Obama bowing to the Saudi “King”

Of course. The only real question is if Obama willbow while he does it. Congress can override his veto. Do they have the will to do it? I’m guessing not. All of this is just another reminder about this system must be shaken to its core.

Via The Hill.

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 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 whole notion of sovereign immunity is at stake.”

Weird. Nothing bad happened to “sovereign immunity” when we blasted the hell out of Afghanistan.

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.


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  1. Alain41 says:

    Obama just gave Iran $1.5 billion to settle Iran’s claims related to 1979 (claims filed in 2014). Now those claims may have been filed with international body but Obama just caved, didn’t let process play out. I didn’t see any concern for protecting American interests. I’m not sure if individuals can file with international bodies, just nations. Clearly Obama doesn’t want individuals to have redress opportunity.

  2. Dave says:

    Hey BO cover up Jesus one more time, His image may be offensive.

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