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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:53 AM
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Libyan families ask compensation for U.S. bombing
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 11:53 AM by NNN0LHI
Looks like Junior may have opened up a can of worms here? Will families who lost loved ones to allied bombing during WW II be next to sue? Don

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L22300708.htm

GENEVA, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Some 200 adults and children who lost relatives in the U.S. bombing of Libya in 1986 demonstrated outside the United Nations' European headquarters on Monday seeking compensation for their losses.

The demonstrators, clad in long white robes, said they represented hundreds of others in Libya who also had family members killed or maimed in the attacks on the country's two main cities.

They said they were calling on the Libyan authorities to hold back any compensation to the families of victims of the bombing of a U.S. airliner over Lockerbie in Scotland in 1988 until they were also compensated.

The bombing was ordered by Republican President Ronald Reagan's administration in retaliation for what he said was Libyan-sponsored terrorism against U.S. personnel in Europe.

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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:09 PM
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1. That leaves a few lawsuits coming from Iraq then - no ?
Check it out at


. . . 6131 . . . . 7849

those are the numbers of CIVILIANS killed - in a country that was NOT at war

The price tag for this war can only increase

And sadly - not just in $$$$$

(sigh)
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:18 PM
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2. Iranians might get in line for lawsuits as well
Remember when the USS Vincennes 'accidentally' shot down a loaded Iranian passenger airliner, killing over 200 Iranians? Well, I can guarantee you that the Iranians remember it.


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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:27 PM
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3. Pretty sure we already did compensate the families of those killed...
...in that fiasco.

Don

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