Sunday, October 7, 2007

This should end well...

Because US courts totally have the authority, a US judge has ruled that Iran (yes, the nation) must pay $2.65 billion dollars to the families of U.S. troops killed by Hezbollah in a 1983 bombing, because Iran funded the terrorist group.

Apparently, Iran ignored the suit, and didn't send a lawyer.

Since when did US courts have the authority to rule on international disputes? Aren't we a bit biased in such matters? I agree that Iran is at fault, but the case should be tried in an international forum if the defendant is a foreign nation. Do we want the US bound by the decisions of foreign courts?
[via Fox, your source for up-to-the-nanosecond news about the U.S. war with Iran, even though it hasn't officially started yet.]

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