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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostJan-12 10:37 AM 
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(CNN) More than a dozen Saudi servicemen training at US military installations will be expelled from the United States after a review that followed the deadly shooting last month at a Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, multiple sources told CNN.

The Saudis are not accused of aiding the 21-year-old Saudi Air Force second lieutenant who killed three American sailors in the December shooting, two sources said, but some are said to have connections to extremist movements, according to a person familiar with the situation.
A number are also accused of possessing child pornography, according to a defense official and the person familiar with the situation. The FBI and Justice Department declined to comment.
"In the wake of the Pensacola tragedy, the Department of Defense restricted to classroom training programs foreign military students from Saudi Arabia while we conducted a review and enhancement of our foreign student vetting procedures," said Lt. Col. Robert Carver, a spokesman for the Department of Defense. "That training pause is still in place while we implement new screening and security measures."
About a dozen Saudi trainees at the Pensacola base had been confined to their quarters as the FBI investigated the shooting as a potential terror attack, and the Pentagon initiated a review of all Saudi military trainees in the country, numbering around 850 students.
 
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From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconJan-20 10:28 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 4) 
 39358.2 in reply to 39358.1 

Saudi servicemen in training in the US are being vetted, no blanket expulsion as earlier reported by the panic stricken press.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pentagon-us-saudi-military-students-training-restart

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/pentagon-resume-saudi-training-halted-base-shooting-200116181859938.html  (cited as too many do not trust Fox)

https://apnews.com/c5fda84e69e46ff8c88c5b85d4f9c250

The U.S. completed security screenings of all the students, and on Monday the Justice Department announced that 21 were being sent home.

The trainees who were removed had jihadist or anti-American sentiments on social media pages or had “contact with child pornography,” including in internet chat rooms, officials said. None is accused of having had advance knowledge of the shooting or helped the 21-year-old gunman carry it out.

 

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From: Mort15 DelphiPlus Member IconJan-20 2:38 PM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 4) 
 39358.3 in reply to 39358.2 

Panic stricken press reports?

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/11/politics/saudi-servicemen-expelled-december-air-force-base-shooting/index.html

From CNN on Jan. 11th.

More than a dozen Saudi servicemen training at US military installations will be expelled from the United States after a review that followed the deadly shooting last month at a Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, multiple sources told CNN

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/12/795696963/u-s-official-a-dozen-saudi-military-students-set-to-be-expelled-in-wake-of-shoot

Jan 12th from NPR

The Trump administration is planning to announce on Monday that more than 20 Saudi students receiving military training in the United States will be sent back to their home country, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

The Justice Department, which has been investigating the incident as an act of terrorism, is planning on Monday to publicly announce the Saudi removals and the results of its criminal investigation into the Pensacola shooting.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-shooting/saudi-military-trainees-to-be-expelled-from-u-s-after-florida-shooting-cnn-idUSKBN1ZB01J

From Reuters Jan 11th

- More than a dozen Saudi servicemen who are training at U.S. military bases will be expelled from the United States in the aftermath of a Pentagon review prompted by the deadly Dec. 6 shooting by a Saudi Air Force officer at an American naval base in Florida, CNN reported on Saturday.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/12/us/politics/pensacola-shooting-saudi-trainees.html

From NYTimes Jan 12th

A review did not find that the students aided the gunman, a Saudi trainee, but concluded that some had ties to extremist movements and others had pornography, a taboo in Saudi Arabia.

About a dozen Saudi students training alongside the American military in the United States will be sent back to Saudi Arabia after a review that stemmed from the killing of three American service members at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., last month, according to a United States official

Now your news articles were from Jan 16th or so. Can you tell me where in the links I gave you there were panic stricken reporting?

I don't have enough brain bleach to visit to visit the right wing sites that I am sure you read from on a regular basis. Are these panic stricken reports coming from OANN, Breitbart or other sites that believe in the Q anon theories?

Your sources seemed to just reprint what my sources did but days later.

 

 

 

 
From: Lyndy (Lyndy7) DelphiPlus Member IconJan-23 9:36 AM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 4) 
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