Thursday, August 2, 2012

Judge Rules al-Qaeda and Iran Must Pay Billions to 9/11 Families

A federal judge in New York has ruled that al-Qaeda and Iran were responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks and has ordered them to pay victim families $6 billion in compensation.

On Monday, U.S. Magistrate Frank Maas imposed civil penalties and said the money would be paid to 110 survivors and the estates of 47 victims.

A plaintiff’s legal team said it may seek the seizure of Iranian assets in order to pay the families.

In December of 2011, a federal district court in Manhattan ruled that Iran and Hezbollah materially and directly supported al-Qaeda in the attacks.

“The families have waited a very long time for this day and they have been through a lot. So I was greatly relieved that the families received an answer to the question that they asked me ten years ago: they asked who was the responsible party? How did this happen? Today a federal court judge has said that a principal responsible party is the Islamic Republic of Iran,” said Thomas E. Mellon, Jr. of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, law firm of Mellon Webster & Shelly, the lead attorney in the case.

Attorneys based their case on conclusions made by the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation “regarding an apparent link between Iran, Hezbollah, and the 9/11 hijackers, following the Commission’s own eleventh-hour discovery of significant National Security Agency intercepts,” according to the Havlish, et al vs. Osama Bin Laden, Iran, et al website. Read more.......

7 comments:

  1. I thought judges were smart, they still think it is an outside job.

    How many countries were involved in 9/11, time to sue the whole world. America is an angry dog with lots of fleas.

    Obama, will you allow America to sue your muslim brothers. Save your muslim brothers for Allah.

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  2. Zeitgeist: the movie (2007). Learn the truth about September 11 2001. The government has brainwashed your mind with lies! America attacked itself for an excuse to go to war. Watch the movie!!!! The truth was broken down in it and shows how they tried to cover up the truth!!

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  4. And how is the judicial system going to enforce those convictions ?

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