Lamberth ordered that the plaintiffs in the case -- the servicemen wounded in that bombing and the families of those killed -- have a "right to obtain judicial relief" from Iran. The judge called the October 23, 1983 bombing "the most deadly state-sponsored terrorist attack made against United States citizens before September 11, 2001."
I had not realized Sept 11 was state sponsored. from where? the bunch of thugs who 'ran' Afghanistan? did we take Afghanistans money afterwards? You know, the money we gave them in the first place...
I sort of view al-Quaeda as multilateral, present everywhere and active everywhere, or so i've been led to believe.
Nothing like a little revisionist history (although I agree that Iran was responsible on some level) to dare the Iranians into responding. Did someone miss the fact that in 1983 the Iranians had just had a revolution to get out from under the US installed shah? You remember revolution, we had one here once to stop our country from being ruled by remote control, and we almost had another one when the southerners thought the federal government was out of control.
Next I suppose we'll sieze some Iranian funds to pay the victims families and in so doing lay down the gauntlet for real.
Damn, who is in charge around here?