Unjustifiable US hostility toward Iran persists. Last year’s nuclear deal changed nothing. Regime change remains firm bipartisan policy.
Washington wants Iranian sovereignty replaced by puppet governance it controls.
In October 1983, during Israel’s first Lebanon war, slaughtering thousands, including at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, the Beirut Barracks were attacked, killing 241 US marines.
Iran, Syria and Hezbollah were wrongfully blamed for a Mossad false flag. Israel wanted anti-Arab sentiment stoked to enlist US support for its regional aggression.
In September 2007, US District Judge Royce Lamberth ordered Iran to pay more over $2.6 billion to 1,000 family members and a handful of survivors.
In 2012, Congress passed legislation, granting victims of the attack the right to be compensated from frozen Iranian funds.
On April 20, the Supreme Court ruled Tehran must pay families of victims and survivors nearly $2 billion in compensation – including victims of other attacks wrongfully linked to Iran.
Writing for a 6 – 2 majority, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg supported flagrant injustice, saying “the victims of Iran-sponsored terrorist attacks will be permitted to (sue for compensation) against (its) assets.”
Israeli high crimes go unpunished. Iran is ordered to pay compensation to its victims. Injustice is served.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at email@example.com. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.