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  • Ex-FBI Agent Indicted in Mob Killings

    03/30/2006 8:11:46 PM PST · by AJFavish · 5 replies · 321+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 30, 2006 | Tom Hays
    A retired FBI agent was indicted on murder charges Thursday for allegedly taking bribes from a mobster to supply him with inside information that led to four underworld slayings in Brooklyn. R. Lindley DeVecchio, 65, was arrested in a case of "confidential leaks, payoffs and death" dating back two decades, District Attorney Charles Hynes said. DeVecchio pleaded not guilty and was released on $1 million bail. He did not speak at his arraignment. One of the two alleged mob hitmen behind the slayings was jailed without bail. The other was in Florida, awaiting extradition.
  • 1957: Jack Gilbert Graham, terror of the skies

    01/11/2021 2:54:58 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 9 replies
    ExecutedToday.com ^ | January 11, 2016 | Headsman
    Jack Gilbert Graham was gassed* on this date in 1957 in Colorado for a cold-blooded mass murder in the skies. Just a petty crook until his turn towards cinematic infamy, Graham fell badly in debt and looked to the friendly skies to recover his financial footing.** When his mother, Daisie King, flew to Alaska to visit family on November 1, 1955, Graham purchased a $37,500 life insurance policy on her at the airport,† knowing that 25 sticks of dynamite had been packed into her luggage. When Graham’s bomb exploded minutes after departure, mom went down in the wreckage … and...
  • Chilling threat sent to air traffic controllers vowing revenge for killing of Iranian general is under investigation

    01/05/2021 10:20:18 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies
    .cbsnews.com ^ | 1/5/2021 | JEFF PEGUES
    Multiple air traffic controllers in New York heard a chilling threat Monday in audio obtained exclusively by CBS News: "We are flying a plane into the Capitol on Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged." The threat refers to Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general killed last year in a U.S. drone strike ordered by President Trump. It was made on the one-year anniversary of Soleimani's death, for which Iranian officials have long vowed revenge. It's unclear who sent the threat. While the government does not believe the warning of an attack is credible, it is being investigated as a breach of aviation...
  • Chilling threat sent to air traffic controllers vowing revenge for killing of Iranian general under investigation

    01/05/2021 5:47:39 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Multiple air traffic controllers in New York heard a chilling threat Monday in audio obtained exclusively by CBS News: "We are flying a plane into the Capitol on Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged." The threat refers to Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general killed last year in a U.S. drone strike ordered by President Trump. It was made on the one-year anniversary of Soleimani's death, for which Iranian officials have long vowed revenge. It's unclear who sent the threat. While the government does not believe the warning of an attack is credible, it is being investigated as a breach of aviation...
  • Terror Arrest Highlights How Perilous Biden’s Immigration Plans Are

    12/23/2020 7:15:10 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Dec 23, 2020 | Michael Cutler
    Biden administration would order U.S. to lower its shields. On December 16, 2020 the Justice Department issued a press release about the arrest of alleged terrorist, Cholo Abdi Abdullah, who was conspiring with other terrorists from an al Qaeda-affiliated terror organization to carry out a 9/11-style terror attack inside the United States. This substantiates a point I have made on numerous occasions, where the threats posed to America and Americans by foreign radical Islamic Terrorist organizations are concerned, the “All Clear” has most certainly not been sounded. However apparently Joe Biden and Kamal Harris never got or, more likely, never...
  • Lockerbie bombing: Alleged bomb-maker charged on 32nd anniversary of attack

    12/21/2020 9:33:45 AM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 34 replies
    Barr charges bomb maker from 32 years ago? WTH? This is what he does on his way out the door, Oh and then he throws a huge sucker punch at conservatives by saying he wouldn't touch the Bidens? Is this guy for real? Barr is a freakin hot mess. I never did warm to him. He said some good things along they way that made you think he wanted real justice but he has proven again and again there is a two tier justice system working against conservatives and President Trump. I still think he instructed Durham to investigate Trump...
  • US to announce new criminal charges Monday in Pan Am terrorist bombing

    12/20/2020 5:11:29 PM PST · by xomething · 23 replies
    cnn ^ | 12/20/2020 | Katelyn Polantz, Evan Perez
    (CNN)In one of Attorney General William Barr's final acts leading the Justice Department, he plans to announce on Monday criminal charges against an alleged bombmaker in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. The former Libyan intelligence officer Abu Agila Masud is expected to be charged for his involvement in the bombing, according to three officials familiar briefed on the matter. Monday is the 32nd anniversary of the attack, which killed 270 people, the majority of whom were Americans. The Pan Am Boeing 747 was en route from London to New York. The announcement...
  • New suspect in 1988 Lockerbie Pan Am terror bombing to be charged

    12/16/2020 12:56:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2020 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Federal prosecutors are expected to unseal new charges against a bomb-maker linked to the 1988 attack on Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, according to a report. Abu Agila Mohammad Masud, a top bomb-maker for the late Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy, is accused of constructing the explosive that downed the airliner and killed 270 people on board, the Wall Street Journal said. Masud is being held by Libyan authorities.
  • Man arrested after climbing wing of plane at McCarran International Airport

    12/13/2020 4:23:13 PM PST · by ETL · 51 replies
    FOX5 ^ | Dec 12, 2020 | FOX5 Digital Staff
    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police arrested a man on Saturday afternoon after he climbed a wing of a plane at McCarran International Airport. Police said they responded about 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 to the airport where they said the man jumped a perimeter fence and climbed the wing of a commercial plane. Several passengers aboard the flight, including Brooke Knight, posted video of the incident, showing the man falling from the wing before he was arrested.
  • Message to the Senate of the United States on the Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Relating to International Civil Aviation

    06/18/2020 1:04:58 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 18, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES:With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith the Convention on the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Relating to International Civil Aviation (the “Beijing Convention”), adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization International Conference on Air Law (Diplomatic Conference on Aviation Security) in Beijing on September 10, 2010, and signed by the United States on that same date.  I also transmit, for the information of the Senate, the report of the Department of State with respect to the Beijing Convention.The Beijing Convention is an important component of international efforts to prevent...
  • Message to the Senate of the United States on the Protocol Supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft

    06/18/2020 1:07:29 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 18, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES:With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith the Protocol Supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft (the “Beijing Protocol”), adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization International Conference on Air Law (Diplomatic Conference on Aviation Security) in Beijing on September 10, 2010, and signed by the United States on that same date.  I also transmit, for the information of the Senate, the report of the Department of State with respect to the Beijing Protocol.The Beijing Protocol is an important...
  • Feted at European Parliament, Palestinian Hijacker Rejects ‘Terrorist’ Label, Equates Israelis With…

    10/01/2017 5:07:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 28, 2017 | 8:53 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The presence at the European Parliament this week of a Palestinian who hijacked planes in Europe last century — and whose organization is on the E.U.’s terrorist list — continues to make waves, with some lawmakers and others calling for an investigation. Leila Khaled, a leading figure in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was a guest speaker at an event at the parliament complex in Brussels on Tuesday night. In 1969 and 1970, Khaled hijacked two aircraft — one Israeli, one American — in European airspace. She was arrested during the second attempt, but was soon...
  • The Left is mainstreaming Palestinian Marxist terrorists

    05/24/2019 7:11:04 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 6 replies
    A disturbing trend of open support for the Palestinian Marxist-Leninist terrorist group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, or PFLP, has emerged on the political Left amid rising anti-Semitism that hides behind the label of anti-Zionism. On May 8, San Diego State University English professor Peter C. Herman observed that an email from SDSU's Women's Resource Center included the slogan "From the River to the Sea Palestine Will Be Free," and a photo of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist Leila Khaled clutching an AK-47. Khaled is famous for hijacking two airliners in 1970. She and...
  • Iran delivered half a ton of explosives in diplomatic suitcases to Paris for jihad terror attack

    06/26/2019 3:31:43 PM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JUN 25, 2019 11:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Iran delivered half a ton of explosives in diplomatic suitcases to Paris for jihad terror attack JUN 25, 2019 11:00 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER This is the regime that the Democrats are eagerly working with in order to undermine the President of the United States. “Iran attempted attack in Paris, half a ton of explosives found – report,” by Yasser Okbi, Jerusalem Post, June 24, 2019: Half a ton of explosives was brought to Paris in a diplomatic suitcases in order to carry out a terror attack, before being foiled by French authorities, it was reported in the British media....
  • British jihadis in Syria are being recruited for suicide missions...in 'tribute to Osama bin laden'

    08/11/2015 12:36:34 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 10 replies
    DailyMailUK ^ | 8/10/2015 | David Williams
    Britons fighting for militant groups in Syria are being targeted to smuggle explosives on to Western airliners and become suicide bombers as Al Qaeda plan a spectacular attack over a major city, intelligence officials warn. The Pakistan-based, Iranian-backed Khorasan group linked to Al Qaeda is said to have sent members to 'embed' with affiliated terror groups to identify British, European and United States passport holders who could slip through security and carry a bomb on to a plane.
  • Airline Bills Woman $106,000 For Trying To Open Plane Doors Mid-Flight

    07/19/2019 7:40:52 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 19, 2019 | LEXI LONAS
    ... Chloe Haines, 25, was banned for life after she displayed “aggressive, abusive and dangerous behaviour” on the flight where she attempted to “open the aircraft doors during the flight,” according to a statement Jet2 put on their website. ... The airplane crew and some passengers had to restrain Haines until they got back to the airport. Haines allegedly screamed, “get off me, I’m going to kill everyone,”
  • Hezbollah Isn't Just In Beirut. It's In New York, Too.

    06/17/2019 6:15:26 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    In recent years, Hezbollah has stepped up its activities beyond Lebanon’s borders. This uptick has been clearest in the Middle East—in Iraq, Yemen, and especially Syria—but plots have also been thwarted in South America, Asia, Europe, and now, possibly, the United States. Reports of Hezbollah activity in North America are not new, though such reporting tends to focus on the group’s fundraising, money laundering, procurement, or other logistical activities from Vancouver to Miami. But last month, the criminal prosecution and conviction in New York of the Hezbollah operative Ali Kourani revealed disturbing new information about the extent of Hezbollah’s operations...
  • The Seeing Eyes of the West: Israeli Intelligence Continues to Uncover Terror Plots

    06/20/2019 7:53:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/20/2019 | P. David Hornik
    Last month, when Trump dispatched the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the Persian Gulf region, it was reportedly the Israeli Mossad that tipped off the U.S. “on an Iranian plan to attack either a US or a US-allied target.”If so, the warning has already been borne out as just a week later Iran—trying to bully and threaten its way out of the Trump administration’s economic chokehold—attacked Norwegian, Emirati, and Saudi oil tankers, and last week attacked a Japanese and a Norwegian oil tanker.It’s not the first time Israeli intelligence has warned of impending attacks by Iran or...
  • World’s stinkiest fruit causes flight delay

    11/07/2018 8:15:08 AM PST · by DFG · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/07/2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    An Indonesian airliner was delayed for an hour after passengers complained of an overpowering stench released from a load of the notorious thorny fruit durian, according to reports. About 2 tons of the world’s stinkiest fruit was in the cargo hold of the Jakarta-bound Sriwijaya Air flight at Bengkulu in Sumatra, the BBC reported. Boyke Ledy Watra, a reporter with Indonesia’s Antara news agency who was aboard the fetid flight, said passengers began arguing with the crew — with some almost coming to blows with flight attendants. The airline eventually agreed to remove the offending fruit and the plane took...
  • TSA's 'Quiet Skies' Program Tracks, Observes Travelers In The Air

    07/30/2018 12:19:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | July 30, 20181:23 PM ET | Camila Domonoske
    Some Americans have been trailed and closely monitored by undercover air marshals as they traveled on U.S. flights, as part of a previously undisclosed Transportation Security Administration program called Quiet Skies. The existence of the program was first reported Saturday by the The Boston Globe, citing an internal TSA bulletin from March as well as anonymous sources within the department. The Globe says the program targets travelers who are not on terrorist watch lists and are not suspected of a crime. Some air marshals involved have expressed misgivings about the domestic surveillance program, questioning whether it's legal and whether it's...