This Is What They Were Afraid Of — Iraqis Use “Sue the Saudis” 9/11 Bill To Sue US For 2003 Invasion

iraqBy Matt Agorist

The warmongers in the US government have just had their fears realized as Iraq plans to use the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), aka Sue the Saudis Bill, to demand compensation for the US invasion of Iraq.

Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives, following the lead of the Senate, passed a bill allowing Americans to sue Saudi Arabia over 9/11. When the bill made it to the President’s desk, however, Obama quickly showed his loyalty to Saudi Arabia and vetoed it. However, that was only the beginning of the rollercoaster.

Days after his despicable veto, the Senate stepped up and overwhelmingly voted to override it.

The reason the for the veto was obvious as this bill would, in theory, open up a venue and allow lawsuits against the U.S. for alleged sponsorship of terrorist activities in their own countries – a Pandora’s Box that President Obama, and the CIA most certainly do not want to open with the world watching. However, it appears, for now, that Pandora’s Box is open.

The lobbyist group Arab Project in Iraq now sees their opportunity to ask for compensation from the United States over violations by US forces following the invasion of Iraq that saw the toppling of late President Saddam Hussein in 2003, according to a report from Al-Arabiya News. 

The group is pushing for “a full-fledged investigation over the killing of civilians targets, loss of properties and individuals who suffered torture and other mistreatment on the hand of US forces.”

While many states have criticized JASTA for its potential of eroding the principle of sovereign immunity and changing international law, this immunity has been used by Saudi Arabia, who was found to have aided and abetted the 9/11 hijackers, to shield themselves from any and all accountability.

Arab Project in Iraq is the first to take advantage of this bill against the US, but the implications for further accountability for unjust wars are only beginning to be realized.

Former Sen. Larry Pressler, defendant in a U.S. court on charges of terrorism in Vietnam, fear mongered last week that this bill could make him vulnerable for the illegal and murderous Vietnam war. Pressler explained his concern in an op-ed at The Hill. 

As a Vietnam combat veteran, I could almost certainly be sued by the Vietnamese government or by a Vietnamese citizen. The Gulf War, Iraq War and Afghanistan War veterans are more protected by constitutional congressional actions, but we Vietnam veterans will be raw targets if Americans can sue Saudi Arabia.

Instead of questioning the nature of illegal wars themselves, this former senator, and many like him, want to hide behind the protection of the very state who waged that war.

If you kill innocent people — you deserve no immunity.

This notion has already been publicly debated after World War II. In 1945 and 1946, during the Nuremberg Trials, the issue of superior orders arose. Before the end of World War II, the Allies suspected such a defense might be employed and issued the London Charter of the International Military Tribunal (IMT), which explicitly stated that following an unlawful order is not a valid defense against charges of war crimes. 

Again, if you killed innocent people for the state — you deserve no immunity.

While JASTA will allow families of victims of 9/11 to overcome the current restrictions barring them from suing foreign governments, the new section of the bill, added at the last minute, would essentially allow the heads of the Justice and State departments to stay any lawsuits indefinitely. The inserted provisions allow for organizational heads to simply “inform the judge hearing the case that the US government has engaged with Riyadh in diplomatic talks to resolve the issue.” Additionally, the attorney general can petition the court for an extension of the stay for “additional 180-day periods,” effectively delaying lawsuits against the Saudis indefinitely.

In spite of this loophole, however, the first suit against Saudi Arabia was filed Friday in a Washington D.C. court on behalf of Stephanie Ross DeSimone, her 14-year-old daughter, Alexandra, and her husband’s estate. The suit alleges that “At all material times, Saudi Arabia, through its officials, officers, agents and employees, provided material support and resources to Osama bin Laden (“bin Laden”) and Al Qaeda.”

The complaint, which was filed on 30 September and is available to view online states that “Al Qaeda’s ability to conduct large-scale terrorist attacks was the direct result of the support Al Qaeda received from its material sponsors and supporters, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

As the lawsuits mount, those responsible for the violent atrocities across the globe are running scared. In fact, the Saudis have been on the defensive. A bombshell report by the New York Times in April revealed that Saudi Arabia, the third largest holder of U.S. Treasury bills in the world behind China and Japan, has warned the Obama administration and Congress that they will begin liquidating their U.S. assets if Congress passes a bill allowing for the Saudi government to be held responsible for their role in the terror attacks of 9/11.

While the Saudis have yet to come true on their blackmailing threat, there is still plenty of time for them to do so.

As the warmongering hypocrites fear monger about being held accountable, the families of victims are finally seeing a semblance of justice that decades of war, torture, rights violations, and the creation of the world’s largest police state never gave them.

Matt Agorist is the co-founder of TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. . and now on Steemit


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35 Comments on "This Is What They Were Afraid Of — Iraqis Use “Sue the Saudis” 9/11 Bill To Sue US For 2003 Invasion"

  1. disavow yourself of the U.S. of A, Inc. as soon as possible. You must make a public statement and stop using their system or you will be held accountable, through taxation and your livelihood, for the debt that is about to occur.

    Forget entitlements….this is the end. Congress knows what they are doing. By their actions, they will have no choice but to abandon all entitlement program and pension plans. This is by design because all 535 members of the US government are evil and corrupt, and will now only attempt to save their own skin.

    You have no idea how corrupt and evil the government leading officials are, and can be.

    Not one of them has spoken the truths that they know of things. They are not leaders….do not accept their words for they are nothing more than lies. Judge them by their actions. Unfortunately for them, it is too late.
    They have reached the point of no return, and are unable to rectify or mitigate the financial disaster that may take place. BUT they must be held accountable.

    Of course, this is only my opinion. Take it for what its worth.

    • The reason the entire world is laden with debt is the next Big Phase of the economic enslavement involves massive monetary debasement. Call it monetization of debt, government and corporate buyout of all resources, hyperinflation or whatever. It’s going to be the same outcome: ALL of us non-elites becoming paupers and losing our right to private property, dependent on govt subsidies for basic survival and monitored and tracked 24/7.

  2. No matter how ya slice & dice it…the unwitting US taxpayer/ ‘mushroom people’..are kept in the dark & are fed pure unadulterated bullshit…..& will undoubtedly end up footing the ‘Legal’ bill for the war mongering 0.01% parasite class, whose diabolical & imperialistic ‘bangsta-gangsta’s’ got the 99% into this mess in the first place.

    • StarvetheBeast | October 3, 2016 at 6:35 pm | Reply

      Not quite, if you want to sue the people that are behind the wars AND 9/11 they just so happen to be some of he richest insiders in the world – BILDERBERG including but not limited to ROTHSCHILDS, BUSH FAMILY, ROCKEFELLER FAMILY, QUEEN BEATRIX OF THE NETHERLANDS, BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY – these are the people that planned these wars in secret meetings – send THEM the bill. Oh yeah also sue that fat insider slob Michael Moore since he was invested in and made money off Halliburton stock.

      • It would be better to guillotine all them and share their wealth among all their victims.

        • I agree with you $100, 000,000,000,000.00 Rothschilds and the others held accountable and arrested and for everything they got !

      • Wrong! There most certainly was no input into secret wars by the British Royal Family. the Queen has all the authority of the State but absolutely no power. I would be very surprised if the former Queen Beatrix had any say also.

        • Herbert Dorsey | October 4, 2016 at 9:24 pm | Reply

          Time to get educated my man! The British Royal Family sponsors the British Round Table which spun off both the Council on Foreign Relations and the Royal Institute of International Affaires, which virtually run all British and U.S. Foreign policy. You might read “The Secret History of the New World Order.” to discover just how much secret and real power the British Royal Family and Queen Beatrix really have. Things are not really like they seem.

        • One Crow does not pick-out the other Crow eye.

      • You are so Right !

    • Americans and everyone else on the planet have already paid with a loss of health and humanity. When the internet is under lock and key, who will organize protests against mandatory vaccines and geoengineering? We’ll be isolated from each other physically too in Sustainable Gulags.

  3. If you want to dismantle the Military Industrial Complex, you must hold it to account for it’s actions. Hold those driving it accountable for their actions. US citizens should not fear this, but should push back against those using the war-for-profit machine so that they have nowhere to go, they will get hit from all sides and can be shut down. If the US citizenry stand against this, it would give them a place to hide and respite, which is exactly the opposite of what needs to be done. Most wars are driven by the elites using the Military Industrial Complex, they have set up, it needs to be stopped. This is a good start, but knowing the elites they will manipulate this to turn this into a weapon too (if they haven’t worked out a strategy already)… that is why I keep saying the ELITES need to be taken down for any true lasting change to occur. Only the puppets would be punished here… I doubt it would go high enough to touch them. Still, a good start.

    • This is already their weapon, another tool disguised as an arrow against the US establishment…who serve the endgame not us. I agree though, we should shine a bright light on accountability and convince as many people as possible 9/11 was a false flag as was Gladio and many other attacks which are being used to rationalize an iron fist global police state control grid = house of cards.

  4. The Globalists aren’t afraid of a lawsuit by the Iraqis, it’s another petro state moving away from the US petro dollar reserve system kicked off in perfect synchronicity with the yuan being added to the IMF SDR basket – the stepping stone to the globalists’ global currency, dubbed The Phoenix, rising out of the ashes of a cover of the Rothschild’s publication The Economist 30 years ago. The SDR move occurring on the exact same day internet protocols are turned over to ICANN. All a big coincidence? Even awake American “patriots” would welcome the end of the Banskter’s stranglehold on the world via the dollar’s demise – IF that is what this all signified. Unfortunately, instead, we are being led down a path towards even greater global tyranny.

  5. Expect a massive truck bomb to go off at a market somewhere, in Iraq, killing at least 200 people. You know, just to remind them they need protection.

  6. OratorImplored | October 4, 2016 at 3:44 am | Reply

    May justice prevail.

  7. If any lawsuit goes to trial, the truth about Set 11, 2001 will come out and the US government, Bush and Clinton admin and the Mossad, will become the center of a major problem, They did it.

  8. LOL Sen Larry Pressler ” I can be sued for Vietnam — Get Real Larr – Monsanto can’t even be sued by Vietnam because of your ” Club” – Go back to Israel Larr — Garr – Nam 70-71 !

  9. What’s good for the goose…..

    Why shouldn’t W, Barry, Clinton, et al (along with TPTB behind the scenes) be held accountable for the murder and mayhem they’ve exported?

    We The People need to stand up and deny them the money and young bodies they spend and destroy.

    • Accountable how? These are lawsuits against governments. They’re coming out of YOUR paycheck, not Obama’s. Still interested?

  10. Do ya’ think Libya might have a case against the US? It’s coming unless the US keeps a strangle hold there.

  11. Pre-9/11 Zionist kabbalah Terrorist, stole the $3.9Trillion, from US Coffers, months before 9/11-!

    pre-9/11 Zionist Kabbalah Terrorist, Warned the World, how their Holier than Holy God, himself,———–>> ‘BIBLE CODE’ had shown, pre-9/11 Terrorist like they told the World, how 1st Oklahoma City Terrorist, SADDAM HUSSEIN, was definitely going to do 9/11-!

  12. Herbert Dorsey | October 4, 2016 at 9:12 pm | Reply

    I wonder if JASTA will also allow lawsuits against the CIA. Osama Bin Laden was a CIA employee right up 2001, when he died of natural causes. After that, the CIA kept him alive with fake videos for their propaganda value.

  13. I see my comment questioning how Obama is responsible for what the Senate & Congress did was not posted. The senate leader has come out and basically said we f–ed up and the language has to be changed. Obama had the forethought to see the bill could cause greater problems for the US but it is an election year and people on the hill just want to patronize their constitutes. The hypocrisy of the Congress & Senate is stunning considering they refuse to increase funding for medical care for the first responders of 911. I wasn’t aware that Activist Post was in the habit of censoring comments that demonstrated a opposing perspective.

  14. I see a problem blaming the Saudi for the direct attacks on 911 False Flag Attacks. What really caused the attacks was implanted high explosive bombs at the WTC and US Pentagon Buildings and not any commercial aircrafts and Arab Hijackers. There are so many Smoking Guns that prove the Saudi had no part in the 911 Attacks and that that Israel Zionist Party is to blame. Any party that accuse and try to sue the Saudi will fail in court’s.

  15. AMERICANS CAN ONLY SUE THE TRAITORS, ISRAEL AND THE CABALA ELITES IN THE WORLD FOR JUSTICE OR WAR AGAINST THEM BY THE PEOPLE.

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