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Old 05-22-2020, 10:32 PM   #1
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How is this not front page news? Good job and Godspeed in recovery, Sailor.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:30 PM EST
By LOLITA C. BALDOR and MICHAEL BALSAMO, AP
A shooting at a Texas naval air station that wounded a sailor and left the gunman dead early Thursday was being investigated as “terrorism-related,” the FBI said, but divulged few details as to why.

The suspect was identified as Adam Alsahli of Corpus Christi, according to three officials familiar with the investigation who were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

At about 6:15 a.m., the gunman tried to speed through a security gate at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, opening fire and wounding the sailor, a member of base security, U.S. officials told the AP. But she was able to roll over and hit the switch that raised a barrier, preventing the man from getting onto the base, the officials said.

Other security personnel shot and killed the man.

There was an initial concern that he may have an explosive device, but Navy experts swept the area and the car and found nothing. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details about an ongoing investigation. Officials were still working to process the crime scene late into the day and had recovered some type of electronic media.

Later, federal agents were seen carrying items from inside a house that a Corpus Christi police tactical unit had surrounded and a public records search by local television station KRIS indicated was Alsahli’s last known address. A police spokesman would not confirm that the activity was related to the shooting at the Naval station.

The base was on lockdown for about five hours, but it was lifted shortly before noon. The main gate was reopened, though the gate where the incident occurred was still shut down.

FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Leah Greeves said at a news conference that investigators were working to determine whether a second person of interest was at large but did not elaborate. She also would not discuss a potential motive or specify what led investigators to believe the shooting was related to terrorism.

“We have determined that the incident this morning at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is terrorism related,” Greeves said. “We are working diligently with our state, local and federal partners on this investigation, which is fluid and evolving.”

The FBI’s field office in Houston has taken the lead on the investigation, and neither investigators nor the Navy provided details on the shooter or a possible motive. Attorney General William Barr has also been briefed, a Justice Department spokeswoman said.

The injured sailor was discharged from a hospital where she was treated for minor injuries, according to a statement from the command.

The air station is surrounded by water on three sides and is home to Naval pilot training since 1941, according to its website. Marine Corps, Navy, U.S. Coast Guard student pilots train there. It's also home to the Corpus Christi Army Depot, a depot for the Department of Defense rotary wing aircraft.

The station had a similar lockdown last December. In another incident at the base last year, a man pleaded guilty to destruction of U.S. government property and possession of a stolen firearm for ramming his truck into a barricade at the Corpus Christi station.

The shooting also comes months after a Saudi Air Force officer who was training at a Navy base in Pensacola, Florida, killed three U.S. sailors and wounded eight other people in a shooting that American officials described as an act of terrorism. The country’s top federal law enforcement officials said this week that the gunman in December's attack, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, had been in touch with al-Qaida operatives about planning and tactics in the months before the shooting. Alshamrani was killed by a sheriff’s deputy.

According to U.S. officials, unlike Pensacola, there are no international or foreign national students at the Texas base. The military put a number of new safety procedures in place after the Pensacola shooting to restrict and better screen international students.
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:50 PM   #2
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When are these terrorists going to learn that they can't pull that **** in Texas?

Try and kill us and we will kill you back.
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:55 PM   #3
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I'm from here and it literally only had one small segment about it on local tv. They still can't stop focusing on the Corona crap.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:08 PM   #4
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Its against the law to have hope or good news
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:19 AM   #5
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This....
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Old 05-27-2020, 07:24 AM   #6
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The Pensacola shooting was the first act of terrorism since 9/11.
"The phone data “definitively establishes” that the trainee, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, had “significant ties to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula — not only before the attack, but before he even arrived in the United States” in August 2017. He had actually joined the Saudi military to carry out a “special operation.”
Seems logical that Saudi pilots should be looked into with some scrutiny considering our past.

"After the attack, investigators found evidence that 17 fellow Saudi students “had shared Islamist militant or anti-American material on social media, and others had possessed or shared child ****ography. As a result, 21 cadets from Saudi Arabia were disenrolled from the training program and sent home.”

Where was Pompeo here??? I would think he would be pretty ****** that this slipped by considering he spearheaded Benghazi, maybe the longest investigation in US history. Maybe he is just too busy pushing the Corona bat idea or Wuhan lab ideas.
Maybe he is simply reeling from "Steve Linick, whom Pompeo got Trump to fire, reportedly because he was investigating — wait for it now — Pompeo’s own efforts to evade a congressional ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and for improperly asking a State Department employee to run errands for him and his wife."

Hard to believe people are this distracted by the Covid drama series.

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Old 05-27-2020, 09:38 AM   #7
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I agree this whole episode sure has drifted to the back of the closet...…...but that was the same thing that happened with the 911 twin tower terror attack!
Uh, hum, well...…o.k.,…..lets send our troops to Iraq & Afghanistan and anywhere else not call Saudi Arabia. Prayers for all the folks personally affected by the thousands of souls lost in those towers and wars!
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Old 05-28-2020, 10:07 AM   #8
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The Pensacola shooting was the first act of terrorism since 9/11.
"The phone data “definitively establishes” that the trainee, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, had “significant ties to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula — not only before the attack, but before he even arrived in the United States” in August 2017. He had actually joined the Saudi military to carry out a “special operation.”
Seems logical that Saudi pilots should be looked into with some scrutiny considering our past.

"After the attack, investigators found evidence that 17 fellow Saudi students “had shared Islamist militant or anti-American material on social media, and others had possessed or shared child ****ography. As a result, 21 cadets from Saudi Arabia were disenrolled from the training program and sent home.”

Where was Pompeo here??? I would think he would be pretty ****** that this slipped by considering he spearheaded Benghazi, maybe the longest investigation in US history. Maybe he is just too busy pushing the Corona bat idea or Wuhan lab ideas.
Maybe he is simply reeling from "Steve Linick, whom Pompeo got Trump to fire, reportedly because he was investigating — wait for it now — Pompeo’s own efforts to evade a congressional ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and for improperly asking a State Department employee to run errands for him and his wife."

Hard to believe people are this distracted by the Covid drama series.

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Pensacola the first act of terrorism since 911? Why in the hell do you just make **** up? Either way, your extreme bias is extremely transparent.
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Old 05-28-2020, 12:55 PM   #9
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Pensacola the first act of terrorism since 911? Why in the hell do you just make **** up? Either way, your extreme bias is extremely transparent.
Sorry, to my knowledge it was the first act that was planned abroad
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Old 05-28-2020, 01:39 PM   #10
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Sorry, to my knowledge it was the first act that was planned abroad
I would bet me left *** that the shooting by the couple in San Bernardino was planned abroad, as a matter of fact I would throw my house and land in on that bet with it!
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Old 05-28-2020, 01:41 PM   #11
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We've been talking about this since it happened and were wondering why it wasn't in the news. My husband heard a clip on it but when I searched - absolutely nothing. NADA. Zip. Very wierd.
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Old 05-28-2020, 06:25 PM   #12
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I apologize if I misspoke about it being the 1st attack since 9/11 planned abroad. I have not found another but doesn't mean it don't exist. The main point of the topic was certainly not that.
I find it very disturbing that we repeat the same mistakes as before, if in FACT that is what happened.
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