Iran’s $100 billion + payday courtesy of Obama and John Kerry’s bromance with the terror regime just hit a speed bump courtesy of the United States Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a judgment allowing families of victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism to collect nearly $2 billion.
The court on Wednesday ruled 6-2 in favor of relatives of the 241 Marines who died in a 1983 terrorist attack in Beirut and victims of other attacks that courts have linked to Iran.
This case has been in the works since 2008. At that time families of Americans killed in the 1983 Beirut bombing attack on the Marine Barracks and the 1996 Khobar Towers attack in Saudi Arabia banded together. They filed a lawsuit asking for $1.75 billion in Iranian terror money held in a New York bank account. In 2012, Congress got into the act and passed legislation “that specifically directs that the banks’ assets in the United States be turned over to the families.”
Iran, and specifically Bank Markazi, complained about the legislation and tied the case up on the courts, which led to today’s SCOTUS decision. According to them, Congress overstepped and had no business getting into federal courts business. Maybe, maybe not. But think of the irony here. A major state sponsor of terror around the world, doing its best to keep their grubby hands on their money, lecturing the United States on how to conduct themselves. RIIGHT.
Keep in mind, THIS is what they did to Americans in Beirut and at the Khobar Towers.