Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Court Ruling: Israeli And US Terrorism Victims Now 'Own' Iran's Internet
ه هدف مقدس! What happened to "Monday Night Jihad?"
The United States District Court ruled today that the .ir domain name, along with Iran’s IP addresses
are assets that can be seized to satisfy judgments totaling over a billion dollars, owed by Iran to Israeli and US victims of terrorism perpetrated by Iranian-supported proxies like Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah organizations, among others.
The verdict was won by attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner of the Shurat Hadin Law Center and what it means is absolutely delicious. The fees paid by Iran to keep its Internet going could be levied and given to the victims, or their lawyers now have to legal right to force an auction of Iran’s Internet assets to help satisfy the judgment.
Shurat Hadin and others have been pursuing Iran in court for over a decade and have obtained numerous judgments against The Islamic Republic which Iran has refused to pay.
Faced with Iranian refusal to provide such compensation, Darshan-Leitner has been pursuing these judgments in the courts. “We’ve been able to seize numerous Iranian assets to satisfy these judgments,” Darshan-Leitner told The Times of Israel. “Last year, for example, we were awarded a building on New York’s Fifth Avenue, and we have a case pending for seizure of an Iranian government-owned art collection at the University of Chicago.”
But today's ruling might end up being the most costly for Iran.
The Iranians, like every other country pay fees to The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an agency that's part of the US Department of Commerce which administers the World Wide Web. The court ruling today leaves the way clear for those fees Iran pays every year to renew its' domains and its country prefix, .ir to be collected by Sharat Hadin and distributed to the plaintiffs to help satisfy the judgments. Included in the judgment are all the “top-level domain” (TLD) names provided by ICANN to Iran, including the .IR TLD, the Persian-language ایران TLD, and all Internet Protocol (IP) addresses being utilized by the Iranian government and its agencies.
At this point, according to Darshan-Leitner, the only question is how ICAAN is going to respond.They have ten days to do so.
But wait, there's more.
Since ICANN will essentially not be paid its fees since they're going to the terrorism victims, they may simply decide not to do business with Iran anymore. If that happens, ICANN can actually pull the plug on Iran's internet, suspending its use of the .ir domain and disconnecting Iranian IP addresses from the web.
If ICANN decides to carry the Iranians, it gets even worse. Shurat Hadin would likely pursue an auction of the Iranian Internet assets, (which would probably generate a lot more cash) and Iran's websites and domains could be purchased by anyone. The possibilities are endless. Can you imagine the Saudis or the Israelis getting hold of Iran's official government website? And the effect on Iranian commerce would be a disaster.
“The payments are just one aspect of the judgment,” Darshan-Leitner said. “It’s the assets themselves that we were awarded. This is the first time that terror victims have moved to seize the domain names, IPs and Internet licenses of terror-sponsoring states like Iran in an attempt to satisfy their court judgments. The Iranians must be shown that there is a steep price to be paid for their sponsorship of terrorism. In business and legal terms it is quite simple — we are owed money, and these assets are currency worth money. We remain committed to helping these American families satisfy their judgments.”
Well done, Ms. Darshan-Leitner!
UPDATE: I've received a couple of e-mails that mention that the Europeans and EU internet organizations will not go along with this. Au contraire! First of all, EU groups like RIPE are bound by international treaty to be subservient to ICANN when it comes to internet and domain rulings.
And second, almost all European countries have treaties with the U.S. agreeing to reciprocation. That means that we honor financial judgments in those countries' courts as valid in ours, and they do the same for judgments in U.S. courts. As a matter of fact Iran lost a nice chunk of money a couple of years ago when Italian courts honored a U.S. District court judgement and allowed the seizure of two Iranian government bank accounts to help satisfy that judgment.
I also plead guilty to not bothering to run a number of comments like this one ( anonymous, of course):
In a total breakdown of international law, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, a Jewish attorney, has successfully triggered a judgement by the U.S. district court (which is totally overrun by corrupt Jewish judges) which will allow the seizure of Iran's internet assets via theft of their national .ir web designation.
Here is what went down: The Israeli Mossad, in the name of Iran, staged a large number of rocket attacks against Israel from Gaza, which gave Israel the "right" to inflict hundreds of billions of dollars of damage against Palestine in the form of bulldozings and murder campaigns, and as a bonus, provided a front from which a lawsuit could be launched against Iran to steal their assets. Since ICANN, which regulates the web is in America, this theft can be enforced via this court order.
This signals an entirely new era of Jewish corruption, if they get away with this I cannot possibly see how the web around the world will survive, and VIOLENCE IS THE ONLY ANSWER. You HAVE TO have a hot war over something like this.
You cannot have a stable world which is so web dependent being subjected to bogus judgements such as this. Into the mix as part of the settlement was the ENFORCED FACT that IRAN DID 911 AND HAD TO PAY REPARATIONS. Yet obviously no mention of Urban Moving systems was made, and the fact that Larry Silverstein himself had explosives planted in building 7 to bring it down, and himself gave the order to do so. The fact that Iran was judged responsible for 911 proves corruption at the highest levels of the American government, where Kikedom is living an orgy of deception and injustice. It cannot get any worse than this.
This judgement against Iran is so unjust it amounts to an act of war or a mugging by a crack head, and it is STUNNING NEWS that is NOT BEING REPORTED IN THE MSM.
This CANNOT and WILL NOT be reported in the MSM despite it being EARTH SHATTERING NEWS simply because too many people out there know Iran is completely innocent. This means that this court proceeding has to proceed in secrecy the same way antidepressant damage and tainted vaccines are totally not allowed in the press, as is the real truth about Fukushima, nuclear blackmail, and the Japan earthquake. The only way the Jews can get away with a crime this big is to keep it buried entirely.
And I do not believe for a minute that Nitsana Darshan-Leitner believes her case is real, she simply knew she had a corrupt judge available and WENT FOR IT for Israel. And one thing I have learned about thieves is once they discover they can get away with stealing, the thefts increase until they wreak total destruction on the innocent. This could be the end of the web and the end of all pretend global stability, who is next?
When we stop laughing, it's important to realize a little something that's true about 90% plus of the creatures whom call themselves 'anti-ZIonists' or are involved the BDS movement. As the above screed makes clear, when they say 'Israel' they mean Jews. It's simply a more politically correct way of saying it. And that applies to a number of people with Jewish surnames who are part of this movement, or want the viewpoints of people like a Jewish Voice For Peace acknowledged as legitimate 'dialogue'.