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Justice Dept. Backs Saudi Royal Family on 9/11 Lawsuit

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    Interesting story as Obama's Mideast trip awaits:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/30/us/politics/30families.html?ref=global-home

    Hmmm :confused:
     
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    9/11 Families Angered As U.S. Backs Saudis - CBS News

     
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    9/11 Families Angered As U.S. Backs Saudis - CBS News
    • Not expecting this really to go anywhere but it is interesting.
     
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    Saudi Arabia and the Bin Laden family have America by the balls. Even though most of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudis, the entire Bin Laden family was allowed to leave America right after 9/11 even though all airspace was shut down, and we went into Afghanistan and Iraq instead of looking at Saudi Arabia. That is how powerful they are and how much they have us by the balls.
     
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    Backing the Saudis is sickening. And people doubt this government wasn't somehow complicit:bricks:
     
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    I didn't click the link, but if it means what I think it does, then the ruling says the families can't sue SA right? Well, why would they be able to in the first place?
     
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    Post #3 here is pretty good ... alleging AQ used government officials who hid behind the government ... all alleged of course. It would be nice to see the classified info we have on these government officials and government protected front companies in SA.
    9/11 Families Angered As U.S. Backs Saudis - CBS News
     
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    I guess we could begin with state sponsorship of terror? Pump and dump financial holdings?

    “[The] plaintiffs are suing seven international banks; eight Islamic foundations, charities and their subsidiaries; individual terrorist financiers; the Saudi bin Laden Group; three Saudi princes; and the government of Sudan for allegedly bankrolling the terrorist al Qaeda network, Osama bin Laden and the Taliban,” reported CNN.​

    The Dept. of Justice claims Saudi Arabia "is party to a sovereign state and cannot be sued in American courts." NOT, however, that there is no merit to details of the case.

    This is a cave-in by Obama, and very disappointing. But then, considering the world is running out of oil, and that Saudi has 25% of what left? I suppose I understand Barack's "greater good" stance here.
     
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    Was not aware that the decisions of our court system could enforce anything they decided in another sovereign country?? Aren't there jurisdictional issues here??
     
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    I'm sure you'd be as forgiving, or understanding, if it were "Boy King" doing the same.

    Hey, guess what? Meet the new guy (Obama), same as all the old guys.
     
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    Nice try. Who said I forgave anyone? It's disgusting, in terms of honesty and justice.

    All I said was I understood why he played the political game.
     
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    All I'm basically saying is that he's politics as usual, and alot of people are ok with that, who weren't ok with such things in the past.
     
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    Why don't they sue Rex Tillerson?
     

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