Obama Steps Up To Treason
"Supreme Court quashes 9/11 lawsuit against Saudis"
"...That was more or less the position of the Obama administration as well, which sided with the [SAUDIS] and urged the courts to dismiss the lawsuit."
"...Among the documents were a statement from an Al Qaeda operative in Bosnia who said the Saudi High Commission had funded the terrorist group in the 1990s, and evidence from the U.S. Treasury Department that a Saudi charity, the International Islamic Relief Organization, had been financially supporting Al Qaeda as recently as 2006."
I'm not surprised that the little people of the world, the victims, have no say in international affairs. This is quite blatant and is essentially the status quo. The famous quote by Nazi Air Marshall Herman Goering is relevant here:
“Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
Yes, you and I have no power to sue the Saudis for funding the 9/11 attacks which "changed everything" and ushered in a "war ...that won't end in our lifetimes." Those "changes" come from the "leaders," not from the people.
And, it doesn't bother me that much that the 9/11 families were put in their place, as essentially valueless nobodies without the power to do a damned thing about it -- as it exposes the reality to more people out there in fiction land.
But, Obama and his "justice" (sic) department are exposed here on the wrong side of just about everything. They're on the wrong side of justice. They oppose the lawsuit not because the claims are untrue! But, because the families aren't elected leaders with the power to do anything about it.
But, wait a minute! Hold on, pardner. Obama is such an elected leader. And Obama himself has the power to do something about it. Hello, legions of mindless Obamites, your leader just sided with the funders of the 9/11 attacks against the victim's families. Are you okay with that?
I know that I sure as shit am not. Sounds a hell of a lot like TREASON, the act of giving "aid" and/or "comfort" to the "enemy."
You see, if members of the Saudi Arabian government are in fact "the enemy" in this sham war that has dragged on for eight years now, then helping them with your justice department is arguably "aid" and "comfort," which is the constitutional definition of treason. This definition is inflexible, and clear, and concise.
I know, I know. I'm a one note kind of guy. I was shouting about Bush/Cheney treason for so many years I can't even remember it all. Very few people cared (about whether actual treason occured on 9/11/01).
As long as you have idiots like Alexander Cockburn and Matt Taibbi on the "left", and steaming TV Nazis like Hannity and Limbaugh on the "right," the little technical matters like whether US officials deliberately aided and abetted the 9/11 attacks can be distracted away.
And, you know, more power to them. We live in Frank Wisner's Mighty Wurlitzer now. Who really cares about the truth anyway? No one can do anything about it. Not even the victims and their families. So, you might as well go back to "reality TV," booze and celebrity gossip. Why worry your pretty little head about foreign policy? It clearly won't get you anywhere.
"Supreme Court quashes 9/11 lawsuit against Saudis"
By Daniel Tencer
Published: June 29, 2009
Updated 2 hours ago
The Supreme Court has rejected a class-action lawsuit against Saudi Arabia brought by 9/11 survivors and relatives of those killed in the attacks.
The court’s decision Monday not to allow an appeal of the case to go forward effectively ends an effort by some 6,000 9/11 relatives and survivors to sue the government of Saudi Arabia and several members of the Saudi royal family over the country’s alleged behind-the-scenes role in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Citing the 9/11 Commission report and numerous other documents, the plaintiffs had argued that Saudi royals were among the largest contributors to charities that funneled money to Al Qaeda, AP reported Monday.
In its decision, the Supreme Court let stand a federal appeals court’s ruling that “sovereign immunity” — the notion that a country can’t be sued in another country’s courts — means that the lawsuit cannot go forward.
That was more or less the position of the Obama administration as well, which sided with the defendants and urged the courts to dismiss the lawsuit.
Lawyers for the 9/11 families argued in a brief submitted to the court this month that the White House’s desire to end the lawsuit was an “apparent effort to appease a sometime ally” that is important to the U.S.’s energy security.
Last week, the New York Times ran a story outlining the evidence the 9/11 families had put forward, evidence the paper said showed “extensive financial support for Al Qaeda and other extremist groups by members of the Saudi royal family.”
Among the documents were a statement from an Al Qaeda operative in Bosnia who said the Saudi High Commission had funded the terrorist group in the 1990s, and evidence from the U.S. Treasury Department that a Saudi charity, the International Islamic Relief Organization, had been financially supporting Al Qaeda as recently as 2006.
As is typical when the Supreme Court declines to hear an appeal, the court did not give reasons for its decision, Reuters reports.