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Daniel Pearl’s Widow Sues Al-Qaida

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Posted on Jul 18, 2007
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Of all the ways to do battle with al-Qaida, pursuing justice through the legal system against a fundamentally outlaw organization may not seem to be the most successful route.  But Mariane Pearl, widow of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, is doing just that by suing the militant group for her husband’s 2002 death.


Reuters via FreeRepublic.com:

The widow of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against al Qaeda, other radical groups and Pakistan-based Habib Bank Ltd over the 2002 abduction, torture and murder of her husband.

Mariane Pearl, whose story is told in the recently released movie “A Mighty Heart” starring Angelina Jolie, filed the suit at U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, according to her lawyers.

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By blog dog, July 20, 2007 at 1:02 am Link to this comment

gasp…et tu Brute?

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By PatrickHenry, July 19, 2007 at 6:50 pm Link to this comment

Reads like The Satanic Verses, how boring.

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By blog dog, July 19, 2007 at 4:17 pm Link to this comment

O Frank - please, no praise and no thanks - having just fallen on my sword - the ultimate act of romantic onanism,  I further insist: no grave - just leave the rotting corps exposed - sacrificed, as it were, to the incisive beaks of each and every carrion raptor still circling…

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By Frank, July 19, 2007 at 3:20 pm Link to this comment

First Prize for Most Garrulous Emanator of Grandiloquent Pretentiousness goes to…Blog Dog!

Congratulations! Now please conduct your magniloquent masturbation somewhere else. Thanks.

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By blog dog, July 19, 2007 at 2:16 pm Link to this comment

...and deprive you of your prize?  Mon rapier jeu du mots now so thoroughly bludgeoned by the vulgarity of your broadsword, ad hominem barbarisms, leaves only the miniscule dignity of falling on bended knee and begging a swift coup de grace.

Doubtless in your wake, oh glorious hegemon, lay the lifeless corpses of legions you have dispatched and the paths of retreat of countless hosts who have fled on wings of fear and loathing — how the thrill of victory over their agony of defeat must gird your herculean loins.

But alas, it’s lonely at he top, and no human dares approach the singular emptiness…

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By JKoch, July 19, 2007 at 2:12 pm Link to this comment
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Where do they deliver notifcation of the lawsuit?  Does al Qaeda have an office address?  The holding company owned by his relatives is already carefully sheltered by complex offshore structures, and it can claim they disowned him years ago.  There are probably no other assets to attach.  Most of any financial resources are controlled by shells that, to date, have defied the US Treasury’s OFAC.  Most of the financial assistance is siphoned from faith based charities sponsored by “allies” that Bush will surely grant sovereign or diplomatic immunity.

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By lilmamzer, July 19, 2007 at 1:20 pm Link to this comment

#88029 by blog dog:

lick your chops and dig right in - mission accomplished

You dropped the bowel movement, so you eat it. Your a connosseur judging from the way you write. They don’t call you Blog Dog for nuthin’.

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By blog dog, July 19, 2007 at 1:13 pm Link to this comment

indeed, now that you’ve driven everyone away again, it’s all yours - lick your chops and dig right in - mission accomplished

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By lilmamzer, July 19, 2007 at 10:43 am Link to this comment

#87982 by blog dog:

>>>> O Webmeister, please do cleanse that filthy mouth, especially in the presence of the tormented Widow Pearl…certainly some measure of respect is due her, even here.

“Even here” - gotta love it

Complete with crocodile tears. Blog Dog’s pile of Blog Dogshit is now complete.

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By blog dog, July 19, 2007 at 9:22 am Link to this comment

...spoke too soon…lonely heart bleeds pathos, weeps gratuitous invective and no amount of genteel poesy appears to calm the torment harbored…

>>>> O Webmeister, please do cleanse that filthy mouth, especially in the presence of the tormented Widow Pearl…certainly some measure of respect is due her, even here.

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By lilmamzer, July 19, 2007 at 9:03 am Link to this comment

#87959 by blog dog:

Not to put too fine a point on it, but one has to wonder why do just miss it, (“The lady doth protest too much, methinks…”) whilst the conjugation is correct in adapting the voice - intentional? What code therein?

Occam’s Razor instructs: just the common misquote, but “common” in what meaning? Hard to say, but in consideration of lilmanzer’s retreat from referring to me as a morsel of canine fecal matter (though in a term more “common”), one is tempted to conclude that at least the handler’s on the job – such a ruse can be taken too far, leading one to “step in it,” so to speak.

But alas, no need to end upon a note so sour: “Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.”

And the steam rises from this pile of freshly deposited dogshit.

Direct from Tel Aviv to all of us, the gentile masses. Congrats, Blog Dog, hope your bagel is good this morning.

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By blog dog, July 19, 2007 at 8:26 am Link to this comment

Not to put too fine a point on it, but one has to wonder why do just miss it, (“The lady doth protest too much, methinks…”)  whilst the conjugation is correct in adapting the voice - intentional? What code therein?

Occam’s Razor instructs: just the common misquote, but “common” in what meaning? Hard to say, but in consideration of lilmanzer’s retreat from referring to me as a morsel of canine fecal matter (though in a term more “common”), one is tempted to conclude that at least the handler’s on the job – such a ruse can be taken too far, leading one to “step in it,” so to speak.

But alas, no need to end upon a note so sour: “Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.”

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By THOMAS BILLIS, July 19, 2007 at 8:05 am Link to this comment
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It couldn’t hurt.Maurice Dees of the Southern Law Poverty Center helped unravel the KKK by suing them.Granted Al Qaida is different but if they do seize assets that are AL Qaida she would be entitled to them.By the way those process servers are so good that we have a better chance of locating Osama Bin Laden with them trying to serve him than George Bush trying to find him.

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By lilmamzer, July 19, 2007 at 7:19 am Link to this comment

#87819 by blog dog:

more likely “lilmanzer” is the operative, though as often shown in these blogs, lilmanzer could as easily be posing as a lunatic anti-humanist in an effort to discredit all anit-humanists

Thou dost protest too loudly - sure sign of an impostor Zionist agent, spamming these pages with encoded neocon dogma masquerading as progressive rants aimed at the oppressors…....how much is Tel Aviv paying you, “Blog Dog”?

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By Marshall, July 19, 2007 at 2:11 am Link to this comment

#87867 by PatrickHenry on 7/18 at 6:35 pm

<<OJ hasn’t ponied up any money>>

Not entirely true.  He has paid some of the $33.5 Million judgement.

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By PatrickHenry, July 18, 2007 at 7:35 pm Link to this comment

Why not sue?  Everyone else does.

OJ hasn’t ponied up any money, the judge who sued for 54 mil for lost pants didn’t get any money either. 

Only in America.

When you go looking for trouble in the bad parts of town you usually find it.

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By blog dog, July 18, 2007 at 4:09 pm Link to this comment

RE: #87774 by lilmamzer on 7/18 at 1:24 pm - (382 comments total) - #87765 by DetainThis - “How do we know that you are not Al Qaeda?”

======== who can say they know anything? - especially when we know this:

“The Central Intelligence Agency owns anyone of any significance in the major media.” — Former CIA Director William Colby

and this:

“Deception is a state of mind and the mind of the State” - James Jesus Angleton, Head of CIA Counter Intelligence 1954-1974

======== more likely “lilmanzer” is the operative, though as often shown in these blogs, lilmanzer could as easily be posing as a lunatic anti-humanist in an effort to discredit all anit-humanists - or, simply be a genuine anti-humanist - regardless, one can’t help feeling sorry for the loneliness revealed…revealed in spades, e.g. 382 posts of this caliber!?!? - poor sod.

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By QuyTran, July 18, 2007 at 2:34 pm Link to this comment

Mrs. Pearl,

If you wanted to bring justice to Al Queda so who’ll bring this to Bush/Cheney and their Cos?

Please stop playing game !

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By lilmamzer, July 18, 2007 at 2:24 pm Link to this comment

#87765 by DetainThis

How do we know that you are not Al Qaeda?

Or worse, why should anyone believe that you are not part of the Zionist Mossad false-flag operation to make people believe it was a conspiracy in order to polarize our society even more than it already is?

How do we know that you are not a neocon zionazi operative writing subversive propaganda for your puppetmasters in Tel Aviv?

Why should anyone believe a word you writewhen it’s obvious you represent the international zionist cabal that has infected the US government?

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By lilmamzer, July 18, 2007 at 2:09 pm Link to this comment

“Pearl, widow of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, is doing just that by suing the militant group for her husband’s 2002 death.”

According to this piece-of-shit website, they’re not Jihadis, extremists, homicidal Islamic head-chopping murderers, or even just terrorists. They’re just “militants”.

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By DetainThis, July 18, 2007 at 1:57 pm Link to this comment

This is a case of another awful tragedy being used to add weight to the fraudulent propaganda that insists that “Al-Qaeda” actually exists on the scale the zioneonazis say it does.

It reminds me of the political stunt from a while back, wherein the families of the fallen Marines of the ‘83 Beirut barracks bombing were able to sue the government of Iran in absentia for wrongful death [sic]. Just like the current hoax, that case was based on the fraud that had a scapegoat “terrorist organization” (namely, Hizballah) pegged as the perpetrators of the attack. What a sick propagandist joke (par for the course in neocon exploitation of the families of terror victims).

Dear Ms. Pearl,

If you’re looking for someone to sue, look no further than D.C., Langley, and Tel Aviv. Good luck with that.

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By Chaseme, July 18, 2007 at 1:48 pm Link to this comment
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Oh, this poor girl. She lost her husband for the same reason the Tillman family lost their son.

At some point, we have to know (not believe) the CIA’s role and influence in manipulating our beliefs. If we were to go after the “real” terrorist and bomb the “real” terrorist camps, we would target the bush administration and drop bombs on the Crawford ranch.

Why are we so afraid of the boogeyman who wears a US made camouflage jacket and lives in the hill of Pakistan? And, not be afraid of the boogeyman who wears a shirt and tie and lives in the dark cellar of the White House dungeon, only to surface when bush needs an “attack dog?”

Are you scared now? Why not? Doesn’t this boogeyman sound more frightening than the one living in a cave, thousands of miles away?


I’d say, file a lawsuit against the real perpetrators.

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By Ga, July 18, 2007 at 1:19 pm Link to this comment

This suit may seem ludacris, but what the U.S. should have done, was to go to the International Criminal Court and the United Nations, and put out a “Warrant for the Arrest” of bin Laden, et. al. Most of the world would have supported that and have helped bring them to justice.

Wouldn’t having Al-Qaida’s leaders lose face in their followers’ eyes, and in jail, be a good enough solution?

But NOOOOOOOO! Americans can’t have that. To them, “Justice” means KILLING.

So, we invade two countries (the CIA was doing the right thing in Afghanistan until Bush stopped them) and have caused the DEATHS OF NEARLY A MILLION people in the process who are NOT AL-QAIDA…

And Al-Qaida, their leaders and their followers, are stronger!

AAAARRRRRRGH!!

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By blog dog, July 18, 2007 at 1:17 pm Link to this comment

Of course the Pearl tragedy is beyond the comprehension of most, but (and in all seriousness), the lawsuit should also name the CIA, the documented founders of Al Queda and by many accounts still their handlers.

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