Call Trump out for unacceptable VA tweet

Virginia, 17 January 2020 – The Virginia State Senate is looking at bills that could prevent gun deaths – and as a result the NRA, other pro-2nd Amendment groups and nefarious neo-Nazis are threatening violence and insurrection.  That in itself is troubling, not least as Virginia already saw its share of extremist right-wing  violence witness the death of Heather Heyer in 2017 in Charlottesville.  What is wholly unacceptable is that President Trump has tweeted a message of support to those who threaten violence in an attempt to score points over the Democrats.

Yesterday the president used his official Twitter account to tweet:

“Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away. Republicans will win Virginia in 2020. Thank you Dems!”

Aside from the childish oversimplification, this tweet is misleading:  no one is seeking to ‘take away’ guns.  The language contains buzzwords – ‘under attack,’ ‘take your guns away’. The most alarming thing about the tweet is that it is a very loud rallying cry to all the groups that have threatened violence as a way to intimidate Virginia’s lawmakers.

According to news outlets including WHSV, the Virginia Senate advanced a number of gun control bills that have been among top priorities for Democrats.  They reported:

“Earlier this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee made waves by killing controversial Senate Bill 16, which would have re-defined and banned assault bills, while passing several other gun bills.

“On Thursday, the full Virginia Senate passed those bills as well. Trump’s tweet came after the bill was dropped:  his inflammatory tweet went out all the same. “

Donald Trump’s tweet can certainly be seen as an attempt at stirring up the extremists who have threatened violence; the FBI have arrested seven far-right neo-Nazis who may have been planning violence at the pro-gun rally held to protest the state senate’s deliberations.

Trump is supposed to represent all US citizens.  He previously indicated he was interested in gun law reform to stem the US’s tide of shootings (41,000 in 2019).  The tweet he made yesterday means all his past assurances and promises were empty.

It should be noted that those marching  / protesting any Virginia gun law reform are silent on the points that they are not allowed to carry their firearms to either GOP rallies or to NRA meetings.

ACTION:

We will tweet (ideally) or otherwise send a message of support to Virginia’s governor, which will also condemn Trump’s playing with lives, inflaming tensions, and lying about Democrats’ intentions all for his own political ends.

Please contact Donald Trump and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam through one of the channels below and give them the following message, personalized to your liking:

 

@realdonaldtrump, this tweet’s dangerous, untrue, selfish. Dems weren’t trying 2 take guns. You knew the far right planned violence, but u tried to score points.  Your past claims to act on gun law reform were dishonest.  You owe Virginia, @RalphNortham an apology for ur actions

Phone:  202-456-1111
Email: (form) https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/DonaldTrump/posts/?ref=page_internal

Twitter (best place for this action if you have twitter please use it):  https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1218297464941314049 

 

Once you have made contact, fill out the three fields below and click the orange banner to report taking action!

 

Know where your 2020 candidates stand on gun law reform

A recent piece of research by VOX shows where Democratic presidential candidates stand on gun issues.  The GOP seems to plan to allow Trump to run opposed as its presidential candidate, and we can reasonably expect more inaction and McConnell to continue to sit on bills that could save lives.

Some Democrats have detailed ideas; some have general views, and at least one hasn’t published any gun policy and won’t answer questions.

The 2020 elections at Federal and State levels are absolutely crucial for gun law reform.

George Takei has said that he will support whatever candidate the Democrats run against Trump; this certainly seems the only sound way to vote him out and achieve some gun law reform.

 

ACTION:

Please do as many – ideally all – of these actions you are able to:

  1.  Please read this article – you may find it an eye-opener on your preferred candidates.  Feel free to share it.  Here is the link:  https://www.vox.com/2019/8/7/20756698/democratic-presidential-candidates-gun-violence-mass-shootings
  2. Ensure you are registered to vote.  If you’re not sure, you can check here:  https://www.usa.gov/confirm-voter-registration
  3. Encourage your friends and family to check they are registered to vote as well.
  4. Find out who is running in your state and local elections – and contact them to ask where they stand on gun law issues.  If you get any responses, please share the on the One Pulse for America Facebook page.  Here is information on the House:  https://www.270towin.com/2020-house-election/ and for the senate https://www.270towin.com/2020-senate-election/ .  Here is gubernatorial information:  https://ballotpedia.org/Gubernatorial_elections,_2020
  5. Know when the state primaries are, and if you are eligible, please vote.  Check here:  https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/2020-state-primary-election-dates.aspx 
  6. Report back to us on the One Pulse for America Facebook page if there are any candidates in your state who should get our support – or who we need to campaign against.
  7. If you come across any ‘fake news’ or social media advertising that attacks any candidates who are seeking gun law reform, please post screenshots to One Pulse’s Facebook page.

It may seem like the elections are far away – but the PACs and Super PACS are spending millions now, and we know that targeted advertising and misleading advertising still goes on.

With your help on this, we can make shows of support or disapproval with the goal of finally getting America’s gun laws modernized.  We cannot afford another year of staggering casualties – over 41,000 shootings last year – that we know of.

Once you have taken any or all of these actions, fill out the three fields below and click the orange banner to report taking action!

Condemn Donald Trump Jr for Clinton Assault Rifle posts

5 January 2020 – Donald Trump Jr took to Instagram and Twitter to pose with an assault rifle bearing an image of Hillary Clinton behind bars as well as crusader imagery, used by the far right and xenophobic groups.

Some news outlets are rightly calling the post incitement to violence.  Trump Jr is well aware he has many followers (4 million on Twitter) and that there are cases of people who follow his family being incited to violence (William Celli for instance).

The behavior of the president’s son in this case endorses assault rifles, targets Hillary Clinton – almost literally – and adds crusader imagery associated with the far right.  It is not a dog whistle, it is a clear message to his supporters endorsing shooting, violence, and arguably racism.

According to many experts and publications such as Voz Wire, “The Crusader Cross’ has often been used by far-right groups. The symbol is used to represent the anti-Muslim ideology. Both the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center have identified the symbol as one used by hate groups.

“On Monday, a spokesperson for Trump Jr. denied that symbol carried any white supremacist meaning.

“Symbols on firearms depicting various historical warriors are extremely common within the 2nd Amendment community. Don’s Instagram post was strictly about him using a famous meme to mock Hillary Clinton, as he and many others have done on numerous occasions and will surely do again in the future, so long as it continues triggering humorless liberals,” Trump Jr’s spokesperson Andy Surabian told CNN.”

ACTION:

Join in the condemnation of Donald Trump Jr’s post by please engaging via one of the channels below and using the following message, personalized to your liking:

It is a disgrace that Trump’s son should be  behaving so irresponsibly.  The image of Hillary  Clinton behind bars mixed with glamorizing an assault rifle may well incite violence:  his father’s words against groups from Muslims and Mexicans through journalists and Democrats has resulted in violent incidents, including at Trump rallies.  Trump Jr’s  glib photo is insulting the 41,000 Americans shot last year including those massacred with assault rifles and their loved ones.

 

Here are some of the best places to call out Trump jr’s vile post:

 

Instagram – DJT :  Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B67J4TTlnDn/ 

Facebook:  You can either post a message about this to your own page, or choose one of the many places this is being discussed, and add a comment.  Do your own search or use this one:  https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=donald%20trump%20jr%20assault%20rifle%20and%20Hillary&epa=SEARCH_BOX

 

Twitter Fred Guttenberg (see image of his tweet below:  https://twitter.com/fred_guttenberg/status/1214624687340343297

 

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Join Backfire Trump to send messages when shootings occur

Some of our One Pulse for America members have signed up to Backfire Trump, a gun control app that sends pro gun-control messages out for you when there is a shooting.

Visit the website here http://backfiretrump.com/ and decide whether it is for you.

It is a good way to ensure that your objection to US gun culture is shown every time there is a shooting.

From their website:

Step 1 Shots fired – Over 33,000 people die each year due to gun violence in America. #BackfireTrump collects this data in real-time from gunviolencearchive.org.

Step 2 Your voice is heard – Every time an American dies from gun violence, a powerful message is automatically tweeted from your account.

Step 3 The more people who join Backfire, the more tweets will be sent — making the scope of American gun violence impossible for Trump to ignore.

There are a number of options; it is all on the Backfire Trump website

To take this action, simply visit the website.  If it suits you sign up; if it’s not for you, then thank you for looking at it.

 

 

 

Don’t let the NRA capitalize on Ft Worth shooting

Ft Worth, Tx December 2019 – A gun-wielding man with a long history of arrests, violence and mental health issues was allowed to have a gun.  He took it to the White Settlement church in Ft Worth, and opened fire.  He murdered two people before an on-site, trained firearms expert in turn shot him dead.  The open space of the church made it easy for the shooter to quickly be identified and shot.

This is a tragedy; the man should never have had a gun and two innocent people are dead.  Yet the NRA is attempting falsely to claim this one isolated incident shows a ‘good guy with a gun’ stops gun violence.

Disappointingly even some left-leaning press such as The Guardian are repeating the NRA line.  In its piece ‘Texas Shooting details supercharge NRA’s good guy with a gun defense’ it ignores the times when good guys kill or wound other good guys, and it ignores the NRA’s Russian money scandal, its forever-compromised position and its former spokespeople’s calls for journalists and Democrats to be killed (Loesch and Nugent made these calls).  This tragedy in no way ‘supercharges’ the NRA’s twisted logic.

We will remind the NRA of a few of the many people killed by ‘good guys with guns’ who should still be alive today.

ACTION:

Please contact The NRA through one of the channels below and give them the following message, personalized to your liking:

 

It is absolutely disgusting and twisted that the NRA wants to use the deaths of two churchgoers to falsely claim ‘a good guy with a gun’ stops gun violence.

Two people are dead, yet the NRA wants to score points.  What it doesn’t want is you to think on the scores of people killed or injured by ‘good guys with guns’ – an insane phrase invented by discredited Wayne LaPierre.  The NRA is a Russian Asset according to a Senate sub-committee which highlighted NRA courtship of Russian spies, the NRA’s use of Russian millions to lobby, and its involvement in Russia’s interference with the 2016 elections.  Why would anyone listen to the NRA?

For those who need a reminder of the realities:

  • Good guy with a gun killed:  Thanksgiving 2018, Emantic Bradford was shot and killed while acting as the ‘good guy with the gun’.  He was protecting shoppers from a shooter when an off-duty police officer shot him dead.
  •  Good guy with a gun killed:  November 2018, Jemel Roberson, a 26-year-old security guard who was black, was shot and killed by a white police officer. Mr Robinson was wearing a hat that said ‘Security’ when he was killed.
  • Atatiana Jefferson, a pre-med student, was shot dead by a policeman while she was in her Texas home:  the police had been called to do a simple welfare check, but it ended with a ‘good guy with a gun’ killing an unarmed, innocent woman.
  • A teen fleeing an active shooter at a Colorado high school was shot and seriously injured when ‘good guy’ security guard shot him:  the guard did not have permission to be armed, and seems to have shot at other guards too.

NRA, I call you out on your propaganda, especially as you ignore the deaths of innocent people when it suits you.  The sooner you lose your tax-exempt status and are further investigated for your collusion with Russia and financial improprieties, the better off we will all be.  It could not be any plainer:  people are being killed because of your propaganda.  We do not have a well-regulated militia – we have carnage because of your organisation and it has to stop.

 

Ft Worth proves that we need more controls on who can own guns, and it proves again that America has a serious gun crime epidemic which saw 41,000 people shot last year.

OR – a short message suitable for Twitter:  Good guys with guns get killed:  every time that happens, the NRA remains silent.  Ft Worth only proved it is too easy for the violent or mentally ill to get guns.  One Pulse for America sends condolences to those impacted.

(If you use Twitter, you will happily see many people already taking the NRA to task, including Ladd).

Phone:  800 672 3888
Email:  https://contact.nra.org
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NRA/ (NB they block posts, may block comments too)
Twitter:  Please respond to their tweet (pictured below) by clicking here https://twitter.com/NRA/status/1211424077837156353

 

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Sandy Hook 7th anniversary: sign the card

14 December 2019 – Today marks the anniversary of the brutal, cold-blooded slaying of innocent children and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  The gunman was able to take 26 lives – in under 4 minutes.

The families are taking to social media to express their feelings.  ABC News reported that Marie-Claude Duytschaever, who lost her 6-year-old grandson Noah Pozner in the shooting, posted: “I can tell you that had Noah died in his bed, the last seconds of his life wouldn’t have been filled with deafening noises, blood and terror. … That is the reality of gun violence. Not an abstraction. Not a statistic,”

To lose anyone to such a violent, preventable (with sane gun laws) death must be an agony beyond measure.  What made things worse for the bereaved relatives of Sandy Hook were the actions of Alex Jones, who used his influence to get his vile followers to insist that the massacre was a complete hoax.

Parents of dead children received hate mail  and abuse.   Jeremy Richman whose daughter Avielle was fatally shot at Sandy Hook took his own life this year – and it is not hard to see how this abuse may have contributed to this tragedy.  

Jones faces multiple lawsuits for the damage he inflicted with his fake news attacks.  James Fetzer wrote a book calling the shooting a hoax; in October the courts found against him and awarded a settlement to one of the parents defamed by Fetzer’s unspeakable book.  This may bode well for those suing Jones.

This past week it emerged Jones wants the courts to throw out a suit against him:  saying he has experienced emotional distress.  The hypocrisy is staggering.  Parents, relatives, many begged him to stop his bizarre conspiracy theory that the deaths were faked:  he would not stop.  Jones now says he was psychotic at the time – that’s his excuse.  Why he didn’t seek treatment instead of lashing out should be explained in court.

It is hoped his move to dismiss the suit against him will fail – it would set a remarkable precedent for one thing:  of course any law suit will cause emotional distress.   Such stress cannot begin to approach the stress of having a loved one murdered – and then to be hounded by Jones and his ‘Info Wars’ and his supporters with relentless abuse.

ACTION:

We will be keeping an eye on the odious Alex Jones – but for now Sandy Hook Promise, the support group for Sandy Hook survivors wants people to sign their card:

https://action.sandyhookpromise.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=22647&track=s_20191214_remembrancecard&fbclid=IwAR1aT58L7L31L5Ep0usw9txBhuaxWdKeRIjc5I-Xj6OemaTTGVa6_YJ_fow

Please sign the card, and write your own message.  There is a survey that follows; please take that too if you will.

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Send messages of support to Jersey City

10 December, Jersey City – Two anti-police, anti-Semitic domestic terrorists killed Jersey City police officer Detective Joseph Seals near a cemetery, and three people in a kosher food market: Mindy Ferencz, 31, the store’s co-owner; Moshe Deutsch, 24, a customer; and Douglas Miguel Rodriguez, 49, a store employee.

CNN reports “We believe the suspects held views that reflected hatred of the Jewish people, as well as a hatred of law enforcement,” New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said Thursday, citing evidence and witness interviews.

The suspects were both killed in a standoff with police, which lasted several hours.  Police say the pair, a man and a woman, were radicalized to hate police and to hate Jewish people.  They had an arsenal of weapons that could have inflicted many more casualties.  Thousands attended funerals for the victims.

 

It should be noted this hate crime comes at a time when President Trump has taken an astonishing, unprecedented, disastrous action:  he has signed an executive order deeming Judaism to be a nationality.

“Trump’s executive order is not about keeping Jews safe. After a week in which he spewed classic anti-Semitic tropes about Jews and money, this is just more anti-Semitism,” wrote Emily Mayer, the political director of the Jewish advocacy group IfNotNow, in a statement. “The order’s move to define Judaism as a ‘nationality’ promotes the classically bigoted idea that American Jews are not American.”

Ms Mayer continued: “This order is a dangerous move to silence the free speech of human rights advocates and, in particular, Palestinian and Muslim college students.”

ACTION

1. We will send condolences to the police and the families via Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop.

Please contact May or Fulop  through one of the channels below and give them the following message, personalized to your liking:

  

I want to express my condolences following the shooting deaths in Jersey City. Please convey my sincere condolences to the families, friends and loved ones of the victims.   I want them to know that they are not alone in this, and many people are wishing them well.  Many of us are campaigning for better gun laws which could help stop domestic terrorists. We need to fight hate crime, and we need to make it harder for domestic terrorists to get their hands on deadly weapons.

I see you are going out in the community and this is most welcomed.  Your standing up is sending a powerful message.

Email:  info@stevenfulop.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/steven.fulop/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/StevenFulop

 

2. If you can, here is the link to send aid to the relatives of the Jewish victims https://www.charidy.com/jcvictims , a fundraiser set up by the Jewish community.

3.  You could follow/ join IfNotNow here:  https://twitter.com/IfNotNowOrg

 

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Thank Police Chief Art Acevedo for standing up to NRA

Houston – as reported in Huffington Post and elsewhere, Police Chief Art Acevedo hit out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other congresspeople for appearing to care more about the National Rifle Association than victims of gun violence.

You can watch his wave-making speech here.

He said:  “I don’t want to see their little smug faces about about how much they care about law enforcement when I’m burying a sergeant because they don’t want to piss off the NRA,”

Laying down the gauntlet, his speech challenged McConnell and Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn.  “Make up your minds. Whose side are you on? Gun manufacturers, the gun lobby — or the children that are getting gunned down in this country every single day?” he said

The Senate’s failure to renew the federal Violence Against Women Act is also cause for his consternation.

Standing up like this to the pro-gun status quo is quite a heroic feat, and we will send him our thanks

ACTION

Please contact Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo through one of the channels below and give them the following message, personalized to your liking:

 

Dear Chief Acevedo

I wanted to thank you for your wise and brave words on gun control and calling out the inexcusable behaviour of Mitch McConnell.  It is appreciated.

In your speech you asked pro-NRA senators and McConnell ‘whose side are you on?’  I am glad to have you on my side, the side that wants gun law reform.  As a member of One Pulse for America, the gun-law reform group started by George Takei following the Pulse nightclub shooting tragedy, it is wonderful – and refreshing – to see a senior police figure like you call for life-saving change.

Suggested tweet:

@ArtAcevedo just saying thank you; as a member of gun law reform group @1Pulse4America I really appreciate your speech. We are also wondering why @senatemajldr is sitting on life-saving gun reform bills since February, not least as the @NRA has been deemed a Russian asset.

Email:  public.affairs@houstonpolice.org

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Houstonpolice/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ArtAcevedo

 

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Tell Commander-in-Chief Trump he’s responsible for Pensacola

Pensacola, Florida; three sailors were killed by a Saudi national at a US Navy training college.

Three US Navy sailors were killed when they “didn’t run from danger” after a Saudi officer opened fire at the base, US Navy officials said.  Eight others were injured.  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.

Tulsi Gabbard, a congresswoman and a member of the armed forces, put the case forward against hiring our forces to the Saudis very strongly in this video.

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.  He is pictured in this photo (Daily Mail) illustrating the kind of military aid he gave to Saudi Arabia.

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.

ACTION:

Yesterday, we sent messages of condolence to the families, friends, loved ones, colleagues of those who were killed or injured – it is not too late to take that action – click hereToday we will take an action on President Trump, who in no small part is the author of this situation.

Please contact President Trump through one of the channels below and give them the following message, personalized to your liking:

 

When you announced in September that you were going to hire out the United States Armed Forces to the terrorism-linked, human-rights-denying Saudi regime, I was disgusted.  

I am furious that three naval officers were shot dead and eight others were injured by a Saudi officer in our Naval Air Station in Pensacola.  Then you announced the Saudis would be sending ‘compensation’.  I don’t call it compensation – I call it blood money.

Your family’s  links with the Saudis is appalling, but to lend American military expertise and training to the people who were behind many atrocities, including at least one Saudi official’s alleged links to the 911 bombers and the murder of Washington Post  journalist Jamal Khashoggi is to me nothing short of treason.

Today the articles of impeachment were lodged, and I am glad of it.  I want to see you immediately cut any links between the Saudi military and our great country.  For a man who has made a meal out of Benghazi and attempted to pin the deaths on Clinton and others, let me be clear:  three are dead and eight are injured because of you.  As commander-in-chief, you are responsible for those lives tragically cut short and those wounded.  You are a sycophant to the Saudis. You are nearly as responsible for this avoidable tragedy as the Saudi gunman.  Resign, or at least get Saudi Arabia away from my country’s armed forces now.

 A suggested tweet:

@realDonaldTrump It was a dark day when you hired US forces to Saudi Arabia, known for human rights violations, links to terrorism. It was a worse day when 3 naval officers were shot dead, 8 wounded at Pensacola by a Saudi officer. Impeached? You should be arrested for treason.

President Donald Trump
Phone:  202-456-1111
Email: (form) https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/?hc_location=ufi
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

 

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Pensacola: Send condolences to US Navy

Pensacola, Florida; three sailors were killed by a Saudi national at a US Navy training college.

Three US Navy sailors were killed when they “didn’t run from danger” after a Saudi officer opened fire at the base, US Navy officials said.  Eight others were injured.

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.

Tulsi Gabbard, a congresswoman and a member of the armed forces, put the case forward against hiring our forces to the Saudis very strongly in this video.

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.

ACTION:

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.

Email:  navysocialmedia@navy.mil

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/USNavy/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/USNavy

 

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