I believe Saudi Arabia has a stance in the middle East and may have had strong tensions with the US in the past. There role in possible terrorist links should be accounted for and they should be partially blamed for many issues Americans are facing now. There country is greedy and I believe they have stolen a lot from the US.
There was a investigation led by the government into what happened, and they found no links to Saudi officials. Regardless of whether people believe in all the 9/11 conspiracy theories or not, the matter needs to be laid to rest. The Saudis have a lot of business interests in the US, therefore, if people choose to sue members of the Saudi government, there is likely to be a major reduction of Saudi investment in the US.
The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA that tabled by the families of 9/11 victims, to allow to charge any Saudi citizen was not rational then, and it is not fair today. Undoubtedly, the bill which was passed by the US Congress is going to create a wave of criticism all over the world. How shortsighted not to make minor dispensations that would keep the historic relations between Saudi Arabia and the US. As David Hamod, president and CEO of the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce puts it, “ Saudi Arabia is one the world's largest oil exporters with the biggest economy in the Gulf, and has every right to choose other business partners from in Europe and Asia.”
The Senate was acting in the interests of the US, not Saudi Arabia, as they should be. They are looking to protect national security, which is strongly threatened by ISIS at this time. The Saudis may be upset, but the Senate must put our needs as a country first and foremost.
After 9/11, Saudi Arabia ran a bunch of television ads saying that they were a friend of the United States. This is not true. Most of the terrorists were trained in Saudi Arabia. The country wants to pretend that it's on good terms with the United States in order to manipulate the United States politically.