Saudi Official: US 9/11 Bill Would ‘Fuel Extremism’

Saudi Official: US 9/11 Bill Would ‘Fuel Extremism’ | Claims suing Saudis would boost terror recruitment

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) has been unanimously passed in both the House and Senate, and is facing a veto from President Obama which could easily produce the first successful override of his presidency. The bill allows American victims of 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia over its support for 9/11 plotters in court.

Obama has warned that the bill sets a dangerous precedent for the US, as it could lead to other countries allowing people to sue America over its assorted misdeeds over the years. Saudi Foreign Ministry officials threatened to crash the US Treasury market in retaliation.

Today, the speaker of the Saudi Shura Council also warned of terrorism threats, saying that allowing the bill to become law would “fuel extremism,” and that Saudi extremist groups could find new recruitment opportunities if Americans start suing the Saudi government.

The 28 pages from the 9/11 Report detailed substantial evidence of Saudi government funding for people linked to the 9/11 plot, though the Obama Administration argues that sovereign immunity should keep them from facing any repercussions from that.

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  • lemur

    Some interesting corner the US has painted itself into.

    It’s like looking at a program with lots of GOTOs that is now in such a state of decay that it can only issue error messages whatever you do.

    NOW FIX IT!

  • Bath House Barry

    When can we sue the bastard that allowed it to happen after months of warning from the CIA? Ie GWB?

  • jeff_davis

    The Saudis — ***NOT IRAN*** — are the world’s leading state sponsors of terrorism and facilitated the 911 attacks. The Saudi oligarchs fund the Wahhabi clerics who run the madrasas across the Muslim world that train the extremist jihadi fighters that spread radical Islamic terror worldwide.

    The 911 attack was an act of war — the “Pearl Harbor” — used cynically by the Neocons as an excuse to destroy Iraq, while the real culprits, the Saudis, were given a pass, the “28 pages”, “the smoking gun”, held back. And let’s not forget the near certainty that the Israelis had foreknowledge of the coming attack and held back that vital information from their American “ally”.

    The Zionist subversion of the US Govt by the Neocons and AIPAC — Israeli agents — places beyond the realm of imagining even the mere suggestion of a casus belli case against Israel, no matter the facts:

    “Treason doth never prosper, what’s the reason?
    For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason.”
    John Harington

    The Saudis, by virtue of big oil money and billions in MIC purchases, have also enjoyed a protected status, (but not nearly the total immunity enjoyed by Israel — the “special relationship”). That said, in light of Saudi complicity in 911 revealed the 28 pages, and their central role in spreading Wahhabi terrorism, the American people would have no problem whatsoever supporting a war to terminate the degenerate Saudi regime and the cancer they spread worldwide.

    The Trump movement has broken the “rationality logjam” created by the PC/Zionist “narrative”, and the emerging truth is making reality-based policy — ie ***rational policy***, which is to say ***effective*** policy — accessible. “Take the oil” says Trump, and the PC police scream “Outrageous!” Really now? Deprive radical Islamic terrorism, the enemy of modern civilization, the resources, the economic fuel for their savage worldwide onslaught? This is “outrageous”? No, this is the emergence finally of rational thought from the delusional fog of Kool-Aid saturation. Disorienting and refreshing, the light of truth, at last.

    And all that oil wealth — confiscate as well, all the preciously accumulated Saudi wealth, and cancel/retire that 750 billion in Saudi-hled US treasuries — can now be applied to creating a new home for the Palestinians and modernizing the Arab world and bring prosperity to the Arab “Main Street”.

    Thank you, presumptive President-elect Donald Trump, for restoring America to reality-based thinking and the rational policies it enables. Thank you for putting our neoliberal-and-Neocon beleaguered country back on the path to greatness.

    (Please God, let Hillary live long enough to participate in the debates. It would be deplorable if the reality tv celebrity-death-match-of-the-millennium — The Trumpinator vs Godzillary the Destroyer — were cancelled due to Hag-O-War enfeeblement.)

    • Random

      Don’t swallow the propaganda.
      For instance, 9-11 was not an ‘act-of-war’. That’s just BS you were told. No nation attacked us. Yes, people from a nation were involved. Even possibly some from within the government. But a ‘war’ is when the King of Saudi Arabia issues a royal command to go to war. Or when the US Congress votes to declare a war.

      9-11 was a terrorist attack. As such, it deserved a strong police, intelligence and legal counter. But it was not an ‘act of war’. Yes, I know you’ve been told that over and over and over. But you don’t have to accept what you are told.

      • jeff_davis

        Okay. It was an act of terror. With the Saudis helping make it happen. So don’t send in the Marines, send in the police. And when the police prove to not be up to the task, then send in the Marines.

  • Job

    We should listen!!! After all, the Saudis are the Greatest Nation in the History of the World at fueling extremism.

    • beaglebailey

      Yep and they lmrw that the Saudi ambassador, Bandar ‘Bush’ the Bush family’s friend financed the Saudis that were blamed for flying the planes.
      Here’s a picture of him and the gang enjoying what they did to the towers

  • disqus_feN63FpcdG

    Hopefully it will fuel some extremism against the Saudis, the architects of 9-11. They’re the ENEMY.

  • WestCoastAdventures

    Subtitle: FBI Anonymouse Shares Opinion – “Too Late”

    The key breakthrough on the severity of how big this scandal was started from the recovery of files from the Benghazi computer hard drives.  It all led back to the Clinton Foundation.

    The FBI source posted this information, on a deep anonymous website, over a period of time before the FBI’s decision to nix recommending an indictment to the DOJ.  To date, all of the events that have transpired have been validating what this FBI source revealed in the blog postings.

    All of these anonymous FBI source postings have been removed and are unavailable in access or viewing.   A copy of these postings have been captured and saved from the anonymous blog website.

    The most disturbing part of the FBI analyst’s insider’s knowledge, is the implications of the widespread corruption that could be revealed to Americans in future email leaks.  The FBI source stated that it is so egregious that it could spark a civil war within the U.S. and bring down the U.S. government.

    To date, since the original FBI source’s postings, all of the recent and ongoing series of email leaks have been prophetic to what the FBI source had posted.

    With that, it should be important for Americans to be cognizant of this information so they may decide and see through any actions that are unfolding.

    Given the severity of the FBI source statements, the implications are such that it would not be surprising for those stated at “the highest levels in the government” and “those participating in such activity” may try to obscure the real truth from reaching the American public.

    Such is the degree of shock from the FBI source statements, it would not be surprising to see new “investigations”, purportedly in seeking answers, that may be “canards” to avert the public’s interest or to avert the full truth from being revealed.

    George Soros was implicated by the FBI source as being a linchpin to the purported widespread corruption.  Indeed, just a few days ago, 2,500+ documents from Soros’ group email servers were leaked via DCLeaks.  News stories from the content of the Soros documents are beginning to substantiate the FBI source’s statements.

    Given this, the postings of key statements from this FBI source are provided below for reader’s discernment. 

    May our Heavenly Father guide this nation in wisdom in these times.

    — Selected FBI source anonymous postings, not all are listed, (from anonymous website 4 chan – captured before deletion on website):

    FBI post 1- “There is enough for her and the entire government to be brought down. People do not realize how enormous this whole situation actually is. Whether she will be or not depends on how much info about others involved gets out, and there are a lot of people involved.”

    FBI post 2- “She had SAP level programs on her server, which if made public, would literally cause an uprising and possibly foreign declarations of war.”

    [NOTE:  A Special Access Program is a highly classified intelligence program, usually Above Top Secret, including black programs. Many layers of protective access, such as isolated physical locations and several layers of security are used to protect such highly classified information. Commonly, only need-to-know access is granted to a select few.]

    FBI post 3- “The real point of interest is the Clinton Foundation, not the e-mail server. We received the server from Benghazi, then from the server we found data on the CF. Then we realized the situation is much worse than previously thought.”
    [NOTE:  FBI expanded to close to 150 agents in the height of the investigation]

    FBI post 4-  “My opinion is the entire government is guilty of treason, which is why HRC’s [blank] would not cease the investigation or prevent further scandals. Many, many people are involved.”