“…first deadly terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 that was planned abroad.”

I guess all the bluster about keeping “dangerous” refugees out was just that, bluster. While the front door was locked, our Saudi “allies” planned and carried out an attack in Pensacola FL last December.

“Last week, Attorney General William Barr and the F.B.I. said that data from cellphones of a Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three U.S. sailors and wounded eight others at a Navy air base in Pensacola, Fla., on Dec. 6 confirmed that it was an act of foreign-planned “terrorism.”

“The phone data “definitively establishes” that the trainee, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, had “significant ties to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula — not only before the attack, but before he even arrived in the United States” in August 2017. He had actually joined the Saudi military to carry out a “special operation.”

“The Trump administration clearly had no idea what was happening under its nose.

“As The Washington Post noted: After the attack, investigators found evidence that 17 fellow Saudi students “had shared Islamist militant or anti-American material on social media, and others had possessed or shared child pornography. As a result, 21 cadets from Saudi Arabia were dis-enrolled from the training program and sent home.”

The IG that was canned was looking into Pompeo’s attempts to circumvent Congress in arms sales to the Saudi’s. In addition to using employees to run personal errands. And using taxpayer monies to host what were obviously high end “rallies” from big donors for his political aspirations.

Of course this is an opinion, and opinions may differ.

Do facts, though?

15 thoughts on ““…first deadly terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 that was planned abroad.”

    1. The regime is desperate. The GOP is panicking.

      The attacks will get more and more brazen, ugly and false.

      Seeding the idea of a rigged election this early is with the idea of creating doubt about the outcomes.

      All part of the agenda of confusing Americans for his own personal gain.

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  1. Why is the failure Pompeo’s and not the intelligence services you guys have been glorifying for 3 years? There is really very little turnover in career spooks.

    That said, we shouldn’t be doing anything with the Saudi’s, but that policy predates every administration we can remember.

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    1. “Why is the failure Pompeo’s “…

      Well he WAS Director of the CIA before he became SECSTATE.

      “The phone data “definitively establishes” that the trainee, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, had “significant ties to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula — not only before the attack, but before he even arrived in the United States” in August 2017. He had actually joined the Saudi military to carry out a “special operation.””

      …” we shouldn’t be doing anything with the Saudi’s”…

      Yet THIS administration has already gone around Congress with another “emergency declaration” for arms sales to them. And it appears as if Pompeo was directly involved in the next round of sales. But seeing as the IG who was investigating that was fired … at Pompeo’s request… we may never know.

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      1. It’s not the CIA that vets foreign military trainees, it’s the DIA and FBI.

        The FBI,, at least, was too busy trying to bring down the Trump administration to do its job.

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        1. The CIA should have the intel from the Saudis, if nothing else.

          35,000 personnel work for the FBI.

          Maybe a dozen were involved in the Russian investigation.

          And finally, this whole terrorist attack was planned and carried out during the Trump administration. At some point, the president we elect for 4 years has to accept responsibility.

          But don’t worry, he won’t.

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          1. I don’t. But it sure wasn’t 35,000. And chances are that the teams involved in counterterrorism are not the same ones investigating election interference.

            The failures in 9/11 was not that we didn’t have the intel. We just didn’t coordinate among the various agencies. Supposedly that was resolved with the creation of a national security director and homeland security.

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          2. Why do you not tell the truth but yet present like it is the truth. According to the justice department, the Mueller team, the FBI used approximately 40 agents, not including intelligence forensics accountants and other professional staff. If you don’t know how many FBI agents that were involved how do you claim that it was “maybe a dozen.” You sir, are a person that spews untruths expecting others to believe what you say. Obviously that’s not the case. I used to be one that believed what you post going back to The Pilot days. No longer.

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          3. Sorry to disappoint you.

            Whether it was 12 or 40 FBI personnel out of 35,000, it still wasn’t enough to tie up the entire organization from counterterrorism. That was the point.

            Thanks for the correct number.

            PS: I write my opinions and try to get pertinent facts right. If I’m wrong, I have been told so. And that is as it should be.

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  2. People from every country join rogue idealistic organizations “under our noses”, including ours. Why is the country at fault? Are you saying Saudi government is Al Qaeda?

    With everything the left does to thwart personal investigation of anyone arab, is it a wonder some slip through.

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    1. Sure, the Democrats didn’t vet the Saudis enough. That’s it.

      We don’t even bother to clamp down on the Saudis because they sell oil and buy our bombs.

      The price: a terror attack by another friggin’ Saudi.

      The cost of doing business I guess. Unless it was your son shot in Florida.

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    2. “Are you saying Saudi government is Al Qaeda?“

      There is more than enough evidence that members of the royal family have funded terrorists affiliated with Al Qaeda and other splinter groups, including ISIS. Saudi Arabia is the core of Wahhabi beliefs, an extremist, ultra conservative version of a Islam. The only reason the thousands of royal family members can hold power is because they let the clerics set the rules and provide inspiration to similar groups around the world.

      The Saudi are the source of money and ideology if not necessarily the boots on the ground bombers.

      Some say the Muslims have been fighting over ideology for centuries so why worry. Not our problem.

      Well, after 9/11 it became our problem. And then the rest of the world’s problem.

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