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Ridiculous: American Judge Orders IRAN to Pay $10.5 BILLION for 9/11

21st Century Wire says…

We’re willing to bet this is the most ‘absurd and ridiculous’ story you will read all year.

Watch a video of this report here:

US District Judge George Daniels of New York has ruled that Iran must pay $10.5 billion for alleged complicity in the 9/11 attacks.

Tehran was ordered to pay $7.5 billion to 9/11 victims’ families, including $2 million to each victim’s estate for pain and suffering, and another $6.88 million in punitive damages. Moreover, businesses that were interrupted by the attacks were ruled to be entitled to an additional $3 billion from Iran.

Just last year, the same judge ruled that Saudi Arabia, a key US ally in the Middle East, was legally cleared from any involvement in the attacks and had sovereign immunity in the case.

Iran Press Editor-in-Chief Emad Abshenas explains why this is so ridiculous:

“Fifteen out of the 19 terrorists were Saudi citizens, which happens to be America’s best friend,”

“The remaining four terrorists lived in Saudi Arabia and enjoyed Saudi support,”

“Therefore the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks had nothing to do with Iran.”

Moreover, al Qaeda, the supposed perpetrators, are a Sunni group, while Iran is intensely Shia that is the ideological opposite of the terror group.

A senior aide to Iran’s parliamentary speaker, Hossein Sheikholeslam, says the decision is completely ‘absurd and ridiculous’:

“I never heard about this ruling and I’m very much surprised because the judge had no reason whatsoever to issue such a ruling, Iran never took part in any court hearings related to the events of September 11, 2001,”

“Even if such an absurd and ridiculous decision has been made, the charges simply hold no water because Iran has never been mentioned at any stage of the investigation and the trials that followed.”

Despite known neocon dreams of a war with Iran, even President George W. Bush said:

“There was no direct connection between Iran and the attacks of September 11.”

How exactly this ruling will be enforced is anyone’s guess, as getting a sovereign state to pay up for a court ruling in a foreign country is notoriously difficult.

What might be worthy of further investigation is why exactly this ruling has been made now. RT says Bloomberg reported that these damages could potentially be claimed from frozen Iranian assets in the US under sanctions. Is a certain neocon faction moving through the court system to circumvent Obama’s historic deal with Iran?

The exoneration of Saudi Arabia by the exact same judge is also particularly interesting. Who exactly is Judge Daniels associated with and where do his interests really lie? Saudi ties to the alleged 9/11 hijackers cannot be refuted, and neither can the nation’s extremely intimate relationship with the US.

A final point worth remembering is that none of the hijackers, or any Iranians for that matter, had anything to do with the destruction of Building 7 on the afternoon of 9/11. Perhaps Judge Daniels could find a better use for his time by investigating that instead.

Why do you think this ruling has been made, and why now?

GET THE FACTS ABOUT 9/11: 21st Century Wire 9/11 Files



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