U.S. Insurers Sue Saudis For $4.2 Billion Over 9/11

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Jason Ditz via TheAntiMedia.org,

Last year’s Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), a bill which allowed Americans to sue Saudi Arabia in US court over their involvement in 9/11, has yielded another major lawsuit yesterday, a $4.2 billion suit filed by over two dozen US insurers related to losses sustained because of the 2001 attack.

The lawsuit is targeting a pair of Saudi banks, and a number of Saudi companies with ties to the bin Laden family, accusing them of various activities in support of al-Qaeda in the years ahead of 9/11, and subsequently having “aided and abetted” the attack.

"But for the assistance provided by defendants," the lawsuit said, "al Qaeda could not have successfully planned, coordinated, and carried out the September 11th attacks, which were a foreseeable and intended result of their material support and sponsorship of al Qaeda."

The 10 defendants in the lawsuit include Al Rajhi Bank, aviation contractor Dallah Avco, the Mohamed Binladin Co, the Muslim World League, and other charities, but the biggest target is the Saudi National Commercial Bank, which is majority state-owned. The Saudi government heavily pressured the Obama Administration to block the JASTA last year, threatening to crash the US treasury market if it led to lawsuits, but overwhelming Congressional support still got it passed into law.

While there were more than a few lawsuits already filed in the past several weeks related to JASTA, this is by far the biggest, and most previous lawsuits are still in limbo as the court and lawyers try to combine them into various class action groups.

Historically, US sovereign immunity laws have prevented suits against the Saudi government related to overseas terrorism. With the release of the Saudi-related portions of the 9/11 Report last year, however, such suits were inevitable, and the federal government could no longer protect the Saudis from litigation.

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Cheka_Mate's picture

What about suing Larry Silverstein for insurance fraud after "Pull it!" on WTC 7

DontGive's picture

To my right, we have a pallet of tinfoil. Given the circumstances, we are in short supply. The going rate is $20/roll. We have another pallet on order, JIT, as soon as this one is gone.

<Rubs palms>

cheka's picture

no sweat.  frbny backs saud

SafelyGraze's picture

also: the suit involves manufacturers of nanothermite

jeff montanye's picture

this and the 9-11 families suits against "the saudis" are some of the most promising avenues for busting 9-11.  any and all revelations that seem to point to the real perps, mossad, likud and their sayanim and assets in the u.s. need to be made real and famous in the alt news and brought into the debate.  this is also the best way to help trump's better angel (assuming such exists) because nothing else kills the neocon deep state and opens the wooled over eyes of the sheeple like turning this one from conspiracy theory to fact.











CryptBrain's picture

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J S Bach's picture

Yeah... those five dancing Saudis celebrating the attacks prove that they did it.  And that dual Saudi/American citizen Michael Chertoff let those spies go back to Riyadh only a few weeks later.  Then there were all those Saudi "insiders" who controlled the New York Port Authority and planted those thermite devices so that the 3 buildings would fall so neatly into their footprints.  And then there's that Saudi Larry Silverstein who luckily failed to break his fast in his restaurant on the top floor of building 1 that fateful day.  Then those scheming Saudis who own our media led us to believe that it was Osama Bin Ladin who masterminded the whole thing.  Those Saudis sure are clever folks.  

winged's picture

Israel did 9/11 and the Saudis get to pay the piper? Jeez. What a racket!


sincerely_yours's picture

"the biggest target is the Saudi National Commercial Bank"

Of cour$e. That'$ what they're after. Not the truth.

RAT005's picture

While the bldg 7 comment is valid, actually not one other aspect of the entire day stands up to remedial review. Just a couple years of real college education provides enough scientific insight to disprove every aspect of the entire day.

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

The day is what it is. 

The bullshit 'official narrative' is what is so easily disproved.  Any denial of this is may by people who are: 

a. fools, 

b. blinded by delusional nationalism, 

c. complicit in the crime and an agenda to wrap it in smoke and mirrors, 

d. all of the above. 


9/11 was an inside job. 


How long before they blame Putin next? 




RAT005's picture

I meant the entire day narrative:

  1. Fire weakened steel
  2. Floors pancaked
  3. Cell phone calls at 30,000 ft
  4. Planes cutting into sky scrapers
  5. Planes flying at speed, elevation and turning
  6. Dimmitt hijackers able to operate planes with no training.
  7. No plane debris at crash sights
  8. Wrong engine part in NYC
  9. Circle hole below top of Pentagon
  10. Thermite in dust
  11. Planes seen flying to military base in North New England
  12. What experienced flight attendants know about the phony script the hijack FA followed.
  13. Bldg 7 collapse. ....The list is endless
Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Sorry mate - I wasn't having a dig at you personally. 


sgt_doom's picture

See, here's the underlying problem:  there are many good points to bring up so why do the incorrect, or arbitrary points, keep appearing?

The floors were supposed to have pancaked given the design of the building --- the puzzle is that it occurred as if all compound resistance had been removed --- which only occurs in controlled demolitions.

There was plenty of plane debris at the crash sights --- another red herring --- is RAT005 with the CIA???

Circle hole at Pentagon --- another crock --- what should be reported is the email sent around 2:00AM requesting an emergency meeting of the DIA's Financial Management staff, at the west wall conference room --- those were the auditors involved in uncovering the unaccounted for $2.3 trillion in DoD funds --- almost all of they would die that morning, the rest severely injured.  (And why would the plane aim for dead center of the Pentagon's west wall?  The most damage would have been done, and easier to have flown, crashing into the Pentagon's roof --- or the opposite side where the SecDef's office was located?)

"Planes seen flying to military base in NE"  --- what arbitrary and nebulous bullcrap?!?!?

OK, let's just look at the simple timeline, and forget my usual 5-page summary:

On 9/09/01, Ahmad Shah Massoud, the leader of the Northern Alliance, barred from entering the USA, is assassinated by al Qaeda suicide bombers posing as news reporters. (Curious, since certain  Taliban were allowed to live here, and travel back and forth between America and Afghanistan at will, just recall those 60 Minutes programs in the 1990s), who had been trying to warn America of an impending major terrorist attack on our soil.  Julie Sirrs, an intrepid and brave analyst with the DIA, will journey to Pakistan and Afghanistan, seriously investigating the Taliban and al Qaeda, and bring back sensitive information from Mr. Massoud, which was confiscated by the DIA, who then forced Ms. Sirrs out of their agency!) 


On 9/10/01, Pentagon comptroller announces their auditors (DIA's Financial Management staff) has ascertained that there is $2.3 trillion in unaccounted for DoD funds. 


On 9/11/01, Flight 77 crashes dead center into the Pentagon's recently "reinforced" west wall, killing almost all of those auditors, and seriously injuring the few who weren't killed.  They had been called to a last minute meeting in the conference room situated by the west wall, via a 2:00 AM email that very early morning.  One who worked offsite, and overslept, arrived just in time to witness Flight 77 crash and kill.


The command pilot aboard Flight 77 was a retired Naval pilot and officer, who had been involved with creating simulated counter-terrorism scenarios at the Pentagon before he retired, and one of those scenarios appeared remarkably similar to what occurred on 9/11/01.  Another passenger aboard, was a physicist with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, who had been involved in an experiment to weave nanothermite strands around fiber optic cables for possible future building sabotage.  In the four days prior to 9/11/01, EurekaGGN had been installing fiber optics in the top 20 floors of both WTC towers.  EurekaGGN was then owned by Apollo Asset Management, one of whose partners was Cheryl Gordon Krongard, wife of the CIA's Executive Director, Buzz Krongard, who was still connected to his life-long firm, Alex Brown, the oldest investment firm in America, which was the recipient of the money from shorts and puts on those companies residing at the WTC and the airline companies involved that day.



Four chan's picture

i just watched all this, dont pay the jews yet saudis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DOnAn_PX6M


best video in a year devistating facts about 9-11.

limpinalien69's picture

Joo me. Sue me...


There is no limit for these money worshippers. The rest of us are fortunate not to be inflicted with this disease.

Tiwin's picture

This is more about re-inforcing the Official 9-11 story than it is about money.

Like the holocaust©

Everytime I see a map of Greater Israel, I wonder what the Saudis think.......They look expendable, after being used.

HalinCA's picture

So Silverstein broke his tradition of breaking some fast that day? Wow ... thanks!

Tiwin's picture

Another Masterpiece from Bach.


CryptBrain's picture


SA is, was, and will always be a puppet of the US Deep State.

They would NEVER be involved in 911 w/out the request/order of the DS.

SA is an arm of the DS. 


political_proxy's picture

should have listed it only 7 times
yet bringing up bld 7 earns you an upvote 

francis_the_wonder_hamster's picture

Oh great, another Building 7 loon.

Look, if you watch the tapes again real closely, you can clearly see an airbag from one of the planes hitting Building 7 with tremendous force.  Those drop-down airbags pack a heck of a whallop.

Not only that, as anyone who has ever watched the historical documentary National Treasure knows, the streets of lower Manhattan sit on top of a maze of tunnels.  It was just a matter of time before those buildings were going to fall.

I'm pretty sure both of the above theories will stand up in court just as well as the current "official story".

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Pull my finger! No...this one.

Thanks for playing!!

sgt_doom's picture

Go out and about sometime and observe some controlled demolitions. You obviously need to gain some real experience in life.

The collapse of Building 7 was one of the most obvious controlled demolitions I have ever witnessed, and I have witnessed quite a few in my long life, bubba!

francis_the_wonder_hamster's picture

Although I'm no architect or engineer, the videos I've watched lead me to the same conclusion about Bldg 7 as you.  That's why my post above, which you are responding to, was pure sarcasm.

Personally, I don't use the sarc tag when I think it's so obvious that what I'm saying could never be taken seriously, but, then again, given some of the moronic posters ZH has attracted recently, I don't blame you at all for mistaking my attempt at humor.

political_proxy's picture

as long as it draws out the purchaser, OK, the final purchaser of said evil-not the manufacturer etc

Tiwin's picture

Sure as hell wasnt five dancing Saudis on 9-11.

Sure as hell wasnt a Saudi instant messaging service that warned its employees ahead of time

Sure as hell wasnt a Saudi who called then SanFran mayor to warn him not to fly

Sure as hell wasnt dual-citizens infecting the Bush Administration to high heaven , or the Trump Admin now for that matter.

Saudi Arabia??


Concertedmaniac's picture

You're either retarded or paid (low) by the government. Tell me again they couldn't find the blackboxes but they found the hijackers passports what a coinkydink? On just that one fact alone it shows you're an idiot. I'd love to strangle you useful idiots with tinfoil, your stupidity is what they rely on.

detached.amusement's picture

firefighter friends of nyc firefighters have said that a few of them did most certainly see black boxes before the fbi whisked them away

finametrics's picture

U fags give ur selves away too easily

nightshiftsucks's picture

Where is the fucking plane ? New pics from the fbi at the pentagon on 9/11.  https://vault.fbi.gov/9-11-attacks-investigation-and-related-materials/9...

sgt_doom's picture

I am most definitely a Truther --- but sticking to the facts are most important, otherwise you are following the "Cass Sunstein strategy" of disinformation!

A commercial satellite photo, taken a few hours after the Flight 77 crash into the Pentagon's west wall, and which has appeared several times in print (last time I saw it was in the NY Times Sunday Book Review around 2009) clearly showed the burned outline of a plane from the roof of the Pentagon, such that when it crashed in to it the plane left a charred shadown.

Please, stick to the facts if you aren't a gov't chatbot.

Nameshavebeenchangedtoprotecttheinnocent's picture

Ah yes, another cowardly liar denier.......You guys are so easy to spot. 

The central planners's picture

Trump will use all his power to defend the Saudies and dump the americans down the bus, Watch it.

Just Another Vietnam Vet's picture

Yes, a vivid memory of the live broadcast.  

Seems no one, magically, has a copy available to publish, eh ? ....


nmewn's picture

Well there oughta be some concentrated industrial strength stupid on this thread...lol.

Turbo_diesel's picture

It will be interesting if Afgan, Iraqi, Libyan, Yemeni, and Syrian citizens will be allowed to sue the US for our terrorist actions in their country.

francis_the_wonder_hamster's picture

The US is not committing acts of terror in those countries.  We are spreading freedom.  I have the memo around here somewhere.

ZRizzo's picture

Excuse me.  Are these Freedumb fries Halal?

BlindMonkey's picture

PLEASE tell me that KSA is going to bring evidence of the demons involved as their defense.  

The truth needs to come out, wherever it leads.

YouKnowMyName's picture

This is gonna be good. 

besnook's picture

israel will pay for these suits to prevent their implication as the one of the leading coconspirators in the 9/11 attack.

Mr. Universe's picture

By the time they are done with this, history will show that 6 million Jews were killed on 9/11 in New York.

jeff montanye's picture

actually about two or three hundred, maybe four hundred jews died there.  and one israeli.



because they, the israelis, were warned, so says the israeli newspaper haaretz.

snopes doesn't buy it but they are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

44magnum's picture

Al Franken got the "jew call' on 911. or so I read it is in his book.

Koba the Dread's picture

And the US will pay the Israelis for those suits. . .and two pair of trousers.

Games Without Frontiers's picture

Surprised they didn't go after Iraq for their role in 9/11. Oh wait, that's right, Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.

Bay of Pigs's picture

And neither did Saudi Arabia.

The entire false narrative is utter bullshit.