The Story Of The Achilles Lauro
Leon Klinghoffer Was A Jewish Man Who Was Thrown Overboard
Abu Abbas The Arab Mastermind
Reagan Sent Jets To Arrest The Hijackers
Reagan Gave Leon Klinghoffer A State Funeral
The Leon Klinghoffer Story Made It To Broadway
The Kinghoffer Movie
The Archille Lauro Was Another Israeli ‘Black Op’
The Mossad in a attempt to sway world opinion in favor of Israel or provoke a armed reaction constantly stages events and blames Arabs. In this episode the Israelis use Mossad operative Arabs to hijack a cruise ship.
The crowning scene – played over and over – is where the Mossad Arabs throw a 69 yr old Israeli in his wheelchair over the side. Oddly the Mossad let the terrorist alone?
The Jewish Version
Four heavily armed Palestinian terrorists in October hijack the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro, carrying more than 400 passengers and crew, off Egypt. The hijackers demand that Israel free 50 Palestinian prisoners. The terrorists killed a disabled American tourist, 69-year-old Leon Klinghoffer, and threw his body overboard with his wheelchair.
F-14’s Intercept The Hijackers
After a two-day drama, the hijackers surrendered in exchange for a pledge of safe passage. But when an Egyptian jet tries to fly the hijackers to freedom, U.S. Navy F-14 fighters intercept it and force it to land in Sicily. The terrorists are taken into custody by Italian authorities.
The Real Version
Ari Ben-Menashe, a former IDF arms dealer, said in his 1992 book, Profits of War, that the Achille Lauro operation had been ordered and funded by Mossad.
It Was All An Israeli Set Up
Ben-Menashe revealed that Israeli intelligence organizations regularly engaged in “black operations,” espionage activity designed to portray Palestinians and others in the worst possible light. Menashe said the Achille Lauro was a classic example. That was, in fact, an Israeli ‘black’ propaganda operation to show what a deadly, cutthroat bunch the Palestinians were. ” According to Ben-Menashe, Israeli spymasters arranged the attack through “Abu’l Abbas, who, to follow such orders was receiving millions from Israeli intelligence officers posing as Sicilian dons. Abbas . . . gathered a team to attack the cruise ship. The team was told to make it bad, to show the world what lay in store for other unsuspecting citizens if Palestinian demands were not met.
Israelis Wanted To Turn World Opinion Against Arabs
As the world knows, the group picked on an elderly American Jewish man in a wheelchair, killed him, and threw his body overboard. They made their point. But for Israel, it was the best kind of anti- Palestinian propaganda.”
Oddly the Mossad let Abbas live
Inexplicably, Abbas was allowed to go to Yugoslavia. An Italian court convicted 11 of 15 others associated with the hijacking, while Abbas and another terrorist were tried in absentia and found guilty. Abbas was sentenced to life in prison.
Abbas was never arrested. In 1990, he struck again from the sea, with an abortive speedboat attack on bathers on a beach near Tel Aviv. Though he was sentenced to five life terms in Italy, and was wanted in the United States, Abbas remained a free man.
Two Other Hijackers Disappear
Bassam al-Asker, one of the Achille Lauro hijackers, was granted parole in 1991. Ahmad Marrouf al-Assadi, another accomplice, disappeared in 1991 while on parole