24 September 2016 - 22:18
News ID: 423865
Rasa - US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has censured President Barack Obama for vetoing a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in American courts, saying, if elected, he would allow Americans to sue Saudis.
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Sun Center Studios September 22, 2016 in Aston, Pennsylvania. (Photo by AFP)

RNA - “President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act is shameful and will go down as one of the low points of his presidency,” he said in a statement issued on Friday.


“This bipartisan legislation was passed unanimously by both houses of Congress and would have allowed the families of the nearly 3,000 people slaughtered by radical Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2001, the opportunity to seek justice in an American court of law,” he stated.


The September 11 attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, were a series of strikes in the US which killed nearly 3,000 people and caused about $10 billion worth of property and infrastructure damage.


US officials assert that the attacks were carried out by al-Qaeda terrorists but many experts have raised questions about the official account. They believe that rogue elements within the US government orchestrated the 9/11 attacks in order to accelerate the US war machine and advance the Zionist agenda.


Analysts argue that Saudi Arabia only played a minor role in 9/11, but the operation was essentially carried out by Israeli and American intelligence agencies to destroy the seven countries in five years, that were enemies or threats to the Zionist regime.


In his veto message on Friday, Obama said that the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act," or JASTA, which was passed in Congress on September 9, would be “detrimental” to America's national security interests.


The legislation “does not enhance the safety of Americans from terrorist attacks, and undermines core US interests,” Obama said.


Hours later, Trump said he would have endorsed the bill if he were the president instead of Obama.


“That President Obama would deny the parents, spouses, and children of those we lost on that horrific day the chance to close this painful chapter in their lives is a disgrace,” he said.


“These are wonderful people, and as a lifelong New Yorker, I am saddened that they will, for now, not have that opportunity. If elected president, I would sign such legislation should it reach my desk,” the New York billionaire vowed.


Saudi Arabia has strongly opposed the bill and threatened to sell off $750 billion in American assets if it becomes law.


The Saudi government denies any links to the 9/11 attacks despite the fact that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens.


According to Dr. Kevin Barrett, an American academic who has been studying the events of 9/11 since late 2003, 15 Saudi nationals linked to 9/11 were actually CIA agents working for the US agency in Saudi Arabia.


“They were brought over to the United States over CIA snitch visas – a particular kind of pseudo work visa that is given to Saudi CIA assets as a reward for their service,” he told Press TV on May 2. “They were brought over and set up by the CIA.”


Speaking in Bluffton, South Carolina, Trump said earlier this year that if he got elected president, he would expose the people behind the 9/11 atrocity.  


“It wasn’t the Iraqis that knocked down the World Trade Center, we went after Iraq, we decimated the country,” he said. “But it wasn’t the Iraqis.”


“You will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center. Because they have papers in there that are very secret, you may find it’s the Saudis, okay? But you will find out,” he promised.


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