The hijacking of the Achille Lauro

I still vividly remember this story, I just couldn’t fathom the needless cruelty of the crime. On October 7, 1985, four men representing the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) hijacked the Italian MS Achille Lauro liner off the coast of Egypt, as she was sailing from Alexandria to Ashdod, Israel. The hijacking was organized by Muhammad Zaidan (a.k.a. Muhammad “Abu” Abbas), leader of the PLF. A 69-year-oldContinue reading “The hijacking of the Achille Lauro”

Otto Skorzeny:Hitler’s scarfaced Henchman-Irish Farmer and Mossad Hitman

Not an easy man to miss, Skorzeny stood 6 foot 4 inches tall and weighed 250lbs. And he was known as “Scarface” for a reason. He had a long, distinctive scar on his left cheek.   Skorzeny achieved ‘fame’ during the war for rescuing deposed Italian leader Benito Mussolini from an Italian hilltop fortress. BornContinue reading “Otto Skorzeny:Hitler’s scarfaced Henchman-Irish Farmer and Mossad Hitman”