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Una montagna di merda

La teoria della montagna di merda®

 Montagna-di-merdaA grande richiesta, mi chiedono di ripostare la “Teoria della montagna di merda” dal vecchio blog. Essa risale a qualche anno fa. Eccola qui. Alcune persone godono nel particolare hobby di fare “debunking“. Il debunking e’ l’abitudine di dimostrare, punto per punto, che le teorie cospirazioniste (UFO, HAARP, rettiliani & co) siano false. Non ho voglia di spiegare che la cosa piu’ difficile da dimostrare al mondo sono proprio le verita’ piu’ semplici, direi quasi gli assiomi, se non fosse che non si dimostrano affatto, ci si limita a constatare che siano assiomi e che siano necessari o presenti, per chi si occupa di matematica inversa.
Quanto piu’ vicini siamo alle evidenze ed agli assiomi, quanto piu’ complesso sara’ dimostrare qualcosa, nella media. I problemi sulle qualita’ di base dei numeri sono quelli che, come la congettura di Riemann, resistono di piu’ all’assalto intellettuale dei dimostratori.
Allo stesso modo, dimostrare che nessuna industria farmaceutica ci stia irrorando gratis di anticoncezionali perche’ agli azionisti piace venderli, e’ di una complessita immensa; entrerebbero in gioco Peano e Pareto, e come scrive qualcuno tutti mi darebbero immediatamente del fascista.
Il guaio e’ un altro: cento milioni di scimmie che battano tasti a casaccio su cento milioni di macchine da scrivere per cento milioni di anni probabilmente scriveranno l’opera magna della letteratura di ogni tempo e luogo. Il problema e’ che produrranno anche una cataclismica, spaventosa, leviatanica, galattica Montagna di Merda.
La proporzione tra le due cose, catastroficamente a favore della merda, e’ tale che normalmente si danno le macchine da scrivere in mano a persone delle quali si presume che scriveranno qualcosa di buono. Il motivo e’ molto semplice: se anche le nostre scimmie scrivessero l’opera magna di ogni tempo e di ogni luogo, il tempo necessario a scartare tutte le altre opere sarebbe infame. Questo e’ alla base di quella che io chiamo “La teoria della montagna di merda“.
Essa dice, in sostanza, che un idiota puo’ produrre piu’ merda di quanta tu non possa spalarne. Prendiamo per esempio il famoso motore di Schietti.
Si tratta di una bufala catastrofica; e’ vero che i palloncini saliranno in alto, ma per gonfiarli in fondo al cilindro abbiamo usato piu’ dell’energia che otterremo. Questa cosa e’ stata fatta presente a chietti, dicendogli che un certo Boyle e un certo Mariotte hanno detto delle cose sensate qualche tempo fa. Il risultato e’ stato che lo Schietti se n’e’ uscito con un ulteriore delirio “Schietti dimostra falsa la legge di Boyle-Mariotte“.
La cosiddetta dimostrazione consiste nell’introdurre ulteriore complessita’: una macchina fatta di due componenti e’ difficile da falsificare, una macchina composta da stantuffi, leve, ingranaggi, miliardi di circuiti logici, eccetera, e’ dialetticamente impossibile da debunkare completamente, perche’ mancano le competenze. Prendiamo per esempio il processore del vostro PC: si potrebbe dire che possa parlare con l’aldila’. Se siamo ciarlatani, intendo. A quel punto arriverebbe un tizio che lavora in Verilog o in VHDL e ci spiegherebbe che niente in un processore parla con l’aldila’. La risposta del cialtrone a quel punto sara’ qualcosa di relativo alla fisica del silicio.
Il guaio e’ che a quel punto l’esperto di Verilog esaurisce la sua competenza, perche’ la parte al silicio gli e’ nota solo in parte (quel tanto che serve a scrivere codice eseguibile dall’hardware nei tempi previsti), ma se andiamo allo stato dell’arte ci saranno esperti di fisica della materia che passano la vita sul silicio, e chi ha visto la modellazione matematica di un singolo nucleo di idrogeno (un delirio di operatori hermitiani) sa bene che “l’atomo di Silicio” non e’ per nulla una cosa semplice. In pratica, se facciamo affermazioni riferite allo stato dell’arte ci vorra’ un intero team di esperti per contraddirci, a patto di riferirci ad una complessita’ abbastanza grande di fenomeni fisici.
Non esiste una sola persona in grado di discutere allo stato dell’arte di una CPU, ci vuole una squadra intera. Il problema e’ che radunare la suddetta squadra ci costera’ uno sforzo immenso rispetto a quello che costa al cialtrone affermare di pingare la madonna in persona attraverso la sua VPN. In pratica, economicamente parlando vinceranno sempre i cialtroni, perche’ la competenza costa piu’ dell’incompetenza. Ma c’e’ un motivo di tipo umano che mi impedisce di darmi a quest’attivita’. Il fatto, cioe’, che queste persone siano arrabbiate. Oh, non arrabbiate come mi arrabbio io con il cane se mi scava una pianta di susini per seppellirci il pane. Sono arrabbiate come stile di vita, nel senso adleriano del termine. (1) La rabbia per loro e’ una condizione permanente, ontologica, e’ un metodo di ricerca: la tal cosa e’ vera nella misura in cui pensarla sostiene la mia rabbia.
Poiche’ molte delle verita’ che sono passate alla storia sono state inizialmente scomode (2), queste persone ritengono che ogni affermazione che suscita rabbia sia scomoda, ergo vera. Il problema e’ che esse non suscitano una vera e propria rabbia, e non sono nella media nemmeno “scomode“: si tratta quasi esclusivamente di affermazioni fastidiose. Fastidiose perche’ il buon Schietti si ostina ad ammorbare i commenti dei blog di mezzo mondo con la sua parafilosofia. La strategia di queste persone e’ di ammorbare la vita alla gente con la propaganda delle loro idiozie. Poiche’ ad un certo punto ricevono una reazione di fastidio, deducono che la loro “verita‘” sia “scomoda” anziche’ capire che il problema sta nella loro fastidiosa presenza, e non nella loro scomoda verita’. Lo scopo e’ quello di arrivare ad uno scontro, appunto, rabbioso.
E questo e’ dovuto molto semplicemente al fatto che, come ho gia’ scritto, la rabbia e’ la loro condizione esistenziale: rabbia perche’ si sentono impotenti di fronte a banche e multinazionali, rabbia perche’ non riescono a realizzarsi, rabbia perche’ si sentono maltrattati dalla societa’, eccetera. La colpa di tutto questo, ovvero delle loro disgrazie ultime, sta proprio nelle leggende, nei mulini a vento che combattono; e verso i quali rivolgono la loro rabbia. Ma il fatto che la rabbia sia la loro condizione ontologica fa si che essa non sia l’effetto dei mulini a vento,ma la causa. La loro condizione esistenziale e’ di essere arrabbiati, soprattutto, prima di ogni cosa ed a prescindere. Di fatto questi individui si sono aggirati per il mondo, digrignando bile e vomitando odio astioso, con una vocina dentro che chiedeva loro “perche’ tanto odio?” Perche’ tanta ingiustificata rabbia? Improvvisamente arriva il ciarlatano e gli dice: ecco qui, puoi scegliere tra “sono arrabbiato perche’ mi nascondono la verita’ sull’ 11 settembre“, “sono arrabbiato perche’ ci stanno uccidendo con le scie chimiche“, “sono arrabbiato perche’ la free energy viene nascosta al mondo“, eccetera.
In altre parole, le teorie cospirazioniste sono solo un vestito, una copertura che serve a dare una motivazione apparente per una rabbia che altrimenti non si spiega; Blondet e’ arrabbiato perche’ come giornalista e’ una sega fritta, perche’ non ha credito in alcun ambiente giornalistico serio, denunciare il grande complotto degli ebrei gli serve perche’ dire “sono arrabbiato perche’ la mia carriera di giornalista e’ una montagna di letame” suona male, mentre “sono arrabbiato perche’ gli ebrei dominano il mondo e vogliono tagliare un pezzo di pisello a tutti” suona meglio: non contiene un’ammissione di implicito fallimento esistenziale. Ora, qual’e’ la realizzazione massima della rabbia? Contrariamente a quanto si pensa, la massima realizzazione e’ la sua stessa diffusione; perche’ ogni volta che l’arrabbiato vede che qualcuno si arrabbia con lui trae conferma del fatto che fa bene ad arrabbiarsi, e quando qualcuno si arrabbia contro di lui, ha conferma del fatto che le sue teorie sono scomode (quando invece e’ la sua presenza ad essere fastidiosa). Come scriveva Adler in Psicologia Individuale, “il nevrotico trovera’ nella propria nevrosi le energie per sostenere la nevrosi stessa, per quante ne siano necessarie“. (3) O, tradotto in soldoni, essi produrranno sempre piu’ rabbia di quanta ne possiate sopportare; piu’ provocazioni di quanto possiate mantenere la calma, piu’ fastidio di quanto possiate tollerare: l’energia libidica a loro disposizione, la grandezza della forza che li spinge in questo processo ha la cardinalita’ del continuo.
C’e’ un solo modo di neutralizzare questa gente: stabilito che lo scopo principe di queste persone sia di perpetuare e di diffondere lo stato di rabbia “a priori” che produce il loro stato esistenziale, il solo modo di fermarli e’ di evitare i contatti con loro. Essi sono profondamente malati, di una malattia invisibile che si chiama rabbia. Lo scopo ultimo di questa malattia e’ il contagio, e nient’altro che il contagio; non cambierebbe nulla nell’esistenza materiale di queste persone se si scoprisse che la CIA ha demolito le torri gemelle, ne’ se si scoprisse che gli USA vogliono sacrificare la quinta flotta alla guerra contro l’Iran come dice Blondet, in entrambi i casi la nostra italianissima esistenza ne sarebbe inficiata assai poco, ne sarebbero inficiati poco i nostri successi ed insuccessi personali, eccetera. Lo scopo ultimo della rabbia e’ propagarsi. E la sua sconfitta e’ il fatto che gli altri abbiano una vita serena, gioiosa, per nulla arrabbiata. Quindi, caro Schietti, ti dico una cosa: il tuo motore funziona alla perfezione, la free energy e’ alla portata di tutti, la pila di Zamboni potrebbe produrre energia gratis per tutti, (4) ma io sono felice cosi’. E siccome sono felice, non voglio nulla di quanto dici. E sempre sia lodato iptables.

pl3Uriel (1) Ok, ok. Ho conosciuto psicologi adleriani capaci di mettere a posto, in pochi mesi, anni di disastri di apprendisti stregoni. Siccome sono un tecnico, la prima cosa che ho fatto e’ stata di ficcare le mani nella scatola, e ho letto un sacco di cose di Adler. (2) Nella maggior parte dei casi la verita’ e’ comodissima. Sono salito sulla metro stamattina pensando che mi avrebbe portato qui. Era vero. Sarebbe stato peggio se fosse stato falso, e io sbagliando il senso di marcia mi fossi trovato a Cascina Gobba. In questo caso, la verita’ sarebbe comoda mentre la falsita’ sarebbe un rompimento di coglioni. (3) Adler contestava l’affermazione freudiana secondo la quale la rappresentazione della nevrosi di fronte all’analista fosse uno sfogo energetico, un calo libidico sufficiente a fermarla. (4) Non lo penso davvero, ma si tratta di un’affermazione che Schietti non puo’ contestare, visto che gli da’ ragione. La sua rabbia non avra’ quindi espressione, e il meccanismo di tossicita’ della rabbia sara’ fermato.

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Nuovo ordine mondiale

Agnelli nel 1975 disse : “I regimi tecnocrati di domani ridurranno la libertà, ma non sarà un male”

E’ giunto il momento di prendere in considerazione alcuni fenomeni che negli ultimi anni hanno subito un’accelerazione incredibile (attenzione alle date) minacciando di cambiare radicalmente il mondo e la nostra vita, così come la conosciamo oggi.
Non si tratta di religione, superstizione o complottismo ma si tratta di affrontare con intelligenza gli strumenti che la storia ci ha dato. Tante coincidenze e quando le coincidenze sono troppe c’è motivo di avere un sospetto.
Qualche centinaio di anni fà un tipo chiamato Giovanni scrisse un libro ,l’ultimo delle sacre scritture.
Al di là delle credenze  e delle superstizioni è stupefacente come in un passato tanto remoto, una persona tutto sommato ignorante abbia descritto fenomeni che stanno avvenendo oggi.
Riporto per chi non conosce alcuni passi in cui si parla del Marchio della Bestia è citato per 7 volte e tutte nel Libro dell’Apocalisse di San Giovanni Apostolo:

Apocalisse 13:16-18
Faceva sì che tutti, piccoli e grandi, ricchi e poveri, liberi e schiavi ricevessero un marchio sulla mano e sulla fronte; e che nessuno potesse comprare o vendere senza avere tale marchio, cioè il nome della bestia o il numero del suo nome. Qui sta la sapienza. Chi ha intelligenza calcoli il numero della bestia: essa rappresenta un nome d’uomo. E tal cifra è seicentosessantasei.

Chi ha intelligenza CALCOLI il numero della bestia…

… Se prendete un qualsiasi codice a barre vi accorgerete che esistono diversi tipi di barre che corrispondono ad un numero, sono tutti uguali e tutti fatti nello stesso modo, cambiano solo i numeri.
All’inizio, al centro e alla fine di ogni codice a barre noterete una barretta più lunga delle altre. Il numero corrispondente a quella barretta è il 6. Prendento le tre barrette si ottiene 666.

Codice a barre
Codice a barre

 Complottismo? Superstizione?
Strano ma quel numeretto è presente in tutti i codici a barre. Incredibile che abbiano scelto come “virgola” il numero sei. E perchè non il cinque o il sette?
Cerchiamo di analizzare l’anatomia del barcode UPC (Universal Product Code).
Guardando quindi l’immagine , soffermiamoci sulle 3 barre di controllo, ad occhio sono identiche, giusto?
Detto questo, come si rappresenta il numero “6” nel codice “UPC”?
E’ di questi giorni la notizia che entro il 2013 tutti gli americani avranno impiantato nella mano un microcip. Dicono per motivi strettamente sanitari ma dato che lavoro nel campo dell’elettronica posso affermare con certezza che l’utilizzo è molteplice.
Con la tecnologia che abbiamo a disposizione sarà anche possibile comprare e vendere senza l’utilizzo di banconote, ma accreditando il denaro in un conto nel microchip. Naturalmente nel microchip sarà presente il codice a barre, ovvero il marchio della bestia.
In buona sostanza, un numero (perchè i codici a barre sono numerici) viene sempre codificato con una sequenza di 7 “bit”, per così dire.
Un segno nero equivale ad un “uno” ed uno spazio bianco ad uno “zero”. Il nostro beneamato “6” quindi, sarà “101”.
Le barre di controllo iniziali e finali, (estrema sinistra ed estrema destra) anche se non sembra, a livello di dati contano come un “101”. Il marker mediano è uno “01010”… quindi dato che lo zero vale zero abbiamo 3 volte un numero intero 101=6. Strano vero? Un pò come la carica dei 101 🙂
Torniamo un’attimo indietro e cerchiamo di spiegare sbrigativamente il perchè il 6 è il numero della bestia.
Nella Bibbia il numero sei è messo in relazione con i nemici di Geova (ok, ok, se non avete mai letto e meditato la Bibbia, prendetelo per buono).
Il 6 è inferiore al sette ma il sette rappresenta la completezza dal punto di vista di Dio (il creato, finito, ha richiesto 7 giorni, prendete per buono anche questo). Quindi il triplice sei è simbolo di grossa imperfezione.
Il che dà risalto all’imperfezione e alle carenze di ciò che la bestia rappresenta o raffigura (ricordate che la Bibbia è scritta per essere capita da tutti quindi non critichiamo ma cerchiamo di capire con la nostra intelligenza).
Il numero della bestia, 666 è chiamato un numero d’uomo ad indicare che ha a che fare con l’uomo imperfetto, decaduto, debole e sembra simboleggiare l’imperfezione di ciò che è rappresentato dalla bestia.
Perciò il nome serve a ribadire che la bestia è terrena e simboleggia il governo umano.
Quindi niente diavoli, complotti o superstizioni. In fin dei conti quando conosciamo una persona … che non ci piace diciamo … quello è una bestia!
Adesso saltiamo ad un tempo più vicino a noi ed esattamente nel 2005.
Dal 1° gennaio 2005, in Italia è obbligatorio, inserire negli animali che debbono essere registrati, un microchip per il loro riconoscimento. L’inserimento è sotto cutaneo. Questo è servito come test e collaudo per poterlo inserire nelle persone. E’ stato un test tecnico, sanitario e psicologico ma anche di preparazione mentale per questo metodo infallibile di riconoscimento.

barcellona chip sottopelle per pagamenti
barcellona chip sottopelle per pagamenti

Perchè dico così? Perchè nel lontano 1990 succedeva che in Europa l’impianto giuridico era già pronto, mediante direttive e rapporti ufficiali, come ad esempio la direttiva 385/CEE del 1990 del Consiglio Europeo, sull’armonizzazione delle legislazioni degli Stati membri sulla legislazione dei dispositivi medici impiantabili, destinati all’identificazione, alla raccolta di informazioni e alla localizzazione delle persone. L’Europa già decenni parla di dispositivi RFID e chip sottopelle per accumulare le informazioni del paziente.
La VeriChip, utilizzata come una carta intelligente, per automatizzare gli acquisti o controllare i delinquenti in libertà vigilata, per le notizie finanziarie, la sicurezza dei trasporti pubblici, l’accesso agli edifici o installazioni sensibili è già in uso ma voi non lo sapevate, vero?
Tra i tanti meccanismi classici contemplati dalla Commissione Europea figurano anche i “dispositivi scatenanti un orgasmo femminile con la semplice pressione su un bottone”, con brevetto depositato in USA nel gennaio 2004. Sull’onda di tali direttive arriviamo al 2007 e leggiamo sul sito della banca d’italia che l’europa ha emanato una normativa, la SEPA, sui pagamenti europei.
La realizzazione del progetto SEPA è un obiettivo prioritario dell eurosistema per permettere di sfruttare appieno nei pagamenti al dettaglio, i vantaggi della moneta unica.
Si tratta di consentire agli oltre 300 milioni di cittadini dell’area dell’euro di effettuare o ricevere pagamenti con strumenti diversi dal contante in tutta l’area, da un singolo conto e alle stesse condizioni di base, indipendentemente dal luogo in cui si risiede, utilizzando i diversi strumenti con la stessa facilità, efficienza e sicurezza su cui si può contare nel contesto nazionale. Il superamento delle segmentazioni fra mercati nazionali, la migliore fruibilità degli strumenti di pagamento più avanzati contribuiranno ad accrescere la concorrenza, ad abbassare i costi unitari dei servizi bancari, a ridurre i costi di transazione delle attività produttive.
In parole povere uno strumento che non sia una moneta, funzioni come essa e che funzioni ovunque. A voi cosa viene in mente?
Tutto bello, tutto stupendo ed atto invogliare a far dire alle persone : che ficata!
Ed infatti già dal 2004/2005 immediatamente c’è chi si è adeguato facendo pagare l’ingresso nei locali notturni a persone che hanno un chip sottopelle dal quale possono scaricare l’importo dovuto. Non ci credete? In Spagna e Francia già accade, fate una ricerchina sul web e ve ne accorgerete.
Così come scoprirete che per motivi di sicurezza tutti i messicani sono stati indotti a farsi “inoculare” un chip sottopelle.
Nuovo ordine mondiale? Chissà però a scremare le dichiarazioni di banchieri e politici c’è da riflettere sul nostro futuro.

Ok, così comè il post è già abbastanza lungo ma se volete, continuo ma me lo dovete chiedere altrimenti tutto resta così, appeso a metà e non saprete mai chi c’è dietro al nuovo ordine mondiale ed ai loro collegamenti ai riferimenti biblici 🙂

Niente olimpiadi per il Darfur

di Giulio Meotti
da Il FOGLIO dell’8 agosto 2008

Il villaggio di Mazkhabad era immerso nella quiete. Halima Bashir vede avvicinarsi un nugolo di uomini a cavallo, trascinavano delle bambine. “Erano le bambine della scuola”. Halima si trovava in quel villaggio da due mesi come medico. I Janjaweed avevano fucili, coltelli e frustini per cavalli. “Ci gridavano contro. ‘Siamo venuti ad uccidervi’, ‘Vi finiremo tutti’, ‘Schiavi neri’, ‘Siete peggio dei cani’, ‘Non ci saranno più schiavi neri qui’.
Abusarono delle ragazze davanti a tutti, costringendoli a guardare. Ci urinarono addosso. E poi dissero: ‘Vi lasciamo vive per dire ai vostri padri e fratelli che la prossima volta non ci sarà  pietà . Lasciate questa terra. Il Sudan è degli arabi. Non per i cani neri. Anche Halima fu violentata. I miliziani arabi gridavano: “Uccidete le scimmie nere, uccidete i cani neri, uccideteli tutti”. Il suo racconto, che un giorno troverà  posto accanto alla migliore memorialistica sui khmer rossi, si intitola “Le lacrime del deserto”, e ne ha parlato il Sunday Times.
Halima è una delle possibili testimoni se un giorno il Tribunale penale internazionale dell’Aia riuscirà a processare il presidente sudanese Omar al Bashir, ricercato per genocidio e crimini di guerra.
Se il leader serbo- bosniaco Radovan Karadzic è già entrato nella galleria degli orrori del Novecento, per il Darfur non si è avuta la stessa partecipazione di piazza, emotiva, intellettuale, militare e politica. E’ una gigantesca Srebrenica dimenticata.

L’anomalia è presto spiegata: il teatro della tragedia non è l’Iraq occupato dagli angloamericani, non è l’Afghanistan, non è la piccola cittadina bosniaca lacerata dai serbi cristiani.
E’ il Darfur musulmano su cui non si è alzata alcuna voce scandalizzata su al Jazeera o su al Arabiya, nessuna denuncia da parte di leader musulmani nelle sedi internazionali.
Il Darfur è  jihad più export cinese. La Cina alimenta il conflitto garantendo forniture di armi e addestrando i piloti dei cacciabombardieri usati negli attacchi. Un’inchiesta della Bbc ha individuato autocarri carichi di armi nella regione occidentale del Sudan e si parla da mesi di piloti addestrati da Pechino per guidare i caccia cinesi Fantan A5. La Bbc ha accertato l’utilizzo di cacciabombardieri cinesi negli attacchi aerei che di solito precedono l’assalto dei Janjaweed ai villaggi del Darfur. Gli aerei cinesi precedono la pulizia etnica. Due fotografie satellitari mostrano caccia cinesi Fantan presenti all’aeroporto di Nyala, capitale del Darfur del sud, il 18 giugno scorso.

Una madre di sette figli, Kaltam Abakar Mohammed, ha visto tre dei suoi bambini fatti a pezzo dopo un attacco lanciato da questo genere di velivolo. La scoperta di importanti giacimenti petroliferi ha trasformato la repressione di Khartoum in uno sterminio “protetto” dalla connivenza cinese e liberal occidentale. Un rapporto dell’Unione africana, organizzazione famosa per evitare posizioni che possano essere sgradite a questo o a quel governo, denuncia che la tecnica preferita dai janjaweed prevede di incatenare e bruciare vivi gli abitanti di sperduti villaggi.

L’affarismo cinese si innesta su un atavico razzismo a sfondo religioso. Dal 1983, il governo islamista di Bashir ha dichiarato una guerra santa contro gli africani del sud, i Dinka, i Nuba e Neur. Oltre due milioni le vittime decimate.

Nabil Kasseem, amica e collaboratrice del dissidente iracheno Kanan Makiya, ha girato un documentario sul “jihad a cavallo” in Darfur. Vi riporta scene di inaudita violenza e brutalità, testimonianze dirette di rifugiati e di donne stuprate davanti ai propri figli, immagini di interi villaggi distrutti dai janjaweed, il segmento audio di un dialogo tra alcuni piloti delle forze aeree dal quale si evince una strategia di coordinamento degli attachi ai villaggi. Il racconto di Halima fa il paio con quello di Dily, l’arabo sudanese che ha combattuto la guerra al grido di “uccidi gli schiavi, uccidi gli schiavi”.
La sua storia, raccontata alla Bbc, è il primo comprovato resoconto delle stragi pagate, ordinate, commissionate dal governo sudanese ai janjaweed, i predoni arabi terrore del Darfur, e spesso sostenute da Pechino. Il primo e unico racconto autentico sui “demoni a cavallo” che, in tre anni, hanno massacrato decine di migliaia di loro simili in nome di una pulizia etnica imbevuta di guerra agli apostati fomentata dagli imam di Khartoum.
“Avrò attaccato trenta villaggi, arrivavamo a cavallo o con i cammelli, ammazzavamo donne, uomini, bambini, bruciavamo le capanne, se alla fine qualcuno non era ancora morto, lo lasciavamo agonizzare, se non lo finivano le ferite ci pensavano fame e sete… Se sopravviveva il suo racconto diffondeva ancor più paura”.
I soldati di Khartoum ci hanno messo una ventina di giorni per spiegargli come si spara con un kalashnikov, come si bruciano villaggi e vite umane. “Distruggiamo, sterminiamo, in poche ore ce ne andiamo… Se ci sono uomini armati dobbiamo fare più attenzione, studiare l’assalto, nel caso chiedere l’appoggio di Khartoum”.
Succede spesso, è fra le prove a carico di Bashir. “Noi così facciamo, entriamo in groppa ai cammelli spariamo su chiunque si muova, gridiamo ‘morte agli schiavi, morte agli schiavi’, svuotiamo i caricatori nelle schiene, le maciulliamo sotto gli zoccoli dei cammelli… Sono quasi sempre donne, quasi sempre bambini, tutti civili”.

Non tutti muoiono subito.

“Le ragazze le portano dietro le tende, le violentano una a una, se si rifiutano le uccidono subito, altrimenti dopo”. Recentemente nuove prove degli attacchi sono emerse in 500 disegni fatti dai bambini rifugiati nel Ciad. Sono in mano alla Corte penale internazionale dell’Aia, chiamata a giudicare i responsabili dei crimini di guerra e contro l’umanità compiuti durante gli oltre quattro anni di conflitto nella regione occidentale del Sudan.

I disegni mostrano case date alle fiamme in villaggi distrutti, decapitazioni, corpi senza vita in pozze di sangue, donne incatenate tra loro per essere trascinate via e decine di fosse comuni. Si vedono elicotteri, carri armati con la bandiera sudanese, militari in divisa affiancati dai janjaweed a bordo di veicoli con le mitragliatrici.

Gli aggressori hanno la pelle chiara, sono arabi, le vittime hanno la pelle scura, sono africani.

Sono almeno 400mila i morti e oltre 2,5 milioni di profughi e sfollati. Orde di arabi del nord e del centro del paese hanno operato razzie, distrutto villaggi, pozzi, piantagioni, allevamenti e ucciso famiglie, dilaniando vecchi, stuprando donne, abusando di bambini e bambine per poi rivenderli come schiavi nei mercati del Sudan e del medio oriente. Le prove del genocidio continuano ad affiorare. Annientamento totale della popolazione in nome di un suprematismo arabo islamista. Lo chiamano “disastro umanitario” per non voler nominare le cose.
Guerra fra musulmani, razzismo arabista contro i neri. Le testimonianze raccolte da gente fuggita all’eccidio parlano di villaggi messi a ferro e fuoco e di ragazzi uccisi per difendere le mandrie. La gente si difende a mani nude o con vecchi fucili; i Janjaweed hanno mezzi sofisticati: kalashnikov, telefoni satellitari, divise, automobili, spesso fornite da Pechino.
Ma il loro modo di uccidere è tipico di tutte le barbarie: donne dai seni recisi, vecchi con la testa fracassata, bambini sbattuti contro i muri. E centinaia di donne violate, deflorate con lunghi coltelli e marchiate a fuoco sulle mani. Il 27 febbraio 2004 a Tawila, in un solo giorno, i Janjaweed hanno ucciso 67 persone; 41 ragazze, assieme alle loro maestre sono state stuprate, alcune fino a quattordici volte, di fronte ai propri parenti.
I Janjaweed attaccano le piccole carovane di profughi, li derubano di animali, coperte, cibo, decretano la loro morte per fame o per sete; avvelenano i pozzi e bombardano i rigagnoli d’acqua perchè la sete uccida uomini e bestie.
Si aggiunge l’islamizzazione forzata del paese, retto dalla sharia, che fustiga i cristiani che bevono vino, anche quello per la messa, arresta sacerdoti, perseguita vescovi, distrugge le chiese.
Ovunque le donne recano sul corpo sfregi da machete. Human Rights Watch fornisce tre capi d’accusa contro Bashir: fucilazioni di massa da parte dell’esercito e della milizia; attacchi coordinati dove i governativi e i miliziani hanno un ruolo eguale; attacchi in cui le forze governative sono di supporto.
Il 30 agosto 2003 i Janjaweed attaccano Mororo. “Dobbiamo spazzar via questa gente” dicono i comandanti. Iniziano le fucilazioni, come a Srebrenica. Il 9 ottobre del 2003 i villaggi dell’area di Murnei sono scenario della fucilazione di 82 persone. A Urm lanciano razzi su una moschea sufi mentre era in corso un funerale. 42 vittime. Inseguirono l’imam, Yahya Warshal, e lo uccisero sotto gli occhi del figlio. Prima di abbandonare il villaggio, i miliziani presero tutte le copie del Corano e le gettarono nel fuoco.
Nessuna piazza araba si è mobilitata per il jihad nel Darfur. Human Rights Watch documenta 62 attacchi alle moschee nella sola zona di Dar Masalit. In Darfur, regione orientale del Sudan grande quasi come la Francia e abitata da sette milioni di persone, gli autori degli eccidi sono musulmani come le vittime, ma soprattutto sono arabi per lingua e cultura. Sono musulmani i fur, gli zaghawa e i massaleit che formano la spina dorsale dell’Esercito di liberazione del Sudan e del Movimento per la giustizia e l’uguaglianza, i due gruppi armati che hanno iniziato la ribellione con assalti alle installazioni militari nel febbraio 2003, come sono musulmani quasi tutti i soldati delle forze governative e i janjaweed.
Dagli anni ’80 è in corso una rivolta contro l’arabizzazione. I vincitori sono le tribù arabe, i perdenti sono gli zurga, i “neri” africani. Anche le tribù arabe spesso sono formate da neri, ma a differenza delle altre parlano l’arabo come lingua madre.
Le vittime sono quasi sempre musulmani pietisti, non fondamentalisti, la loro fede è devota, indomita, tollerante, contaminata da animismo. Sono carne da macello. Assassini e vittime in Darfur pregano tutti rivolta alla Mecca.
Bashir appena eletto cacciò i giudici non musulmani e applicò la sharia in molte parti del paese.
Ha definito “jihad” la campagna contro il Darfur. Mahgoud Hussein, portavoce dei ribelli del Sudan Liberation Movement, ha detto che uno dei loro obiettivi è la separazione di stato e moschea. “Sono musulmano anch’io, ma vogliamo che la religione sia un fatto privato e che ciascuno abbia la libertà di praticarla”.
Gli ha risposto Abdul Zuma del governo di Khartoum. “La sharia si applica anche al Darfur”.
All’Aia per la prima volta c’è la possibilità di giudicare la fitna, la guerra civile, interna al mondo islamico. Perchè il Darfur viene dopo l’Algeria e prima dell’Iraq. E’ un litmus test
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I nomi dei villaggi demoliti sono spilli doloranti. Kondoli, 44 morti; Nouri, 136 morti; Kenyu, 57 morti; Tunfuka, 26 morti; Millebeeda, 59 morti. A Mukjar, definito il “Ground Zero del Darfur”, sono state scoperte dozzine di fosse comuni. Ovunque le moschee sono state distrutte. Il jihad di Khartoum ha cercato di spazzar via il culto sufi della setta Tijaniya. Queste confraternite sufi accarezzano la santità del Profeta senza velleità teocratiche e non a caso costituiscono, oggi più che mai, la bestemmia del panarabismo armato.
Sufi è una parola che rinvia alla lana (sa»f) indossata dai viandanti lungo la strada che conduce alla purezza dello spirito (safà¢). E’ un islam scienza del divino coltivata nell’involucro terrestre, perchè nella legge religiosa individua una “scorza” (al qishr) che protegge l’essenziale, il “nocciolo” (al lubb) rappresentato dal cammino interiore verso il trono di Allah. Un antidoto alle seduzioni totalitarie del monoteismo. Gli imam di Khartoum la chiamano “apostasia”.
Nel 1992 sei imam pro governativi emisero una fatwa che bollava come “infedeli” i sufi e gli animisti. “L’islam ha garantito di uccidere entrambi”. Con la stessa accusa, apostasia, fu messo a morte il riformatore islamico Muhammad Taha, nemico di Bashir e del suo ideologo Hassan al Turabi. Taha auspicava il ritorno al messaggio profetico originale dell’islam, fondò il movimento dei Fratelli repubblicani in opposizione ai fondamentalisti Fratelli musulmani che hanno ispirato le bande janjaweed. Taha è l’anti Qutb, padre fondatore del moderno jihadismo. Taha fu giustiziato per aver protestato contro l’imposizione della sharia da parte del presidente Jafar al Nimeiri.
Il suo libro più importante, “Il secondo messaggio dell’islam”, uscì nel 1967 con la dedica “all’umanità”. Taha vi afferma la visione dei “primi musulmani” che proposero “un islam devoto, caritatevole e coesistente con gli altri”. Durante gli anni roventi dell’islamismo, Taha formulò un messaggio coraggioso e di quietas. Si è anche scritto che se fosse prevalsa la sua visione teologica e non quella di Qutb, non ci sarebbe stato l’11 settembre. Di certo, non avremmo avuto il genocidio in Darfur.

Quando la botola si aprì sotto i piedi di Taha, la folla gridò “Allahu Akbar! Islam huwa al hall”, Allah è grande e l’islam è la soluzione.

I suoi libri furono bruciati in piazza. Come le copie del Corano in Darfur. Aveva osato dire che la sharia è un’”alterazione del vero islam”, la sua uccisione innescò quel gorgo di violenza di cui sono espressione i janjaweed. La verità di questa Srebrenica dimenticata, insieme a tutte le sue fosse comuni, è tutta da scoprire. Bisognerebbe cominciare dagli scritti e dalla vicenda di Mohammed Taha. Il Gandhi dell’islam. Lì forse c’è la chiave per capire.

Mercenari Italiani nel mondo

Sminatore italiano
Sminatore italiano

Più di una volta abbiamo sentito parlare di “mercenari” in Iraq, o in Afganistan. Bene, questi uomini stanno li per un lauto stipendio e per difendere gli interessi delle multinazionali.
I nostri media, giornali e televisioni hanno sempre riportato con grande enfasi l’invio di questi “fantomatici mercenari”. E’ arrivato il momento di smascherarli : Qui e qui trovate le informazioni necessarie per la loro messa in accusa.
Ovviamente sono polemico ma è bene sapere che l’organizzazione linkata è una ONG riconosciuta e finanziata dall’ONU. Purtroppo tra le loro fila non ci sono delle simone o dei gino strada o altre persone dichiaratamente schierate a sinistra e si sa quanto valore abbia questa appartenenza come effetto amplificatore.
Ma cosa fanno questi “mercenari”? Proviamo a dare una spiegazione rapida ed esaudiente : rischiano la vita per sminare, bonificare dalle mine i territori sui quali è stata combattuta una guerra. Vi ricordo che nel mondo ci sono, stimate, ancora 100 milioni di mine (50 delle quali di costruzione sovietica o di paesi dell’allora patto di Varsavia o ex comunisti o ancora comunisti).

Volete sapere come si esegue una bonifica? Continuate a leggere allora.
Intanto distinguiamo tra la bonifica operativa e quella umanitaria.

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Mina iraniana ritrovata in Bosnia

La bonifica operativa è quella che viene attuata in occasione di interventi militari. Tende a raggiungere risultati del 70% , 80 % , dove il restante 30-20 % rappresenta un rischio residuo accettabile in operazioni militari in quanto molto inferiore a quello rappresentato dal pericolo di essere colpiti da un proiettile vacante durante un conflitto a fuoco.
Ben altra cosa è la bonifica umanitaria che deve raggiungere risultati molto vicini al 100% e che non può accettare alcun rischio residuo se non quello dell’evento casuale.
In questo settore sono in corso moltissime attività  di ricerca e sviluppo per arrivare a realizzare sistemi che consentono di ottenere i migliori risultati con il minor costo possibile e con la massima sicurezza .
Un accenno và fatto alle tecnologie per il rilevamento e l’individuazione delle mine. Si tratta di un campo che ha avuto finora un ambito di applicazione meramente militare, ma che, grazie alla nuova sensibilità  mondiale, e diventato di grandissimo interesse anche per la ricerca e la tecnologia civile e quindi per le operazioni di sminamento umanitario. L’interesse maggiore è orientato verso sistemi elettronici , che consentono di individuare con la massima precisione possibile le aree minate e le zone trappolate.
Ottimi risultati sono giunti per es. dai radar gpr ad alta penetrazione, o georadar, capaci di analizzare il terreno a profondità  variabile da pochi cm fino ad un paio di metri. Ci sono poi le camere ad infrarosso termico. Le mine hanno una temperatura diversa rispetto al suolo anche nell’ordine di uno o due gradi. Le camere più sensibili captano variazioni entro il decimo di grado e sono quindi ideali per rilevare le mine. Poi ci sono i radar sar che utilizzano il principio dei satelliti e hanno raggiunto un’altissima risoluzione (una precisione nell’identificazione del corpo estraneo entro i due o tre centimetri).
Allo studio ci sono i cosiddetti “nasi artificialii”. Si tratta di sensori biochimici capaci di captare addirittura le singole particelle i materiale esplosivo contenuto nelle mine. L’utilizzo dei cani per fiutare l’esplosivo contenuto nelle mine e quindi segnalarne la localizzazione è molto importante, anche se risente dell’inquinamento del terreno e come o visto in Bosnia ed in Kosovo, dei limiti di resistenza di questi preziosi animali che possono essere utilizzati per un massimo di due o tre ore al giorno.

Il pappagallo verde è la mia più diffusa al mondo si calcola che tyra asia ed africa ce ne siano almeno 10 milioni disseminate sui campi
Il pappagallo verde è la mia più diffusa al mondo si calcola che tyra asia ed africa ce ne siano almeno 10 milioni disseminate sui campi

L’utilizzo dei mezzi meccanici è molto utile ed è anzi indispensabile specie nelle grandi superfici, ma da solo garantendo al massimo l’80%, non dà quella certezza di sicurezza che lo sminamento umanitario deve invece poter garantire.
L’obiettivo, comunque , non è semplice da raggiungere, molti sono i parametri in gioco che possono condizionare e per taluni aspetti invalidare i risultati, ma non per questo non può essere affrontato e risolto con risultati apprezzabili, come dimostrano le attività  di bonifica in corso in tutto il mondo, che sono portate avanti manualmente dagli specialisti del settore, sia civili delle organizzazioni non governative, che militari (e.o.d. dei vari eserciti) un lavoro lento, quello manuale, ma garante di risultati affidabili e non inferiori ad una probabilità  di successo del 99,9 %. I sistemi meccanici ed elettronici sono ancora allo studio mentre esiste la specializzazione dell’uomo assicurata dalla professionalità  maturata negli anni dagli specializzati militari, di cui l’Italia dispone in larga misura fra il personale dell’arma del genio, cresciuti tramandando una cultura specifica che trova origine nel periodo immediatamente successivo al secondo conflitto mondiale quando ufficiali e sottufficiali del genio bonificarono il territorio nazionale. Oggi, gli eredi di costoro sono gli specialisti dell’e.o.d. del genio militare che hanno operato in passato in Afghanistan, Kurdistan, Kuwait, Angola, Mozambico e che oggi operano in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq e di nuovo in Afganistan.
Nei programmi dello sminamento umanitario sono essenziali i seguenti parametri:

  • conoscenza del pericolo delle mine;
  • demarcazione delle aree minate e trappolate;
  • pronto soccorso e riabilitazione dei feriti ;
  • ricostruzione e sviluppo delle comunità  che hanno avuto problemi con le mine;
  • Formazione di specialisti locali per mettere loro in condizione di affrontare autonomamente l’impegno della bonifica.

Lo sminamento a favore dei civili si concretizza attraverso quattro diverse forme di intervento: lo sminamento strutturale, lo sminamento di programma, lo sminamento di prossimità , e lo sminamento cosidetto ” paesano ” .

  • lo sminamento strutturale si occupa della bonifica delle principali infrastrutture . In particolare, le prime fasi dell’intervento sono finalizzate alla bonifica delle strade e zone aeroportuali , con l’impiego dei sistemi meccanici realizzati per la bonifica operativa.
  • lo sminamento di programma viene attuato nell’ambito di un programma di sviluppo. Lo scopo e quello di facilitare la realizzazione di altri interventi tecnici ( sanitari , agricoli , urbanistici , idraulici etc . ) bonificando le aree di interesse da tutte le mine , trappole esplosive ed ordigni bellici ancora attivi.
  • lo sminamento di prossimità  orientato verso lo sviluppo di una bonifica a lungo termine. Ha lo scopo di restituire alla popolazione le condizioni essenziali per ritornare alla normalità . Il primo beneficiario di questo tipo di progetto è il gruppo comunitario a favore del quale si interviene e prevede la formazione di specialisti locali destinati alla condotta dei futuri programmi di bonifica. Lo sminamento di prossimità  coinvolge attivamente la popolazione e le attività  della bonifica operativa sono accompagnate da approfondite campagne di formazione sul problema delle mine .
  • lo sminamento cosi detto ” paesano ” finalizzato ad interventi locali, ma peculiarmente sviluppato per insegnare alla popolazione a convivere con le mine e le trappole esplosive difendendosi dalle stesse. Questo tipo di programma, generalmente , è sviluppato per aumentare il grado di sicurezza per le realtà  locali, a premessa di interventi di bonifica su larga scala. Il più delle volte , gli attori principali sono ex militari o abitanti del luogo che vengono abilitati ad operare per azioni di sminamento su scala micro-locale. Questi programmi sono attualmente in parte ed in alcune località  attuati da organizzazioni non governative, impiegando specialisti di maturata esperienza .

A premessa di ogni intervento è comunque essenziale disporre di mezzi idonei al rilevamento delle mine e adottare tecniche che garantiscono l’individuazione degli ordigni. Una delle possibili tecniche, quella più comunemente applicata da tutti gli esperti , è quella che vede il ricorso al sistema del prodding, , che consiste nel sondare il terreno mediante particolari aste rigide che consentono di individuare le mine interrate. Il prodding è efficace in quasi tutti i terreni e normalmente viene integrato dall’impiego di rilevatori di mine a funzionamento elettronico , non sempre affidabili in quanto molto condizionati dalle condizioni ambientali , dalle temperature estreme e dai terreni con presenze di elementi metallici
Vediamo ora in particolare come si procede alla bonifica di un’area minata di piccole dimensioni con il sistema del prodding. Per effettuare la bonifica di un’area minata, bisogna applicare delle procedure che dipendono da:

  • grandezza dell’area da bonificare;
  • numero e tipo di mine presenti;
  • numero di sminatori disponibili.

Il nucleo di bonifica di base è costituito da :

  • capo nucleo;
  • operatore sondatore;
  • operatore con apparato rilevatore.

Nella fase preparatoria, che precede l’inizio della bonifica, gli specialisti recuperano carte della zona e sviluppano una capillare operazione di intelligence, nell’intento di acquisire il massimo numero di informazioni sul campo minato e sul tipo di mine.
Svolta l’attività  informativa e ricognitiva che ha permesso di individuare sia l’andamento sia l’ampiezza dell’area minata ed eventualmente il tipo di mine, verrà  redatto un progetto d’attuazione che prevede diverse fasi d’intervento:

  1. segnalazione del campo minato tramite fettucce con scritte mine, organizzazione della zona di intervento per quanto concerne il sostegno logistico, il posto di sosta, l’assistenza sanitaria, eventuale centro di raccolta di mine e la dislocazione dei materiali esplosivi necessari alla bonifica.
  2. realizzazione della bonifica di un corridoio largo un metro e lungo 44 metri sulla fronte anteriore dell’area minata.questo corridoio viene creato per permettere ai nuclei bonificatori di agire in una zona certamente pulita da ordigni.
  3. una volta che il nucleo iniziale ha raggiunto i 24 metri di bonifica sul fronte anteriore, si potrà  dare inizio alle operazioni di bonifica in profondità , perpendicolarmente alla fascia iniziale, da parte del 1° nucleo.
  4. ogni qualvolta che il nucleo raggiunge la profondità  di 20 metri potrà  iniziare il lavoro il nucleo successivo e cosi via.
  5. fase: quando il nucleo iniziale avrà  terminato di bonificare i 44 metri del fronte del campo potrà  essere inserito nei nuclei di lavoro .
  6. ogni qualvolta che gli operatori rinverranno una mina questa sarà  segnalata tramite un cappellozzo bianco e rosso. Il capo nucleo provvederà  alla sua distruzione al termine della bonifica e, se ciò, non fosse possibile, procederà  all’eventuale disattivazione cioè all’inserimento della sicurezza per quanto riguarda le mine antiuomo, ed eliminazione della parte attiva (disinnescamento ) per le anticarro..
  7. al termine della bonifica della fascia di competenza ( 1 metro x 60 metri ) , il capo nucleo provvederà  alla distruzione sul posto delle mine antiuomo con l’impiego dell’esplosivo, sempre che questo sia possibile. Per quanto riguarda le mine a/c bisogna effettuare il ribaltamento delle stesse mediante una fune con gancio per ovviare all’eventualità  che siano provviste di congegni antirimozione. Effettuata questa operazione, la mina potrà  essere disinnescata e quindi recuperata.
  8. al termine delle operazioni viene redatto un rapporto di bonifica.

I mezzi impiegati per l’individuazione delle mine durante una bonifica sono :

  • la vista;
  • gli apparati cercamine;
  • le aste di sondaggio;
  • telai guida per il sondaggio.

In casi particolari per condizioni di terreno o di densità  di minamento, talvolta non è possibile applicare integralmente le norme per la bonifica descritta , questi casi sono i seguenti:

  • terreno con folta vegetazione;
  • gallerie stradali;
  • ferrovie e gallerie ferroviarie;
  • terreni acquitrinosi o temporaneamente allagati,
  • terreni eccezionalmente compatti o gelati;
  • terreni coperti da neve.

Effetti di una mina :
Il piede su una mina provoca un’onda d’urto di, più o meno, seimila metri al secondo, la temperatura al momento dello scoppio arriva a quattromila gradi e il rumore è di molto superiore a quanto possa sopportare l’orecchio umano. L’onda d’urto risale dal piede alla gamba e all’anca, le ossa del piede e della gamba si sgretolano, mentre il piede, la gamba e la coscia opposti, il basso ventre, talvolta il volto e gli occhi, rimangono offesi dalle schegge delle mine e da una moltitudine di materiali (sassi , pulviscolo, etc) proiettati dallo scoppio. Caduta al suolo, se non cade su una seconda mina, la vittima si trova in un grave stato di shock, con abbondante perdita di sangue. Queste appena descritte sono le conseguenze di una semplice mina a pressione ad effetto locale; le mine ad azione estesa e direzionali, come ad esempio quelle a frammentazione, che esplodono proiettando centinaia di piccole schegge, sono ancora più micidiali e provocano quasi sempre la morte delle persone investite che si trovano nel campo di azione delle mine.

Ho voluto descrivere cosa significa saltare su una mina, al fine di evidenziare la complessità  dei traumi fisici

40 anni di terrorismo

Dopo la conferenza tricontinentale tenutasi all’Avana dal 3 al 15 gennaio del 1966 (fondazione dell’OSPAAAL) , la Connessione cubana al terrorismo, dopo l’intervento di ernesto che guevara, scatenò la guerra contro l’occidente … quando l’invasione dell’Iraq e dell’Afganistan non erano ancora avvenute e non potevano essere prese come scusa.
… After tricontinental conference held in Havana from January 3-15, 1966 (foundation OSPAAAL), the Cuban connection to terrorism, after participation of ernesto che guevara, unleashed the war against the West … When the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan had not yet occurred and could not be taken as an excuse

For whom the bell tolls…

July 23, 1968: An Israeli El Al flight en route from Rome to Tel Aviv, Israel with a crew of ten and thirty-eight passengers, was hijacked by four Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Islamic terrorists and forced to land in Algiers, Algeria – an OPEC, Marxist Muslim fiefdom.
August 10, 1968: While it was relatively meaningless by itself, it was part of a bigger campaign. In Turkey today, two firebombs were thrown into the USIS office in Izmir. The anti-American climate in Islamic Turkey would continue to fester and grow.
August 10, 1968: Yasser Arafat’s al-Fatah detonated three grenades in Jerusalem’s Jewish section, injuring eight Israelis and two Americans.
August 19, 1968: Yasser Arafat’s al-Fatahdetonated a bomb near the Parliament building in Jerusalem. No one was hurt.
August 21, 1968: Al Fatah terrorists bombed the U.S. Consulate building in East Jerusalem demonstrating their hatred for Americans.
September 4, 1968: Palestinian Muslims detonated three bombs in the Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv killing one Israeli and wounding 71 more. Attacking soft civilian targets was becoming a hallmark of Fatah terrorists.
September 13, 1968: Syrian al-Sa’iqa terrorists attacked the Israeli police headquarters in Baniyas in the Golan Heights. The facility was destroyed and all five Jews who were inside were killed.
October 26, 1968: In the Federal Republic of Germany, three prominent anti-Communist Croatians were assassinated in a Munich apartment. Throughout much of 1968, Communists in Croatia were attacking targets all across Europe.
October 26, 1968: Armed with a revolver, a member of the Black Panthers, Raymond Johnson hijacked a National Airlines flight to Cuba. The Black Panther was arrested and held by Cuba. No one was injured and there were no prisoner exchanges or ransoms.
October 26, 1968: Two Italians hijacked an Olympic Airways jet from Paris en route to Athens to publicize their opposition to the military junta in Greece. The terrorists brandished a pistol and a grenade. They gave the 130 passengers handbills telling them that they had just been punished for going to Greece. No one was injured and no prisoners were exchanged.
November 22, 1968: Islamic terrorists in Israel used a large bomb to kill 12 Jews and wound 52 more in Jerusalem’s most crowed open-air market.
December 26, 1968: Still basking in their July 23rd success, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine attacked another El Al aircraft in Athens, shooting and killing one passenger. In response, Israel destroyed 14 Lebanese planes in Beirut. The two Palestinian hijackers who perpetrated the attack were freed in September of 1970 as the result of a quad hijacking by the PFLP and subsequent prisoner exchange.
December 29, 1968: Yasser Arafat’s al-Fatah claimed “credit” for shelling the Israeli town of Beisan in northeast Israel.
December 31, 1968: In Israel, al-Fatah Islamic terrorists attacked the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Shmona in the upper Galilee. The rockets they deployed had been fired from Lebanon. It was the beginning of a foreboding trend.
January 2, 1969: A lone Islamic terrorist hijacked an Olympic Airways flight that had departed from Crete en route to Athens. The plane was flown to Cairo, Egypt.
February 3, 1969: Yasser Arafat, in the afterglow of the Time Magazine cover story on his violent and victorious defeat at the village of Al-Karameh, and flush with OPEC funding and jihadist recruits, was appointed Director of the Palestinian Liberation Organization in their meeting in Cairo, Egypt. The ugly face of Islamic terror had a new “Commander-in-Chief of the Palestinian Revolutionary Forces.” The “Chairman of the PLO’s Political Department” was now Yasser Arafat.
February 18, 1969: Palestinian Muslims attacked an Israeli El Al airliner in Zurich, Switzerland as it was preparing to take off en route to Tel Aviv. The cockpit of the airliner was machine-gunned by the four Islamic terrorists who belonged to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
The terrorists fired 200 bullets and lobbed incendiary grenades from their car as the plane taxied down the runway.
February 25, 1969: The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestinian “claimed credit” for detonating a bomb inside the British Consulate in Jerusalem. .
March 1, 1969: In Germany, Islamic terrorists corrupted by the Muslim Brotherhood used a bomb to destroy an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 707 jet at the Frankfurt Airport. Several cleaning women were injured in the blast.
The Government of Ethiopia blamed the attack on the Syrian-Egyptian Movement for the Liberation of Eritrea. The Islamic Eritrean Liberation Front claimed credit for the bombing.
March 6, 1969: Muslims belonging to the PFLP thought it would be a good idea to detonate a bomb in the Hebrew University cafeteria, so they did, mutilating and burning the bodies of 29 Jewish students.
May 22, 1969: The attempted assassination of the first Israeli Prime Minister, Ben-Gurion, failed but the would-be killers were freed by Denmark.
June 18, 1969: In Pakistan, three armed members of the Islamic Eritrean Liberation Front assaulted an Ethiopian airliner at the Karachi airport. The Boeing 707 was burned in the attack. The terrorists, all of whom were captured, told authorities that they carried out the attack to dramatize their opposition to Ethiopian rule in Eritrea. Since the Islamic Pakistani government was sympathetic to their cause the three men were jailed for less than one year.
July 17, 1969: In India, a bomb was detonated inside of a USIS reading room in the American Consulate in Calcutta, burning one employee.
July 18, 1969: In London, England, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorists fire-bombed a department store owned by Jewish citizens of the U.K.. The PFLP claimed responsibility for the bombing and warned that there would be more bomb attacks on Jewish-owned establishments in London and in the United States.
PFLP leader George Habbash said, “We shall expand our operations everywhere, in all parts of the world. The enemy camp includes not only Israel but also the Zionist movement, world imperialism led by the United States.” As a Muslim Marxist, Habbash had to please his Islamic and Communist financiers. Terrorism is, after all, expensive.
July 19, 1969: Islamic jihadists associated with the Sudan government firebombed a United States Information Services library in Khartoum. The fundamentalist Islamic regime in control of the Sudan would soon unleash the most deadly genocide in modern history, killing 2.7 million African Animists and Christians.
July 22, 1969: Muslims in the Philippines threw hand grenades into a USIS library in the American Consulate building in Manila, killing one Filipino. They did this because Muslims are hostile to the truth. Honest, open, and informed discussion is the one thing that is lethal to their religion – and thus to the terror Islam inspires.
August 17, 1969: In London, England, PFLP Islamic terrorists planted several bombs inside the Marks and Spencers Department Store.
August 18, 1969: Six Islamic terrorists hijacked an Egyptian Misrair Anatov-24 flying from Cairo to the tourist destination of Aswan on the Nile River. The plane was forced to land in Jidda, Saudi Arabia.
August 18, 1969: The Israel Touristy Office in Copenhagen, Denmark was bombed by Muslim militants.
August 19, 1969: TWA flight 840 from Rome to Athens was hijacked to Syria, where President Assad was sympathetic to Islamic terrorism. The Palestinian terrorists destroyed the aircraft.
August 29, 1969: In France, a TWA Boeing 707 flight from Paris was hijacked by two Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorists and forced to land in Damascus, Syria. The plane carried a crew of 12 and 101 passengers.
After the hijack the Islamic terrorists announced to the passengers that the PFLP had taken command of the flight, and they ordered the plane flown to Damascus. Immediately upon landing, the passengers managed to jump from the plane before a bomb went off, destroying the aircraft. Four passengers were injured.
The PFLP said the hijacking and destruction of the TWA jet, along with the hijacking of an El Al Israeli Airlines plane to Algeria in July l968, the attacks on El Al planes in Athens in December 1968 and in Zurich in February 1969, were all part of their plan to strike at “imperialist interests within and outside the Arab world.” Acknowledging their Muslim overlords, they also asserted that “the action was in reprisal for American assistance to Israel.”.
September 8, 1969: Arafat’s al-Fatah recruited two teenage boys and motivated the young Muslims to throw hand grenades into the El Al Airlines offices in Brussels, Belgium. Four people were wounded in the blast.
What’s interesting is that while the perpetrators admitted that they had conducted their mission on behalf of Fatah, yet the PFLP claimed credit for the attack.
September 8, 1969: Two Islamic terrorists calling themselves “Palestinians,” bombed the Israeli Embassy in Bonn, Germany. The PFLP claimed credit.
September 8, 1969: In the Hague, Netherlands, Muslim militants threw hand grenades into the Israeli Embassy.
September 9, 1969: In Asmara, Ethiopia, the American Consul General Murray Jackson, was kidnapped along with a British businessman by Muslims corrupted in Cairo. After signing a document stating that he had been instructed in the terrorist’s objectives, and that he had not been mistreated, Mr. Jackson was released.
September 12, 1969: In Jordan, a bomb went off on the porch of the Amman home of the U.S. assistant army attaché.
September 13, 1969: Three armed members of the Islamic Eritrean Liberation Front hijacked an Ethiopian Airlines DC-6 with 66 passengers aboard. The flight, bound for Djibouti from Addis Ababa was forced by the Muslim militants to land at Aden, Southern Yemen. One of the hijackers, Muhammad Sayed, 18, was shot by an Ethiopian secret police official who had been a passenger on the flight.
October 7, 1969: An undisclosed group of Argentinean terrorists bombed a number of American businesses for reasons they never disclosed. Although there were nine attacks, no one was injured.
October 21, 1969: Marxist Muslim Muhammad Siad Barre assumed dictatorial power in a military coup d’etat following the assassination of Somalia’s second President, Abdi Rashid Ali Shermarke. Barre nationalized the economy with the help of Soviet advisers and Cuban troops. His Supreme Ruling Council formulated political and legal institutions based on the Qur’an, Marx, Mao, Lenin, and Mussolini. Siad Barre explained: “The official ideology consists of three elements: my own conception of community, a form of socialism based on Marxist principles, and Islam.”.
December 5, 1969: Four Muslim Militants were caught before they could attack an airliner in London. The subsequent plot on the 17th failed as a result.
December 12, 1969: Islamic terrorists bombed the West Berlin office of Israeli El Al Airlines. No one was injured in the blast.
December 12, 1969: Muslim militants associated with the Islamic Eritrean Liberation Front armed with pistols and explosives were killed by plainclothes security guards as they attempted to hijack an Ethiopian Airlines jet shortly after takeoff from Madrid on a flight to Addis Ababa.
In Damascus, Syria, the Eritrean Liberation Front admitted that the two slain men were members of their organization but claimed that they had not intended to hijack the airliner, merely to hand out leaflets. But on December 10, Spanish police had arrested a third ELF member at the Madrid airport for carrying explosives.
December 20, 1969: In Islamic Turkey, a bomb was detonated outside the United States Information Services building in Ankara.
December 21, 1969: Three Lebanese Muslims were caught as they tried to hijack a TWA plane in Athens. The flight was bound for Rome and then on to New York. The three Muslim militants, who used handguns and explosives, said that they were members of the PFLP, and that they had received orders to divert the airplane to Tunis where they were to evacuate the passengers and blow up the aircraft.
One of the hijackers confessed that he and his colleagues had planned to destroy the plane “to warn the Americans to stop providing air communications with Israel.” The three Islamic terrorists were freed after the hijacking of an Olympic Airways plane to Cairo on July 22, l970.
December 29, 1969: Philippine terrorists attempted to assassinate U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew by bombing his car. No one claimed credit for the assault but these same tactics were deployed countless times by local Islamic groups such as the Abu Sayyaf, Jemaah Islamiyah, and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
January 1, 1970: In Turkey, an explosion occurred at the entrance of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul. Islamic Turkey was becoming a dangerous place to be an American.
January 9, 1970: In France, a TWA 707 airliner en route from Paris to Rome with just 20 passengers and crew aboard was hijacked to Beirut by a lone French terrorist. He said that he wanted to spite Americans and Israelis for their aggression in the Middle East. Considered a hero by Muslims, when the hijacker was taken into custody in Lebanon he was only sentenced to nine months in jail essentially the time he served awaiting trial. He was promptly released and returned to France, where he was tried for illegal possession of weapons and sentenced to eight months in prison, once again, the length of the trial process.
The Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine thought their criminal act was a good thing, so they claimed responsibility for the murder and mutilations. However, since the word has a problem understanding the benefits of being judgmental, and fails to appreciate the concept of responsibility, the murdering Muslim terrorists were set free after the September 6, 1970 hijacking of one Swiss and two U.S. airliners.
January 11, 1970: In Ethiopia, Islamic jihadists shot and killed a U.S. soldier. The Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement was responsible for the shooting the American.
The Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement was composed of Islamic terrorists who are financed, trained, and armed by the fundamentalist Islamic government in neighboring Sudan. The terrorist club sought to depose the current secular government in Eritrea and replace it with an Islamic theocracy based upon Sharia Law.
January 21, 1970: In the Philippines, a car bomb exploded behind the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group headquarters in Manila. Three support staff were injured.
February 10, 1970: In Germany today, three Islamic terrorists killed an Israeli citizen and wounded 11 other Jewish passengers in a grenade attack on a bus at the Munich airport. The militants deployed guns and grenades in their assault on the El Al airport shuttle. The carnage was minimized because the Israeli pilots wrestled the weapons away from the Islamic terrorists.
February 17, 1970: The Germans foiled a PFLP hijacking of an El Al aircraft. However, their temporary success only served to encourage terrorism because the German government foolishly freed the kidnappers two months later.
February 21, 1970: A Swiss Air flight 330 from Zurich bound for Tel Aviv was bombed in mid-air nine minutes after takeoff by the PFLP General Command, a PFLP splinter group. Forty-seven innocent souls lost their lives to Islam, 15 of whom were Israelis. The bomb, placed in the cargo hold, was triggered by a change in atmospheric pressure. While the crew attempted to turn the plane back to the airport, smoke in the cockpit and the loss of electrical power thwarted their efforts,.
February 21, 1970: On the same day that the PFLP-General Command destroyed a Swiss aircraft, killing everyone aboard, the main branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine exploded a bomb aboard an Austrian Airlines Caravelle flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Vienna, Austria. Fortunately, the damage was not catastrophic and the plane returned to Frankfurt safely with its 33 passengers.
The bomb was detonated twenty minutes after takeoff by an altimeter reading of fourteen thousand feet.
March 1, 1970: In Italy, a bomb was found in the luggage of an Islamic terrorist aboard an Ethiopian airliner in Rome. The device had been placed by members of the Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement.
March 4, 1970: Two hours after a violent anti-American demonstration in the Philippines, a bomb rocked the embassy area and damaged a passing tanker truck carrying gasoline.
March 14, 1970: A United Arab Airlines Antonov 24 flight flying from Athens to Cairo via Alexandria was four minutes out of its stopover when a bomb exploded in the landing gear well of the rear of the left engine, causing extensive damage to the undercarriage and injuring two of the ten passengers.
March 20, 1970: In Ethiopia, five members of a National Geographic film crew, including an American producer, were taken hostage by members of the Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement. They held the five hostages for 17 days.
March 28, 1970: The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) fired seven rockets into the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon and into the JFK Library, also in Beirut. The PFLP later said that the attack was in retaliation for “plans of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut to foment religious strife and create civil massacres in Lebanon aimed at paralyzing the Palestine resistance movement.”
September 11, 1970: In India, a fifth jetliner, a BOAC VC-10, from Bombay to Beirut carrying 150 passengers, was hijacked by the PFLP sympathizer. The plane was also flown to Zarqa, Jordan. The passengers were held hostage pending the release of Miss Khaled from Briton and six other sub-human species. Once they were freed, the plane was blown up. No Islamic country has ever built an airplane, but their citizens became quite apt at destroying them.
September 16, 1970: In what was justified as retaliation for the plane hijackings the week before, but was actually a response to the three assassination attempts on the Jordanian King Hussein’s life, the Islamic nation’s Army attacked Palestinian communities within the kingdom. Since most Jordanian Arabs (70% of the total population) were related to those who call themselves “Palestinians,” and since the ruling monarchy wasn’t among them, this was a preemptive strike designed to keep the majority population subservient to the Hashemite minority. The armed assault on Palestinian refugee camps and communities would continue through July of 1971.
Late September, 1970: In Jordan, the terrorist organization known as Black_September was formed. An outgrowth of Arafat’s Fatah, the Arab League’s PLO, and Egypt’s Fedayeen, they claimed to be descendants of Hasan’s Hashshashin/Assassins of Persian and Crusade infamy.
February 2, 1971: In India, two armed Kashmiri Muslims hijacked an Indian Airlines plane to Pakistan. They demanded that the Indian government release 36 convicted Islamic terrorists held in Kashmir jails. When the government rejected their demands, they blew up the plane.
February 10, 1971: In Sweden, two Croatian Muslims seized control of the Yugoslav consulate in Gothenburg in an unsuccessful attempt to ransom its occupants in exchange for convicted terrorists held in Yugoslav jails. The Yugoslav government refused to meet their demands, and the terrorists surrendered the next day to the Swedish authorities. They were tried and sentenced to 3 years imprisonment. But on September 16, 1972, they were released and flown to Madrid after three Croatians hijacked a Scandinavian airliner and demanded their freedom, along with the release of five Croatians involved in the assassination of the Yugoslav ambassador on April 7, 1971.
April 8, 1971: In Sweden, Croatian terrorists assassinated the Yugoslav ambassador and wounded two Yugoslav diplomats in Stockholm. These murdering jihadists were released from jail when three Croatians militants hijacked a Scandinavian airliner on September 16, 1972, and demanded their freedom.
May 29, 1971: In their second attack since this timeline began, Basque nationalists attempted to kidnap Henri Wolimer, the French Consul in San Sebastian. He resisted and escaped. There were no injuries in either mission.
June 4, 1971: PFLP terrorists carried out an assault on the Liberian-registered oil tanker Coral Sea. Using a speedboat, the jihadists fired 10 bazooka shells at the tanker, causing some damage but no casualties. The attack occurred in the Strait of Bab el Mandeb at the entrance to the Red Sea. It was intended to deter tankers from using the Israeli port of Eilat.
August 24, 1971: In Madrid, Spain, a bomb placed by Al Fatah’s Black_September Organization exploded in a Boeing 707 owned by the Royal Jordanian Airline. The aircraft was parked at the Barajas Airport.
September 26, 1971: In Yemen, three bombs exploded at a U.S. Consular officer’s home. The bombing was believed to be part of an Islamic terrorist campaign against the government.
December 15, 1971: In London, the Black_September Organization attempted to assassinate Zaid Rifai, the Jordanian Ambassador.
December 16, 1971: Three people were injured by parcel bombs sent by the Black_September Organization to the Jordanian mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
Muslims first genocide in SudanDecember, 1971: The first Islamic war in the Sudan was nearing resolution. However, Arab Muslims trying to Sharia Law in all of the Sudan had already killed 500,000 Africans, 80% of them being unarmed civilians, leaving a million more homeless.
British bungling had set the stage for the slaughter in Sudan. As part of the UK’s strategy in the Middle East, the Arab Muslim north and the African animist and Christian south were merged into a single administrative protectorate. In 1953 Egypt and the UK granted “independence” to the Sudan because it was becoming impossible to control under these circumstances. Muslims don’t share power with anyone. When this happened, the Arab Muslims in the north immediately recanted the agreements they had made with the African south, and began attacking them. A succession of Islamic dominated administrations did nothing to stop the terror. It was only when a fundamentalist Muslim vs. Muslim Marxist rift in the north emerged, that the genocide temporarily lost momentum. In 1971, Joseph Lagu became the first to organize Africans in the south, providing a voice for the oppressed.
May 11, 1972: A series of bombs placed by the Baader-Meinhof Gang exploded at the Fifth U.S. Army Corps headquarters in West Germany, killing Colonel Paul Bloomquist and wounding 13 others.
The Baader-Meinhof Group was a violent communist association that acted in partnership with the PFLP. They emerged from the Federal Republic of Germany in the late 1960s. On April 2, 1968, Andreas Baader, the group’s founder, and his girlfriend Gudrun Ensslin, bombed a Frankfurt department store. The well-known German journalist Ulrike Meinhof, helped Baader flee custody. Following the prison break, Meinhof and Baader enrolled in a terrorist training camp run by the Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and became infamous.
Returning from the Islamic terrorist training camp, Baader, Meinhof, and Ensslin engaged in a violent spree of bombings, abductions, and firearm attacks. They professed a hazy mix of Marxism, Maoism, and Muslim beliefs as the terrorized West Germany.
May 24, 1972: In Zimbabwe, a South African Airways Boeing 727 flying from Salisbury to Johannesburg with 66 passengers and crew on board was hijacked by two Lebanese Muslim terrorists who threatened to blow up the aircraft.
May 31, 1972: After receiving the $5 million ransom from the German government, the PLO/PFLP/BSO financed and dispatched members of the Japanese Red Army to attack Lod Airport in Tel Aviv. They bombed the terminal and used automatic weapons to gun down and kill 27 people milling in the crowd, wounding 75 to 80 more. Yes, Islam has always found soulmates in Communist, Socialist, and Fascist circles.
June 10, 1972: The West German embassy in Dublin, Ireland was damaged by a bomb that had been placed by supporters of the Baader-Meinhof Gang of Muslim-trained Marxists.
July 18, 1972: An attaché case containing fifteen pounds of explosives was discovered in the USIS Cultural Center in Manila. The device was set to explode at 1 AM Saturday. The guard did not check the case until Monday morning, and the building was spared only because of the failure of the timing device.
July 31, 1972: A group of hijackers, including George Edward Wright, George Brown, Melvin McNair, his wife Jean Allen McNair, and Joyce T. Burgess, who said they were Black Panther Party sympathizers, took over a Delta Air Lines jet over Florida and directed the plane to Algeria after collecting $1 million in ransom.
August 5, 1972: The PFLP/PLO/BSO attacked an oil refinery in Trieste, Italy. The damage they wrought in the ensuing fire in large oil storage tanks was considerable, estimated at over $7 million. The attack was justified because Germany and Austria allegedly supplied oil to Israel.
Attack on the Munich Airport, February 10, 1970: Three terrorists attacked El Al passengers in a bus at the Munich Airport with guns and grenades. One passenger was killed and 11 were injured. All three terrorists were captured by airport police. The Action Organization for the Liberation of Palestine and the Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack.
settembre nero attacco terroristico di monacoMunich Olympic Massacre, September 5, 1972: Eight Palestinian “Black September” terrorists seized eleven Israeli athletes in the Olympic Village in Munich, West Germany. In a bungled rescue attempt by West German authorities, nine of the hostages and five terrorists were killed.
Ambassador to Sudan Assassinated March 2, 1973: U.S. Ambassador to Sudan Cleo A. Noel and other diplomats were assassinated at the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Khartoum by members of the Black September organization.
Attack and Hijacking at the Rome Airport December 17, 1973: Five terrorists pulled weapons from their luggage in the terminal lounge at the Rome airport, killing two persons. They then attacked a Pan American 707 bound for Beirut and Tehran, destroying it with incendiary grenades and killing 29 persons, including 4 senior Moroccan officials and 14 American employees of ARAMCO. They then herded 5 Italian hostages into a Lufthansa airliner and killed an Italian customs agent as he tried to escape, after which they forced the pilot to fly to Beirut. After Lebanese authorities refused to let the plane land, it landed in Athens, where the terrorists demanded the release of 2 Arab terrorists. In order to make Greek authorities comply with their demands, the terrorists killed a hostage and threw his body onto the tarmac. The plane then flew to Damascus, where it stopped for two hours to obtain fuel and food. It then flew to Kuwait, where the terrorists released their hostages in return for passage to an unknown destination. The Palestine Liberation Organization disavowed the attack, and no group claimed responsibility for it.
Ambassador to Afghanistan Assassinated, February 14, 1979: Four Afghans kidnapped U.S. Ambassador Adolph Dubs in Kabul and demanded the release of various “religious figures.” Dubs was killed, along with four alleged terrorists, when Afghan police stormed the hotel room where he was being held.
ostaggi americani in iranIran Hostage Crisis, November 4, 1979: After President Carter agreed to admit the Shah of Iran into the US, Iranian radicals seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 66 American diplomats hostage. Thirteen hostages were soon released, but the remaining 53 were held until their release on January 20, 1981.
Grand Mosque Seizure, November 20, 1979: 200 Islamic terrorists seized the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, taking hundreds of pilgrims hostage. Saudi and French security forces retook the shrine after an intense battle in which some 250 people were killed and 600 wounded.
Threats from Libya
When intelligence reports surfaced that Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi had plans to assassinate American diplomats in Rome and Paris, President Reagan expelled all Libyan diplomats from the U.S. (May 6, 1981) and closed Libya’s diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C. Three months later, Reagan ordered U.S. Navy jets to shoot down Libyan fighters if they ventured inside what was known as the “line of death.” (This was the line created by Qaddafi to demarcate Libya’s territorial waters, which he said extended more than 100 miles off the country’s shoreline; the U.S. and other maritime nations recognized Libyan territorial waters as extending only 12 miles from shore.) As expected, the Libyan Air Force counter-attacked and Navy jets shot down two SU-22 warplanes about 60 miles off the Libyan coast.

Bombing of U.S. Embassy in Beirut, April 18, 1983: Sixty-three people, including the CIA’s Middle East director, were killed and 120 were injured in a 400-pound suicide truck-bomb attack on the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.
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Bombing of Marine Barracks, Beirut, October 23, 1983 : Simultaneous suicide truck-bomb attacks were made on American and French compounds in Beirut, Lebanon. A 12,000-pound bomb destroyed the U.S. compound, killing 242 Americans, while 58 French troops were killed when a 400-pound device destroyed a French base. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.
Bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, Dec. 12, 1983
The American embassy in Kuwait was bombed in a series of attacks whose targets also included the French embassy, the control tower at the airport, the country’s main oil refinery, and a residential area for employees of the American corporation Raytheon. Six people were killed, including a suicide truck bomber, and more than 80 others were injured. The suspects were thought to be members of Al Dawa, or “The Call,” an Iranian-backed group and one of the principal Shiite groups operating against Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

Kidnapping of Embassy Official, March 16, 1984: The Islamic Jihad kidnapped and later murdered Political Officer William Buckley in Beirut, Lebanon. Other U.S. citizens not connected to the U.S. government were seized over a succeeding two-year period.

TWA Hijacking, June 14, 1985: A Trans-World Airlines flight was hijacked en route to Rome from Athens by two Lebanese Hizballah terrorists and forced to fly to Beirut. The eight crew members and 145 passengers were held for seventeen days, during which one American hostage, a U.S. Navy sailor, was murdered. After being flown twice to Algiers, the aircraft was returned to Beirut after Israel released 435 Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners.
Air India Bombing, June 23, 1985: A bomb destroyed an Air India Boeing 747 over the Atlantic, killing all 329 people aboard. Both Sikh and Kashmiri terrorists were blamed for the attack. Two cargo handlers were
killed at Tokyo airport, Japan, when another Sikh bomb exploded in an Air Canada aircraft en route to India.
Bombing in Copenhagen : July 22, 1985
Two near-simultaneous bombs in Copenhagen, at the Jewish synagogue and at the offices of Northwest Orient, explode, killing one and injuring 32. The bombers are interrupted while placing a third, more powerful, bomb, which they later dispose of in the city’s harbour. The bombs are later linked to Islamic Jihad.

Soviet Diplomats Kidnapped : September 30, 1985: In Beirut, Lebanon, Sunni terrorists kidnapped four Soviet diplomats. One was killed but three were later released.
Achille Lauro Hijacking, October 7, 1985: Four Palestinian Liberation Front terrorists seized the Italian cruise liner in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, taking more than 700 hostages. One U.S. passenger was murdered before the Egyptian government offered the terrorists safe haven in return for the hostages freedom.
Egyptian Airliner Hijacking November 23, 1985: An EgyptAir airplane bound from Athens to Malta and carrying several U.S. citizens was hijacked by the Abu Nidal Group.
Airport Attacks in Rome and Vienna December 27, 1985: Four gunmen belonging to the Abu Nidal Organization attacked the El Al and Trans World Airlines ticket counters at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport with grenades and automatic rifles. Thirteen persons were killed and 75 were wounded before Italian police and Israeli security guards killed three of the gunmen and captured the fourth. Three more Abu Nidal gunmen attacked the El Al ticket counter at Vienna’s Schwechat Airport, killing three persons and wounding 30. Austrian police killed one of the gunmen and captured the others.
Aircraft Bombing in Greece, March 30, 1986: A Palestinian splinter group detonated a bomb as TWA Flight 840 approached Athens airport, killing four U.S. citizens.
Berlin Discoteque Bombing, April 5, 1986: Two U.S. soldiers were killed and 79 American servicemen were injured in a Libyan bomb attack on a nightclub in West Berlin, West Germany. In retaliation U.S. military jets bombed targets in and around Tripoli and Benghazi.
Kidnapping of William Higgins February 17, 1988: U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel W. Higgins was kidnapped and murdered by the Iranian-backed Hizballah group while serving with the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization (UNTSO) in southern Lebanon.
Naples USO Attack, April 14, 1988: The Organization of Jihad Brigades exploded a car-bomb outside a USO Club in Naples, Italy, killing one U.S. sailor.
Pan Am 103 Bombing, December 21, 1988: Pan American Airlines Flight 103 was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, by a bomb believed to have been placed on the aircraft by Libyan terrorists in Frankfurt, West Germany. All 259 people on board were killed.
Bombing of UTA Flight 772, September 19, 1989: A bomb explosion destroyed UTA Flight 772 over the Sahara Desert in southern Niger during a flight from Brazzaville to Paris. All 170 persons aboard were killed. Six Libyans were later found guilty in absentia and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Argentina, March 17, 1992: Hizballah claimed responsibility for a blast that leveled the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, causing the deaths of 29 and wounding 242.
Hotel bombing in Somalia Dec. 29, 1992
In the first al-Qaida attack against U.S. forces, operatives bomb a hotel where U.S. troops — on their way to a humanitarian mission in Somalia — had been staying. Two Austrian tourists are killed. Almost simultaneously, another group of al-Qaida operatives are caught at Aden airport, Yemen, as they prepare to launch rockets at U.S. military planes. U.S. troops quickly leave Aden.

World Trade Center Bombing, February 26, 1993: The World Trade Center in New York City was badly damaged when a car bomb planted by Islamic terrorists exploded in an underground garage. The bomb left 6 people dead and 1,000 injured. The men carrying out the attack were followers of Umar Abd al-Rahman, an Egyptian cleric who preached in the New York City area.
Attempted Assassination of President Bush by Iraqi Agent. April 14, 1993: The Iraqi intelligence service attempted to assassinate former U.S. President George Bush during a visit to Kuwait. In retaliation, the U.S. launched a cruise missile attack 2 months later on the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Kashmiri Hostage-taking, July 4, 1995: In India six foreigners, including two U.S. citizens, were taken hostage by Al-Faran, a Kashmiri separatist group. One non-U.S. hostage was later found beheaded.
Jerusalem Bus Attack August 21, 1995: HAMAS claimed responsibility for the detonation of a bomb that killed 6 and injured over 100 persons, including several U.S. citizens.
Saudi Military Installation Attack November 13, 1995: The Islamic Movement of Change planted a bomb in a Riyadh military compound that killed one U.S. citizen, several foreign national employees of the U.S. government, and over 40 others.
Egyptian Embassy Attack November 19, 1995: A suicide bomber drove a vehicle into the Egyptian Embassy compound in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing at least 16 and injuring 60 persons. Three militant Islamic groups claimed responsibility.
HAMAS Bus Attack February 26, 1996: In Jerusalem, a suicide bomber blew up a bus, killing 26 persons, including three U.S. citizens, and injuring some 80 persons, including three other US citizens.
Dizengoff Center Bombing March 4, 1996: HAMAS and the Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ) both claimed responsibility for a bombing outside of Tel Aviv’s largest shopping mall that killed 20 persons and injured 75 others, including 2 U.S. citizens.
West Bank Attack May 13, 1996: Arab gunmen opened fire on a bus and a group of Yeshiva students near the Bet El settlement, killing a dual U.S./Israeli citizen and wounding three Israelis. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but HAMAS was suspected.
Empire State Building Sniper Attack February 23, 1997: A Palestinian gunman opened fire on tourists at an observation deck atop the Empire State Building in New York City, killing a Danish national and wounding visitors from the United States, Argentina, Switzerland, and France before turning the gun on himself. A handwritten note carried by the gunman claimed this was a punishment attack against the “enemies of Palestine.”
Israeli Shopping Mall Bombing September 4, 1997: Three suicide bombers of HAMAS detonated bombs in the Ben Yehuda shopping mall in Jerusalem, killing eight persons, including the bombers, and wounding nearly 200 others. A dual U.S./Israeli citizen was among the dead, and 7 U.S. citizens were wounded.
Murder of U.S. Businessmen in Pakistan November 12, 1997: Two unidentified gunmen shot to death four U.S. auditors from Union Texas Petroleum Corporation and their Pakistani driver after they drove away from the Sheraton Hotel in Karachi. The Islami Inqilabi Council, or Islamic Revolutionary Council, claimed responsibility in a call to the U.S. Consulate in Karachi. In a letter to Pakistani newspapers, the Aimal Khufia Action Committee also claimed responsibility.
Tourist Killings in Egypt November 17, 1997: Al-Gama’at al-Islamiyya (IG) gunmen shot and killed 58 tourists and four Egyptians and wounded 26 others at the Hatshepsut Temple in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor. Thirty-four Swiss, eight Japanese, five Germans, four Britons, one French, one Colombian, a dual Bulgarian/British citizen, and four unidentified persons were among the dead. Twelve Swiss, two Japanese, two Germans, one French, and nine Egyptians were among the wounded.
Attack on U.S.S. Cole, October 12, 2000: In Aden, Yemen, a small dingy carrying explosives rammed the destroyer U.S.S. Cole, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39 others. Supporters of Usama Bin Laden were suspected.
Bus Stop Bombing, April 22, 2001: A member of HAMAS detonated a bomb he was carrying near a bus stop in Kfar Siva, Israel, killing one person and injuring 60.
Philippines Hostage Incident, May 27, 2001: Muslim Abu Sayyaf guerrillas seized 13 tourists and 3 staff members at a resort on Palawan Island and took their captives to Basilan Island. The captives included three U.S. citizens: Guellermo Sobero and missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham. Philippine troops fought a series of battles with the guerrillas between June 1 and June 3 during which 9 hostages escaped and two were found dead. The guerrillas took additional hostages when they seized the hospital in the town of Lamitan. On June 12, Abu Sayyaf spokesman Abu Sabaya claimed that Sobero had been killed and beheaded; his body was found in October. The Burnhams remained in captivity until June 2002.
Tel-Aviv Nightclub Bombing, June 1, 2001: HAMAS claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing of a popular Israeli nightclub that caused over 140 casualties.
HAMAS Restaurant Bombing, August 9, 2001: A HAMAS-planted bomb detonated in a Jerusalem pizza restaurant, killing 15 people and wounding more than 90. The Israeli response included occupation of Orient House, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s political headquarters in East Jerusalem.
Suicide Bombing in Israel, September 9, 2001: The first suicide bombing carried out by an Israeli Arab killed 3 persons in Nahariya. HAMAS claimed responsibility.
Death of “the Lion of the Panjshir”, September 9, 2001: Two suicide bombers fatally wounded Ahmed Shah Massoud, a leader of Afghanistan’s Northern Alliance, which had opposed both the Soviet occupation and the post-Soviet Taliban government. The bombers posed as journalists and were apparently linked to al-Qaida. The Northern Alliance did not confirm Massoud’s death until September 15.
Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Homeland, September 11, 2001: Two hijacked airliners crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Soon thereafter, the Pentagon was struck by a third hijacked plane. A fourth hijacked plane, suspected to be bound for a high-profile target in Washington, crashed into a field in southern Pennsylvania. The attacks killed 3,025 U.S. citizens and other nationals. President Bush and Cabinet officials indicated that Usama Bin Laden was the prime suspect and that they considered the United States in a state of war with international terrorism. In the aftermath of the attacks, the United States formed the Global Coalition Against Terrorism.

… and we know terrorism has not stopped…. it continues and we must be vigilant. We must not forget. We must not put our heads in the sand. We must demand that our elected officials stop playing politics. This isn’t a game. The common thread in all the attacks is that there is a deep seeded hatred for us.

According to them, we must submit or die. That is their goal- it is just that simple… What is our goal? I hope it is live free or die… All preceding information is an incomplete sampling of terrorist activity pulled directly from:
U.S. Department of State – Significant Terrorist Incidents, 1961-2003: A Brief Chronology

Additional sources:
Terrorism Awareness Project : What everybody needs to know about Jihad
Terrorism Awareness Project : The Islamic Mein Kampf
Prophet of Doom
Religion of Peace
Steve Spak

Palestine Facts
Wikipedia

** please note: many of the “old” organizations have morphed or simply changed their name. FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists!

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By Cathy

OBSESSION

Timeline of islamic Terrorism since 1966

Dopo la conferenza tricontinentale tenutasi all’Avana dal 3 al 15 gennaio del 1966 (fondazione dell’OSPAAAL) , la Connessione cubana al terrorismo, dopo l’intervento di ernesto che guevara, scatenò la guerra contro l’occidente … quando l’invasione dell’Iraq e dell’Afganistan non erano ancora avvenute e non potevano essere prese come scusa.
… After tricontinental conference held in Havana from January 3-15, 1966 (foundation OSPAAAL), the Cuban connection to terrorism, after participation of ernesto che guevara, unleashed the war against the West … When the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan had not yet occurred and could not be taken as an excuse

For whom the bell tolls…

July 23, 1968: An Israeli El Al flight en route from Rome to Tel Aviv, Israel with a crew of ten and thirty-eight passengers, was hijacked by four Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Islamic terrorists and forced to land in Algiers, Algeria – an OPEC, Marxist Muslim fiefdom.
August 10, 1968: While it was relatively meaningless by itself, it was part of a bigger campaign. In Turkey today, two firebombs were thrown into the USIS office in Izmir. The anti-American climate in Islamic Turkey would continue to fester and grow.
August 10, 1968: Yasser Arafat’s al-Fatah detonated three grenades in Jerusalem’s Jewish section, injuring eight Israelis and two Americans.
August 19, 1968: Yasser Arafat’s al-Fatahdetonated a bomb near the Parliament building in Jerusalem. No one was hurt.
August 21, 1968: Al Fatah terrorists bombed the U.S. Consulate building in East Jerusalem demonstrating their hatred for Americans.
September 4, 1968: Palestinian Muslims detonated three bombs in the Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv killing one Israeli and wounding 71 more. Attacking soft civilian targets was becoming a hallmark of Fatah terrorists.
September 13, 1968: Syrian al-Sa’iqa terrorists attacked the Israeli police headquarters in Baniyas in the Golan Heights. The facility was destroyed and all five Jews who were inside were killed.
October 26, 1968: In the Federal Republic of Germany, three prominent anti-Communist Croatians were assassinated in a Munich apartment. Throughout much of 1968, Communists in Croatia were attacking targets all across Europe.
October 26, 1968: Armed with a revolver, a member of the Black Panthers, Raymond Johnson hijacked a National Airlines flight to Cuba. The Black Panther was arrested and held by Cuba. No one was injured and there were no prisoner exchanges or ransoms.
October 26, 1968: Two Italians hijacked an Olympic Airways jet from Paris en route to Athens to publicize their opposition to the military junta in Greece. The terrorists brandished a pistol and a grenade. They gave the 130 passengers handbills telling them that they had just been punished for going to Greece. No one was injured and no prisoners were exchanged.
November 22, 1968: Islamic terrorists in Israel used a large bomb to kill 12 Jews and wound 52 more in Jerusalem’s most crowed open-air market.
December 26, 1968: Still basking in their July 23rd success, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine attacked another El Al aircraft in Athens, shooting and killing one passenger. In response, Israel destroyed 14 Lebanese planes in Beirut. The two Palestinian hijackers who perpetrated the attack were freed in September of 1970 as the result of a quad hijacking by the PFLP and subsequent prisoner exchange.
December 29, 1968: Yasser Arafat’s al-Fatah claimed “credit” for shelling the Israeli town of Beisan in northeast Israel.
December 31, 1968: In Israel, al-Fatah Islamic terrorists attacked the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Shmona in the upper Galilee. The rockets they deployed had been fired from Lebanon. It was the beginning of a foreboding trend.
January 2, 1969: A lone Islamic terrorist hijacked an Olympic Airways flight that had departed from Crete en route to Athens. The plane was flown to Cairo, Egypt.
February 3, 1969: Yasser Arafat, in the afterglow of the Time Magazine cover story on his violent and victorious defeat at the village of Al-Karameh, and flush with OPEC funding and jihadist recruits, was appointed Director of the Palestinian Liberation Organization in their meeting in Cairo, Egypt. The ugly face of Islamic terror had a new “Commander-in-Chief of the Palestinian Revolutionary Forces.” The “Chairman of the PLO’s Political Department” was now Yasser Arafat.
February 18, 1969: Palestinian Muslims attacked an Israeli El Al airliner in Zurich, Switzerland as it was preparing to take off en route to Tel Aviv. The cockpit of the airliner was machine-gunned by the four Islamic terrorists who belonged to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
The terrorists fired 200 bullets and lobbed incendiary grenades from their car as the plane taxied down the runway.
February 25, 1969: The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestinian “claimed credit” for detonating a bomb inside the British Consulate in Jerusalem. .
March 1, 1969: In Germany, Islamic terrorists corrupted by the Muslim Brotherhood used a bomb to destroy an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 707 jet at the Frankfurt Airport. Several cleaning women were injured in the blast.
The Government of Ethiopia blamed the attack on the Syrian-Egyptian Movement for the Liberation of Eritrea. The Islamic Eritrean Liberation Front claimed credit for the bombing.
March 6, 1969: Muslims belonging to the PFLP thought it would be a good idea to detonate a bomb in the Hebrew University cafeteria, so they did, mutilating and burning the bodies of 29 Jewish students.
May 22, 1969: The attempted assassination of the first Israeli Prime Minister, Ben-Gurion, failed but the would-be killers were freed by Denmark.
June 18, 1969: In Pakistan, three armed members of the Islamic Eritrean Liberation Front assaulted an Ethiopian airliner at the Karachi airport. The Boeing 707 was burned in the attack. The terrorists, all of whom were captured, told authorities that they carried out the attack to dramatize their opposition to Ethiopian rule in Eritrea. Since the Islamic Pakistani government was sympathetic to their cause the three men were jailed for less than one year.
July 17, 1969: In India, a bomb was detonated inside of a USIS reading room in the American Consulate in Calcutta, burning one employee.
July 18, 1969: In London, England, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorists fire-bombed a department store owned by Jewish citizens of the U.K.. The PFLP claimed responsibility for the bombing and warned that there would be more bomb attacks on Jewish-owned establishments in London and in the United States.
PFLP leader George Habbash said, “We shall expand our operations everywhere, in all parts of the world. The enemy camp includes not only Israel but also the Zionist movement, world imperialism led by the United States.” As a Muslim Marxist, Habbash had to please his Islamic and Communist financiers. Terrorism is, after all, expensive.
July 19, 1969: Islamic jihadists associated with the Sudan government firebombed a United States Information Services library in Khartoum. The fundamentalist Islamic regime in control of the Sudan would soon unleash the most deadly genocide in modern history, killing 2.7 million African Animists and Christians.
July 22, 1969: Muslims in the Philippines threw hand grenades into a USIS library in the American Consulate building in Manila, killing one Filipino. They did this because Muslims are hostile to the truth. Honest, open, and informed discussion is the one thing that is lethal to their religion – and thus to the terror Islam inspires.
August 17, 1969: In London, England, PFLP Islamic terrorists planted several bombs inside the Marks and Spencers Department Store.
August 18, 1969: Six Islamic terrorists hijacked an Egyptian Misrair Anatov-24 flying from Cairo to the tourist destination of Aswan on the Nile River. The plane was forced to land in Jidda, Saudi Arabia.
August 18, 1969: The Israel Touristy Office in Copenhagen, Denmark was bombed by Muslim militants.
August 19, 1969: TWA flight 840 from Rome to Athens was hijacked to Syria, where President Assad was sympathetic to Islamic terrorism. The Palestinian terrorists destroyed the aircraft.
August 29, 1969: In France, a TWA Boeing 707 flight from Paris was hijacked by two Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorists and forced to land in Damascus, Syria. The plane carried a crew of 12 and 101 passengers.
After the hijack the Islamic terrorists announced to the passengers that the PFLP had taken command of the flight, and they ordered the plane flown to Damascus. Immediately upon landing, the passengers managed to jump from the plane before a bomb went off, destroying the aircraft. Four passengers were injured.
The PFLP said the hijacking and destruction of the TWA jet, along with the hijacking of an El Al Israeli Airlines plane to Algeria in July l968, the attacks on El Al planes in Athens in December 1968 and in Zurich in February 1969, were all part of their plan to strike at “imperialist interests within and outside the Arab world.” Acknowledging their Muslim overlords, they also asserted that “the action was in reprisal for American assistance to Israel.”.
September 8, 1969: Arafat’s al-Fatah recruited two teenage boys and motivated the young Muslims to throw hand grenades into the El Al Airlines offices in Brussels, Belgium. Four people were wounded in the blast.
What’s interesting is that while the perpetrators admitted that they had conducted their mission on behalf of Fatah, yet the PFLP claimed credit for the attack.
September 8, 1969: Two Islamic terrorists calling themselves “Palestinians,” bombed the Israeli Embassy in Bonn, Germany. The PFLP claimed credit.
September 8, 1969: In the Hague, Netherlands, Muslim militants threw hand grenades into the Israeli Embassy.
September 9, 1969: In Asmara, Ethiopia, the American Consul General Murray Jackson, was kidnapped along with a British businessman by Muslims corrupted in Cairo. After signing a document stating that he had been instructed in the terrorist’s objectives, and that he had not been mistreated, Mr. Jackson was released.
September 12, 1969: In Jordan, a bomb went off on the porch of the Amman home of the U.S. assistant army attaché.
September 13, 1969: Three armed members of the Islamic Eritrean Liberation Front hijacked an Ethiopian Airlines DC-6 with 66 passengers aboard. The flight, bound for Djibouti from Addis Ababa was forced by the Muslim militants to land at Aden, Southern Yemen. One of the hijackers, Muhammad Sayed, 18, was shot by an Ethiopian secret police official who had been a passenger on the flight.
October 7, 1969: An undisclosed group of Argentinean terrorists bombed a number of American businesses for reasons they never disclosed. Although there were nine attacks, no one was injured.
October 21, 1969: Marxist Muslim Muhammad Siad Barre assumed dictatorial power in a military coup d’etat following the assassination of Somalia’s second President, Abdi Rashid Ali Shermarke. Barre nationalized the economy with the help of Soviet advisers and Cuban troops. His Supreme Ruling Council formulated political and legal institutions based on the Qur’an, Marx, Mao, Lenin, and Mussolini. Siad Barre explained: “The official ideology consists of three elements: my own conception of community, a form of socialism based on Marxist principles, and Islam.”.
December 5, 1969: Four Muslim Militants were caught before they could attack an airliner in London. The subsequent plot on the 17th failed as a result.
December 12, 1969: Islamic terrorists bombed the West Berlin office of Israeli El Al Airlines. No one was injured in the blast.
December 12, 1969: Muslim militants associated with the Islamic Eritrean Liberation Front armed with pistols and explosives were killed by plainclothes security guards as they attempted to hijack an Ethiopian Airlines jet shortly after takeoff from Madrid on a flight to Addis Ababa.
In Damascus, Syria, the Eritrean Liberation Front admitted that the two slain men were members of their organization but claimed that they had not intended to hijack the airliner, merely to hand out leaflets. But on December 10, Spanish police had arrested a third ELF member at the Madrid airport for carrying explosives.
December 20, 1969: In Islamic Turkey, a bomb was detonated outside the United States Information Services building in Ankara.
December 21, 1969: Three Lebanese Muslims were caught as they tried to hijack a TWA plane in Athens. The flight was bound for Rome and then on to New York. The three Muslim militants, who used handguns and explosives, said that they were members of the PFLP, and that they had received orders to divert the airplane to Tunis where they were to evacuate the passengers and blow up the aircraft.
One of the hijackers confessed that he and his colleagues had planned to destroy the plane “to warn the Americans to stop providing air communications with Israel.” The three Islamic terrorists were freed after the hijacking of an Olympic Airways plane to Cairo on July 22, l970.
December 29, 1969: Philippine terrorists attempted to assassinate U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew by bombing his car. No one claimed credit for the assault but these same tactics were deployed countless times by local Islamic groups such as the Abu Sayyaf, Jemaah Islamiyah, and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
January 1, 1970: In Turkey, an explosion occurred at the entrance of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul. Islamic Turkey was becoming a dangerous place to be an American.
January 9, 1970: In France, a TWA 707 airliner en route from Paris to Rome with just 20 passengers and crew aboard was hijacked to Beirut by a lone French terrorist. He said that he wanted to spite Americans and Israelis for their aggression in the Middle East. Considered a hero by Muslims, when the hijacker was taken into custody in Lebanon he was only sentenced to nine months in jail essentially the time he served awaiting trial. He was promptly released and returned to France, where he was tried for illegal possession of weapons and sentenced to eight months in prison, once again, the length of the trial process.
The Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine thought their criminal act was a good thing, so they claimed responsibility for the murder and mutilations. However, since the word has a problem understanding the benefits of being judgmental, and fails to appreciate the concept of responsibility, the murdering Muslim terrorists were set free after the September 6, 1970 hijacking of one Swiss and two U.S. airliners.
January 11, 1970: In Ethiopia, Islamic jihadists shot and killed a U.S. soldier. The Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement was responsible for the shooting the American.
The Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement was composed of Islamic terrorists who are financed, trained, and armed by the fundamentalist Islamic government in neighboring Sudan. The terrorist club sought to depose the current secular government in Eritrea and replace it with an Islamic theocracy based upon Sharia Law.
January 21, 1970: In the Philippines, a car bomb exploded behind the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group headquarters in Manila. Three support staff were injured.
February 10, 1970: In Germany today, three Islamic terrorists killed an Israeli citizen and wounded 11 other Jewish passengers in a grenade attack on a bus at the Munich airport. The militants deployed guns and grenades in their assault on the El Al airport shuttle. The carnage was minimized because the Israeli pilots wrestled the weapons away from the Islamic terrorists.
February 17, 1970: The Germans foiled a PFLP hijacking of an El Al aircraft. However, their temporary success only served to encourage terrorism because the German government foolishly freed the kidnappers two months later.
February 21, 1970: A Swiss Air flight 330 from Zurich bound for Tel Aviv was bombed in mid-air nine minutes after takeoff by the PFLP General Command, a PFLP splinter group. Forty-seven innocent souls lost their lives to Islam, 15 of whom were Israelis. The bomb, placed in the cargo hold, was triggered by a change in atmospheric pressure. While the crew attempted to turn the plane back to the airport, smoke in the cockpit and the loss of electrical power thwarted their efforts,.
February 21, 1970: On the same day that the PFLP-General Command destroyed a Swiss aircraft, killing everyone aboard, the main branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine exploded a bomb aboard an Austrian Airlines Caravelle flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Vienna, Austria. Fortunately, the damage was not catastrophic and the plane returned to Frankfurt safely with its 33 passengers.
The bomb was detonated twenty minutes after takeoff by an altimeter reading of fourteen thousand feet.
March 1, 1970: In Italy, a bomb was found in the luggage of an Islamic terrorist aboard an Ethiopian airliner in Rome. The device had been placed by members of the Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement.
March 4, 1970: Two hours after a violent anti-American demonstration in the Philippines, a bomb rocked the embassy area and damaged a passing tanker truck carrying gasoline.
March 14, 1970: A United Arab Airlines Antonov 24 flight flying from Athens to Cairo via Alexandria was four minutes out of its stopover when a bomb exploded in the landing gear well of the rear of the left engine, causing extensive damage to the undercarriage and injuring two of the ten passengers.
March 20, 1970: In Ethiopia, five members of a National Geographic film crew, including an American producer, were taken hostage by members of the Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement. They held the five hostages for 17 days.
March 28, 1970: The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) fired seven rockets into the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon and into the JFK Library, also in Beirut. The PFLP later said that the attack was in retaliation for “plans of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut to foment religious strife and create civil massacres in Lebanon aimed at paralyzing the Palestine resistance movement.”
September 11, 1970: In India, a fifth jetliner, a BOAC VC-10, from Bombay to Beirut carrying 150 passengers, was hijacked by the PFLP sympathizer. The plane was also flown to Zarqa, Jordan. The passengers were held hostage pending the release of Miss Khaled from Briton and six other sub-human species. Once they were freed, the plane was blown up. No Islamic country has ever built an airplane, but their citizens became quite apt at destroying them.
September 16, 1970: In what was justified as retaliation for the plane hijackings the week before, but was actually a response to the three assassination attempts on the Jordanian King Hussein’s life, the Islamic nation’s Army attacked Palestinian communities within the kingdom. Since most Jordanian Arabs (70% of the total population) were related to those who call themselves “Palestinians,” and since the ruling monarchy wasn’t among them, this was a preemptive strike designed to keep the majority population subservient to the Hashemite minority. The armed assault on Palestinian refugee camps and communities would continue through July of 1971.
Late September, 1970: In Jordan, the terrorist organization known as Black_September was formed. An outgrowth of Arafat’s Fatah, the Arab League’s PLO, and Egypt’s Fedayeen, they claimed to be descendants of Hasan’s Hashshashin/Assassins of Persian and Crusade infamy.
February 2, 1971: In India, two armed Kashmiri Muslims hijacked an Indian Airlines plane to Pakistan. They demanded that the Indian government release 36 convicted Islamic terrorists held in Kashmir jails. When the government rejected their demands, they blew up the plane.
February 10, 1971: In Sweden, two Croatian Muslims seized control of the Yugoslav consulate in Gothenburg in an unsuccessful attempt to ransom its occupants in exchange for convicted terrorists held in Yugoslav jails. The Yugoslav government refused to meet their demands, and the terrorists surrendered the next day to the Swedish authorities. They were tried and sentenced to 3 years imprisonment. But on September 16, 1972, they were released and flown to Madrid after three Croatians hijacked a Scandinavian airliner and demanded their freedom, along with the release of five Croatians involved in the assassination of the Yugoslav ambassador on April 7, 1971.
April 8, 1971: In Sweden, Croatian terrorists assassinated the Yugoslav ambassador and wounded two Yugoslav diplomats in Stockholm. These murdering jihadists were released from jail when three Croatians militants hijacked a Scandinavian airliner on September 16, 1972, and demanded their freedom.
May 29, 1971: In their second attack since this timeline began, Basque nationalists attempted to kidnap Henri Wolimer, the French Consul in San Sebastian. He resisted and escaped. There were no injuries in either mission.
June 4, 1971: PFLP terrorists carried out an assault on the Liberian-registered oil tanker Coral Sea. Using a speedboat, the jihadists fired 10 bazooka shells at the tanker, causing some damage but no casualties. The attack occurred in the Strait of Bab el Mandeb at the entrance to the Red Sea. It was intended to deter tankers from using the Israeli port of Eilat.
August 24, 1971: In Madrid, Spain, a bomb placed by Al Fatah’s Black_September Organization exploded in a Boeing 707 owned by the Royal Jordanian Airline. The aircraft was parked at the Barajas Airport.
September 26, 1971: In Yemen, three bombs exploded at a U.S. Consular officer’s home. The bombing was believed to be part of an Islamic terrorist campaign against the government.
December 15, 1971: In London, the Black_September Organization attempted to assassinate Zaid Rifai, the Jordanian Ambassador.
December 16, 1971: Three people were injured by parcel bombs sent by the Black_September Organization to the Jordanian mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
Muslims first genocide in SudanDecember, 1971: The first Islamic war in the Sudan was nearing resolution. However, Arab Muslims trying to Sharia Law in all of the Sudan had already killed 500,000 Africans, 80% of them being unarmed civilians, leaving a million more homeless.
British bungling had set the stage for the slaughter in Sudan. As part of the UK’s strategy in the Middle East, the Arab Muslim north and the African animist and Christian south were merged into a single administrative protectorate. In 1953 Egypt and the UK granted “independence” to the Sudan because it was becoming impossible to control under these circumstances. Muslims don’t share power with anyone. When this happened, the Arab Muslims in the north immediately recanted the agreements they had made with the African south, and began attacking them. A succession of Islamic dominated administrations did nothing to stop the terror. It was only when a fundamentalist Muslim vs. Muslim Marxist rift in the north emerged, that the genocide temporarily lost momentum. In 1971, Joseph Lagu became the first to organize Africans in the south, providing a voice for the oppressed.
May 11, 1972: A series of bombs placed by the Baader-Meinhof Gang exploded at the Fifth U.S. Army Corps headquarters in West Germany, killing Colonel Paul Bloomquist and wounding 13 others.
The Baader-Meinhof Group was a violent communist association that acted in partnership with the PFLP. They emerged from the Federal Republic of Germany in the late 1960s. On April 2, 1968, Andreas Baader, the group’s founder, and his girlfriend Gudrun Ensslin, bombed a Frankfurt department store. The well-known German journalist Ulrike Meinhof, helped Baader flee custody. Following the prison break, Meinhof and Baader enrolled in a terrorist training camp run by the Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and became infamous.
Returning from the Islamic terrorist training camp, Baader, Meinhof, and Ensslin engaged in a violent spree of bombings, abductions, and firearm attacks. They professed a hazy mix of Marxism, Maoism, and Muslim beliefs as the terrorized West Germany.
May 24, 1972: In Zimbabwe, a South African Airways Boeing 727 flying from Salisbury to Johannesburg with 66 passengers and crew on board was hijacked by two Lebanese Muslim terrorists who threatened to blow up the aircraft.
May 31, 1972: After receiving the $5 million ransom from the German government, the PLO/PFLP/BSO financed and dispatched members of the Japanese Red Army to attack Lod Airport in Tel Aviv. They bombed the terminal and used automatic weapons to gun down and kill 27 people milling in the crowd, wounding 75 to 80 more. Yes, Islam has always found soulmates in Communist, Socialist, and Fascist circles.
June 10, 1972: The West German embassy in Dublin, Ireland was damaged by a bomb that had been placed by supporters of the Baader-Meinhof Gang of Muslim-trained Marxists.
July 18, 1972: An attaché case containing fifteen pounds of explosives was discovered in the USIS Cultural Center in Manila. The device was set to explode at 1 AM Saturday. The guard did not check the case until Monday morning, and the building was spared only because of the failure of the timing device.
July 31, 1972: A group of hijackers, including George Edward Wright, George Brown, Melvin McNair, his wife Jean Allen McNair, and Joyce T. Burgess, who said they were Black Panther Party sympathizers, took over a Delta Air Lines jet over Florida and directed the plane to Algeria after collecting $1 million in ransom.
August 5, 1972: The PFLP/PLO/BSO attacked an oil refinery in Trieste, Italy. The damage they wrought in the ensuing fire in large oil storage tanks was considerable, estimated at over $7 million. The attack was justified because Germany and Austria allegedly supplied oil to Israel.
Attack on the Munich Airport, February 10, 1970: Three terrorists attacked El Al passengers in a bus at the Munich Airport with guns and grenades. One passenger was killed and 11 were injured. All three terrorists were captured by airport police. The Action Organization for the Liberation of Palestine and the Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack.
settembre nero attacco terroristico di monacoMunich Olympic Massacre, September 5, 1972: Eight Palestinian “Black September” terrorists seized eleven Israeli athletes in the Olympic Village in Munich, West Germany. In a bungled rescue attempt by West German authorities, nine of the hostages and five terrorists were killed.
Ambassador to Sudan Assassinated March 2, 1973: U.S. Ambassador to Sudan Cleo A. Noel and other diplomats were assassinated at the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Khartoum by members of the Black September organization.
Attack and Hijacking at the Rome Airport December 17, 1973: Five terrorists pulled weapons from their luggage in the terminal lounge at the Rome airport, killing two persons. They then attacked a Pan American 707 bound for Beirut and Tehran, destroying it with incendiary grenades and killing 29 persons, including 4 senior Moroccan officials and 14 American employees of ARAMCO. They then herded 5 Italian hostages into a Lufthansa airliner and killed an Italian customs agent as he tried to escape, after which they forced the pilot to fly to Beirut. After Lebanese authorities refused to let the plane land, it landed in Athens, where the terrorists demanded the release of 2 Arab terrorists. In order to make Greek authorities comply with their demands, the terrorists killed a hostage and threw his body onto the tarmac. The plane then flew to Damascus, where it stopped for two hours to obtain fuel and food. It then flew to Kuwait, where the terrorists released their hostages in return for passage to an unknown destination. The Palestine Liberation Organization disavowed the attack, and no group claimed responsibility for it.
Ambassador to Afghanistan Assassinated, February 14, 1979: Four Afghans kidnapped U.S. Ambassador Adolph Dubs in Kabul and demanded the release of various “religious figures.” Dubs was killed, along with four alleged terrorists, when Afghan police stormed the hotel room where he was being held.
ostaggi americani in iranIran Hostage Crisis, November 4, 1979: After President Carter agreed to admit the Shah of Iran into the US, Iranian radicals seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 66 American diplomats hostage. Thirteen hostages were soon released, but the remaining 53 were held until their release on January 20, 1981.
Grand Mosque Seizure, November 20, 1979: 200 Islamic terrorists seized the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, taking hundreds of pilgrims hostage. Saudi and French security forces retook the shrine after an intense battle in which some 250 people were killed and 600 wounded.
Threats from Libya
When intelligence reports surfaced that Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi had plans to assassinate American diplomats in Rome and Paris, President Reagan expelled all Libyan diplomats from the U.S. (May 6, 1981) and closed Libya’s diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C. Three months later, Reagan ordered U.S. Navy jets to shoot down Libyan fighters if they ventured inside what was known as the “line of death.” (This was the line created by Qaddafi to demarcate Libya’s territorial waters, which he said extended more than 100 miles off the country’s shoreline; the U.S. and other maritime nations recognized Libyan territorial waters as extending only 12 miles from shore.) As expected, the Libyan Air Force counter-attacked and Navy jets shot down two SU-22 warplanes about 60 miles off the Libyan coast.

Bombing of U.S. Embassy in Beirut, April 18, 1983: Sixty-three people, including the CIA’s Middle East director, were killed and 120 were injured in a 400-pound suicide truck-bomb attack on the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.
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Bombing of Marine Barracks, Beirut, October 23, 1983 : Simultaneous suicide truck-bomb attacks were made on American and French compounds in Beirut, Lebanon. A 12,000-pound bomb destroyed the U.S. compound, killing 242 Americans, while 58 French troops were killed when a 400-pound device destroyed a French base. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.
Bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, Dec. 12, 1983
The American embassy in Kuwait was bombed in a series of attacks whose targets also included the French embassy, the control tower at the airport, the country’s main oil refinery, and a residential area for employees of the American corporation Raytheon. Six people were killed, including a suicide truck bomber, and more than 80 others were injured. The suspects were thought to be members of Al Dawa, or “The Call,” an Iranian-backed group and one of the principal Shiite groups operating against Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

Kidnapping of Embassy Official, March 16, 1984: The Islamic Jihad kidnapped and later murdered Political Officer William Buckley in Beirut, Lebanon. Other U.S. citizens not connected to the U.S. government were seized over a succeeding two-year period.

TWA Hijacking, June 14, 1985: A Trans-World Airlines flight was hijacked en route to Rome from Athens by two Lebanese Hizballah terrorists and forced to fly to Beirut. The eight crew members and 145 passengers were held for seventeen days, during which one American hostage, a U.S. Navy sailor, was murdered. After being flown twice to Algiers, the aircraft was returned to Beirut after Israel released 435 Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners.
Air India Bombing, June 23, 1985: A bomb destroyed an Air India Boeing 747 over the Atlantic, killing all 329 people aboard. Both Sikh and Kashmiri terrorists were blamed for the attack. Two cargo handlers were
killed at Tokyo airport, Japan, when another Sikh bomb exploded in an Air Canada aircraft en route to India.
Bombing in Copenhagen : July 22, 1985
Two near-simultaneous bombs in Copenhagen, at the Jewish synagogue and at the offices of Northwest Orient, explode, killing one and injuring 32. The bombers are interrupted while placing a third, more powerful, bomb, which they later dispose of in the city’s harbour. The bombs are later linked to Islamic Jihad.

Soviet Diplomats Kidnapped : September 30, 1985: In Beirut, Lebanon, Sunni terrorists kidnapped four Soviet diplomats. One was killed but three were later released.
Achille Lauro Hijacking, October 7, 1985: Four Palestinian Liberation Front terrorists seized the Italian cruise liner in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, taking more than 700 hostages. One U.S. passenger was murdered before the Egyptian government offered the terrorists safe haven in return for the hostages freedom.
Egyptian Airliner Hijacking November 23, 1985: An EgyptAir airplane bound from Athens to Malta and carrying several U.S. citizens was hijacked by the Abu Nidal Group.
Airport Attacks in Rome and Vienna December 27, 1985: Four gunmen belonging to the Abu Nidal Organization attacked the El Al and Trans World Airlines ticket counters at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport with grenades and automatic rifles. Thirteen persons were killed and 75 were wounded before Italian police and Israeli security guards killed three of the gunmen and captured the fourth. Three more Abu Nidal gunmen attacked the El Al ticket counter at Vienna’s Schwechat Airport, killing three persons and wounding 30. Austrian police killed one of the gunmen and captured the others.
Aircraft Bombing in Greece, March 30, 1986: A Palestinian splinter group detonated a bomb as TWA Flight 840 approached Athens airport, killing four U.S. citizens.
Berlin Discoteque Bombing, April 5, 1986: Two U.S. soldiers were killed and 79 American servicemen were injured in a Libyan bomb attack on a nightclub in West Berlin, West Germany. In retaliation U.S. military jets bombed targets in and around Tripoli and Benghazi.
Kidnapping of William Higgins February 17, 1988: U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel W. Higgins was kidnapped and murdered by the Iranian-backed Hizballah group while serving with the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization (UNTSO) in southern Lebanon.
Naples USO Attack, April 14, 1988: The Organization of Jihad Brigades exploded a car-bomb outside a USO Club in Naples, Italy, killing one U.S. sailor.
Pan Am 103 Bombing, December 21, 1988: Pan American Airlines Flight 103 was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, by a bomb believed to have been placed on the aircraft by Libyan terrorists in Frankfurt, West Germany. All 259 people on board were killed.
Bombing of UTA Flight 772, September 19, 1989: A bomb explosion destroyed UTA Flight 772 over the Sahara Desert in southern Niger during a flight from Brazzaville to Paris. All 170 persons aboard were killed. Six Libyans were later found guilty in absentia and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Argentina, March 17, 1992: Hizballah claimed responsibility for a blast that leveled the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, causing the deaths of 29 and wounding 242.
Hotel bombing in Somalia Dec. 29, 1992
In the first al-Qaida attack against U.S. forces, operatives bomb a hotel where U.S. troops — on their way to a humanitarian mission in Somalia — had been staying. Two Austrian tourists are killed. Almost simultaneously, another group of al-Qaida operatives are caught at Aden airport, Yemen, as they prepare to launch rockets at U.S. military planes. U.S. troops quickly leave Aden.

World Trade Center Bombing, February 26, 1993: The World Trade Center in New York City was badly damaged when a car bomb planted by Islamic terrorists exploded in an underground garage. The bomb left 6 people dead and 1,000 injured. The men carrying out the attack were followers of Umar Abd al-Rahman, an Egyptian cleric who preached in the New York City area.
Attempted Assassination of President Bush by Iraqi Agent. April 14, 1993: The Iraqi intelligence service attempted to assassinate former U.S. President George Bush during a visit to Kuwait. In retaliation, the U.S. launched a cruise missile attack 2 months later on the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Kashmiri Hostage-taking, July 4, 1995: In India six foreigners, including two U.S. citizens, were taken hostage by Al-Faran, a Kashmiri separatist group. One non-U.S. hostage was later found beheaded.
Jerusalem Bus Attack August 21, 1995: HAMAS claimed responsibility for the detonation of a bomb that killed 6 and injured over 100 persons, including several U.S. citizens.
Saudi Military Installation Attack November 13, 1995: The Islamic Movement of Change planted a bomb in a Riyadh military compound that killed one U.S. citizen, several foreign national employees of the U.S. government, and over 40 others.
Egyptian Embassy Attack November 19, 1995: A suicide bomber drove a vehicle into the Egyptian Embassy compound in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing at least 16 and injuring 60 persons. Three militant Islamic groups claimed responsibility.
HAMAS Bus Attack February 26, 1996: In Jerusalem, a suicide bomber blew up a bus, killing 26 persons, including three U.S. citizens, and injuring some 80 persons, including three other US citizens.
Dizengoff Center Bombing March 4, 1996: HAMAS and the Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ) both claimed responsibility for a bombing outside of Tel Aviv’s largest shopping mall that killed 20 persons and injured 75 others, including 2 U.S. citizens.
West Bank Attack May 13, 1996: Arab gunmen opened fire on a bus and a group of Yeshiva students near the Bet El settlement, killing a dual U.S./Israeli citizen and wounding three Israelis. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but HAMAS was suspected.
Empire State Building Sniper Attack February 23, 1997: A Palestinian gunman opened fire on tourists at an observation deck atop the Empire State Building in New York City, killing a Danish national and wounding visitors from the United States, Argentina, Switzerland, and France before turning the gun on himself. A handwritten note carried by the gunman claimed this was a punishment attack against the “enemies of Palestine.”
Israeli Shopping Mall Bombing September 4, 1997: Three suicide bombers of HAMAS detonated bombs in the Ben Yehuda shopping mall in Jerusalem, killing eight persons, including the bombers, and wounding nearly 200 others. A dual U.S./Israeli citizen was among the dead, and 7 U.S. citizens were wounded.
Murder of U.S. Businessmen in Pakistan November 12, 1997: Two unidentified gunmen shot to death four U.S. auditors from Union Texas Petroleum Corporation and their Pakistani driver after they drove away from the Sheraton Hotel in Karachi. The Islami Inqilabi Council, or Islamic Revolutionary Council, claimed responsibility in a call to the U.S. Consulate in Karachi. In a letter to Pakistani newspapers, the Aimal Khufia Action Committee also claimed responsibility.
Tourist Killings in Egypt November 17, 1997: Al-Gama’at al-Islamiyya (IG) gunmen shot and killed 58 tourists and four Egyptians and wounded 26 others at the Hatshepsut Temple in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor. Thirty-four Swiss, eight Japanese, five Germans, four Britons, one French, one Colombian, a dual Bulgarian/British citizen, and four unidentified persons were among the dead. Twelve Swiss, two Japanese, two Germans, one French, and nine Egyptians were among the wounded.
Attack on U.S.S. Cole, October 12, 2000: In Aden, Yemen, a small dingy carrying explosives rammed the destroyer U.S.S. Cole, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39 others. Supporters of Usama Bin Laden were suspected.
Bus Stop Bombing, April 22, 2001: A member of HAMAS detonated a bomb he was carrying near a bus stop in Kfar Siva, Israel, killing one person and injuring 60.
Philippines Hostage Incident, May 27, 2001: Muslim Abu Sayyaf guerrillas seized 13 tourists and 3 staff members at a resort on Palawan Island and took their captives to Basilan Island. The captives included three U.S. citizens: Guellermo Sobero and missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham. Philippine troops fought a series of battles with the guerrillas between June 1 and June 3 during which 9 hostages escaped and two were found dead. The guerrillas took additional hostages when they seized the hospital in the town of Lamitan. On June 12, Abu Sayyaf spokesman Abu Sabaya claimed that Sobero had been killed and beheaded; his body was found in October. The Burnhams remained in captivity until June 2002.
Tel-Aviv Nightclub Bombing, June 1, 2001: HAMAS claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing of a popular Israeli nightclub that caused over 140 casualties.
HAMAS Restaurant Bombing, August 9, 2001: A HAMAS-planted bomb detonated in a Jerusalem pizza restaurant, killing 15 people and wounding more than 90. The Israeli response included occupation of Orient House, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s political headquarters in East Jerusalem.
Suicide Bombing in Israel, September 9, 2001: The first suicide bombing carried out by an Israeli Arab killed 3 persons in Nahariya. HAMAS claimed responsibility.
Death of “the Lion of the Panjshir”, September 9, 2001: Two suicide bombers fatally wounded Ahmed Shah Massoud, a leader of Afghanistan’s Northern Alliance, which had opposed both the Soviet occupation and the post-Soviet Taliban government. The bombers posed as journalists and were apparently linked to al-Qaida. The Northern Alliance did not confirm Massoud’s death until September 15.
Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Homeland, September 11, 2001: Two hijacked airliners crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Soon thereafter, the Pentagon was struck by a third hijacked plane. A fourth hijacked plane, suspected to be bound for a high-profile target in Washington, crashed into a field in southern Pennsylvania. The attacks killed 3,025 U.S. citizens and other nationals. President Bush and Cabinet officials indicated that Usama Bin Laden was the prime suspect and that they considered the United States in a state of war with international terrorism. In the aftermath of the attacks, the United States formed the Global Coalition Against Terrorism.

… and we know terrorism has not stopped…. it continues and we must be vigilant. We must not forget. We must not put our heads in the sand. We must demand that our elected officials stop playing politics. This isn’t a game. The common thread in all the attacks is that there is a deep seeded hatred for us.

According to them, we must submit or die. That is their goal- it is just that simple… What is our goal? I hope it is live free or die… All preceding information is an incomplete sampling of terrorist activity pulled directly from:
U.S. Department of State – Significant Terrorist Incidents, 1961-2003: A Brief Chronology

Additional sources:
Terrorism Awareness Project : What everybody needs to know about Jihad
Terrorism Awareness Project : The Islamic Mein Kampf
Prophet of Doom
Religion of Peace
Steve Spak

Palestine Facts
Wikipedia

** please note: many of the “old” organizations have morphed or simply changed their name. FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists!

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List of Current Terrorist Organizations
islamic Terrorism goal
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