At Port Said, Egypt, these two joined the PLO representative from Cairo – Zohdi al-Qoudra. Achille Lauro - Pessima 4. At the end of this, a car arrived, and a man took two wrapped packages from it, carrying them aboard ship. Molqi descended to speak with the new arrivals which included Abu Abbas and Hani al-Hassan. Administration officials (implying that the hijackers were also guilty of piracy) said the president's position was complicated due to uncertainty if the pirates had been released to the PLO or were still in Egypt. Earlier in the hijacking, he had refused to be silent when gunmen took his watch and cigarettes, becoming brusque and complaining in his slurred speech, which antagonized some of the hijackers, though one of them gave Klinghoffer his possessions back. It starred Karl Malden and tried to … It was later discovered that De Rosa had made this false claim because Molqi was holding a gun to his head. The question of what should happen to Abu Abbas became complicated due to competing international pressures. [6][4] Among them was a group of close friends from New York and New Jersey who forewent their usual Jersey shore vacation in favor of a cruise. [12] When the pilot of the EgyptAir Boeing 737 refused to comply, the Hawkeye gave the command to the Tomcats "Lights on, now!" View wiki [4], American ambassador Nicholas Vliotes boarded the Achille Lauro to confirm Craxi's information about Klinghoffer's death. In 1987, the Achille Lauro took on the Swiss flag, under the care of the Star Lauro company. [4], After listening to the idea of intercepting the EgyptAir jet, Reagan approved the operation in principle in what was called the "Sara Lee decision". 1.3m Followers, 238 Following, 152 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from ACHILLE LAURO® (@achilleidol) The Achille Lauro hijacking happened on October 7, 1985, when the Italian MS Achille Lauro was hijacked by four men representing the Palestine Liberation Front off the coast of Egypt, as she was sailing from Alexandria to Ashdod, Israel.A 69-year-old Jewish American man in a wheelchair, Leon Klinghoffer, was murdered by the hijackers and thrown overboard. The flight was set to fly to Tunisia, which was where the PLF headquarters were located. Bola postavená v rokoch 1939 až 1947. Achille Lauro (ur. Looking at the passports of an elderly couple, the hijackers asked if they were Jewish. "[29][28], U.S. State Department spokesman Charles E. Redman told reporters "What is important now is to put it behind us and concentrate on the larger issues, especially our shared commitment to peace in the Middle East." Orders were sent across the Atlantic to the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga and her aircraft made ready for the intercept. [4], At mid-afternoon Wednesday, a ship-to-shore radio broadcast was made by Captain De Rosa, "I am the captain. Achille Lauro - Me ne frego (Radio Date: 05-02-2020) Eleonora Romanò (Sony Music Italy) 05-02-2020. "[4], Molqi ordered Manuel De Souza, a Portuguese waiter, to accompany him and push Klinghoffer outside onto the open deck. Historia. Later speaking to reporters at a stop to tour the kitchens of Sara Lee, Reagan said on the issue "apparently there's a little confusion, and maybe I'm responsible." U.S. ambassador to Egypt Nicholas A. Veliotes refused, saying it would give the hijackers the media platform they wanted and that more importantly the U.S. policy was not to negotiate with terrorists. The Italians took custody of the four and promised to try them, but refused to detain Abbas, saying the evidence compiled by Washington was insufficient and that he held an Iraqi diplomatic passport. Craxi appeared at a press conference late on Friday, October 11, acknowledging the role the two played in ending the hijacking, but inviting them to provide "useful testimony" and turning the matter over to the Italian court system. Achille Lauron kaappaus tapahtui 7. lokakuuta 1985, kun neljä Palestiinan vapautusrintaman PLO:n alajärjestöön Palestiinan vapautusrintamaan kuulunutta terroristia kaappasi italialaisen risteilyaluksen Achille Lauron Egyptin rannikolla. Achille Lauro Feat. 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[26] According to Abraham Sofaer, a State Department legal adviser, before the plane carrying Abbas to Yugoslavia even touched down, the Reagan Administration gave Yugoslav authorities the intelligence information it had passed onto the Italian government, along with "the transcripts and the hard evidence that we have accumulated in the 24 or 48 hours since then. The Americans viewed this as a prelude to Abbas being released. One of them confessed that the PLF had trained them to use automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades, and bomb building at the Al-Quds military camp outside Baghdad. Achille Lauro, Category: Artist, Albums: 1920 - Achille Lauro & The Untouchable Band, 1969 - Achille Idol Rebirth, 1990 (Deluxe Version), 1990, Pour l'amour, Singles: Back To My Bed (Boss Doms & Achille Lauro Remix), 1990, Ragazza di periferia, Ammo' (feat. The Italian ambassador embraced the agreement, and the West German ambassador offered general but undefined support. [7] Not only had the Americans not received consent from the Italians to forcibly land a non-hostile plane flying in compliance with international law at Sigonella, but the American military action was taken solely for American purposes (not those of the NATO alliance) and was taken in order to secure criminals – this was in violation of the purely joint military purposes that the Italians had agreed to when deciding to share the utilization of the base. He has participated twice in the Sanremo Music Festival. [21] Reagan informed Craxi that the US would seek extradition of the terrorists to face charges in US courts. These were soon joined by two more F-104s from Grazzanise airbase. They collected the passports of the passengers and pulled aside 12 Americans and six female British dancers who had been hired as entertainers (originally set to perform in the very lounge they were being held hostage in). Minutes later, and less than an hour after his initial comments, Reagan held another question-and-answer session with the press, saying "I really believe that the PLO, if the hijackers are in their custody, should turn them over to a sovereign state that would have jurisdiction and could prosecute them as the murderers they are." The US had originally planned to charge the terrorists with piracy under its Criminal Code of 1909 "whoever, on the high seas, commits the crime of piracy as defined by the law of nations, and is afterwards brought into or found in the United States, shall be imprisoned for life." We got a good radar picture which safely controlled the intercept, and pulled close enough to get a visual identification. [4], In support of the American position was Defense Minister Spadolini along with the provincial magistrate who had authorized the jailing of the four hijackers – he was joined in his opinion on the U.S. request by a judge in Rome. The Palestine Liberation Front had moved from Tunisia to Iraq after the Achille Lauro hijacking. While they ordered the ship's kitchen to send food up for the hostages, they placed containers they claimed were filled with gasoline around the room (apparently as a bluff to ward off the ship's crew). [12] The Egyptian pilot later reported that the American fighter pilots had ordered him to comply with their commands or be shot down. He, using the name "Abu Khaled", asked the station to broadcast a message to the vessel, instructing the hijackers to return immediately to Port Said and treat the passengers "kindly." All 1,090 passengers and crew had to leave the vessel in lifeboats. Achille Lauro - Bvlgari Black Swing (feat. Ultime news. With the illumination of the American aircraft, the Egyptian pilot suddenly realized he was surrounded by advanced war planes. I chose Klinghoffer, an invalid, so that they would know that we had no pity for anyone, just as the Americans, arming Israel, do not take into consideration that Israel kills women and children of our people. This was disputed by Abbas' widow Reem al-Nimer in 2013. Hassan notified Arafat of the talk and Arafat called Italian Prime Minister Craxi midday Wednesday. He coordinated the evacuation of over 800 passengers from the stricken cruise ship [4], The Situation Room transmitted a message from President Reagan to Prime Minister Craxi about holding Abbas and reminded him of the obligations under the extradition treaty. The split positions was enough for the Egyptian government, and Foreign Minister Meguid informed Abbas and Hassan that the hijackers could leave the ship. Eight days later, the Achille Lauro returned to her homeport. Molqi later gave a statement on why he was chosen: "I and Bassm [al-Ashker] agreed that the first hostage to be killed had to be an American. He said he had "not meant to imply" that the PLO should try the hijackers.[9][10][7]. All other readers will be directed to the abstract and would need to subscribe. Abbas, who helped negotiate the surrender, and the four hijackers were flown out of Egypt on a jet that was intercepted by U.S. Navy fighters and forced to land in Sicily. The Justice department then petitioned Judge Charles R. Richey of the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC who issued warrants for Abbas and the hijackers. The fire lasted for three days; the ship was declared a total loss. The Seals were prepared to assault the aircraft and secure the terrorists. In fact, the group had specifically chosen the Achille Lauro over other ships due to its wheelchair accessibility. In the 1990s, Baghdad, largely out of reach to western security services, had become home to both Abbas and Abu Nidal, another once-feared terrorist mastermind. Massey saw that the plane was a 737, his Radar Intercept Officer in the backseat, Dennis "Doc" Plautz, saw that it had an EgyptAir logo. Gigi D'Alessio) 5. Geograficamente si trova fra l’Atlantico e i monti Appalachi, comprendendo anche parte dei monti Blue Ridge. Israel's Shin Bet intelligence service reported earlier this year that Israel captured several Palestinians who trained at a PLF camp in Iraq and were told by Abbas to attack an Israeli airport and other targets. [18][19][15] The Italian Air Force (VAM) personnel and Carabinieri had already been lining up facing the US special forces soon after the American's main contingent had arrived by C-141s. [4] (Massey was able to close to within 15 feet of the Boeing 737 to read its registration. [4][6][24], The next day, on October 13, the U.S. lodged a protest over Italy's allowing Abbas to depart and also requested his extradition from Yugoslavia (which diplomatically recognized the PLO). : From Birth Through Terrorism to Dialogue With the U.S.", "Robert Fisk: How Achille Lauro hijackers were seduced by high life", "Hijacking at Sea; The Achille Lauro: Over Half a Century, A Series of Cises and Mishaps", "Sigonella, così Reagan capitolò davanti all'ira funesta di Craxi", "Reagan Briefly Implies PLO Could Try Pirates", "Ronald Reagan: Informal Exchange With Reporters on the Achille Lauro Hijacking Incident", "Italians Identify 16 in Hijacking of Ship", "27 years ago today, the Achille Lauro incident: when the U.S. Navy forced an Egyptair Boeing 737 off course", "This Day in History: Oct 10: 1985 Achille Lauro hijacking ends", "Terrorism: Hijacking of the Achille Lauro (October 7, 1985)", "Cosi' Carabinieri e VAM Li Fermarono in Tempo", "U.S. Reported to have evidence linking PLO Aide to Hijacking", "Italian magazine publishes Arafat's secret journals", "Hijacking of the Achille Lauro: a chronology", "U.S. He then returned to the Festival in 2020 with the song Me Ne Frego, which placed 8th. I do not know exactly where they have gone. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Achille Lauro on your desktop or mobile device. [4] The New York Times reported at the time that the ship had security personnel, but it could not determine if they were armed. "[24] The Yugoslav government rejected the U.S. petition, saying it was legally groundless, and complained about the USS Saratoga's participation in the capture of the hijackers. They fired their automatic weapons over the heads of the eating passengers. We wish to mention that the course toward Arab ports was the result of the situation and the confusion into which the squad fell. [4], On October 10, 1985, the four hijackers boarded an EgyptAir Boeing 737 accompanied by Abu Abbas, Ozzuddin Badrakkan (also called Mohammed Oza – he served as chief of PLF military operations and a PLO official), and several members of Egypt's counterterrorism unit Force 777. His faction operated out of Tunisia until the October 1985 attack on the Achille Lauro, after which it relocated to Iraq. If the PLO could not find a cooperative nation, Egypt would release the men or turn them over to Italy. MS Achille Lauro was a cruise ship based in Naples, Italy. Dodano: 17 Gru 2015, 0:02. [4], The other terrorists moved the rest of the hostages back down into the lounge. [4], The Reagan Administration shared transcripts of radio conversations that took place between the hijackers and Abbas (along with other evidence obtained by the Defense Department and the Central Intelligence Agency) to indicate that he had remained close to the ship and directed the hijacking. [6], With the hijackers on Egyptian soil and the knowledge of Klinghoffer's murder revealed different state actors put forward their position on what should be done. [4], Italy had decided that there was insufficient evidence to link Abbas to the hijacking and rejected a preliminary request from the US that Italy hold him. The Syrians responded by telling Molqi to "go back where you came from." n. D. Thomas Longo Jr. was an FSO from 1969 to 1993. This alerted the international community that Palestinians had seized an Italian ship. "[4], At 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, the Achille Lauro anchored off Port Said. [22] The Americans received assurances that the hijackers would be tried for murder and Stiner and three US officials were to remain at the airport to witness the arrest of terrorists by Italian authorities. [4], The PLF issued a statement from Nicosia, Cyprus, apologizing to the passengers for the hijacking, "The aim of the operation was not to hijack the ship or its passengers, or any civilian of any nationality. The information was passed onto Oliver North, relayed to the Pentagon, who relayed it to the Sixth Fleet, who relayed it to the Saratoga. [4] The 737 was then cleared by the Italians to fly to Rome's Ciampino airport with Abbas and Badrakkan still aboard. [40] Over a decade later, in April 1996, PLF leader Muhammad Abu Abbas accepted responsibility, and in 1997, the PLO reached a financial settlement with the Klinghoffer family. His faction of the PLF had already carried out a series of armed raids in Israel and the West Bank since the late 1970s. [35], The actions of Syria during the hijacking were seen as a positive by the U.S. with State Department spokesman Redman praising Damascus for its help in determining if a body that washed ashore was that of Klinghoffer. The flight operation was planned by Robert "Bubba" Brodzky. He then returned to the Festival in 2020 with the song Me Ne Frego, which placed 8th. Events on the Achille Lauro cruise in the days before the hijacking inform the conditions during it. Abbas was sentenced in absentia to life in prison in Italy for masterminding the Achille Lauro hijacking. He and his crew tracked radar contacts flying west out of Egypt, presumably towards Tunisia. The sentence was upheld on appeal. Defense Minister Giovanni Spadolini had the military send 60 paratroopers, four helicopters, and experts on the ship's layout to the British base at Akrotiri. Collaborazioni. Radio Manila. [4], The final go-ahead was given by Reagan late that afternoon while returning to Washington on Air Force One. "[4] The radio contact allowed the International community to pinpoint the location of the vessel. Reflecting on the U.S. relation with Egypt he said "May God help us to get over this matter. Achille Lauro Achille Lauro. We'll be castigated all over the world." I didn't shoot the man," he said. Commandos, tipped off by U.S. intelligence to Abbas' whereabouts, seized documents documents - including Yemeni and Lebanese passports — and weapons such as rocket-propelled grenades.