Saudi Arabia threatens to sell American assets should US Congress pass 9/11 bill

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http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/saudi-arabia-threatens-to-sell-american-assets-should-us-congress-pass-911-bill/news-story/0c2f6cf2bdd62b8380d5c84ae2d88be2

THE Saudi Arabian government has threatened to sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets should the US Congress pass a bill that could hold the kingdom responsible for any role in the September 11, 2001 attacks, the New York Times reports.

The newspaper reported that Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir told US politicians last month that “Saudi Arabia would be forced to sell up to $US750 billion ($A975 billion) in Treasury securities and other assets in the United States before they could be in danger of being frozen by American courts.”

The bill, which passed the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this year, would take away immunity from foreign governments in cases “arising from a terrorist attack that kills an American on American soil.”

The New York Times, citing administration officials and congressional aides, said “the Saudi threats have been the subject of intense discussions in recent weeks between politicians and officials from the State Department and the Pentagon.”

It added that the Obama administration had lobbied Congress to block the passage of the bill.

The State Department said it stood “firmly with the victims of these acts of violence and their loved ones.”

“We remain committed to bringing to justice terrorists and those who use terrorism to advance their depraved ideology,” said State Department spokesman John Kirby.

In September a US judge dismissed claims against Saudi Arabia by families of victims of the attacks, saying that the kingdom had sovereign immunity from damage claims by the families and from insurers that covered losses suffered by building owners and businesses.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/16/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-warns-ofeconomic-fallout-if-congress-passes-9-11-bill.html?_r=0

Several outside economists are skeptical that the Saudis will follow through, saying that such a sell-off would be difficult to execute and would end up crippling the kingdom’s economy. But the threat is another sign of the escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and the United States.

The administration, which argues that the legislation would put Americans at legal risk overseas, has been lobbying so intently against the bill that some lawmakers and families of Sept. 11 victims are infuriated. In their view, the Obama administration has consistently sided with the kingdom and has thwarted their efforts to learn what they believe to be the truth about the role some Saudi officials played in the terrorist plot.

“It’s stunning to think that our government would back the Saudis over its own citizens,” said Mindy Kleinberg, whose husband died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 and who is part of a group of victims’ family members pushing for the legislation.

President Obama will arrive in Riyadh on Wednesday for meetings with King Salman and other Saudi officials. It is unclear whether the dispute over the Sept. 11 legislation will be on the agenda for the talks.

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release the truth and we will sell your precious treasuries..thats blackmail..yeah..but the point here is that even if the docs talk about the sauds..i bet they wont mention israel..so this is a false flag on a false flag again..

“The newspaper reported that Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir told US politicians last month that “Saudi Arabia would be forced to sell up to $US750 billion ($A975 billion) in Treasury securities and other assets in the United States before they could be in danger of being frozen by American courts.”

covering up for the money men..

“It added that the Obama administration had lobbied Congress to block the passage of the bill.”

assholes..

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~ by seeker401 on April 18, 2016.

6 Responses to “Saudi Arabia threatens to sell American assets should US Congress pass 9/11 bill”

  1. JUST ANOTHER PLOT FOR THE WORLD TO BECOME CASHLESS, AND HAVE A COMPLETE USHER IN OF THE MARK OF THE BEAST. WHAT THESE STUPID GLOBAL ELITE CABAL REALLY MEAN, IS TO SELL US POOR FOLKS DOWN THE DRAIN. GOOD ACTING JOB, I MUST ADMIT.

  2. Perhaps the USA should not protect Saudi Arabia any longer

    Let’s see how long the Saudi’s can go before they are demolished and taken over…maybe by ISIS?

  3. This does not work both ways for innocent citizens of foreign countries killed by the US military.
    It is obfuscation on the real culprits who everyone knows did it

    • If the U.S. weren’t playing footsies with the petrodollar, we wouldn’t be involved in the middle east at all.
      While the U.S. throws its weight around in the middle east with bombs & soldiers, behind the scenes we are simply keeping up our end of the bargain with the Saudis & a few of the other oil-producing nations…they only sell their goo for American bucks, and the U.S. backs their interests in the middle east, no questions asked.
      Right now, both the Saudis and Israel (along with Turkey, Kuwait, & Qatar), want Assad out of the way…we comply by creating & arming ISIS, which is not only failing but getting out of control.
      Ever notice that the chaos in the mideast tends to benefit only certain countries in the region, but does not directly benefit the U.S.? It’s because OUR benefit is the continued use of the petrodollar, that’s our payment.
      Undermine the petrodollar, and U.S. currency loses half its value, overnight.

  4. Well, we all know who controls ‘Congress’ and where their loyalty or fears of exposure for their ‘sins’ lie. I guess we’ll have to see what the shadow government tells them to do eh?

  5. it’s only a bluff…Saudi Arabia could not possibly sell that many US assets:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-26/dollar-reigns-supreme-as-saudi-threat-to-unload-is-deemed-hollow

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