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Congress Overrode PBO's Veto of JASTA: Who will sue America First?

  1. My Esoteric profile image90
    My Esotericposted 18 months ago

    Now that the the Justice Against State-Sponsored Terrorism Act is now Law, Congress has opened up the floodgates for other countries and foreign citizens to sue America for any Tortuous reason.

    Will America be sued first be some one or will one, if any, of the 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia first?

    What are the other ramifications to be expected from this dumbest laws by Congress since voting to attack Iraq?

  2. junko profile image77
    junkoposted 18 months ago

    I think some world court out there in the world found George W. Bush to be guilty of war crimes. I don't know how or why every senator democrat and republican that voted with the exception of Harry Reid voted 97-1 to over ride the President's veto. The 9-11 families must have a powerful lobby. I have not seen the senate show that kind of patriotism shown in behave of a curtain group of Americans in a long time, maybe never. I know I haven't seen anything like that for the people The President wanted and wants to help now. I wonder is this vote to sue a toothless tiger that hasn't been born yet and may never live but, serve to fool the people with false hope. The world will try to sue The United States when a blueprint is shown how the US will sue Saudi Arabia from America and get them to pay a judgement found in American Courts. I believe it's just another smear on the President and will follow The GITMO Trails as a can't do in America.

    1. My Esoteric profile image90
      My Esotericposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      The "lobby" is called irrational, misplaced, political patriotism.

      I think some foreign court WILL find President Bush guilty of war crimes.  It doesn't matter they can't collect, it is the propaganda value of having it done "legally".. I don't use the quotes to imply incorrectness, but to emphasize it, because of Congress, has become truly legal.

      While we might not impound Saudi Assets on the off-chance a 9/11 family actually wins in court (I think the chances are next to nil if the court follows the law and not emotion) there is nothing stopping other countries, who don't care about retaliation, from finding some way to screw with our assets.  But that is minor compared to the political points they will score.

      I think 97 Senators ought to lose their job over this.

    2. Prayerhub profile image78
      Prayerhubposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Many days are for the thie that often  sneaks into the housef, just one day for the house owner.

    3. junko profile image77
      junkoposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      If the Democrats don't flip the senate to Democratic majority irrational Governmentlessness will cause the fall of America. Beating Trump Should be easy but, the POTUS has no power without the house or senate, remember Barrack's Presidency? I don't think high school civics is part of education anymore for reasons of creating politically uninformed voters.

      1. My Esoteric profile image90
        My Esotericposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        IMO PBO was surprisingly productive in his last two years.

        1. junko profile image77
          junkoposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          In spite of their obstruction, just think how things would be if they supported the things that they agreed with him on and there were quite a few of them. They through the middle class under the bus to spite PBO and claim he put them on food stamps. This hollow senate vote is the first time they laid a glove on Barrack, they have use collateral damage to the American people as a threat to The President and when they strike the people they have put the blame on PBO. IMO..

    4. junko profile image77
      junkoposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Mitch McConnell is now saying it is Obama's fault for not warning him about The Bill the senate that he leads passed 97-1 The sad thing about it is millions  of republican voters will drink that Kool-Aid because they love a lie.

      1. My Esoteric profile image90
        My Esotericposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        I had to pick myself up off the floor when I read about him saying that.  GOP alternate reality is a fascinating thing to observe.

  3. Pham Ryan profile image70
    Pham Ryanposted 18 months ago

    A better question is, who in the world could win a lawsuit against a country, and how does one go about hiring lawyers to even sue a country...

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      And an even bigger one is how to collect from a foreign government under the laws and court decisions of YOUR country.  Think Uncle Sam will seize the assets of the Saudi government?

    2. MizBejabbers profile image90
      MizBejabbersposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      And if you can find a lawyer or law firm, will they take the case on a contingency basis. A lawyer of that caliber would be unaffordable by the average citizen.