HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Senate just overode POTUS...

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 11:23 AM

Senate just overode POTUS 9/11 victims bill. eom

Last edited Wed Sep 28, 2016, 12:37 PM - Edit history (1)

17 replies, 1410 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 11:26 AM

1. That would be the same Senate

...that intends to give the Saudi government, that's accused of participating in 9/11, 1.5 billion dollars in military aid!!!


Can't get anymore surreal then that!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 11:29 AM

2. I Think This Is The Way Obama Wanted This To Play Out.....

Now he could say to the Saudi's that he vetoed it and look like a good guy in their eyes. He can say Congress overturned his veto and he has no control over that. I believe he wanted the ability for the 9/11 victims to sue - but it would have put him in a tenuous situation with the Saudi's.

I know - why should he mollycoddle them - but - as for now - he need to keep the lines of communication with the Saudi's relatively civil.

Any thoughts?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to global1 (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 11:55 AM

5. No. As President he understands the position the US is now

put in. If there is a case where Saudi is found guilty and refuses to pay, then the courts could order Saudi assets held in US banks to be frozen.

What happens when an American is found guilty on Saudi soil and they begin freezing US assets? Worse yet, what if Saudi Arabia cuts off US oil supply?

He understands that this has the potential to be a foreign policy disaster and make an already fractured part of the world more unstable than it already is.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Exilednight (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 12:00 PM

7. I am not sure we get any oil from the Saudis we are now exporters of oil

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to awake (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 02:07 PM

15. 1300 barrels a day come from Saudi Arabia to the US on average this year.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Exilednight (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 12:03 PM

9. I Didn't See Who Voted To Overturn This Veto....

Did any Dems vote to overturn?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to global1 (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 12:20 PM

10. It was 97-1 so I would imagine many

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to global1 (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 12:36 PM

12. Only one I saw was Harry Reid of Nevada......

and as you know, no consequences, he's retiring after this term.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Exilednight (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 12:36 PM

11. That and...

...makes it tougher on any normalization of ties with Iran. Granted that's not going to happen in the near term.

But the main reason we tolerate the Saudi's bullshit is because we had our "puppet" the Shah go a bridge too far and effectively destroy any alternative we had in the Mid-East.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 11:42 AM

3. Obligatory Grammar Nazi post: "road" is not the same as "rode". n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #3)


Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 12:37 PM

13. Well, there is another type of over road

 

but it really didn't make sense in context of the OP


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 11:50 AM

4. Piss off the Saudis enough

and they could pull the plug on oil. Yes our greedy oil companies would love it but the harm it would do to most American would not be pretty. Gas going to lets say $5.00 a gal would put the brakes on our nation right now. I wonder if that is part of the Republicans plan wreck the economy to help big oil in the short term plus us as an excuses to gut program that help us and point the finger at our side for doing the damaged. Which the MSM I'm sure will go along with.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Pakid (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 12:02 PM

8. It is a world market if the Saudis sell their oil to someone else then the other supplier would..

... have more oil to sell there is a oil glut right now in the world market

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to awake (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 02:11 PM

16. There is only a glut because Saudi Arabia is overproducing to

keep prices artificially low to hurt Iran.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 12:38 PM

14. Correction.....OVERODE.

Thank you. Sorry.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to a kennedy (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 02:17 PM

17. Correction...it has 2 'r's...overrode

Thank you. Sorry.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread