..."Will of Buddha, er... Shiva, wait... Odin, no... uh, Jesus... oh, yeah... that guy, AGAIN..."
The plane was on an internal flight from Sebha to Tripoli and diverted by two hijackers in their mid 20s who claimed to have a hand grenade and threatened to blow up the plane. All passengers are believed to be Libyan.Oh, relax, folks... the plane was simply "diverted."
Malta, Malta... that sounds so familiar...
The last major hijack incident in Malta took place in November 23, 1985 when an EgyptAir Boeing 737 plane was diverted to the island. What followed was a 24-hour nightmare that ended in a bloody massacre with 62 people dead.**********
RELATED: There is a spot of good news...
"The man killed was without a shadow of doubt Anis Amri," Italy's interior minister Marco Minniti told reporters.I'm still waiting for Justin Trudeau to eulogise the poor dear.
UPDATE: The 72 Virgins Dating Service
Meet Officer Luca Scata who has only been a police officer for nine months.
UPDATE2: Libyan hijackers surrender
Over the years there have been several incidents that passengers have become accustomed to, which often go unreported. This includes planes being delayed because rival armed groups drive up the runway, or even temporarily board them if they have a particular demand or a personal axe to grind.Libya is no longer a nation-state... it's a terrorist base and should be treated as such.
The capital's main airport was burned down during the 2014 rival militia clashes to control it.
UPDATE3: Those naughty Salafists
Police special forces arrested two young men in Duisburg, western Germany, on Friday morning, saying they planned to bomb a shopping centre. The 28-year-old and 31-year-old brothers, born in Kosovo, are suspected of planning the attack on the Centro shopping mall in Oberhausen.**********
LAST WORD: Those damned Presbyterians...
...wait a minute...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Police in Australia have detained five men suspected of planning a series of Christmas Day bomb attacks in the heart of the country’s second-largest city, officials said Friday.It's always busy at Allan's snackbar!