Absurd Verdict

A federal U.S. district court yesterday ordered, besides al-Qaeda, absurdly also Afghanistan Taliban guerrillas,  Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iran to pay $6 billion compensation to the 11 September 2001 victims. As plaintiffs in The Havlish v. Iran 2004 lawsuit report the verdict even mentions Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

“A May 14, 2001 memorandum from inside the Iranian government demonstrat[ing]es that Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, was aware of the impending attacks and instructing intelligence operatives to restrict communications to existing contacts with al Qaeda’s Ayman al Zawahiri and Hizballah’s Imad Mughniyah.” (Emphasis added.)

So, Iran is mainly blamed because some of the hijackers seem to have passed through the country on their way to carrying out the attacks. Quite pathetic in particular when considering the origin of most (Saudi Arabia; the alleged mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, is a Kuwaiti) and from where some of them had hatched the attacks (Hamburg in Germany).

And given the fact that President George W. Bush himself had been briefed about a possible terror attack by Osama bin Laden’s group on American soil more than  one month before the strike.

The judgment had been issued already in December last year by Judge George Daniels. Global Research’s Julie Lévesque has documented the case, see here.

5 October 2012 @ 8:04 am.

Last update October 5, 2012.

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