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  • Scientists say they may have new evidence in D.B. Cooper case

    01/15/2017 2:28:13 PM PST · by PROCON · 47 replies
    USATODAY | Jan. 13, 2017 | Chris Ingalls, KING-TV, Seattle
    Linky only.
  • Left’s hijacking of Electoral College fails

    12/20/2016 10:30:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/20/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Only 2 Trump electors defect, compared to 5 Clinton electors Not too many intelligent, well-informed people actually thought the Left’s attempt to get 37 of Donald Trump’s 306 presidential electors to vote for somebody other than Trump on Dec. 19 would work. It didn’t. “In the end, seven electors voted for a person other than the candidate who won their states—the largest number of electoral college desertions in a presidential contest in U.S. history, eclipsing a record set in 1808,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • 7 Disgusting Things Obama Said While Hijacking Memorial For Slain Dallas Police

    07/13/2016 7:42:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 7/13/16 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, President Obama descended on Dallas to hijack the memorial service for five slain police officers. He’d planned to do this for days – his White House stated in advance that Obama would get political. But for the first few minutes of Obama’s address, it appeared that he might take stock of the moment and hold himself back. Then it all collapsed. Here are the seven worst moments of his latest opportunistic, highly political, egregiously inappropriate address: 1. Equating The Murders of The Dallas Police Officers With The Killings of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile. This is a trap...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Hijacked by their dream of a Cuban ‘paradise’ [U.S. commies visited Cuba, got big surprise!]

    12/15/2015 7:20:53 PM PST · by grundle · 34 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Brendan Koerner
    Anthony Bryant was once so enamored with Fidel Castro’s revolution that he felt compelled to hijack his way to Cuba. Upon touching down at José Martí International Airport shortly before dawn, Bryant was certain that he was about to enter what he had dubbed "paradise." "Cuba was creating a true democracy - a place where everyone was equal, where violence against blacks, injustice, and racism were things of the past," Bryant would later recall thinking as he was whisked away by soldiers, whom he expected to escort him to a comfortable hotel. "I had come to Cuba to feel freedom...
  • The truth about Muslims in America

    12/08/2015 10:29:20 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 89 replies
    cnn ^ | 12-8-2015 | Holly Yan
    1. They are a minuscule portion of the U.S. population. 2. They're better educated than most Americans. 3. They have more gender equality. 4. They've been here since the birth of the nation. 5. They're not just clustered in big cities. 6. They're as religious as Christians. 7. They're not as dogmatic as they are portrayed. 8. There have been Muslims involved in terrorism. 9. But they've also spoken out against it.
  • 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...
  • I think they're missing the point

    05/27/2015 8:59:47 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 5 replies
    Bayou Renaissance Man ^ | 5/26/2015 05:26:00 PM | Peter
    Yet again, we've seen fighter jets dispatched to 'escort' aircraft to US airports after threats were made against them. Yet again, we've heard travelers and others remark how "comforting" the presence of those aircraft is to them. They clearly don't understand that those fighters are there for one reason and one reason only . . . to shoot down the aircraft if it has, indeed, been hijacked or otherwise turned into a danger to cities and installations on the ground. The fighters can't possibly intervene in a hijacking inside the cabin, and can't stop whatever's on board from manifesting itself....
  • Hijacker "Given Anthrax Flask By Iraqi Agent"

    10/27/2001 10:27:09 PM PDT · by Fulbright · 30 replies · 821+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/27/01 | Daniel McGrory
    INTELLIGENCE agents from Prague to Swansea are uncovering a trail of clues that point to President Saddam Hussein of Iraq having a hand in al-Qaeda’s terrorist missions. Iraqi ministers have spent the week protesting Baghdad’s innocence to the United Nations, but will not say why some of its diplomats who met Mohammed Atta, one of the suspected September 11 hijackers, disappeared from their European posts after that date. Nor will Baghdad explain why Saddam’s agents were spotted at various times this year with Atta in Germany, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic. Many in the Pentagon are sure Saddam ...
  • Teens hijack Baltimore school bus, hit driver with fire extinguisher

    08/07/2014 6:58:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | John Clarke
    BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Three teenagers were arrested on Thursday after assaulting a Baltimore school bus driver with a fire extinguisher and trash can, then hijacking the bus for a joy ride, police and local media said.
  • Kerry Chats w/Terrorist Leader in TWA Flight 847 Hijacking

    06/09/2014 8:59:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 6/6/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Here’s John Kerry having a good time with Nabih Berri, the head of the Amal Movement, and speaker of the Hezbollah dominated Lebanese parliament. What better way to follow up the Taliban deal than to meet with another terrorist hijacker. Back in 1985, Amal and Hezbollah terrorists used the hijacking of TWA Flight 847 to demand the release of imprisoned terrorists. A TWA airliner, Flight 847 en route from Athens to Rome, was hijacked by Shia terrorists of the Hizballah organization who demanded the release of Shia prisoners held in Kuwait, Israel, and Spain. The airliner was forced to fly...
  • Ocean floor search for missing Malaysia plane cut short again

    04/16/2014 2:16:32 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Apr 16, 2014 3:17am EDT | BYRON KAYE
    (Reuters) - The search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner deep in the Indian Ocean was again cut short on Wednesday when technical problems forced a U.S. Navy underwater drone to surface without finding anything, officials said. :snip: A unspecified technical problem meant the Bluefin resurfaced early on Wednesday and analysis of the sonar data downloaded showed no significant detections, the Australian agency leading the search said. It has subsequently been relaunched to continue its search. The drone was forced to end its first deployment early on Monday after it exceeded its 4.5 km (14,750 feet) depth limit in the remote...
  • House panel to hold contempt vote on IRS official [Live Thread]

    04/10/2014 5:51:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 434 replies
    AP via WaPo ^ | April 10, 2014
    WASHINGTON — A House committee is voting on whether to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.
  • MH370 'may be found in days’ as ship picks up signals again

    04/09/2014 8:53:31 PM PDT · by blueplum · 40 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | April 9, 2014 4:28pm BST | Jonathan Pearlman
    Sydney - The search zone for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been limited to a narrow strip of the Indian Ocean, with the authorities confident that they will find the aircraft “in a matter of days” after two new sets of underwater signals were detected. :snip: They have all been heard within an area about 20 miles long and 10 miles wide, about 650 miles off the north-west coast of Australia, although a final search zone is yet to be demarcated. :snip: All the signals have been detected along a narrow strip of the Indian Ocean in an area...
  • 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.
  • This Is The Most Plausible Theory For The Plane's Disappearance We've Heard Yet...

    03/18/2014 5:14:03 AM PDT · by blam · 157 replies
    BI ^ | 3-18-2014 | Henry Blodget
    This Is The Most Plausible Theory For The Plane's Disappearance We've Heard Yet... Henry BlodgetMar. 18, 2014, 6:01 AM Over the past 10 days, investigators and observers have come up with ever-more elaborate theories for what might have happened to Malaysia Airways Flight 370. What was originally assumed to have been a tragic mid-air explosion or mechanical problem soon bloomed into a criminal investigation of a meticulously planned hijacking, commandeering, or otherwise stealing of a fully loaded commercial 777 in mid-air. The perpetrator(s) knew the plane so well, one of the latest theories goes, that they climbed through a trap...
  • Stolen passports on Malaysia flight used before, Chinese firm says

    03/17/2014 5:02:42 PM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 17, 2014 7:07am | Barbara Demick
    BEIJING -- Stolen passports carried by two Iranian men to board missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were used last year by two people applying for visas to work as entertainers in China, according to the head of an entertainment company. Xie Zhuoling, the head of a firm that recruits foreign performers for nightclubs and hotels, said that employment contracts had been signed in June for Christian Kozel, an Austrian, and Luigi Maraldi, an Italian, to work as dancers in Ningxia, northern China. :snip: When investigators announced last week they were looking into two passengers of the missing plane with stolen...
  • A Pilot on Hijacking of MH370

    03/17/2014 5:10:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/17/2014 | Mark Baisley
    As a cyber security professional, I spend much of my time thinking about how to defeat systems in order prevent others from doing the same. And several years ago, my team performed vulnerability assessments on air traffic control systems for the FAA. But I am no aviator. So to speculate on what may have become of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, I engaged in conversation with a commercial pilot who flies for a major American airline. Between the two of us, we arrived at some theories on the mystery surrounding the missing plane.