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Breaking News: Turks Hijack Airliner To Protest Pope's Visit

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posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 12:21 PM
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Two turks hijack a plane in flight from Albania to Turky and change the direction by landin in Brindisi, Italy. This is the form of protest that two foundamentalist have choosen to express thier dissaproval about Pope's visit in Turky
 



abclocal.go.com
Oct. 3 - A Turkish Airlines plane carrying 113 people from Albania to Istanbul landed in Italy on Tuesday after being hijacked by two Turks protesting the pope's visit to Turkey next month, officials said.
The plane landed in Brindisi, Italy, and the hijackers told authorities they were prepared to surrender, said Candan Karlitekin, chairman of Turkish Airlines' board of directors.

Salvatore Sciacchitano, deputy director of the ENAC civil aviation agency, told Sky Italia that the hijackers appeared to be unarmed and that negotiations were under way for the release of passengers.

"They seem to be not particularly hostile nor armed," he said.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


I was expecting a similar action but I can't imagine how is possible that this two guys got in that plane armed. I mean I know very well the security measures in the main airport of Albania and is not the same as in other countries but still not at this level to let two psychos getting on board of a plane armed.
Is said though to see that Turky with this kind of action is putting her self in the same line with terrorist myslim countries.
I hope nothing is gonna happen to the people on board of the plane.

Related News Links:
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www.earthtimes.org
www.wfaa.com

[edit on 3-10-2006 by Telos]




posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 12:26 PM
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Shoot them dead in the plane, chuck the bodies out of the door, and place a sign.

'welcome to Italy you terrorist scum, best regards, Pope.'


sorry but these moslems aint right in the head if their doing stuff like this over a qoute....stupid moronic behaviour...but then again what can we really expect from them? Cartoons any one?

Damn people when will you grow up and join the real world?

[edit on 3-10-2006 by D4rk Kn1ght]



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 12:33 PM
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I was watching italian news now and the anchorman said that two hijcakers weren't armed. I don't know if this is true but personaly I can't understand how can somebody hijcak a plane with bare hands???



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 12:35 PM
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Two TURKS Hijacked?

Carped Bombing of Turkey Anyone?




posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 12:36 PM
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Originally posted by Telos


abclocal.go.com
"They seem to be not particularly hostile nor armed," he said.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


I was expecting a similar action but I can't imagine how is possible that this two guys got in that plane armed. I mean I know very well the security measures in the main airport of Albania and is not the same as in other countries but still not at this level to let two psychos getting on board of a plane armed.
Is said though to see that Turky with this kind of action is putting her self in the same line with terrorist myslim countries.
I hope nothing is gonna happen to the people on board of the plane.

Related News Links:
cnews.canoe.ca
www.earthtimes.org
www.wfaa.com

[edit on 3-10-2006 by Telos]


look at your source, as per the civil aviation authority they are not armed ??

What do you expect when the pope is making such stupid comments about muslims. also D4rk Kn1ght you could turn around what you said about muslims to the us attrocities in iraq too?



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 12:46 PM
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What US atrocities would those be?

Liberating a country of a maniacal dictator?



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 12:50 PM
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This doesn't make any sense. How can you hijack a plane without being armed? Maybe they said they had bombs, but didn't? I can't believe the other passengers just let this happen. Why didn't they jump them?

How can you force the pilots to change the route if you are "not particularly hostile nor armed"? When I fly on a plane, I'm not particularly hostile or armed either. If I were to go to the flight attendant and say "I don't want to fly to Illinois, I'd really rather go to Australia please." Would they turn the plane around and take me to Australia? Sheesh! I sure could save a lot in air fare that way.


There's got to be more to this.



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 12:51 PM
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Cmon man the whole World is at maximum airport security and in albani they smuggle guns inside. What a **** is the security doing there, eatin donuts.



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 01:47 PM
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Sorry shoot them. They are terrorists. Thbey have commited an act of terror.

Send them to gitmo via extraordinary rendition, beat the hell out of them to find out any info - and if they want to be tough fly them to eygpt for some 'better' treatment....

Then send them back to Turkey in 2020. That way they won't think its so smart to do it again...



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 03:58 PM
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They really know how to get the attention of the world. Very good P.R. for their cause, this really wins the hearts and minds of people and helps people see how the pope had been mistaken when he made that speech .

The pope's speech was about the violence in their religion, so they go out and commit acts of violence to protest his speech.

Some people just don't get it.

Hell, I don't get it.



[edit on 3/10/06 by Keyhole]



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 04:17 PM
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So was these two turks actually pilots themselves? or did they threaten the pilot to do the manouver?

Because it says in the artical that they"landed in Brindisi" Fair enough they may of highjacked it and flew it around for a bit, but trying to land a plane isn't easy unless they've been trained?



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 04:37 PM
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D4rk Kn1ght, your ideas are flawed as best.

You have two men, inside a plane.
These men are assumed to be armed.
Rushing in their would result in what? The death of innocent people.

If you gave the order to do such a thing, if you support the order to do such a thing, you are as guilty as the people who hijack the plane. It's this whole ideology that killing innocent people is O.K. because you will remove some guilty people that these groups of terrorists follow.

The arguement you present, is the same one that they present.

It's O.K. to go blow yourself up. You might kill X amount of innocent people but you'll get one American soldier, Jewish supporter of Zionism and so on and so fourth. You can't disntance yourself from it, you just admitted you'd run the risk.

The plane is on the ground. He surrendered. Nobody died and it caused a few hours of risk. There were probably jets in the air, following the plane to make sure nothing like September the 11th happened. To go around calling for:


Shoot them dead in the plane, chuck the bodies out of the door, and place a sign.


That's sickening.

Furthermore, some good has came from this. We now know the risk Albanian Security in relation to planes has, for the whole of Europe. Due to this we can now monitor flights from Albania and they can tighten up their security.

Yet most importantly nobody has died. There's been no innocent people killed because the Italian Security did not run in guns blazing. I'm thankful of that.



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 05:07 PM
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The story has been changed to one man who was seeking to avoid military service and seek asylum on the grounds of psychological problems.

furthermore, the man was in fact a Christian who had no desire to serve in a Muslim army. Ohh dang... there goes the whole Muslims are crazy jihadists excuse.

Transport Minister Binali Yildirim told The Associated Press that the hijacker, whom he identified as Hakan Ekinci, was seeking to evade military service in his native Turkey. Istanbul Gov. Muammer Guler also said the hijacker was an army deserter who had fled to Albania.

"It has nothing to do with the pope's visit; it was a simple attempt of seeking political asylum under the influence of psychological problems," Yildirim said.

The man burst into the cockpit and said 'there's two of us,"' leading authorities to believe the man was not acting alone, according to the Italian security official based in Brindisi. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

"There was only one hijacker. He surrendered to authorities at the airport," the official said.

The Italian security official said the hijacker was seeking to have a message delivered to the pope, but said he did not know what it was.

Ekinci had converted to Christianity and was an army deserter and anti-militarist who fled to Albania in 2006, according to the private Dogan news agency and NTV television in Turkey.

Ekinci, 28, sent a letter to Benedict on Aug. 30, asking for help not to return to military service in Turkey, saying he was a Christian, Dogan reported.

"I am Hakan Ekinci, I am a Christian and I never want to serve in a Muslim army," he was quoted as saying in a letter to Benedict, according to Dogan, which said it had obtained the letter on a blog posted on the Internet. "I am begging you for help as the spiritual leader of us, Christians' world."

"I have been a churchgoer since 1998, I found the true path in Jesus and in the Bible," Ekinci reportedly wrote.

Guler confirmed that the hijacker was the same person who posted letters on the Internet.


Same source at current.

[edit on 10/3/2006 by DYepes]



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 07:18 PM
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How come everybody stopped talking about this once it was found out that the hijacker was Christian?



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 09:15 PM
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Well, who knows. Perhaps they are a bit bashful about the fact they did not follow-up on the article to see if it would be updated? Could be they were all told to be quiet ..... (crickets in the background)... haha j/k

I suppose there are enough facts to end the discussion? We will never know unless some relays their opinions.



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 11:49 PM
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I don't understand how anyone can allow a plane they are on to be hijacked, post-911. The 911 hijackers didn't say 'we're going ot crash the plane, mwa hahaha'. ANd why didn't the italian government shoot it down? I know that brundisi is on the edge of their territory, but surely they had some warning no?

Seems like the al-qaida types might want to start hijacking planes and crashing them into buildings again, looks like there are enough people that will just sit there and let it happen out there.



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 12:04 AM
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This is laughable. All this over "a visit" from a very old peaceful man.
These terrorists (actually they're more like idiots really) think of the dumbest things......and they want respect???? Go away, please.
......pfft!



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 01:02 AM
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Originally posted by mirror2U
These terrorists (actually they're more like idiots really) think of the dumbest things......and they want respect???? Go away, please.
......pfft!


Actually, the "terrorist" was a Christian seeking asylum in Italy. It's sad that the propaganda has already done its work and people won't know this important detail and keep assuming it was another Muslim terrorist.

Blame the news outlets. As of this moment, I am going to MSN.com and I read the headline "Turks seize jet in pope protest". The fact that it was only one Turk and that he was not protesting the pope, but seeking asylum has been known for awhile it seems. Yet, this one news outlet, out of how many?, still have not updated the links on their site.



[edit on 4-10-2006 by Jamuhn]



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 06:58 AM
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Nygdan, as is clearly shown in the news article, there was no inbtention to crash into anything, and no intention of harming any of the passengers. The plane was in fact being escorted by two jets just in case something was going to happen.

The plane later contacted Italian air traffic controllers and asked to land in Brindisi, and it was escorted to the ground by two Italian military jets, according to Nicoletta Tomiselli, a spokeswoman for the Italian air traffic agency ENAV.


And mirror, this man was not upset or protesting the Pope in ANY way. It is being said he had a message for the Pope, which they are not releasing claiming to not know what it is. Again for those who stop reading after a headline:

Ekinci, 28, sent a letter to Benedict on Aug. 30, asking for help not to return to military service in Turkey, saying he was a Christian, Dogan reported.

"I am Hakan Ekinci, I am a Christian and I never want to serve in a Muslim army," he was quoted as saying in a letter to Benedict, according to Dogan, which said it had obtained the letter on a blog posted on the Internet. "I am begging you for help as the spiritual leader of us, Christians' world."

"I have been a churchgoer since 1998, I found the true path in Jesus and in the Bible," Ekinci reportedly wrote.


I am guessing the message he had for the pope was similar to the letter he had written to him in August 30. It seems this man may have been seeking the pope's assistance.



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 07:27 AM
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Originally posted by Jamuhn
How come everybody stopped talking about this once it was found out that the hijacker was Christian?


Just like the article I posted with Christians Rioting and killing innocent people. If they're Christian it's:

A) O.K.
B) People don't pay attention

Sad fact of this website.



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