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JASTA: Usual Suspects Get Ready to Gut Law Letting 9/11 Families Sue Saudis

•, ByJim Jatras

But even this jaded observer can't help being a bit shocked by the sheer sleaziness of the Obama Administration, Congressional leaders of both parties, lobbyists for Saudi Arabia, and the Wahhabist head-choppers who virtually own the three aforementioned categories as they prepare to make sure that American families of those killed or injured on 9/11 with the complicity of Riyadh are denied their day in court.

A clue should have been the ease with which a bill as controversial as the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act" (JASTA; S. 2040) became law. There was no floor fight or roll call vote in either the House or the Senate, just a voice vote. There was no go-to-the-mat mobilization by the White House, Pentagon, State Department, or the Saudis' horde of Gucci-shod fixers to avert the overwhelming override of Barack Obama's veto.