Sen. Rand Paul: We Should Put Hold on Flight Training Program, ‘Saudi Arabia Needs to Pay a Penalty’


During an interview aired on Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) stated that Saudi Arabia shouldn’t be given “easy forgiveness” in the wake of the Pensacola shooting, said that Saudi Arabia “needs to pay a penalty” for its actions, and called for a hold on the flight training program and a halt on weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.

Rand said, “I think we never fully realized that 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11, 2001 were Saudis. We haven’t realized that they actually killed a journalist and chopped him up and dismembered him in a consulate. And now we have Saudi pilots coming over here ostensibly to train to be our allies, shooting our own soldiers. No, I think there shouldn’t be any kind of easy forgiveness for Saudi Arabia. I’d put the whole program on hold, I would search all of these people, I would search all of their communications to make sure they were not complicit in this killing, and then I’d send them back home, and I’d put the whole program on hold until we find out whether Saudi Arabia truly is a friend and truly is willing to stamp this out. Saudi Arabia has spent billions of dollars spreading hatred of Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, you name it, around the world, and Saudi Arabia needs to pay a penalty for this.”

He further called for the cessation of arms sales to Saudi Arabia to try to pressure them into better behavior. WATCH

SNIP: That ‘journalist’ they cut up wasn’t actually a journalist. I wish people would quit spreading that lie. He was a Palestinian terror group affiliate.

18 Comments on Sen. Rand Paul: We Should Put Hold on Flight Training Program, ‘Saudi Arabia Needs to Pay a Penalty’

  1. Here’s the issue. The military industrial complex loves Saudi bucks. They’re about money only. Saudis buy expensive planes.

    Somehow this issue needs to be addressed. Unless this is faced head on, expect more of the same.

  2. Whenever I think of the ME I always think we should consider isolationism.

    Towel-heads never fail to remind us of their barbaric proclivities.

  3. “Many swamp creatures are paid by the Saudis to keep the doors of the U.S. government open to them. Time to publish a list.”

    Billy Fuster, that would be a good list for Forbes Magazine to run. They can print the list, and be on it, too! Win/Win!

  4. Tell you what, Lockheed Martin. You want to sell planes?
    That’s fine. Set up your own flight school in Mecca. Or Riyahd. 800 Saudis in flight school in Pensacola?

    Not just no. Fuck no.

  5. They can be trained in their own countries and cover all expenses for the services and the logistical costs of needed materials/assets for said training. And rethink selling them top line equipment. Just good enough is good enough.

  6. Let’s not forget that 19 Saudi nationals were RESPONSIBLE for 911.
    And now we’re sending troops over there? WTFO????

  7. We could sell them planes but not train them to fly. That way we could sell more planes and crash a few Saudis at the same time.


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