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  • Hijacker an 'idiot,' not a terrorist, as 7 held on plane in Cyprus

    03/29/2016 4:54:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 29, 2016
    BREAKING: A man who claimed to be wearing a suicide belt when he hijacked an EgyptAir passenger plane and forced it to land in Cyprus Tuesday morning is “not a terrorist,” but a lovestruck “idiot,” Egypt’s foreign ministry said as authorities worked to gain the release of the last seven passengers and crewmembers still aboard. The man forced the EgyptAir Airbus A320, bound from Alexandria to Cairo, to land at Larnaca airport on Tuesday morning and demanded a meeting with his ex-wife, according to reports. He released most of the passengers, but kept three as well as four members of...
  • Hijacked EgyptAir plane flown to Cyprus; bomb suspected on board

    03/29/2016 12:46:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 29, 2016
    BREAKING: At least one armed hijacker seized control of an EgyptAir flight from Alexandria to Cairo and ordered it flown to Cyprus Tuesday morning, according to officials from both countries. A Cypriot government official told the Associated Press the hijacked plane landed at the airport in Larnaka, on the southern coast of the Mediterranean island, and that there are suspicions of a bomb on board. A second Cypriot official says there "seems like there's more than one hijacker." He says there have been no demands other than that police vehicles move away from the aircraft. Another Cypriot official said that...
  • EgyptAir hijack: Jet lands at Larnaca airport

    03/29/2016 12:23:56 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-29-2016
    An EgyptAir airliner has been hijacked and forced to divert to Larnaca airport on the south coast of Cyprus. Flight MS181, an Airbus A320 carrying 81 passengers from Alexandria to Cairo, was taken over after a passenger said he was wearing an explosives belt. Negotiations are under way but no demands have been made by those in control of the plane, reports say. A local journalist has told the BBC that some passengers had been seen leaving the plane.
  • ALL YOUR FOX ARE BELONG TO HELLARY

    02/23/2016 5:27:10 PM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 51 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 2/23/2016 | Pilgrim's Progress
    Hellary's commercial has run like 12 times on a loop. Has Fox been taken over?
  • American Muslim Man Tries to Hijack Plane, Two Christian Men Tackle and Beat Him Up

    12/06/2015 3:21:06 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 51 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 12/6/2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    BREAKING NEWS: American Muslim Man Tries To Hijack Plane And Crash It Down, Screaming, "I Want To Meet Allah", Two Christian Men Then Tackle Him Down And Beat Him Up An American Muslim man of Jordanian descent tried to hijack a German plan and crash it down, screaming "I want to meet Allah," but luckily a group of Eastern Orthodox Christian men from Serbia took him down and beat him up. He first knocked on the door and tried to get inside, when they did not open the door, he began to try to smash it open, screaming, "I want...
  • Is this man DB Cooper? Author believes missing Michigan father of four...

    11/25/2015 6:56:18 PM PST · by LucyT · 73 replies
    DailyMail.com UK ^ | 25 November 2015 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Most Americans have heard of the case of DB Cooper, who is accused of pulling off the only plane hijacking in the history of the United States that has never been solved. Now, 44 years after the brazen air heist, a Michigan author has put forward a new theory linking the mystery of DB Cooper to an obscure missing person case involving a married father of four who vanished two years before the skyjacking and was never heard from again. Over the years, the facts of the skyjacking history have become the stuff of legends: on November 24, 1971, a...
  • Jihadi attempts to hijack Pakistani naval ship a serious threat: Navy Chief

    12/03/2014 8:50:04 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Pakistani ship in high seas can pose a jehadi threat, Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan today said, citing reports of an attempt by militants to hijack a Pakistan Navy frigate in September. He said that threat of maritime terrorism is increasing and the force was prepared for it. On the reported failed attempt by Pakistani militants to hijack 'PNS Zulfiqar' in Karachi, Dhowan said it was indeed a "very, very serious situation" which the Indian Navy has taken "serious note of". While one report had then said that the plan of the militants was to use the hijacked ship to...
  • Obama’s Unaccompanied Minors Hijack Car, Threaten 91-Year-Old Vet

    10/12/2014 6:40:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/12/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Looks like these boys are going to need a double amnesty. But I’m sure Obama can deliver. Two teenage asylum seekers from Guatemala escaped a detention center in Illinois and carjacked a 91-year-old Navy veteran.The minors, age 16 and 17, were able to walk away unchallenged from Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, Illinois, outside Chicago, on Wednesday morning and carjack two victims before they were arrested more than 225 miles away outside Iowa City, Iowa, according to authorities.Police say they targeted an elderly man in Moline, Illinois, who was picking up his prescription at Walmart. They threatened him with violence,...
  • ALAS, BABYLON, Post your "post-attack" conditions of YOUR CITY here. Thread 01

    09/11/2001 12:33:38 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 131 replies · 1,553+ views
    AP, UPI, CNN, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC ^ | 11 SEP 01 (PEARL HARBOR PART 2) | DCBRYAN1
    Post your conditions or noticable behavior of your city officials here. Little Rock-
  • PHILLIPS: The tea party didn’t lose — it was hijacked!

    05/24/2014 12:02:10 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Judson Phillips
    The media narrative is on full display today. This is a narrative that the left and establishment Republicans want to spin.That spin is that the tea party is losing. The tea party lost in North Carolina and now lost in Kentucky.The tea party did not lose. But the tea party has a major problem: It is being hijacked.In 2010, the Republicans welcomed the tea party movement. The GOP was all but dead, and the tea party movement was the vehicle for a GOP resurgence. In 2012, the Republicans tried to ignore the tea party. This year, Republican consultants in D.C....
  • Why did somebody doctor photo of men who took Flight MH370? (Shortened Title)

    03/27/2014 2:03:13 PM PDT · by fso301 · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2014 | Ian Drury Candace Sutton
    Fears of a cover-up over the fate of flight MH370 grew yesterday after claims that a photo of two passengers was tampered with. Images of two men who boarded the Malaysian Airlines jet with stolen passports appear to show them having the same set of legs. CCTV footage stills released by officials three days after the Boeing 777-200 vanished from the skies shows the pair with identical green trousers and brown shoes.
  • Boeing Source: Missing Plane in Pakistan

    03/17/2014 3:01:29 PM PDT · by robowombat · 221 replies
    Lignet ^ | March 17, 2014, 5:30 p.m. |
    The Malaysian government reportedly is investigating the possibility that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 avoided radar detection and landed in Pakistan near the Afghanistan border inside Taliban-controlled territory, according to the UK Independent . . . investigators confiscated a homemade flight simulator from the pilot’s home to see if it reveals any useful information . . . the Malaysian foreign minister told reporters that Malaysia asked several Asian countries for assistance in its investigation, including Pakistan . . . Pakistan dismissed the idea that a Boeing 777 could land undetected inside the country but promised to work with the Malaysian...
  • What Pilots Think About The Crazy New Theory That The Missing Malaysia Jet Used Another Jet To Hide

    03/17/2014 1:37:17 PM PDT · by blam · 157 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-17-2014 | Alex Davies
    What Pilots Think About The Crazy New Theory That The Missing Malaysia Jet Used Another Jet To HideAlex DaviesMarch 17, 2014 Not surprisingly, the disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370 with 239 people on board more than a week ago has led some people to come up with very interesting theories about what might have happened. On his Tumblr, self-identified hobby pilot and aviation enthusiast Keith Ledgerwood put forward the most elaborate and interesting suggestion we've heard yet. He argues the 777 could have flown over India and Pakistan, avoiding military radar detection by turning off its communications systems and following...
  • Did pilot hijack MH370 as political protest against Anwar’s latest jail term?

    03/15/2014 8:48:20 PM PDT · by Geosmth · 68 replies
    With the authorities settling on what amounts to air piracy, the Daily Mail is reporting a theory that the pilot of MH370 may have hijacked the plane as a political protest against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's latest sodomy conviction. The British tabloid revealed that hours before he took command of the Boeing 777-200ER (9M-MRO) bound for Beijing last Saturday, Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah had gone to court on March 7 for the trial and sentencing of Anwar in the sodomy case. The opposition leader was jailed for five years by the Court of Appeal which had overturned his High Court...
  • Flight #MH370 Tinfoil thread

    03/15/2014 7:28:33 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 165 replies
    self
    OK, I know everyone has their own theories as to the motivations behind the missing 777. Let's put them in one place, give us your top 3. Here's mine. 1. Tom Clancy/Executive Orders scenario. Plane will be used later as a WMD to take out something in Washington or New York. Passengers killed/ransomed. 2. Diversion by Russia/Iran so Putin could do his thing during the distraction. Will be used later as possible unstoppable destruction device to disable or take out one of our carriers in the Med. Passengers killed/ransomed. 3. Plane was designed to climate strategic Diego Garcia near Indian...
  • Did pilot hijack missing plane HIMSELF in anti-government protest?

    03/15/2014 4:26:36 PM PDT · by Tzfat · 103 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | March 15, 2014 | Josh Layton, Ben Glaze
    Fears emerged tonight that the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet may have hijacked the plane himself as an anti-government protest. Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a fervent supporter of his country's opposition leader who was jailed for homosexuality - illegal in Malaysia - only hours before flight MH370 vanished with 239 passengers and crew on board, the Sunday Mirror can reveal. And in a new twist, it emerged that the pilot's wife and three children moved out of the family's home the day before the plane's disappearance. The revelations came after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak yesterday confirmed...
  • Radar Data Suggests The Missing Malaysia Plane Was Flown Deliberately Toward India's Andaman Islands

    03/14/2014 4:50:40 AM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 3-14-2014 | Niluksi Koswanage and Siva Govindasamy
    Radar Data Suggests The Missing Malaysia Plane Was Flown Deliberately Toward India's Andaman IslandsNiluksi Koswanage and Siva Govindasamy, Reuters Mar. 14, 2014, 5:16 AM KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Military radar data suggests a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing for nearly a week was deliberately flown hundreds of miles off course, heightening suspicions of foul play among investigators, sources told Reuters on Friday. Analysis of the Malaysia data suggests the plane, with 239 people on board, diverted from its intended northeast route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and flew west instead, using airline flight corridors normally employed for routes to the Middle...
  • US Investigators Think Missing Plane Might Have Been Stolen To Use Later For Another Purpose

    03/13/2014 1:52:00 PM PDT · by blam · 107 replies
    BI ^ | 3-13-2014 | Michael Kelley
    US Investigators Think Missing Plane Might Have Been Stolen To Use Later For Another Purpose Michael KelleyMarch. 13, 2014, 11:06 AM U.S. investigators suspect that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the air for about four hours after it reached its last confirmed location, according to Andy Pasztor of The Wall Street Journal. The Journal originally reported that they obtained data from the aircraft's engines, but then issued a correction saying that U.S. investigators based their position on "an analysis of signals sent through the plane’s satellite-communication link designed to automatically transmit the status of some onboard systems." Satellites...
  • Ethiopian Airlines’ Flight 702 Squawks “HiJacking”

    02/16/2014 8:33:36 PM PST · by CondorFlight · 158 replies
    Airline Reporter ^ | 2/16/14 | Airline Reporter Staff
    At 5:00pm Pacific Time, Ethiopian Flight 702, a Boeing 767-300 was flying over Sudan when it started squawking 7500. The transponder code, is supposed to indicate a “hijacking.” (snip) The flight, operating from Addis Abba to Rome has been confirmed by Rome Airport not to have arrived yet. As of now, it is over France, but has recently taken a steep northeast heading. Based on flight tracking, it appears the plane is headed to Geneva. Emergency crews are standing by.
  • Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Security Will Be Beefed Up...

    04/21/2013 4:11:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 10:10AM BST 16 Apr 2013 | By Telegraph Sport, and agencies
    SNIPPET: "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say Russian sports officials said they will beef up security at forthcoming sports events and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the wake of deadly explosions at Boston's marathon that killed three people, and injured over 140 others." "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say" SNIPPET: "The World Athletics Championship takes place in Moscow on Aug 10-18, and the event is seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort...
  • Passenger claiming to have bomb tried to divert plane to Sochi

    02/07/2014 10:00:14 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2014 | Suzan Fraser
    ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish official says a passenger claiming there was a bomb on board tried to divert an Istanbul-bound plane to Sochi, Russia, where the Olympics are kicking off.
  • California Hijack Call Leads Police to 12 Tons of Pot

    12/08/2013 10:58:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/07/13
    A Southern California truck driver who called police fearing hijackers unwittingly led officers to a 12-ton haul of pot in his own trailer. Tustin police tell City News Service that the driver didn't know an estimated $7 million worth of marijuana was hidden in the cargo of electronics he was taking from San Diego into Orange County.
  • 'Three killed' in Norway bus hijack

    'Three killed' in Norway bus hijack Breaking news Three people have been killed in the hijacking of a bus in Norway, media reports say. The suspect, a man in his 50s of foreign origin, has been arrested, police told Norway's TV2 news channel. The man was said to have been armed with a knife. There were no immediate details of the number of injured. The attack - which was initially reported as a traffic accident - took place around 17:30 local time (GMT) in the central town of Ardal.
  • Bus highjacked in Norway. All passengers including the bus driver slain.

    11/04/2013 11:14:30 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 78 replies
    VG (largest Norwegian Newspaper) ^ | 04.11.13 - 18:19 | Av Rune Thomas Ege , Sigrid Helene Svendsen , Marcus Husby , Gordon Andersen , Bjørn-Martin Nordby o
    My quick translation: A non ethnic Norwegian entered a bus n the fjordlands of Western Norway, then proceeded to slay all the passengers with a knife. There were only 3 passengers onboard so casualties are relatively low I suppose.
  • Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

    05/04/2013 4:17:38 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 4, 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    CLEMENTE: “No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. It’s not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her. We certainly can find that out. BURNETT: “So they can actually get that? People are saying, look, that is incredible. CLEMENTE: “No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not.” >Snip< “All of that...
  • Rand Paul’s Filibuster: Re-Claiming his Father’s Tea Party (Huh? What?)

    03/07/2013 11:16:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Independent Voter Network ^ | March 7, 2013 | Chad Peace, Director of Operations and Founder
    The modern day tea party movement took shape in 2007. Yet, it is hardly a reflection of the anti-war, anti-deficit, pro-civil liberty message that propelled its early popularity. During a time of impending recession, a government that had taken us to endless wars on false pretenses, and an unprecedented expansion of government under eight years of “conservative” leadership, the tea party began as a fundraising rally cry for a then relatively unknown dark horse candidate, Representative Ron Paul. The first “modern day tea party” was held on the anniversary of the original Boston Tea Party, December 16, 2007. In a...
  • Mid-air scare: Man turns violent on Mumbai-Delhi flight, raises Islamic slogans

    11/07/2012 8:24:39 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 11 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Nov 8, 2012 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: In what was described by a frequent flyer as the "scariest flight of his life", a passenger on board a Mumbai-Delhi IndiGo flight suddenly turned violent mid-air on Wednesday and started raising Islamic slogans while threatening to harm the aircraft. The situation turned so alarming that the cabin crew and passengers pinned down the flyer, Mursalim Shaikh, 41, and blocked the aisle with a food trolley to prevent him from making a dash for the cockpit. The IndiGo flight 6E 196 made a quick descent in Delhi after seeking priority landing, where Shaikh, a used car dealer from...
  • Paperwork filed to nominate Ron Paul at RNC

    08/28/2012 6:58:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 76 replies
    The Daily Paul ^ | August 28, 2012 | newtham
    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Wayne Terhune Delegation Chair, Nevada Six States Nominate Congressman Ron Paul for President at the Republican National Convention TAMPA, August 28, 2012-- Supporters of Congressman Ron Paul have collected the necessary signatures to nominate him for President of the United States at the RNC. The current rules state that a plurality of delegates from five states are required to nominate a candidate for President. The Secretary of the Convention, Kim Reynolds, was presented with the forms over an hour before the call for nominations. “We are excited to get Dr. Paul nominated,” said...
  • Two plane hijackers 'beaten to death by passengers' in China

    07/03/2012 7:05:00 AM PDT · by grundle · 37 replies
    news.com.au ^ | July 3, 2012
    TWO men who allegedly tried to hijack a plane in China were beaten to death by passengers and crew. The Global Times newspaper reported that two of the suspects died in hospital from injuries they suffered during the ensuing fight with passengers and crew on board. The men were part of a six-strong gang involved in the foiled hijack of a Tianjin Airlines flight bound for the regional capital of Urumqi last Friday. Just minutes after the flight took off from Hetian, southwest Xinjiang, the men, all aged between 20 and 36, stood up and announced their plans to terrified...
  • Texas Students Hijack a U.S. Government Drone in Midair

    06/30/2012 3:44:32 AM PDT · by 6SJ7 · 53 replies
    PopSci ^ | June 28, 2012 | Colin Lecher
    The U.S. government, understandably, doesn't want its drone technology to fall out of the sky and into other peoples' laps. But being able to hijack a drone and control it? That's even worse. And a team of researchers has done it for 1,000 bucks. The University of Texas at Austin team successfully nabbed the drone on a dare from the Department of Homeland Security. They managed to do it through spoofing, a technique where a signal from hackers pretends to be the same as one sent to the drone's GPS.
  • DA: Death penalty out in all but one of four torture slaying suspects

    03/09/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    It's official. Death is no longer a possible fate for three of four defendants in the January 20007 torture slayings of a Knox County couple. Assistant District Attorney General Leland Price has filed notice of an intention to seek the death penalty as punishment in the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, only against alleged ringleader Lemaricus Davidson. Price this month notified attorneys for Davidson's brother, Letalvis Cobbins, and Cobbins' friend, George Thomas, that he will push for a fate in their cases no more than life without possibility of parole. Because Cobbins' girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman,...
  • Judge rejects releasing TBI file of ex-judge Richard Baumgartner

    03/09/2012 10:52:54 AM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    KNOXVILLE — A judge said today he has no authority to make public the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's file on former judge Richard Baumgartner. "This court has no authority whatsoever to decide on its own, 'I'm going to let the public see this file,'" Special Judge John Kerry Blackwood said at a specially-called hearing in Knox County Criminal Court. Blackwood said the portions of the file not made public contain phone records and recorded conversations in which Baumgartner discusses sex with two women and makes "crude remarks" about people. "What you're not going to find (in the TBI file) is...
  • How Ron Paul's Minions Plan to Hijack the GOP Convention

    03/02/2012 10:56:23 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 2, 2012 | Ryan Prior
    Ron Paul is orchestrating a highly unusual, yet precisely organized, grassroots effort to bring as many loyal delegates as possible to the Republican National Convention. Romney's campaign has some mass appeal but invites little passion. Paul's might have even fewer supporters than Romney but their energetic zeal could culminate in having an outsize influence at the RNC without having won a single primary.

 Each state selects its delegates to the Republican National Convention differently, and as has often been reported, the process of a candidate “winning a state” is not as simple as a plurality on primary day. An obscure...
  • Watch This Kid Hijack CNN’s Important Kim Kardashian Live Report

    08/21/2011 10:39:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 8/21/11 | CNN
    Video at link.
  • Rebels Hijack Gadhafi's Phone Network

    04/14/2011 10:05:24 AM PDT · by bigbob · 2 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | 4-13-11 | MARGARET COKER and CHARLES LEVINSON
    A team led by a Libyan-American telecom executive has helped rebels hijack Col. Moammar Gadhafi's cellphone network and re-establish their own communications. The new network, first plotted on an airplane napkin and assembled with the help of oil-rich Arab nations, is giving more than two million Libyans their first connections to each other and the outside world after Col. Gadhafi cut off their telephone and Internet service about a month ago. That March cutoff had rebels waving flags to communicate on the battlefield. The new cellphone network, opened on April 2, has become the opposition's main tool for communicating from...
  • Attack hijacks sensitive data using newer Windows features

    04/05/2011 11:00:04 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | 4 April 2011 | Dan Goodin
    Security researchers have outlined a way to hijack huge amounts of confidential network traffic by exploiting default behavior in Microsoft's Windows operating system. The MITM, or man-in-the-middle, attacks described on Monday take advantage of features added to recent versions of Windows that make it easy for computers to connect to networks using the next generation IPv6 protocol. The attack will also work against Apple's OS X for Macs, although the proof-of-concept has not been tested on that platform, said Jack Koziol, a program manager at InfoSec Institute, an information security services company. The attack exploits an industry standard known as...
  • Does Islam Mean Peace?

    02/25/2011 12:59:02 PM PST · by Scottmkiv · 45 replies
    Rational Public Radio ^ | 2/25/11 | Scott Connery
    ou often hear it said that, "Islam means peace." This comes not just from Muslims, but from our own politicians. George W. Bush said that Islam is a, "Religion of Peace." You hear that Islam is a faith which should be respected, and the US has gone to extraordinary lengths to avoid offending Muslim sensibilities in the Iraq and Afghanistan. We also hear over and over that Muslim terrorists have "hijacked" or "misunderstood" their religion. Only a tiny portion of Muslims are terrorists, so they must just be a loony fringe. Any group that contains over a billion people is...
  • Somali Pirates Kill 4 Americans on Hijacked Ship

    02/22/2011 7:33:13 AM PST · by Allthegoodusernamesaregone · 219 replies
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 – Somali pirates killed all four Americans they had held hostage aboard a sailing vessel in the Indian Ocean this morning, U.S. Central Command officials announced. U.S. officials were negotiating with the pirates for the safe return of the captured Americans when the murders took place, officials said. Centcom officials said that in the midst of negotiations, U.S. forces responded to gunfire aboard the S/V Quest. When the forces reached the boat, officials said, they discovered all four hostages had been shot by their captors. Despite immediate steps to provide life-saving care, all four hostages ultimately...
  • U.S. Military Prepared to Rescue Americans On Yacht Hijacked By Somali Pirates

    02/19/2011 2:03:36 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 69 replies
    KTLA ^ | Feb. 19, 2011 | Staff
    NAIROBI (KTLA) -- U.S. military officials say they're prepared to rescue four Americans who are reportedly aboard a yacht that was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. On Friday, a distress signal was sent by the boat from the middle of the Indian Ocean, according to the French news agency AFP. The hijacking was first reported by Ecoterra International, which monitors regional maritime activity. Ecoterra said the S/V Quest was seized 240 nautical miles (275 miles) off the coast of Oman. Two of the four U.S. citizens being held captive aboard the S/V Quest have been identified as...
  • Google Hijack Malware - Windows 7

    01/15/2011 7:52:33 AM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 41 replies
    15January2011
    My computer is infected with malware that hijacks Google. I have swept with Webroot and Avast! No luck. Help? I prefer not to get into the registry - I lack the skills. I will be out for awhile, so thanks to all in advance.
  • Who Are the Real Hijackers of Islam? (Could it be that they are the peaceful Muslims?)

    01/07/2011 6:45:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/07/2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    For years, we’ve heard how the peaceful religion of Islam has been hijacked by extremists. What if it’s the other way around? Worse, what if the peaceful hijackers are losing their bid to take over the religion? That certainly seems to be the case in Pakistan. Salman Taseer, a popular Pakistani governor, was assassinated this week because he was critical of Pakistan’s blasphemy law. Specifically, Taseer was supportive of a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, who has been sentenced to death for “insulting Muhammad.” Bibi had offered some fellow farm laborers some water. They refused to drink it because Christian hands...
  • Tea Party Nation [pro-life, pro-military, anti-homo agenda] Letter to the GOP!

    11/22/2010 12:50:45 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 104 replies
    received via email | November 22, 2010 | Signed by over 180 Tea Party Groups, Leaders and Activists
    Today, Tea Party Nation, along with over 180 other Tea Party Groups, Leaders and Activists released a letter to the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill. Last week, GOProud, a non-Tea Party group, sent a letter to Senator McConnell and Speaker to be Boehner, claiming to speak for the Tea Party movement. It was signed by 16 people. We decided to send a letter that speaks for the mainstream of the Tea Party movement. This letter is going Senator McConnell and Congressman Boehner today. It has been signed by over 180 Tea Party Groups, Leaders and Activists. Here is the letter:...
  • China's Internet Hijacking Uncovered

    11/17/2010 12:38:43 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 9 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 17 November, 2010 | Gizmodo
     Cybercrime experts have found proof that China hijacked the Internet for 18 minutes last April. China absorbed 15% of the traffic from US military and civilian networks, as well as from other Western countries—a massive chunk. Nobody knows why.We know how it happened, however. On April 8, China Telecom's routers sent messages declaring that their network channels were the fastest available at that point. Since the traffic routing is based on trust between the world's telecommunication providers, other Internet routers redirected their traffic through China's network.Security expert Dmitri Alperovitch—VP of threat research at McAfee—says that this happens "accidentally" a few...
  • Indian victims of Pan Am plane hijack seek Obama's help

    11/06/2010 4:40:45 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Sify ^ | Nov. 6, 2010 | IANS
    Chandigarh, Nov 6 (IANS) Indian passengers of Pan Am World Airways flight 73, which was hijacked at Karachi en route from Mumbai to New York in September 1986, Saturday urged US President Barack Obama to re-look the case of compensation for them. 'President Obama extolled the courage and fortitude of the Indians during the Mumbai terror attack but we would also like to remind him that the brave Indian flight crew, led by Neerja Bhanot, saved the lives of American passengers by hiding their passports from the hijackers,' said Dharmendra Shah, a hijack victim. 'President Obama must take a look...
  • Authorities Were on High Alert for Possible Hijack Attempt (allowed terrorists to board in Chicago!)

    08/31/2010 9:23:41 AM PDT · by Innovative · 88 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Aug 31, 2010 | RICHARD ESPOSITO, BRIAN ROSS and RHONDA SCHWARTZ
    The arrests of two men in Amsterdam for questioning in a terrorism investigation comes at a time U.S. law enforcement officials have been on a heightened state of alert to a possible hijacking of U.S. carrier flights from the Middle East, according to one senior U.S. official. As a result, air marshals were onboard a Chicago-Amsterdam flight yesterday and kept a close watch on two suspicious passengers who had triggered security alarms, but were allowed to travel for "investigative purposes," law enforcement sources told ABC News.
  • Beware of Trojan Horses (Mod Lecture Series)

    06/09/2010 1:20:45 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 139 replies · 1,412+ views
    Free Republic
    This is just a quick note to everyone. Lately, a lot of people have discovered a video that supposedly is by a Hawaii official that claims there is no Hawaii Birth Certificate for the President. We have no idea as to the legitimacy of this claim however, we need to warn everyone that the source of this video is a group called The Council of Conservative Citizens. This is NOT a Conservative group, do not be fooled by the name. This group is a front group for a neo-Nazi group known as the National Alliance and is associated with Stormfront....
  • Police: Citizen shoots man attempting to hijack Metro bus after multiple wrecks

    04/22/2010 5:09:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies · 807+ views
    khou.com ^ | 20 April, 2010 | Stacy Morrow
    HOUSTON – A wild crime spree ended in gunfire Tuesday when a citizen shot a suspect who was trying to hijack a Metro bus, Houston police said. According to HPD, it all began at about 5:30 p.m. when Henry Hankston III, 37, carjacked a person who was visiting friends at a residence in the 5200 block of Fair Green in southeast Houston. "Suspect had approached them, appeared to be under the influence of some kind of drugs, apparently came up and started assaulting the person and took his vehicle from him," said Sgt. Robert Torres, with HPD’s Homicide Division. He...
  • Anti-hijacking law gets tougher, death sentence included as punishment [India]

    03/19/2010 6:16:19 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 3 replies · 176+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 19 March, 2010 | The Times of India
    The Federal government on Friday made the anti-hijacking law much tougher by including the death sentence as a punishment. The Cabinet was expected to consider the proposal moved by the Civil Aviation Ministry to amend the Anti-Hijacking Act of 1982 to make it more stringent to deter hijackers from using an aircraft as a missile. With enhanced terror threats, a group of ministers headed by Home Minister P Chidambaram had cleared the "tougher" proposals paving the way for the Civil Aviation Ministry to move the amendments for Cabinet approval. The Cabinet’s approval paves the way for amending Section 4 of...
  • Freepers, bloggers, pundits, cartoonists, et al Unite against the "Teabaggers!"

    01/17/2010 10:29:44 AM PST · by Thirteen · 12 replies · 510+ views
    Self | Sun., Jan. 12 2010 | Thirteen
    We now know that "Teabagger" is a term for a bizarre homosexual perversion which is best left unexplained. Ever since the Anderson Cooper show on CNN, the left has contemptuously labeled the Tea Party movement and Tea Partiers in general "Teabaggers." My question is: Aren't the real "teabaggers" the Democrats who are trying to force their agenda down America's throat? I say we start labeling those Democrats "Teabaggers" on every blog, discussion forum, editorial cartoon, search engine, tv and radio talk show and any other place we can think of and put the label exactly where it belongs. Is anyone...
  • 24 years after Pan Am hijack, Neerja Bhanot killer falls to US drone [1986 Pan Am Flight 73 Hijack]

    01/16/2010 1:02:24 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 24 replies · 1,553+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 17 January 2010 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: Half of India's population today wasn't born when she died in 1986 in a hail of gunfire on a hijacked plane after courageously saving scores of passengers, a feat for which she was posthumously awarded the Ashoka Chakra in India, Tamgha-e-Insaniyat in Pakistan and the Justice for Crimes Award in the US. Earlier this week, some 24 years after her heroism, one of her killers died a dog's death in the badlands of Pakistan, reportedly shot to pieces in a US drone attack. The saga of Neerja Bhanot transfixed India at a time where there was no 24-hour news...