Quote:"A Lloyd's insurance syndicate has begun a landmark legal case against Saudi Arabia, accusing the kingdom of indirectly funding al-Qa'ida and demanding the repayment of Â£136m it paid out to victims of the 9/11 attacks.Read more: independent.co.uk
The Brighton-based Lloyd's 3500 syndicate, which paid $215m compensation to companies and individuals involved, alleges that the oil-rich Middle Eastern superpower bears primary responsibility for the atrocity because al-Qa'ida was supported by banks and charities acting as "agents and alter egos" for the Saudi state.
The detailed case, which names a number of prominent Saudi charities and banks as well as a leading member of the al-Saud royal family, will cause embarrassment to the Saudi government, which has long denied claims that Osama bin Laden's organisation received official financial and practical support from his native country."
The 911 commission chose to ignore who funded the attacks it's becoming clear why. What an embarrassment to have this funded by the House of Saud, a regime the US has supported and propped up since Nixon took the US off the gold standard in 1971.
From my understanding, the only thing that kept the US from insolvency at the time was the agreement to sell Saudi oil in American dollars, and to send most of their petrol-dollars back to the United States and invest them in U.S. government securities. In turn the US was to keep the House of Saud in power perpetually.
This is beginning to come unraveled. I knew it would start to happen when the money trail the 911 commission chose to ignore as unimportant was brought out in the open.