Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, January 30, 2012

9/11 Victims vs. US Justice Dept

over Al Qaeda's frozen assets. Apparently, the Justice Department doesn't want to share the booty with those who actually did the suffering. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer,

In a ferocious legal battle pitting government lawyers against victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the Justice Department is fighting to block thousands of individuals and businesses from taking $6.6 million in frozen al-Qaeda assets seized from an alleged terrorism financier.
Frozen by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2007, the money is sought by the attorneys for 6,000 individual victims and insurers who suffered billions in losses from the attacks on the World Trade Center.
The money, in a Chicago brokerage account controlled by senior al-Qaeda operative Abu al-Tayyeb until his arrest in Saudi Arabia in 2006, drew little public notice until lawyers for 9/11 victims moved in June to collect on a 2007 default judgment.
So before you start screaming Obama as the be-all end-all of everything wrong in America, know that this has been going on for a long time. I'll also remind you that the victims' families of the USS Cole are STILL awaiting some justice, in case you care about that kind of thing.  Note that the hubub is all about 6.6 million, which is chump change to a government with a printing press.

What's going on here? If you seriously ask that question, be prepared for the disturbing answers that will follow.


  1. RM, Good bank quote I came across today;
    I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.
    – Thomas Jefferson

    Read more:

    Regards this current story, it is simply proof positive that our government looks upon us as little more than a cattle farm/sheep farm - unfortunately full of stupid willing sheep.

    1. Yes, that's one of the best banking quotes. I believe it is featured in the American dream cartoon and in the Money Masters. If you haven't seen The American Dream, you really ought to right now!

      It's hilarious and informative.

  2. That is chump change when it would have to spread around so much. However, it sure doesn't belong being tied up by the treasury dept., either.

  3. RM, THAT is a great vid. Thanks! ;-]

    I sent it off to some young people.

  4. I've personally seen that much in waste, just in my limited experiences.

    1. But they can't give the 9/11 victims, the people whom these wars are supposedly to avenge, a single dime taken from the terrorists. This kind of thing should raise red flags all over the place that something is not right.


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