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Judge awards $300M in each of 2 suicide bombings

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posted on May, 20 2011 @ 07:51 AM
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I did a title search and found no results.

It looks like being victim of a suicide bombing really pays off. Money solves everything.


Judge awards $300M in each of 2 suicide bombings

WASHINGTON – A federal judge has awarded $300 million in punitive damages in each of two suicide bombings blamed on Iran and Iranian-backed Islamic groups.

One of Thursday's rulings came on behalf of the family of Alan Beer, a U.S. citizen who was killed in Jerusalem in 2003 in the bombing of a bus by the Iran-backed organization Hamas.

The other award was made to American citizen Seth Haim, his father and his brother. They were injured in the 1995 bombing of a bus in the Gaza Strip by the Iranian-supported Shaqaqi Faction of the Palestine Islamic Jihad.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said he was making the awards — which will be difficult, perhaps impossible, for the families to collect — in the interest of deterring future terrorist attacks.

In both cases, survivors sued Iran and so to collect Lamberth's award, their lawyers must find Iranian assets in a country with judges willing to order those assets seized on their behalf based on Lamberth's rulings.

news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110519/ap_on_go_ot/us_iran_awards

I think that this is a waste of resources here. Is this really going to make a difference?




U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said he was making the awards — which will be difficult, perhaps impossible, for the families to collect — in the interest of deterring future terrorist attacks.


This is the most absurd statement ever. A lawsuit is going to deter future attacks.


What a waste of time.




posted on May, 20 2011 @ 07:58 AM
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I can see it now. I'm-A-Dinner-Jacket is quaking in his boots. "Oh, noes! The US is mad at us! What ever will we do??!!!!!!"


Well, I hope the families have a sense of satisfaction or justification, or whatever. 'Cause that's all they'll ever get.



posted on May, 20 2011 @ 08:03 AM
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Wait so technically doesn't this mean that the families of every person who died in the Egyptian revolution can sue America for backing the government and military and providing them with arms? What a turn of events that would be if all of the victims in the middle east etc turned around and started suing NATO and the US.



posted on May, 20 2011 @ 08:13 AM
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So families of all the Iranians killed by the US backed terror group Jundallah need to get their cases together.



posted on May, 20 2011 @ 08:22 AM
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oops, reading fail
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posted on May, 21 2011 @ 12:13 AM
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What about the families killed in US air strikes against libya right now, the afghan war, or the iraq war?



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