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  • Ten years later, reason why EgyptAir jet crashed unclear

    10/30/2009 10:12:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies · 1,897+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 31, 2009 | Laurel J. Sweet
    On Halloween 10 years ago today, EgyptAir Flight 990 nose-dived into the ocean off Nantucket from 33,000 feet, leaving the families of 217 children, grandparents and lovers forever haunted by the question: Why? “You just wish you knew what the reason was. Some things break your heart so much,” said Bobbie Bergman of Colorado. Bergman’s sister Paula Barnes, a one-time Marblehead resident, perished with their parents William and Tamsin Barnes and several family friends about 1:52 a.m. on Oct. 31, 1999, a half hour into what was to be a 10-hour passage from New York to Cairo.
  • NYC bomb plot terrorist free to bomb again

    03/06/2009 12:01:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 24 replies · 1,777+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 06, 2009 | James Simpson
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Wednesday that Khalid Al-Jawary, a dangerous Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorist convicted of a 1973 New York City bomb plot and implicated in multiple terrorist attacks spanning two decades, was deported to Sudan. He had served only half of his thirty year sentence. Recently declassified information additionally reveals that Al-Jawary got help from New York's Iraqi diplomatic mission in communicating with his PLO masters. In March of 1973, Al-Jawary and possible accomplices planted three powerful car bombs: two along 5th Avenue near Israeli-owned banks, and one at Kennedy Airport. Timed to explode upon...
  • Crime is soaring at Kennedy Airport

    08/08/2011 5:13:06 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 8, 2011 | PHILIP MESSING
    It's been a great year so far for criminals at Kennedy Airport -- they're doing more business than ever and rarely getting caught, The Post has learned. Larcenies are up nearly 30 percent from the first half of 2010 -- and the arrest rate is a pathetic 9 percent. The 299 complaints filed this year have led to only 28 arrests. Included in the figures are thefts from baggage carousels, swiped property left unattended, and thefts by baggage handlers and TSA employees. Not included are picked pockets, thefts from cars in airport lots and shoplifting. The most frequently stolen items...
  • Inner workings of twisted plan (JFK plot)

    06/03/2007 7:38:32 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 748+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | June 03 2007 | TRACY CONNOR
    The met at the Gertz Plaza Mall, a small shopping center in the Jamaica section of Queens, one day last July. Russell Defreitas was a retired cargo worker allegedly trying to put together a team to mount a terrorist attack on Kennedy Airport. The other man was an informant, a convicted drug trafficker working undercover for the FBI, hoping to befriend Defreitas. The first encounter went smoothly and it wasn't long before Defreitas, a Guyanese-born U.S. citizen, was confiding in his new buddy. With dazzling speed, a discussion about the civil war in Lebanon led to talk of an audacious...
  • The terror this time

    06/03/2007 7:28:23 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 592+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | June 03 2007
    Once more, New York City, symbol of America to the world, has been targeted by radical Islamic terrorists bent on causing death and destruction. And once more we can thank God New York City had the will and the skill to prevail, while knowing this hell of a battle and all its perils are worsening. This time they set their sights on blowing up the jet fuel pipeline that supplies Kennedy Airport, wiping it off the map and consuming a swath of Queens in flame. The lead conspirator said so, captured on tape by an undercover agent. Others have plotted...
  • Terror Plot "One Of The Most Chilling Imaginable"

    06/02/2007 11:59:08 AM PDT · by gpapa · 102 replies · 4,693+ views
    wnbc.com ^ | June 2, 2007 | Unattributed
    NEW YORK -- As first reported by NewsChannel4's Jonathan Dienst, three people were arrested and one other was being sought Saturday in connection to a plot to blow up jet-fuel lines at John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said. Four people have been charged. Three suspects are in custody: Russell Defreitas, Kareem Ibrihim and Abdul Kadir. Another suspect, Abdul Nur is still at large. Defreitas is to be arrainged Saturday in Brooklyn on terror conspiracy charges.
  • Classic Inside Job (JFK baggage handlers smuggled $$ millions in drugs)

    11/25/2003 12:41:19 PM PST · by Calpernia · 115 replies · 227+ views
    1010 WINS, NEW YORK ^ | Nov 25, 2003 3:12 pm | 1010Wins
    A network of Kennedy Airport baggage handlers smuggled tens of millions of dollars worth of cocaine and marijuana into the United States by exploiting its access to airplanes and cargo, federal officials charged Tuesday. Twenty-five people, nearly all current or former employees at Kennedy, were arrested and faced arraignment at federal court in Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon on charges of conspiring to import controlled substances, prosecutors said. The defendants helped import hundreds of kilograms worth of cocaine and hundreds of pounds worth of marijuana in a scheme that one top investigator called "a potential threat to homeland security." "A network...
  • Charges over rapper Lil' Kim's missing jewellery

    07/01/2003 2:44:18 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 11 replies · 383+ views
    The Herald-Sun ^ | Jul02.03 | staff writer
    Charges over rapper's missing jewellery 02jul03A MAN has been charged with demanding $US25,000 ($37,202) from rapper Lil' Kim to return a necklace that went missing from her luggage at the airport. John Acheson was charged with attempted grand larceny, attempted grand larceny by extortion and attempted coercion, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement yesterday. The 31-year-old was being held yesterday pending arraignment, Brown said, and was unavailable for comment. There was no home telephone listing for Acheson, who could face up to four years in prison if convicted. Lil' Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, was...