While establishment mouthpieces are giddily castigating Donald Trump over a slip of the tongue when he mistakenly referred to 9/11 as 7/11, Emperor Barack Obama was busy closing down an avenue to punish those responsible for the attacks on America. On the eve of his pilgrimage to kiss Saudi King Salman’s ass, the leader of the free world is quietly vowing to veto a bill that would make it easier for the families of victims to sue state sponsors of terrorism. This would put the Saudi monarchy in jeopardy by dredging up the inconvenient truth that 15 of the 19 hijackers hailed from the kingdom and there are allegations that they weren’t acting alone. The Saudis have repeatedly denied that there was any link between the terrorists and high ranking officials.
The Hill reports that “White House signals veto on Saudi 9/11 bill”:
The White House on Monday signaled President Obama would veto legislation to allow Americans to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role officials played in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
“Given the long list of concerns I have expressed … it’s difficult to imagine a scenario in which the president would sign the bill as it’s currently drafted,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.
Earnest argued the legislation could jeopardize U.S. citizens overseas if other countries were to pass reciprocal laws that remove foreign immunity in their courts.
“It could put the United States and our taxpayers and our service members and our diplomats at significant risk if other countries were to adopt a similar law,” he said.
The legislation drew widespread attention after Saudi officials reportedly informed the Obama administration that they would sell off $750 billion in U.S. assets if the bill became law, a threat that carries widespread economic consequences if the Saudis follow through.
Earnest appeared to strongly caution the Saudi government against taking such a step.
“A country with a modern and large economy like Saudi Arabia would not benefit from a destabilized global financial market, and neither would the United States,” he said.
The fierce debate over the legislation has bubbled up at a precarious time for Obama, who is set to land in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to meet with King Salman.
Earnest said he is not sure if Obama will raise the issue during a meeting in which the leaders are expected to discuss the Iran nuclear agreement and the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
The implied promise to protect the House of Saud comes after the kingdom threatened to dump billions of dollars in U.S. investments, a move that could blow a big hole in Obama’s Potemkin village economic recovery in an election year. The veto threat doesn’t bode well for the declassification of the 28 pages, a secret of state that is said to show that high level Saudis provided material support to at least two of the 9/11 hijackers. So while the media and hordes of nitwit partisan hacks of all political stripes yuck it up today over Trump’s latest scandalous faux pas, they ignore the real outrage that Barry will continue to provide cover to the one of the biggest sponsors of radical Islamic terrorism on the planet.