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Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani no longer employed by American Airlines
[Miami Herald] An American Airlines mechanic was arrested Thursday on a sabotage charge accusing him of disabling a navigation system on a flight with 150 people aboard before it was scheduled to take off from Miami International Airport earlier this summer.

The reason, according to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in Miami federal court: Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, a veteran employee, was upset over stalled union contract negotiations.

None of the passengers and crew on the flight to Nassau were injured because the tampering with the so-called air data module caused an error alert as the pilots powered up the plane’s engines on the runway July 17, according to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in Miami federal court.

As a result, flight No. 2834 was aborted and taken out of service for routine maintenance at America’s hangar at MIA, which is when the tampering with the ADM system was discovered during an inspection. An AA mechanic found a loosely connected tube in front of the nose gear underneath the cockpit that had been deliberately obstructed with some sort of hard foam material.

Alani, 60, of Tracy, California, near San Francisco, is charged with "willfully damaging, destroying or disabling an aircraft" and is expected to have his first appearance in Miami federal court on Friday.

According to the complaint filed Thursday, Alani glued the foam inside the tube leading from outside the plane to its air data module, a system that reports aircraft speed, pitch and other critical flight data. As a result, if the plane had taken off that day from MIA, the pilots would have had to operate the aircraft manually because the ADM system would not have received any computer data.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2019 12:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  New York Times article:

In addition to the problem with the navigation equipment, a pitot tube, used to determine airspeed, a measurement vital to controlling the plane, was also loose, the authorities said. Ice buildup in a pitot tube’s intake led to the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447 over the Atlantic.

Probably just a coincidence, but perhaps a relook of crash data over the past 10 years would be in order. BTW, of the 14 related articles reviewed, NONE of them provided a foto or any additional info on Mr. Alani.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2019 12:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Intentionally blocking an aircraft pitot tube?

That's different from carrying explosives onto an airplane or leaving a loaded pressure cooker on a bus, how? He's a active union man is a discernable motive?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/06/2019 12:30 Comments || Top||

#3  ..embrace the power of 'and'
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/06/2019 12:48 Comments || Top||

#4  #1 Marouf Ahmed is sort of hint
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/06/2019 14:09 Comments || Top||

#5  A mad monkey-wrenching mechanic,
Juan Obadiah Jedediah Nehemiah Asrael Ezekiel Apocalypto Seth-Aaron Hernandez, white Hispanic,
Detectably manic,
Was quite un-Koranic.
The headlines were freakin' gigantic.
Posted by: Slenter Sinatra4266 || 09/06/2019 16:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Also Titanic.
Posted by: Slenter Sinatra4266 || 09/06/2019 16:16 Comments || Top||

#7  What I can't understand is how did he hold his job after 9/11 ? Why didn't every airline in America fire every fucking muslim after that ? The FAA should have it policy to obstruct muslims from even handling baggage.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/06/2019 16:31 Comments || Top||

#8  Ref #7: Diversity and Affirmative Action routinely trump foking common sense and good judgement.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2019 16:33 Comments || Top||

Taliban suicide bomber kills at least 10 civilians, two foreign force members in Kabul
[DAWN] A Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
suicide kaboom in the centre of Kabul killed at least 10 people and maimed more than 40 on Thursday, destroying cars and shops in an area near the headquarters of Afghanistan's NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
force and the US embassy, officials said.

The Taliban grabbed credit for the attack even as the gunnies and US officials have been negotiating a deal on a US troop withdrawal in exchange for Taliban security guarantees.

"At least 10 civilians have been killed and 42 injured were taken to hospitals," said Nasrat Rahimi, a front man for the interior ministry.

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement a Romanian and a US member of the force were killed in action in Kabul, but it did not provide any more details.

Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Ansarallah forces launch offensive along Saudi-Yemeni border
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ansarallah forces launched a new offensive inside southern Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
Thursday, targeting several sites inside the Asir region of the Gulf kingdom.

According to the media wing of the Ansarallah forces, their troops captured a number of sites inside of the Asir region after overrunning the Saudi garrisons and checkpoints near the Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
i border.

The Ansarallah forces reportedly raided the area after seizing the sites, confiscating a number of weapons left behind by the Saudi Coalition troops.

Later in the day, the Ansarallah forces would retreat from these sites in order to evade the Saudi Coalition’s Arclight airstrike
s on the area.

In a similar operation in the Jabal Malhmah area, the Ansarallah forces raided a number of sites belonging to the Saudi Coalition before retreating later in the day.

These offensives by the Ansarallah forces have become prevalent inside the Asir, Jizan, and Najran
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of the province of the same name, a favored target of Houthi rocket forces because they can see it, so there's no math involved....
regions of Saudi Arabia. Due to the absence of pro-government Yemeni forces along the border, the Ansarallah troops have been able to carry out these attacks without much resistance.

Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Tehran to develop centrifuges in next step to scaling back commitments
[DAWN] Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
will begin developing centrifuges on Friday (tomorrow) to speed up the enrichment of uranium, as the next step in scaling back its nuclear commitments, according to President Hassan Rouhani
...Iran's moderate president, which he is, relative to his predecessor, which doesn't mean he's anything but a puppet of the nearest holy man...
Under its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers, Iran was allowed to keep restricted quantities of first-generation centrifuges at two nuclear plants.

But the successful development of more advanced centrifuges would enable it to produce material for a potential nuclear bomb several times faster.

"From Friday, we will witness research and development on different kinds of centrifuges and new centrifuges and also whatever is needed for enriching uranium in an accelerated way," Rouhani said in a televised speech.

"All limitations on our Research and Development will be lifted on Friday." Iran says it is only enriching uranium to fuel nuclear power plants.

President Rouhani also said Iran would take all necessary steps to protect its rights and interests, and called the centrifuge development the "third step" in scaling back its commitment to the nuclear deal.

Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10802 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Does anyone, outside of the EU government that is, actually believed they ever stopped?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/06/2019 0:24 Comments || Top||

Syrian Army attacks jihadist stronghold in northeastern Latakia
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has resumed their strikes on the strategic town of Kabani in the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate this evening.

Using artillery and surface-to-surface missiles, the Syrian Army’s 4th Armored Division has repeatedly pounded the defenses of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
and the Turkestan Islamic Party around the town of Kabani.

According to a military source, the Syrian Arab Army is preparing to storm the town once again in a bid a to upend these jihadist groups from Kabani and the Jabal al-Akrad region.

Both Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party have maintained a large presence in the Jabal al-Turkmen and Jabal al-Akrad regions of Latakia for several years now.

In order for the Syrian Army to successfully take hold of all of the al-Ghaab Plain region, they will need to capture the last mountains under murderous Moslem control along the Idlib-Latakia axis.

Once these mountains are captured, the Syrian Army can make their first major push towards the jihadist stronghold of Jisr al-Shughour.

Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

Northern Hama: militants’ ‘underground’ city exposed
[ALMASDARNEWS] The biggest and most complicated underground tunnel network in northern Hama countryside has just been uncovered by the Syrian Army following the recapture of major rebel stronghold in the area.The underground city beneath al-Lataminah town was used by Islamist forces of Evil to avoid being spotted and targeted by the government forces.

A 30-minute footage published by ANNA NEWS shows the tunnel network which is equipped with almost everything including food supplies, medicines and accommodation equipment.

A great part of the tunnel network is destroyed due to the intense aerial bombardment carried out by the Syrian and Russian air force.

In early May 2019, the Syrian Army, aided by Russian air force, began a full-scale offensive to take over the rebel-stronghold of al-Lataminah in northern Hama.

Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

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  Comrade Robert ''Bob'' Mugabe Finally Croaks at 95
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Wed 2019-09-04
  Libya's Coast Guard rescues over 100 migrants off the coast of Sabratha
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