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  • Active shooter at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi has been 'neutralized' (Arab male)

    05/21/2020 10:55:00 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | May 21, 2020 | Carma Hassan, Dakin Andone and Barbara Starr
    A shooter at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas has been "neutralized," the US Navy said in a statement Thursday morning. One member of the Naval Security Forces has been injured, the Navy said. The sailor is in "good condition." "All gates on the installation remain closed while first responders process the scene," the Navy said. "NCIS is en route, and state and local law enforcement are on scene."
  • Saudi Shooter Who Killed Three US Sailors Was In Contact With Al-Qaida

    05/18/2020 1:58:39 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 27 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 5/18/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    The FBI has established a firm link between Al-Qaeda and Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the Saudi aviation student who killed three U.S. service members and injured eight other Americans during a terrorist attack at the Pensacola naval airbase in Florida in December 2019. The FBI found that Alshamrani, who was killed in the attack, had “significant ties” to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and frequently contacted operatives in the terrorist organization, even on the night before the attack, the leaders of the Justice Department (DOJ) and the FBI announced Monday.
  • LIVE WATCH: Attorney General Barr and FBI Director Wray hold a news conference on Pensacola shootings

    05/18/2020 8:18:17 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/18/2020 | Washington Post
    Attorney General William P. Barr and FBI Director Christopher A. Wray hold a news conference on the Pensacola shootings. On the morning of Dec. 6, 2019, a terrorist shooting occurred at the naval base in Pensacola, Fla., killing three U.S. sailors.
  • Barr: 'Significant ties' between al Qaeda, shooter at Pensacola naval base

    05/18/2020 8:34:05 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2020 | Morgan Chalfant -
    Attorney General William Barr said Monday that the Justice Department has uncovered evidence demonstrating that the Saudi military officer behind last year’s Pensacola Naval Air Station shooting had “significant ties” to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Cross targeted by atheists will remain standing on Florida public property

    02/21/2020 6:24:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/21/2020 | Caleb Parke
    A 78-year-old cross on public property in Florida targeted by atheist groups will remain standing after a victory in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The court ruled Wednesday that the Bayview Cross in Pensacola, which was built ahead of World War II as a place for the community to gather, does not violate the Constitution. […] The federal appeals court ruled the cross is constitutional, noting it has become “embedded in the fabric of the Pensacola community” and that removing it could “strike many as aggressively hostile to religion.” Four individuals, represented by the American Humanist Association and the...
  • Trump says U.S. operation killed al-Qaida leader in Yemen

    02/07/2020 5:43:32 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 29 replies
    wral.com and Associated Press ^ | 2/6/20 | DEB RIECHMANN
    President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. at his direction has conducted a counter-terrorism operation in Yemen that killed Qassim al-Rimi, an al-Qaida leader who claimed responsibility for last year's deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, where a Saudi aviation trainee killed three American sailors. Al-Rimi is a founder of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The affiliate has long been considered the global network’s most dangerous branch for its attempts to carry out attacks on the U.S. mainland. Trump said the U.S. and its allies are safer as a result of his death. “We will continue to protect...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 2/2/2020....Al Qaeda Claims Pensacola Terrorist Attack....

    02/02/2020 8:33:53 PM PST · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/2/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The leader of Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula claiming responsibility for the terrorist attack in Pensacola, Florida December 6th that killed three and wounded eight at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. AQAP's leader Qassim al-Rimi made an audio speech saying the group was behind the shooting attack carried out by Saudi Air Force Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. Alshamrani shot dead by police. Officials like Pensacola Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz and Attorney General William Barr have characterized the attack as a "terrorist attack" but both Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Trump have not described it as a "terrorist attack"........
  • Former Rep. Chris Collins Sentenced to 26 Months in Prison

    01/18/2020 2:39:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NY1 ^ | JAN. 17, 2020 | Jeevan Vittal, BOBBY CUZA
    Former Congressman Chris Collins has learned his fate in his federal insider trading case. A U.S. District judge sentenced him to 26 months in prison Friday. He was also fined $200,000. Collins pleaded guilty to securities fraud conspiracy and making false statements to the FBI. He was sentenced in federal court in Manhattan. It’s the culmination of a case that began back in August 2018 when Collins was first arrested and charged with this insider trading scheme. He maintained his innocence and won re-election. Then last year, he reversed course, pleaded guilty, and resigned from his office in Congress. Collins...
  • Barr Asks Apple to Unlock Pensacola Killer’s Phones, Setting Up Clash

    01/13/2020 7:23:50 PM PST · by Theoria · 182 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 Jan 2020 | Katie Benner
    Attorney General William P. Barr declared on Monday that a deadly shooting last month at a naval air station in Pensacola, Fla., was an act of terrorism, and he asked Apple in an unusually high-profile request to provide access to two phones used by the gunman.Mr. Barr’s appeal was an escalation of a continuing fight between the Justice Department and Apple pitting personal privacy against public safety. “This situation perfectly illustrates why it is critical that the public be able to get access to digital evidence,” Mr. Barr said, calling on technology companies to find a solution and complaining that...
  • Breaking: Attorney General: Mass shooting by Saudi national was an act of terror

    01/13/2020 11:24:37 AM PST · by caww · 114 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 1/13/2020 | Jerry Dunleavy |
    Attorney General William Barr announced Monday the December mass shooting by a Saudi national that left three American sailors dead in Pensacola, Florida was an act of terrorism. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force, shot and killed three U.S. navy sailors — Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, 23, Airman Mohammed Haitham, 19, and Airman Apprentice Cameron Walters, 21 — and wounded at least eight others at the Naval Air Station Pensacola. Haitham and Walters received posthumous promotions, and Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly praised them for displaying “the finest warrior ethos and quick...
  • 'The countdown has started': Saudi gunman's chilling September 11 social media post

    12/18/2019 2:54:41 PM PST · by budj · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 012/14/2019 | Keith Griffith
    The Saudi military member gunman who killed three U.S. sailors at Naval Air Station Pensacola posted disturbing messages on social media months before the attack, according to a law enforcement assessment. 'The countdown has started,' was the cryptic message posted by Saudi Air Force 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani on September 11, 2019, according to a Joint Intelligence Bulletin reported by ABC News. The 21-year-old Saudi national also defended jihad on social media and referred to non-Muslims as 'infidels', according to the report.
  • FBI Warned Six Months Ago About Loophole Pensacola Shooter Used To Obtain A Gun

    12/11/2019 9:33:05 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/11/2019 | staff
    The FBI warning, dated May 22 and titled “Federal Hunting License Exception Could Be Exploited by Extremists or Criminal Actors Seeking to Obtain Firearms for Violent Attacks,” was sent from the bureau’s Office of Private Sector, according to a copy reviewed by Yahoo News. The warning encouraged businesses to be aware that “extremists and other criminal actors could exploit the federal statutory exception that allows non-immigrant visa holders” who normally can’t buy firearms or ammunition to legally purchase them “with a valid hunting license or permit.” The warning goes on to note that foreign “terrorist organizations, including ISIS, have encouraged...
  • What Really Happened at NAS Pensacola, and Why

    12/12/2019 12:55:27 PM PST · by Hennible Cobb · 36 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | Dec. 9, 2019 | David Blackmon
    So, over a 5 day span, the terrorist checked in, acquired a handgun with 4 extended magazines and ammunition, posted a manifesto online condemning the US as a “nation of evil” along Islamist and anti-Semitic lines, planned and executed his attack with at least 3 accomplices. At least 10 Saudi Military Officers knew of the plan, and either participated or did nothing to stop it. Each one of these individuals had passed the screening process to come train in the United States. That brief recount of the chain of events begs a series of questions, some of which are easier...
  • Marines, Sailors Line Road to Salute Family of Officer Killed in Pensacola Shootings

    12/10/2019 7:52:12 AM PST · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    Military.com ^ | December 9, 2019 | Brad Sisk
    Screen grab of video shows sailors and Marines at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida lined up in tribute as the parents of slain Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson drove onto the base. (Benjamin and Sheila Watson via Facebook) Hundreds of sailors and Marines stood in long lines on both sides of a road at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, in a silent and moving tribute Sunday as the parents of slain Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson drove onto the base. Benjamin and Sheila Watson posted a 10-minute Facebook video of their slow ride past the saluting service members. The only sounds...
  • Reports: Saudi Shooter Got Gun Legally

    12/09/2019 7:54:51 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    Summit.news ^ | Published 1 min ago on 9 December, 2019 | Steve Watson
    Obtained a license and bought weapon from local dealer Multiple reports are indicating that the Saudi student who shot up the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Friday morning, killing three and wounding more acquired the weapon he used legally from a local dealer. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a second lieutenant in the Saudi Air Force who was in the US as an aviation student, was able to buy a gun despite the fact that “nonimmigrant aliens” are not permitted to do so, according to NBC News. The BATF notes that anyone admitted to the US under a nonimmigrant visa is typically...
  • FBI presumes deadly Navy base shooting was "act of terrorism"

    FBI presumes deadly Navy base shooting was "act of terrorism" Updated on: December 8, 2019 / 7:26 PM / CBS/AP The FBI said Sunday that it will "work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism" after a shooting at a Florida Navy base left three sailors dead. The gunman has been identified as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, 21, a Saudi national who was a naval student at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
  • Twitter Locks Accounts of Journalists Who Tweeted Saudi Terrorist’s Stated Motivations

    12/08/2019 7:20:23 PM PST · by malach · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12.08.19 | Allum Bokhari
    Twitter locked the accounts of journalist Andy Ngo and documentary filmmaker and journalist Mike Cernovich after they shared links to the stated motivations of Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the Saudi Arabian national responsible for the Pensacola terror attack. Alshamrani, a Saudi Arabian aviation student, killed three innocents when he opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday. Six other Saudi nationals, including three who allegedly filmed the attack, were arrested following the shooting. The attacker posted his motivations on Twitter. As Breitbart News previously reported: The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist media, identified the gunman as Mohammed al-Shamrani, saying...
  • Where are all the AWOL Muslim military trainees?

    12/08/2019 5:25:19 PM PST · by rintintin · 76 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Dec 8 2019 | Michelle Malkin
    American military bases are reportedly on high alert for “missing Saudi servicemen” in the wake of the deadly shooting at Pensacola’s Naval Air Station on Friday. The feds have repeatedly emphasized that “Saudi Air Force officers selected for military training in the United States are intensely vetted by both countries.” But the government’s own data on military deserters from the Muslim world and elsewhere are not so reassuring.
  • Hawkins: Gun-Free Military Installations Make U.S. Troops Sitting Ducks

    12/08/2019 8:52:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Dec. 7, 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    The December 6, 2019, Naval Air Station Pensacola attack reminded us once more that gun-free policies on military installations make U.S. troops sitting ducks. Breitbart News reported that a gunman opened fire Friday morning in Pensacola, killing three innocents and causing numerous others to be transported to the hospital for injuries. The Associated Press reported that the Pensacola gunman was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia, and NBC News reported that the gunman’s name was Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. He used a handgun to carry out his attack. Pertinent to news of this horrific firearm-based attack is the fact that Naval...
  • 3 US Navy sailors killed in the Pensacola Navy base saved lives when they ran toward gunman, officials say

    12/08/2019 3:55:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    cnn ^ | 12/08/2019 | Nicole Chavez
    Investigators have been trying to determine what motivated a gunman who opened fire in a classroom building on Friday at the Naval Air Station Pensacola. He used a handgun and was killed after two deputies exchanged gunfire with him. The shooter was identified by the FBI as Mohammed Alshamrani -- a 21-year-old second lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian air force. He was a student naval flight officer, according to an FBI spokesperson. The shooter does not appear to have ties to terrorist groups, two sources told CNN. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan told CNN's Erin Burnett that the FBI had...