Just 24 hours after standing up to the White House and intense Saudi lobbying and overriding the veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), the Congressional leadership is already feverishly backtracking and promising to “fix” the bill in such a way as to placate Obama and the Saudis.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY) said the changes were worth “further discussion,” while his House counterpart Speaker Paul Ryan (R – WI) promised to outright “fix” the bill in such a way as to prevent “ant kind of retribution.”
While there was no real debate in the Senate ahead of the override vote, within the House several opponents were calling for changes that would dramatically weaken the bill to be immediately negotiated, win or lose, and it seems they’re getting exactly that, with everyone all set to knuckle under to warnings of Saudi outrage and “unintended consequences.”
The White House, which called yesterday’s override the “most embarrassing” thing the US Senate has ever done, mocked them for promising to fix the bill to placate Obama, saying that the Congress had “rapid onset buyer’s remorse.”
Public opinion is seen overwhelmingly in favor of JASTA as it is presently written, and indeed the White House sought to avoid this override until after the election so the will of the voters wasn’t so prominent for senators.
Reflecting the desire to keep the public placated, while at the same time giving in to Saudi demands, Sens Bob Corker (R – TN) and Lindsey Graham (R – SC) both indicated that the “fixes” would be implemented after the November elections, during the lame duck session.
That means for the next month and a half the JASTA nominally will be law, but with the understanding that it is going to be watered down to virtually nothing immediately after the vote, once everyone has gotten reelected for passing the bill, and can then shift focus back to what the Saudis want.
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Hahaha! Oh, wow! It’s really like Comedy Central.
AIPAC killed this bill. But the weapons makers don’t like it.
Banana Republic without the bananas and without the republic.
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Mayor Giuliani oversaw the illegal destruction of the 9/11 crime scene and is criminally liable for the deaths of hundreds of emergency workers for not passing on prior warnings about the collapses of the Twin Towers. It is no wonder, then, that the Fire Department of New York so passionately detest Giuliani for his actions in disgracing their fallen brothers and covering up the 9/11 crime.
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September 11, 2013 Twelve Years of War, Lies and Deception
Twelve years after the 9/11 attacks, no credible independent investigation has been done to find out what really happened on that day and who was responsible.
Why would anyone care? They have gotten all there is to get out of 9/11. The blank check for world-wide spending spree on all things “anti-terrorism” desired. From military actions, to endless supplies of needed and unneeded things, services and logistics. To be then layered by nation building spending that to the tune of many trillion did not build anything worth noticing. And in spite of our “successful” removal of horrrrible leaders like Saddam Hussein, Gadhafi, or Bin Laden — none of the countries are now free and prosperous. Just the opposite, they are the most miserable places on earth. To that catalogue of “successes” we have nearly destroyed Pakistan, and are in the process of utterly destroying Syria. And using happily those hated terrorists, while once in a while we feed the stupid populace with the tale of another “leader” being killed. And we are still in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria. We are actually still trying to dictate the earth shattering problems, like who does or does not have the right to organize a — referendum, in Bosnia! We are still keeping guard in front of ancient Serbian monasteries in Kosovo, lest our darling Albanians decide to burn them to the ground — to add to the tally of already 100+ churches, monasteries and graveyards already destroyed. Kosovo, with the growing number of Saudi sponsored Wahhabis, is indeed Clinton success!
In the meantime, our military assets are being worn down and broken down. And soldiers worn out from repeated duties in over 1,000 bases all around the globe, with diminishing chances of returning successfully to civilian life.
So, why would our globalist Congress give the success up? After all, we have given the behemoth all the cash they needed using a financial crisis as an excuse for a “bailout”. Where did the money go? Naturally, to all the deserving sponsors of our political class. So that they will be at the receiving end of this money making pipeline. And then, they put their grabby fingers into the pockets of all the savers, the entire baby booming generation that saved for retirement! They have lowered interest to zero, insuring that the savers get only pennies for their savings, and then taxing them every time they had to take from their principal to survive. Watch it, — now that they have bled them dry, the next step is predictable. Aging population will be selling their homes, and the banks will be rubbing their fingers as the new generation of indebted population steps into the same trap.
Saudi Arabia is an important cog in this system. An oil cog. And the “surprising” decision by Saudi Arabia to cut production — modestly — was all the globalist class needed to see. Petrodollars are the key to maintaining the global cartel, and they in turn, surround themselves with the enablers: media, lawyers, accountants, think-tanks, administrators on all levels.
But it may well be too late. In vain they will change the paper that was to prove their faux bravery. In vain. Saudi Arabia, like many other entities that have supported all we say and do — are no longer trusting in our benevolence. They are in fact — afraid. So, while European corporations have taken it for granted to be raided once in a while, from Swiss Bank to Societe General, to Volkswagen and now Deutsche Bank — Saudi Arabia is not going to bow gracefully in the name of alliance. They have options.
Bianca I know what you know and I don’t like the NWO’s program either . I think the globalists with the federal reserve have us by the testicals . With the power we have given they have control as long as people trust them . But I see that trust melting away . Do you know our federal reserve has also loaned trillions of dollars to Europe too .
Various penalties, such as against Deutsche Bank — go to whom? Or any other such dispesing of justice from our domestic courts. It seems to me that once you undermine the role of sovereign states in international relations — we no longer have the fundamentals of the kegal structure. THUS — once upon the time corporations sought to undermine the legal status of soverign states, but. today having largely suceeded in that task in Europe and US, ghe corporations are going after each other with thecreckless abandon.
Who is then accountable to citizens? We have been for the last quarter of century transitioned from the world of certainty that separated a sovereign countries legislations and international treaties — into the grey zone of legal vacuum. While Trump’s Foreign Policy Strategy is the only solution by emphasizing that sovereign nation states are the foundation of international relations — I wish the candidate can elaborate on the issues that are so well outlined in that document. But he is waisting his time discussing weight issues of his beauty queens. If Hillary wins — she will move swiftly to consolidate ghe power of her machine. around the globe and at home.
Still think we live in a representative democracy?
Well well well well well isn’t that interesting? So very interesting? Hey, oh oh, people, ah, we’re opening a can of worms here . . . better back off, ya think?
They’re worried about the “unintended consequences” from the wrath of the
American people when we learn the real truth about the mass murders of Americans on 9-11-2001 via the many trials that would result! Keep in mind that not one single lawsuit pertaining to 9-11 has ever been litigated in a courtroom … one judge hellerstein (along with the help of plenty of goy) saw to it that the real perpatrators of this assault on our Liberty and our organic Constitution would never be revealed.
Graham, McConnell, Ryan, Corker, Cheney, Bush, etal., are a national disgrace!! They want to keep the knowledge of who really committed the 9-11-2001 mass murders covered up forever! What could they possibly be afraid of?
The redacted “28 pages” are a red herring, disinformation and part of the coverup. House of Saud was not involved in committing 9/11. The hijackers are just scapegoats, this is another layer of internal deception, which is why Congress felt so comfortable overriding the veto.
> “ant kind of retribution.”
The US senate voted in favor JASTA because the voters wanted them too . Now Paul Ryan our house speaker and several republican senator have promised Obama they will fix the bill after the election and sneak around the will of the voters . This is exsactly why Trump won the republican nomination . The people believe the powers that be sneak around the voters and do what the globalists want every time .
Note that Investor-state Dispute Settlement (ISDS) within NAFTA does and within TPP will enable corporate persons to sue sovereign states for damages, but actual persons will continue to be barred from this right.
I gues we have a definitive answer to an old dillema. It is by far better to have state run corporations then to have a corporate run state. Or in the hlobal world — corporations that can sue states if they pass any legislation perceived to harm their profits. I guess that was the reason opium wars were fought. And wrere lies the responsibility when corporations harm population of a state. Tobacco companies have already won cases against quite a few poor countries that tried to put a health warning on packets of cigarettes. Sovereign states may be the last barrier between us and the global sharks.
I agree completely, but here’s an afterthought. Just because you have state run corporations doesn’t mean the state has to interfere in running non-corporate business that don’t enjoy the privilege of limited liability, such as sole proprietorships and common law partnerships. You can have socialization of heavy industry without killing all your kulacks.
Marx was OK with corporations because he figured that capital concentration would eliminate a step the dictatorship of the proletariat would otherwise need to take after the revolution.
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