Kerry Chats w/Terrorist Leader in TWA Flight 847 Hijacking

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Here’s John Kerry having a good time with Nabih Berri, the head of the Amal Movement, and speaker of the Hezbollah dominated Lebanese parliament. What better way to follow up the Taliban deal than to meet with another terrorist hijacker.

Back in 1985, Amal and Hezbollah terrorists used the hijacking of TWA Flight 847 to demand the release of imprisoned terrorists.

A TWA airliner, Flight 847 en route from Athens to Rome, was hijacked by Shia terrorists of the Hizballah organization who demanded the release of Shia prisoners held in Kuwait, Israel, and Spain. The airliner was forced to fly to Beirut, where nineteen passengers were released, then to Algiers, where twenty-two more were freed. It then returned to Beirut where on June 15 one of the passengers, a United States Navy diver, was murdered. Seven American passengers, who, according to the terrorists, had Jewish- sounding surnames, were taken off the jet by Hizballah terrorists and sequestered in Beirut.

Then, about a dozen Amal members joined the hijackers on the airplane, and the pilot was forced once again to fly to Algiers, where sixty more passengers were freed. On the following day the airplane returned to Beirut with the thirty-two remaining passengers. Approximately 200 Lebanese Army soldiers withdrew from the vicinity of Beirut International Airport, leaving the area in the control of Amal. In response to suspicions that the United States was planning a military rescue of the hostages, the terrorists moved the passengers off the airplane and sequestered them in various groups dispersed throughout Beirut. Amal and Hizballah members mined the runways at the airport to prevent a rescue attempt.

On June 17, the third day of the crisis, Amal leader and Lebanese minister of justice Nabih Berri agreed to “mediate” and take responsibility for the safety of the hostages. Birri’s intervention appeared hypocritical because his men were holding most of the hostages and controlled the hijacked jet.

Berri took and freed US hostages. And he had plenty of relatives in Dearbornistan cheering him on.

In this city known as “Little Lebanon,“ more than 1,000 relatives of Nabih Berri`s extended family make up a good-sized American cheering section for the Lebanese leader who has emerged as a crucial figure in the latest Mideast hostage drama.

The Berri family, who call themselves Berry in the United States, began immigrating here in the 1920s from the village of Tibbnen in south Lebanon.

Relatives say Berri`s former wife, Lila, and six grown children also live in Dearborn`s Arab community.

Nabih Berri, the French-educated lawyer who is head of the Amal movement and the leading spokesman for Lebanon`s 1 million Shiites, is chief negotiator for the hijackers. It was on his order that the remaining hostages were taken from the plane at the Beirut airport and hidden around the city.

Relatives here in Dearborn are not questioning his actions. Here Berri is considered a hero. They add that he visits here at least every two years and holds a “green card“ permitting him to live permanently in the United States.

Kerry’s chummy meeting with Berri shows that he doesn’t care. It’s incredibly bad timing right after the Taliban deal backlash.

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  • SoCalMike

    Obama and Kerry deserve flogging.

    • Leah

      They deserve HANGING!

  • Anti-Terrorism Training 101

    John Kerry, the Coward who served in Vietnam, is competing for the spot of what you find when you loo at what is lower than low.

    Robert Stethem was the navy diver who was murdered in 1985. Anti-terrorism training in the armed forces covers all the historical terrorist incidents.

    Although the murder happened 29 years ago, several to 20 million or so military personnel and veterans know what happened to Mr Robert Stethem.

    Well, every veteran knows except perhaps our resident G2 naysayer. You know the guy who lets everyone else make a statement and then pounces, He never puts a statement out there first.

    I would rather have Hillary back as Secretary of State. That way we could get rid of horse face and complicate Hillary’s run for president. Could she do any worse than Kerry? I think not. Mainly she burned up a lot of jet fuel and partied a lot. That is much cheaper than the carnage Kerry has wrought.

  • Douglas J. Bender

    Berry, Kerry…what difference does it make?

  • DVult

    Sickening.

  • Lou Hodges

    WHAT are you so upset about? Why is this even news? Its not news when Kerry or Obama meet with terrorists. Get over yourself.

  • What was Kerry Thinking

    Knowledge of the murder of Robert Stethem in the armed forces. what was Kohn Kerry thinking?

    https://atlevel1.dtic.mil/at/

    “Situation: Terrorists murdered Navy Diver Robert Stethem because he was US military. …”

  • Anti-Terrorism Training 101

    Daniel Greenfield, poster and readers,

    You want to know what the U.S. government teaches about terrorism?

    Well this may be your chance.

    Log on to https://atlevel1.dtic.mil/at/

    It appears to be open to anyone and appears to be common sense, UNCLAS data.

    Look at the the examples of terrorism they give. They do cover TWA 847 hijacking where Navy Diver Robert Stethem was kiIIed, but the details are in the supplementary material (the weeds).

    Other material or courses might be influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood and their sympathizers, but this training does not appear to be so.

    Read the User Agreement. It is very intrusive. But I am sure in some part it needs to be so. The bad guys want to know what we a telling the average military service member so they know what counter measure they are taking. So these people will try to access this training and so why not wait for them. If you are concerned and you should be as they can search your computer, then run the training off a computer that has nothing but a operating system and a web browser. But it seems that the government has everything anyway.

    Anyway many service members & veterans know that Robert Stethem was killed by Amal/Hizbollah. This anti-terrorism training is YEARLY REQUIRED training.

    WTF was Kerry et al thinking?

  • Frank

    Didn’t “Jerry” Kerry do something like this back in the ’60′s?? When he showed up at the Viet Cong’s door being an intermediary which at the time was illegal??? And look where he is now… Only in America I tell ya!

  • Janice DeVito

    Every minute of every day another insult to our country. Seemingly there is NO low too low.