Saturday, April 16, 2016

Could a small, backwards country, ruled by deviants cripple the US economy?

Thanks to William for the link!

via NYTimes
Obama administration officials counter that weakening the sovereign immunity provisions would put the American government, along with its citizens and corporations, in legal risk abroad because other nations might retaliate with their own legislation. Secretary of State John Kerry told a Senate panel in February that the bill, in its current form, would “expose the United States of America to lawsuits and take away our sovereign immunity and create a terrible precedent.”
The bill’s sponsors have said that the legislation is purposely drawn very narrowly — involving only attacks on American soil — to reduce the prospect that other nations might try to fight back.
In a closed-door briefing on Capitol Hill on March 4, Anne W. Patterson, an assistant secretary of state, and Andrew Exum, a top Pentagon official on Middle East policy, told staff members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that American troops and civilians could be in legal jeopardy if other nations decide to retaliate and strip Americans of immunity abroad. They also discussed the Saudi threats specifically, laying out the impacts if Saudi Arabia made good on its economic threats.
Read the entire article but anyone paying attention knows that the Saudis are guilty as hell for the much of what happened on 9/11.  Maybe they didn't do the deed but they set the conditions for it to be  carried out.

But  put that aside for a minute.  Could that small backwards country, run by deviants actually cripple the US economy?  The very idea is stunning.  The petrodollar is not worth the headache if it means that we are beholden to people like the Saudi Royal Family.  Whether they can or can't its time to leave them to their inevitable fate.  They're going to be consumed by the monster that they created and I'm looking forward to watching the gore.

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