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Saudi Threatens ‘Dire Implications’ Over U.S. Law Allowing 9/11 Victims to Sue

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posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 12:51 PM
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A senior Saudi prince reportedly threatened to pull out billions of dollars of US assets if JASTA became law, though Saudi officials have distanced themselves from such threats.

Saudi Threatens ‘Dire Implications’ Over U.S. Law Allowing 9/11 Victims to Sue

OK, so the Saudis are mad that Congress flipped a middle finger at Obama, and overrode his veto of the law allowing US citizens to sue the Saudi government. They're threatening to pull billions of dollars out the US economy.

Now, over the last couple of years seemingly every economist worth his salt has been saying that the stock market is wildly over-valued, and due for a crash.

As I type this, the market has suddenly entered a major dive (down ~180 points), after having been fairly flat all morning. Is this going to be the pin that pops the stock market bubble?




posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 01:05 PM
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9/11 x 50?
. I'm not good at math
. but this sounds serious



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 01:06 PM
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That's what happens when you rely on a rogue state to prop up your economy.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 01:31 PM
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I knew I wanted to sell my house before this fall, but I just didn't get it done in time.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 01:34 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

He mean he will stop paying bribes to the American economy if the victims of 9/11 dare to sue their dirty corrupted medieval monarchy arses.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 01:37 PM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
That's what happens when you rely on a rogue state to prop up your economy.


Saudi Arabia is only our twelfth largest trading partner. They need us more than we need them.




edit on 29-9-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 01:39 PM
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If only we had inside agents within the saudi intelligence community.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 01:48 PM
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the only reason this got so many votes in congress to overturn Obama's veto, was because a lot of the voters in these congressmen's district are...well...stupid. they think that somehow if you bring a lawsuit against a country or a foreigner, they will pay up if they "lose the case"...are we now suppose to invade a country if they do not pay up?....the only thing people are going to get out of this is a big middle finger.....how naïve......and let's not forget, the multitudes of lawsuits that could be charged against America the country, and American individuals alike.....

the congressmen know however, if they voted this down, their constituents might kick them out of office for not being sympathetic to 9/11 victims.....conclusion?.....ignorant, naïve people.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 01:50 PM
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Good god almighty - we are so hosed.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 01:52 PM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

No, it's what you get when you rely on partisan obstructionists with Conduct Disorder and Psychopathic tendencies to be in Congress.
When you also include racists, you get what we have.....

a retarded country.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan


OK, so the Saudis are mad that Congress flipped a middle finger at Obama, and overrode his veto of the law allowing US citizens to sue the Saudi government. They're threatening to pull billions of dollars out the US economy.

I think the threat may have worked, the saudi cut oil production yesterday, instantly the price of oil jumped back up to fifty dollars a barrel. This is concession not punishment on their part.

Maybe they got the message.
edit on 29-9-2016 by intrptr because: bb code



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Cobaltic1978

No, it's what you get when you rely on partisan obstructionists with Conduct Disorder and Psychopathic tendencies to be in Congress.
When you also include racists, you get what we have.....

a retarded country.


wait, racists? WTF?



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: jimmyx

You forgot something else, that most of congress are been bought by foreign interest specially from rich countries in the middle east, voting for this type of attempts in the name of their constituents rights, means that they will have not more foreign money in their coffers, we all know what kind of money whores we have in congress this days.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: jimmyx

To add to this I would also be willing to bet any of these cases wouldn't even be cases the common man has a prayer of winning.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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This no been passed yet, is no going to happen, still we need to understand that Saudi Arabia along with many of their rich fellow nations pay billions of dollars to keep sending refugees to other nations but their own, even when the refugees are their won people.

What that tells, this is a political gesture from the congressman's in the nation that will end up going nowhere just a show.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:18 PM
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a reply to: marg6043

oh its going to happen. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is on the chopping block for "democratic reforms" . Congress will overturn the veto, and that is being worked on already. That is how this becomes reality. A few Royal family members will "meet unfortunate demise". The remainders will be reminded that if they cherish their money above all else (which they do), they will yield to a more representative form of ruler-ship and allow the people their own destiny while still being he richest family in the land (read, money will still make the policy). Basically Saudi Arabia is on track to become like any other European Monarchy, such as Britain, Spain, or Belgium. Ruling from the sidelines. Because it is the money that rules every nation on Earth. Be it corporations or family dynasties.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

Saudi Arabia is no alone when it comes to those that are behind the power, they belong to the group of wealthiest nations in the middle east that no harm has touched their doors with all the mayhem surrounding them and their money influences can buy and pay for about anything.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:25 PM
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The U.S. can open the door for U.S. citizens to sue Saudi Arabia, but does Saudi Arabia need to open their door to let U.S. Citizens sue? After all, this was NOT an "agreement" between the two countries.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:25 PM
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I do not know why anyone is getting wound up over this anyway, there is a clause in the bill which enables the Secretary of State to postpone any lawsuit for 6 months. After 6 months is up they can postpone it for 6 more, ad infinitum.



posted on Sep, 29 2016 @ 02:36 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Is just a gesture, to show that congress do care, but then they turn around and give the finger to the people's hopes while taking bribes from the rich countries in the middle east.



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