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US judge dismisses9 / 11lawsuit against Saudi royals

A US federal judge has dismissed charges against two members of the Saudi royal family of illicit dealings with Al-Qaeda's Osama Bin Laden. The one trillion dollar lawsuit argued that the Saudi leaders knowingly funded the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.
A US federal judge has dismissed charges against two members of the Saudi royal family of illicit dealings with Al-Qaeda's Osama Bin Laden. The one trillion dollar lawsuit argued that the Saudi leaders knowingly funded the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.

Filed by more than 900 family members of the attack's victims, injured firefighters and rescue workers, the lawsuit charged Saudi Arabia's defense minister and leader of Islamic affairs Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz of funding charities that he knew subsidized Bin Laden's terrorist organization.

The lawsuit also cites Saudi director of the Department of General Intelligence Prince Turki Al-Faisal and accuses him of paying off Bin Laden in exchange for a guarantee that his organization would not carry out attacks in the Kingdom.

"The claims against them for acts allegedly done in their official capacities will be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction," stated Columbia District Court Judge James Robertson. He said that there was little evidence from plaintiffs that Sultan or Turki acted as individuals or to cause murders and injuries in the attacks on New York and Washington.

In addition, the US Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 bars claims against foreign officials. The case's plaintiffs could not establish that their indictment met the numerous exceptions that would allow their claims to proceed, said Robertson. (menareport.com)

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hmm... 16.Nov.2003 16:45

this thing here

>the Saudi leaders knowingly funded the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington<

this is an interesting theory about where the money came from for 9-11 if in fact it was planned and paid for by people OTHER than al-qaida. it would tie in with the bin laden family/saudi royals/cia/al-qaida/bush family circle of business and history. it would also explain why attempts by fbi counter-terrorism agents to investigate saudi royals were blocked or hampered prior to 9-11. or maybe it's suggesting that there is no difference between the bin laden family, the saudi royals, the cia, the bush family and al-qaida...

i also wonder what happened to some 3 trillion dollars unaccounted for in recent years in defense spending. all that unlisted "black op" money waiting for somebody with a nasty idea to use...

Answers 17.Nov.2003 09:38

TheTroll

In the year before 911, over 800 Palestinians were murdfered by Zionist crusaders. over 180 before the first suicide bomber stuck. And ever time a Zionist crusader gunned down one of the vanquished locals, Democats and Republicans reloaded the guns, so that they can buy the religious fanatic votes and campain contributions of people who will not treat Palestinians as they would have Palestinians treat them. All my life, Democraps and republitrash have been buying a special intrest group's support with the blood of Palestinians. If Saudi leaders get nailed, for allegedly financing destruction and creating deaths, would America's political whores also be facing law suits, rather than leaving violence as the only possible responce of resistance fighters. Americans should call for Palestinians to bring suits against those who sold out America's peace for Zionist American votes. Because open justice can defeat the hatred of Muslims that was created when western nations gave Palestine, and the weapons to keep Palestine, to Zionist invadors. I can't even imagine the balls on American politicians who think they have a right to say who gets to live (literaly, all to often) in Palestine. Can anyone explain why American polititians have any authority to be forcing the Zionist crusade on Palestinians? Anyone at all? And to use public taxes to do it?