The gunman of the El Paso shooting confessed that he was targeting Mexicans. A 24-year old woman who had known the Dayton gunman remarked that he was hateful towards women because they refused to date him.

    The U.S. has seen at least 17 mass shootings in 2019 alone. That is an average of one shooting every 12.7 days of the year. The most recent ones in El Paso and Dayton were only 13 hours apart.

    There is no agreed definition of what constitutes a mass shooting. Different organisations and rights’ groups keep their lists, often differing in the criteria of what the elements of a mass shooting are. Although the FBI does not have an official definition, it describes a mass shooting to be an incident where two or more people are killed excluding the suspect.

    To remedy this growing menace, experts advocate for gun control. Proponents of gun control advocate for better background checks in the ownership of guns, arguing that a comprehensive and well-designed background check can significantly reduce the occurrence of a mass shooting.

    However, gun control has been such a big issue of debate in the U.S. that an agreeable solution is yet to be found. The second amendment of the U.S. constitution protects the individual right to bear arms. Being a constitutional right, opposition to gun control laws stems from its attempt to infringe on constitutional rights. The tragic result of the tensions is that more innocent lives are lost at the hand of mass killings.

    In response to the travel advisories issued, President Donald Trump threatened to “reciprocate” to the individual countries.

    The Organization for World Peace will be monitoring this situation closely.

     
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    Dumb move on Trump's part here... don't blame them for saying it's dangerous, it certainly can be.

    Wrong place wrong time....
     
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    Jesus. Uruguay, why?

    Japan, you literally have anime called Rapeman...

    Shut the fuck up.
     
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    Unwise move. Also lol'd at the travel warning against Japan. The only place you really have to worry about there is Roppongi.
     
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    Here we go again with the carrot......
     
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    A 30 year old comic book lmao
     
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    Also we have this thread made already lol
     
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    He's gonna issue a travel warning against Japan? What for, Godzilla attacks?
     
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    This can't possibly backfire.

     
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    For gun laws that infringe on American freedom, probably.
     
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    Other countries: hey no offense but America you’re kinda acting violent and aggressive these days.

    US: No Im not, HOW DaRE YOU! YOu’ll pay for this!!!
     
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    Godzilla
    Gamera
    Bug helmet motorists
    Angsty teenagers piloting a giant mecha
    Tentacle monsters

    Japan is quite dangerous.
     
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    I agree with you.

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