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Iran arrests would-be hijacker on Syria-bound airplane
JerusalemPost ^ | Novembewr 27, 2010 | AP

Posted on 11/27/2010 2:40:27 AM PST by Tennessee Nana

TEHERAN, Iran — Iran's state radio says a man attempting to hijack a plane bound for Syria was arrested on board.

The radio says security guards on the Teheran-Damascus flight prevented the attempt and arrested the suspect. No one was hurt in the incident.

The report says an unspecified number of Iranian lawmakers were on the plane, en route to a parliamentary conference in Damascus.

Saturday's report did not identify the would-be hijacker or provide further details.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: iran; syria
Interesting
1 posted on 11/27/2010 2:40:30 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Now this guy might really turn out to be Amish.


2 posted on 11/27/2010 3:57:16 AM PST by mowowie
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To: Tennessee Nana

Wonder if the man arrested was a danger to the West or a danger to Islam. He may have been a problem to Iran’s present regime. Or, far more likely, he may have been a danger to no one and been merely a prop to enhance Iran’s image upon the world stage.


3 posted on 11/27/2010 4:11:28 AM PST by David Isaac
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To: David Isaac

Yes I wonder if he is Israeli...

and then again you may be right that it is propaganda...


4 posted on 11/27/2010 4:13:38 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana
I can understand someone trying to hijack a plane out of Iran,but to SYRIA? Great horny toads! Who would think Syria was better than Iran? Trading Ahmadinejad’s gulag for Assad's gulag is an improvement?
5 posted on 11/27/2010 4:41:40 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I wonder what the Sharia punishment is for hijacking.


6 posted on 11/27/2010 4:47:19 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: MasterGunner01

The plane was going to Syria...

The article doesnt say where the hijacker wanted to go...


7 posted on 11/27/2010 4:50:17 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: R. Scott
The man or woman hijacker has already been tortured to death and his/her immediate family have been arrested and tortured to death. The secondary members of the family have been rounded up, tortured, made to sign confessions and sentenced to prison and hard labor for 5 years. The neighbors and tertiary family members have been rounded up and threatened with violence. The Iranians and Syrians are in the same dictatorial kettle and the treatment of such offenders is sure to be horrendous.
8 posted on 11/27/2010 5:25:29 AM PST by Netz
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To: FARS
Ping.

5.56mm

9 posted on 11/27/2010 5:27:26 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Tennessee Nana
Did this guy get through a full body scanner? Did anyone check his junk? Or was he wearing a burka and let through without a touch.
10 posted on 11/27/2010 5:41:23 AM PST by McGruff
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To: Tennessee Nana

A spokesman for the TSA acknowledged the agency’s humiliation as it falls behind in the record of “would-be” terrorist busts.

“We will be commencing Phase 2 enhancements to the Obama administration’s feel-up policy. All passengers will now receive a wedgie and de-pantsing. This is a matter of utmost urgency and necessary to protect the workers of America.”


11 posted on 11/27/2010 6:02:06 AM PST by motor_racer (That which you manifest is before you.)
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To: McGruff

Grandma was sexually assaulted by the TSA before she got on the plane to go to her sons for Thankgiving...

so its all good...

wez safe...


12 posted on 11/27/2010 6:20:16 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: mowowie

nah...definitely a Mormon


13 posted on 11/27/2010 6:32:01 AM PST by evad (Every time a conservative votes, a liberal cries)
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To: Netz
...and the treatment of such offenders is sure to be horrendous.

IOW, they've been granted political asylum in the US, relocated to a new home in suburban US, and are now being trained to work as TSA inspectors. /s

14 posted on 11/27/2010 7:45:42 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Tennessee Nana; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

I’m pretty sure all planes flying out of Iran are headed for Syria. ;’) :’D


15 posted on 11/27/2010 8:32:21 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Netz

Yea, I wouldn’t want to live there.


16 posted on 11/27/2010 2:30:17 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Netz

“The man or woman hijacker has already been tortured to death and his/her immediate family have been arrested and tortured to death. The secondary members of the family have been rounded up, tortured, made to sign confessions and sentenced to prison and hard labor for 5 years. The neighbors and tertiary family members have been rounded up and threatened with violence.”

Yikes! And I thought TEXAS was tough!;)


17 posted on 11/27/2010 6:11:00 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001
...and the treatment of such offenders is sure to be horrendous.

Bring out the industrial crane... The buzzards, crows, and vultures are hungry...
18 posted on 11/27/2010 9:36:35 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Tennessee Nana; All

Then again he might have been trying to capture or kill the parliamentry members.


19 posted on 11/27/2010 10:32:10 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: R. Scott

Those that do live there are DYING to leave but cannot. This is also known as a Theocratic REPRESSIVE and extremely crazed regime. I can understand the desparation of an individual who wants to hijack a passenger plane to Syria of all places! The problem is, is that Syria is aligned with Iran and would therefore kill the hijacker at the behest of Iran or visa-versa.


20 posted on 11/27/2010 10:55:53 PM PST by Netz
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To: Frank_2001

Texas is child’s play compared to both Iran and Syria. Texans unreigned are still like Jimmy Carter next to both the Iranian and Syrian leaderships...


21 posted on 11/27/2010 10:57:24 PM PST by Netz
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To: Tennessee Nana

He wanted to go to Cuba..


22 posted on 11/28/2010 1:46:26 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: gleeaikin; All

hostage capture of regime personnel to free someone or others imprisoned by the regime or at worst kill them in revenge crossed my mind, too.


23 posted on 11/28/2010 3:14:24 PM PST by FARS (Be healthy, happy and thrive)
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