Most Read
    Image 01 Image 02 Image 03

    Florida Naval Air Station Shooter a Saudi Aviation Student

    Florida Naval Air Station Shooter a Saudi Aviation Student

    Officials investigating if it is terrorism-related.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di1kNl6kjaI

    Authorities identified the shooter at the Pensacola, FL, Naval Air Station as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a Saudi Arabia national.

    Alshamrani shot and killed three people at the station this morning:

    The shooter — who was wielding a handgun, despite firearms not being allowed on base — was confronted and taken out by a pair of responding officers, officials say. Two people were killed at the scene while a third victim died after being rushed to a local hospital. Seven others suffered injuries and are undergoing treatment, including the two officers, one of whom was shot in the arm and the other in the knee. Both are expected to survive.

    “The government of Saudi Arabia needs to make things better for these victims,” Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., who says he has spoken to President Trump about the shooting, told reporters during a press conference Friday afternoon. “They are going to owe a debt here given that this is one of their individuals.”

    “Anyone who serves in the Navy knows that this is a special place, Naval Air Station Pensacola,” DeSantis added. “All these brave warriors who wear the wings, they come through here for flight training. And so this is a dark day for a very great place.”

    The Associated Press reported officials have begun investigating if it was terrorism-related.

    The Naval Air Station hosts the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity’s International Training Center. Cmdr. Bill Gibson, the man in charge, said in 2017 that placing “international students in our U.S. Navy training and culture helps build partnership capacity for both the present and for the years ahead.”

    The Navy confirmed people from Saudi Arabia make up “[T]he majority of the hundreds of students that have participated in the program.”

    DONATE

    Donations tax deductible
    to the full extent allowed by law.

    Comments



     
     0 
     
     4
    Anchovy | December 6, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Good thing they don’t allow guns on base.


       
       0 
       
       5
      ronk in reply to Anchovy. | December 6, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      the ultimate gun free zone, sort of an oxymoron. didn’t use to be that way, needs to go back to the way it was


       
       0 
       
       4
      TX-rifraph in reply to Anchovy. | December 6, 2019 at 5:39 pm

      Since “gun control” is actually people control, it is inevitable that the good guys will be unarmed and the bad guys will have the guns. The only question is whether this an unintended consequence or an intended consequence.


     
     0 
     
     7
    tiger66 | December 6, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    I, for one, am damn sick of the continuing misbehavior by the Saudis. I read that King Salman of Saudi Arabia called President Donald Trump to express his condolences over the attack. Condolences, my a–!

    Trump needs to extract some serious redress against “the kingdom” for this one. Three Americans killed, eight Americans wounded. B.S.! If Salman doesn’t do something meaningful, pull the damn plug.

    Make the Saudis DO something or cut them off. They need us way more than we need them. They’re just like all the rest: taking advantage of those stupid Americans.

    The days of “Thank you sir, may I have another.” are behind (HEH)us.


       
       0 
       
       3
      JusticeDelivered in reply to tiger66. | December 6, 2019 at 7:17 pm

      It was my opinion that immediately after 9-11 that we should have nuked half a dozen high population density Muslim cities, and made it clear that there were plenty more nukes available.

      I think that neutron weapons might be best, thou I read that those devices had been retired. The beauty of neutron devices is that they leave the real estate in good condition, while killing all the varmints.


     
     0 
     
     5
    stablesort | December 6, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    …and Gabriel Romero, the submariner in Hawaii was not from Saudi Arabia. Nor were the drivers of the USS McCain or USS Fitzgerald back in 2017.

    There is something wrong in our military and has been at least since the military has become a social justice program. Will the military look into these problems or will the politically correct DC/Academia culture continue to degrade our nation?


       
       0 
       
       7
      CDR D in reply to stablesort. | December 6, 2019 at 5:45 pm

      **There is something wrong in our military and has been at least since the military has become a social justice program.***

      This is it, and after eight years of the Obama reign there are many, many flag officers who are nothing more than politically correct lickspittles. As the saying goes, “A fish rots from the head.” It is going to take a lot of time and effort to clean house, just as it has with the courts. This is why the D’Rats are so frantic to get rid of Trump.


         
         0 
         
         4
        JusticeDelivered in reply to CDR D. | December 6, 2019 at 8:48 pm

        We need to drive a stake through the heart of Affirmative Action, and start judging everyone based on merit. If they do not measure up well, they should be broomed.


         
         0 
         
         1
        snopercod in reply to CDR D. | December 7, 2019 at 7:18 am

        The Secretary of the Navy is out. That’s a start.


         
         0 
         
         0
        The Friendly Grizzly in reply to CDR D. | December 7, 2019 at 9:36 am

        It was a social justice program when I was in, 77 to 81, and had been before that. Many things can be laid upon the backs of the Clintons and Obamas, but making our military a place for the otherwise unemployable is not one of them.


     
     0 
     
     4
    inspectorudy | December 6, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    One issue we have in our military is that after obama went through it with an order to remove any negative references to islam or muslims that just about wiped out any references to our present enemies in the world. He made it clear that NO profiling of muslims was to be allowed and no negative references were ever to be made about them or their religion (?). Hell, a white Christian, ex-priest male would be looked at harder than a muslim rookie.


     
     0 
     
     0
    randian | December 6, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    How did he get the gun past security? Muslim gate guards? Or did he acquire the gun on-base, inside the security cordon?


       
       0 
       
       2
      bobtuba in reply to randian. | December 6, 2019 at 7:26 pm

      That’s easy enough. There are as good as no searches at the gate and everyone can enter, as the National Museum of Naval Aviation is aboard NAS Pensacola, as is the Barrancas National Cemetery. It’s of course against the regulations, but “smuggling” a weapon through the gate is no problem whatsoever.


       
       0 
       
       2
      david7134 in reply to randian. | December 6, 2019 at 7:33 pm

      I have entered a number of based and once d is established you can just drive through. Immediately after 9/11 I had to give a talk and was very closely examined, but the airmen ascertained I was a doctor and they could wave me on if I had some percocet. I said keep on looking. Then I was to meet some friends on base to shoot skeet. I told the guard that was my purpose for entering the base and he asked me if I had a gun. I said I had a shotgun and he kept asking till I said I did not have a gun.

      This base is one of the biggest in terms of nuclear weapons.


    Leave a Comment

    Leave a Reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.

    Notify me of followup comments via e-mail (or subscribe without commenting.)

    Font Resize
    Contrast Mode
    Send this to a friend