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1985 News Dan Rather Reports On Release Of Hijacked Hostages From Syria

DOG ASIDE:

Trans World Airlines Flight 847 was a flight from Cairo to San Diego with en route stops in Athens, Rome, Boston and Los Angeles.  On the morning of Friday, June 14, 1985 Flight 847 was hijacked by members of Islamic Jihad shortly after take off from Athens. The hijackers were seeking the release of 700 Shi’ite Muslims from Israeli custody.  The passengers and crew endured a three-day intercontinental ordeal. Some passengers were threatened and some beaten. Passengers with Jewish-sounding names were moved apart from the others. United State Navy diver Robert Stethem was killed….and his body was thrown onto the tarmac. Dozens of passengers were held hostage over the next two weeks until released by their captors after some of their demands were met.  It just seems to me that HUMANS would rather kill and terrorize each other that embrace and love each other….cuz the same lack of appreciation for HUMAN life is being exhibited in the world today….some 30+ years. 

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