In the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001 many in time came to suspect the Saudi Government, and the connection to the terrorists that
brought that day to the world in an all to real series of attacks that claimed many lives. Most of those involved in those attacks were all Saudi.
Today a judge overseeing lawsuits by victims, which included Multibillion dollar lawsuits filed on behalf of thousands of survivors, victims, and
insurers that assert that more than 200 defendants aided al-Qaeda, made a ruling which could lead to a dismissal in the these and other cases in favor
of Saudi Arabia.
Bloomberg.com Full Article
Jan. 18 (Bloomberg) -- The judge overseeing lawsuits by victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks dismissed some claims that Saudi Arabia provided
``massive'' financial and logistical support to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network.
Multibillion dollar lawsuits filed on behalf of thousands of survivors, victims, and insurers assert that more than 200 defendants aided al-Qaeda.
Ruling in eight the cases today, U.S. District Judge Richard Casey dismissed claims against Saudi Arabia, Saudi princes, and some banks. Saudi Arabia
still faces similar claims in other cases overseen by Casey.
The ruling will probably lead to a dismissal in the other cases in favor of Saudi Arabia, the banks, and the princes, said Justin Green, a
plaintiff's lawyer at Kreindler & Kreindler who represents more than 500 victims.
``We've very disappointed in the number of defendants that were dismissed,'' Green said in an interview. ``We believe we're entitled to take a
look at their banking records.'' Green said the plaintiffs haven't yet decided whether to appeal.
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Well, there you have it.. Not guilty?
I am sure the Saudis are quite happy now, along with Royal status comes great wealth for the Saudi government. And it seems they have defended
themselves very well.
The victims of the attacks of 9/11/01 have had their day in court. or have they?
All we can do now is watch these cases draw to a close.
[edit on 18-1-2005 by UM_Gazz]