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WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The Obama administration has lobbied Congress to block the bill’s passage, according to administration officials and congressional aides from both parties, and the Saudi threats have been the subject of intense discussions in recent weeks between lawmakers and officials from the State Department and the Pentagon. The officials have warned senators of diplomatic and economic fallout from the legislation.
Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill
The FAA has taken the action to close all of the airports in the United States.
Even grounding the president's father, former President Bush on a flight forced to land in Milwaukee.
Thousands of travelers were stranded, among them Ricky Martin due to appear at tonight's Latin Grammy Awards.
Not even Ricky Martin could fly. But really, who wanted to fly?
No one, except the bin Ladens. We had airplanes pick up Osama bin Laden's family and other Saudis and transport them out of the U.S.
The White House approved planes to pick up the bin Ladens and numerous other Saudis.
At least six private jets and nearly two dozen commercial planes carried the Saudis and bin Ladens out of the U.S. After September 13th.
In all, 142 Saudis, including 24 members of the bin Laden family were allowed to leave the country.
originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
I thought we didn't negotiate with terrorists.
Washington knows that if the Saudis are revealed as culpable and therefore open to litigation by victims, they in turn would would move into the firing line for victim litigation for all the invasions, bombings, drone strikes and slaughter they are guilty of throughout the World. This added to the destabilisation of the dollar if Saudi sold its more than 10% stake of the US would totally bankrupt the US. Venezuela would look like a stable economy by comparison!