Defense Secretary Says 9/11 Victims Bill Would Expose “American Secrets”

Defense Secretary Ash Carter argued that a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia over 9/11 would lead to “an intrusive discovery process,” and ultimately lead to the public disclosure of “American secrets.”
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    Defense Secretary Ash Carter, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    With a veto override vote scheduled for Wednesday in the Senate, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is doing some last minute public lobbying against the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which previously passed unanimously in both the House and Senate.

    JASTA would allow the families of victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for its role in supporting plotters in the lead-up to the attack. President Obama vetoed the bill Friday, claiming other nations could reciprocate and that it would open taxpayers up to lawsuits for America’s own misdeeds internationally.

    Carter’s opposition to JASTA took a different tack, arguing that a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia over 9/11 would lead to “an intrusive discovery process,” and ultimately lead to the public disclosure of “American secrets,” potentially damaging the terror war.


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    While this is in keeping with the administration’s obsession to keep myriad secrets (after all, the 28 pages disclosure on Saudi involvement in 9/11 only became public in a heavily redacted form after a protracted effort), it also seems to amount to an admission that America has more secrets that would be relevant in the case against the Saudis.

    Exactly what that would be, or even where it would come from, is unclear, as while there were considerable redactions within the 28 pages, none of them gave the appearance of providing any US ties to any of the pre-9/11 shenanigans.

    The Senate’s vote will be Wednesday on the override, and assuming it passes the House is expected to vote later in the week. The House is widely assumed to have the votes, while the Senate is expected to be closer, though advocates in both parties have suggested they believe they can override the veto. Those wishing to contact their senators at the last minute in support of JASTA can find contact information here.


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      • Krishna E. Bera

        Hopefully this also opens the door to people suiing the US government in other countries for the deaths and misery the US has caused there.

      • World Peace Now

        Saudi involvement is at least a partial smokescreen, deflecting investigation into Israel culpability.

        • AtoZ

          Believe what you want but the evidence against the Saudi Monarchy is damning.

          • tapatio

            You seem to misunderstand Whirled Peas (World Peace Now). Evidence against the Saudis is, indeed, damning. But, they were merely the hired decoys for a Zionist operation in which many American traitors were also involved.

            • AtoZ

              Perhaps, however the point of the 28 pages and JASTA has been to get them to court and we all know the Saudi Monarchy only cares about 1 thing: The Saudi Monarchy. After they are in court our intention is to get them to sing about who in the US, England, and other nations (such as Israel perhaps) helped them pull it off. After that the real investigation begins. JASTA is not the end. It is merely the beginning.

        • tapatio

          BUT………..suits against the Saudis open the door to disclosures about the Saudi “royal” family’s Zionist masters and their involvement in 9/11 and more. Obama would have been better off to nuke Riyadh – for exactly the reason he executed Osama bin Laden – The dead tell no tales.

          Global Warfare: “We’re going to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran
          http://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

          A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm (1996)
          http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1438.htm

          “Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right”

          AND

          Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century (2000)
          http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf

          “Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor (9/11 – PERFECTION). Domestic politics and industrial policy will shape the pace and content of transformation as much as the requirements of current missions.” (p 63)

          AMERICA’S “RASPUTINS” RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING THE LAST 15 YEARS OF DEATH – JEWISH ZIONISTS ALL……………

          CLEAN BREAK

          Richard perle

          REBUILDING AMERICA’S DEFENSES

          Paul Wolfowitz
          William Kristol
          Alvin Bernstein
          Eliot Cohen
          David Epstein
          Donald Kagan
          Fred Kagan
          Robert Kagan
          Robert Killebrew
          Steve Rosen
          Gary Schmitt
          Abram Shulsky
          Dov Zakheim

          • AtoZ

            also note that killing Al-Awlaki the US citizen with no due process might have been due to ‘the dead don’t talk’. You make a good point. Neither the white house nor the monarchy cares about anyone but themselves, so it will be a VERY dangerous and telling time.

      • Hey_Meathead

        “…may expose America’s secrets.” Like how aluminum cuts through concrete and steel? Like how to implode skyscrapers in 60 seconds with jet fuel ? Like how a terrible pilot hits the Pentagon at center-mass going 500mph?
        Mr. Carter, we can no longer build America’s future based on lies and outlandish fabrications. Coming clean wont do near as much damage to US, as we have inflicted upon millions of innocent people in the advent of Sept 11, 2001.

      • tapatio

        Washington, as a puppet regime of the Zionist Disease does have a great deal to lose from further disclosures regarding the events of 9/11 and the subsequent 15+ years of Zionist/US imperial warfare.

        Global Warfare: “We’re going to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran
        http://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

        A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm (1996)
        http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1438.htm

        “Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right”

        AND

        Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century (2000)
        http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf

        “Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor (9/11 – PERFECTION). Domestic politics and industrial policy will shape the pace and content of transformation as much as the requirements of current missions.” (p 63)

        AMERICA’S “RASPUTINS” RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING THE LAST 15 YEARS OF DEATH – JEWISH ZIONISTS ALL……………

        CLEAN BREAK

        Richard perle

        REBUILDING AMERICA’S DEFENSES

        Paul Wolfowitz
        William Kristol
        Alvin Bernstein
        Eliot Cohen
        David Epstein
        Donald Kagan
        Fred Kagan
        Robert Kagan
        Robert Killebrew
        Steve Rosen
        Gary Schmitt
        Abram Shulsky
        Dov Zakheim

        It is more than obvious that the official alleged investigation into 9/11 was a cover-up. 2500 engineers and architects have signed a statement that the official version of the WTC collapse is not correct.

        In any investigation, the first question to be asked is “Cui Bono?” (Who benefits?).
        Beneficiaries of 9/11

        1) Rothschild/Bilderberg Cartel and its bankster, oil company and industrial members.
        2) Saudi and other rich Gulf oil potentates.
        3) Those wishing to turn the US into a police state.
        4) The “cult.ure” that has maintained a drumbeat of hate propaganda against Muslims for many decades and has the delusion that it has some “right” to a Middle Eastern Empire…….called “Greater Israel”. Strange claim since virtually all of the members of the Zionist cult are of German, Polish and Russian descent.

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