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U.S. court rules Saudi Arabia immune in 9/11 case

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posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 03:27 PM
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U.S. court rules Saudi Arabia immune in 9/11 case


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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, four princes and other Saudi entities are immune from a lawsuit filed by victims of the September 11 attacks and their families alleging they gave material support to al Qaeda, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.

The ruling by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a 2006 ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Casey dismissing a claim against Saudi Arabia, a Saudi charity, four princes and a Saudi banker of providing material support to al Qaeda before the September 11 attacks.

The victims and their families argued that because the defendants gave money to Muslim charities that in turn gave money to al Qaeda, they should be held responsible for helping to finance the attacks.

The appeals court found that the defendants are protected under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

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posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 03:27 PM
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Given the extreme nature (and the state support) of the Wahabbi sect of Islam and Al Qeada by many of the elite in Saudi Arabia... there is responsiblity there for what happened here... that is obvious...

... can you say OIL?

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posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 05:16 PM
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Its so convienent how immunity get thrown around instead of letting the legal system find the truth.

Instead of using a legal investigation to determine if Saudi Arabia is guilty, lets just let them off the hook.

Instead of investigating to see if the Telcoms did anything illegal, we will just let them off the hook.

Instead of letting Scooter Libby sit in prison for the crime he committed, lets just commute him and let him off the hook.



Same goes for the bank and airline bailouts. Some of the same people who push for free market without govt regulation or intervention, are the same ones who are ready to bail out airlines and banks, instead of letting the free market allow them to fail.

What happened to the rule of law.

In the government of this commonwealth, the legislative department shall never exercise the executive and judicial powers or either of them: the executive shall never exercise the legislative and judicial powers, or either of them: the judicial shall never exercise the legislative and executive powers, or either of them: to the end it may be a government of laws and not of men.
John Adams— Massachusetts Constitution, Part The First, art. XXX (1780).



posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 05:19 PM
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The last paragraph is especially interesting. So because the US govt says they are not a state sponser of terror, they are immune.


The court also noted that exceptions to the immunity rule do not apply because Saudi Arabia has not been designated a state sponsor of terrorism by the U.S. State Department.



posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 09:11 AM
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The vast majority of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi as is Bin laden and the majority of his financial backers (as I understand it) not to mention the state supported Wahabbi sect of Islam and its clerics have called for jahid on the west... So what they need is the Saudi king to explicitly say he supports terrorism?

Its a scam and a cover up and a buy off.

I am not by the way anti-Islamic, far from it, I am rater anti extremist regardless of religion, political leaning or stripe.



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