A U.S. missile strike in Pakistan killed one of the FBI's most-wanted terrorists, a man suspected in a deadly 1986 plane hijacking with a $5 million bounty on his head, three Pakistani intelligence officials said Friday.That's good, but the dark humor here is the AP story. Notice in the above clip it says "suspected". Later in the story it says:
Rahim had been tried and convicted by Pakistan, but he and three suspected accomplices were apparently released in January 2008. All four were added to the FBI list late last year.Emphasis to show that even if someone is tried and convicted the AP still considers them an alleged terrorist who was 'apparently' released. As if he could have been like Harrison Ford's character in "Wrongly Accused" or something.
This thug was a worker bee for the Abu Nidal Organization, which was headquartered in Baghdad in it's later years. He took part in a hijacking that killed 20 people, then kicked back in Waziristan after his release. So there are a few questions..
1) The obvious- why was he released by Pakistan?
2) Why was he still loitering in the tribal territories after being set free two years ago?
3) Do old Abu Nidal guys share the same goals with al Qaeda religious warriors and if so, how many dots does that actually connect?
Lest you think these countries are releasing terrorists so we can promptly either shoot or capture them, well, they are still looking for Mohammed Ali Hamadei (TWA 847 hijacking) after Germany released him in a prisoner swap in 2005. His mug shot can be found right there on RFJ.
ONE MORE QUESTION 1/17/10
Who got the reward?