Just last week another shooting …well 3 shootings…but the one that I write about is the one in Florida where a Saudi national went on a shooting spree…..
President Trump said he received a phone call Friday from King Salman offering condolences after the shootings at a Florida naval base, apparently by a Saudi aviation student. “The King said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter,” the president tweeted, “and that this person in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people who love the American people.” Three people were killed and at least eight wounded. The shooting suspect also was killed. “It’s a horrible thing that took place, and we’re getting to the bottom of it,” Trump told reporters, USA Today reports.
“Obviously, the government of Saudi Arabia needs to make things better for these victims,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said earlier Friday. “They’re going to owe a debt here.” Trump would not say whether officials thought the attack might be an act of terrorism, but Rep. Matt Gaetz, whose district includes the base, tweeted: “This was not a murder. This was an act of terrorism.” He posted a video in which he said the attack demonstrated a “serious failure in the vetting process” for people who come from other countries to train at the Pensacola base, per Politico.
Sorry the King needs to go on American news and apologize to the American people and not depend on Trump to convey their feelings.
Then there is the idiot Gaetz who calls it terrorism……..but let some white boy do this same thing and it is a mentally challenged person.
Did anyone see the movie Syriana”?
I throw into the post because in the film Matt Damon’s son is killed while attending a party at a “Saudi” national……and to smooth things the prince gives Damon a million dollars as compensation for the death.
Our favorite royal butchers the Saudis want to compnensate the families of the Pensacola shootings….
Top US defense and military officials on Saturday reaffirmed America’s continued commitment to and relationship with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi Air Force student’s deadly attack at a Navy base in Florida, the AP reports. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and others attending a security conference in California played down any initial impact on US-Saudi ties. President Donald Trump described a conciliatory conversation with the Saudi king. But the shooting also is testing the allies’ ties just months after the Trump administration delivered substantial military aid to Saudi Arabia to counter threats from Iran. “I spoke with the king of Saudi Arabia. They are devastated in Saudi Arabia,” Trump told reporters Saturday as he left the White House on a trip to Florida.
He said the king “will be involved in taking care of families and loved ones. He feels very strongly.” Asked about any potential effect on military relations, Esper said Friday that “we have strong military-to-military ties” that are unlikely to change. When Gen. David Berger, commandant of the Marine Corps, was asked whether the shooting gave him reservations about sending Marines to Saudi Arabia, he said no. Saudi leaders were quick to make calls to American officials, expressing condolences and outrage over the killings. The shooting raised uneasy parallels to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when many of the al-Qaeda-linked hijackers who flew planes into the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Pennsylvania countryside were Saudi citizens who had flight training in the US.
I ask again…Sound familiar?
Cut it any way you like….call it whatever you like….IT IS HUSH MONEY!
They will buy silence and the shutdown of any negative PR…all it takes is to pay off the victims families…they did it with the Khasoggi family…we will probably NEVER know the outcome for I smell a NDA…I am confident that Rudi can work that out.
Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot blasted President Donald Trump for essentially becoming a “press secretary” for the Saudi Arabian government in wake of the Pensacola, Florida mass shooting.
In his column Sunday, Boot noted that the typical mass shooting sentiments like “thoughts and prayers” were absent Friday when Trump discovered that the shooting was done by a Muslim.
“It turns out that Trump actually has a triple standard, because he treats attacks by Saudis differently than those from other Muslim nations,” Boot observed. “On Friday, a Saudi air force officer studying at the Naval Air Station Pensacola shot dead three Americans and wounded eight others. Instead of expressing outrage or vowing vengeance, or even waiting for all the facts to come in, Trump sounded as if he were auditioning for the job of press secretary at the Saudi Embassy.”
Now I want to know why the president is apologizing for the Saudis and why Trump announcing the cash pay outs?
Is he that deep in the Saudi pocket to do their bidding for them?
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