Saudi Arabia is not really a nation, it’s a family business that profits from oil and religious tourism. It’s not even comparable to a mafia, because a mafia relies on the goodwill of its members to survive. The Saudi ‘royals’ have no such goodwill. Without the protection of various western governments, they would be overthrown and Khaddaffi’ed within a week.
There is no reason, aside from the fact that, as Trump said, ‘they pay cash’ for us to support them in any way. Our alliance with them is a net loss.
The Air Force trainee who killed three and injured eight when he opened fire at a naval base in Florida assailed the United States as ‘a nation of evil’ before he went on his shooting rampage, AFP reports.
The man, first identified by NBC News as Saudi national Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, opened fire inside a classroom at Naval Air Station in Pensacola early Friday morning. Police quickly responded to the scene and he was shot dead.
US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation, said the suspect was a second lieutenant attending the aviation school at the base.
Meanwhile six other Saudi nationals were arrested near the base shortly after the attack, as investigators began to probe a terror link.
Three of the six were seen filming the entire incident as it unfolded, a source told The New York Times on Friday evening.