Saudi Arabia is now facing what could be the largest lawsuit yet as a result of the 9/11 attacks. Families of over 800 dead and 1500 injured are now suing the Saudi government for providing financial assistance and support to the planners of the 9/11 attack.
 “Of the 19 hijackers – 15 were from Saudi Arabia.”

The complaint accuses the government of being knowingly redirecting money from charities to al Qaeda.

It’s going to extremely interesting to see how President Trump continues his relationship with the judiciary and Saudi Arabia. In reality, he has two choices, follow President Obama’s previous stance and try to support the Saudi state, potentially interjecting into this case, or stand with his citizens, forcing Saudi Arabia to finally pay for the damage caused through 9/11.

Trump could very well be the first President capable of doing something like this. He has argued for energy independence, and potential cooperation with Russia, the combination of which could allow him enough leverage to finally negotiate with Saudi Arabia without their massive oil wealth tied as a noose around the President’s neck.

 Lastly with oil prices still low multiple agencies have begun to downgrade Saudi Arabia’s credit. With lower credit, potentially long-term low oil prices, and other regional allies to support the United States, Donald Trump could potentially be the first President to really change the western relationship with the Saudi Kingdom.


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