President Trump has been attacked by the left because of his migrant ban, but now one Marine veteran who works in Iraq came forward with a harsh reality check that’s leaving the president’s critics absolutely speechless. The message has been viewed an astounding 31 million times after being posted just 2 days ago.
Steven Gern is a Marine working in the Middle East alongside local Iraqis from Iraq. He asked his Iraqi counterparts what would happen if he wandered off base to hangout in a nearby town of Iraq and the response he got will send chills down your back.
The video begins with Gern recounting the conversation he had with his Iraqi counterparts, who said they were furious with President Trump’s ban, saying they felt like they were “betrayed by the Untied States.” Gern says didn’t want to make a partisan argument, but that sincerely wanted to get the truth from these Iraqis, and expose how “peaceful” average Iraqis view and treat Americans. So, he said:
“SO, I LISTENED TO WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY, AND AFTER THEY WERE DONE YELLING AND SCREAMING ABOUT THEIR OPINION ON THINGS, I ASKED A SIMPLE QUESTION, AND I GOT AN ANSWER TO THAT SIMPLE QUESTION, AND I GOT IT WITHOUT HESITATION. MY SIMPLE QUESTIONS WAS, ‘AS AN AMERICAN, IF I WENT OUT IN TOWN RIGHT NOW, WOULD I BE WELCOME?’”
See their response here:
Gern continued by saying:
“THEY ANSWERED ME, AND SAID, ‘ABSOLUTELY NOT, YOU WOULD NOT BE WELCOME.’ AND I SAID, ‘OKAY, WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I WENT IN TOWN?’
THEY SAID THE LOCALS WOULD SNATCH ME UP AND KILL ME WITHIN AN HOUR. I WOULD BE TORTURED FIRST, AND AFTER THEY WERE DONE TORTURING ME, I WOULD PROBABLY BE BEHEADED. IT WOULD GO ON VIDEO FOR EVERYBODY TO SEE AS AN EXAMPLE.”
These Iraqis are not ISIS or al-Qeada, but local Iraqis and they still gave a comment like that. Than, Gern asked:
“‘IF YOU WOULD DO THIS TO ME, IN YOUR COUNTRY, WHY WOULD I LET YOU IN MY COUNTRY? ALL THIS MEANS TO ME IS THAT IF YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THE LIFE OF AN AMERICAN, YOU WOULD DO IT.’”
Gern addressed the liberals who oppose Trump’s temporary ban, saying:
“MAYBE THAT’S SOMETHING Y’ALL NEED TO THINK ABOUT BACK THERE. IF THIS IS THE WAY SOME OF THESE CULTURES FEEL… ABOUT AMERICANS, WHY WOULD YOU BE SO NAIVE TO BELIEVE THAT, IF THEY CAME TO THE UNITED STATES, THEY WOULD DO ANYTHING ANY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT THEY WOULD DO RIGHT HERE IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY?
I’M JUST TRYING TO INFORM YOU ABOUT WHAT’S ACTUALLY HAPPENING ON THE GROUND IN ONE OF THE ‘BANNED COUNTRIES’ – SOMETHING YOU SHOULD PROBABLY THINK ABOUT.
I CAN’T GO OUT IN TOWN HERE. WHY SHOULD THEY GO OUT IN TOWN IN MY COUNTRY?”
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