"From 2003-2014 Colonel Khalimov participated in five counterterrorism training courses in the United States and in Tajikistan, through the Department of State's Diplomatic Security/Anti-Terrorism Assistance program," said spokeswoman Pooja Jhunjhunwala.
Unironically, the State Department spokeswoman said that Khalimov had been appropriately vetted:
At that time, Khalimov appeared in a video threatening the United States:
"All appropriate Leahy vetting was undertaken in advance of this training," said spokeswoman Jhunjhunwala.
"Listen, you American pigs: I've been to America three times. I saw how you train soldiers to kill Muslims," he says.
Then, he threatens, "we will find your towns, we will come to your homes, and we will kill you."Your tax dollars at work.