National Security Desk / April 21, 2016

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Iranian Terror Victims

The families of the 1983 Beirut bombing victims are finally getting their due.

The American families of the 1983 Beirut bombing victims and the other terrorist attacks committed by Iranian proxies are finally getting their due. The Supreme Court ruled in a 6-2 decision Wednesday to give the victims’ families $1.75 billion of the $100 billion in Iranian assets the United States is thawing thanks to Barack Obama’s supremely horrible nuclear deal with the mullahs.

In 2012, Barack Obama issued an executive order that froze the bank’s assets in New York. The Iranian bank cleverly turned to the courts, arguing that Congress and the executive branch infringed on the courts’ authority. But six judges disagreed. Chief Justice John Roberts, joined by Sonia Sotomayor, wrote the dissent, essentially trying to expand the power of the bench.

Outrageously, Iran still keeps an awful lot of money. “It adds insult to injustice that Iran’s $100 billion in compensation will ultimately produce more American widows and orphans like the ones who had to wait over 30 years for their $1.75 billion in compensation,” opined Investor’s Business Daily. “In the name of justice for those 1,300 families, and to save future innocent lives, it would make sense to reverse the awards — with the terrorism victim families dividing the $100 billion and the mullahs being forced to settle for $1.75 billion.”

Meanwhile, the State Department is unsure what’s happened to the estimated $3 billion Iran has already collected — meaning perhaps it has gone to destabilize the region via funding terrorism. State spokesman John Kirby told reporters, “We stand by what the secretary [of state] said, that it’s entirely possible that they can use some of this funding to support terrorist networks.”

Obama is in Saudi Arabia this week, just as victims of the 9/11 attacks are seeking the ability to sue the country for damages over its involvement in the jihadist attack on our nation on 9/11. There are 28 pages in the 9/11 report issued in 2004 that detail Saudi Arabia’s involvement that remain classified, all while Obama has the audacity to bow and scrape to first Iran and now the Saudis.

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