FBI Treating Pensacola Naval Air Station Shooting as Terrorism
“We are, as we do in most active-shooter investigations, work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism.”
The FBI announced it will investigate the deadly shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Shooting as terrorism.
From Fox News:
In remarks delivered at a news conference, FBI Special Agent-In-Charge Rachel Rojas said all international students at that base have been accounted for and that all the Saudi students close to the shooter were continuing to cooperate in the investigation.
“We are, as we do in most active-shooter investigations, work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism,” Rojas told reporters.
Rojas explained the FBI’s “main goal right now is to confirm whether he acted alone or was he a part of a larger network.” Right now officials “currently assess there was one gunman who perpetrated this attack, and no arrests have been made in this case.”
Saudi native Mohammad Alshamtani, the shooter, killed three people and wounded eight:
- Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, 23, of Coffee, Ala.
- Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham, 19, of St. Petersburg, Fla.
- Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters, 21, of Richmond Hill, Ga.
“The sorrow from the tragic event on N.A.S. Pensacola will have a lasting impact on our installation and community,” said Capt. Timothy F. Kinsella Jr., the commanding officer of the base. “We feel the loss profoundly and grieve with the family and friends of the deceased.”
Saudi Arabia has promised to cooperate with the investigation.
Alshamtani held a dinner party last week where he and three other people watched mass shootings on videos.
An unnamed official told The Associated Press “one of the three students who attended the dinner party hosted by the attacker recorded video outside the classroom building while the shooting was taking place on Friday.”
The official also said that “[T]wo other Saudi students watched from a car.”
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pressed the government to “improve its checks on the troops from other nations who come to the United States for training.”
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper promised to “review screening procedures, but would maintain the training programs.” He insisted on the importance of foreign students training “with us, to understand American culture.” He finds it as a positive, which gives us an advantage over others like Russia and China.
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Speaking of “attacks” on the U.S…….
Amazon Accuses Trump Of “Seeking To Harm Political Enemy Jeff Bezos” In Awarding JEDI Contract To MSFT
“The war between the world’s richest man and the world’s most powerful man is getting hotter by the day.
Online retail giant Amazon.com, accused the world’s most powerful man, President Trump, of exerting “improper pressure” on the Pentagon to keep the lucrative cloud-computing deal from going to his perceived nemesis, the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos.
In a complaint filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, Amazon said the president “launched repeated public and behind-the-scenes attacks” on the contract and the company to steer the contract away from Amazon and toward Microsoft. Trump’s aim was “to harm his perceived political enemy—Jeffrey P. Bezos,” according to the complaint, which was made public Monday.
While Amazon had long been considered the favorite to win the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, contract, which is valued at as much as $10 billion over the next decade, the DOD eventually gave the contract to Amazon’s cloud competitor Microsoft….”
From personal experience, I can testify that Amazon’s Cloud service is crap. Probably Communist Chinese crap…..
Some priceless commments there.
“4 minutes ago
Loss of JEDI contract: $10 billion
Divorce because he was ******* around on his wife: $36 billion
His own **** seems to be more costly to him than anything Trump may have done.”
7 minutes ago
Well, if one business decision by government can harm billionaire Bezos’ business, maybe Bezos’s business is to big.
Bust him up.
It’s important to let Moslem terrorists understand our culture? What’s the benefit, again?
It’s always useful to know the culture you are attacking.
Oh God, FBI is on the case. IB4 they declare President Trump to be responsible for everything that happened. I feel so reassured.
The FBI will use this incident as an excuse to get FISA Warrants to bug the Oval Office.
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper promised to “review screening procedures, but would maintain the training programs.”
They just need to add one stipulation to any training agreement with Saudi Arabia: if a Saudi trainee commits a terrorist attack while in the US, Saudi Arabia transfers $10B in shares of Aramco to the US government, for every person killed in the attack.
I’m guessing the training would end in a hurry, but that’s works.
Well, that puts this incident ahead of some past incidents.
Yeah, just like they promised to cooperate with the investigation into the murder and dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi. I expect nothing to come from such “cooperation” but another cover-up for the terrorist activities of Saudi Arabia.
Understand our culture
Most ridiculous statement ever
watched mass shootings on videos.
How many of these videos are there? Most shooters aren’t accompanied by videography crews.
“Alshamtani held a dinner party last week where he and three other people watched mass shootings on videos.”
“one of the three students who attended the dinner party hosted by the attacker recorded video outside the classroom building while the shooting was taking place on Friday.”
Thank you MSM for reporting it as another routine “gun control issue”.
To the FBI: Welcome to Friday, when anyone with half a brain realize that was terrorism.
You mean it’s not “workplace violence,” like Ft. Hood?
The FBI initially did the Obama shuffle on this. That changed suddenly on Saturday. I suspect Trump got someone to directly order Wray to cut the crap.
The saudis are here for training that can be done anywhere in the world. Our government is bringing potential terrorists to America. No armed guards is also a stupid policy. What more can we do to make it easy to kill our people?????
Let them train them in SA.
Here We Go Again: Pensacola Muslims Fear ‘Backlash’ After Jihad Massacre
Everyone Note the Distinct pattern MO of the attacker groups.
They do this EVERY TIME after one of these.
It’s all pre-planned and has been planned for decades!
Right down to the filming of it.
Remember the CBS filming the groups celebrating the Twin Tower attacks right that morning of 9/11……..
Alshamrani was, by the way, not a “lone wolf.” Six other Saudis, fellow students of his in Pensacola, were “detained for questioning” after the shootings; one of them, reportedly, had filmed the shooting spree, while two others watched from a car, which suggests, of course, that they may have known about, and approved of, Alshamrani’s plans beforehand. And yet one of the claims made in the hours after the atrocity was that all Saudi subjects selected for training at U.S. military installations are intensely vetted by both Saudi and U.S. officials.
I have been in numerous military courses with foreign students; Indonesian, Italian, Filipino, Canadian to name a few. Never with students from a Moslem country. I think the benefit for our military members to learn from them and see new perspectives is awesome. I would hope that those students go back to their countries, work up in the ranks and remember their time in America and create policy based on their positive experiences. However, there is a risk and I don’t think forcing that on our own military members is a good idea. I definitely do not trust people from the countries who claim theirs is a “religion of peace”.
Gee Wally, what a difference an Administration makes!
A few, short years ago this would be nothing more than “Violence in the Workplace”!!