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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Iran and Saudi Arabia: No Punishment for 9/11 Attacks and Murdering U.S. Troops

Iran and likely Saudi Arabia had roles in assisting al-Qaeda in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. and murdering U.S. troops in the wars that followed but they still haven’t suffered any major punishment for their actions.
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard B. Myers, at the Pentagon
Group Burial Marker during the Patriot Day Observance at
Arlington National Cemetery on Sept. 11, 2005. DoD photo by
Tech. Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald, U.S. Air Force. Photo courtesy
of DOD.

The U.S. legal system found Iran guilty in assisting al-Qaeda in the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Yet Iran hasn’t significantly suffered for that role even as it continues aiding terrorist organizations, and even as the U.S. attempts to normalize relations with it.

Worse still, Iran assisted al-Qaeda, other Sunni extremist groups, and Shia special groups that fought in Iraq and murdered U.S. troops from 2003 through 2011. Iran continues maintaining ties with various terrorist groups actively waging jihad in the Middle East and across the globe. Iran might even be benefitting from all the American blood it shed as its influence in Iraq and the Middle East appears to be increasing.

Saudi Arabia also likely had a role in the September 11 attacks. A New York Post report from late 2013 indicates that federal congressmen are indicating as much based on an official but classified report they have read:
A pair of lawmakers who recently read the redacted portion say they are “absolutely shocked” at the level of foreign state involvement in the attacks. 
Reps. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) can’t reveal the nation identified by it without violating federal law. So they’ve proposed Congress pass a resolution asking President Obama to declassify the entire 2002 report, “Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.” 
Some information already has leaked from the classified section, which is based on both CIA and FBI documents, and it points back to Saudi Arabia, a presumed ally.
A separate news report from late 2013 revealed that a federal court has allowed Saudi Arabia to be named as a defendant in a September 11 lawsuit:
A federal appeals court reinstated Saudi Arabia as a defendant Thursday in lawsuits claiming it had provided support to al-Qaida prior to the Sept. 11 attacks. 
A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said restoring Saudi Arabia was necessary to be consistent with a ruling by a different 2nd Circuit panel that allowed another lawsuit to go forward in which a man sued Afghanistan and other defendants for the death of his wife in the Sept. 11 attacks.”
Saudi Arabia also supported Islamic terrorist groups that murdered U.S. troops in Iraq and elsewhere, and continues supporting Islamic terrorists in the Middle East and across the globe.

Politicians, the media, and pundits haven’t paid much attention to the Iranian and Saudi roles in the September 11 attacks or their continued support of terrorism, and it doesn’t appear that they will any time soon.

Therefore, expect Iran and Saudi Arabia to continue being involved with terrorism in the Middle East and across the globe. And expect this to continue resulting in long-term problems for the U.S. and an increase in global conflict.

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