Why the U.S. and Saudi Arabia Are Suddenly Involved in a Tense Geopolitical Drama. Anxiety runs through the palaces of Saudi Arabia, where the expectation of permanent United States support has declined.
Signs of this decline have been evident for the past few years. High on the list is the West’s nuclear deal with Iran. Saudi Arabia has historically wanted to strangle Iran, so anything less than that is seen as a defeat. The U.S. is putting its leverage on the table: A bill in the U.S. Congress to hold the Saudis liable for 9/11. Iran Saudi Arabia’s problem with Iran is not about sectarianism within Islam.
Iraq was sent to do the job. George W. The only remaining method to enfeeble Iran would have been a full-scale war against that country of 80 million people. Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill. 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. will arrive in Riyadh on Wednesday for meetings with King Salman and other Saudi officials.
Saudis threaten to sell $750 billion US assets if Congress passes bill that would let 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia. Bush & Cheney Panic As Obama Set To Release "Embarrassing" 9/11 Classified Info. 20.3K Shares Share Tweet Email.
REPORT: President Obama To Release ‘Stunning’ Classified Info Embarrassing Bush Admin Over 9/11. The 9/11 Commission Report was incomplete when it was released, and remains incomplete to this day.
As of now, there is a lot of material that remains classified, including 28 pages that one Congressman calls “stunning,” that the Obama administration is working to release to the public – estimated to be completed in the next two months. They may actually contain solid evidence showing Saudi Arabia was, in fact, involved somehow in the 9/11 attacks. Republican North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones thinks that the only reason the pages were made classified in the first place was because the Bush administration was embarrassed by its own close ties to the Saudi government.
Jones, who has seen the pages, told The New Yorker the following : “There’s nothing in it about national security…It’s about the Bush Administration and its relationship with the Saudis.” Either way, it looks bad for Saudi Arabia, and bad for the Bush administration. Could these 28 pages answer that question? REPORT: President Obama To Release ‘Stunning’ Classified Info Embarrassing Bush Admin Over 9/11.
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Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Federal lawsuit could reveal evidence of Saudi complicity in 9/11. A congressional intelligence report had the explosive pages redactedThe two men who authored them are likely to be called to appear in courtThe lawsuit has been brought by victims' families against Saudi kingdomSuit claims links between two hijackers and former Saudi figures in US By Tim Macfarlan For Mailonline Published: 10:15 GMT, 10 August 2015 | Updated: 13:13 GMT, 10 August 2015 A federal lawsuit could reveal details implicating the Saudi government in 9/11.
A congressional intelligence report contains 28 censored pages reportedly linking Saudi officials to two of the Saudi hijackers. The Obama administration refuses to publish the pages, despite requests from Democrats and Republicans in Congress. The World Trade Center south tower burst into flames after being struck by hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 on September 11, 2001. John Oliver - Obama in Saudi Arabia. Criticism of Saudi Arabia. Foreign Politics (Saudi Arabia) Post 911 Censorship.