Are you a veteran? Want a free luxury vacation in Washington DC, courtesy of Saudi Arabia?
The Daily Caller is reporting that the PR firm Qorvis MSLGROUP, is offering this incredible deal to veterans “who will agree to visit Capitol Hill to tell members of Congress — in person — that they oppose a new federal law allowing civil lawsuits against state sponsors of terrorism.” The bill in question is the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which allows American victims of terrorism to sue foreign governments.
JASTA was purportedly written to allow 9/11 survivors to sue Saudi Arabia. But it is now being used against Israel as well.
If I were a veteran, I would immediately pick up the phone and call Qorvis at (202) 496-1000. I would tell them that I would be perfectly happy to visit lawmakers in person and tell them that I oppose the JASTA Bill.
But as soon as I was face to face with my Congresscritter, I would tell them this:
I oppose JASTA for several reasons. First, JASTA was written to target Saudi Arabia, but Saudi Arabia didn’t do 9/11 – Israel did — so JASTA needs to be re-written to target Israel before I will support it.
Second, civil suits are not enough. We need to take military and diplomatic action to put Israel out of business — permanently. The Israeli leaders behind 9/11, including Netanyahu, Sharon, Barak, and others, need to be put on trial for mass murder; and the Jewish-superiority state needs to end its apartheid and become one Israel-Palestine for all its rightful citizens, regardless of religion or ethnicity.
Third, many of our own top leaders, including Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Bush, Myers, Giuliani, Chertoff, Perle, Libby, and quite a few others were also complicit in 9/11, so we need to be able to sue our own government and its officials, not just the Israelis.
And finally, and perhaps most importantly, I had to agree to tell you I oppose JASTA to get this free luxury vacation to Washington DC courtesy of Saudi Arabia.
In short, I would help tear down the wall of lies and make Saudi Arabia pay for it.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.