United found not liable for alleged 9/11 security lapse

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JamVee wrote:

For some reason, in this country, there is the perception, that every horrible calamity can be blamed on someone, and if so, we should be able to sue them. I’m glad to see there is some “reason” being applied by the courts.

Nov 21, 2012 3:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

Actually VP Al Gore was the one who blocked the then new FAA law that required airlines to put secure locked doors on the cockpits. The airline industry paid Gore to stop it, and the rest is history. So if anyone is directly to blame, it is Al Gore.
But I have been swayed to the other side, and now believe 9-11 was an inside job that included our government and certain branches of the military. The evidence is too strong, including videos and statements, to not believe it was an inside job by some group in the US.

Nov 21, 2012 4:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
logicus wrote:

Sounds like the judge quoted from the famous Palsgraf case taught at law school.

Nov 21, 2012 4:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

@americanguy, you are just as bad as the tea-party/extreme right crazies, 9/11 WAS NOT an inside job. Not only is there a TON of evidence supporting what actually happened, but none supporting the other conspiracy theories. Your bubble of unreality is just as bad as a rightie Rovian bubble, it does not allow people to have a real dialogue.

Nov 21, 2012 4:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
wilhelm wrote:

‘Not only is there a TON of evidence supporting what actually happened, but none supporting the other conspiracy theories’

pretty strong assertion there.

for example, I guess you are forgetting/unaware that it was Dick Cheney who initially claimed that air force planes shot down flight 93 to keep it from DC, but then a story was spun out (by Ernie Anastos on the Fox station in NYC) about passengers storming the cockpit in a last-ditch effort. That’s the story that stuck — it sounds so ‘patriotic’ even though it is wildly implausible (look at a cockpit door some time and consider the possibilities, especially with one or two dead flight attendants laying in front of it).

or that the NYPD/NYFD told occupants to stay in place in the office buildings rather than evacuate. or that the buildings were not built according to city fire code (exempted by virtue of their ownership by the PANYNJ) and thus had no code-compliant fire stairs, etc. etc. etc.

so certainly the ideological/political spin has been tightly scripted from the ‘inside’, even if the fools in the planes were ‘outsiders.’

Nov 21, 2012 4:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:

The families grieve and the lawyers pocket millions.

Nov 21, 2012 8:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JimmyHat wrote:

Larry Silverstein, you are an opportunistic scumbag that should be put on trial for being a scumbag. 9/11 was a horrible event that was the fault of the terrorists that planned and executed their plan. to say that United has any blame in this is just wrong. Frankly Larry Silverstein, the best thing that should have happened in all of this is you should have went down with your buildings. maybe United should sue you for putting your buildings in the way of their aircraft. BoZo..

Nov 21, 2012 8:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JimmyHat wrote:

Larry Silverstein, you are an opportunistic scumbag that should be put on trial for being a scumbag. 9/11 was a horrible event that was the fault of the terrorists that planned and executed their plan. to say that United has any blame in this is just wrong. Frankly Larry Silverstein, the best thing that should have happened in all of this is you should have went down with your buildings. maybe United should sue you for putting your buildings in the way of their aircraft. BoZo..

Nov 21, 2012 8:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JimmyHat wrote:

Larry Silverstein, you are an opportunistic scumbag that should be put on trial for being a scumbag. 9/11 was a horrible event that was the fault of the terrorists that planned and executed their plan. to say that United has any blame in this is just wrong. Frankly Larry Silverstein, the best thing that should have happened in all of this is you should have went down with your buildings. maybe United should sue you for putting your buildings in the way of their aircraft. BoZo..

Nov 21, 2012 8:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JimmyHat wrote:

Larry Silverstein, you are an opportunistic scumbag that should be put on trial for being a scumbag. 9/11 was a horrible event that was the fault of the terrorists that planned and executed their plan. to say that United has any blame in this is just wrong. Frankly Larry Silverstein, the best thing that should have happened in all of this is you should have went down with your buildings. maybe United should sue you for putting your buildings in the way of their aircraft. BoZo..

Nov 21, 2012 8:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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