Since 9/11, the families and survivors have been patiently waiting for justice. As the GITMO Military Commission slowly exercises due diligence in their attempts to make the terrorists accountable, there have also been efforts to make the Saudis pay for their alleged role in financing that atrocity. Through the years, despite vociferous claims of innocence by the Saudis, lawsuits have made their way through various levels of the US justice system claiming their duplicity.
Last July, US Supreme Court finally agreed to hear a suit brought by the victims.
The U.S. Supreme Court gave the go-ahead Monday to a lawsuit by victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks against the government of Saudi Arabia, alleging it indirectly financed al-Qaeda in the years before the hijackings.
The justices declined to hear an appeal by the Saudi government of a lower-court ruling that the lawsuit could go forward. The high court also declined to hear a separate appeal by 9/11 victims of a lower-court decision preventing them from suing dozens of banks and individuals that allegedly provided financial assistance to the hijackers.
"From our perspective, we are looking forward to having the opportunity to finally conduct an inquiry into the financing of the Sept. 11 attacks," said Sean Carter, a partner at the Center City law firm Cozen O'Connor, one of the firms involved in the litigation against the kingdom.
Saudi Arabia has long denied responsibility for the attacks and pointed to a finding by the 9/11 Commission that it had found no evidence that the Saudi government "as an institution" had involvement.
But the issue has refused to go away....
That link has a very interesting synopsis. Go read: Supreme Court lets victims' 9/11 suit vs. Saudi Arabia proceed Other links in the side bar there also detail the chronology.
Now comes these latest claims by Zacarias Moussaoui. Moussaoui is, of course, the convicted al Qaeda terrorist serving a life sentence.
These claims by this terrorist are not new, even as it is only in the last days that the NY Post is now reporting these assertions. Last November, UK's Daily Mail had this: Jailed 9/11 hijacker Zacarias Moussaoui accuses two of Saudi's most senior royals - including a former ambassador to US - of 'paying for Osama bin Laden's terror plot' in extraordinary claim from prison
Yesterday, the NY Post had this: