BREAKING: Congress passes bill letting 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia, in face of veto threat

by FOXNews.com  |  published on September 9, 2016

Despite veto threats from President Obama, the House on Friday gave final approval to a bill that would allow the victims of 9/11 to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.

“We wanted it to come to the floor, symbolically before the 15th anniversary,” Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., the bill’s sponsor told The Associated Press. “We’ve been aiming toward that the entire session.”

The Senate passed the bill in May by voice vote despite strong objections from Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals.

The vote could put Congress on a collision course with the White House.

The White House has hinted that Obama would veto the bill over concerns about exposing Americans overseas to legal risks. If the door is opened for U.S. citizens to take the Saudis to court, then a foreign country could in turn sue the United States, the Obama administration has cautioned. Votes from two-thirds of the members in the House and Senate would be needed to override a veto.

  • CharlieSeattle

    Should Americans thrown in prison also sue those that responsible for using the Patriot Act to jail government whistle blowers before 9/11 happened?

    CIA Agent Susan Lindauer Whistleblower Exposes Behind The Scenes Coverup Around 9/11, Iraq War, Etc.

    Would it surprise you to learn that the US government knew that a terror attack was going to happen in New York, before it actually happened, but did nothing to prevent it? Would it surprise you to learn that the Patriot Act, designed to be used only on terrorists, is being actively used on US citizens, in violation of their Constitutional rights?

    On August 6th, the CIA issued an emergency, high level warning to Ashcroft and President George Bush via Susan Lindauer, warning them that a terror attack was ‘imminent’. What was their response to this warning? Their response and what she saw happen next is the subject of this video and article, direct from the CIA asset who has DIRECT knowledge of what happened in those days leading up to the 9/11 attack. Instead of being rewarded for warning about a terror attack, Susan and other whistleblowers were fired, outed, thrown in prison and/or punished.

    http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/2014/12/cia-asset-susan-lindauer-whistleblower.html

    W Bush, Dyk Cheney et. al., should be in prison for falsely imprisoning CIA Asset Susan Lindauer.

    EXTREME PREJUDICE – When truth becomes treason
    The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq

    https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Prejudice-Terrifying-Story-Patriot/dp/1453642757/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1288150657&sr=1-2

    WHO CAN AMERICANS TRUST?

    What if the government decided to invent a great lie to sell a disastrous war and a questionable anti-terrorism policy? What would happen to the Assets who know the truth?

    In the new second edition, former CIA Asset, Susan Lindauer, provides an extraordinary first-hand account from behind the intelligence curtain that shatters the government’s lies about 9/11 and Iraq, and casts a harsh spotlight on the workings of the Patriot Act as the ideal weapon to bludgeon whistle blowers and dissidents. A terrifying true story of “black budget” betrayals and the Patriot Act, with its arsenal of secret evidence, indefinite detention and threats of forcible drugging, EXTREME PREJUDICE reveals one Asset’s desperate struggle to survive the brutal cover ups of 9/11 and Iraq.

    EXTREME PREJUDICE delivers a high tension expose of the real facts surrounding the CIA’s advance warnings of 9/11 and Iraq’s contributions to the 9/11 investigation. For the first time, it reveals the existence of a comprehensive peace framework, which would have accomplished all major U.S. objectives in Baghdad without a single casualty. A true life spy thriller that goes inside the Iraqi Embassy and prison on a Texas military base, EXTREME PREJUDICE reveals the depths of deception by leaders in Washington and London to promote a questionable image of their successful anti-terrorism policy, and the shocking brutality used to suppress the truth of their failures from the American people and the world community.

  • CharlieSeattle

    Why sue the government of Saudi Arabia? Their citizens merely participated.

    W Bush, Dyk Cheney et. al., should be sued and be in prison for staging the 9/11 “False Flag” attacks.

    9/11 Pentagon Attack – Behind the Smoke Curtain – Barbara Honegger

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fvJ8nFa5Qk&feature=youtu.be

  • Watchdogman

    We should have already been on a collision course with this treasonous Whitehouse

  • disqus_BAvz0LV7zw

    Obama has promised to veto this bill. However, I hope some common sense democrats could join the GOP to override the veto. Senate needs 2/3 votes of the senate. Those democrats who will support his make common sense decision. Many of those people could be their own families or friends. My friends are the 343 fire fighters, and sixty police officers. But all of the almost 3000 victims needs support from all of us. Saudi was the master mind on this terrors, as they pretend to be our friends. Beware Muslims are so clever and liars required by their god to defeat their so called unbelievers.

  • Stephen Howe

    “If the door is opened for U.S. citizens to take the Saudis to court, then a foreign country could in turn sue the United States, the Obama administration has cautioned.”

    Fair enough. Next time a team of sleeper “Baptists Terrorists” crash planes into Saudi skyscrapers or televise the beheading innocent muslim civilians, it’s only fair that the Saudis should be allowed to sue America.

    I’m sure BO wouldn’t mumble a mealy-mouthed word of complaint, much less raise a finger if the families of the 9/11 terrorists wanted to sue the USA airlines for being complicit in the “tragic” deaths of these assassins!

    Is Trump the Messiah? No. But he’s preferable to Hillary and her “first lady,” Slick Willy extending BO’s reign of zany, unconstitutional “executive actions” for another 8 years! The Democrats need to study the Constitution they would love to destroy. The Executive branch of our government (much less the Judicial) DOES NOT GET TO INVENT LEGISLATION. And BO should have been impeached 2 years ago by the RINOs in Congress for failing to enforce hundreds of our existing laws (such as disallowing firearms possession by convicted felons, for example).

    • disqus_BAvz0LV7zw

      This is always the case so that US will not decide to sue. It is a legal defense maneuver by Obama.

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