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Thu Dec 19, 2013, 03:12 PM

U.S. court revives 9/11 victims' case against Saudi Arabia

Source: Reuters

U.S. court revives 9/11 victims' case against Saudi Arabia

NEW YORK Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:06pm EST

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday revived claims by families of victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks who alleged that Saudi Arabia provided material support to al Qaeda.

Reversing a lower court ruling, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said "the interests of justice" justified reviving the claims, in light of a 2011 decision that allowed similar claims to proceed against Afghanistan.

Writing for a three-judge panel, Circuit Judge Chester Straub said it would be "anomalous" to treat the two sets of plaintiffs differently.

After the attacks, victims' families began suing Saudi Arabia and other alleged al Qaeda associates and supporters in 2002. They alleged that charities acting as agents of Saudi Arabia knowingly provided funding and other support to al Qaeda.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Howard Goller and Gunna Dickson)


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Politicalboi Dec 2013 #1

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Thu Dec 19, 2013, 03:37 PM

1. You're suing the WRONG people


Go to Texas and sue Bush/Cheney. If Saudi's did 9/11, why didn't we attack them? How come people who believe the 9/11 Commission don't wonder why we didn't attack Saudi Arabia. Why did we let Saudi families leave the US? Why did we open up our skies ONLY to them?

These people need new lawyers. Lawyers who know where the blame lays.

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