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Paroled TWA Hijacker Returns to Lebanon
AP ^ | 12/20/2005 | AP

Posted on 12/20/2005 9:25:54 PM PST by WJHII

Paroled TWA Hijacker Returns to Lebanon

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A Lebanese man serving a life sentence in Germany for the 1985 hijacking of a TWA jetliner and killing of a U.S. Navy diver has returned to Lebanon after being paroled in Germany, security and guerrilla officials said Tuesday.

Mohammed Ali Hamadi arrived in Beirut four days ago on a commercial flight from Germany, a Lebanese security official and a Hezbollah guerrilla group said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ali; hamadi; hijacker; lebanon; mohammed; stethem; terrorism; twa

1 posted on 12/20/2005 9:25:55 PM PST by WJHII
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To: WJHII

Time to send in Delta Force. This man should be killed.


2 posted on 12/20/2005 9:26:42 PM PST by WJHII
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To: WJHII

Yes, and in such a manner that it would be a real message to these rabid dune baboons..


3 posted on 12/20/2005 9:27:46 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: WJHII

He earned a hard death.


4 posted on 12/20/2005 9:27:53 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: WJHII

Why bother with Delta when a JDAM will do just fine?


5 posted on 12/20/2005 9:28:04 PM PST by neodad (Rule Number 1: Be Armed)
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To: WJHII

This is a cave by Germany to the terrorists. Merkel isn't worth a damn either.


6 posted on 12/20/2005 9:29:15 PM PST by MarkM
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To: neodad

Any way you want it just needs to be done and fast. It is time that we start to send a message to these people. If they want terror then we should give it to them.


7 posted on 12/20/2005 9:29:57 PM PST by WJHII
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To: WJHII

I am sure President Bush will make sure this thug does not see the New Year.


8 posted on 12/20/2005 9:30:49 PM PST by H. Paul Pressler IV
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To: WJHII
Stethem family members said they learned of Hamadi's release Friday from federal investigators who had worked on the case. Stethem's brother, Kenneth, blamed the U.S. government for not doing enough to keep Hamadi imprisoned.

With any luck, he'll find the New Lebanon too "hot" for his liking. Maybe he'll meet up with some of those US Navy guys whose unit is named the same as a marine mammal.

10 posted on 12/20/2005 9:36:22 PM PST by El Gato
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To: WJHII

And his head should be delivered in a box to Merkel by the U.S. Ambassador to Germany.


11 posted on 12/20/2005 9:41:51 PM PST by peyton randolph (<a href="http://clinton.senate.gov/">shrew</a>)
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To: WJHII
Life in prison should mean just that, but it doesn't. Why was this terrorist/murderer set free?

France and Germany. Germany and France. I can only conclude that the planet Earth was born with two *ss**les.
They've been there and been that way since this world began. Gawd, how I loathe those people!
12 posted on 12/20/2005 9:42:22 PM PST by ishabibble (UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL)
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To: MarkM

Germany proves as resilient as France and Spain. Not even the strength of wet toilet paper.

Where is the outrage in our government? Where is the demands that he should have been sent here? Where is the indignation at Germany bowing and scraping to terrorists?

Dead silence from the media and our own government.....

How about John McCain, has he mentioned the torture Robert Stetham went through before he was murdered?
Bastard McCain.


13 posted on 12/20/2005 9:43:42 PM PST by armydawg1 (" America must win this war..." PVT Martin Treptow, KIA, WW1)
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To: WJHII

What should happen is that Congress should issue letters of Marque and Reprisal against this POS. Here's a link as to what this is exactly: ( http://www.progress.org/archive/fold232.htm ). Needless to say, the likelihood of such action being taken is about the same as that of a snowstorm in hell.

Anyone here care to guess the odds of the collection of jelly-spined cowards in the Capitol (located in Washington, District of Criminals) would actually take such an action? These stinking cowards disgrace the memory of Lt. Stetham with their craven PC cowardice. Kofi might get upset, after all.


14 posted on 12/20/2005 9:46:38 PM PST by Bogolyubski
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To: WJHII

So much for this new woman in Germany. The suspicion is she made the trade for their hostage in Iraq (that was released this week) but the mystery: Why someone involved with Hamas, we haven't really been fighting Hamas in Iraq.


15 posted on 12/20/2005 9:48:49 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: armydawg1

Time for O'Reilly to start a boycott against Germany.


16 posted on 12/20/2005 9:49:47 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: WJHII
Time to send in Delta Force. This man should be killed.

The Honor should go to the Navy. It was a Navy man that this pig dog killed. In fact the Navy named a Destroyer after Robert Dean Stethem. I say we station the USS Stethem (DDG 63) off the coast of a Lebanon, possibly with a SEAL team embarked. She's got a helicopter pad to provide a landing spot for one possible mode of transportation. OTOH, she's also equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles. Or maybe just a smart bomb from a USN F/A-18 Hornet. Let the aforementioned pig dog worry about just which US Navy assets are coming for his ASSets.

17 posted on 12/20/2005 9:50:07 PM PST by El Gato
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To: WJHII

Did Germany release the murderer of US Navy Diver Robert Dean Stethem in order to gain the release of German Susanne Osthoff, who had been held hostage by terrorists in Iraq since November 25?



Credible sources in the Egyptian government, who were involved in the negotiations, have confirmed that this is the case.



Earlier today (Tuesday), it was announced that Mohamed Ali Hammadi had been released by the German government. Hammadi had been convicted and sentenced to life without parole by a German court for his role in the hijacking of TWA flight 847.



Robert Dean Stethem was a 23 year old steelworker and diver with the US Navy when he boarded a flight from Athens to Rome on June 14, 1985, at the conclusion of his assignment in the Middle East.



But ten minutes after takeoff, events took a fatal turn for Stethem. Two men, Hizbullah terrorists, stormed the cockpit with guns. One pulled a pin to a hand grenade, and forced the pilot to divert to Beirut.



The terrorists quickly learned that Stethem was in the US Navy, and was severely beaten. He was finally shot in the head, and his body dumped onto the tarmac in Beirut.



It would be 17 days before the remaining hostages were released.



Hammadi, the brother of Hizbullah leader Abdul Hadi Hammadi, was arrested two years after the event by German authorities. Three others implicated in the hijacking remain on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorist list: Imad Mugniyah, Ali Atwa, and Hassan Izz-Al-Din.



Mugniyah has been tied to kidnappings and bombings throughout the world over the past two decades, including the following:



* April 18, 1983 bombing of the United States embassy in Beirut, which killed 63 people including 17 Americans
* October 23, 1983 simultaneous truck bombings against the French paratroopers and US Marine killing 58 French soldiers and 241 Marines.
* September 20, 1984, he attacked the US embassy annex building.
* Linked to the numerous kidnappings of Westerners in Beirut through the 1980s – some were killed, some by beheading, and a few were eventually released

* March 17, 1992 bombings of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires Argentina, which killed 29
* July 1994 bombing of the AMIA cultural building in in Buenos Aires Argentina, killing 86 people
* Orchestrated the 2000 abductions of three Israeli soldiers in the southern part of Lebanon
* Abduction of Israeli Colonel Elchanan Tenenbaum.



There are striking similarities between terrorism of 20 years ago at the hands of Mugniyah, and the practices of the present-day terrorists in Iraq.



It is very likely that Mugniyah, who remains at large, is heavily involved in the leadership of the Iraqi “insurgency”.



It is not surprising, then, that attempts were made to force the release of Mugniyah’s compatriot and partner in crime Hammadi by kidnapping a German citizen in Iraq. Since Hammadi’s apprehension in 1987, there have been numerous attempts by Hizbullah and their allied groups to free Hammadi by exchanging him for German hostages in Lebanon in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.



The release of Hammadi shortly after the release of German hostage Susanne Osthoff is more than coincidence.



Mugniyah and his murdering thugs have finally brokered the release of Hammadi.



Robert Stethem was not the first person murdered by Hammadi and company. He almost certainly will not be the last.



The man who murdered a US Navy diver in cold blood is free - free to kill again.





For more translations and news on terrorism, visit http://www.lauramansfield.com


18 posted on 12/20/2005 9:50:39 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: WJHII

No wonder Germany gets so weak-kneed at our implementation of the death penalty. Hell, they let terrorist murderers go after twenty years. Just your run of the mill murderer probably gets two weeks house arrest, as part of a four week probation.


19 posted on 12/20/2005 9:50:43 PM PST by DoughtyOne (MSM: Public support for war waining. 403/3 House vote against pullout vaporizes another lie.)
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To: Bogolyubski
These stinking cowards disgrace the memory of Lt. Stetham

He was not an O-3 or even an O-2. He worked for a living. He was a Steelworker Second Class (DV) (Where DV stands for Diver).

20 posted on 12/20/2005 9:54:15 PM PST by El Gato
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To: Arizona Carolyn
but the mystery: Why someone involved with Hamas, we haven't really been fighting Hamas in Iraq.

He's not Hamas, he's Hizbullah, in fact his brother was a big mucky muck in that collection of losers, which of course isn't saying all that much.

Hizbullah is tight with the Iranians, who are sticking their noses into Iraq.

21 posted on 12/20/2005 10:01:51 PM PST by El Gato
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To: El Gato

Thanks for the correction. The basic point remains. Our government disgraces the memory of our fallen sailor with their acquiesence to this sleazy deal. The jihadi released by the Germans could be dealt with through any number of methods - secret executive order, letters of Marque and Reprisal, etc.


22 posted on 12/20/2005 10:10:41 PM PST by Bogolyubski
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To: El Gato; All
From Jerusalem Post:

US: We will hunt down released Lebanese hijacker

A very un-european response - live and let live you know, kumbayaa and so on.

All I can say is good hunting - and I'll drink to an exceedingly violent death to mr Hammadi.

23 posted on 12/20/2005 10:13:24 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: WJHII

He is not the only one that should be punished. Germany needs to get a thrashing.


24 posted on 12/20/2005 10:23:23 PM PST by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: El Gato

A fine idea. Very Poetic.


25 posted on 12/20/2005 10:26:10 PM PST by WJHII
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To: ScaniaBoy

Hunt him down with what?

Use our intelligence agency that can't snatch people out of Italy without staying in the finest hotels or the one that can't take terrorist to other countries without being detected by simply calling or tracking down a airplanes call letters.


26 posted on 12/20/2005 10:28:31 PM PST by Liberfighter (One man with courage is a majority)
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To: Liberfighter

We have the means and only need the will. This is not a person that needs to be questioned but killed.


27 posted on 12/20/2005 10:43:01 PM PST by WJHII
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To: El Gato

So was Hizbullah behind the latest round of kidnappings and the murder of our guy? If so, have they joined with Zarquawi and the insurgency in Iraq?


28 posted on 12/20/2005 11:20:00 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Liberfighter

Don't suppose they bugged him somehow before he was released?


29 posted on 12/20/2005 11:20:53 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: WJHII

I got to hear Captain Testrake tell his stories of that episode, he was a real heroic type and still teared up at some points. I was lucky enough to be in the cabin crew for the last flight of that particular 727 that we TWA'ers knew as the "Beirut Bomber". If you knew where to look you could still find the patches over the bullet holes in the cabin and tail surfaces. I knew too many people that suffered at the hands of this cretin and his buddies. I'm just glad that Capt. Testrake did not live to see this. I'd bet that his son, who also flew for TWA, would have some choice words for this moment.


30 posted on 12/20/2005 11:33:52 PM PST by Uriah_lost (We aren't pro-war, we're PRO-VICTORY!)
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To: WJHII
I think it is also time to pull out U.S. military bases in Germany.

Let these jerks rot! This is the thanks we get for protecting western Europe during the cold war? At solely our expense I might also add. With the exception of England, they had practically no military whatsoever. They had no need, and it saved them a bundle!

I have absolutely had with them. They are a bunch of pompous, arrogant idiots. Let western Europe (with the exception of England, of course) reap what they have sown. They want to get clobbered, let them have it.
31 posted on 12/21/2005 1:51:47 AM PST by dbehsman (NRA Life member and loving every minute of it!)
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To: Arizona Carolyn
"Don't suppose they bugged him somehow before he was released?"

I highly doubt it. Germany (rhymes with Wormany) probably would not want to offend the little b*st*rds civil rights.
32 posted on 12/21/2005 1:55:32 AM PST by dbehsman (NRA Life member and loving every minute of it!)
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To: WJHII

Time to send in Delta Force. This man should be killed



-----Exactly


33 posted on 12/21/2005 2:40:56 AM PST by WasDougsLamb (I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man)
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To: WJHII

This is a job for a Jewish hit squad.


34 posted on 12/21/2005 6:03:13 AM PST by R.W.Ratikal
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To: WJHII

Hopefully he'll be getting a candy gram from the land shark soon.


35 posted on 12/21/2005 6:14:04 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

I sent this to our local rag paper:

“Tookie” the Hero.

Once again your newspaper (which I read for free) has me shaking my head. Why would you give a big spread December 21 (AP) to for “Tookie” the killer? Don’t you people have any dignity? Why don’t you erect a statue of your beloved “Tookie” in front of the Standard Speaker building this way you can admire the killer everyday? It is bad enough that you are a Newspaper that gets your articles from a liberal bias AP but doesn’t anyone in charge there know the difference between good and evil.

Do you and your staff know who Robert Dean Stethem is? Why don’t you go Google an AP article on him? I would love to see a half page tribute to Mr. Stethem a real American Hero, who murdered 20 years ago because he was an American Marine. I don’t recall an article or picture in your paper on him during the summer to remember his brutal death by an Islamic Terrorist, but then again I’m not surprised.


36 posted on 12/21/2005 6:46:53 AM PST by angcat
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To: WJHII

Gee... It sure would be too bad if this guy was to have some kinda accident or sumtim'.


37 posted on 12/21/2005 7:24:13 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: WJHII

Good, he becomes a dead man walking...


38 posted on 12/21/2005 7:26:18 AM PST by Bender2 (Even dirty old robots need love!)
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To: Liberfighter

mossad


39 posted on 12/21/2005 7:38:13 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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