On Friday, a radical Saudi national unleashed a torrent of bullets on a classroom at the U.S. Navy base in Pensacola, Florida.
Three soldiers were killed.
In a disgusting act of barbary, an associate of the shooter—who is also suspected of being a Saudi national—filmed the shooting as it happened from a vehicle located outside the building.
The Daily Wire reported that “the Saudi national, who is accused of killing three U.S. soldiers during a pre-dawn rampage at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, held a ‘massive shooting’ dinner party where he and three others watched footage of mass shootings uploaded to online platforms. While the shooter opened fire inside, one of those three associates filmed the attempted massacre from a vehicle located outside the building.”
President Trump had a conversation with the King of Saudi Arabia and relayed the gist of their conversation via Twitter: “King Salman of Saudi Arabia just called to express his sincere condolences and give his sympathies to the families and friends of the warriors who were killed and wounded in the attack that took place in Pensacola, Florida.
The King said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter, and that this person in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people who love the American people.”
King Salman of Saudi Arabia just called to express his sincere condolences and give his sympathies to the families and friends of the warriors who were killed and wounded in the attack that took place in Pensacola, Florida….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2019
Excuse me for being cynical, but the Saudis can spare me the crocodile tears.
Saudi citizens have killed thousands of Americans and yet the government of Saudi Arabia has taken no discernable steps to prevent terrorists in their midst from murdering our people both domestically and abroad.
However, America still considers Saudi Arabia an ally.
It is getting really old.
The rational is that Saudi Arabia is a regional buffer against Iranian aggression and, as an added benefit, they have large stockpiles of oil.
The question our diplomats need to as themselves is this: Is it worth it?
Right now, the Saudi’s have unleashed a brutal war against the neighboring nation of Yemen. The evidence appears overwhelming that King Salman ordered the horrifying murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Then there were the September 11th attacks. Nearly 3,000 Americans were killed that day by 19 terrorists. All but four of them were from Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi government has long claimed no responsibility for 9/11. However, a 2012 report by the FBI claimed that there were officials tied to the Saudi Government who were involved in the attacks.
The BBC reported that the “agency was investigating Fahad al-Thumairy and Omar Ahmed al-Bayoumi, Saudi nationals who had allegedly helped the attackers.
Mr. al-Thumairy is a former Saudi Consulate official, and Mr. al-Bayoumi was once suspected of being a Saudi intelligence officer…The FBI report, which was released in a redacted form, also referred to the third person. But the name was blacked out.”
Saudi Arabia has proven they shouldn’t be trusted. Many radicals within the country disdain the United States for being involved in the homeland of the Islamic religion and have sought to take vengeance on the U.S.
Nothing good comes from Saudi Arabia. It is time for the U.S. to reevaluate its relationship with the Saudi Royal family.
The latest bloodshed at the Navy Base in Florida provides yet another reason why ties need to be severed.