U.S. court orders Iran and others to pay $6 billion for 9/11 attacks

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  1. SajeevJino

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    A US judge formally ordered Iran, Al-Qaeda and several other defendants Wednesday to pay $6 billion compensation to the victims of september 11, 2001, in a largely symbolic ruling.


    Although Iran denies any connection to
    9/11, it was included in the list of
    alleged culprits by the US District
    Court in New York, along with the
    Lebanese militant group Hezbollah,
    Afghanistan’s Taliban guerrillas and
    Al-Qaeda, which took credit for the
    massive terror attack.


    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali
    Khamenei is also named.

    However, the money, awarded for
    economic, personal and punitive
    damages for a total of $6,048,513,805,
    is unlikely to be recovered.


    Iran is in a tense standoff with the
    United States over multiple issues,
    especially its nuclear industry and
    alleged plan to build an atomic
    weapon. Iranian-backed Hezbollah has
    no relations with the United States.
    Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden,
    who is also named, was killed by US
    Navy SEALs in a raid inside Pakistan in
    2011. The Taliban are in an active war
    with US-led troops across Afghanistan.


    The ruling caps a series of court
    decisions prompted by lawsuits filed
    by families of 47 victims from among
    the nearly 3,000 killed on 9/11.
    Last year, Judge George Daniels signed
    a judgment in favor of the plaintiffs. A
    magistrate then calculated the
    recommended compensation, which
    Daniels on Wednesday approved in his
    ruling.


    Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda claimed
    responsibility for the attacks, in which
    hijacked airliners were used to bring
    down the World Trade Center towers
    in New York and to crash into the
    Pentagon near Washington.



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  3. spikey360

    spikey360 Crusader Senior Member

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    Very laughable indeed. Even the US courts have become a cog in American foreign policy.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Known_Unknown Devil's Advocate Stars and Ambassadors

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    US courts are not independent like Indian courts. A cursory study of US jurisprudence over the past four or five decades will show that the courts have always been pro-establishment and pro-business. In addition, the laws are always drafted in such a way as to screw over the common man. A minimum wage labourer actually pays a higher percentage of his income in tax here compared to multimillionaires. A very topsy turvy place indeed!
     
  6. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Your ignorance is truly awesome, your style is ridiculously pompous, and your post is entirely irrelevant. And yet, for me to point that out is a violation of the rules. That is what is topsy turvy.
     
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    Known_Unknown Devil's Advocate Stars and Ambassadors

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    And I forgot to mention, the US "justice" system is the only one among those that follow common law that also has provisions of secret grand jury indictments. Grand Juries are misused rampantly by the government to suppress political dissent.

    What Are Grand Juries?

     
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    thakur_ritesh Administrator Administrator

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    What happened to Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan?

    And Iran! Seriously?!
     
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