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2019-12-06 Home Front: WoT
Naval Air Station Pensacola shooter who killed 3 was Saudi aviation student, investigators eye potential terror link
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Posted by Frank G 2019-12-06 13:17|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [714 views ]  Top

#1 A Saudi aviation student.....

I think I've seen this....
Posted by Beavis 2019-12-06 13:33||   2019-12-06 13:33|| Front Page Top

#2 Here we go again.
Posted by Unosh Hupinelet8756 2019-12-06 13:34||   2019-12-06 13:34|| Front Page Top

#3 I'm so f---ing sick of this.
Posted by Lex 2019-12-06 13:44||   2019-12-06 13:44|| Front Page Top

#4 Time to put the Soddies on the travel ban list.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-12-06 14:24||   2019-12-06 14:24|| Front Page Top

#5 Moefficient of 1
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-12-06 14:36||   2019-12-06 14:36|| Front Page Top

#6 No mention of the target - random PX hit? Classroom full of the finest?
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-12-06 15:26||   2019-12-06 15:26|| Front Page Top

#7 If there was any kind of "sponsorship" on the part of a politician or military person, we need to know who they are.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-12-06 16:10||   2019-12-06 16:10|| Front Page Top

#8 Saudi air force 2nd lieutenant, according to the Daily Mail article linked above, which has a bad photo of the miscreant. He ran amok shortly before 7 a.m, in a classroom building, killing three and wounding eight. The article adds:

A person familiar with the program said that Saudi Air Force officers selected for military training in the United States are intensely vetted by both countries.

The Saudi personnel are 'hand-picked' by their military and often come from elite families, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they did not have permission to speak to a reporter. Trainees must speak excellent English, the person said.


The Saudi king call President Trump to offer condolences. If the young man was indeed carefully vetted, apologies may also be in order, and a serious investigation of all involved on the Saudi side.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-12-06 16:44||   2019-12-06 16:44|| Front Page Top

#9 On Wednesday a sailor shot up the Pearl Harbor naval base before committing suicide — he’s still not been publicly identified nor his purpose explained.

Today this. Is it coincidence, or is something more going on?
Posted by trailing wife 2019-12-06 16:53||   2019-12-06 16:53|| Front Page Top

#10 "come from elite families"

Our "allies."
Posted by Lex 2019-12-06 16:56||   2019-12-06 16:56|| Front Page Top

#11 Thank you TW, didn't hit that link.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-12-06 16:57||   2019-12-06 16:57|| Front Page Top

#12 Now, bomb threat at Patrick AFB too.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-12-06 16:57||   2019-12-06 16:57|| Front Page Top

#13 ^ re Patrick AFB:

The 45th Space Wing first reported the threat, which they say prompted evacuations in the “immediate area” for safety reasons at 3:31 pm.
An “all-clear” was given at 4:30 p.m.
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Posted by Lex 2019-12-06 17:00||   2019-12-06 17:00|| Front Page Top

#14 One thing is certain. It sure the hell won't be called "workplace violence".
Posted by Woodrow 2019-12-06 17:29||   2019-12-06 17:29|| Front Page Top

#15 You try to give Islam the benefit of doubt on these things but then the perp's name turns out to be Mohammad again. It boggles the mind.
Posted by jpal 2019-12-06 17:31||   2019-12-06 17:31|| Front Page Top

#16 I am thankful the SOB didn't fly a jet on a suicide mission to D.C., NYC, or into a Gulf Coast school or hospital.

Evidently 9/11 wasn't a loud enough wake-up call.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-12-06 17:36||   2019-12-06 17:36|| Front Page Top

#17 9/11 wasn't even close to being a wake-up call for the powers that be. I was still a "moderate" and a "Democrat" when it occurred, but I was flabbergasted that ALL of the media talking heads were cautioning me and others to "not jump to conclusions". 9/11 was my wake-up call, I found an article at The Belmont Club site regarding 3 conclusions regarding the west and Islam and nothing about the world to me would ever be the same.

But one has to only look at the not-give-a-damn TSA phoniness to be sure that "our betters" didn't learn ANYTHING.
Posted by Crusader 2019-12-06 17:42||   2019-12-06 17:42|| Front Page Top

#18 Here's the article I meant to refererence:
http://belmontclub.blogspot.com/2003/09/three-conjectures-pew-poll-finds-40-of.html
Posted by Crusader 2019-12-06 17:43||   2019-12-06 17:43|| Front Page Top

#19 Good link. Thanks.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2019-12-06 21:43||   2019-12-06 21:43|| Front Page Top

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