Skip to comments.Washington Protects the Terror Masters
Posted on 11/13/2007 4:03:58 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt
The Bush administration's counterterrorism policies appear tough, but inside the courtroom, they evaporate, consistently favoring not American terror victims, but foreign terrorists.
Consider a civil lawsuit arising from a September 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem. Hamas claimed credit for five dead and 192 wounded, including several Americans. On the grounds that the Islamic Republic of Iran had financed Hamas, five injured Americans students sued it for damages.
But no, the U.S. Department of Justice "entered this case as amicus curiae in support of Bank Melli." It did so, explained a spokeswoman for the Treasury Department, "to vindicate a correct reading" of the U.S. regulation. Its amicus brief appears decisively to have influenced the trial judge, Denise Cote, who adopted the joint Bank Melli-Justice Department position in toto and ruled in March 2006 against the funds being awarded to the victims. The latter appealed to the Second Circuit Court, but it too sided with the Justice Department, dismissing the suit in April 2007.
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There's another article posted that says the Bush Administration, as part of a secret deal with NorKo, will remove North Korea from the list of terror supporting States. Perhaps this is why the Bush Administration has said nothing about Israel's strike on the Syrian nuke plant, which appears to be a construction duplicating the NorKo's nuke plant and apparently with NorKo complicity. We can't let NorKo proliferation interfere with such a great deal with the NorKo's.
More and more, Bush's inner wimp and his elitist internationalism is coming to the for. We're going to have to keep an eagle eye on this guy until he's out of office.
Sadly I must agree, there was also a group of Fmr Desert Storm POW’s who sued Iraq and won, the “Justice” Dept then wouldn’t not allow them to collect their monetary award.
“Is there not something deeply flawed about the U.S. government consistently siding with terrorists and, according to Strachman, “never once supporting terrorism victims to collect their judgments in court”?”