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Posted on 09/21/2019 12:53:17 PM PDT by Morgana
FULL TITLE: Greek police arrest man accused of brutal killing of US Navy diver whose body was dumped on Beirut airport tarmac during 17-day hijacking of TWA flight 847 in 1985
A Lebanese man accused of involvement in the hijacking of a TWA plane and the murder of a US navy diver has been arrested in Greece, police said on Saturday.
The 65-year-old was spotted by policemen in the island of Mykonos and detained on Thursday, a statement said.
Greek authorities said there was a European arrest warrant issued by Germany for the hijacking as well as a kidnapping committed in 1987.
Greek media said he was involved in June 14, 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847 and the murder of an American passenger.
He was also wanted in connection with a 1987 kidnapping crime, possibly related to his release in return for the freeing of two German citizens held hostage by his accomplices in Lebanon, the source said.
The TWA 847 flight from Cairo to San Diego with stops in Athens, Rome, Boston, and Los Angeles was hijacked shortly after taking off from Athens in 1985.
The hijackers demanded the release of Shi'ite Muslim prisoners from Israeli custody.
Those on board endured a three-day intercontinental ordeal with TWA pilot John Testrake being forced to crisscross the Mediterranean with his 153 passengers and crew members, from Beirut to Algiers and back again, landing in Beirut three times before he was finally allowed to stop.
Some passengers were beaten and a U.S. Navy diver, Robert Strethem who was on board the aircraft was beaten and murdered. Dozens of passengers were held hostage over the following two weeks. In all, the hijack lasted some 17 days.
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The Democrats will have him smuggled in over here. He is the type they cater to.
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I’ll bet he can vote over 100 times.
“WTF Iran has never been dealt with EXCEPT to basically give them the means to produce Nukes”
Iran can’t even make soap. They still in the dark age.
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