Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC): Don’t Undercut the 9/11 Victims Bill (JASTA)!

Letter from Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) to Speaker Ryan

October 5, 2016

The Honorable Paul D. Ryan
Speaker of the House of Representatives
H-232 U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Mr. Speaker:

Last week, the House and Senate successfully voted to override President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). In the first successful override of the Obama Administration, Congress did what President Obama failed to do: give 9/11 families the ability to seek justice against foreign governments that sponsor terrorism.

Our colleagues, Congressman Stephen Lynch and Congressman Thomas Massie, and I worked for over four years to declassify the 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry into the September 11 attacks. Those pages link Saudi Arabia to the 9/11 attacks by detailing substantial financial support from Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan and his wife to individuals linked to the 9/11 hijackers.

Our vote to override President Obama’s veto was a victorious moment for 9/11 families and justice. However, I was disappointed to read shortly after the vote that some in leadership are suggesting a modification or "weakening" of JASTA. This would be a huge mistake. JASTA is a carefully crafted bill that is the result of many years of hard work and negotiation by a vast majority of Congress. If leadership wanted changes in the bill, it should have been addressed prior to the override.

Additionally, Members of Congress are elected to represent their constituents, not so-called "allies" in foreign states. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to engage in a massive lobbying campaign against JASTA, and we must not fall for it. I IMPLORE YOU TO STAND UP FOR 9/11 FAMILIES AND RESIST CALLS TO MODIFY JASTA.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to your response.


Walter B. Jones
Member of Congress
North Carolina, 3rd District, Republican

6 thoughts on “Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC): Don’t Undercut the 9/11 Victims Bill (JASTA)!”

  1. First of all, lets get one thing out of the way quick. There were no muslims or Arabs on any of the four planes. Next, 9 of the so called terroists who supposedly died are still alive and kicking. Which all can be verified.

    Next, in order to have anyone pay anything, it would have to go to court. In court it wold have to be proved that it was acutally a terroist attack in the first place before you could blame any particlular person or persons for doing it.

    Since there were no terroists on the planes, and since planes did not cause the towers to fall, and since flight 93 was never found (including the passengers), and since eye witnesses who were at the pentagon and ground zero “ALL” say the government story is a lie, I really don’t think it will go to court. So, if I were Saudi Arabia I wouldn’t worry.

    But, on the other hand, if I were Saudi Arabia, I would want it to go to court just to prove the United States government lied and also prove that there were no Saudia Arabian people on the planes at all.

    Now, just so you don’t think I’m some truther or conspiracy nut or whatever they are called, I am putting up evidence to prove the government outright lied like a rug.

    Now, either all these people are lying (and there are lots more, but this should do it) or the govenment is lying. Now think for a moment, who has a track record for lying?

    1. Firefighter witness and whistle blower bld. 7 ground zero

    2. Susan Lindauer CIA Whistle Blower tells
    of President, Vice President, and Secretary of State know
    about 9/11 before it happens.

    3. 9/11 Proof of Demolitions

    4. Pentagon employee eye witness wistle blower

    5. NYC EMT whistle blower at ground Zero

    6. Susan Lindauer CIA Whistle Blower tells about strange
    vans coming to WTC before 9/11

    1. Gee! All the wingnut bullshit conspiracy theories in one post! certainly has a way of attracting the fucking crazies. Keep up the good work Raimondo!

      1. It helps that so many Americans recognize, through long exposure, that the Government in any incarnation Lies. Even if it’s not necessary they’ll lie.

    2. Thank you 1don2 for injecting the truth into the false narrative that only shills for shekels and the fatally foolish pretend to still believe in.

      There is a reason no trials were allowed to the families of the victims. A trial means evidence, and evidence means the risk of revealing of (((those who were really behind))) the 911 false flag.

      And then, comes the day of the rope for them – lol.

      So the masters of our traitor-rulers cannot allow this. It might circle back on them. And the Saudis, stupid as they may be, surely must have an insurance policy in the form of indisputable evidence of who was the prime perpetrator (and benefactor), of this sacrifice to Satan.

      Now bring on the shekel seekers and fools to whinge how hateful it was of you to introduce truth into the discussion.

  2. As we are now undeniably supporting Al-Qaeda in Syria including everything they have done and still doing to civilians — the law may become s model for suing US for supporting terrorism. In Syria there is a lenghty paper trail Showing how international terrorism operates in Syria. There is Al-Qaeda and there is ISIS. And our record of fighting ISIS is almost non-existent and our defence of Al-Qaeda raised to ghe level of hysteria. Everyone is a war criminal for trying to bring them to heel in Syria. It is a very confusing world.

    1. Good. The U.S. should be sued first. The U.S. is not above international laws. I’ve been sick of this shit for 15 goddamned years.

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