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US Vets Exploited By Saudi Arabia Into Lobbying Against 9/11 Bill By
WASHINGTON DC – While many consider the pro-Israel lobby to be the most powerful foreign influence bloc in U.S. politics, others have long argued that the lobbying power of Saudi Arabia is more powerful and the key driver of...
Saudi Arabia Lobbying To Amend Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act By
Following last week’s report that Saudi Arabia is starting to apply pressure on the incoming Trump administration by hinting it could move the Aramco IPO away from New York to some still undetermined venue due to concerns the recently passed Sept 11 law could make...
Iraqis Use 9/11 Victims Bill To Demand Compensation From US For 2003 Invasion By
After the US Congress passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which overrides the principle of sovereign immunity to allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, an Iraqi group has requested parliament to prepare a lawsuit seeking compensation...
Lawyers Scramble To Sue Saudis Over 9/11 Before Congress Reneges On JASTA By
In the wake of Wednesday’s high-profile veto override votes in the House and Senate, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) became law, and with it, victims of 9/11 and their families gained the right to sue Saudi Arabia in US courts over their involvement...
White House: Veto Override ‘The Single Most Embarrassing Thing’ Senate Has Done By
After weeks of heavily lobbying the Senate to kill the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), there was no consoling the White House for a decisive loss today. The Senate voted 97-1 to override President Obama’s veto of JASTA, and the House quickly followed...
Defense Secretary Says 9/11 Victims Bill Would Expose “American Secrets” By
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...
Obama Vetoes 9/11 Victims Bill, Congressional Override Looms By
As promised, President Obama vetoed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) today, setting up what could be the first Congressional override of his entire presidency. JASTA would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for that nation’s involvement...
Military Brass Argues 9/11 Bill Would Strip US Troops Of Sovereign Immunity By
The Obama Administration is in full press mode attacking the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) ahead of an expected veto. The bill would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its involve in the attack, and was unanimously passed in both...
Despite Resistance, Senate Fails To Block New Weapon Sales To Saudi Regime By
In a disappointing 71-27 vote today, the Senate voted to kill a bill that would’ve blocked the US from carrying out $1.15 billion in tank sales to Saudi Arabia. The bill had bipartisan authorship, but was overwhelmingly opposed by the leadership. Sen. Chris Murphy (D...
9/11 Truth Movement Still Peeling Back Layers Of The US Government’s 9/11 Narrative By
NEW YORK — For the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, members of the 9/11 Truth movement gathered in New York to protest and rally in the streets and host the Justice In Focus: 9/11 Symposium. The 9/11 Truth movement includes victims, their families,...