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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

... has hit the fan: Senate Passes Bill Letting 9/11 Victims' Families Sue Saudi Arabia. Higher Gas Prices, Terror and War on the horizon

Senate Passes Bill Letting 9/11 Victims' Families Sue Saudi Arabia
The Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday to let the families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the terrorist attacks — a stinging rebuke to White House efforts to bury the legislation.
In one of the weirder alliances on Capitol Hill, Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) brought up their Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, and asked for a quick vote. It has stalled for months, and neither Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) nor House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has signaled much interest in it. But it sailed through the Senate chamber Tuesday on a voice vote.
The bill would prevent Saudi Arabia and other countries with alleged ties to terrorist groups from invoking their legal immunity in U.S. courts. The 1976 Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act currently grants immunity to countries that aren’t designated state sponsors of terrorism. The bill comes in response to New York courts routinely dismissing claims filed by families of 9/11 victims against Saudi Arabia for allegedly helping to finance the terrorist attacks.
9/11 attacks carried out by US, Israel and Saudi Arabia | Veterans Today
The September 11, 2001 attacks in the US were a “false flag” operation carried out jointly by the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia with “Zionists playing the lead role,” an analyst tells Press TV. 
On Thursday, a US federal court ruled that relatives of people who died in the 9/11 attacks can sue Saudi Arabia, reversing a lower court ruling in 2002 that had found the kingdom immune from lawsuits.
The complaint states that much of the funding for the al-Qaeda terrorists involved in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon came from Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a member of the Scientific Panel for the Investigation of 9/11, rejects the official narrative, saying Saudi Arabia is a “puppet of the US and other Western governments.”
PressTV-‘Israeli Mossad planned 9/11 attacks’
The Israeli spy agency Mossad is trying to cover its tracks as the real perpetrator of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks by hyping a congressional report that may implicate Saudi Arabia, says an American author and sociopolitical psychologist.
Walt Peretto made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Thursday while discussing the media frenzy over Saudi Arabia’s role amid revelations by a former member of the 9/11 Commission.
John Lehman, who served as the US Navy Secretary in the Ronald Reagan administration, said in an interview on Wednesday that the Saudi monarchy provided support to the 19 hijackers who carried out the terrorist attacks.
“This shows that 15 years after the crime, those responsible and their well-paid lackeys are still in the process of covering up and diverting attention from the evidence that proves beyond the reasonable doubt that 9/11 was a transnational intelligence agency operation on behalf of the international banking and finance community and their puppets in the American government,” Peretto said.
Senate OKs bill to let 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia -
In a rebuke to the White House, the Senate approved a bill Tuesday to allow victims and families of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged involvement in the terrorist strikes.
The bill, which the White House opposes, House Speaker Paul Ryan expressed concerns about, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was slow to embrace, had stalled for months. It now heads to the House.
But in the end, the bill's authors -- John Cornyn of Texas, the second ranking Senate Republican, and Chuck Schumer of New York, the third-ranking Senate Democrat -- were able to pass the bill on a voice vote, a rare feat in the divided chamber, especially for a controversial issue.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest renewed the threat that President Barack Obama will veto the bill.
Senate OKs bill letting families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia, despite threats | Fox News
The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation allowing families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, defying a White House veto threat as well as threats of economic retaliation from Riyadh.
By voice vote, senators approved the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. The bipartisan sponsors of the bill, Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, are now calling on the House to follow suit.
“It’s up to the House,” Cornyn said, while insisting the legislation would not damage the U.S.-Saudi relationship despite what he described as “saber-rattling.”

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