Friday, September 09, 2016
Congress Sends Bill To Obama Allowing 9/11 Victims to sue the Saudis
The House approved legislation Friday by voice vote that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, CBS News has confirmed.
The Senate passed the measure back in May, , which was sponsored by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Chuck Schumer, D-New York.
President Obama, of course opposes it and has threatened to veto the legislation. His reasoning? That if we start suing other countries, gee, they might sue us!
As if the United States was in the habit of financing attacks by our countrymen that kill 3,000 people.
But this president's attitude symbolizes something worth looking at.
This comes shortly before the 15th anniversary of 9/11, a day that changed our lives forever and has never been properly dealt with to see that it doesn't happen again. Our present government with it's talk of 'workplace accidents' and 'man-made disasters' government is obviously back in the pre 9/11 mindset, when the run up of mounting attacks before 9/11 like the first WTC bombing, the attack on the USS Cole, the bombing of our embassies in Kenya and other incidents were pretty much ignored at worst or treated as a simple law enforcement problem at best. And unfortunately a number of Americans are in that same mindset.
It's plain to see what the results of that mindset are.
Both the Saudis and Iran were complicit in 9/11. It's time they were brought to account.