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Despite Obama's Veto Threat, US House Votes to Allow 9/11 Victims to Sue Saudi Arabia


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Despite Obama's Veto Threat, US House Votes to Allow 9/11 Victims to Sue Saudi Arabia

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly voted to allow families of 9/11 victims to sue nations, including Saudi Arabia, for any role their government may have played in the terrorist attacks.

As the New York Times explains,


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If we open up the possibility that individuals and the United States can routinely start suing other governments, then we are also opening up the United States to being continually sued by individuals in other countries.

Translation: Who came up with this crazy idea of international justice?


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I think allowing people to sue the US government for drone strikes and other acts of extrajudicial violent aggression is a great idea.


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Would US warmongers think twice knowing that they might actually be held accountable for their actions?


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anyone with a half a brain is aware by now that 9/11 was demolition at the twin towers as how many high rises that day where demolished three and how many buildinghs damaged six seven the twin towers and the Marriott hotel wake up a cruise missile struck the pentagon as the hole to small for an aircraft and soft nose of a plane unable pierce all the way to where it destroyed the workers on day before announced by Donald Rusfeld latest audit.By the way back than day before missing unaccounted for 2.3 trillion a nice pay day for elite criminals and the MIC.


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Here is an alternate one: "Actual people shouldn't be able to sue countries, only corporations should do that".


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You beat me to it, Obama doesn't seem concerned by the (ISDS) tribunals that gives foreign firms the right to circumvent our courts and attack the laws the nation relies on for a clean environment, safe food and decent jobs. Oh, I get it, only corporations can sue governments, not people.


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It seems these days corporations have more human rights than actual persons...


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Love how Obama is all for corporations suing the US (TPP) but not people from other nations who have been droned.


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If anyone has followed C-Span political hearings for any length of years you will hear the famous: ".....we need to look forward......"!!
That's particularly true when the mucky-mucks get caught with their filthy hands in the cookie jar......
peace


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There are MANY views on the 9/11 culprits, not just Saudi Arabia. Here are some:



http://www.serendipity.li/wot/911_a_hoax.htm
https://www.wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it
http://www.wanttoknow.info/911/9-11-facts
http://www.911proof.com/
http://newsone.com/742485/the-11-most-compelling-911-conspiracy-theories/
http://www.911truth.org/


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There is already precedence for these lawsuits. In April of this year, the Supreme Court allowed Iranian funds to be used to compensate people for State sponsored terrorist acts. What makes Saudi Arabia any different?


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The Mexican Invasion, The Battleship Maine, The Gulf of Ton kin, WMDs, The Dominican Republic, Operation Ajax and on and on and on. They use the same tactics and it seems to work. How can anyone take seriously the Bush sponsored report on 911. Alas.


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I know he beat me to it as well. Not only the ISDS but all the drone deaths. Such Hypocrisy!
The chickens come home to roost.


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Obama, for his part, said in April, "If we open up the possibility that individuals and the United States can routinely start suing other governments, then we are also opening up the United States to being continually sued by individuals in other countries." That, according to some observers, reflected the fear that the legislation could make U.S. officials the subject of lawsuits over drone strikes.

Imagine, being held responsible for the obscenity that is drone warfare. This seems to be a very good idea.


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The good news is that the Saudis won't take the fall alone. They'll drag everybody else involved. That'll get really interesting.


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What gets interesting. When the other countries and foreign individuals can sue INDIVIDUALS within another country. Is that possible now?
See Pepe Escobar's list of questions on 911. I think he has fifty.


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I look forward to the day when can they sue the INSIDERS who actually Caused the Damage.


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I think everyone should examine the "smoking guns" section of -

http://thewebfairy.com/killtown/

and also the 911 links page -

http://killtown.911review.org/911links.html