Skip to comments.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
Posted on 12/06/2019 6:01:38 PM PST by 10mm
* 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 classroom building on base.
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Didnt learn a thing.
Makes me really mad.
Kick every last one of them out.
Cancel every single student visa while youre at it, Mr. President.
Islam is incompatible with the west.
At no point in history has any government ever wanted its people to be defenseless for any good reason ~ nully's son
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
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Look at it another way. Two million chicken nuggets are produced and shipped. A dozen of them in different locations are found with glass or plastic in them.
All two million are recalled by the factory.
Two million moslems are allowed into the USA. A dozen or more, in different locations will kill you...
I got banned from facebook in 15 seconds. The time, I think, is here.
The frog and the scorpion
We will find
sooner or later
if Achmed’ll pray
to a glowing crater
Complete text of Heavy.com article:
Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
By Jessica McBride
Updated Dec 6, 2019 at 7:40pm
Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani was identified as the active shooter armed with a handgun who killed three people and wounded eight more at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida. Alshamrani was first named in a tweet from NBC News reporter Ken Dilanian.
The gunman has been identified by Floridas governor as a Saudi national. He was in the aviation pipeline. He was training in aviation, the base commander said in a news conference.
Authorities have not said whether they are considering the Pensacola shooting an act of terrorism; the AP reported that authorities are looking into whether thats the case, though. ABC7 reported that authorities are trying to verify an online screed which rants about American mistreatment of Muslims and may have been penned by the shooter. It expresses hatred toward Americans and dismay at U.S. support for Israel, according to the television station.
According to the commander, who spoke at a news conference, the base hosts international students for flight training. NBC 6 South Florida gave the shooters name as Mohammed Saeed A Alshamrani, which is the name appearing on the above photo, which the station obtained and identified as the suspect. A wider version of the photo shows it appears to come from a military ID.
Four people are deceased (including the suspect), and more were wounded when the shooting broke out on December 6, 2019, according to the sheriff. Two deputies were shot, one in the arm and one in the leg, but they are expected to survive, officials told the media.
It covered two floors from that one building. It is a bit like a movie because you have spent shell casings all over, said a sheriffs commander during a press conference. AP reported the building was Building 633. The shooter fired randomly, but was thwarted from killing more people when someone barricaded a door, according to ABC7.
It was the second mass shooting at a military installation in the United States in one week. An active shooter named Gabriel Romero killed two people at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Romero was a petty officer in the United States Navy.
It also came after a dramatic gunfight gripped the Miami area the day before when two robbers hijacked a UPS truck and then engaged in a shootout with police that left two innocent people dead.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said he had spoken to the president. This is a special place all these brave warriors who wear the wings, they come here for flight training. This is a dark day for a very great place. He said it strikes at the heart of the community both Pensacola and the Navy overall.
This day will be etched in your memory for the rest of your life, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said of the effect on families and the Naval community. But he said people could be proud of the Navy and community. Thank God for the United States of America, Morgan said.
Heres what you need to know:
1. Alshamrani Was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Saudi Air Force & the Florida Governor Says the Saudi Arabian Government Now Owes a Debt to the Victims
DeSantis said there are a lot of questions about this individual being a foreign national, being a part of the Saudi Air Forece, and then to be training on our soil and then to do this. He said authorities are investigating to try to answer all of those questions.
The government of Saudi Arabia needs to make things better for these victims, and I think theyre going to owe a debt here, given that this is one of their individuals.
The governor said that obviously when you have a foreign national involved, you know, particularly in that part of the world, the investigation is going to be different than if it was somebody from a local community.
According to the Associated Press, the suspect was a Saudi aviation student. CNN reported that the suspect was a member of the Saudi Arabian military training at the station. President Donald Trump tweeted that King Salman of Saudi Arabia just called to express his sincere condolences and give his sympathies to the families and friends of the warriors who were killed and wounded in the attack that took place in Pensacola, Florida.
Alshamrani was a Saudi Air Force member, NBC reported. The New York Times called him Second Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. Metro UK reported that Alshamrani was in the US learning how to fly American aircraft sold to the Saudi Arabian army.
WKG-TV reported that the shooters training began in 2017 and included English language lessons.
The active shooter situation at Naval Air Station in Pensacola broke out on the morning of December 6, 2019, but in an early statement on it, the Escambia County Sheriffs Department confirmed that the gunman is now dead.
At Least 3 Killed, Suspect Dead In Pensacola Naval Air Station Shooting | Craig Melvin | MSNBCThree people were killed and multiple others injured, including two law enforcement officers, in a shooting at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday morning, according to the U.S. Navy. Aired on 12/06/19. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: http://MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc At Least 3 Killed, Suspect Dead In Pensacola Naval Air Station Shooting | Craig Melvin | MSNBC2019-12-06T16:48:22.000Z
Active shooter is deceased, the U.S. Navy also confirmed on Twitter. The shooter is confirmed dead, the Escambia County Sheriff wrote on its Facebook page. The ECSO can confirm there is no longer an active shooter on NAS Pensacola. The conditions of those wounded were not released.
At 6:51 a.m., the call went out, according to the Escambia County Sheriff, who said he couldnt release all details because the investigation was ongoing. I want to assure our community that the threat has been negated. Our community is secure at this time, he said. This strikes home particularly hard for me as a retired military member. Walking through the crime scene was like being on the set of a movie. You just dont expect this to happen at home.
Two officers negated the threat and are in the hospital but expected to recover, according to the sheriff, who indicated that one of his officers took down the suspect.
2. Officials Said the Mass Shooting Ignited in a Classroom Building & the Base Has Trained Foreign Aviators For Years, Including During World War II
The mass shooting started in a classroom building, building 633, authorities revealed in a press conference. Building 633 is the home of the Naval Aviation Schools Command. It is located at 181 Chambers Avenue. Its most common for foreign military officers to come to the Pensacola base for training if they are from countries to which the U.S. sells arms, according to NBC News.
The commanding officer of the base, Capt. Timothy F. Kinsella Jr., said in the press conference that we have an international training service and there are students from several different countries who come here. They learn aviation. They become Naval aviators while theyre here. Its something weve been doing for quite a while. Its with our partner nations. Its important cross-pollination and cross training that we do with our Allies. Its something weve been doing for a long time. I mean World War II. We had Royal Air Force folks that were training here. Theres always been international students training here.
4 dead including suspect after active shooter incident at Naval Air Station PensacolaEight people injured in the shooting were taken to Baptist Hospital, a hospital spokesperson told ABC News. READ MORE: https://abcn.ws/2PqxrvA SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/ABCNews/ Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc GOOD MORNING AMERICA’S HOMEPAGE: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/ #ABCNews #BreakingNews #Pensacola2019-12-06T16:14:00.000Z
Kinsella said in a news conference that a couple hundred foreign students are currently in the training program. This has been a very, very difficult day for us and our families, the Navy family here, he added. I am absolutely in awe about the response by our sailors and law enforcement. There was real heroism. I couldnt be prouder to wear the uniform I wear.
He said that weapons are not authorized on the military base. This is part of our training, Kinsella said. We train for active shooter scenarios regularly. The conditions of the people in the hospital are not yet clear. However, at least three other people have died, not counting the suspect. In the news conference, authorities said that, although the shot deputies will be OK, other victims are in surgery and their prognosis is unclear.
You can listen to early scanner audio here. It starts around 19 minutes into the audio file.
We have multiple patients at the front gate, an officer says in the dispatch audio. The Escambia County Sheriff said in a news conference that, while a dark day, folks this shows who we are. It shows the best of who we are. When one of us needs help, all of us respond.
3. Three of the 9/11 Hijackers Gave Their Addresses as Being at Naval Air Station Pensacola
Pensacola Florida Blue AngelsPensacola is home to the world-famous Blue Angels, who practice their amazing aerial stunts throughout the year at NAS Pensacola. Captain Tyson Dunkelberger gives you a closer look at the Blue Angels team and the National Naval Aviation Museum.2010-01-15T15:01:07.000Z
In the aftermath of the attacks on 9/11, Newsweek reported that three of the hijackers had the addresses on their drivers licenses listed as being at NAS Pensacola. The article notes that Naval Air Station Pensacola is known as the Cradle of U.S. Navy Aviation. Those three hijackers were all Saudi-nationals.
Altogether, 15 9/11 terrorists were Saudi nationals, according to CNN. In September 2019, according to BBC, the US Department of Justice said it will reveal a key name sought by people suing Saudi Arabia for alleged involvement in the 9/11 attacks. The 9/11 Commission didnt find evidence that the Saudi Arabian government had funded al-Qaeda, BBC reported. But in 2012, it was revealed that a former Saudi consulate official and suspected Saudi intelligence officer were under investigation for involvement. A third persons name was blacked out, and thats the name being sought.
The Navy Times reported in February 2016 that NAS Pensacola officials had increased security measures at the base, after the base had been known as unusually open for years.
The Pensacola News Journal reported in September 2019 the new, top-secret classrooms had been built on the base to counteract the threat caused by cyber terrorism.
Saddened to hear of the horrible shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola & continuing to monitor the situation. Praying for the victims & their families & we commend the first responders for their swift action in taking down the shooter & getting those on base to safety, Vice President Mike Pence wrote on Twitter.
4. The Mass Shooting Comes 2 Days After 2 People Were Shot Dead at Pearl Harbor By a Member of the U.S. Navy
Vincent Kapoi Jr.
The reports of a Pensacola active shooter came after an active shooter wounded three people, killing two of them, at the Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Hawaii. In that incident, Vincent Kapoi Jr. (above) was named as one of the deceased victims. A second victim was named as Roldan Agustin, a shipyard employee.
In the Pearl Harbor incident, Gabriel Romero was identified as the U.S. sailor who shot three Department of Defense civilian workers at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, killing two. Romero, 22, then shot himself. He was using his service weapon. He was an on-duty submariner who had faced disciplinary problems at work. You can read more about that incident here.
According to its website, NAS Pensacola, situated in Escambia County, employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel. This includes major tenant commands: Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Technical Training Center, Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 and 23, the Blue Angels, and the headquarters for Naval Education Training Command, a command which combines direction and control of all Navy education and training.
#BREAKING: We are aware of reports of a possible active shooter at Naval Air Station, the U.S. Navy wrote on its Twitter page as news of the latest mass shooting broke out.
CNN called a dispatcher at the Naval Air Station and was told: We have an active situation right now. There was a massive law enforcement response. I can confirm there is an active shooter on NAS Pensacola and its going on right now, said Amber Southard, a sheriffs office spokeswoman, to CNN.
NorthEscambia.com reported that there was a World War II Remembrance ceremony planned for 10 a.m. at the National Naval Aviation Museum, although theres no indication its related. The Tate High School Vocal Jazz and Wind Ensemble was supposed to perform but werent on the base yet when the mass shooting broke out, according to the news site.
5. Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz Has Called for the Shooting to Be Investigated as an Act of Terrorism
Update on Shooting at Naval Air Station PensacolaPlease pray for our military service members, law enforcement, and other first responders as they work to address the situation. #Activeshooter #navalairstationpensacola2019-12-06T15:15:22.000Z
Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, who represents the district where NAS Pensacola is located, has called for the shooting to be investigated as an act of terror. Rep. Gaetz told CNN, We can safely call this an act of terrorism, not an act of workplace violence. The bases commanding officer, Capt. Kinsella, has refused to say if the incident will be investigated as an act of terror.
There have been mass shootings before on military installations.
In 2009, there was a mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, that left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded, according to The Army Times. Maj. Nidal Hasan was the shooter. He was an Army psychiatrist and was convicted in a 2013 court martial. CNN reported in 2014 that Hasan had allegedly written to ISIS asking to become an Islamic State citizen.
“Wow I forgot how many countries they infest as a majority.”
In 10-15 years, they’ll own much of Europe and Asia, at the rate they’re pouring in and breeding.
In the 1700s Mohammad al Wahabb along with King Saud conquered the Arabian peninsula and as you said they got the backsliding Muslims who were bringing other religious trappings into Islam; back to the fundamentals of Islam as practiced by Muhammad-and Caliphs Abu Bakr -Umar-Uthman and Ali.
Wahhabism is a fundamental version of Sunni Islam. -Tom
They are awake. This is what they want!
MY GOD I LOOKED IT UP YOU’RE RIGHT!!!!
Sorry. Wasnt sure if you were doing conspiracy theory stuff.
OF COURSE THAT’S WHAT HE MEANT!!
He was NEVER a dumb guy. He would NOT mess up the states like that.
Except for a slip of the tongue!!
You just blew my mind.
Plus that number is so HIGH it blows my mind.
almost TWO BILLION!
And their armies aren’t a threat but the NUKES they will get hold of are.
Aand BOY would they be willing to use them.
How about a National debate on Islam? Wouldn't that be more productive? Ask former Congressman Allen West to chair and set it up.
Seeing how nothing seems have changed since 911, this seems inordinately clear. It’s almost as if they’re begging for another 911 style attack.
Thank you for the specifics, I did not know that.
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