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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:06 PM

US to announce expulsion of more than 20 Saudi trainees amid probe of Pensacola shooter

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-announce-expulsion-20-saudi-trainees-amid-probe/story?id=68247439

The DOJ has been investigating the shooting as an act of terrorism.

ByAlexander Mallin, Luke Barr and Elizabeth McLaughlin

January 13, 2020, 12:24 PM

More than 20 Saudi students are expected to be expelled from the U.S. amid an ongoing investigation into the Saudi military officer who killed three sailors and wounded eight others at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola last month, an administration official told ABC News Monday.

While the trainees identified by investigators are not expected to be accused of directly aiding Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani in his alleged attack, a review launched by the FBI found that several of the students failed to report concerning behavior the Alshamrani was exhibiting, other trainees who had engaged with extremist groups online, and several who were found to have possessed child pornography, according to the official.

Attorney General William Barr and FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich will hold a news conference Monday afternoon to provide an update on the investigation of the Pensacola shooting and the ongoing review of the Saudi military training program.

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A joint intelligence bulletin released shortly after the shooting showed that the shooter wrote the phrase “the countdown has started,” on Sept. 11, 2019, and that Alshamrani referred to non-Muslims as “infidels” and defended jihad.

"I'm against evil, and America as a whole has turned into a nation of evil," one post read, according to the report. "What I see from America is the supporting of Israel which is invasion of Muslim countries, I see invasion of many countries by its troops, I see Guantanamo Bay. I see cruise missiles, cluster bombs and UAV."

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Allies?

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Reply US to announce expulsion of more than 20 Saudi trainees amid probe of Pensacola shooter (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Jan 13 OP
Me. Jan 13 #1
marble falls Jan 13 #7
stopdiggin Jan 13 #10
marble falls Jan 13 #11
stopdiggin Jan 13 #14
Me. Jan 13 #12
marble falls Jan 13 #13
Me. Jan 13 #15
stopdiggin Jan 13 #16
Me. Jan 13 #17
stopdiggin Jan 13 #18
gratuitous Jan 13 #2
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 13 #19
bullwinkle428 Jan 13 #3
marble falls Jan 13 #9
Dennis Donovan Jan 13 #4
Dennis Donovan Jan 13 #5
dalton99a Jan 13 #6
tblue37 Jan 13 #8

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:08 PM

1. About Time We Started Getting Rid Of Saudis

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Response to Me. (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:46 PM

7. Seriously, "get rid of"?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:55 PM

10. THINKING that was just a really poor choice of words?

but glad you questioned it

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:58 PM

11. It was kind of jarring. I know a lot of good people from Saudi. I also know a lot ...

Americans who do everything these fliers are accused of including terroristic goals.

No doubt - these guys broke some serious laws and need to be prosecuted/repatriated

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Response to marble falls (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 03:11 PM

14. agreed. upon reflection, I'm not sure in what kind of context

the sentiment expressed COULD have been OK. Not well thought out would be the most generous take.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 03:06 PM

12. Yes, Seriously. They Are Not Our Friends

Quite the contrary and our training them militarily makes no sense

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Response to Me. (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 03:11 PM

13. Because not all Saudis hate America or all Americans. Talking in extremes ...

like 'all' whoever sounds ... well, extreme.

All Jews ...
All Mexicans ...
All Democrats ...
All Blacks ...
All Women ...

That's how extremists speak.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 03:14 PM

15. For The REcord...I Did Not Actually Use The Word All

Though I admit, I am not trusting any Saudi involvement with our country at the moment.

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Response to Me. (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 03:29 PM

16. I can accept that you have some real reservations about training

Saudi military at our own camps and bases. (there is probably plenty of room for questioning that wisdom)
To extend that to all people of a particular origin -- ala, "They Are Not Our Friends" -- just sounds xenophobic.
Very judgmental. Not terribly well thought out. And not very bright.

Wold you agree that ALL people of ME descent should be expelled from our borders? And, so then .. Donald Trump was RIGHT in instituting a "Muslim ban" upon entering the White House? Think twice.

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 03:52 PM

17. Every One Of The Responses To My Post Uses The Word All

I did not, but until we start holding Saudis accountable, what's not terribly bright is allowing them free access to the benefits of this country's military. But then maybe you and the others agree with that policy as you feel there is 'room' to question such.

As to my consideration of them not being our friends, I no longer consider them an ally. But then maybe the next plane flying into a building, shooting at a base or hear of a US resident being chopped to pieces will change your mind.

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Response to Me. (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 04:09 PM

18. "They Are Not Our Friends."

your choice of words ...
here's more:
"until we start holding Saudis accountable"

and another:
" About Time We Started Getting Rid Of Saudis"

Forgive all of us for totally misconstruing your meaning and intent. My bad.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:11 PM

2. Is that the same Saudi Arabia Trump was bragging about renting our troops to?

Ah, never mind. I'm sure there's a perfectly reasonable explanation that will be issued by the Trump administration. After proffering a half dozen or so unreasonable explanations, that is.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 05:32 PM

19. Exactly

They pay a lot of money for training.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:15 PM

3. There's that pesky religious extremism and child pornography connection again!

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:49 PM

9. Including American Christians.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:16 PM

4. News conf on now...he's bitching about Apple telling him to eff off about cracking phone n/t

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:33 PM

5. Tiedrich: "Barr declared it terrorism? what, did Bone Saw Arabia's check bounce"?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:38 PM

6. No criminal charges for child pornography?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 02:47 PM

8. Apparently they don't get these guys. nt

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