Friday, June 23, 2006

This Bud's For You

The brutal and barbaric slaying of Leon Klinghoffer has haunted us for many years. On October 7, 1985 as 69 year old disabled Leon Klinghoffer sat in his wheelchair aboard the Achilles Lauro cruise ship, four Palestinian terrorists shot before throwing him overboard while his wife watched in horror. Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer, American Jews, had been celebrating their wedding anniversary by taking this cruise....... Link
and in case you didn't know ........

Wednesday, April 16, 2003 Posted: 5:10 AM EDT (0910 GMT)
U.S. captures mastermind of Achille Lauro hijacking...
Abu Abbas, a convicted Palestinian terrorist who masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro on which a wheelchair-bound American was killed, was captured by U.S. Special Forces in the outskirts of Baghdad, U.S. Central Command said Tuesday.
Abbas, whose real first name is Muhammed, was apprehended Monday night in a compound of three buildings.
His capture was made possible by information from U.S. intelligence, officials said. Several others were also captured at the compound, the officials said. Various documents and passports were also seized.
"One of our key objectives is to search for, capture and drive out terrorists who have found safe haven in Iraq," Central Command said in a statement. "The capture of Abu Abbas in Iraq removes a portion of the terror network supported by Iraq and represents yet another victory in the global war on terrorism." ........... Link


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