Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?
Twice was enough for me. Where were you at?
The United States is hardly bound by the findings of a civil suit. Moreover the Judge in said case authorized the payment of $254 million in damages, not murder at sea.
Meanwhile the evidence remains unclear. While it is likely that Iran was responsible for the attack, the theory of al-Qaeda's involvement has won increasing prominence and cannot be discounted. The Secretary of Defense at the time and many high ranking officials in the CIA and INR believe it is increasingly possible that al-Qaeda played a major role, which was underlined by the 9/11 Commission Report on the subject.
In any event you failed to address the main point. Which was that this is not how a responsible democratic hegemon behaves for any number of reasons.
A federal judge ruled yesterday that Iran is responsible for the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing and ordered that the government pay $254 million to the families of 17 Americans who died in the attack in Saudi Arabia.
Iran Held Liable In Khobar Attack