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9/11 Families Betrayed

The Senate last week unanimously passed a Bill that allegedly made it easier for 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia and other foreign terror sponsors.

Sen. Charles SchumerThe passage of the Bill was widely heralded as a major victory.

But was it really?

Further analysis reveals that just before the vote, Sen. Charles Schumer and other proponents of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act added an amendment to the final draft that allowed the attorney general and secretary of state to stop any litigation against the Saudis in its tracks.

In theory JASTA would remove the statutory restrictions that have prevented 9/11 families from taking the Saudi Kingdom to court.

BUT Schumer helped craft an entirely new section to the original Bill, giving the Justice and State departments the power to stay court action indefinitely.

All they have to do is inform the judge hearing the case that the US government has engaged with Riyadh in diplomatic talks to resolve the issue.

9-11 families at memorialThe quiet, behind-the-scenes watering-down of the controversial Bill explains why it passed without a single Republican or Democratic objection.

Needless to say the Obama administration had lobbied senators heavily to kill the Bill.

This is nothing short of a complete betrayal of the families of the victims of the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks.

Disgraceful!

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