What’s that? You didn’t know that Iran was involved in plotting the 9/11 jihad attacks? It’s all in my forthcoming book, The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS, which you can preorder here. The 9/11 attacks were a marvelous example of Sunni/Shi’ite cooperation against the Infidel.
Anyway, no doubt the Ayatollah Khamenei is writing out a check as we speak.
“Iran ordered to pay billions to families of victims of 9/11 terror attacks,” by Juliane Helmhold, Jerusalem Post, May 2, 2018:
By court order, Iran is to pay billions of dollars to the families of the September 11 terror attacks, The Hill reported on Tuesday evening.
US District Judge George Daniels ruled that the Islamic Republic and other institutions must pay $12.5 million per spouse, $8.5 million per parent, $8.5 million per child and $4.25 million per sibling killed in the incident, according to the report.
The lawsuit was first filed in 2004 and was joined by families of the over 1,000 victims of the attack. It accused Iran, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran for aiding the 2001 hijackers although the 9/11 Commission never found direct evidence for Iran’s involvement.
The lawsuit was only able to proceed in 2016, when Congress passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, permitting the families of the victims to sue state actors for the terror attacks. Then-President Barack Obama had vetoed the law, arguing it could set a dangerous precedent but Congress overrode that veto.
According to the report, the ruling will probably turn out to be largely symbolic, as Iran is very unlikely to ever pay the damages, which in total amount to 6 billion dollars. There would be no feasible way to force the Islamic Republic, which never even responded to the lawsuit, to make the payment….