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More than a dozen Saudi servicemen
to be expelled from US after review of
December shooting at Naval Air Station

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 1/12/2020 4:15:27 AM

More than a dozen Saudi servicemen training at US military installations will be expelled from the United States after a review that followed the deadly shooting last month at a Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, multiple sources told CNN. The Saudis are not accused of aiding the 21-year-old Saudi Air Force second lieutenant who killed three American sailors in the December shooting, two sources said, but some are said to have connections to extremist movements, according to a person familiar with the situation. A number are also accused of possessing child pornography, according to a defense official and the person familiar with the situation.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: franq 1/12/2020 6:24:22 AM (No. 285993)
Can't trust 'em. PC will kill us.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: George R. 1/12/2020 6:40:57 AM (No. 286013)
Someone needs to remind the A**hats that the horse is already out of the barn. Our guys are DEAD, because of the imbecilic program they sponsored!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: hoosierblue 1/12/2020 7:35:13 AM (No. 286071)
Why weren't they checked out in the first place. DUH!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/12/2020 7:40:09 AM (No. 286077)
It was MORE than a travesty having them in the US. They trained and lived where the men and women who were our own lived and worked. They have sullied hallowed ground. Of course there will be more of this. Remember Fort Hood!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Muncsdad 1/12/2020 7:42:15 AM (No. 286080)
Wouldn’t want to be them. I doubt this current leader of SA will look upon them too kindly. They will probably never be seen or heard of ever again.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 1/12/2020 7:51:24 AM (No. 286094)
They buy our planes because they have a glut of oil money. We owe them flying lessons because they bought our planes. Has anybody thought lately about the wisdom of selling them our military weapons? These are the same people who flew planes into the World Trade Center.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: lindaluka 1/12/2020 8:04:25 AM (No. 286109)
I had to check some other sources to verify this because I never believe anything from CNN.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 1/12/2020 8:14:33 AM (No. 286120)
Now what about the ones here illegally???
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Safari Man 1/12/2020 8:57:08 AM (No. 286160)
Let them train in Gitmo... how to clean toilets.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/12/2020 8:57:40 AM (No. 286163)
Didn't anybody check these guys out when they signed up?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 1/12/2020 9:33:22 AM (No. 286206)
Nope. Expel ALL Saudi servicemen.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: little guy 1/12/2020 10:02:07 AM (No. 286250)
The time line here is that the USA sold BILLIONS of dollars worth of Phantoms, Sabres, and all sorts of "F" numbers to the Saudis. Only problem was/still is ... no one knows how to fly them! Thus, the concept of training Saudi pilots in America was born because the Kingdom fears having non-native (Muslim) pilots as hired guns. These guys who are being canned do NOT want to go back there after millions were spent getting them here and giving them the keys to the Kingdom's best defense weapon. Washing out is bad enough. Being throw out might cost someone their head! Good riddance.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird 1/12/2020 11:34:48 AM (No. 286343)
I would hope so. Maybe more? Their record is very poor indeed.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Kate318 1/12/2020 11:46:47 AM (No. 286360)
Grateful to have DJT as POTUS. Were Obama still president, this would never happen.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: hershey 1/12/2020 11:52:40 AM (No. 286372)
Should have happened a long time ago, or never allowed in the first place...sometimes we are really stupid...no,change that, a LOT of times we are really stupid.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: IdahoGal 1/12/2020 12:37:32 PM (No. 286416)
Why are we training g these people in the first place? Study The history of Islam. There’s a reason for the saying about the camel’s nose under the tent!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 1/12/2020 12:38:12 PM (No. 286419)
The Ensign killed was a small arms instructor and captain of the rifle team at the USNA. And yet, he was unarmed when being held responsible for "the security" of the area. This is WRONG. At least some fraction of ALL of the military folks on a base need to be armed daily. ALL the time. Frankly, having these folks able to be armed at all times would be fine with me. And it would certainly be better than what we have now. The idea of training pilots in their own countries appeals to me. BUT, upon reflection this puts our best instructor pilots into the nest of vipers, and where it would be easier for them to be attacked by our enemies. Probably best to keep them here, but have our guys be armed for self defense, especially with Muslims.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: TJ54 1/12/2020 2:36:28 PM (No. 286531)
Obama is in mourning
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 1/12/2020 3:45:11 PM (No. 286588)
#12, the Saudi Air Force never operated the F-4 Phantom. In the late 1950s they had maybe 20 or so F-86 Sabres. They also had small numbers of British Lightnings, and then Panavia Tornadoes and some Typhoons. Now they fly F-15s and Tornadoes. Their air force is still pretty small, but was miniscule in the 50s and 60s, only taking any size in the 80s and 90s. They have always had very limited pilot numbers, usually trained by the British and the US.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: legalart 1/12/2020 6:33:43 PM (No. 286679)
Why does it usually take death and mayhem from foreigners to get the US government to do the logical thing and protect us? All foreigners need to be vetted, as much as possible, particularly when the US is giving them any kind of military training. This is disgraceful. Next stop: Throw out the imams from military bases and prisons. They're no spiritual help, they are jihadist recruiters.
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