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Reader comment on item: The University of Chicago vs. Victims of Terror

Submitted by M. (Australia), Nov 19, 2014 at 05:42

This is absurd. The Iranian government didn't attend court because it isn't subject to US civil law. Would the US government have to defend itself from being sued in a Nicaraguan or Vietnamese court? Iran sought representation only when it's property was about to be appropriated in a foreign court.

There is no evidence that Iran is responsible in the first place. Training or funding for that attack could have been provided by Syria, another country, a business or it could have been self-funded. That the plaintiffs couldn't determine otherwise in court is tough luck. that's jurisdiction for you.

Iran failing to establish its innocence in an irrelevant court proceeding, doesn't establish that it is guilty and certainly doesn't justfy your presumption, which your obvious bias would explain.

Honest victims wouldn't want money from just anyone, they'd wan't a clear establishment of culpability first. This is greedy lawyering at its worst.


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