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    3 Planes Hijacked, But On September 12th, 1970

    1970: Hijacked jets destroyed by guerrillas

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/d...00/2514929.stm

    Palestinian militants have blown up the three planes they have been holding at an airfield in the Jordanian desert.

    The 40 hostages were taken from the planes minutes before the explosions destroyed the grounded jets.

    Two of the planes had been captured by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) six days ago.

    The last plane was seized on 9 September on a flight from Bombay to London and forced to join the others at Dawson's Field airstrip - a former RAF base.

    A spokesman for the PFLP said the destruction of the planes at 1530 local time (1430 GMT) was the first step of their warning to the governments of Switzerland, Britain and Germany.

    The radical Palestinian faction had issued a 72-hour deadline for the release of seven militants being held by the three countries.

    They include Leila Khaled who was arrested at London Heathrow after attempting to hijack an El Al jet on 6 September.

    But the rebels said they had blown up the airliners before the deadline had passed because they believed they were about to be attacked.

    "It was clear there was a plan to foil our seizure of the planes by imperialistic agents - therefore we blew them up," a spokesman said.

    Members of the Popular Front freed the majority of the hostages - mainly women and children - on 11 September and took them to the nearby Jordanian capital, Amman.

    But they moved 40 hostages to a secret location - 35 men and five women whom they said were members of the Israeli army and therefore "prisoners-of-war".

    "If our demands are not met we will not release them - but there will be no reprisals and we will treat them well," a PFLP statement said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold9472
    1970: Hijacked jets destroyed by guerrillas

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/d...00/2514929.stm

    Palestinian militants have blown up the three planes they have been holding at an airfield in the Jordanian desert.

    The 40 hostages were taken from the planes minutes before the explosions destroyed the grounded jets.

    Two of the planes had been captured by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) six days ago.

    The last plane was seized on 9 September on a flight from Bombay to London and forced to join the others at Dawson's Field airstrip - a former RAF base.

    A spokesman for the PFLP said the destruction of the planes at 1530 local time (1430 GMT) was the first step of their warning to the governments of Switzerland, Britain and Germany.

    The radical Palestinian faction had issued a 72-hour deadline for the release of seven militants being held by the three countries.

    They include Leila Khaled who was arrested at London Heathrow after attempting to hijack an El Al jet on 6 September.

    But the rebels said they had blown up the airliners before the deadline had passed because they believed they were about to be attacked.

    "It was clear there was a plan to foil our seizure of the planes by imperialistic agents - therefore we blew them up," a spokesman said.

    Members of the Popular Front freed the majority of the hostages - mainly women and children - on 11 September and took them to the nearby Jordanian capital, Amman.

    But they moved 40 hostages to a secret location - 35 men and five women whom they said were members of the Israeli army and therefore "prisoners-of-war".

    "If our demands are not met we will not release them - but there will be no reprisals and we will treat them well," a PFLP statement said.

    Whoa....that is creepy.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Se7en
    Whoa....that is creepy.........
    Yeah, and also shows that when they say they had "no idea" something like that could happen, that they're full of crapola.
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    this is weird.

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    Yeah, and also shows that when they say they had "no idea" something like that could happen, that they're full of crapola.
    Now how do you say something like this when we all know that the 2001 attack had very little to do with terrorrism? I'm just wondering how it is we can believe that the government planned and executed this, but at the same time they should have known that terrorrists were gonna do it. I've had this question for a while, just been waiting for the right thread to ask it in.

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    I think it is just further clarifys that there is a huge hole in the governments arguement.

    1. In 70's planes were hijacked
    2. government said they could not imagine this happening 2001
    Conclusion: either the government has a terrible memory (not likely),
    or they are covering up the truth.

    Now how do you say something like this when we all know that the 2001 attack had very little to do with terrorrism? I'm just wondering how it is we can believe that the government planned and executed this, but at the same time they should have known that terrorrists were gonna do it. I've had this question for a while, just been waiting for the right thread to ask it in.
    Both arguements coexist in order to cancel the other one out. Both can't be true at the same time you are right. If scenerios comparable to 9-11 have happened in history the government has no right to say noone could possibly forsee it. If it can be proved that they are lying about the likelihood of the event or their entire terror story in general then it only further helps the arguement that they were complicit in the event.

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