9/11 Families Produce Powerful Videos To Push for Passing JASTA
Aug. 26, 2016 (EIRNS)—9/11 families and survivors of the attack are in a mobilization to pass the JASTA (Justice Against Supporters of Terrorism ACT) in the House immediate when Congress reconvenes.
The 28pages.org website yesterday posted several hard-hitting videos produced by widows of 9/11 victims and a powerful statement by Kristen Breitweiser, a 9/11 families leader, whose husband was killed in the attack.
"’The reality is that the Saudis throw a lot of money around Washington, D.C. and they have a lot of influence. The Saudis have the president and the State Department on their side. I think that’s un-American, I think its unpatriotic, I think its disgusting, frankly. I don’t know how President Obama will be able to commemorate the 9/11 attacks, by giving a speech or laying a wreath or what have you, when he stabbed the 9/11 families in the back by supporting the Saudis over the 9/11 families ... (emphasis added),’ Breitweiser said.
"Talking about the 28 pages from the 2002 Joint Congressional investigation, she added, ’You’ve got plenty of information out there that the 9/11 Commission did not do a full investigation of the Saudis. Several 9/11 Commissioners themselves acknowledge that. Whether you want to talk about the budget, whether you want to talk about the way (9/11 Commission executive director) Philip Zelikow set it up, it was not a full investigation. That’s one of the reasons why were fighting for JASTA, because at least in a court system we’ll have discovery.... we want the American public to see the evidence and see the information and be fully engaged and educated on the issue,’ Breitweiser said.
"’We believe that 15 years is long enough and it would honor our loved ones if they would pass JASTA and allow us to proceed with our path to justice and holding the Saudis accountable for their alleged role,’ Breitweiser added."
The article is illustrated with a recent photo of House Speaker Paul Ryan and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sitting in Riyadh and laughing together. Ryan is under strong pressure to schedule a vote on the bill which has already passed the Senate.