Items that criminals bought with tainted money was auctioned off to pay back both officials and victims
Scott: There are three huge, I mean HUGE, legal impediments that [should] utterly invalidate this law. Firstly (as mentioned,) is the doctrine of Sovereign Immunity. Individual litigants cannot take a foreign government into court on civil claims. CANNOT. If that [government] is liable on such matters as property damage and loss of life, it is an act of WAR and our government needs to treat it as such-- ally or not. Secondly, in all matters except the Loss of Life, the statute of limitations for claims re: 9-11-2001 is LONG past by any proper jurisdiction. As such, this is a "post facto" law and is totally, completely and irredeemably UNCONSTITUTIONAL not only in every jurisdiction of the US, and US Federal courts, but by every constituent and member entity of the UN and World Court. Thirdly, if allowed to stand, this law must also be applicable to claims against the United States and any-every contracted agent we have used. Now imagine for a moment what the liability of say, BLACKWATER is from claimants in Afghanistan and Iraq regarding property damage, economic losses, pain and suffering, etc. And how does the Senate intend to justify-define such American actions in foreign countries where there was never a declaration of war? How can [you] define that as anything *BUT* an on-going situation of "State-Sponsored Terrorism" and concomitant liability? Get ready, because this little knife cuts in both directions, and the momentary "feel-good" of pretending to call Saudi Arabia to account for 9-11 will be far, Far outweighed by the trillions of dollars in potential liability *WE* owe for military damages in non-declared wars from Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya Syria and much more. If this is a legal way to "go after" Saudi Arabia, it's legal for victims around the world to "go after" the United States.