As pressure mounts against the US government to declassify the 28 pages of the Senate’s 9/11 investigation, and as a new bill that could hold Saudi Arabia responsible for the attack makes its way through Congress, the Saudis are doing everything in their power to suppress the truth. That includes blackmailing the US government.
The New York Times revealed that Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister told the Obama Administration and Congress last month, that if this bill passes, they would sell off $750 billion in US treasuries and other assets. The bill would create an exemption in the Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, which would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi royal family members who may have helped facilitate the terrorist attack.
If the Saudi government sells these assets before the law is ratified, then they’re safe from any potential lawsuits. However, selling them could also cripple Saudi Arabia’s economy, and many experts suspect that they are bluffing.
President Obama has come out against the bill, saying that it would lead foreign nations to retaliate with their own legislation. Secretary of State John Kerry added that the bill would “expose the United States of America to lawsuits and take away our sovereign immunity and create a terrible precedent.” In response to this political resistance, the families of 9/11 victims have expressed outrage. Mindy Kleinberg, who lost her husband in the World Trade Center and who is promoting the legislation, stated that “It’s stunning to think that our government would back the Saudis over its own citizens.”
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