The United States Congress has passed a bill that would allow Americans whose families died in the9/11 attack to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. There is no doubt that important people in Saudi Arabia played some role in the attack. Osama bin Laden came from a family that was among the wealthiest people in the country. His dad gave him at least one hundred million dollars, and he used that money to foster terrorism in the world. So, what is wrong about allowing Americans to sue the government of Saudi Arabia?
It is common in the world for nations to be exempt from being sued. For example, there are thousands of people in the Middle East who have died as a result of American drone attacks, and incidents involving US military personnel. If Saudi Arabia can be sued, why not America? Of course, it would result in Palestinians suing the government of Israel for its illegal actions on the West Bank. Yes,the Saudi government has some responsibility for 9/11. Unfortunately, the consequence of being able to sue a government has far reaching consequences.