Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Our Allies in Germany

I just felt the need to give a shout out to our backstabbing ‘friends’ the Germans. Thanks you for all that you do.

TWA hijacker released from German prison


A hijacker in a terrorist act that riveted America the 1985 seizure of a TWA jet in which a U.S. Navy diver was killed has returned home to Lebanon, paroled by Germany after serving 19 years of a life sentence.

On the second day of the seizure, the hijackers beat and shot to death Stethem, 23, of Waldorf, Md., and dumped his body onto the runway in Beirut.

Witnesses later identified Hamadi as having beaten the tied-up Stethem. According to testimony at Hamadi's trial, when Stethem complained about his bonds, Hamadi responded: "Let the pig suffer."

The plane's flight engineer testified at the 1989 trial that Hamadi bragged he had killed Stethem.

On Tuesday, the prosecutor's office in Frankfurt, Germany, announced Hamadi's release, saying he had been freed and left the country several days earlier after his case came up for a regular legally mandated review by a parole court.

McCormack said the U.S. was disappointed with Germany's decision to release Hamadi before he served his full sentence. He said the United States sought jurisdiction over Hamadi after he was arrested and over the years has repeatedly sought to have him tried in the United States.

I don't know how to react without using profanity, so I will let this article do the talking for me this time.