February 15, 2002
British Judge Timothy Workman's ruling to release on bail the suspected "lead trainer" of the Sept. 11 skyjackers requires the U.S. under the Bush terrorism doctrine to forthwith invade England (Feb. 13). We must oust the terrorist-leaning government and replace it with a more sympathetic regime. If the queen is cooperative and sufficiently anti-terrorist to suspend British due process of law, we can reinstate the monarchy and send Parliament and the British judiciary to prison camps in Cuba.
November 8, 1987 |
A Dublin man was charged Saturday with the kidnaping of dentist John O'Grady who was freed in a shoot-out between police and his abductors earlier this week at the end of a three-week ordeal. Amid tight security, Gerard Wright, 44, made a 10-minute appearance in Dublin's anti-terrorist special criminal court on charges of falsely imprisoning 38-year-old O'Grady and possessing a firearm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1987
Former hostage Jacobsen believes that the U.S. State Department should have worked overtime to attain the release of U.S. hostages in Lebanon. If ever I should become a hostage, I hope I will not expect my government to make my release its top foreign policy priority. If I should become a hostage I would like to defy my captors like Leon Klinghoffer (the U.S. citizen killed in 1985 during the hijacking of the Achille Lauro ship) did, quickly ending my usefulness to the terrorists. Of course I would probably not act so courageously.
October 19, 1986
A suspected member of the Abu Nidal terrorist group arrested in London three weeks ago is being questioned by Swedish police in connection with the Feb. 28 assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme, the London Sunday Telegraph reported. The paper said that the man, a Swedish national, is one of six people arrested three weeks ago by British anti-terrorist detectives and that he was expelled to Sweden.
September 9, 1986 |
Police officers and agents of the federal investigative agency searched Palestinian dwellings and student dormitories here Monday for clues to last Friday's hijacking of a Pan American World Airways jetliner. An estimated 3,000 Palestinians live in Karachi, about two-thirds of them students. Four men identified as Palestinians were captured after they raked the cabin of the Boeing 747 with gunfire and hand grenades, killing or fatally wounding 17 passengers and injuring about 127 others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2000
Re "Greece Fiddles as Terrorists Work," editorial, June 15: Greece has every reason to rid itself of this scourge, for the main targets of the terrorists have been Greeks. The November 17 terrorist group has never proclaimed an institutional agenda; its attacks have been made exclusively on targeted individuals. That is why this group, relying on the actions of a very few members without wider connections, has been so difficult to track down. You are wrong to ascribe the failure to apprehend terrorists to a lack of will on the part of the Greek authorities, which you claim results from "domestic politics" and "anti-American sentiment."