Friday, September 9, 2016
The bill, which passed the Senate unanimously in May.
Think how truly difficult and a rarity it is for something to be approved by ALL 535 members of Congress. Even FDR's Declaration of War in 1941 against Japan did not receive full approval and that was after the Pearl Harbor attack
The White House has fiercely opposed the bill, arguing it could both strain relations with Saudi Arabia and also lead to retaliatory legislation overseas against U.S. citizens.
Obama has lobbied fiercely against the bill, and has hinted strongly it will veto the measure.
The Saudi government has likewise led a vocal campaign in Washington to kill the legislation (remember All the killers involved in 9/11 were Saudi).
Such an outcome would undoubtedly embarrass this piece of shit President and divide Democrats ahead of the 2016 elections and a crucial lame-duck session of Congress.
For now, Obama is adamant: "The Saudis will see this as a hostile act. You’re bound to see the Obama administration do everything they can to sustain a veto." stated Dennis Ross, Obama’s former Middle East policy coordinator.
How terrorist-sympathetic Obama will spin such a pro-Saudi, and anti-US decision, which may be overturned anyway, to the US population is unclear.
Back in the spring, Saudi officials threatened the enactment of the law could lead them to sell off the kingdom’s U.S. Treasury debt and other American assets, which the officials told lawmakers and U.S. officials totaled $750 billion, according to the New York Times.
The Saudi government held $117 billion in U.S. Treasury debt in March, according to Treasury figures obtained by Bloomberg.
The kingdom may have additional holdings not included in the data on deposit with the New York Federal Reserve Bank, in entities in third countries, or through positions in derivatives.
Meanwhile, supporters of the legislation see it as a moral imperative.
“The victims of 9-11 and other terrorist attacks on US soil have suffered much pain and heartache, but they should not be denied justice,” Democrat NY Senator Schumer said Wednesday.
Under current U.S. law, victims may sue a country designated as a state sponsor of terrorism, like Iran. The bill would allow citizens to sue countries without that designation — like Saudi Arabia.
And now we come to the Real question which is not whether Obama could be branded a traitor for vetoing a bill that every single member of Congress voted for and which the US people want to see enacted..
The real Q is how the Saudis, some of the most generous donors of that corrupt pay-for-play Clinton Foundation, will respond if the law indeed passes.
What Saudi vengeance may look like, should the generous Clinton donor's will not be obeyed, will be something that rotten, corrupt bitch's campaign will surely be very interested in if that evil cunt wins in November
It is such a corrupt nation we live in and such despicable people we've had run it over the last 7+ years from Obama to Hillary as Sec of State and every other Democrat who has served in this Oreo cookie's Cabinet
Posted by Susquehanna at Friday, September 09, 2016