Confused Trump: Terror Attack Occurred in Pakistan’s Town of Sehwan, Not Sweden



President Rump enters Marine One on White House lawn
By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today
US new President Donald Trump confused the Swedes and Pakistanis in particular and the people of other countries of the world in general by confusing the terror attack in Pakistan’s town of Sehwan with Sweden. 
Sehwan is a historic town located in Jamshoro District of Sindh province in Pakistan. It stands on the west bank of the Indus, 80 miles (130 km) northwest of Hyderabad which is provincial capital of Sindh.
In Sehwan, at least 88 people were martyred and 343 were injured on February 16, this year when a suicide bomber attacked the crowed Sufi Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.
But, addressing a crowed rally in Melbourne, Florida on Saturday night (February 18, 2017), the puzzled President Trump said “We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night [February 17] in Sweden…who would believe this?”
Echoing his anti-Muslim approach—the earlier statements like a ban on Muslims, entering the United States and a visa-ban on the seven Islamic countries, Trump elaborated by arguing that European countries were facing terrorists under the disguise of refugees. He stated, “Sweden…they took in large numbers. They’re having problems like the never thought possible. You look what’s happening in Brussels. You look at what’s happening all over the world. Take a look at Nice. Take a look at Paris.”
High officials and media of the Sweden pointed out the non-existent of any terror attack in their country, as mentioned by the President Trump.
Sweden’s foreign ministry spokeswoman, Catarina Axelsson said that the Swedish embassy in Washington also contacted the State Department to request clarification of Trump’s remarks and was waiting for an answer.
Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt has asked “what has Donald Trump been smoking?” after the President alluded to a mystery recent attack in the country. 
Besides, Swedish people have expressed their bewilderment on the social media over President Donald Trump’s allusion to a terror attack in their country, which did not actually happen. Some people remarked that Trump is a crazy man; some wrote that Trump is a mad man and some opined that Trump gave these remarks under the influence of drugs or he was over-drunk.
In Pakistan too, various media analysts, including people on social media declared the US President Donald Trump as the confused personality, who has confused the terror assault in Pakistan’s town of Sehwan with Sweden. Some of them have called him a fool or joke. They have raised the questions as to how a perplexed person has become the president of the US and as to how he would run the country.
In this regard, a blogger in the website ( wrote, “Many have theorized that the President Trump has a tendency to make public remarks based on what he’s seen on television on any given day. Given this, a school librarian who runs one of Sweden’s official Twitter accounts, wondered whether his comments were inspired by an interview  aired Friday evening on Fox News with documentary-maker Ami Horowitz, whose recent film argues that there is a relationship between Sweden’s new refugee population and high crime rates…Trump was alluding to terror attacks in Europe to justify his frustration that a federal court two weeks ago blocked the implementation of a controversial executive order which temporarily banned foreigners from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.”
However, US President Donald Trump has gone so ahead in manipulating and equating the so-called threat of the Islamic militants and terrorism with all the Muslims that its seems, perhaps, he also sees Muslims in the daydreaming.
Here, it is also notable that western politicians and media always show discrimination in relation to the terror attacks which take place in the US and Europe and the Islamic countries. In this respect, when any terrorism-related incident occurs in the US or Europe, especially their media give a larger coverage and give various developments in this connection for several days. But when such a terror assault takes place in a Muslim country, it has very little coverage. In this regard, various kinds of terror attacks which occurred in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and particularly Pakistan could not get appropriate coverage as compared to those ones which took place in the US and Europe, while, lives of the peoples of the Islamic nations are as important as those of the white people. Hence, question arises as to why this discriminatory treatment?
Nevertheless, people all over the world expect that American president should be a wise person, having statesmanship-like qualities such as diplomatic skill, farsightedness, sobriety, good decision-making power etc., while working under pressure, during a crisis.
Quite contrarily, body language and way of speaking of the impulsive Donald Trump show that he is guided by ungoverned temper, and he lacks leadership qualities like farsightedness, wisdom, crisis-management, diplomatic skill etc. He cannot work in pressure, as he has been puzzled over continued duress of his criticism in wake of perennial protest-marches and rallies in America, Europe and elsewhere in the world—people are raising the slogans that Trump as the president is unacceptable.  In fact, he is neither a politician nor a statesman, as his contradictory statements and anti-Muslim rhetoric display.
Famous thinker of international relations, Hans Morgenthau opines that external policy of a country should be moulded in accordance “with the exigencies and circumstances of time and place” otherwise, there will be “failure of the foreign policy.” It is quite true in case of the pro-Israeli and pro-Indian Trump who makes decisions in accordance with his personal liking and disliking, favoritism and disfavortism instead of the exigencies of circumstances and the concerned country, is likely to commit many follies in the near future, which will further thwart the American foreign policy goals, because, he does not have political wisdom.
Hence, question also arises, as to how President Donald Trump would made good decisions on the major issues which at present, America is facing internally and externally.
In this context, the most dangerous point is that being the commander in chief of the US armed forces,President Trump can issue order of nuclear attack on any rival major power like China and Russia or any small country like Iran, Yemen, Syria and Pakistan, which would envelop the entire world.
Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations

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  1. Seems someone wants to make a clown out of Trump. You know it is all an entertainment for the masses. Liberté, Egalité, Varieté

  2. Edward, might this describe Izzy?

    Ósnotr maðr þykkisk allt vita,
    ef hann á sér í vá veru; hittki hann veit, hvat hann skal við kveða
    ef hans freista firar

  3. “…lives of the peoples of the Islamic nations are as important as those of the white people. Hence, question arises as to why this discriminatory treatment?”

    In my opinion, the USG and media are only interested in what they can exploit politically. Terrorist attacks that occur on western soil always result in increased intrusive “security measures”. Or, in other words, more removal of our rights. Western governments use terrorist attacks on western soil as an excuse to implement policies which the public would never accept otherwise. They create problems to offer their agenda as the solution. They create fear so the public will crawl to them for protection.

    I respectfully disagree that it has anything to do with the importance of white people, as you have suggested. Western governments do not care about white people. A good example is how police shoot nearly twice as many white people in America, as they do black people, but you never hear about white people being shot dead by cops because it can’t be exploited as a racially motivated crime. In mixed race violent crimes involving white and blacks in America, blacks are the aggressor 80% of the time, but the MSM presents the illusion that it’s the other way around. The USG and media do not care about anyone, anywhere. All they care about is what they can exploit to further their own devious goals.

    • If there was ever a comment worthy of being scrubbed off of the page, the one made by Izzy in the Facebook comments is it. What a tool. Unless you have something objective or useful to contribute, just save yourself the embarrassment and keep your narrow minded thoughts to yourself. Islamaphobia is a fabrication of Tel-Aviv, primarily starting with the false flag 9/11 attack committed by Israel. The whole purpose was to provide the illusion that the western world and Israel share a common enemy, so that “goyim” nations will fight and die killing Israel’s enemies, while they sit back and collect our tax dollars. It appears that Izzy has soaked up the Zionist propaganda like a tampax. If you don’t like VT, don’t come here. It’s that simple.

  4. Typical media hit job using an unclear statement and run wild with the interpretation. Also well distributed around the globalist controlled media outlets.

    Trump later tweeted “my statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden.”

    It was a Fox News segment that aired on Friday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” dealing with the Swedish refugee crime.

    The media is showing off their total uselessness. They either cover up all the governmental wrongdoings or they go crazy and make up all kinds off BS to damage it or part of it. And just promoting the corporate, war and globalist agenda.

  5. Resorting to ad hominems is a sign of ignorance. IBS seems more likely a troll than anything.
    Jim and Gordon better find out why their checks from israel haven’t been forth coming.LOL!
    Edward, totally agree with you. Spot on.

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