Kreindler Files Complaint in Naval Air Station Pensacola Terror Attack
December 6, 2019
February 22, 2021
Kreindler partners Dan Rose, Jim Kreindler and Andrew Maloney filed a lawsuit v. Saudi Arabia alleging that the kingdom sent a known, radicalized al-Qaeda member to the United States under a joint military training program. The lawsuit was filed under the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which permits suits directly against foreign countries that commit acts of terror in the United States. Kreindler represents the families of 9/11 in their case against Saudi Arabia.
In financing, training, and providing critical logistical support to Al-Shamrani, Saudi Arabia was instrumental in securing one of the rarest and most useful strategic objectives a terrorist organization could secure: a well-trained AQAP operative, with access to U.S. military installations and personnel on U.S. soil,
On December 6, 2019, Royal Saudi Air Force Second Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Al-Shamrani fired over 100 rounds in a Pensacola, FL classroom killing 3 U.S. Navy service members and injuring 8 others. The Pentagon sponsored program Al-Shamrani was participating in is part of a security cooperation agreement with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that includes learning English, basic aviation, and initial pilot training.
Photo Credit: Naval Air Station Pensacola, Kevin King