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  • The Bizarre Death - and Life - of Publicist/CIA Operative Michael Sands (Exclusive)

    04/15/2012 3:45:36 PM PDT · by null and void · 11 replies
    The Wrap ^ | Published: April 13, 2012 @ 12:31 pm | Frank Swertlow
    Michael Sands, an effusive Hollywood publicist, has died after a bizarre accident in the deli section of an upscale supermarket in Century City, where he choked to death on a sample of meat. Best known as the brains behind Mr. Blackwell’s annual Worst Dressed List, Sands also was an inveterate self-promoter who claimed to be an undercover CIA operative who may have helped in the capture of Abu Abbas, the terrorist behind the hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship in 1985. He was 66. “He was eating a beef sample, and since he has narrow airways due to Chronic...
  • Muslim group claims royal wedding is legitimate terror target

    04/28/2011 12:49:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4/27/11 | Victoria Ward
    Muslim group claims royal wedding is legitimate terror targetThe royal wedding is a “legitimate target” for a terrorist attack because of Britain’s foreign policy and the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, a radical Islamic group has claimed. By Victoria Ward 1:57PM BST 27 Apr 2011 Muslims Against Crusades, which had its application to protest on Friday turned down by police, yesterday urged Muslims to stay away from central London when Prince William marries Kate Middleton and to avoid all means of public transport due to the heightened risk of an attack. Assad Ullah, leader of the extremist campaign group, insisted...
  • Iraqi Army, Police and Coalition advisors arrest 10 Ansar Islam operatives

    08/04/2009 1:34:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 776+ views ^ | August 4, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ PRESS DESK BAGHDAD, Iraq Press Release A090804-02 August 4, 2009 Iraqi Army, Police and Coalition advisors arrest 10 Ansar Islam operatives BAGHDAD – Mosul Special Weapons and Tactics and Iraqi Army soldiers, with Coalition advisors, conducted a series of raids on July 24 that targeted and successfully captured key leaders and operatives of Ansar al Islam in Mosul. Fakri Hadi Gari, also known as Abu ‘Abbas and Mullah Halgurd, assessed to be the deputy commander for Ansar al Islam was arrested during this raid. He is believed to be responsible...
  • Saddam friendly to terror groups

    03/21/2008 9:48:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 678+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 21, 2008 | Rowan Scarborough
    Newly declassified documents show a number of links between the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein and violent terrorist or Islamist groups, many of them dating from the early 1990s. A Pentagon-funded study of the documents failed to find a direct link between Saddam and al Qaeda, the group that carried out the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. But it did establish Iraqi support for Egyptian Islamic Jihad, whose leader Ayman al-Zawahri merged the group with al Qaeda years later. The papers also show that Saddam's Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS) maintained a working relationship with Palestinian terrorist groups, secretly...

    04/01/2007 7:48:56 AM PDT · by Valin · 3 replies · 369+ views
    On February 20, The Jamestown Foundation published information on a new Sufi insurgent group in Iraq, known as The Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order (Terrorism Focus, February 20). The group had declared its existence by posting a video on January 17 of what it claimed were operations against coalition troops, displaying attacks on Humvees along with other operations (Terrorism Focus, February 20). On March 14, the group released a new posting, claiming two more attacks on coalition interests in Iraq. The group's announcement explains that the operations were to avenge the memory of Muhammad Abbas, also known...
  • At Home in Baghdad

    08/09/2006 10:44:05 AM PDT · by ikez78 · 10 replies · 562+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/9/2006 | Laurie Mylroie
    Abu Abbas, head of the Palestine Liberation Front, was captured in Iraq shortly after the fall of Baghdad and died of natural causes in U.S. custody the following year. Notorious for the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro, Abbas's most deadly terrorist attack actually occurred in 1974, when a PLF assault in northern Israel killed 36 people. Abbas was also behind a foiled attack on a Tel Aviv beach in May 1990, when the U.S. was first trying to establish a dialogue with the PLO. Abbas's assault interfered with those efforts, and Iraq's invasion of Kuwait two months later halted...
  • The Overwhelming wrong 'Palestinian' Arab Muslims

    06/16/2006 11:47:19 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies · 617+ views
    FreeIsraelNow ^ | June 16 2006
    The Overwhelming wrong "Palestinians"A terrible majority & mainstreamI do try to be tolerant to everyone, frankly, their 70% support for genocide does not help me. The entire "Palestinian" society is a sick system, from the indoctrination to the death cult (recruiting to or glorifying mass murderers as "martyrs") to their mainstream media to their mainstream schools/Mosques, etc. Suffice to say, Watch a normal Israeli TV program VS a "normal" 'Palestinian' one, an all out warning if you attempt to listen to their Friday sermons from the mosques., the problem is not just with a "fringe" group, or just...
  • Islamofascism, the broader, deeper & wider reality - How radical Islam makes you into a fascist!

    06/17/2006 10:56:58 PM PDT · by NeoOldCon · 1 replies · 1,471+ views
    How [radical] Islam makes one into a fascist, whether you are Arab, black, etc. The broader view of the deep & wide reality of Islamofascism What do the Arab Muslim massacre in NYC WTC, The Pakistani Muslim bombing in London, the Arab Muslim bombing in Madrid, an Indonesian attack on Australians in Bali, an Arab Muslim racist attack on an ordinary Jew in Paris, Arabs' onslaught in the genocide campaign in Sudan, WW2's Bosnian Muslims attacking Christian Serbs, Jordanian Arab murderer: Zarqawi that seperated (Nazi style) between Shiite & Sunni kids on a bus, Arab slave masters in Mauritania, a...
  • Leon Klinghoffer: 20 Years Later (Debbie Schlussel On A Unpunished Atrocious Crime Alert)

    10/11/2005 1:48:53 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 793+ views ^ | 10/11/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    Recently, Lisa Klinghoffer e-mailed me about an important anniversary: the murder of her father, Leon Klinghoffer, by Islamic terrorists. 20 years ago, this past Saturday (October 8), Leon Klinghoffer -- a helpless 69-year-old in a wheelchair on a cruise ship -- was cruelly murdered for the dual crimes of being a Jew and an American. After hijacking the ship, cowardly Palestinian terrorists assassinated Klinghoffer by gunshot and threw his body overboard, a plot masterminded by Abu Abbas. Leon Klinghoffer: American Hero in Life & Death Here's what one of many, who've written posthumous notes to Klinghoffer over the years through...
  • President Bush Urged To Protest Antisemitic Broadcast At White House Meeting with Abbas

    05/27/2005 6:48:13 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 548+ views
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center has urged President Bush to protest the broadcast of an antisemitic sermon by Palestinian TV during his May 26th White House meeting with PA President Abbas. The request to the President by Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, dean and associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (respectively) came on the heels of a May 13th genocidal sermon broadcast live on Palestinian Television by Gaza cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Mudairis. In that sermon, Mudairis, who appears frequently on Palestinian Television, charged that, "The Jews are the cancer spreading all over the world...the Jews are a virus like...
  • Clinton Talks Tough on the Palestinians; Sharon Eases Up-(sly Hillary, political chameleon!)

    05/25/2005 7:22:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 387+ views
    NYSUN.COM ^ | MAY 25, 2005 | ELI LAKE
    New York's junior senator yesterday was sharper in her criticism of the Palestinian Authority than Israel's Likud prime minister at the annual policy conference for America's largest pro-Israel lobby. Before thousands of activists of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Senator Clinton, a Democrat of New York, criticized Palestinian textbooks and other materials that "infect" young minds with anti-Semitism. "Using children as pawns in a political process is tantamount to child abuse," she said to cheers from activists. "And we must say it has to end now." By contrast, the main speaker at the conclusion of the Aipac conference, Prime...
  • Top Al Qaeda Aid Captured (Abu Abbas)

    05/10/2005 12:08:56 AM PDT · by Qwinn · 15 replies · 1,398+ views
    The Australian ^ | 05/09/05
    Top al-Qaeda aide captured May 09, 2005 IRAQ says security forces have captured a key aide to the al-Qaeda leader in Iraq, Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. A government statement today said Amar al-Zubaydi, also known as Abu Abbas, was captured three days ago in Baghdad. It said he helped plan an attack on Abu Ghraib prison in April in which up to 60 insurgents attacked a US base with suicide car bombs and rocket-propelled grenades, wounding at least 20 US troops and 12 detainees. Zubaydi was also involved in a string of car bombings in Baghdad in April, the...
  • Iraq says captures key aide to Zarqawi

    05/08/2005 9:16:12 AM PDT · by TexKat · 75 replies · 1,403+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/8/05
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq said on Sunday that security forces had captured Amar al-Zubaydi, a key aide to the al Qaeda leader in Iraq, Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. A government statement said Zubaydi, also known as Abu Abbas, was captured three days ago in Baghdad. It said he helped plan attacks on Abu Ghraib prison in April that wounded U.S. troops and several inmates as well as a string of car bomb attacks in Baghdad.
  • Fatah gunmen attack Palestinian police station

    03/04/2005 3:18:38 PM PST · by Alex Marko · 6 replies · 408+ views
    NABLUS, West Bank, March 4 (Reuters) - Palestinian militants fired on a Palestinian police station on Friday in an incident that underscored difficulties new President Mahmoud Abbas faces in trying to impose law and order in the West Bank and Gaza. The incident began when a member of the militant al-Awda Brigades, part of Abbas's Fatah faction, came to the station in the West Bank city of Nablus to visit his jailed brother, but was refused permission to see him by police. The militant shouted threats at police and was then beaten by them before he called in other gunmen...
  • WSJ: Oil for Terrorism -- The U.N. scandal details get worse by the day.

    11/23/2004 5:57:52 AM PST · by OESY · 18 replies · 2,016+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 23, 2004 | Editorial
    Last week certainly was instructive about the epic... United Nations Oil for Food program. First came Monday's hearings in Norm Coleman's Senate Subcommittee on Investigations where we learned that Saddam Hussein gamed the program for twice as much unmonitored revenue as previously thought -- $21.3 billion, up from $10 billion. Also fascinating was chief weapons inspector Charles Duelfer's testimony that he believes, based on what high-level Iraqi sources have told him, that U.N. Oil for Food director Benon Sevan did in fact profit from Iraqi oil vouchers. Mr. Sevan continues to deny the allegation. Then on Wednesday Henry Hyde's House...
  • What Wilson Didn’t Say About Africa: Joseph Wilson's Silent Partners

    10/25/2004 12:32:12 PM PDT · by Fedora · 180 replies · 20,950+ views
    Original FReeper research | 10/25/2004 | Fedora
    What Wilson Didn’t Say About AfricaJoseph Wilson's Silent PartnersBy Fedora with help from a few FReeper friends Former ambassador Joseph Wilson has been a leading spokesman for critics who accuse President Bush of basing his case for war against Iraq on forged documents purporting that Iraq attempted to buy uranium from Niger. Wilson’s charge has been discredited by a Senate investigation,1 but what remains unanswered are questions arising from what is now known about French intelligence’s role in pushing the forged documents on British and US intelligence. The role of France and Wilson in undermining Bush’s case for war looks...
  • - PROOF of links between Saddam and global terrorists (MUST READ)

    10/21/2004 2:26:09 AM PDT · by igoramus987 · 14 replies · 1,164+ views
    National Review ^ | October 20, 2004 | Deroy Murdock
    Americans who still believe Saddam Hussein had no ties to terrorists in general or al Qaeda in particular should visit This website is adapted from a speech I delivered on September 22 at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. includes photographs of Baathist-supported terrorists, pictures of the mayhem they have perpetrated, and portraits of those they have killed, including American citizens. It offers disturbing proof that Saddam Hussein and his regime operated a one-stop-shop for terrorists, including cash, diplomatic assistance, safe haven, training, and even medical care. Readers may be startled to see, among other things, copies of checks given...
  • Could There Finally Be A Link Between the Oil for Food Scam and Terrorism?

    05/03/2004 2:38:32 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies · 557+ views
    Freedom Alliance ^ | April 28, 2004
    Dulles, Virginia – “Evidence provided to Chairman Chris Shays' (R-CT) House Subcommittee investigating the Oil for Food scandal suggests that at least 270 individuals, organizations and businesses stretching from the UN to Paris to Moscow to the Vatican to the Middle East and elsewhere may have benefited from the scheme including the person at the UN, Benon Sevan, who was responsible for running the program. One of the most chilling aspects of the scandal was brought out by Rep. Doug Ose (R-CA) who noted that among the 270 names included, one was the late Abu Abbas, one of the world's...

    03/30/2004 11:47:29 PM PST · by Edward_Daley · 8 replies · 368+ views
    The Daley Times-Post ^ | 03/31/04 | Edward L. Daley
    THE TRUTH BE KNOWN By Edward L. Daley A recent MSNBC news story titled 'Hussein loyalists fade as factor in violence' ( states that foreign and Iraqi Islamic extremists (terrorists) are the dominant forces responsible for attacks on civilians and security forces in Iraq. Upon reading this story I found myself asking the following question. Why are so many people convinced that the Iraq War is not a part of the war on terrorism? All year long I have been hearing leftists in both the U.S. and abroad reiterating that claim, yet the current situation in Iraq contradicts their assertion....
  • Palestinians honor Achille Lauro hijacker

    03/25/2004 10:47:13 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 184+ views ^ | Friday, March 26, 2004
    TROUBLE IN THE HOLY LANDPalestinians honor Achille Lauro hijackerTerrorist responsible for killing Jewish American 'great national fighter' Posted: March 26, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Known globally for ordering an attack in which a wheelchair-bound Jewish American tourist was shot and thrown overboard from a cruiseliner, Muhammad Abbas nevertheless was eulogized by Palestinians this week as a "great national fighter." Abu Abbas The leader of the Palestine Liberation Front terrorist group, who died in a U.S. prison in Baghdad, was buried Tuesday in Syria. He was responsible for the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro in Italy in which Leon Klinghoffer...
  • Paul Greenberg : The Death of Abu Abbas – and Hope in the Middle-East

    03/19/2004 10:12:33 PM PST · by quidnunc · 6 replies · 155+ views
    Tribune Media Services ^ | March 20, 2003 | Paul Greenberg
    The body was shipped out of Baghdad. That's where Abu Abbas, aka Abul Abbas, né Muhammad Abbas, had been apprehended by American forces last April. By then this man of many names had accumulated a rap sheet going back 30 years, beginning with the time he personally wiped out a family in Nahariya, Israel. (Only the mother lived to tell the tale.) Now he is said to have died of a heart attack while in custody, the first sign that he ever had a heart. Naturally he will be given a hero's burial by the Palestine Authority. For Abu Abbas...
  • Report Details Saddam's Support for Terrorists Who Killed Americans

    03/14/2004 11:14:37 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 28 replies · 5,341+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/14/04 | Limbacher
    Saddam Hussein supplied financial support, training and shelter for an array of deadly terrorist organizations right up until the onset of the Iraq war a year ago, including such notorious groups as Hamas, Ansar al-Islam, the Palestinian Liberation Front, the Abu Nidal Organization and the Arab Liberation Front, according to a comprehensive report released by the Hudson Institute. Titled "Saddam's Philanthropy of Terror," the report details the role played by terrorists supported by Saddam's regime in an array of infamous acts that killed hundreds American citizens both inside and outside the U.S. before and after the Sept. 11 attacks -...
  • Palestinians say US will hand over body of Abbas

    03/13/2004 7:42:39 AM PST · by knighthawk · 23 replies · 451+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | March 13 2004 | Reuters
    The Palestinian Authority said it had received US agreement to hand over the body of Mohammed Abbas, the mastermind of the 1985 Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacking, for burial in Palestinian territory. However Palestinian Minister of Telecommunications and Technology Azzam al-Ahmad said Israel had yet to approve such a burial for Abbas, 56, who died in US custody in Iraq on Tuesday. Abbas was captured by American forces in Iraq nearly a year ago. "The American side in Baghdad agreed to give us the body of Mohammed Abbas to be buried in the Palestinian territories," Mr al-Ahmad said. "The Red...
  • One less terrorist

    03/12/2004 12:20:07 AM PST · by DeuceTraveler · 3 replies · 320+ views
    TownHall ^ | March 12th, 2004 | Oliver North
    One less terrorist Oliver North (archive) March 12, 2004 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It started on my 42nd birthday -- Monday, Oct. 7, 1985. No sooner had I arrived at my office in the White House that morning, than the senior watch officer in the Situation Room called. No hard intelligence was available yet, but something was amiss in the Mediterranean. What we did know was that it was an Italian cruise ship, the Achille Lauro, and it was about 30 miles from Port Said, Egypt where four Palestinian terrorists had embarked carrying grenades, guns and ammunition. Years before Sept. 11,...
  • US 'assassinated' Abu Abbas: Palestinian group

    03/10/2004 5:51:35 AM PST · by veronica · 42 replies · 195+ views ^ | 3-10-04 | Staff
    US 'assassinated' Abu Abbas: Palestinian group The Palestinian Liberation Front (PLF) has accused the United of the "assassination" of its leader Abu Abbas, who the Pentagon said had died of natural causes in US custody. "We hold the US administration responsible for the assassination of Abu Abbas, the Arab Palestinian national leader," Nazem Yussef, PLF representative in Lebanon, told AFP. "They had stopped giving him medicines for 10 days at the detention centre in Iraq, and he had been suffering from heart problems and blood pressure," Mr Yussef said. A Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday that Abu Abbas, the Palestinian who...
  • The Road to Hell Is Paved with Acts of Terror - A Saddam friend dies

    03/10/2004 5:38:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 357+ views
    NRO ^ | March 10, 2004 | Deroy Murdock
    Perhaps, somewhere in hell, Palestinian terrorist Abu Abbas has started to shovel coal into a giant fire for the next...forever. While the world will hardly miss the former secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Front, news of his death may have made Saddam Hussein weep. Born in 1948, Abbas died in American custody in Iraq Tuesday, apparently of natural causes. According to a news release from the Coalition Joint Task Force in the Iraqi capitol, "U.S. forces have held Abbas since he was captured in Baghdad on April 14, 2003." His path into American hands illustrates why Operation Iraqi Freedom...
  • Achille Lauro mastermind dies in custody

    03/09/2004 11:50:35 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 158+ views ^ | Wednesday, March 10, 2004
    WAR ON TERROR Achille Lauro mastermind dies in custodyPalestinian Abu Abbas sheltered by Saddam until capture by U.S. Posted: March 9, 20044:15 p.m. Eastern © 2004 The Palestinian mastermind of the 1985 Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacking in Italy, Mohammad Abbas, has died in U.S. custody in Iraq of natural causes. An official close to Palestinian President Yasser Arafat told Reuters the death of Abbas, known as Abu Abbas, was "related to his deteriorating health situation." Abu Abbas The Palestine Liberation Front leader, believed to be in his early 60s, had been in U.S. custody since April when U.S. troops near...
  • Abu Abbas Dies in an Iraqi Prison

    03/09/2004 8:13:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies · 202+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 05:46 Mar 10, '04 | staff
    ( Muhmad Abbas, known as “Abu Abbas”, who masterminded the Achilles Laura terror attack in 1985, died a natural death in an Iraqi jail yesterday, while in American custody. The arch terrorist stood at the helm of the Palestine Liberation Front.
  • Hijacker of Achille Lauro Dies in Iraq

    03/09/2004 2:12:19 PM PST · by GeneD · 25 replies · 191+ views
    Filed at 4:25 p.m. ET RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Mohammed Abul Abbas, head of a Palestinian splinter group and mastermind of the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro passenger ship in which an American tourist was killed, has died in U.S. custody in Iraq, Palestinian and U.S. officials said Tuesday. The ship was commandeered by Abbas' small Palestine Liberation Front. Palestinian militants threw an elderly wheelchair-bound Jewish American tourist, Leon Klinghoffer, overboard. Abbas was captured in Iraq in April by U.S. forces. Late Tuesday, officials in Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's office, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Abbas...
  • Abu Abbas Dead

    03/09/2004 12:09:54 PM PST · by Fali_G · 165 replies · 840+ views
    Abu Abbas, mastermind of 1985 Achille Lauro hijacking, dies of natural causes in U.S. custody in Iraq, says source
  • Once Wanted, Mastermind of Ship Attack Is Unwanted

    11/02/2003 6:34:50 PM PST · by Pan_Yans Wife · 8 replies · 192+ views
    The NY Times ^ | October 29, 2003 | RAYMOND BONNER
    For years, Abu Abbas was one of the world's most wanted terrorists, the mastermind of the hijacking of an Italian cruise ship in which an American in a wheelchair was shoved overboard. Now, no one seems to want Mr. Abbas, leader of a faction of the Palestine Liberation Front, who was captured by American Special Forces here in April and is in American custody. The Americans would like the Italian government, which convicted him in absentia and sentenced him to life in prison in 1986, to take him and put him in jail. But the Italians have made no move...
  • U.N. action urged to protect Arafat

    09/16/2003 12:54:19 AM PDT · by ppaul · 16 replies · 259+ views
    MSNBC News Services ^ | 9/16/03 | staff
    TODAY: Security Council to vote on resolution seeking assurances of leader’s safetyUNITED NATIONS - Facing a U.S. veto threat, the U.N. Security Council set a vote for Tuesday on a resolution, backed by Arab nations, demanding that Israel not harm or deport Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. THE COUNCIL'S decision Monday night to go to a vote on a resolution drafted by the Palestinian envoy to the United Nations, Nasser al-Kidwa, capped a day of harsh debate in which more than 40 governments took the floor to condemn a decision by the Israeli security Cabinet to get rid of Arafat through...
  • Hillary Urges Prosecution for Hijacker Pardoned by Bill

    05/03/2003 12:53:48 PM PDT · by GrandMoM · 45 replies · 317+ views
    News Max ^ | 4/03/03 | Carl Limbacher
    New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is urging Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Attorney General John Ashcroft to prosecute Palestinian terrorist Abu Abbas, the notorious mastermind of the 1985 Achille Lauro hijacking who was given a defacto exemption from prosecution by her husband because of the Oslo Peace accords. "I am writing to urge that you coordinate with Attorney General John Ashcroft to bring Abbas to the United States for prosecution as soon as possible in New York," Clinton told Rumsfeld, in a letter posted this week to her Web site. "Since Abu Abbas is responsible for the murder of...
  • Rangers come home

    04/29/2003 11:02:39 AM PDT · by disgustedvet · 4 replies · 453+ views
    Rangers return to Savannah 1st Battalion helped rescue Jessica Lynch and captured terrorists. By Noelle Phillips 912-652-0366 It's never too late or too early to welcome soldiers home from a war. So, hundreds of people, mostly women and children, screamed, whistled and waved flags at Hunter Army Airfield's air terminal Monday morning. It was 1 a.m., and it sounded like a high school pep rally. A commercial airplane carrying nearly 250 troops from 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment landed at 12:55 a.m. First, though, the Rangers had to turn in forms to U.S. Customs agents. Then, they lined up...
  • US should let Italy jail Abu Abbas

    04/29/2003 2:17:26 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 22 replies · 181+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | April 29, 2003 | Juliette Kayyem
    <p>AST WEEK in Baghdad, US special operation forces apprehended Abu Abbas, a convicted Palestinian terrorist who masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro. During the hijacking, a wheelchair-bound US citizen, Leon Klinghoffer, was murdered. The status of Abbas's captivity is now in limbo. Because Abbas is no longer a significant terrorist player and because his presence in a US court could complicate the important role of the United States in the Palestinian crisis, we should release Abu Abbas to the Italians, where he faces a lifetime in jail.</p>
  • Fears over treatment of captured leaders

    04/25/2003 4:57:23 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 26 replies · 227+ views
    Times Online ^ | 4/25/2003 | Michael Evans
    HUMAN RIGHTS organisations expressed increasing concern yesterday over the treatment of the captured Iraqis on the American “deck-of-cards” list of most-wanted regime members. Their intervention came after the detention of three more senior officials on Wednesday, including the former chief of military intelligence and the former head of the country’s military air defences. Their arrests brought the total to 11, but the Bush Administration is refusing to disclose where or in what conditions they are being held. The whereabouts of Abu Abbas, the Palestinian behind the 1985 hijacking of the cruise liner Achille Lauro, who was arrested by US special...
  • Welcome, Abu Abbas (and you're under arrest)

    04/23/2003 11:39:05 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 160+ views ^ | Thursday, April 24, 2003 | by Paul Greenberg
    Abulabas isn't the name of a French soup; he's a bloody-minded terrorist chieftain with a record that goes back at least 30 years. He started it by personally wiping out a whole family in Nahariya, Israel. (Only the mother survived to bear witness.) The outfit Abu Abbas heads -- the Palestine Liberation Front -- has been officially designated a terrorist organization by the State Department, and a life sentence is waiting for him in Italy, where the authorities requested his extradition as soon as he was caught in Baghdad last week. His rap sheet is as long as your two...
  • Did Clinton pardon Arab murderer? Farah on Arafat's campaign for the release of Abu Abbas

    04/22/2003 12:09:14 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 217+ views ^ | Tuesday, April 22, 2003 | Joseph Farah
    Bill Clinton is known for many things. He's known for using his powerful office to take advantage of women. He's known for doing everything in his power to undermine national security. He's known for putting his own legacy ahead of America's best interests. He's known for abusing the civil rights of Americans to further his own narrow political ambitions. He's known for ignoring and even covering up the growing threat of Islamo-terrorism during his administration. He's known demanding that America's one real ally in the Middle East bend over backward to make concessions to her enemies, while demanding nothing in...
  • 'Baghdad surprise'

    04/20/2003 5:28:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies · 259+ views
    The capture in Baghdad of Palestinian arch-terrorist Abu Abbas reportedly came as a total surprise to him. He apparently believed he was still safe in the Iraqi capital, even after the disappearance of his patron, Saddam Hussein. Abu Abbas first made headlines in 1985 when he hijacked the Italian Achile Lauro cruise ship, from whose deck he had shot and thrown overboard an elderly, wheelchair-bound American doctor, Leon Klinghoffer. The victim's only crime was being Jewish. This always made it difficult for PLO apologists to explain how the cold-blooded murder of a helpless old man could possibly mesh with a...

    09/24/2002 1:03:56 AM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 233+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/24/02 | URI DAN
    <p>September 24, 2002 -- JERUSALEM - Three members of a Palestinian terror cell who trained in Iraq's military camps have been arrested as they tried to make their way back into Israel, officials said yesterday.</p> <p>Israeli media reported that officials were flying to Washington to personally brief the CIA on the arrests, which took place as the United States readied its forces for battle with Baghdad.</p>

    02/02/2003 6:22:31 AM PST · by aculeus · 4 replies · 523+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 2, 2003 | URI DAN
    <p>WHILE President Bush is being urged to provide proof of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, Israel has its own proof that Iraq is ready to use deadly poison in terrorist attacks.</p> <p>"I was told to be ready to spread poison in the major Israeli water pipelines, the River Jordan or the Lake of Galilee," said Mohammed Farouq Abu Roub, a former junior officer in Palestinian intelligence.</p>
  • The Terror Masters-Abu Abbas, Arafat, Syria: They've all killed Americans.

    04/18/2003 5:51:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 153+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | April 18, 2003 | STEVEN EMERSON
    <p>Eighteen years after the execution of American Leon Klinghoffer on the Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro, the U.S. has demonstrated by the capture of Abu Abbas that it will not wipe the slate clean on international terrorism. For years, however, diplomatic niceties and misplaced State Department priorities subverted this principle, enabling purveyors of terrorism to literally get away with murder. The war of liberation in Iraq now provides the U.S. with an opportunity to ensure that those Arab leaders and regimes who have carried out or threatened attacks against this country and its citizens are subject to American justice.</p>
  • Should Israel Try Abu Abbas?

    04/18/2003 3:59:25 PM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies · 536+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4-18-03
    The American capture of arch-terrorist Mohammed Abu Abbas in Iraq this week was applauded almost throughout the world. Senior PA official Saeb Erekat called for his "immediate" release, and other Arab sources also expressed dismay, but elsewhere the arrest was seen as the beginning of a process that will lead to the meting out of true justice against a major terrorist mastermind. Abu Abbas, a PLO Executive Council member and head of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF), is wanted in the United States for the hijacking of Americans on the Achille Lauro cruise liner and the murder of the...
  • Israel lauds Abu Abbas arrest

    04/18/2003 9:32:18 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 142+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | April 18 2003 | OLIVIA WARD
    The arrest of Palestinian guerrilla leader Abu Abbas, mastermind of the 1985 Achille Lauro hijacking, is a welcome confirmation for Israel that the United States shares its singleminded pursuit of militants, and world view of "terrorism" as something that must be attacked anytime, anywhere. The fact that Abbas, nom de guerre of Mohammed Zaidan, has for years been off Israel's own radar, makes the arrest surprising, even to analysts here. But they are ready to add their backing to the U.S. contention that he belongs in the rogues' gallery of international terror. "He's definitely a big fish, and I'm not...

    04/18/2003 1:58:33 AM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 250+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/18/03
    <p>No sooner did coalition forces in Baghdad arrest Palestinian terror kingpin Mohammed (Abu) Abbas than PLO leader Yasser Arafat demanded his immediate release, claiming he enjoyed immunity from prosecution for his murderous track record.</p> <p>No dice, said the White House - and quite correctly.</p>
  • Don't give Italy 2nd shot at Abbas

    04/18/2003 2:20:57 AM PDT · by kattracks · 15 replies · 152+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/18/03 | DAVID ANDELMAN
    Don't send Abu Abbas back to Italy. They had their chance at him. And they blinked. I know. I was there. It was late Thursday, Oct. 10, 1985. For three days, Abbas, leader of a breakaway PLO group called the Palestinian Liberation Front, had held hostage an Italian cruise ship, the Achille Lauro, carrying more than 400 passengers. Among them was a 69-year-old New York tourist in a wheelchair, Leon Klinghoffer. In the course of the hijacking, Klinghoffer was shot and went over the side of the ship to his death. But that Thursday, the hostage siege was over. An...
  • Hamas: U.S. Targeting Uprising with Abbas Arrest

    04/17/2003 6:47:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies · 155+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4-17-03 | By Nidal al-Mughrabi
    GAZA (Reuters) - The founder of Palestinian militant group Hamas said on Thursday the arrest of a Palestinian guerrilla leader in Iraq suggested U.S. forces were now targeting leaders of a Palestinian uprising against Israel. "It (arrest of Abu Abbas) indicates that America is sinking its sharp teeth into Iraq and into Palestine," Sheikh Ahmed Yassin said. "It is a crusader's war against both. But it will be defeated. Our people are stronger than Israel and America," the wheelchair-bound Yassin said as 2,000 Palestinians marched to mark Palestinian Prisoner Day. Abbas, seized by U.S. forces who toppled Iraqi President Saddam...
  • No Place to Hide-Abu Abbas is not another graying Palestinian guerrilla.

    04/17/2003 4:51:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies · 156+ views
    <p>The benefits of deposing Saddam Hussein continue to flow, most recently with the capture in Baghdad of Abu Abbas 18 years after he orchestrated the hijacking that ended in the murder of Leon Klinghoffer. This would seem to prove that Saddam Hussein did in fact harbor terrorists, though some people now want to put an asterisk next to Abbas's handiwork.</p>
  • US, Italy consult over Abbas extradition

    04/17/2003 3:08:27 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies · 307+ views
    The United States is consulting with Italy over its extradition request for Palestinian guerrilla leader Abu Abbas, seized by US forces in Baghdad, a White House spokesman said. "We are considering next steps right now, consulting with the Italian Government," US National Security Council spokesman Sean McCormack said. Abbas was convicted in absentia in Italy in 1986 and sentenced to life in prison for planning the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro. A disabled, elderly American Jewish passenger, Leon Klinghoffer, was shot and thrown overboard in the attack. Abbas, who was not on board the ship during...
  • Uncovering Iraq's dirty little secrets

    04/17/2003 10:16:22 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 217+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | April 17 2003
    Saddam Hussein's forces have been routed, and the fighting is wrapping up in Iraq. Now other missions begin in earnest: Rooting out terrorists, tracking down chemical and biological weapons and destroying Iraq's arsenal of missiles - all while helping the Iraqis build a new government. There already have been successes. Exhibit No. 1 is the capture of terrorist ringleader Abu Abbas, the Palestinian murderer who organized the 1985 Achille Lauro hijacking. New Yorkers remember that atrocity well. Four men dispatched by Abbas commandeered the Italian cruise liner and separated the Jews from the other passengers. Manhattanite Leon Klinghoffer objected to...