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Judge Awards 9/11 Families Billions

Judge Awards 9/11 Families Billions

Published: Aug. 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A New York City judge awarded $6 billion to the families of Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack victims in their lawsuit against al-Qaida and parties in Iran.

U.S. Magistrate Frank Maas' Monday ruling was the first to impose civil penalties against those responsible for the 2001 terror plot that killed nearly 3,000 people, the New York Daily News reported.

The $6 billion would be paid out to 110 survivors and the estates of 47 victims, including Victor Saracini, who was the captain of United Airlines Flight 175, which struck the south tower of the World Trade Center.

"It's hard being happy, but I am happy about it," said Saracini's wife, Ellen, of Yardley, Pa. "But it opens up old wounds. We were never in it for a lawsuit. I wanted to know what happened to my husband."

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These were very well off people who had money for an expensive bought atty, fought and won. nothing more.
the rich got richer.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

The banging of the war drums

The banging of the war drums is deafening. I think my ears are starting to bleed.

9/11 Fund to be paid by IRAN???

Wow, this makes no sense but it's 'legal'...

Plaintiffs' lawyer Tom Mellon said his legal team may seek the seizure of Iranian state assets overseas.

Last year, U.S. District Judge George Daniels found Iran, its Grand Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei and the regime's Lebanese client, Hezbollah, aided al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden and the Taliban in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

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Nevermind

Saudi Arabia, where 15 of the supposed 19 hijackers were from. It's now Iran's fault. What a steaming pile.

I see that "Bandar Bush" is currently MIA.
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/07/31/bandar-bush-mia/