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  • Saudi student watched mass shooting

    12/07/2019 10:29:31 AM PST · by Shark24 · 16 replies
    Fox News. ^ | Dec 7, 2019 | Fox News
    The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a Florida naval base Friday has hosted a dinner party the night before to watch videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official said Saturday.
  • Six Saudis are arrested over Pensacola naval base shooting including three who FILMED the attack by countryman who killed three and wounded eight before being shot dead - as FBI probes terror link

    12/07/2019 5:51:52 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 6, 2019 | By ANDREW COURT and SNEJANA FARBEROV
    The Air Force trainee who killed three and injured eight when he opened fire at a naval base in Florida assailed the United States as 'a nation of evil' before he went on his shooting rampage, AFP reports. The man, first identified by NBC News as Saudi national Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, opened fire inside a classroom at Naval Air Station in Pensacola early Friday morning. Police quickly responded to the scene and he was shot dead. US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation, said the suspect was a second lieutenant attending the aviation school...
  • Six Saudis are arrested over Pensacola naval base shooting including three who FILMED the attack by countryman who killed three and wounded eight before being shot dead - as FBI probes terror link

    12/06/2019 6:01:38 PM PST · by 10mm · 212 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Friday, Dec 6th 2019 | Andrew Court and Snejana Farberov
    * Shooting took place on base early Friday morning, sparking a lockdown. * Sources identified the suspected gunman as Saudi Air Force aviation student Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. * As of Friday evening, six Saudi nationals have been detained for questioning.* It's reported that three of them filmed the shooting as it happened. * Rep Matt Gaetz, a Republican representing Pensacola, called the shooting 'an act of terrorism'. * President Trump tweeted that King Salman told him 'the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter...'. * Three other people were shot and killed during incident inside...
  • 2 of Trump's closest allies will attend Saudi Arabia's 'Davos in the Desert'

    10/22/2019 4:02:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 22, 2019 | Bill Bostock
    Key members of Donald Trump's inner circle will attend the Saudi economic forum known as "Davos in the Desert" one year after shunning it in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi's murder. US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner will fly to Riyadh for the Future Investment Initiative (FII,) Quartz reported Monday. In October 2018, Mnuchin abandoned plans to attend the conference after talks with Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He never specified why he didn't attend, but the conference took place just weeks after Khashoggi's killing. The conference in Riyadh, which takes place from October...
  • Saudi Arabia Oil Facilities Ablaze After Drone Strikes

    09/14/2019 7:02:21 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 128 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/14/2019 | BBC Online
    (Moderator, if I can't excerpt the BBC, please note) Drone attacks have set alight two major oil facilities run by the state-owned company Aramco in Saudi Arabia, state media say. Footage showed a huge blaze at Abqaiq, site of Aramco's largest oil processing plant, while a second drone attack started fires in the Khurais oilfield. The fires are now under control at both facilities, state media said. A spokesman for the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen said it had deployed 10 drones in the attacks. The military spokesman, Yahya Sarea, told al-Masirah TV, which is owned by the Houthi movement...
  • Senate Votes to Block Trump’s Arms Sales to Gulf Nations in Bipartisan Rebuke

    06/20/2019 3:31:48 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    MSN News ^ | 6/20/2019 | Catie Edmondson
    The Senate voted to block the sale of billions of dollars of munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, in a sharp and bipartisan rebuke of the Trump administration’s attempt to circumvent Congress to allow the exports by declaring an emergency over Iran. In three back-to-back votes, Republicans joined Democrats to register their growing anger with the administration’s use of emergency power to cut lawmakers out of national security decisions, as well as the White House’s unflagging support for the Saudis despite congressional pressure to punish Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after the killing in October...
  • 'Arab leaders pressuring Palestinians to accept Trump plan'

    04/22/2019 1:01:07 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/4/19
    Arab leaders are pressuring the Palestinian Authority to accept the peace plan drawn up by the Trump administration, which is expected to be released this June, a source within the Palestinian Authority claims. According to a report over the weekend by the Qatari Alkhaleej Online outlet, a member of the Central Committee of PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ ruling Fatah party said that Arab leaders are applying “political and financial pressure” on the Palestinian Authority to accept the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ – a framework for a final status agreement between Israel and the PA drawn up by the White...
  • No thank you, Mr. Pecker

    02/07/2019 4:09:51 PM PST · by datricker · 28 replies
    medium.com ^ | 2/7/2020 | Jeff Bezos
    No thank you, Mr. Pecker Something unusual happened to me yesterday. Actually, for me it wasn’t just unusual — it was a first. I was made an offer I couldn’t refuse. Or at least that’s what the top people at the National Enquirer thought. I’m glad they thought that, because it emboldened them to put it all in writing. Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, I’ve decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten.
  • Senate defies Trump and votes to punish Saudis for Khashoggi slaying

    11/28/2018 9:47:55 PM PST · by Innovative · 38 replies
    LATimes ^ | Nov. 28,l 2018 | AP
    Defying President Trump, senators sent a strong signal Wednesday they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate voted 63 to 37 to move forward with legislation calling for an end to U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The vote was a rebuke not only to Saudi Arabia but to the Trump administration, which has been clear it does not want to torpedo the long-standing U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia over the killing.
  • Israel's Iron Dome Defense of Saudis Aims to Avert Collapse of Trump, Netanyahu's Entire Strategy

    11/25/2018 12:36:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Haaretz ^ | November 22, 2018 / Kislev 14, 5779 | Chemi Shalev
    But Democrats view it as yet another expression of the prime minister’s overzealous backing for a despised U.S. president The Mossad’s Kidon unit, which foreign media describe as Israel’s official assassination squad, must be worried sick over the fallout from the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Alongside its many successful hits, some of which are surely still unknown, Kidon’s men (and presumably women) have also known notorious failures, including the mistaken 1970 killing of Moroccan waiter Ahmed Bouchiki in Lillehammer, Norway, the failed 1997 assassination of Hamas leader Khaled Mashal in Jordan and...
  • Romney blasts Trump, Pompeo response to Saudis: 'Inconsistent' with 'American greatness'

    11/21/2018 12:56:19 PM PST · by detective · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/18 | John Bowden
    Sen.-elect Mitt Romney(R-Utah) (R-Utah) on Wednesday condemned President Trump's and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's latest comments about journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing, calling them "inconsistent" with the U.S. national interest. "The President's and Secretary of State's Khashoggi statements to date are inconsistent with an enduring foreign policy, with our national interest, with basic human rights, and with American greatness," Romney said in a statement. "Sanctions do not necessarily require ending the alliance; they do demand real and painful consequence," he added.
  • The DC Establishment Gets Almost Everything Wrong About Trump’s Saudi Posture

    11/21/2018 11:46:44 AM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 21, 2018 | Mollie Hemingway
    Of President Donald Trump’s many disruptions to the established order, his foreign policy has been perhaps the least understood and least accepted by elites. Yesterday, President Trump resisted public pressure and declined to significantly reorient American foreign policy in light of Saudi Arabia’s brutal killing of its political opponent Jamal Khashoggi, who was also a columnist for the Washington Post. In a statement, Trump said that what happened to Khashoggi was terrible, but that Saudi Arabia is an ally that shares our broader strategic interests in the region, while Iran remains a foe to be countered. Trump had already imposed...
  • Trump's Evangelical Advisers Meet Saudi Crown Prince In Rare Visit

    11/01/2018 8:16:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    NDTV ^ | November 2, 2018 | Michelle Boorstein, The Washington Post
    A group of prominent U.S. evangelical figures, including several of President Donald Trump's evangelical advisers, met Thursday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose role in the killing of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi remains unclear. In a statement that included smiling photos, the group said "it is our desire to lift up the name of Jesus whenever we are asked and wherever we go." The meeting at the royal palace in Riyadh comes amid widespread questions about the role the prince played in the operation that left Khashoggi dead after he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul...
  • Trump, industry work behind the scenes to save Saudi arms package

    10/24/2018 11:26:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Money Control ^ | October 25, 2018 | Reuters
    The Trump administration and the US defence industry are scrambling to save the few actual deals in the much-touted $110 billion arms package for Saudi Arabia as concerns rise about the role of the Kingdom's leadership over the death of a prominent critic. President Donald Trump has hedged his criticism of Saudi leaders over the disappearance and death of US resident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, insisting he does not want to imperil a "tremendous order" of $110 billion of weapons he says will support 500,000 US jobs - figures that experts say are highly exaggerated. Khashoggi's killing in...
  • Vanity: Saudis - Our "Friends" who Look and Act Exactly Like Beelzebub

    10/23/2018 11:00:13 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 35 replies
    October 23, 2018 | AAABEST
    Just another devolved heathen tribe. Their highest leaders are low-level thugs who commit heinous murder, dismember the body then tell insulting, childish lies to our faces. These devolved humans are the same heathen Wahhabis responsible for 911 - either DIRECTLY or by giving aid, cover and safety to the evil doers. Why are we friends with them again? I'll give you ONE guess. A nation like the USA absolutely cannot have cozy relationships (any relationships really) with blatant, cold blooded, liar-murderers. We should not be arming *any* Mideast tribes - those arms will eventually/inevitably be used for evil, possibly against...
  • In Khashoggi Disappearance, Turkey’s Slow Drip of Leaks Puts Pressure on Saudis

    10/19/2018 2:28:02 PM PDT · by detective · 51 replies
    MSN News ^ | 10/19/2018 | CARLOTTA GALL
    Since the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared over two weeks ago, details from the police investigation, including gory descriptions of audio recordings that reveal he was killed in Tarantino-like fashion, have been leaked, drip by drip, to keep the world suspended as the mystery unfolds. The calculated media strategy has proved remarkably effective for the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ensuring that the case remains front-page news around the world. But it has also served a deeper agenda — to push the United States to pressure Saudi Arabia — while shielding the government behind the news media to avoid...
  • Joe Scarborough Explains Why He Doesn't Think Trump Will Run for Re-Election (Unbelievable)

    10/18/2018 10:18:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 18, 2018 | Lauren Huff
    "He'll get money from the Saudis. He'll make money from Putin when he gets out — that's why he's been Putin's lapdog. Donald Trump is all about money," the 'Morning Joe' co-host said on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.' MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough has a bold political prediction: he doesn't think President Donald Trump will run for re-election in 2020. "I don't think Donald Trump's going to run for re-election. He didn't want to be elected president, he didn't think he would be elected president. He didn't even think he was going to get the Republican nomination....
  • John Brennan Accuses Trump of Conspiring With the Saudis

    10/18/2018 2:47:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former CIA Director John Brennan suggested Wednesday night that President Trump is conspiring with Saudi leaders to make up a story about journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance. The Saudi journalist was last seen on October 2 walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkey says the Saudis killed him, but Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud deny the charge. Trump suggested that he has no reason not to believe him and cited our economic relationship. That left Brennan with this theory. “So they’ve been working to concoct a story that’s going to stand...
  • Turkish Taffy

    10/14/2018 10:17:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    It seems to me the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, last seen in Istanbul, is Erdogan-brand Turkish taffy, a confection of sugary lies made to inflame Americans against the Saudis and aid the far more dangerous to our well-being mullahs of Iran I confess to prejudice in this matter. I think Iran is a grave threat to the world, and the Saudis are aiding us in constraining the mullahs. Like Matthew Continetti, I believe the Saudis are now an important counterterrorism ally and roiling the waters there would disrupt “energy markets, create pockets of instability in which jihadists and Iranian-backed militias...
  • As FBI Director Mueller Helped Cover Up Fla. 9/11 Probe, Court Docs Show

    08/25/2018 4:16:18 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 23, 2018 | Judicial Watch
    Court documents recently filed by the government further rock the credibility of Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller because they show that as FBI Director Mueller he worked to cover up the connection between a Florida Saudi family and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The documents reveal that Mueller was likely involved in publicly releasing deceptive official agency statements about a secret investigation of the Saudis, who lived in Sarasota, with ties to the hijackers. A Florida journalism nonprofit uncovered the existence of the secret FBI investigation that was also kept from Congress.