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  • Terrorist who planted bomb on Honolulu flight released to West Africa

    11/29/2016 12:36:35 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | Associated Press
    <p>BUFFALO, N.Y. >> A Jordanian-born Palestinian who was imprisoned in the United States for putting a bomb on a Hawaii-bound flight in 1982 has been relocated to the West African country of Mauritania.</p> <p>Mohammed Rashed’s attorney said Monday that Rashed, who had been held in federal detention outside Buffalo, was removed from the United States earlier this month.</p>
  • The real-life hero of Flight 73 (flight attendant who died saving 359 lives inc. 39 Americans)

    03/02/2016 12:01:57 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 40 replies ^ | 2nd March 2016 | Sarah Steegar
    On September 5, 1986, Neerja was just two days away from her 23rd birthday. She was working her first flight as head purser on Pan Am Flight 73 when it was hijacked on the ground in Pakistan by four armed men. It was thanks to Neerja's lightning-quick thinking that the cockpit was warned and the pilots were able to escape — as is protocol — leaving the hijackers with no way to fly the plane. She also hid the passports of 41 American passengers so that the hijackers could not target them as intended; hiding some under seats and throwing...
  • What Clinton left out about her history with Gadhafi

    10/15/2015 12:19:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    yahoo. ^ | October 14, 2015 | Michael Isikoff
    During Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton ... obscures a largely forgotten moment in U.S. diplomacy: a period less than two years earlier when she and the Obama administration were actively cozying up to the “murderous” Gadhafi. “I am very pleased to welcome Minister Gadhafi here to the State Department,” she said, warmly greeting Mutassim Gadhafi, the Libyan dictator’s son and national security adviser, at the State Department in April, 2009. “We deeply value the relationship between the United States and Libya.” To be sure, the rapprochement with Gadhafi began under President George W. Bush in 2003 when the Libyan...
  • [Toronto] Mystery tunnel found near Pan Am Games venue

    02/23/2015 6:59:06 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 47 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb 23, 2015 | Sarah Bridge, John Lancaster
    National security officials have been notified that an underground tunnel was discovered near a venue for this summer's Pan Am Games in Toronto, CBC News has learned. The tunnel was dug in the woods near Toronto's Rexall Centre and York University's Keele campus. It was large enough for a person to stand in, at around 2½ metres in height, and was about seven metres long. The tunnel had lights inside, powered by a generator, and the walls and ceiling were reinforced. Sources told CBC News that the tunnel was filled in by authorities.
  • (Those Were The Days!) PHOTO: Late 1960s: Economy Class Seating on a Pan-Am 747

    08/21/2014 7:19:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 106 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Circa 1960's | Retronaut
    Late 1960s: Economy Class Seating on a Pan-Am 747 The 1960's were barely done when Pan Am again set a standard the rest of the world was forced to follow. Pan American's Boeing B-747 Jumbo Jets brought down the cost of long distance air travel once again. Source: Pan Am Historical Foundation
  • Lockerbie bombing ‘was work of Iran, not Libya’ says former spy

    03/10/2014 5:08:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11:00PM GMT 10 Mar 2014 | Gordon Rayner
    The Lockerbie bombing was ordered by Iran and carried out by a Syrian-based terrorist group, a former Iranian intelligence officer has admitted. Abolghassem Mesbahi, a defector to Germany, said Pan Am flight 103 was downed in 1988 in retaliation for a US Navy strike on an Iranian commercial jet six months earlier, in which 290 people died. He claims the Ayatollah Khomeini, who was Iran’s Supreme Leader, ordered the bombing “to copy exactly what happened to the Iranian Airbus”. …
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "One, Two, Three"(1961)

    07/28/2013 11:56:09 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 38 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1961 | Billy Wilder
  • New Biography of CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite Dents His Halo

    05/21/2012 9:36:28 AM PDT · by Obadiah · 48 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/21/12 | Howard Kurtz
    In the early 1970s, the most trusted man in America did a very untrustworthy thing. Unbeknownst to the millions who tuned in religiously to the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite cut a deal with Pan Am to fly his family to vacation spots around the world. Together with a handful of friends, they roamed from the South Pacific to Haiti, with Cronkite snorkeling, swimming, and drinking, thanks to a friend at the airline. According to Douglas Brinkley’s sweeping and masterful biography Cronkite, the news division president, Dick Salant, was upset at what he deemed a blatant conflict of interest, but...
  • Lockerbie Bomber Dies in Libya (May he Rot in Hell)

    05/20/2012 6:11:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2012
    TRIPOLI, Libya – The former Libyan intelligence officer Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, has died in Libya, his brother told AFP on Sunday. "He died an hour ago," Abdelhakim al-Megrahi said, putting the time of death at shortly after 1:00pm local time. The UK Foreign Office could not confirm the report Sunday, however it said it was "seeking further information." Megrahi, 60, was convicted in a Scottish court in 2001 for his role in the December 1998 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Most of those killed in the bombing of the Boeing 747...
  • Downing Street powerless to force return of Lockerbie bomber

    08/15/2011 11:52:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | 6:50PM BST 15 Aug 2011 | By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor
    Downing Street has admitted that it is powerless to force the return of the Lockerbie bomber to Britain almost two years after the Libyan was released from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds. David Cameron's official spokesman said that there was "no mechanism" to return Abdelbaset al-Megrahi to Britain even if he was captured by Libyan rebels or American special forces. The admission came amid some speculation that the bomber may be seized and passed to Nato forces during the ongoing conflict in Libya. This weekend marks the second anniversary of the release of Megrahi who was freed from prison...
  • U.S. Reopens Lockerbie Investigation After Claims Qaddafi Ordered Attack

    03/02/2011 6:56:48 PM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies ^ | March 02, 2011 | FoxNews
    The Obama administration may seek the prosecution of Muammar Qaddafi for the 1988 Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, following claims of some ex-Libyan officials that the embattled dictator personally ordered the airline attack that killed 270 people. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Congress this week that she has asked the FBI and Justice Department to look into the matter in response to lawmakers' requests. "I think justice must be served," she told a Senate legislative committee Wednesday.
  • 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...
  • The Pan Am Bomber: A Cascade of Errors

    07/11/2010 9:32:22 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 2 replies ^ | 07-12-10 | stolinsky
    If the “experts” have empathy for a mass murderer, they declare him “terminal” so he can be released from prison. But if the “experts” have no empathy for you, they will declare you “terminal” and stop your medical treatment. Recall President Obama’s opinion of cardiac pacemakers for the elderly: “If we’ve got experts that are advising doctors that the pacemaker will save money...” “Experts” do as they please unless we ordinary people take charge, as our Founders intended us to do. As a result of this cascade of errors, the murderer of 270 human beings is living out his life...
  • Doctor: 'Dying' Lockerbie bomber may live 10 years

    07/04/2010 12:53:34 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 24 replies ^ | 07/04/2010 | Staff
    LONDON — A doctor who said the man convicted of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 had only three months to live now says the Libyan could survive another 10 years, London's Sunday Times reported. Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was convicted of 270 counts of murder for being behind the 1988 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, was released on compassionate grounds in 2009, after doctors said he only had a few months to live.
  • Did the Brits help Lockerbie terrorist fake his “terminal cancer” to trade him for oil?

    03/05/2010 6:04:04 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies · 900+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | March 5, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Remember last August when the British twisted the arms of Scottish authorities to force the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, one of the bastards who blew Pan Am Flight 103 out of the sky over Lockerbie Scotland killing 270 people? Remember we were told by United Kingdom representatives he was being released for “humanitarian reasons” so he could go home to his beloved Libya and die in about three months from the “terminal prostate cancer” he was suffering from? Remember the pictures of this bum being carried onto a plane looking like a concentration camp survivor? Finally do...
  • 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...
  • The Terrorist Who Won't Die (Lockerbie bomber)

    01/06/2010 1:25:01 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 8 replies · 552+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/06/10 | Lloyd Grove
    Nearly five months after his controversial release from a Scottish prison, the Lockerbie bomber has outlived his prognosis—enraging the loved ones of his victims on Pan Am Flight 103. Never mind the Underpants Bomber, who failed to blow up a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas Day and will now feel the full force of the American criminal justice system. The Lockerbie Bomber, who was successful, is alive and living quietly at home in Libya—nearly five months after his so-called “compassionate release” from a Scottish prison. Fifty-seven-year-old terrorist Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi—handed a life sentence after being found guilty in...
  • Lockerbie Bomber's Health 'Deteriorating,' Hospital Says [ Cancer Through out His body ! ]

    12/20/2009 12:42:02 AM PST · by NoLibZone · 25 replies · 946+ views
    foxnews ^ | Dec 19,2009 | Sky News
    Lockerbie bomber Abdul Baset al-Megrahi's health is deteriorating, according to a Libyan hospital source. The 57-year-old arrived at the hospital on Saturday coughing and vomiting, the statement said. "A scan has shown a worsening of the disease which has spread more than before," it added.
  • In One Man's Garage, Pan Am Still Makes the Going Great

    11/02/2009 8:16:51 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 40 replies · 2,577+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 26, 2009 | CANDACE JACKSON
    Mr. Toth's First-Class Obsession Recreates Defunct Airline's Cabin (Spiral Stairs, Too) Fliers nostalgic for the golden era of air travel might want to book a trip to Anthony Toth's garage. Mr. Toth has built a precise replica of a first-class cabin from a Pan Am World Airways 747 in the garage of his two-bedroom condo in Redondo Beach, Calif. The setup includes almost everything fliers in the late 1970s and 1980s would have found onboard: pairs of red-and-blue reclining seats, original overhead luggage bins and a curved, red-carpeted staircase. Once comfortably ensconced, Mr. Toth's visitors can sip beverages from the...
  • Obama Likes Tyrants and Dislikes America . . . and Here's More Proof

    09/25/2009 8:21:53 AM PDT · by hripka · 5 replies · 376+ views
    The Corner at National Review ^ | Sept. 24, 2009 | Andy McCarthy
    Michael hits the nail on the head . . . and then comes this: The Obama administration has notified Congress of the State Department's intention to contribute $400,000 to foundations run by Muammar Qaddafi's two children — $200,000 each for daughter Aisha and son Saif. Saif, you may recall, is the son who escorted the Lockerbie terrorist Abdel Baset al-Megrahi home to a hero's welcome in Libya after President Obama sternly "warned" Qaddafi that there was to be no hero's welcome. Illinois Republican congressman Mark Steven Kirk (House Appropriations Subcommittee on State/Foreign Operations) has sent Obama a letter asking him...