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Senate Passes Bill Exposing Saudi Arabia to 9/11 Legal Claims
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/18/us/politics/senate-passes-bill-that-would-expose-saudi-arabia-to-legal-jeopardy-over-9-11.html?_r=0 ^ | May 17, 2016 | Mark Mazetti

Posted on 05/17/2016 3:29:10 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

WASHINGTON — A bill that would let the families of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia for any role in the terrorist plot passed the Senate unanimously on Tuesday, bringing Congress closer to a showdown with the White House, which has threatened to veto the legislation.

The Senate’s passage of the bill, which will now be taken up in the House, is another sign of escalating tensions in a relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia that once received little scrutiny from lawmakers.

Obama administration officials have lobbied against the bill, a view that the White House spokesman Josh Earnest reiterated after the vote. And the Saudi government has warned that if the legislation passes, it might begin selling off up to $750 billion in Treasury securities and other assets in the United States before they face a danger of being frozen by American courts.

Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, delivered the warning to lawmakers and administration officials while in Washington in March.

Many economists are skeptical that the Saudis would deliver on such a warning, saying that a sell-off would be hard to execute and would do more harm to the kingdom’s economy than to America’s.

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1 posted on 05/17/2016 3:29:10 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Can we sue the mosques next?


2 posted on 05/17/2016 3:30:30 PM PDT by mainestategop (Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away! After America , There is No Place to Go)
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3 posted on 05/17/2016 3:31:04 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Get Ready)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Veto.


4 posted on 05/17/2016 3:31:34 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Crooked Hillary's going down and I aint talkin about, on Huma.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

After all these years???? What is really going on here?


5 posted on 05/17/2016 3:31:45 PM PDT by ColdOne (poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 HillaryForPrison2016)
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To: ColdOne

Kabuki theater. They know Obama will veto it, so they can go all King Kong and puff and strut for the cameras.


6 posted on 05/17/2016 3:33:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Feminists are nothing more than politically-correct sexists.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

O will defend his Saudi IslamoNazi comrades.
But at the same time he’s trying to overthrow them for even worse IslamoNazi dictators (watch as Obama’s Iranian pals take over the Saudi, etc. oil wells on the northeast of S.Arabia... )


7 posted on 05/17/2016 3:40:17 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicians are not born. They're excreted." Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They can sue, but they’ll never get a dime, and the U.S will never freeze any of their assets.


8 posted on 05/17/2016 3:40:52 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The Senate might actually overturn a veto? Heaven forbid!


9 posted on 05/17/2016 3:50:26 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: glorgau

Yep, phony as usual. The vote was recorded as unanimous, but somehow when it comes to the veto override, they will let the ones up for election vote yes and the rest “no”. They will somehow fail to override by one vote.


10 posted on 05/17/2016 3:57:10 PM PDT by The Continental Op
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To: ColdOne

“After all these years???? What is really going on here?”

Maybe some trial lawyers, deep in the Democrat Party apparatus, see the opportunity to grab a huge slush fund, which they can administer and milk for many years.

There is no honor among thieves. The deep Saudi pockets may just be irresistible.

Another theory, is that the new Prince who is running things in Saudi Arabia, has secretly given a green light (or even a push) to get this out in the open, as an excuse to purge more of the old guard. Let the Americans be the bad cop for him.


11 posted on 05/17/2016 4:17:43 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

And how will people collect?


12 posted on 05/17/2016 5:32:13 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Trump is the ticket or the republic ends. Vote to end the Establishment.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Unanimous in the Senate? Even the Rats? How’d that happen?


13 posted on 05/17/2016 6:12:05 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Keep calm and Pray on.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The only thing this will accomplish will be to make trial lawyers rich.


14 posted on 05/18/2016 4:39:06 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (The reason for Gun Control has always been Government's Fear of Rebellion.)
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To: Graybeard58

Even Obama can’t veto a unanimous vote in the Senate. All they really needed was 60% in the Senate and the president can’t overturn the vote with a veto.


15 posted on 05/18/2016 8:37:02 AM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yes kabuki. That all it is anymore.


16 posted on 05/18/2016 8:43:29 AM PDT by ColdOne (poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 HillaryForPrison2016)
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