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Saudi Daily: ‘Satanic’ Bill Allowing Kingdom to be Sued For 9/11 Will ‘Open Gates Of Hell’ For U.S.

The Saudi press slammed the US for its “despicable” double, claiming that the move would enable all countries that have been wronged by the U.S. to sue it for war crimes

Deborah Danan for Breitbart reports: The popular Saudi daily Okaz issued a harsh article translated by MEMRI, entitled, “Congress’s Satanic Deed Opens the Gates of Hell for the World’s Largest Country,” followed by an image of President Obama with a Star of David and the emblem of the Iranian regime on his forehead.

Declaring that the legislation demonstrates that there “is no justice or morality in American politics,” the article blames the U.S. for bypassing the international law, which stipulates that countries are immune from legal proceedings in other states.

“The U.S. Senate exhibited the most despicable kind of double standard, defied the [whole] world, and showed contempt for international law when it passed a bill allowing families of the September 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. This bill will change the international law regarding sovereign immunity, which has long been implemented. The Senate failed to understand that, by adopting this bill, it will open many doors for harming the U.S. [itself], because this bill will enable countries that have been harmed by the U.S. to sue it for war crimes.”

The article further promises that the Senate will eventually regret the decision because if adopted, the measure would significantly worsen US’ economic situation. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, to whom the article refers as “the most influential Republican politician in the U.S.,” understands this and tried to warn Senate members not to “make mistakes” with Saudi Arabia. Nevertheless, “racist” and “hostile” Vice President Joe Biden ignored Ryan’s warnings and pushed the Senate to pass the bill.

The Okaz editorial suggests that Biden, whose rhetoric is xenophobic and hostile toward Muslims, was behind the proposal to divide Iraq into three sectarian mini-states.

“The double standard in the U.S. policy has become clear, considering that it ignores Iran and Hezbollah, who, in documents of the U.S. Prosecutor, were convicted of perpetrating the September 11 [attacks] along with Al-Qaeda, and at the same time it levels accusations against a country that has suffered and is still suffering from terror [Saudi Arabia], and which spends large sums to defend the region from its dangers.”

The Saudi Al-Jazirah’s columnist Fadhel Bin Sa’d Al-Bu’aynin also warned that with the new legislation, all the U.S.’s past interference in Middle Eastern affairs will come back to haunt the country.

“One day, this law will be used to sue all those who caused the destruction of Iraq, Syria, and Libya and spread terror organizations in them, and everyone who planned to destroy Egypt, Jordan, and Morocco. The monster will rise up against its creator.”

 

By Stefan Paraber for GIA.

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