Saudi Muslim extremists were being trained at the naval facility in Florida.
Attorney General Bill Barr announced on Monday that 21 Saudi Arabian cadets would be ejected from the United States following the “act of terrorism” at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL.
Barr determined that the man who shot up the Naval Air Station last month was “motivated by Jihadist ideology.” He announced the findings at a press conference alongside FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich at the Department of Justice in Washington D.C.
The Attorney General confirmed that the 21 cadets who were being deported back to Saudi Arabia had child pornography or Jihadist and anti-American material on their computers. None of the men apparently had foreknowledge of the shooting, however.
National security adviser Robert O’Brien said the shooting clearly “showed that there had been errors in the way that we vetted” the foreign cadets. He said that the action to boot the 21 cadets is being done to “protect our service men and women,” but the practice of training foreign cadets at the Pensacola facility is likely to continue.
The suspect for the terrorist shooting is 21-year-old Mohammed Alshamrani, who served as a 2nd LT in the Royal Saudi Air Force. He allegedly murdered three U.S. sailors in cold blood and injured others before a sheriff’s deputy was finally able to intervene and kill the shooter before he could continue his rampage.
Alshamrani’s alleged case has caused many to question the “special relationship” between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, which is an Islamic dictatorship that operates under strict Sharia law and has one of the worst human rights’ records of any country in the world.
Big League Politics reported on the terror attack in December:
The murderer responsible for gunning down 3 people and wounding seven others at Naval Air Station Pensacola was identified as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani.
Congressman Matt Gaetz immediately responded to this shooting by offering up an alternative to the current screening process that involves the entry of foreigners into the United States and who train at bases throughout the country…
America needs to get both its migration and defense policies in order. On the first front, mass migration is undermining the institutional framework of the U.S. and making it gradually appear like a failed state.
Perhaps the U.S. should actually embrace the ethos of America first and actually stop training foreign armies on their shores.