Written by John D. Guandolo
Jihadi Attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola
On Friday December 6, 2019, a Saudi Arabian Air Force Officer – 2nd Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani – carrying a pistol and several loaded magazines, open fired on military students at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola (FL), killing three and wounding many others.
Alshamrani was killed by local deputies at the scene after several short gun battles in which two deputies were wounded.
Six Saudis were arrested after the attack, including three who were witnessed filming the attack. Currently, ten (10) Saudi Arabian military personnel are being held in connection to this attack.
[Author’s note: UTT has been training police, first responders, and others for years that when arriving at the scene of such an attack where the perpetrators is muslim – ie a jihadi – immediately look for the best vantage points and send officers there looking for individuals filming the attack.]
It was discovered that the night before the attack Alshamrani had a party at his house where he and his guest, presumably many of the men involved in the attack, watched videos of mass killings.
Reports indicate Alshamrani entered the United States in August 2017 and was relatively new in the aviation training pipeline at Pensacola.
Alshamrani did tweet that the United States commits crimes against muslims. Specifically, he wrote:
“O American people, I’m not against you for just being American, I don’t hate you because every day you supporting, funding and committing crimes not only against muslims but also humanity. I’m against evil, and America as a whole has turned into a nation of evil.”
Alshamrani’s uncle told reporters his nephew was a “likeable kid” who did “nothing suspicious” before moving to the United States.
Saudi Arabia Directly Complicit in 9/11 Attacks
1. 15 of the 19 hijackers/jihadis who conducted the 9/11 attacks were Saudi nationals.
2. A CIA memorandum dated July 2, 2002, stated unequivocally that the connections found between the 9/11 hijackers, the Saudi embassy in Washington, D.C. and the Saudi consulate in Los Angeles are “incontrovertible evidence that there is support for these terrorists within the Saudi government.”
3. Saudi Ambassador to the United States at the time of 9/11 – Prince Bandar – sent money directly to a handler (Omar Bayoumi) for two of the 9/11 hijackers from his personal bank account.
4. “FBI files show Saudi agent Omar al-Bayoumi provided ‘substantial assistance’ to Saudi hijackers Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi after they arrived in San Diego in February 2000. Hazmi was the leader of the cell that attacked the Pentagon, while Mihdhar was one of that cell’s muscle hijackers. The two even stayed at Bayoumi’s apartment, working out in his gym. At the same time he was aiding the hijackers, Bayoumi was getting large salary increases from a Saudi defense front company tied to Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda, where he worked as a ghost employee. Another alleged Saudi intelligence officer who handled the hijackers, Osama Bassnan, worked closely with Bayoumi.”
5. An unlisted phone number connected to Prince Bandar’s Aspen chalet was found in the phone book of senior al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaida when he was captured in Pakistan in 2002. Also in Zubaida’s phone book was the number for Bandar’s bodyguard at the Saudi Embassy.
6. Three (3) of the 9/11 hijackers – Saeed Alghamdi (UA FLT 93), Ahmad Alnami (UA FLT 93), and Ahmed Alghamdi (UA FLT 75) – used Naval Air Station Pensacola as their address. Military records reveal all three used 10 Radford Boulevard, in Pensacola as their address, which is on NAS Pensacola. Saeed Alghamdi registered two vehicles to this address.
7. In 2017, lawyers representing 1,400 victims of the 9/11 attacks in a lawsuit against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia cited FBI documents in their updated complaint which alleges that Saudi students Mohammed al-Qudhaeein and Hamdan al-Shalawi were in members of “the Kingdom’s network of agents in the US,” and participated in the terrorist conspiracy.
Al-Qudhaeein and al-Shalawi trained at al Qaeda camps in Afghanistan at the same time some of the hijackers were there, and had regular contacts with a Saudi hijacker pilot and a senior al Qaeda leader from Saudi incarcerated at Gitmo in 2017.
Both Qudhaeein and Shalawi worked for the Saudi government. Qudhaeein was employed at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, and Shalawi was also “a longtime employee of the Saudi government.” The pair were in “frequent contact” with Saudi officials while in the US, according to the filings. During a November 1999 America West flight to Washington, Qudhaeein and Shalawi are reported to have tried multiple times to gain access to the cockpit of the plane in an attempt to test flight-deck security in advance of the hijackings.
8. Saudi Arabia is the center of the Islamic world and its schools of jurisprudence teach muslims are commanded by their god “Allah” to wage war against non-muslims until the entire world is under the control of “Allah’s divine law” which is sharia. This is taught all over the world in Saudi funded schools, including inside the United States.
In 2005, the Freedom House published a report entitled “Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Invade American Mosques.” The Chairman of the Freedom House Board at the time was former Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey. The report details teachings inside Saudi funded U.S. Islamic schools, mosques, and even publications with the imprimatur of the Saudi Arabian government.
“Our doctrine states that if you accept any religion other than Islam, like Judaism or Christianity, which are not acceptable, you become an unbeliever. If you do not repent, you are an apostate, and you should be killed because you have denied the Koran.”
Saudi Ministry of Religious Affairs
Among other things, these Islamic schools/materials across America teach: muslims who leave Islam are apostates and must be killed; jihad is one of the three duties of all muslims; muslims must wage war to establish “Allah’s divine law”/sharia in the land; and many other such ideas. See the full Freedom House Report here.
U.S. Government Response to NAS Pensacola Attack
After this past Friday’s attack on NAS Pensacola, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told a gathering of top US defense and military officials, “I can’t say it’s terrorism at this time.”
The FBI did not decide to presume the attack in Pensacola was “terrorism” until Sunday evening.
Over the weekend President Trump tweeted: “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.”
The evidence is overwhelming that the government of Saudi Arabia knowingly and intentionally supported the 9/11 attacks, and yet has been left unscathed in America’s 18 year “war on terror.”
It is easy to point to Iran – also complicit in the 9/11 attacks – and determine they are an enemy of the United States. The fact Saudi Arabia is an enemy of Iran does not make Saudi Arabia a friend of the United States.
It is high time Saudi Arabia pay a brutally high price for what they have done against the interests of the United States – on 9/11/01 and on 12/06/19.
Thanks to the incredible work by investigative journalist Paul Sperry who diligently brought much of the information about the role Saudi Arabia played in the 9/11 attacks to light. You can find his work on twitter at @paulsperry_