The murdered sailors were Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham, 19, of St. Petersburg, Florida; Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters, 21, of Richmond Hill, Georgia; and Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, 23, from Coffee County, Alabama.
While many partner nations study with US armed forces, Trump had announced that he was hiring the US armed forces out to Saudi Arabia – a country with appalling human rights violations linked to training the 911 terrorists and whose crown prince is heavily implicated in the gruesome murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year.
Trump has made a speech announcing he and the Saudis send condolences to the families: and he said the Saudis will be sending compensation to the families.
Sending compensation, presumably in the form of money. Trump said this without a hint of remorse for his part in the deaths and as if there were any amount of money that can ‘compensate’ to those who lost a son, brother, loved one in such a horrific manner.
This wholly avoidable tragedy is further compounded by the revelation that the cold-blooded murderer hosted a party where terrorist shooting videos were enjoyed, and that a Saudi present filmed the execution of the sailors.
It is intolerable that one of the world’s bloodiest regimes has anything to do with the US armed forces. It is morally bankrupt that we have a draft-dodging president who calmly says Saudi compensation will be offered to these families when he should be announcing the immediate dissolution of the Saudi involvement in our armed forces in any shape or form. We can only speculate what kind of classified material has been sent to the Saudis by such murdering agents.
As CNN reports, “Friday’s attack was the second shooting at a military base in three days. Last week, active duty US sailor Seaman Gabriel Romero killed two civilian employees and injured another before killing himself at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii. Investigators have not announced a motive for that shooting.”
And of course, in case there is any doubt, the gun used to kill these young men who wanted to serve their country was ‘bought legally. President Trump’s unethical Muslim travel ban, which saw wholly innocent families turned away from visits to Disneyland, treated appallingly by TSA personnel, didn’t apply to this murderer or his colleague who filmed the killing.
Tomorrow we will take an action on President Trump, who in no small part is the author of this situation. Today, we will send messages of condolence to the families, friends, loved ones, colleagues of those who were killed or injured.
Please contact The United States Navy through one of the channels below and give them the following message, personalized to your liking:
My sincere condolences at this heartbreaking time to the victims of the shooting at Pensacola; to their colleagues, loved ones, friends and family. I know the Navy is a family for many, and I am sad to see your family in such pain.
If there is any way you can suggest now to pay respects to the families of those wounded and those killed: Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham, Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters, and Ensign Joshua Kaleb and/or send support, or take any other action to help, please let me know.
A suggested tweet:
@USNavy My sincere condolences at this heartbreaking time to the victims of the shooting at Pensacola; to their colleagues, loved ones, friends and family. I know the Navy is a family for many, and I am sad to see your family in such pain.
Once you have made contact, fill out the three fields below and click the orange banner to report taking action!