A Saudi student was arrested for an illegal gun. He had a hit list that included professors at the University of New Mexico, where he was in engineering.
I need to correct that to a small degree. We have these foreign military men here because their home nations buy our combat jets as well as our civilian airliners. We're talking a great deal of money and umpteen thousands of American jobs, so I guess our government is willing to shine-on the possibility that some shih-tzu is going to hit the fan now and then...So why do we have these people here? Because they buy our military aircraft, both combat and transport.
I hadn't thought of that. The dollar is so desired by other nations as a trading medium, that it's even the most desirable currency in North Korea. I remember when the Soviet Union fell. I heard on the TV that the entire new Commonwealth of Independent States had only $300 million to its name. The US government spends that in just a few minutes...The reason we court the Saudis is not what they buy from us, but because they trade their oil in US dollars.