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Lloyd’s insurer sues Saudi Arabia for ‘funding 9/11 attacks’

Posted By admin On September 19, 2011 @ 3:04 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Cahal Milmo,
London Independent [1]
Sept 19, 2011

A Lloyd’s insurance syndicate has begun a landmark legal case against Saudi Arabia, accusing the kingdom of indirectly funding al-Qa’ida and demanding the repayment of £136m it paid out to victims of the 9/11 attacks.

The Brighton-based Lloyd’s 3500 syndicate, which paid $215m compensation to companies and individuals involved, alleges that the oil-rich Middle Eastern superpower bears primary responsibility for the atrocity because al-Qa’ida was supported by banks and charities acting as “agents and alter egos” for the Saudi state.

The detailed case, which names a number of prominent Saudi charities and banks as well as a leading member of the al-Saud royal family, will cause embarrassment to the Saudi government, which has long denied claims that Osama bin Laden’s organisation received official financial and practical support from his native country.

Outlined in a 156-page document filed in western Pennsylvania, where United Airlines flight 93 crashed on 9/11, the claim suggests that the nine defendants “knowingly” provided resources, including funding, to al-Qa’ida in the years before the attack and encouraged anti-Western sentiment which increased support for the terror group.

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[1] London Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/lloyds-insurer-sues-saudi-arabia-for-funding-911-attacks-2356857.html

[2] U.S. court rules Saudi Arabia immune in 9/11 case: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-court-rules-saudi-arabia-immune-in-911-case.html

[3] Iran and Saudi Arabia helped Al-Qaeda carry out 9/11 attacks, claims new book: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-and-saudi-arabia-helped-al-qaeda-carry-out-911-attacks-claims-new-book.html

[4] Saudi Arabia, UAE funded jihadi networks in Pakistan: Wikileaks cable: http://www.prisonplanet.com/saudi-arabia-uae-funded-jihadi-networks-in-pakistan-wikileaks-cable.html

[5] Report: Saudi Arabia to buy nukes if Iran tests A-bomb: http://www.prisonplanet.com/saudi-nuclear-weapons.html

[6] RBS, Lloyds Get $51 Billion in Second Bank Bailout: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rbs-lloyds-get-51-billion-in-second-bank-bailout.html

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