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Updated: “The FBI have detained 10 Saudi students for questioning, but are still searching for ‘several’ others who have not been seen since the attack” 8 Dec. 2019, The Daily Mail: https://archive.li/pdaLb FBI Update says that Saudis at NAS Pensacola are accounted for but doesn’t specify re Saudis in training elsewhere in the US: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/12/09/fbi-working-with-presumption-that-saudi-attack-in-pensacola-was-act-of-terrorism-no-credible-threat-to-pensacola-no-missing-saudi-students-from-nas-pensacola/
Update: “FBI hunt for missing Saudi servicemen as it’s revealed Pensacola Naval base killer hosted dinner party to watch mass shooting videos and visited New York to see Rockefeller Christmas tree lights turned on just two days before By ANDREW COURT and KEITH GRIFFITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM PUBLISHED: 18:50 EST, 7 December 2019 | UPDATED: 01:13 EST, 8 December 2019, The Daily Mail, The FBI is reportedly hunting for several Saudi students from Navy Station Pensacola, after they vanished in the wake of Friday’s mass shooting at the base…” https://archive.li/pdaLb
According to the FBI: “The NAS Pensacola shooter is identified as Saudi national Mohammed Alshamrani. Anyone with information regarding his activites is encouraged to call 1-800-CALL-FBI. FBI Jacksonville is not aware of any credible threat toward the Pensacola community at this time.” https://archive.li/Hrvi0 (Read archived comments)
The Saudi Air Force Pilot who launched the terrorist attack at the Pensacola Naval Base has been identified by the United States military as Second Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. He was killed by a Deputy Sheriff. “Six other Saudi nationals were detained for questioning near the scene of the shooting, including three who were seen filming the entire incident…“, said the New York Times. The terrorist allegedly bought the Glock 45 9-mm pistol with an extended magazine locally. He “had four to six other magazines in his possession when he was taken down by a sheriff’s deputy“, according to a New York Times’ informant. See: “Six Saudis Said to Be Questioned After Pensacola Navy Base Shooting“, By Kalyn Wolfe, Patricia Mazzei, Eric Schmitt and Christine Hause Published Dec. 6, 2019 Updated Dec. 7, 2019, 10:19 a.m. ET, New York Times, https://archive.li/CqcZm Glock is an Austrian brand, and the ones made in Austria apparently would say Austria and those made in the USA, USA. No one seems to be saying why it was up to the county Sheriff’s office to intervene. Where was the base police? At least one base police officer did indeed respond and was wounded, according to the Washington Post: “Among the wounded was Charles Hogue, a base police officer who was shot in the thigh while responding to the shooting…” See: “Among the Pensacola shooting victims: An aspiring Navy pilot and a former track star” Dec 7, 2017, Katie Mettler, Marisa Iati and Derek Hawkins Dec. 7, updated Dec. 8, 2019 at 3:57 a.m. UTC Washington Post https://archive.li/qhWMP It sounds more and more like there were multiple assailants. However: “He just shot through the door’: Injured airman describes NAS Pensacola shooting Ryan Mills“, Pensacola News Journal Published 3:07 p.m. CT Dec. 7, 2019 | Updated 3:41 p.m. CT Dec. 7, 2019 https://archive.li/D2c7O
At least some of the Saudis questioned were students on the base, as well. The killer has been in the US since August 2017, and studied in Texas, too. The three filming arrived at the same time and have been students in multiple states, as well. See: “Investigation broadened in Pensacola Navy base shooting” By T.S. Strickland, Ellen Nakashima, Joby Warrick and Hannah Knowles Dec. 8, 2019 at 3:40 a.m. UTC, Washington Post https://archive.li/tNBKH
One of the victims who died at the local hospital was a hero: “Joshua Kaleb Watson saved countless lives today with his own,” reported his family: “After being shot multiple times he made it outside and told the first response team where the shooter was and those details were invaluable.” See NPR: https://www.npr.org/2019/12/07/785878146/family-of-pensacola-navy-base-shooting-says-victim-saved-countless-lives
THIS IDEA OF US OUT OF SAUDI AND SAUDIS OUT OF THE US HAS ALWAYS SOUNDED LIKE A GOOD DEAL. HOW MANY MORE AMERICANS WILL DIE BEFORE WE CUT OFF THE HOUSE OF SAUD AND GET SHOT OF IT ONCE AND FOR ALL? Almost everyone in the whole world hates the Saudis, except Trump and Bush. No one has ever had anything good to say about them – at least not in the last 30 years, except maybe the Trumps, Kushners and some Israelis.
From VOA News: “Saudi Air Force Pilot in Shooting Spree at US Naval Base By Jeff Seldin Updated December 07, 2019 09:30 AM WASHINGTON – U.S. investigators are trying to determine what caused a Saudi air force pilot in the United States for flight training to go on a deadly shooting rampage at a U.S. naval base in Florida.
The shooting, which took place at the Pensacola Naval Air Station early Friday, left four people dead, including the shooter. A law enforcement official said another eight people were wounded.
The U.S. Navy and law enforcement officials identified the shooter as a Saudi pilot, one of up to a few hundred foreign nationals who had come to the base in Pensacola for training.
NBC News, quoting law enforcement officials, further identified the shooter as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani.
Late Friday, Fox News reported that the FBI has arrested six Saudi nationals in connection with the shooting.
Before the pilot opened fire at the base, he tweeted a will and quoted Osama bin Laden in justifying his actions, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which translates jihadist threats and communications.
In the Twitter post, he said America “has turned into a nation of evil.” He condemned the U.S. for its support of Israel and its invasion of Muslim countries and many other countries. Using a bin Laden quote, he also said that the security of the U.S. and Muslims is a “shared destiny.” He added, “You will not be safe until we live it as reality in pleastain [sic], and American troops get our of lands.”
Guns are not permitted at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, but Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said the shooter managed to get a handgun onto the base before targeting individuals at one of the buildings. Officials said the rampage ended when a sheriff’s deputy cornered and shot the suspect in a classroom.
Officials with the U.S. FBI confirmed they were leading the probe, telling VOA it was still in the early stages.
“It is too early to determine motive,” a FBI official said on condition of anonymity, admitting terrorism had not been ruled out.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said the nature of the investigation would be different because of the involvement of the Saudi air force pilot.
“There is obviously going to be a lot of questions about this individual being a foreign national, being a part of the Saudi air force,” he told reporters.
“The government of Saudi Arabia needs to make things better for these victims,” he added. “They are going to owe a debt here, given that this was one of their individuals.”
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he had been in contact with King Salman, who offered condolences.
“The king said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter,” Trump said.
In a statement, Saudi King Salman called the shooting a “heinous crime” and said he expressed his sorrow over the attack in his phone call with President Trump. The king said he has directed Saudi security services to cooperate with American agencies to uncover information that will help determine the cause of the “horrific attack.”
Hours after the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, a bomb threat at Patrick Air Force Base, also in Florida, forced authorities to evacuate parts of the base.
Authorities later determined there was “no credible threat” and normal base operation resumed.
The shooting at the Pensacola Naval Air Station is the second deadly shooting at a U.S. naval facility this week.
A U.S. sailor shot three civilians at a base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Wednesday, killing two of them before committing suicide.
In a response to both shootings, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a statement Friday, “The Department of Defense continues to monitor the situation in Pensacola and gather all the facts of each attack.”
He said he is “considering several steps to ensure the security of our military installations and the safety of our service members and their families.”
“These acts are crimes against all of us,” Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said in a statement Friday.
“Our prayers are with the families of the fallen and with the wounded,” he added. “It is our solemn duty to find the causes of such tragic loss and ceaselessly work together to prevent them.”
“On behalf of all the U. S. servicemen and women serving around the world, I offer my deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims of the shootings at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Pensacola Naval Air Station,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A. Milley said in a statement Saturday. We wish those injured in the attacks and their families the ability to find strength and healing as they recover. We are very thankful for the heroism and skill of local law enforcement and first responders, who diffused the situations and came to the aid of those at the scene.” Steve Herman contributed to this report.” https://www.voanews.com/usa/saudi-air-force-pilot-shooting-spree-us-naval-base
“Official: Base Shooter Watched Shooting Videos Before Attack
Josh Watson (to the right) was an honors student and even his neighbor said he was kind. He died trying to save others.
Link to interview with Josh Watson: https://youtu.be/TfhconpPuEc