Re: CAN YOU EXPLAIN?
Sat Sep 22 17:45:41 2001
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Subject: Re: CAN YOU EXPLAIN?
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 13:28:37 -0800
From: "AirlineBiz.Com" AirlineNews@AirlineBiz.Com
Everyone was warned but life went on as normal -- That
is until September 11, 2001. Airline CEOs who boosted
their bonuses by NOT providing adequate security are
to blame. The FAA's lack of oversight is to blame. Now
we will all pay the price.
American Patriot Friends Network wrote:
> PROOF "THEY KNOW".... HERE'S THE ALERT TO AIRLINES!
> CAN YOU EXPLAIN?
> PLEASE SEE:
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AIRJET AIRLINE WORLD NEWS -- AJN 23JUN2001 23:00 UTC
*** U.S. Airlines may be a terror risk over next 3 days
WASHINGTON - 23JUN2001 (AirlineBiz.Com) With U.S. Gulf forces already on high alert,
the U.S. State Department is expected to issue a travel advisory shortly warning
Americans traveling overseas to be on their guard.
Videotapes allegedly show Osama bin Laden threatening to attack U.S. interests in
the region. Indictments against 13 Saudi nationals and one Lebanese, charging them
with killing 19 US servicemen at a military base in Saudi Arabia in 1996 appears to be the
With the announcement of the indictments, U.S. Attorney General Ashcroft noted how
terrorists are targeting the United States. "Americans are a high-priority
target for terrorists," he said.
In recent years, U.S. citizens have found themselves the target of several attacks by the
terror network of Osama bin Laden. One such attack involved a plot to destroy 12 U.S.
airliners in Asia.
A jury found Ramzi Ahmed Yousef the alleged mastermind of the scheme, and two other
defendants, guilty on all counts. Yousef is also the alleged mastermind of the 1993
bombing of the World Trade Center and is also linked to schemes to assassinate President
Clinton and the Pope.
Just prior to the attack of the Saudi military base, officials uncovered the plot to
blow up 12 U.S. airliners on January 6, 1995 when a fire broke out in a Manila apartment.
During the trial a Secret Service agent testified that Yousef boasted during his
extradition flight to New York that he would have blown up several jumbo jets within a few
weeks if his plan had not been discovered. The government said the defendants even devised
a name for their airline terror plot named, "Project Bojinka."
Tapes played in court showed the defendants talking about how much they enjoyed killing
Americans. In a test run, a bomb was placed on a Philippine Air Lines 747 flight to Tokyo.
It exploded, killing a Japanese passenger.
The Arabic satellite television channel MBC has reported, "the next two weeks will
witness a big surprise."
A reporter of MBC said, "A severe blow is expected against U.S. and Israeli interests
worldwide." MBC said the reporter met with Osama bin Laden two days ago in
"There is a major state of mobilization among the Osama bin Laden forces. It seems
that there is a race of who will strike first. Will it be the United States or Osama bin
Laden?" the correspondent said.
June 25 is the fifth anniversary of the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers bombing which
killed 19 U.S. servicemen. Bob Monetti, President of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103
said, "I hope the airlines are watching this situation closely."
Mr. Monetti, who lost his son Rick on Pan Am 103 is also a special advisor to the FAA on
security related matters. Monetti is hopeful about the progress that has been made since
the bombing of Pan Am 103.
However, Monetti expressed serious concern about the abilities of the airlines to stop a
terrorist organization from carrying out their plans as promised. Monetti noted that Osama
bin Laden has had several terrorist targets over the years and not all of them have been
"The airlines are at risk -- They need to take all appropriate measures and
counter-measures to ensure the safety of their passengers," Monetti said.
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United Sued for WTC
Thursday December 20 12:52 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The widow of a New Hampshire man who was a passenger on the United
Air Lines flight that slammed into the World Trade Center filed on Thursday what is
believed to be the first suit against an airline stemming from the Sept. 11 attacks.
The wrongful death suit, filed in Manhattan federal court, alleges that United breached
its duty to care for the safety of the passengers on Flight 175. The suit filed by Ellen
Mariani, whose husband, Louis, was killed in the attack, seeks unspecified damages.
The Nolan Law Group, the Chicago firm that filed the suit, said it believed this was
the first action against an airline seeking to hold it liable for the hijacking.
Louis Mariani, a 59-year-old retired sales coordinator at H.P. Hood, died when the
plane hit Tower Number Two of the World Trade Center. The suit alleged that he suffered
severe fright and terror before dying in the crash.
A spokesman for United said the airline does not comment on pending litigation.
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