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  • Terrorists Decide Against Hijacking Plane After Realizing It's A Boeing

    03/13/2024 12:34:31 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies ^ | 3-13-2024 | Bee Staff
    U.S. — An attack by a cell belonging to a violent extremist group was averted last week, as terrorists decided against hijacking a plane after finding out it was made by Boeing. The hijacking, which was allegedly planned to be carried out over the weekend, was called off at the last minute after the group of terrorists behind the plot discovered the flight they were targeting was a Boeing 737, which meant everyone on board — including the terrorists — would be in serious danger. "We're not going anywhere near that deathtrap," said terrorist Abu Musab Alwani, who masterminded the...
  • Disruptive passenger forces American Airlines flight to return to Albuquerque

    02/20/2024 8:15:46 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 16 replies
    KOB Albuquerque ^ | 2/20/2024 | KOB Staff
    …. “ A passenger, @DonnieDoesWorld, posted a picture saying a man tried to aggressively open the airplane door so he and five other people wrestled him down in the aisle until they landed back in Albuquerque safely. Another picture shows the man being led off the jet bridge.” … “ The FBI issued the following statement, but did not provide any additional information: “The Albuquerque Division of the FBI is aware of the incident and we are currently investigating.”
  • A Staggering New Clue on D.B. Cooper's Tie Has Blown the 52-Year-Old Case Wide Open

    01/11/2024 1:33:46 PM PST · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | JAN 10, 2024 3:25 PM EST | TIM NEWCOMB
    You wouldn’t jump out of an airplane wearing a tie. So, naturally, the most famous skyjacker to never be found, the dapper D.B. Cooper, took his tie off on Thanksgiving Eve, 1971, just before dropping out of a Northwest Orient Airlines plane somewhere south of Seattle. Now, 52 years later, Eric Ulis—the amateur sleuth who has made it his mission to solve the enduring D.B. Cooper mystery—thinks the infamous tie yields enough clues to finally reveal the skyjacker’s true identity. “I would not be surprised at all if 2024 was the year we figure out who this guy was,” Ulis...
  • BREAKING. US Navy Rescues Hijacked Israeli-Managed Oil Tanker and Captures Houthi Pirates

    11/26/2023 6:19:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/26/2023 | Streiff
    A US destroyer intercepted a hijacked Israeli-managed oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden earlier today, freed the crew, and took the Houthi pirates into custody. My colleague Jeff Charles covered the piracy in this post, High Seas Drama: Another Israeli Tanker Seized by Unidentified Attackers Near Yemen.Shortly after dawn local time, the Central Park, a small Liberian-flagged oil and chemical tanker managed by an Israeli company registered in London, sent a distress call saying it was being boarded by armed men. The USS Mason, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, was operating in the area. According to reports, the Mason directed...
  • IDF confirms Houthis hijacked ship in Red Sea, says it is not an Israeli vessel

    11/19/2023 5:19:11 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 11/19/2023 | EMANUEL FABIAN
    The Israel Defense Forces says the hijacking of a shipping vessel in the Red Sea by the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen is a “very serious incident on the global scale.” It says the ship was sailing from Turkey to India with an international civilian crew, without any Israelis aboard. “This is not an Israeli ship,” the IDF adds. The military directly blames the Houthis for the hijacking. There are no Israelis among the crew aboard the Galaxy Leader ship. Arabic-language media outlets say there are 52 crew members aboard the vessel. The Bahaman-flagged vessel is registered under a British company,...
  • Kenyan Man Charged With Plotting Sept. 11-Style Attack. U.S. prosecutors say Cholo Abdi Abdullah was acting at direction of terrorist group al Shabaab

    12/16/2020 1:07:56 PM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 16, 2020 | Corinne Ramey
    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged a Kenyan man with plotting to stage an attack in the style of Sept. 11 at the direction of al-Shabaab, a terrorist group that serves as al Qaeda’s principal wing in East Africa. Cholo Abdi Abdullah, 30 years old, traveled to the Philippines in 2016 to train as a pilot and researched how to hijack an aircraft in preparation for crashing a commercial aircraft into a building in the U.S., Manhattan federal prosecutors said. They said he acted at the direction of an unidentified senior al-Shabaab commander who was also responsible for planning a 2019...
  • Kenyan National Indicted for Conspiring to Hijack Aircraft on Behalf of the Al Qaeda-Affiliated Terrorist Organization Al Shabaab

    12/16/2020 2:32:34 PM PST · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | December 16, 2020 | Department of Justice
    Cholo Abdi Abdullah Obtained Pilot Training and Researched How to Hijack Aircraft in Order to Conduct a 9/11-Style Attack at the Direction of al ShabaabThe Department of Justice announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Cholo Abdi Abdullah with six counts of terrorism-related offenses arising from his activities as an operative of the foreign terrorist organization al Shabaab, including conspiring to hijack aircraft in order to conduct a 9/11-style attack in the United States. Abdullah was arrested in July 2019 in the Philippines on local charges, and was subsequently transferred on Dec. 15, 2020 in connection with his deportation from...
  • D.B. Cooper Deep Family Secrets

    12/12/2021 11:59:32 PM PST · by AzNASCARfan · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 12, 2021 | Dan Gryder
    This is a long documentary that finally puts this to bed in my mind... I have followed this story for 50 years now and I think he deserves a Pulitzer prize for this video that pretty much shows that the whole story has been allowed to remain a mystery as an FBI coverup, because the truth would be embarrassing. I can't say any more without being a spoiler.D.B. Cooper Deep Family Secrets
  • [Estonian Defense] Minister: Lithuania migrant influx constitutes hybrid attack

    07/24/2021 9:38:05 AM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 19 replies
    ERR News ^ | 7/24/2021
    A recent surge in illegal migration into Lithuania represents a hybrid attack on that country and the region and European Union as a whole, defense minister Kalle Laanet (Reform) says. Laanet said Friday that: "Lithuania is our close ally, and our duty is to support them immediately in this crisis." "We are also ready to send three unmanned aircraft crews to Lithuania from August 1 to improve situational awareness at the border," he added, according to a defense ministry press release. Laanet made the remarks during a phone call with his Lithuanian opposite number Agnė Bilotaitė, while both ministers agreed...
  • FBI responds to diverted flight out of Los Angeles

    06/04/2021 6:43:43 PM PDT · by blueplum · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04 Jun 2021 | Mica Soellner, Breaking News Reporter
    The FBI responded to an incident that diverted a Delta Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Friday. A man aboard a flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Nashville allegedly tried to breach the cockpit, according to a report by Fox 11 of Los Angeles, citing Albuquerque International Sunport officials...
  • Belarus Scrambles Fighter to Force Airliner to Land, Arrests Opponent

    05/24/2021 10:37:18 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 23, 2021
    Authorities in Belarus scrambled a fighter jet and flagged what turned out to be a false bomb alert to force a Ryanair plane to land on Sunday and then detained an opposition-minded journalist who was on board, drawing criticism from across Europe. In the dramatic incident, a Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jet escorted Ryanair-operated passenger plane flying from Athens to Lithuania. The plane was suddenly diverted to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, where authorities detained journalist Roman Protasevich. Data from the website showed the plane was diverted just two minutes before it was due to cross into Lithuanian airspace. After...
  • Belarus opposition says government forced Ryanair plane to land to arrest journalist

    05/23/2021 5:45:30 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
    The Ryanair plane was en route to Vilnius when it was diverted to Minsk. The opposition says the move was a bid to arrest a journalist on board who is critical of Lukashenko's government. A journalist known for his critical reporting on the Belarus government is being held at an airport in Minsk after his Lithuania-bound flight was forced to land, opposition figures said on Sunday. Exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said the journalist in question is Raman Pratasevich, who "faces the death penalty" in Belarus.
  • 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...
  • UK police attend ship 'incident' after hijack reports

    10/25/2020 10:00:13 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    arabnews ^ | 10/25/20 | AFP
    LONDON: British Police on Sunday said they were dealing with an incident on a vessel off England's south coast following reports that hijackers had attempted to take over an oil tanker. "We are aware and dealing with an ongoing incident on board a vessel which is situated south of the Isle of Wight," a spokesman for Hampshire police told AFP. The incident is reported to have taken place on the Liberian-registered Nave Andromeda crude oil tanker, according to Isle of Wight Radio, the local sation. The boat left Nigeria last week and was due to dock in Southampton earlier Sunday....
  • DB Cooper ransom money found buried along Columbia River entered the water months after skyjacking

    08/04/2020 1:15:16 AM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 3 August 2020 | LUKE KENTO, scientist claims - adding new mystery to the 49-year-old cold case A new clue may have been unearthed in the infamous 49-year-old cold case of skyjacker DB Cooper thanks to new analysis DB Cooper hijacked a Northwest Orient flight from Portland to Seattle to November 1971, before vanishing after skydiving out of the plane with $200k One of the few clues recovered in the case came in 1980 when a boy found $6,000 of Cooper's ransom money while camping in Tena Bar Analysis of that cash shows the money was submerged in water for a short amount of time...
  • 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...
  • Al-Qaida tied to Iran intelligence, military

    03/01/2003 4:36:00 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 396+ views ^ | Saturday, March 1, 2003
    Al-Qaida had extensive contacts with Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security, as well as with an elite military unit which helped the terrorists train and plot attacks against Americans, according to a former intelligence officer who recently fled Iran. Hamid Reza Zakeri, a former inspector and director of Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Ministry of Intelligence, or MOIS, member said models of the World Trade Center, the White House, Pentagon and other United States government buildings "were in our headquarters." In an explosive interview with a London-based Arabic newspaper last week, Zakeri stated that al-Qaida leader and Egyptian terrorist Ayman al-Zawahiri,...
  • Greek police release man wrongfully detained over 1985 TWA hijacking.

    09/29/2019 11:19:38 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/25/19 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    A Lebanese journalist detained on suspicion he participated in the 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847 is back home in Beirut after authorities determined they had the wrong man.
  • Germany releases Hizbollah member to Lebanon (Stethem's killer was wanted in US)

    12/20/2005 2:46:30 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 905+ views
    Reuters | December 20, 2005
    BEIRUT, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Germany has secretly released a Hizbollah member jailed for life for killing a U.S. Navy diver and returned him to Lebanon despite an extradition request from the United States, Lebanese political sources said on Tuesday. They said Mohammad Ali Hammadi, convicted of killing Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem during the 1985 hijacking of a TWA flight to Beirut and sentenced to life without parole, was flown back to Beirut last week.
  • Greek police arrest 1985 TWA hijacking subject

    09/22/2019 2:13:05 PM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    news4jax ^ | Sept. 22, 2019 | Elinda Labropoulou
    Greek police say they have arrested a 65-year-old Lebanese man on the island of Mykonos over the hijacking of TWA Flight 847 in 1985 in which a US Navy officer was killed. The suspect, named by Lebanon's foreign ministry as Mohammad Saleh, was stopped on Thursday during a routine security check when his description matched those on a German warrant for his arrest, Greek police told CNN. He was also wanted by German authorities for a kidnapping in 1987... Hijackers seized control of the Boeing 727 aircraft shortly after it took off from Athens, en route to Rome, on June...