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    Default This is truly unbelievable, US Judge orders Iran to pay $2.6 billion

    When will US compensate Russia for supporting militants in Afghanistan in the 80s? 15,000 thousand dead. When will USA pay Iran for supporting Hussein during Iran-Iraq war? Hundreds of thousands dead. When will USA pay to all the Vietnamese that were murdered. 1.5 million dead. when will USA pay all the victims in Lebanon and Palestine that died at the hands of Israelis? Hundreds of thousands dead. The list goes on.

    This sum that is supposed to cover 1000 people comes out to more than 2 million dollars per person. I think USA pays about $2K every time it kills Afghan civilians during air strikes. Interesting from every angle.



    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has ordered Iran to pay more than $2.6 billion to nearly 1,000 family members and a handful of survivors of the 1983 bombing of a marine barracks in Lebanon.

    U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth issued his decision on Friday, despite the uncertainty Iran will ever pay.

    "This court is sadly aware that there is little it can do to heal the physical wounds and emotional scars," Lamberth wrote in his ruling.

    "The court hopes this extremely sizable judgment will serve to aid in the healing process and simultaneously sound the alarm to the defendants that their unlawful attack on our citizens will not be tolerated," Lamberth said.
    "The fact that almost 1,000 individuals sought redress in this action confirms the sheer number of individuals whose lives were forever altered as a result of this senseless attack," Lamberth said.

    The October 23, 1983, attack on a U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut killed 241 soldiers, and prompted the withdrawal of the remaining Marines who were in Lebanon on a U.N.-sanctioned peacekeeping mission.

    Although the militant group Hezbollah carried out the suicide bombing, Lamberth ruled in 2003 that Iran was legally responsible for supporting Hezbollah with financial and logistical support to carry out the attack.

    http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/washi...=1&oref=slogin
    Last edited by Big; 09-08-2007 at 07:35 PM.

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    Default Re: This is truly unbelievable, US Judge orders Iran to pay $2.6 billion

    Does the print in bold sound familiar?

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    An unlawful attack on our citizens? Sounds a lot like 9/11. I had a number of friends who served during that attack in Beirut and only one lived. He survived because he was doing sit-ups in his office and the desk in that office was blown on top of him, which shielded him from from the falling debris. Fifteen years later he died of cancer (not related to the bombing).

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