Another Hijacking?!

Mon Feb 07, 2000 5:18 pm

I just heard on the 2400 PST CBS news that a plane was hijacked at LHR. What are the details? Did everyone get off alright or are they still on it. I forget the airline but I believe it was coming from or to Afghanistan. I heard that the hijackers want an Afghani prisoner released. This sounds eerily familiar.
I don't know anything more. I would like facts, not speculation please folks. If you feel the uncontrollable need to speculate, please be kind and start your own discussion. Thanks.
Everyone else: Please tell what you know.

And if there are still people on that plane, may God show compassion and protect them. Amen

RE: Another Hijacking?!

Mon Feb 07, 2000 5:33 pm

Youre a little unobservantent, if u open your eyes, yoiu will notice there is already to topics about this with full detailed reports from numerous sources.
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RE: Another Hijacking?!

Mon Feb 07, 2000 6:12 pm

PerthWA, I suppose I'm unobservant as well, since I don't see any other messages about it on list.

Timobear, the last info I heard was that it was an Ariana (Afghanistan) Boeing which started out as a domestic flight. It was diverted to Kazakhstan, then Moscow, and now Stansted.
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RE: Another Hijacking?!

Mon Feb 07, 2000 6:48 pm

the AC is a 727, some hostages were realeased in Moscow and as usual they want the realease of their leader (airport is Stansted not Heathrow)
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Mon Feb 07, 2000 8:40 pm

This is what happens when you make dealings with terrorists. It gives other terrorists hope that their scheme might yield similar fruit. It gives them incentive to try their luck. This coming right on the heels of the Indian Airlines successful coup of a hijacking where some of their political demands were met and they got off scot-free.
This underscores the importance of never giving an inch, no matter what the immediate cost. Short term satisfaction at having won the release of current hostages just imperils and kills future hostages. It's not worth it. And I don't want to hear the dumbass argument: "What if it was your loved one on that plane?" If it was my loved one on that plane, I would succumb to the emotional response too, which would be the wrong choice for everyone, especially for those relatives of loved ones yet to be hijacked.
Hijacking is a vicious circle. To save the passengers, you make a deal. But when you make a deal, you endanger the next batch of passengers. Vicious circles have to be broken. And you break them by firm and decisive action. And you only need to do it once to be immune for life.

An optimist robs himself of the joy of being pleasantly surprised

RE: Yup

Mon Feb 07, 2000 10:41 pm

Well said Hmmm, you hit the nail on the head; here's a reliable source for updates:

RE: Another Hijacking?!

Tue Feb 08, 2000 12:37 am

Now it is up to Afganistan goverment to raise the bar which Indian goverment has lovered by giving up to hijekers' demands.

They might have an easier case, especially if this is the case involving only one, Afgani ethnic group: how does hijaking of own citizens help any political group in their cause?

For the sake of argument, imagine humane society for ethical treatment of animals hijaking KLM aircraft full of pessangers demanding increase of respect toward small animals. Who would in right mind support such guys?


Tue Feb 08, 2000 6:09 am

I am sorry but when I wrote this, there was no other post. So if you want to act like a big shot, get yourself out of my post! Thanks

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