Well, they’re still missing. The Afghan pilots, Shirzad Rohullah and Mirwais Kohistani simply failed to report for training last Monday and while the United States Air Force and police in Georgia are still searching for them, we’re being assured they pose no threat whatsoever to U.S. citizens. The two men had been training at Moody Air force Base since February of 2015, and no one seems to know where they are. But there’s absolutely nothing to worry about.
As NBC News reported, “The two trainees …were screened and vetted before arriving in the U.S. more than a year ago, the Air Force base said in a statement.
“The students have trained alongside American counterparts for the entirety of 2015 and do not pose any apparent threat,” the statement said. “There is a well-coordinated process among federal agencies to locate the individuals as quickly as possible and return them accordingly to the proper authorities to manage their present situation.”
A Defense Department official repeated that neither missing trainee is believed to pose any kind of threat, and said that with all the U.S.-based training the military does with foreign service members, occasionally individuals leave base without authorization.
But the terror attack in San Bernardino, California, last week that was carried out by a couple who are believed to have been radicalized (“believed?” Who is NBC KIDDING?) has raised concerns near the base where the trainees went missing, the official said, and the military is working with law enforcement to find the two men.” SEVENTEEN Afghan nationals who had slipped off the base over a two-year period.
We certainly don’t want to set off alarm bells unnecessarily. Authorities have repeatedly stated these individuals pose no threat to the public. And you know how trustworthy “authorities” are.
Yes, we’re certain these individuals are required to go through a very, VERY strict vetting process before being allowed to participate in these training programs at military installations. But for the sake of our brave military personnel – and civilians for that matter — I sure hope the process is better than the one that allowed the Tsarnaev brothers and Tashfeen Malik entry into the United States.
[Note: This article was written by Ashley Edwardson]