Skip to comments.Adding insult to infamy (Obama trying to block Iran payments for 1983 Beirut barracks bombing)
Posted on 11/20/2009 6:31:31 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
On Veterans Day, Christine Devlin stood in the cold in Westwood for the unveiling of a new memorial to local soldiers lost overseas, including her son Michael, one of the 241 servicemen killed in the bombing of the US Marine barracks in Lebanon in 1983.
Devlin is among 30 Massachusetts relatives of victims of the Beirut attack who have been fighting for more than a decade to get compensation for what many consider the first major terrorist attack against the United States. After a federal judge ruled in 2007 that Iran was liable for $2.65 billion in damages to be shared by 150 families seeking restitution, they believed they were on the cusp of victory.
But now, the Obama administration is going to court to try to block payments from Iranian assets that the families lawyers want seized, contending that it would jeopardize sensitive negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program and establish a potentially damaging precedent.
In a little-noticed filing in federal court, the Justice Department is arguing that giving the money to the victims can have significant, detrimental impact on our foreign relations, as well as the reciprocal treatment of the United States and its extensive overseas property holdings.
The Obama administrations position is a blow to those like Devlin, who is still waiting for some measure of justice for her son, who was 21 when Hezbollah terrorists rammed a suicide truck bomb into the peacekeepers headquarters.
It is offensive that our government - the government that [the Marines] were fighting for, who sent them there - are against us collecting from Iran, Devlin said in an interview this week. I felt justice was going to be served, but so far it hasnt.
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And Zeros Islamofascist agenda keeps moving right along.
We need to flush this guy down the drain.
Wow, nice find.
Missed this in my local paper....just kidding. The Kansas City Red Star wouldn’t dream of reporting this story.
This should be shouted from the rooftops for all of America to hear. Although bottom line I don't believe the man is capable of shame.
he is anti-American!!! I will say it......
any American who votes for a demonrat....
is no American!!
Sensitive negotiations with Iran? Just what are those???
Besides, we all know what the result will be....NADA. If Israel doesn’t bomb those Iranian nuke sites Iran will have the bomb, period.
That’s funny... Somewhere I have a roll of Carter toilet paper. I wonder how much I could get on ebay.
Also, what is the dangerous precedent? Is this administration actually worried that the US might be liable for damages for previous wars?
I ask the question:
I believe that everything 0bama has done has:I beg of you, if you can think of anything post it on that thread.
A. weakened America
B. strengthened islam
C. attacked Israel
...or some combination of the above.
Can anyone cite something hes done that doesnt fit A, B and/or C?
How dare you insult a fine institution like the Midwest edition of Pravda!! While I’ll have you know that they print all the news that is sent to them by the White House! </sarc>
well on 1, he has quadrupled he debt, so no!
on 2, he has crippled the troops in the field and endangered all Americans, so no
on 3, he is worse than Arafat-ass, so no!!
You ask tough questions......
if Alex Trebek ever loses his job?
“Sensitive negotiations with Iran? Just what are those???”
Was wondering the same thing. Seems every time this guy rings up the nutjob, he gets the finger. I guess that is sensitive to Obama.
And leftist media jerks keep writing and saying that Obie respects our military. He used them for photo-ops, and nothing else.
He, as a good marxist, has contempt for our brave servicemen and women.
Jail to the traitor-in-chief.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus
Devlin is among 30 Massachusetts relatives of victims of the Beirut attack who have been fighting for more than a decade to get compensation for what many consider the first major terrorist attack against the United States. After a federal judge ruled in 2007 that Iran was liable for $2.65 billion in damages to be shared by 150 families seeking restitution, they believed they were on the cusp of victory. But now, the Obama administration is going to court to try to block payments from Iranian assets that the families' lawyers want seized, contending that it would jeopardize sensitive negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program and establish a potentially damaging precedent.Of course, he'll be more than happy to arrest US soldiers and ship them off for trials by corrupt Muzzie regimes anywhere in the world.
Makes my freakin’ blood boil!!!
This asshole did this for the Iranian hostages, too
I am done being polite about him.
Race. A Marine from your home town died in that 1983 bombing. He graduated with my youngest brother in 1981.
I don’t know, anymore, if I am disgusted by Obama or terrified of him.
I’m surprised the Globe got it out. I thought they were in full lock-step with the Obama administration at this point.
Every time I think I couldn’t despise him more he finds a new way to piss me off.
Obunghole IS the enemy within.
Joseph J. Mattacchione. Gave hometown as Sanford NC. Graduated WLHS. Attended there last 2 years, living with with one of his parents in WL. Other parent lived in NC.
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