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Posted: 12/20/2005 7:05:13 AM EDT
I hope this isn't a dupe, I did a search to no avail so I'll post it anyway. This really pisses me off.

Germany paroles terrorist after 19-year term
Hamadi was jailed for hijacking TWA jet, killing a U.S. Navy diver

BERLIN - German authorities have paroled convicted terrorist Mohammed Ali Hamadi after he served 19 years of a life sentence for the 1985 hijacking of a TWA jetliner and the killing of a U.S. Navy diver, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.

Hamadi has been released from prison and has left Germany, said Doris Moeller-Scheu, a spokeswoman for the Frankfurt prosecutor's office. She said she did not know his destination.

She said Hamadi's case came up for a regular legally mandated review by a parole court and he was released from a prison in Schwalmstadt in southwestern Germany after an expert assessment and a hearing.


TWA flight 847 from Athens to Rome was hijacked on June 14, 1985, to Beirut, where the hijackers shot U.S. Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem, 23, of Waldorf, Maryland, and dumped his body on the tarmac.

Witnesses later identified Hamadi as having beaten the tied-up Stethem and the plane's flight engineer later testified at the 1989 trial that Hamadi bragged he had killed the diver.

Stethem's parents later sued Iran in U.S. federal courts, saying that Iran had given support to the hijackers, believed to be from the Hezbollah group.

No current U.S. extradition request
German federal officials declined to comment extensively and said the case was a matter for state authorities. Justice Ministry spokeswoman Eva Schmierer said Germany did not have any request from the United States for Hamadi's extradition.

A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Martin Jaeger, said there was no connection between his release and that of Susanne Osthoff, a German woman released at the weekend after spending more than three weeks as a hostage in Iraq.

Stethem, 23, was severely beaten during the hijacking and shot on June 15, while the plane was in Beirut.

He was the only fatality during the ordeal, in which 39 Americans were held hostage for 17 days. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart decorations posthumously, and a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer is named in his honor.

Hamadi was arrested at the Frankfurt airport on Jan. 13, 1987, when customs officials discovered liquid explosives in his luggage.

U.S. authorities had requested his extradition so he could stand trial in the United States, but the Germans, who have no death penalty, insisted on prosecuting Hamadi.

© 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:07:07 AM EDT
The CIA needs to put a hit on him.

That is all.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:07:30 AM EDT
horray more terrorists. thats just what we need. so hes on the black/grey list now rirght? after killing a U.S. servicemen he should be hunted down yet.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:09:35 AM EDT
...words fail!
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:11:56 AM EDT
Our system would have did the same.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:12:30 AM EDT
oh boy.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:13:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 7:14:37 AM EDT by raven]
Shit I remember when that happened. Summer in my mom's apartment, those assholes with bags on their heads throwing bodies onto the runway. Perfect timing Germany with Spielberg's movie coming out.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:15:19 AM EDT
Forgot about this one until now

Call in the cleaning crew
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:17:09 AM EDT
now he is considered a hero among the terrorist now...good job Germany...wtf
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:17:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 7:19:22 AM EDT by raven]
The enlightened Europeans are letting another killer go, they love doing that then scold us over the death penalty. I just dont get it. Do they really get any sense of satisfaction in doing this?

A terrorist named Mohammed what are the odds?
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:17:39 AM EDT
I doubt very seriously that scumbag has been "rehabilitated" or feels sorry in any way about what he did. I'm sure he has been sitting in prison this entire time plotting about what he's going to do next.

I remember quite well when the hijacking was going on. They beat that poor guy so bad his mother wouldn't have recognized him. He may have gotten out of prison, but hell is still waiting for him.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:18:55 AM EDT
They can bitch about Tookie all they want but that SOB won't be causing any more trouble. I bet we see this guy, or his handiwork, again thanks to Germany's idea of a life sentence.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:19:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
The enlightened Europeans are letting another killer go, they love doing that then scold us over the death penalty. I just dont get it. Do they really get any sense of satisfaction in doing this?



As long as it spites us, or better yet results in more American dead, yes. They do indeed delight in it.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:21:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:24:21 AM EDT
Holy shit! The guy hijacks a plane, murders a member of the US Military, holds hostages for 17 days, then is caught sneaking liquid explosives into a German airport (no doubt to blow up a PLANE load of people or hijack another airplane) and they let the fucking guy go after 20 years?

Wow... just wow.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:25:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SPTiger:
I doubt very seriously that scumbag has been "rehabilitated" or feels sorry in any way about what he did. I'm sure he has been sitting in prison this entire time plotting about what he's going to do next.



I doubt he's going to be doing any terrorism, the world's so different today. But if the Germans were going to refuse to extradite a killer because of the death penalty, they should have at least had the decency and justice for the victim to incarcerate the killer for life.

I wonder if this is simply a coincidence with the Tookie business, or if this is a really pissy message.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:26:59 AM EDT
Wonder what germanys responce would be if the asshole does it again?
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:28:36 AM EDT


Hamadi has been released from prison and has left Germany, said Doris Moeller-Scheu, a spokeswoman for the Frankfurt prosecutor's office. She said she did not know his destination.


Oh, please, please, please, please, let this cock-smoke move in down the street from me.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:31:42 AM EDT
I hope they find this guy swinging at the end of a short rope...
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:38:33 AM EDT
As a NATO member, you would think they would show a little more respect for one of our soldiers and keep the piece of sh*t in the clink for life.

I hope some wetworks are being planned...
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:42:02 AM EDT
I remember when this happened in 1985 Robert Dean Stethem shot and his body dumped on the tarmac.... like if was freakin' yesterday.

The German's have their own agenda - we should stick to ours!

Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:44:50 AM EDT
The Mossad will get to him first.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:14:46 AM EDT
FUCKING EUROPEAN SCUMBAGS
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:16:22 AM EDT
The good news about him being free is that we can repay our debt to him. Got pork?
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:19:43 AM EDT
He is rehabilitated. The human race gets a new productive citizen. Yipee!!!!
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:24:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:33:16 AM EDT
Hopefully some other Navy "divers" can take care of this guy.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:45:25 AM EDT
I heard he was released at about the same time a german hostage was released by the terrorists in Iraq.

Coincidence, I think not.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:53:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sabretooth:
I heard he was released at about the same time a german hostage was released by the terrorists in Iraq.

Coincidence, I think not.



Bingo. And they will lie about it because that is what is considered the smart thing to do among most of the educated set in postwar Western Europe. Pay off people and lie.

This is one of those "cultural differences" that makes multiculturalism such a crock, and look here -- both parties are nominally white and Christian so you can focus on the differences without distraction! We are obsessed with freedom and justice, they are obsessed with tax evasion and anal sex.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:58:20 AM EDT
Chuck Norris will get him.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:00:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sabretooth:
I heard he was released at about the same time a german hostage was released by the terrorists in Iraq.

Coincidence, I think not.



Ohhhhhh, I guess I was being a little solipsistic thinking it was over Tookie and the death penalty. They 're appeasing terrorists again. I wonder what other parts of German history we're going to relive?
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:08:36 AM EDT
How many years does the average person convicted of a single murder in about 1989 spend in jail in the US? Including parole options.

I'm not convinced he wouldn't already be out in the US either.

NTM
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 4:15:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 4:29:01 PM EDT
Israel took years to hunt down the Black September (Munich) terrorists. Hopefully we have the balls to do the same.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 4:35:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
How many years does the average person convicted of a single murder in about 1989 spend in jail in the US? Including parole options.

I'm not convinced he wouldn't already be out in the US either.

NTM




In most states with the death penalty the fact he had premeditated the murder and hijacked an airplane would have landed him on death row. In Texas, he would have been put in the speed line.

My hope and prayer is he ends up on one of those planes supposedly chartered by the USN to some hell hole in Africa.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 4:42:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sherrick13:

Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By SPTiger:
I doubt very seriously that scumbag has been "rehabilitated" or feels sorry in any way about what he did. I'm sure he has been sitting in prison this entire time plotting about what he's going to do next.



I doubt he's going to be doing any terrorism, the world's so different today. But if the Germans were going to refuse to extradite a killer because of the death penalty, they should have at least had the decency and justice for the victim to incarcerate the killer for life.

I wonder if this is simply a coincidence with the Tookie business, or if this is a really pissy message.




WTF???



What I mean is, when was the last time you heard of Hezbollah hijacking planes and carrying out terrorism outside of Lebanon? That's what I mean. Their civil war is over, Israel is out, and now Hezbollah has some sort of quasi-state in southern Lebanon. The PLO's gone, they've gone "legit" and get international recognition since Oslo. Even Syria's gone, they pulled out of Lebanon. The situation's almost unrecognizable from 1985-6. How would this dude fit into it?
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