VETERANS BEWARE! The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is trying to use you as pawns in a political game. Under the guise of an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. and promises of meeting high-powered lawmakers, Saudi-hired lobbyists are recruiting veterans and misleading them into opposing their best interests. Saudi Arabia is paying for these trips to overturn valued U.S. legislation that could finally hold it and other suspected sponsors of terrorism, accountable through the U.S. civil justice system.
When JASTA became law last year, the Act’s supporters, myself included made it abundantly clear that JASTA would in no way put our troops in danger. Don’t be duped into believing Saudi lobbyists’ myths that JASTA represents a radical departure in our historical approach to sovereign immunity and that, if other countries reciprocate, our own honorable service members risk being sued. JASTA simply allows U.S. citizens to sue foreign governments – not individuals – for supporting designated terrorist groups to commit terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.
JASTA was reviewed at great length and underwent numerous revisions that addressed many of the outdated concerns JASTA opponents continue to raise, before both chambers of Congress unanimously reached a shared conclusion that the law, as it stands lies in the best interest of our country and the countless victims of 9/11.
Our veterans, perhaps more than anyone, know what it means to stand for what’s right and protect our country and its values. JASTA aims to do just that, by stopping terrorism, in its tracks. Please don’t let Saudi Arabia trick you into losing sight of that goal. Stand with us against funders of terrorism. – Terry Strada, National Chair for 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism
PLEASE SEE NEWS REPORTS BELOW:
9/11 Military Families show their support for JASTA: JASTA – Sept 11 Military Families Letter – December 2016
U.S. Vets are being used as pawns to assist Saudi Arabia’s fight against 9/11 Families: