Monday, June 21

Second TWA Flight 847 Hijacker Smoked

News came over the weekend (via The Jawa Report) that a US missile strike took out TWA hijacker Mohammed Ali Hamadi. The US has had a $5 million reward for his capture:

June 13, 1985: Terrorists hijack TWA Flight 847, killing Navy Diver Robert Stethem and dumping his body onto the tarmac.

To bring these murderers to justice, the United States Government is offering a reward of up to $5 million. The money is available under a program to obtain information that helps punish those responsible for past international terrorist acts against U.S. persons or property and prevent future such acts. - RFJ

This is the terrorist that (our 'friends') the Germans had caught and refused to hand over to the US. Instead, when they decided to release him, they sent him back to a country that does not have an extradition treaty with the US.

Current and former American officials said they had pushed for two decades to gain custody of Hammadi and try him in a U.S. courtroom, but they ran into political and legal resistance from Germany. U.S. prosecutors originally sought Hammadi's extradition after he was arrested at the Frankfurt airport in 1987, but Germany denied the request and put him on trial locally instead.

Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official in the Reagan administration who oversaw efforts to extradite Hammadi in 1987, said German authorities threw obstacles in the way of U.S. prosecutors at that time and only reluctantly cooperated.

"They were not open at all," she recalled. "We knew he would be released early, way back then." - Washington Post
(Link to previous post)

Mohammed Ali Hamadi was one of four terrorists who hijacketed TWA flight 847. He is now the second of the group to have his life end in a violent explosion, the first being Imad Mugniyah who died in 2008. This leaves the following two TWA hijackers on the run:
First, there is TWA Flight 847 hijacker Hassan Izz-Al-Din.

Finally, there is TWA Flight 847 hijacker Ali Atwa.
He is currently wanted by the United States government for involvement in the June 14, 1985, skyjacking of TWA Flight 847. (He allegedly intended to help hijack the plane but was bumped from the flight. He was arrested but was then released by the Greek government as part of the deal to release the hostages. [Note: To get some Greek hostages released] He then re-joined the hijackers in Algiers onboard the hijacked airplane).This hijacking resulted in the death of United States Navy diver Robert Stethem. - Wikipedia

The planet will be much better off without these terrorists occupying it.
Two TWA Terrorists down, two to go. I have been following this issue since the beginning of 2006 (See 'TWA 847 Hijacking' tag). It is nice to see that progress is being made in removing this scum from the earth.

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