Pensacola Shooting: Mollycoddling the Face of Evil

Saudi Arabia is the nexus of terror.

As should be expected, the government is attempting to stage-manage the shooting at the Pensacola Naval Base. The Pentagon said sailors killed by a Saudi student reportedly angry over the serial murder of Muslims by the US government “showed exceptional heroism and bravery in the face of evil.”

The alleged shooter, Mohammed Alshamrani, shot dead by police, was a Saudi national said to be enrolled in pilot training the Florida naval base. It is the same naval base linked to the supposed 9/11 hijackers.

Sources told ABC News that investigators are working to determine if the shooter was acting out because of religious or ideological reasons or if there was some sort of problem or hostility that developed in the course of the training at Pensacola.

We certainly can’t expect in-depth and omission-free reporting from ABC News and the rest of the state’s propaganda corporate media. It can be said without a doubt Alshamrani had “ideological reasons” for killing Americans. He was a 2nd Lt., an aviation officer in the Saudi military. Although we are told Saudi Arabia is now in the process of modernization, it still clings to its medieval religion, Wahhabism. 

Since the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the First World War and the rise of Ibn Saud, essentially an agent working for British imperial interests in the Middle East, radical Sunni Wahhabism, and its variants have spread around the world, often with the assistance of the CIA. The Saudi people have been relentlessly indoctrinated, not only in regard to fellow Muslims failing to follow the puritanical Wahhabi creed, but also includes non-believers, including Christians and secular Westerners. 

The US national security state exploited Saudi Wahhabism as part of its anti-Soviet fear campaign during the so-called Cold War. “Due to its anti-atheistic and pro-capitalist tenets, Islam in general and Saudi Islam (Wahhabism) in particular became an effective tool in US foreign policy in combating pro-Soviet and anti-Western secular and nationalistic ideologies in the Middle East and the Muslim world at large,” writes the Middle East Institute. 

In pursuing its Cold War agenda in the Middle East, the United States supported the creation of ideologically motivated regional groupings such as the Muslim World League in 1962 (to replace the ill-fated Baghdad Pact), the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) in 1969, and the Islamic Development Bank in 1976—all headquartered in the Saudi province of Hijaz, the home of Islam’s holiest sites. The United States also supported the importation en masse into Saudi Arabia of a large number of Islamist political activists, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its offshoot, hizb al-tahrir (the Party of Liberation), who had fled the secular, pro-Soviet regimes in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Algeria. The late Saudi King Faysal, the main architect of the pro-Western Islam-inspired policy in the Middle East, put these Muslim émigrés, assisted by some influential scholars from Pakistan, in charge of all levels of the Saudi educational system. 

Meanwhile, the corporate propaganda media would have us believe Alshamrani was “self-radicalized” online, never mind education and public life in Saudi Arabia are dominated by fanatical Sunni Muslims as described and emphasized above. 

This narrative was posted at The New York Times. “U.S. officials are reportedly investigating whether the shooting was an act of terrorism. An official told the Times that Alshamrani did not appear to have any ties to international terror groups and seemed to have self-radicalized,” Daily Beast reported. 

Saudi Arabia is the nexus of international Islamic terrorism, a fact you will not see mentioned in The New York Times, a newspaper infamous for telling lies about Saddam Hussein’s nonexistent WMDs and responsible in part for the murder of a million and a half Iraqis. 

The pattern here is a well-tread path through the carnage of false flag terrorism. The alleged perp was killed by the cops, while other Saudis documenting the murders—visions of dancing Israelis filming the 911 inferno—were arrested and are now under investigation, that is if we can take a twisting and lying corporate propaganda media at its word. 

Recall the hush-hush flights of Saudis out of the country within two days of the 9/11 attacks. The neocon-infested Bush administration refused to answer questions on why possible suspects in the deadliest terror attack on US soil were not held and investigated. Prince Ahmed bin Salman was among them. He was best known, prior to his untimely demise, as a horse racing aficionado and owner of the Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem. He was also connected to al-Qaeda, the US-Saudi-Pakistani nurtured group that got the lucrative—for the military-industrial complex—endless war on manufactured terror rolling. 

The handpicked 9/11 commission, of course, gave the Bush neocons a free pass, stating that they had properly handled the evacuation of the “six chartered flights that rushed scores of Saudi citizens out of the United States after the attacks,” according to The New York Times. 

President Trump allowed Saudis to wriggle off the hook. “King Salman of Saudi Arabia called President Donald Trump to express his condolences over the attack at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, the president said Friday,” reported USA Today. 

Trump’s initial remarks are a routine formality of the sort we hear in the wake of terror attacks and mass shootings. A subsequent tweet, however, truly entered the realm of the bizarre. 

If we consider the above—Saudi society has been indoctrinated in hate for non-believers, including Americans, for nearly a hundred years—then it makes perfect sense large numbers of Saudis not only hate Americans but are “radicalized” to the point they want to kill them, just like they are killing Zaidi sect Shias in Yemen. 

According to the SITE Intelligence Group, a staunchly pro-Zionist “nonprofit” linked to Israeli intelligence, a “manifesto” was posted prior to the attack. 

Investigators have found what purports to be an online screed written by the shooter and are working to determine if it is legitimate. In it, the writer expresses hatred toward Americans because of crimes against Muslims and humanity as well as US support for Israel.

As the narrative shapes up, Mohammed Alshamrani will be portrayed as a lone wolf terrorist, the six Saudis subsequently arrested will be forgotten, and missing Saudi nationals supposedly connected to the event and reportedly on the radar of the FBI will disappear from a permutational news cycle designed to indoctrinate and distract. 

There appears to be but a lone voice in government calling out Saudi Arabia. The state is now in the process of making certain this “isolationist” never sees the inside of the Oval Office. 

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Saudis Show Off Charred Junk, Insist Iran Responsible for Aramco Attack

Charred junk proves absolutely nothing. 

First up, we have the neocon windup clown, Senator Marco Rubio.

Not to worry, Marco—the Saudis are on it. 

No, wait. Early today the Saudis produced a pile of junk and said it came from Iranian drones and missiles.

From the BBC:

The Saudi defense ministry briefing said the wreckage showed the attacks were “unquestionably sponsored by Iran”.

Spokesman Turki al-Malki showed off what was said to be a delta wing of an Iranian UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) along with other weapons debris.

He said that 18 UAVs had been fired at the Abqaiq oil facility and seven cruise missile had been fired at the Khurais oilfield, three of which had fallen short of the target.

This assemblage of junk put on display for the media proves absolutely nothing. 

Regardless, it will be used by the medieval kingdom and US neocons to blame Iran. 

In response to the charred collection of metal, Donald the Clueless decided to impose yet another round of sanctions designed to punish the people of Iran.

Col. Al-Maliki thinks you’re an idiot—and you are if you believe Iran is the top sponsor of terror in the world. That designation is reserved for Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Israel.   

We’re told Iran supports the “terrorism” of Hezbollah, Hamas, and other Palestinian groups, including Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command.

Let’s not forget that Hamas was shepherded by Israel. Back in the day, the Zionists figured they could defeat the PLO by nurturing Palestinian Islamists. After the so-called Six Day War, Israel released Sheikh Ahmed Yassin from prison. Yassin went about building Hamas in the 1980s. The Israelis subsequently assassinated the wheelchair-bound imam with a Hellfire missile fired from a US-manufactured Apache helicopter. 

History Commons: 

David Shipler, a former New York Times reporter, later recounts that he was told by the military governor of the Gaza Strip, Brigadier General Yitzhak Segev, that the Israeli government had financed the Islamic movement to counteract the PLO and the communists. According to Martha Kessler, a senior analyst for the CIA, “we saw Israel cultivate Islam as a counterweight to Palestinian nationalism”… Yassin also receives funding from business leaders in Saudi Arabia who are also hostile to the secular PLO for religious reasons. The Saudi government, however, steps in and attempts to halt the private funds going to Yassin, because they view him as a tool of Israel. 

As for Hezbollah, we never get a straight answer from the corporate propaganda media. If we follow the “news,” it appears Hezbollah came out of nowhere with a psychopathic desire to kill Americans and Israelis. 

Brookings and others claim Hezbollah is an Iranian “export.” 

Hezbollah’s methods have evolved as its military and political powers and sophistication have expanded since the mid-1980s, with Lebanon itself rather than American citizens now held hostage. But then as now, Hezbollah serves as the most successful, and the most deadly, export of the 1979 Iranian revolution.

This completely ignores the fact Hezbollah came together in southern Lebanon after Israel invaded the country. Consider the following from the neocon-tinged and humanitarian interventionist “non-partisan” globalist think tank:

Enmeshed in poverty and high rates of illiteracy, Shiite peasants concentrated in the south also suffered disproportionately from the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, as the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) attacked Israel from southern Lebanon, and the Israelis retaliated in kind. Given years of PLO abuses, Shiite residents of the south briefly welcomed the 1982 Israeli invasion, although Israeli tactics quickly alienated them, driving thousands from ancestral villages to the slums of Beirut’s impoverished southern suburbs.

Samia A. Halaby provides perspective, not that we should expect the “Newspaper of Record,” The New York Times, to tell us the truth about the Hezbollah self-defense organization.

I think residents of the southern Lebanon, of Palestine, and Iraq, especially the poorer ones and the working class are tired—way, way beyond feeling that this is ‘unfair’. We have suffered US/Israel behavior since way before 1948. Hezbollah is resistance to this historic attack.

The formation of Hezbollah is a direct result of Israel’s 1978 invasion of Lebanon (Operation Litani) and the 1982 civil war in Lebanon. 

The Academic website cites Ahmad Nizar Hamzeh (The Path Of Hizbullah):

The Israelis killed more than one thousand civilian Shiites, leading to a mass exodus of yet more Shiites refugees to the Beirut slums. Israel’s 1982 invasion and occupation of Lebanon bolstered the fortunes of Hizbullah by “providing a politic-military environment that legitimated the group and gave a rationale for its guerrilla warfare. Similarly, the presence of the Western foreign troops in Lebanon, particularly of the U.S. Marines, also boosted the fortunes of Hezbollah, which considered fighting such forces to be as legitimate as fighting the Israeli occupation.”

Is it possible self-defense forces would be organized in Washington State if Chinese troops landed at the Port of Grays Harbor? If US citizens were shelled, massacred, and taken prisoner as thousands of Shia Lebanese were, do you think there might be an uprising and “terrorist attacks” on the invaders? 

If Americans suffered like the Shia of southern Lebanon did—particularly those tortured (including children) at the Khiam detention center—wouldn’t resistance and retribution be justified?

The torture was carried out by the South Lebanon Army (SLA), an Israeli proxy. 

According to the World Heritage Encyclopedia:

The SLA was closely allied with Israel. It supported the Israelis by fighting the PLO in southern Lebanon until the 1982 invasion. After that, SLA support for the Israelis consisted mainly of fighting other Lebanese guerrilla forces led by Hezbollah until 2000 in the “security zone” (the area under occupation after a partial Israeli withdrawal in 1985). In return Israel supplied the organization with arms, uniforms, and logistical equipment.

Following the alleged attack on the Saudi facilities, Trump’s secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, ventured to Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, back home in the indispensable nation, the neocon warmonger from South Carolina said the attack represents an “act of war.” 

At this point, it is unlikely Trump will unleash the dogs of war on Iran—that is if he wants to be re-elected next year. He has vacillated repeatedly on Iran and this drives the neocons to distraction. More false flags are likely in the works.

However, this time may be different. It is reported Trump is drawing up plans to hit Iran. “Donald Trump is drawing up a hit-list as he hatches plans to clobber Iran following the attacks on the world’s largest oil plant in Saudi Arabia,” reports the ever-so factual and unbiased British newspaper The Sun.  

It’s now wait and see.

Trump would be a fool to attack Iran. It has the capability to bring oil shipments to a halt and launch missiles at US troops and hardware in the region. This would undoubtedly take down the global economy and precipitate a world war.

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Cui Bono, Israel, and the Attack on Saudi Oil

Trump and Congress are Pavlovian chumps. 

As usual, we’re expected to believe officialdom on responsibility for the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil production. Mike Pompeo, Trump’s former CIA boss and tank commander, reflexively blamed Iran minus any evidence whatsoever. 

It took a couple days to get the narrative ironed out. 

Trump is a reluctant to place blame for the attack on Iran. He understands a war with Iran will be catastrophic, not only for the entire Middle East, but the world economy as a whole. It will wreck Trump’s goal of making himself a peacemaker. 

Trump is waiting on word from Prince “Bone Saw” Salman before he commits the US military to bombing Iran, likely targeting its oil production infrastructure in tit-for-tat fashion. Iran, of course, will not take this laying down. It will immediately retaliate by hitting oil fields and petrochemical facilities situated in the Persian Gulf Emirates. Iran will also target US military bases, installations, and warships within reach of its missiles.  

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On Tuesday, “senior officials” in the US said without a doubt the attack came from southern Iran which borders the northern end of the Persian Gulf. 

The BBC reports Iran has “attacked Saudi oil facilities before, but US officials said on Sunday that they believed the drones and missiles did not originate from the south or south-west, and instead were launched from the north or north-west.”

If we consult a map, we discover Israel is situated to the northwest of Saudi Arabia. Iran is in the east and Iraq to the north. Because cruise missiles and drones have the capability of changing direction, we do not have a good idea where the missiles came from and the party responsible for launching them.

For the US, this is not a problem. It is now habituated to telling lies, releasing misinformation, and disseminating propaganda associated with false flag attacks. Much of what it reports is believed without question by millions of Americans. The state describes this mass credulity and inability to question authority as “patriotism.” 

Iran has said it will shut down oil production across the Gulf if US sanctions on its export of oil remain in place. The sanctions imposed on Iran’s oil and economy are an act of war, so it makes sense Iran would be responsible for the attack—that is, if they’re crazy and want their country reduced to rubble and possibly an irradiated no-go zone. It is irrational to believe the leadership of Iran desires such a fate. 

Chanting “Death to Israel and America” is rhetorical. Iran does not have the ability to destroy either, although in the event of a war, Israel will certainly suffer an onslaught of missiles from both Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon. It will need the US to fight on at least two fronts. 

It is entirely obvious, even to the casual observer, that Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the war-obsessed neocon faction within the US government are working overtime to destroy Iran. 

I don’t believe the fact this attack occurred within days of Trump firing the neocon John Bolton is a coincidence. Bolton failed to steer Trump into bombing Iran and this necessitated a neocon Plan B—yet another, far more serious false flag attack to finally push the US into bombing Iran. Israel and Saudi Arabia would love to do this, but they are incapable and need the US war machine’s help. 

Left unmentioned in the slanted and bias deluge of corporate media reports on the attack—all information received from a government known for pathological lying—is the duplicity and violence of both Israel and Saudi Arabia. 

Israel has bombed hundreds of targets with impunity in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq. It has provided medical assistance to jihadi terrorists in Syria. 

Saudi Arabia has killed tens of thousands of innocent civilians in Yemen and has spread its poisonous Wahhabi creed of murderous jihadism around the world. It is fair to say the governments of both Israel and Saudi Arabia hate the United States. Israel has carte blanc to spy on America, blackmail US presidents, “lobby” Congress, and steal technological secrets. Recall the “art students” and “dancing Israelis.” 

Saudi Arabia is at the center of the 9/11 attacks. Florida Senator Bob Graham, who chaired the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said in sworn statements that “there was evidence of support from the Saudi government for the terrorists.” 

The 28-pages were a “thing” for a short period of time, but have since largely been ignored and buried under a daily avalanche of far less important corporate news.  

Israel and Saudi Arabia are now best of buddies. They share the same objectives vis-à-vis Iran. Is it impossible to believe Saudi Arabia would target or allow Israel or the US to target its prized oil fields and refineries? 

I believe the answer is yes. Refineries can be rebuilt and oil fields resuscitated. It is a small price to pay to get rid of the mullahs and take down Iran’s critical infrastructure, in effect turning it into another Libya. 

But this will not happen. Iran has the ability to defend itself. It’s not Iraq or Libya. Iran’s leaders have promised a long and painful asymmetrical war after their cities are bombed and civilian infrastructure wasted. 

This is the actual objective—the “bomb them back to the Stone Age” paradigm—not an illusory nuclear weapons program. It’s how the neocons and Israelis operate—not unlike the Hittites and Assyrians strewing salt in a conquered enemy’s fields. It is the same barbaric mentality—not only murder and drive off your enemy, but make it impossible for him to fully recover. 

Prior to his dismissal, John Bolton cited the “Libyan Model” in relation to North Korea. Adam Garfinkle spelled out this process in 2018:

When John Bolton invoked “the Libya Model” a couple of days ago in reference to North Korea, he clearly meant the model, from 2003-04, in which the U.S. government, in the form of the George W. Bush Administration, persuaded the Libyan government to hand over its WMD program stuff in return for a pledge that the United States would not seek to put Muammar Qaddafi’s head on the wall at the Pentagon or in Langley.

Neocons, however, are notoriously duplicitous, and after Obama was elected the pledge to not kill Gaddafi and destroy Libya were betrayed. The lesson: never trust the US or its partners, most notably Britain, when they make promises. Chances are, they’re lying and assassins await in the shadows to do their dirty work. 

This is what happened to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—the agreement was nullified by Trump, once again demonstrating the word of the US cannot be trusted. 

The destruction of Iraq, Syria, and Libya have nothing to WMDs, chemical weapons, and nuclear weapons programs. In a superficial way, the objective resembles that the Turco-Mongol invasions of the 13th century—kill everybody and let god sort them out. 

Chinggis Khan preferred surrender and the creation of vassals offering tribute in exchange for Mongol protection, but this is not the objective of the Israelis and the neocons. 

They are not interested in obedience and tribute. They want to decimate their enemies and, after bombing them into submission, balkanize their nations and subject them to never-ending strife, ethnic conflict, and political sectarianism. 

Iran, of course, will be identified as the culprit in the targeting of Saudi Arabia’s oil production. It’s unclear what exactly will happen and when, but it can be taken without a doubt this is part of a plan to get momentum moving on war and murder.

It is unfortunate far too many Americans are clueless about what is about to happen and what it will mean—the shut down of oil trade, oil being the lubricant of civilization. 

The war to destroy Iran will be worse than the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and much of Africa. It will sap what’s left our national treasure—borrowed from banksters—and spill a whole lot of blood for the sake of Israel and Saudi Arabia. 

Trump and Congress are essentially Pavlovian chumps. 

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