US politicians, including the leading presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, are backing a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue governments of all the nationals involved in the brutal attack. The belief that Saudi Arabia was involved in the 9/11 attacks is growing in popularity even though the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act does not specifically mention Saudi Arabia by name. However families of the 9/11 victims intend to sue Riyadh over the matter. US politicians are supporting this move. Hillary Clinton while speaking to ABC News stated,
Obviously we’ve got to make anyone who participates in or supports terrorism pay a price. And we also have to be aware of any consequences that might affect Americans, either military or civilian or out nation.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are among the top US politicians speaking in favor of the bill. Senator Sanders said,
I support legislation by Senator Chuck Schumer that would allow Americans, including the families of victims of the 9/11 attacks, to use US courts to determine if foreign entities are culpable for terrorist attacks in the United States and seek restitution for the damages and lives lost.
The Obama administration is practically trying to block the 9/11 bill that allows suing the governments that may be involved in the attack. Saudi Arabia has already threatened to sell-off US assets worth $750 billion if the bill is passed. The investigatory 838-page document regarding the 9/11 attack contains 28 pages that are being blocked by the Obama administration to be released. Reportedly these 28 pages confirm that Saudi government was involved with some of the 9/11 hijackers either directly or indirectly. For years now, the families of the victims have persuaded the US government to take action against the government of those involved, and while the Obama administration may not be very keen, other US politicians both, Republicans and Democrats want the case blown wide open.
The primary reason why the Obama administration is not declassifying those 28 pages within the report is that if the Saudi Arabian government went ahead with the threat, it would have a significantly adverse effect, not only on the American but global economy.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.