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Sun Sep 22, 2019, 06:50 AM

Police arrest suspected terrorist for 1985 hijacking in which Navy diver Robert D. Stethem was murde

Source: Task and Purpose

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police have arrested a 65-year-old Lebanese man suspected of involvement in the 1985 hijacking of a Trans World Airlines (TWA) plane in which a U.S. navy diver was killed.

A Greek police official said on Saturday the suspect had disembarked from a cruise ship on the island of Mykonos on Thursday and that his name came up as being wanted by German authorities.

He was also wanted in connection with a 1987 kidnapping crime, possibly related to his release in return for the freeing of two German citizens held hostage by his accomplices in Lebanon, the source said.

The suspect was being held in a high-security prison until German authorities identify him as the person wanted, the source added.

The German federal prosecutor's office declined to comment on the case.

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Reply Police arrest suspected terrorist for 1985 hijacking in which Navy diver Robert D. Stethem was murde (Original post)
douglas9 Sep 22 OP
blue-wave Sep 22 #1
Hassin Bin Sober Sep 22 #2
oldsoftie Sep 22 #3
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soryang Sep 23 #5

Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 02:02 PM

1. Extradite that scum to the U.S.

and take him to Guantanamo Bay. I remember when this happened. What they did to that poor kid was pure evil.

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Response to blue-wave (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 02:21 PM

2. Agreed!

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Response to blue-wave (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 03:05 PM

3. Excellent statement. nt

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2019, 09:46 PM

4. Fair Trial - if convicted, fair penalty. Reservations aside, death penalty on the table. Killing a

relatively junior sailor earns you no mitigation. And USG take note - issue a regular passport to all military service members. Telling them to travel on a military ID card is an invitation to assassination.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 06:40 PM

5. It looks like they may have the wrong man

Man arrested in Greece had nothing to do with 1985 hijacking and murder, victimís brother tells Military Times
By: Howard Altman   23 hours ago Army Times

Stethem said an official from the Department of Justice called him Sunday afternoon to tell him that the man arrested by Greek authorities had no connection to the hijacking of TWA Flight 847.

Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi deferred questions about the arrest to Greek authorities.

After Greek police announced the arrest, the Foreign Ministry in Beirut, Lebanon said the man detained in Greece is a Lebanese journalist called Mohammed Saleh, and that a Lebanese embassy official planned to try to visit him on Sunday, the Associated Press reported.


https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/09/22/man-arrested-in-greece-had-nothing-to-do-with-1985-hijacking-and-murder-victims-brother-tells-military-times/

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