Friday, 30 September 2016

JASTA -American Hypocrisy on a Grand Scale

So the American congress has overridden President Obama's veto and passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism (JASTA). The AIM of the act -apart -obviously - from providing yet another  pigs trough for lawyers to feed in -is to allow families of victims of 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia.

Not just Saudi Arabia (which -for clarification -apart from being the country of residence of 15 of the 19 hijackers had no involvement in 9/11) but actually any American citizen in future will be able to bring a case against any sovereign country they claim financed or otherwise aided terrorism on American soil.

There are fears even that rapacious American lawyers could try to take the UK to court to try to prove that UK based jihadists had been involved in terror plots against the good old USA. Well they should remember Jesus said: "Judge not, that ye be not judged."

Because, I'm afraid, the good old USA most certainly does have a very sordid history of sponsoring terrorism. The CIA in the 60's and seventies of course almost openly sponsored terrorism in a variety of countries round the globe.   And don't let us forget that many US congressmen openly supported the IRA, and that the IRA was almost entirely funded by donations from American citizens,  the weapon of choice of the IRA was not the AK47 but Armalite rifle made in the USA and much of the sophisticated bomb making equipment used by the IRA emanated from the USA. The case, in short, against America as a sponsor of Irish terrorism would be overwhelming.

I could go on but I won't.  It is strange that in a country where some 50% of the population still attends church every Sunday that they forgot that Jesus said: "Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your own eye, then thou shall see clearly to cast out the mote out of they brothers eye"  

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