I am aware that some question or justify the events of 9/11. But let us be clear: al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 people on that day. The victims were innocent men, women and children from America and many other nations who had done nothing to harm anybody. And yet Al Qaeda chose to ruthlessly murder these people, claimed credit for the attack, and even now states their determination to kill on a massive scale. They have affiliates in many countries and are trying to expand their reach. These are not opinions to be debated; these are facts to be dealt with.
But Obama has so little interest in the actual "facts to be dealt with" that he has never even read the top secret 28 pages, classified by George W. Bush, detailing foreign government involvement in 9/11!
The Jersey Girls – the five 9/11 widows who forced Bush to create the 9/11 Commission and then pilloried the Commission's continuation of the cover-up – are outraged:
Statement of September 11th Advocates
President’s Obama’s Opposition to JASTA and The 28 Pages
April 19, 2016
We were horrified to watch President Obama publicly admit that he has not yet read the still classified 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry of Congress’ Final Report into the 9/11 attacks. It is deeply disturbing for President Obama to state that he merely has a “sense” of what’s in the 28 pages.
How is it possible that the Commander in Chief of the United States of America has not yet bothered to read these critically important national security documents that directly speak about the murder of 3,000 people?
How has President Obama been able to make any sound foreign policy decisions without the knowledge and benefit of the evidence disclosed in these 28 pages?
How can President Obama oppose JASTA without having read the 28 pages?
We call upon President Obama to read the 28 pages NOW.
Perhaps, once President Obama reads the 28 pages, he will clearly understand the need for JASTA and why the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not deserve sovereign immunity protections with regard to their funding of the 9/11 attacks.
JASTA (Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act), is a five-page, bi-partisan, narrowly worded, extremely specific, 9/11-Saudi anti-terrorism piece of legislation.
Contrary to the President’s characterization of JASTA, JASTA will not open the door for American citizens to “routinely” start suing other governments.
There was nothing “routine” about the 9/11 attacks. We certainly hope that attacks along the lines and gravity of 9/11 never become “routine.” After all, how “routine” is it for countries to fund or mount mass terror attacks against their "allies"?
JASTA is legislation that will send a strong message to the world: any nation—ally or enemy—that bankrolls terrorists who kill Americans on our soil will be held accountable regardless of their wealth, importance, or power.
For us, mass murder by terrorism is a black and white issue. No person and no country should ever get away with mass murder through terrorism. Mass murder through terrorism should never be qualified, excused or acceptable under any circumstances. President Obama ought to know that.
Most importantly, JASTA is not a verdict of guilt against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. JASTA merely allows us to bring the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia into a court of law where, if warranted by the evidence, they can and should be held accountable.
Lorie Van Auken