Sept 11 Widow Is First American To Sue Saudi Arabia For Terrorism: Her Full Lawsuit

Tyler Durden's picture

Two days ago, after the stunning Congressional override of Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism (JASTA), aka the "Sept.11" bill, we wondered how long until the first lawsuit by a Sept 11 victim naming Saudi Arabia as a defendant would emerge.

We didn't have long to wait. 

On Friday, September 30, a woman widowed when her husband was killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001 became the first American to sue the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Washington DC District Court, just two days after Congress slammed Obama for siding with Saudi Arabia, overriding his presidential veto only for the first time in his administration, and enacting legislation allowing Americans to sue foreign governments for allegedly playing a role in terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

Stephanie Ross DeSimone alleged the kingdom provided material support to al-Qaeda and its leader, Osama bin Laden. Her suit is also filed on behalf of the couple’s daughter. DeSimone was two months pregnant when her husband, Navy Commander Patrick Dunn was killed.

She is suing for wrongful death and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

In the lawsuit she alleges that "at all material times, Saudi Arabia, through its officials, officers, agents and employees, provided material support and resources to Osama bin Laden (“bin Laden”) and Al Qaeda. The support provided by Saudi Arabia to bin Laden and Al Qaeda assisted in or contributed to the preparation and execution of the September 11th attacks and the extrajudicial killing of Patrick Dunn."

She adds that "Al Qaeda was funded, to the tune of approximately $30 million per year, by diversions of money from Islamic charities" and explains"

Al Qaeda’s development into a global terrorist network was funded primarily by the money and other material support it received from the Kingdom and purported charities acting as agents and alter-egos of the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, many of which worked with the Al Qaeda leadership during the Afghan jihad. These governmental agents served as the primary conduits for channeling financial, logistical, operational, and ideological support for Al Qaeda’s global jihad for more than twenty years.

Fifteen of the 19 men who hijacked airliners used in the attack were Saudi nationals. One jet struck the Pentagon, seat of the U.S. military, two destroyed the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York while another crashed in a Pennsylvania field as its passengers fought back against the hijackers.

While a U.S. commission that investigated the 2001 attacks said in a 2004 report that it “found no evidence that the Saudi government, as an institution, or senior officials within the Saudi government funded al-Qaeda”, this will be the first time that a US court will be forced to rule if Saudi Arabia was indeed responsible.  The kingdom has previously denied culpability. Its embassy didn’t immediately reply to an e-mailed message seeking comment on the suit.

An official at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the state-run Saudi Press Agency on Sept. 29 that the U.S. Congress must correct the 9/11 bill to avoid “serious unintended consequences,” adding the law is of “great concern” to the Kingdom.

Well, thanks to this lawsuit, Saudi Arabia will now be able to provide its opinion in court. Here is what it will have to deny, courtesy of DeSimone's lawsuit:

Beyond the massive financial sponsorship of Al Qaeda’s global jihad, the Saudi government, through its agents, officials and purported charities, has been intimately involved in all aspects of Al Qaeda’s operations including:

  • (1) raising and laundering funds on behalf of Islamic terrorist organizations and associated separatist movements, including Al Qaeda;
  • (2) channeling funds to Islamic terrorist organizations, fighters and associated separatist movements, including Al Qaeda;
  • (3) providing financial and logistical support and physical assets to Islamic fighters and terrorists, including Al Qaeda;
  • (4) aiding and abetting Al Qaeda’s terrorist activities, including the planning, coordination, funding and execution of terrorist attacks;
  • (5) permitting Islamic fighters and terrorists, including Al Qaeda members, to use ostensible employment with their organizations as a vehicle for gaining access to conflict regions, thereby allowing those individuals to carry out militant and terrorist activities in those areas;
  • (6) serving as liaisons to localized terrorist organizations on behalf of Al Qaeda, thereby assisting Al Qaeda in expanding its operational base and sphere of influence;
  • (7) funding and facilitating shipments of arms and supplies to Islamic terrorist organizations and associated separatist movements, including Al Qaeda;
  • (8) funding camps used by Al Qaeda and associated jihadist organizations to train soldiers and terrorists, including camps used to train the September 11th hijackers;
  • (9) actively recruiting new members for Islamic terrorist organizations and associated separatist movements, including Al Qaeda;
  • (10) working throughout the World to spread Al Qaeda’s jihadist ideology and draw new adherents to its cause;
  • (11) serving as channels for distributing information and documentation within Islamic terrorist organizations and associated separatist movements, including Al Qaeda, and from Islamic terrorist organizations and separatist movements to the media;
  • (12) disseminating publications designed to advance Al Qaeda’s radical Islamist ideology throughout the Muslim world and legitimize violent jihad against Christians and Jews on the grounds that they are “infidels” who do not deserve to live; and
  • (13) openly advocating for Muslims to take up arms against Western and democratic societies, including the United States.

The full 54-page lawsuit laying out the plaintiff's entire case is presented below. And now that the first lawsuit has been filed, we expect a deluge of similar lawsuits. It remains unclear if, now that it is about to be dragged into countless US courts, Saudi Arabia will execute on its threat from 6 months ago and proceed to sell billions in Treasuries and other US assets.

Saudi Lawsuit

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nuubee's picture

We can sue Saudi Arabia for what happened 15 years ago, but we can't sue Obama for selling us out last night.

gregga777's picture

It is a standard constituent of Saudi Arabia's Vision 730. Their retrospective vision for an 8th century 'civilization' of head choppers.

johngaltfla's picture

Saudi Arabia and the GCC have bigger problems than Zionist lawyers in NYC attacking their financies. They are getting their asses kicked by people wearing flip flops...

The Flip Flop Houthi Warriors Sink UAE High Speed Cargo Ship off Yemen (Video)
Thomas's picture

This is a subtle point but sovereign immunity is now down the tubes. Ya know all those people we kill around the globe? We will be sued in international courts for damages.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

54 pages put together in a couple of days? Those are some great lawyers.

BuddyEffed's picture

She should sue George Bush too for letting the Saudis in America fly out of the country just days after the towers fell with no investigation when the rest of America was under a no fly zone. 3000+ murders were perpetrated and essentially they were all granted immunity.

Might qualify as the original TBTF sin.

beemasters's picture

Has any class action 'emotional distress' suit been filed yet?

nmewn's picture

No...but I think I've been triggered!

847328_3527's picture

Must I subscribe to that web site to download this and read it [savor it] slowly?

lance-a-lot's picture
lance-a-lot (not verified) 847328_3527 Oct 1, 2016 8:24 PM

Congress's stupid Sept 11 Bill is the DEATH KNELL for America.

SafelyGraze's picture

"She is suing for wrongful death and intentional infliction of emotional distress"

that lady got balls


In Ze No's picture

I seem to recall a threat to dump US bonds on the open market if the 28 pages were published.  And now this exacerbation.  When's the fun beginning?


( Our situation did not allow us to prepare.  We'll be screwed royally on the way down.  Still, there's the schadenfreude which I might as well savor to soften the pain.)

jeff montanye's picture

and why is a death knell for america bad news?

you didn't spell it amerika but you might as well have. 

9-11 is already a death knell pushing in the high hundred thousands, maybe a million or more.

this bill, and all that flows from it, and every bit of 9-11 truth that is struggling to be seen, could very well end "amerika" and return the "united states".


aurum4040's picture

If we arent allowed to sue the zionist jew terrorist pigs who are really behind 09.11, its really just more of the same. Suing Saudia Arabia when the Mossad, Ariel Sharon, Ehud Barak, and many other Jews were behind the entire 20+ year plot is just another win for the deception that is the War on Terror and the Zionists themselves....research and watch his videos on YouTube...its all jewish fucks in our government and across the world who were ultimately responsible and who are also responsible for ISIS and SITE ISIS video movie clips. 

SoDamnMad's picture

Bingo  In the discovery phase you will see the Saudis "leak" who actually could have masterminded the whole charade.  The twin towers felled by " commercial jets", WTC7 felled by gravity, the Pentagon hit by "???" (it certainly wasn't an airplane unless they left the wings at the departure gate).

See this: Puts it all in context.

sarz's picture

The legislation doesn't mention Saudi Arabia by name. Someone should try suing Israel. 

SimmerDown's picture

@aurum404 - You need to expand your reading list to more than Dan Brown and JK Rowling.

Clashfan's picture

Let's only hope. 911 truth deniers are a major problem, and there are plenty around.

Trump adores Giuliani, defends stop n frisk, and wants a major position for Rudy. But this is Rudy not Rudie, and he can fail.

Corbett presents Giuliani as a 911 suspect.

Lorca's Novena's picture

nice tongue in cheek reference ;-)  GHOULianai is a POS , and I will never forget how he tried to make a fool out of Ron Paul during the first primaries. Scumbag.


"Taking off his turban they say is this man a Jew?"



Clashfan's picture

preciate the "Clampdown" reference, LN

You deserve access to a platinum level cover of that tune.


RiverRoad's picture

Be nice, but I'm afraid the Never Players will put the kibosh on it:  Never Trump; Never Hillary; Never the Truth.

Never gonna hang by my thumbs 'til all the truth comes out.

Settlements out of court will make it all go away.

Librarian's picture

It's been posted to a few other sites already.

You just need to search for it.


Too often now, Google just refuses to find any results for legitimate searches.

Get in the habit of not using Google anymore to do your initial searches.

The new Opera browser automatically uses proxies to protect your identity.

There is also IceCat - Which is a Firefox base but with all of the nasties removed.  is a good search page in English.

Sometimes you will find things by using non-English search engines.  is a good standby.  Just enter your search terms in English as usual.  Hit 'enter'.



CheapBastard's picture

Your link shows me a blank page when i try to open it. Was it taken down already?


Here's a pdf I got from the Court docket archive itself where the complaint was filed:


You can download it or if that does not work go to File drop down menu and click on "Print" then where it gives you a choice what printer to use, click on download to PDF [if you have that software on your computer].

11b40's picture

That link no longer allows access.

roxyNL's picture

So when will iraqi and afghani people be abe to sue the US government for the damages due to US illegal invasion of their country ?

847328_3527's picture

Hillary will just bomb them harder and deeper to teach them how democracy works.

BTW, Patrick Dunn is an awfully handsome fellow:


CheapBastard's picture

You mean "was" an awfully nice looking fellow. The Saudis killed him.

Ballin D's picture

"So when will iraqi and afghani people be abe to sue the US government for the damages due to US illegal invasion of their country ?"


When they stop fucking their own daughters and learn to read and write

jeff montanye's picture

right now, but from sue to collect is quite some distance.

however that's something that should be encouraged, as a fact finding enterprise at the very least.

there may be no such thing as bad publicity as long as you spell the name right.

so: hillary clinton.

harleyjohn45's picture

Maybe Gaddafi's children can sue Hillary and the state department.  That would seem like an open and shut case.

HowdyDoody's picture

The act has to happen on US territory. Maybe someone could sue the FBI over the Boston Bombing FF.


RiverRoad's picture

Salvador Allende's kids can sue too.  The CIA's gonna be handing their drug money out to everybody left and right in settlements. 

All any country has to do is enact the same law we just did.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Wait till the widow finds out we're the one arming, funding & training Al CIA duh / I CIA SIS terror organizations.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) nmewn Oct 2, 2016 12:38 AM

While I feel for her, she is suing the wrong party.

Israel did 911, there were no middle eastern people on those planes.

My neighbor worked for American Airlines and in 2002 he told me he ran to the airport on 911 and looked at the passenger list, there were none.

The sayanim did 911, doing whatever job they may have been qualified for which is why there are so many holes in the story. US gov shut down, went on vacation, locked up and looked the other way.

Google 911 Missing Links which has been banned from youtube, I think its out there on other sites now.

it proves it, which is why it was banned.

Saudi Royals are Donmeh crypto Jews though so i am sure they were involved on some level.

Their goals are the same as the Jews, terrorism, destabilization, moving people away from the area to join fake jihads.

And here is the kicker, there is going to be a trial and in this trial there will be discovery and evidence as to who did 911.

November 5th Saturn 14*45 Sagittarius (Tower)   is in exact opposition to the 911 Saturn in Gemini (Twins) and the USA ascendant so you can expect new evidence, never seen before to drop out of the sky.

Clashfan's picture

At least nine of the alleged "hijackers" showed up alive after the event as verified by BBC, FBI director Mueller, and many other news agencies around the world.
There is no evidence of any of the alleged "hijackers" having been on any of those flights, boarding those flights, or having been on any passenger lists. 

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) nmewn Oct 2, 2016 1:11 AM

Duterte apology campaign begins.

"uh it was 6 million, don't crash our economy"

(CNN)The spokesman for Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte sought to clarify the leader's controversial comparison of his war against suspected drug offenders to Adolf Hitler's extermination of Jews during World War II.

"The President recognizes the deep significance of the Jewish experience especially their tragic and painful history," presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said a statement. "We do not wish to diminish the profound loss of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust -- that deep midnight of their story as a people." Abella said Duterte's opponents first brought up the Hitler reference before the May presidential election to "gain political mileage."
Clashfan's picture

I'd imagine 911 truth deniers like you are easily triggered.

Son of Loki's picture

Not all lawyers are bad. I am proud these fine fellows took this case. Hopefully, others will follow maybe even turn it into a super-duper class action.

RiverRoad's picture

Could be some big, fat, fast settlements coming....

jeff montanye's picture

maybe, but a class action is far easier to counter and control at the highest levels.

death by a thousand cuts is my vote.

BennyBoy's picture


"This is a subtle point but sovereign immunity is now down the tubes. Ya know all those people we kill around the globe? We will be sued in international courts for damages."

Some Iranian or Libyian widow, quick, please sue Hillary before November!

HowdyDoody's picture

Given Al Qaeda is a primarlily an AngloZionist construct, surely the USG and Israel should be the targets rather than the (obnoxious, vile) Saudi patsies.


cheeseheader's picture

Lost two friends in the twin towers.  As far as I'm concerned, ALL persons of that 7th century cult here in our land should be 'evac'd, if ya know what I mean. 




Then, let's drain the swamp (the enablers) if ya know what I mean.