by b. traven
Fifteen of the 9/11 jihadists who killed over 3000 innocent Americans were Saudi Arabian citizens. The still-secret section of the official 9/11 Commission Report, which the Obama administration has tried to suppress, has purportedly shows that representatives of the Saudi Royal government directly supported and financed these jihadists in their attack on the United States.
The families of those killed have tried for years to sue the Saudi monarchy, which passes itself off as a “government,” for supporting the killers. Up to now the families have been prevented by a 1976 law that gives immunity to foreign governments from lawsuits in American courts.
I hate to give any credit to the self-serving ‘majority’ members of our supposed “representatives” in the House and Senate, but they have tabled a law to allow the Saudi monarchy (government) to be sued. I have a hunch that the Republicans who control Congress see this as chance to embarrass Obama just before a scheduled kowtowing visit to the Saudi Kingdom. It might be for the wrong reasons, but it is the right thing to do.
The Saudi Kingdom has responded to this affront to their claims that they were not involved in sponsoring the attack. Their Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, has threatened that if this legislation is not shit canned, the Saudis will sell off $750 billion in US Treasury securities and other assets they own.
Now that’s chutzpah! The US is fighting wars all over the region for the Saudis with American taxpayer money… but they will pull their assets if they have to answer in US court for the murder of US citizens. And where does the Obama administration stand on this? The White House has been lobbying congress to block the bill’s passage.
Is this pandering?