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$116 Trillion Lawsuit, Moral Crusade or Petty Money Grab?

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posted on Aug, 17 2002 @ 02:40 AM
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Seems some of the families of the victims of the sept 11th attacks wish to be reimbursed for their anguish, and reimbursed quite handsomely you must admit.

www.cnn.com...

$116Trillion dollars between 600 odd family members plus some firefighters and rescue workers. Whats that, $185Billion or so each? Not to detract from the loss they have suffered, and I dont believe you can put a price on human life, but that just seems a little bit exorbidant.

Maybe its just the way they are putting their argument forwards that is so annoying, they seem to be pushing the idea that this lawsuit will bankrupt the terrorists.


"It's up to us, and I think we can do it," she said. "It's up to us to bankrupt the terrorists and those who finance them so they will never again have the resources to commit such atrocities against the American people as we experienced on September 11."


Oh, and along the way they all become insanely rich, what a happy coincidence.




posted on Aug, 17 2002 @ 04:24 PM
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Kano, I never knew that there was that mugh money in the world!!!


Where's the money gonna come from?? Whos going to be responsible??



posted on Aug, 17 2002 @ 07:39 PM
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They may have a case for a wrongful death. But I would be surprised if they ever saw any money.I also don't think its a very healthful thing to do.These people suffered a tremendous loss,and more than likely this case will go on for years.They will not have a chance too move forward.



posted on Aug, 18 2002 @ 04:23 AM
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Im curious as to 'who' they are actually suing? Terrorist groups? Foreign Governments? If it is companies operating on American (or any of its allies) soil then I suppose it makes sense, but if it is Terrorist organisations or foreign governments then I think its a bit pointless. I mean, I dont think some Terrorist group will hand over all their funds just because an American court says they have to, as the same with a foreign government. And if it is companies operating on American soil, then surelly they would not have anywhere near that much money in the first place? In my opinion, I think it is good 'ol American oportunism. Make money from a tragic situation. Very sad.



posted on Aug, 18 2002 @ 05:24 AM
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If they do what they say they're going to, that's fine with me. If the reason truly is to put the terrorist sponsors nuts in a vice, that's a good thing, ain't it?
Even making money off their loved ones death is OK by me, if we can screw the Saudi's, and the terrorist money backers at the same time.
But, as I stated before, pissing the Saudi's off right now might not be in out best interest.

But, again, that's why we have the 75th Ranger Battalion, and the 82nd Airborne. We can "own" any airbase, anytime, anywhere.

"You call, we'll fall. 18 hours or less, money back guarantee. World Wide Service Provider."

BTW, WTF is this "junior member" sh1t ??

[Edited on 07-06-2002 by NAVSPECOPS]



posted on Aug, 19 2002 @ 05:23 AM
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Cool.
This will be an interesting test case, if they win even a fraction of that cash do you know how many Brits are going to sue American Companys for Funding the I.R.A. !



posted on Aug, 19 2002 @ 05:34 AM
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This isn't a test case. This is nothing new. Ever heard of Lockerbee (sp?) Scotland, and a PanAm plane that blew up over it? A similar suit was made. Libya finally settled with the families.



posted on Aug, 19 2002 @ 05:44 AM
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hmmm ... intrigueing that you bring up lockerbie. the lockerbie trial could only work because the terrorists were sponsored - some say even ordered - by the libyan government. however, bin laden is largely self-financed, his regime is largely destroyed, the taliban also. there's no one to sue.

the point is the amounts of money involved. the lockerbie families got some money. not a great deal. nothing compared to the ludicrous Trillion dollar sum.

its a complete farse.

- qo.



posted on Aug, 19 2002 @ 05:45 AM
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"It's up to us, and I think we can do it," she said. "It's up to us to bankrupt the terrorists and those who finance them so they will never again have the resources to commit such atrocities against the American people as we experienced on September 11."

and this is just laughable. i can't believe people can actually think this # up.

- qo.



posted on Aug, 19 2002 @ 11:04 AM
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Maybe if you where in there shoes,you would'nt find it so laughable.Have you ever dealt with death? Have you ever lost someone they way these people did?My guess is no.



posted on Aug, 19 2002 @ 11:07 AM
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yeah but at the same time whilst I can understand how greif may lead you to sorryow, I have no idea why its turned these people onto profiteering and gross stupidity......



posted on Aug, 19 2002 @ 11:45 AM
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I suspect they just made up a number and threw it out there.They must also realise that they probably won't see any of it.



posted on Aug, 28 2002 @ 10:47 AM
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Originally posted by nyeff
Maybe if you where in there shoes,you would'nt find it so laughable.Have you ever dealt with death? Have you ever lost someone they way these people did?My guess is no.

I can't say i do but while i watched the 11/9 attack, there was an arab guy standig next to me explaining how many of his people died from american missiles. You don't see them sueing companies/government for their loss. (please, don't take this wrong, civillians being killed in a war can never be justified)

But is looks more like they do it to get any legal rights to get the money from the terrorists. That also explains the extremely high settlement, they do not want Bin Laden & co to have anything left. The hardest thing will be the proof needed to get compensation, there is almost no link between anybody and the 11/9.

I hope they donate most of the money to charity, to prove they are in it for the cause and not the money.



posted on Sep, 6 2002 @ 07:24 PM
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116 TRILLIONS???!!!
WHAT THE #ING CRAP ARE THEY THINKING?????!!!!!!!!!
DO THEY REALLY THINK THEY ARE GOING TO PAY THAT?????
FOR ME THATS A #IN PENNY GRAB, THEY ARE USING THE DEATHS OF THEIR HUSBANDS TO MAKE $$$ THEY SHOULD BURN IN THE DEEPEST, DARKEST, HOTTSES PITS OF THE FIERY HELL!!!!!!!



posted on Sep, 14 2002 @ 06:14 AM
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As I stated before, I think it's a good thing to hit "them" in their pocketbook. I seriously doubt if they'll see any of the cash, but it's making a point. But, as previously mentioned, I don't know if pissing the Saudi's off right now is such a good thing, we may have to use the Prince Sultan Air Base in the near future.

BTW, nyeff, I have dealt with death, up close and personal. As a Vietnam Vet, I lost good friends, and comrades, maybe I can sue the North Vietnamese Government, whaddya think...



posted on Sep, 14 2002 @ 06:58 AM
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It seemed that every TV station and every newspaper in the UK had an appeal for money for the victims of 9/11.I'm sure this was the same all around the world.This for people who worked in The World Trade Centre probably some of the best insured people in the world working in one of the best insured buildings in the world.How many millions were raised worldwide?The victims families have my sincere sympathy but I believe Charity should be for those who need it.



posted on Sep, 14 2002 @ 09:04 AM
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I think it's pretty obvious that the suit is just to make a point. I mean the US economy only generates about $9trillion or so.
What I find disturbing is families arguing who should get what proportion of the Sept 11 fund.





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