Suing Saudi Arabia for 9/11

Well, now that the Senate and Congress have shown their collective wisdom in overriding President Obama’s veto of the bill that allows families of those killed on 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia, I wonder how long it will be before other countries sue us?   Will Iraq and Iran join forces to sue our country for supporting Sadaam Husien while he murdered his own people and used chemical weapons against Iran.  Oh, you mean they probably forgot about our financial support of the insane dictator from Iraq during the Reagan Years.  Huh!  Well, how about Iran suing us for putting the Shah of Iran back in power and supporting his regime, which murdered and tortured many Iranians, all for cheap oil.  Forgot that too.  Well shoot!  Do they remember backing the Contras in Nicaragua, the ones Reagan supported by selling arms to Iran?  They were thugs in a lot of cases, committing atrocities with weapons purchased with American money.  Wonder if Nicaragua has a case?  Hey, do you think the American Indians should sue America for taking away their country, ruining their lands, and killing their people?

Just goes to show what happens when you put stupid greedy people into power.  I hope the world sues us for breech of contract since we promised to stay on the gold standard if they would all tie their monetary values to our dollar and the billions of dollars they lost in the Banking Crisis of 2008.  Yes they can sue the individual companies, but now that we opened the door for suing entire countries for the acts of the few, anything is fair game.  I actually support this since I believe the American people have become too self righteous for their own good.  The same kind of people that back this kind of legislation are the ones that would back Donald Trump.

We are innocent, we are the victims, and we have never done anything to deserve the violence done to us on 9/11.  Wake up.  When you look at our history in world affairs, we are nowhere near angelic.  Yes, we have done good things, but so has every other culture.  We have also done some very bad things, like every other culture.  For God’s sake, the entire Bush Presidency could lead to thousands of lawsuits.  For all the feel good, pulpit thumping politics of this legislation, the negatives are legion and could cost this country dearly without solving anything in the world.  The bill will only serve to highlight our ever growing hypocrisy and the fact that if we consider Saudi Arabia accountable, as a country, for Bin Laden’s crimes then we are all accountable for the crimes I have mentioned here.   If we are the Godly country so many like to rant about, then it is long past time we man up and take our lumps.

Work in Progress

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Time for something less depressing.  This is an image I am currently working on.  The planet in the foreground is meant to be Venus and is part of a pivotal scene at the end of Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Correy.  The ending was so powerful that I could easily visualize it in my mind and the challenge is to bring it to life in this image.  If you have not read the book yet, I highly recommend it.