As good Scissorheads already know, we rarely discuss international politics: it’s not our wheelhouse, we are not qualified, and mostly, I don’t understand the cogs and rubber bands under the hood of US Foreign Policy. Crown Prince Bone Saw’s hand-picked assassins were trained in the US:
Four Saudis who were involved in the death of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 received paramilitary training in the US the year prior, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
The contract for the paramilitary training was approved by the State Department and carried out by a contracted group called Tier 1, according to documents and sources familiar with the matter, The Times reported.
Arkansas-based security company Tier 1 Group provided the paramilitary training. The company said the training was defensive in nature and intended to teach how to better protect Saudi leaders, including “safe marksmanship” and “countering an attack,” The Times reported.
“Paramilitary Training.” The US Department of Justice is trying to stop domestic terrorism and we have schools to train people in foreign lands in domestic terrorism? One would think after the 9-11 attacks that we would be very circumspect about training anyone, let alone the Saudis, on anything related to terrorism.
That said, we need to quit teaching “our friends” how to murder their political opponents.