Jun 29 2009
Obama kisses the feet of Saudi Terror Financiers, pulls the rug out from 9/11 terrorists’ victims.
Families who lost loved ones on September 11 are angry over the news that the Obama Administration has intervened to prevent alleged Saudi terror financiers from lawsuits. On May 29 – just five days before President Obama made his first state visit to Saudi Arabia – Solicitor General Elena Kagan filed a brief arguing that it would be “unwarranted” for the Supreme Court to hear cases brought by the families against five of Saudi King Abdullah’s closest relatives for financing the attacks. The group, named the 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism, charges that “five Saudi princes knowingly and intentionally provided financial support to al Qaeda waging war on America.”
“By urging the high court to not review lower court decisions dismissing these these cases, the Obama Administration took the side of the Saudi princes over thousands of family members and survivors of the 9/ll attacks seeking justice and accountability in U.S. courts,” the families said.
They issued a second statement June 3, the day President Obama visited Saudi Arabia. It pointedly criticized the government as standing in the way of further investigation into 9/11:
“The Administration’s filing mocks our system of justice and strikes a blow against the public’s right to know the facts about who financed and supported the murder of 3,000 innocent people. It undermines our fight against terrorism and suggests a green light to terrorist sympathizers the world over that they can send money to al Qaeda without having to worry that they will be held accountable in the U.S. Courts for the atrocities that result.”
Motley Rice LLC, a South Carolina firm that is among the nation’s top tort-law firms, represents the September 11 families. They have put together reams of information linking the five Saudi princes to al Qaeda “in the months and years leading up to September 11, 2001.”
The solicitor general also argues that the victims’ families never alleged that the Saudi government or members of the Royal Family “personally committed the acts of terrorism against the United States or directed others to do so.” The government’s brief says that the claims that the Saudis helped finance the attacks falls outside the scope of the parameters for suing foreign governments.
“When you have a crown prince in Saudi Arabia laughing up his sleeve because the U.S. government supports them, it’s a twisted, twisted thing.” INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT
Evidence that the Saudis funded 9/11.
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