Father of girl, 15, killed by speeding Saudi student who fled the US urges Biden not to do a ‘deal with the devil’ when he visits Middle East next week – but says President is more interested in oil than demanding suspect’s return to America
Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah was charged with first-degree manslaughter and felony hit-and-run in 2016 after 15-year-old Fallon Smart was killed in Oregon. But he fled the country a year later after the Saudi consulate paid $100,000 to free him on bail. A string of similar cases has led to accusations that the Saudi government is helping its citizens flee justice. Fallon’s father Seth Smart, 40, told DailyMail.com that Biden should raise the case of his daughter during his high-profile trip to Saudi city of Jeddah. ‘You know, dealing with the Kingdom of Saudi … if you’re gonna make a deal with them, it’s making a deal with the devil. They do not care about human rights,’ he said.
It didn’t help that as the World Trade Center burned on Sept. 11, 2001, the news interrupted a Carlyle business conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel here attended by a brother of Osama bin Laden. Former president Bush, a fellow investor, had been with him at the conference the previous day.
At least 13 relatives of Osama bin Laden, accompanied by bodyguards and associates, were allowed to leave the United States on a chartered flight eight days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to a passenger manifest released yesterday.
[Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.)], in a statement, said that Bush “needs to explain to the American people why his administration let this plane leave.”