9/11 Victims Are Now Suing Saudi Arabia – Here’s Why
Over the past few days, more than 800 Americans filed a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia. These people are either victims or family members of those who tragically passed away on the 9/11 events. But why did they do this now, so many years later?
Well, it seems like it’s been quite a few years of fighting with the law for the trial to take place. Naturally, private citizens are not allowed to sue a foreign government for being allegedly involved in international terrorism. However, the perseverance of the people made it happen.
One of the most shocking insights of the trial is that it took over 135 pages to name everyone who died or was injured in the 9/11 attack. Right now, victims are looking for monetary damages from the Saudi Arabian government.
The main accusation of the lawsuit is that the Saudi Arabian government supports al-Qaeda. Furthermore, the Saudi government may have known at least 3 of the 9/11 hijackers who were related to al-Qaeda. Aside from that, certain Saudi Arabian charities and government entities were more than acquaintances with Osama bin Laden.
“Saudi Arabia was duplicitous. It presented a public face to the United States and other Western countries of a nation fighting al Qaeda and terrorism while at the same time, as detailed herein, Saudi government actors gave al Qaeda substantial material support and resources.
As a result, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is liable to plaintiffs for all damages resulting in the injuries and deaths in the September 11th Attacks.”