Topic: Well, I suppose it's sort of the right idea...
Babbler # 625
posted 04 September 2002 09:01 PM
September 11th Victims Sue Al-Qaeda, Osama, and Iraq
Victims and relatives of victims of the 11
September tragedy are suing Iraq and its
leader Saddam Hussein for their alleged role in
the attacks on the United States.
Two lawsuits are being filed
by 1,400 plaintiffs in a
Manhattan federal court to
demand a total of more than
$1,000bn from Saddam
Hussein, Osama Bin Laden
and his al-Qaeda network
and the former Taleban
rulers in Afghanistan.
The lawsuit provides as evidence an article by
a journalist with alleged links to Iraqi
intelligence who said that Bin Laden was
planning to attack the Pentagon and the White
Naeem Abd Muhalhal
wrote in Al Nasiriyah
newspaper on 21 July
2001 - just six weeks
before the attacks - that
Bin Laden would "strike
America on the arm that
is already hurting",
apparently referring to the
1993 bombing of the
He also said that Bin
Laden would "curse
Frank Sinatra every
time he hears his
songs", apparently a
reference to the song New York, New York.
Families of victims have been pursuing a court
action against al-Qaeda, the Taleban, the
country of Sudan and several members of the
Saudi royal family since August in a court in
the District of Columbia.
I think they've got the right idea (well, at least it's better than cluster bombing), but I can't help but feel that a grade 12 Law student with a modest average could poke holes in their case.
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