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Family of Torture Victim Sues Syria For Aiding Terrorists
The U.S. government has listed Syria as a state sponsor of terrorism since 1979, including the Islamic State group and its precursors, according to the lawsuit.
Syrian Arab Republic alias, d/b/a AL QUAIDA/ISIL/ISIS/DAESH/ISLAMIC STATE
By 2013, Assad's government was supporting the Islamic State group by buying oil from wells seized from him by the group in eastern Syria. Assad continues to buy about $1 million worth of oil daily from the terror group, the lawsuit says.
The family is asking for $10 million each for each count in the lawsuit, which includes wrongful death, battery, assault, false imprisonment, kidnapping, infliction of emotional distress, conspiracy and aiding and abetting, plus $10 million each for survival damages and unspecified punitive damages.

archived "It's not me."
Iran Hit With Rare Material-Support Suit Over 9/11

Several survivors of the 9/11 attacks and representatives of those killed brought a federal complaint against Saudi Arabia and Iran, alleging that the latter knew about the attacks and helped plan and coordinate them.
9/11 Victims Bill Drives New Suit Against Saudi Arabia
Prior to passage of JASTA last year -- short for the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorist Act -- the kingdom could not be held liable over injuries stemming from an international act of terrorism because it has never officially been designated as a sponsor of terrorism. Now that JASTA allows civil claims against a foreign government, however, numerous Lloyd's syndicates are at the head of a 103-page complaint to hold Saudi Arabia liable.
Twitter Fights Terrorism Liability Appeal in Ninth Circuit
In one of the first cases seeking to hold a social media company liable under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act, Tamara Fields sued Twitter in January 2016 for failing to block accounts belonging to users associated with ISIS.
Navy Families Sue Fukushima Operators for Wrongful Death
members or survivors of members of the 7th Fleet who performed humanitarian response from March 11, 2011 until March 14, when the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier was moved away from Fukushima due to detection of nuclear radiation in the air and on helicopters returning to the ship.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun May 27th, 2018 at 04:10:53 AM EST
THIS JUST IN from 2011: US American NGO Volunteer Explains All.

Contrary to popular belief and knowledge, Bashar al-Assad's formidable secret police (now "exiled") released or allowed the wrong political prisoners to escape in order to "to reinforce the 'WE-THEY' dynamic commonly employed by despots for public consumption."

"Mixing civic activists with al Qaeda veterans was no accident" as was the case, presumably in Libya where it is proper still to celebrate 'Arab' Bastille Day.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon May 28th, 2018 at 08:05:13 PM EST
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