Osen LLC in the News
By Gary Osen and Ari Ungar -
Boeing’s new planes could transport bomb materiel to terrorists
When President Trump recently signed the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), most of the public attention centered on his objections to the sanctions it imposed on Russia. Therefore, it went largely unnoticed that a key provision of the law could create serious legal liability for Boeing if it goes through with its announced sale of 30 B737 Max aircraft to Iran’s Aseman Airlines.
Boeing’s excuse for selling new airplanes to a terrorist state is that the U.S. government has determined Iran is adhering to the 2015 nuclear deal. However, that Obama administration deal left Iran’s global terrorism apparatus intact and enhanced it with lavish new funding, which it is now using to try to upgrade its logistics capabilities with modern commercial aircraft. The Trump administration must use the new authority contained within CAATSA and all other tools at its disposal to prevent this sale.
By Ardith and Tonya Dressler, AZ We See It
Our Turn: Our son, Shawn Dressler, was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. Here's why we're suing Iran and the financial institutions that we believe bankrolled the attack.
This summer, instead of celebrating the 33rd birthday of our son Shawn, we will mark the 10th anniversary of his murder in a terrorist attack while he was serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq. The pain of this loss has never dissipated — but it has been channeled into a commitment to bringing justice to those responsible.
BY GUEST COLUMNIST/CLEVELAND.COM
GREEN, Ohio -- Ten years ago, near the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, terrorists murdered our son, Matthew, changing our lives forever. In the decade since, we have realized in the most difficult ways that we will never be able to repair the loss we suffered when he was killed. But we've also discovered that we can try to hold those responsible for his death accountable for what they did - and we will do everything in our power to do so.