June 20, 2006, - 9:35 am

NOT AGAIN!: Shameless Saudi Govt. Offering Scholarships to Study Aviation in U.S.!

Gee, it wasn’t bad enough that several of the 15 of 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudis who studied aviation here in the U.S.
Now, Saudi Arabia, our “ally on the War on Terror” (the “ally” which is actually fomenting the Terror), is sponsoring AVIATION SCHOLARSHIPS for Saudis to study in the U.S. Talk about Chutzpah. Hello? . . . . Haven’t we been there, done that?
Isn’t it about time that we restrict aviation training in the U.S. to nationals of non-terrorist-linked nations? And shouldn’t the Saudis still be ashamed (not that they ever were) of their U.S.-aviation-educated countrymen who murdered nearly 3,000 Americans? Well, why should they be–with the way the Bush Administration panders to them?!

Saudis Have No Shame; Do We Have the Courage to Say No?

And, by the way, we’ve already written about , two of the Saudi men already . They’re the two men who went on the “joy ride” on a Tampa school bus, one in a trench coat on a hot Florida day, in an apparent dry run for a terrorist attack. (More about them , , , and .)
Here’s more of the story on the aviation scholarships, from Saudi Arabia’s government-operated English propaganda rag, The Arab News:

Saudis Offered Scholarships for Aviation Courses in US
Lulwa Shalhoub, Arab News
JEDDAH, 20 June 2006 – The Ministry of Higher Education and the General Authority of Civil Aviation are offering scholarships to Saudi men and women to study various majors related to civil aviation in the United States. . . .
The scholarships are available in majors such as communications, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, systems analysis, air traffic control, flight safety, and other majors related to the airline transport industry. . . .
Applicants for the bachelor’s program must have a minimum score of 85 percent in the science section and 90 percent in other sections, such as Qur’an memorizing . . . .
There are various scholarships this year being offered by the Saudi government to the US, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, India, China, Australia and New Zealand.

Thanks to reader Sandra for the tip.

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5 Responses

“The Ministry of Higher Education…”
They have a Ministry of Higher Education? In Saudi Arabia?

Thee_Bruno on June 20, 2006 at 12:56 pm

I wonder how much money Embry-Riddle receives from the House of Saud. Just curious…

SickBoy on June 20, 2006 at 2:31 pm

I guess Bush really does believe the Religion Of Peace BS.

kevin on June 20, 2006 at 6:29 pm

The Saudi princes must have a difficult time controlling their snickering about the stupid infidels. I would be laughing pretty hard at the stupid infidels too if I wasn’t one of them.

John Sobieski on June 20, 2006 at 6:34 pm

We blame Saudi Arabia but don’t look toward the source of our problems…Washington D.C. The Arabs want us dead and want us to buy their oil, but we look out, when we should look within. Sounds to me it’s becoming a police state…nah, that’s conspiracy theory

KOAJaps on June 21, 2006 at 4:35 pm

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