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Saudi royals funded 911: Lawyers

Posted By admin On June 25, 2009 @ 7:50 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

ERIC LICHTBLAU
NY Times [1]
Thursday, 25th June, 2009

Documents gathered by lawyers for the families of Sept. 11 victims provide new evidence of extensive financial support for Al Qaeda and other extremist groups by members of the Saudi royal family, but the material may never find its way into court because of legal and diplomatic obstacles.

The case has put the Obama administration in the middle of a political and legal dispute, with the Justice Department siding with the Saudis in court last month in seeking to kill further legal action. Adding to the intrigue, classified American intelligence documents related to Saudi finances were leaked anonymously to lawyers for the families. The Justice Department had the lawyers’ copies destroyed and now wants to prevent a judge from even looking at the material.

The Saudis and their defenders in Washington have long denied links to terrorists, and they have mounted an aggressive and, so far, successful campaign to beat back the allegations in federal court based on a claim of sovereign immunity.

Allegations of Saudi links to terrorism have been the subject of years of government investigations and furious debate. Critics have said that some members of the Saudi ruling class pay off terrorist groups in part to keep them from being more active in their own country.

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[3] 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

[4] Iran Links US-funded Terrorists to Saudi-DEA Bomb Plot: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-links-us-funded-terrorists-to-saudi-dea-bomb-plot.html

[5] 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

[6] US-Saudi Funded Terrorists Sowing Chaos in Pakistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-saudi-funded-terrorists-sowing-chaos-in-pakistan.html

[7] Assange Lawyers Harassed By Security Services: http://www.prisonplanet.com/assange-lawyers-harassed-by-security-services.html

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