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(Yahoo)   Almost 30 years after hijacking a plane to Cuba to join the struggle to uproot global oppression, man wants to return to the United States, but for some reason he's finding it difficult to purchase an airline ticket   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 76
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2013-10-26 10:48:55 AM
Imagine if he tried to hijack another plane.  It would not end the same way.
 
2013-10-26 10:49:09 AM
He knew what he was getting into.
 
2013-10-26 10:49:47 AM
And I should feel bad for him why ?
 
2013-10-26 10:51:19 AM
He should look at getting an intertube.
 
2013-10-26 10:52:19 AM
Come on over and accept these lovely silver bracelets as a gift. We'll even have a room for you upon arrival with 3 meals a day.
 
2013-10-26 10:52:20 AM
Ted Cruz's dad?
 
2013-10-26 10:52:40 AM
Tough shiat farko.
 
2013-10-26 10:52:48 AM
He's got a raft of options.
 
2013-10-26 10:53:01 AM
You buttered your bread, now lie in it...
no wait
you made your bed, now eat it...
something like that
 
2013-10-26 10:53:22 AM

Prey4reign: He knew what he was getting into.


Apparently he didn't, since he was convinced he would be welcomed as a guerilla.
 
2013-10-26 10:54:11 AM
Can't we just let them keep him? If he really wants to get back, let him save up for a boat ride and an inner tube, then spend the next several years washing dishes in Miami. That would be a true test of how badly he wants to be an American.
 
2013-10-26 10:54:52 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-26 10:56:40 AM
He tried to get into Cuba in the Eighties when others were trying to get out, so he can't be that good in long term planning.
 
2013-10-26 10:58:26 AM
Is he serious? Man, ain't nobody letting you near a plane. I wouldn't and I know the United States ain't going to. Whatever.
 
2013-10-26 10:59:49 AM

cig-mkr: And I should feel bad for him why ?


Who's asking you to feel bad for him?

I don't see him asking for any sympathy.


Though he does have a point in that the Cubans already put him in prison for 15 years, so sentencing him once again in the USA seems unfair. He served his time for the stupid mistake he did.

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What's with the hijacking a plane thing anyway. Couldn't he just have traveled to Mexico or Canada and bought a farking plane ticket like normal people?

Maybe the hijacking was to prove how hardcore he was.
 
2013-10-26 11:02:09 AM

rjakobi: He tried to get into Cuba in the Eighties when others were trying to get out, so he can't be that good in long term planning.


Why were they specifically trying to get out in the 80s?

Not saying you're incorrect, it just seems strange to me. The 80s were good times for Cuba, they were riding the USSR gravy train back then.
 
2013-10-26 11:02:18 AM
The more I think about this, the more pissed off I get (in a crazy joking kind of way, but still...) I mean did the Interesting tag hijack the Asinine tag?

WTF is dude thinking? Live and let live? I only hijacked a plane? Man....I think we go overboard on some things but if they let this dude anywhere near a plane we are just plain stupid, I don't care how reformed he is.

He better take an underwater bus from Cuba or something.
 
2013-10-26 11:03:23 AM

spawn73: Though he does have a point in that the Cubans already put him in prison for 15 years, so sentencing him once again in the USA seems unfair. He served his time for the stupid mistake he did.


Yes, the US is the one place you can count on for their recognition and respect for international laws and treaties.

/not the way you would hope, but you can always count on it.
 
2013-10-26 11:04:52 AM
I'm not sure the picture of him holding that sign is going to help his case.
 
2013-10-26 11:07:35 AM
Suck it, commie. You made your choice.
 
2013-10-26 11:12:17 AM
Oh HELL no. Give him a ticket, let him board the plane, then on the way over, kick him out sans parachute. Fark you, buddy.
 
2013-10-26 11:15:43 AM
Spoken or not, I believe his actions declared that he renounced his citizenship. No longer a citizen, why should we help.

/alternative plan: jail here for other charges - multiple counts of kidnapping for instance
 
2013-10-26 11:22:03 AM
  rjakobi: He tried to get into Cuba in the Eighties when others were trying to get out, so he can't be that good in long term planning.

Why were they specifically trying to get out in the 80s?

Not saying you're incorrect, it just seems strange to me. The 80s were good times for Cuba, they were riding the USSR gravy train back then.


The Mariel Boat life, when Jimmy Carter invited Castro to empty his prisons and ship them over here. Not the biggest fiasco of his presidency; just one of many.

/No wonder things were good in Cuba during the 1980's
//Too bad they can't all be like Ricky Ricardo.
 
2013-10-26 11:27:05 AM
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He put his nutsack on my face ... I had one ball here and another here...
 
2013-10-26 11:29:26 AM

Lee451: rjakobi: He tried to get into Cuba in the Eighties when others were trying to get out, so he can't be that good in long term planning.

Why were they specifically trying to get out in the 80s?

Not saying you're incorrect, it just seems strange to me. The 80s were good times for Cuba, they were riding the USSR gravy train back then.

The Mariel Boat life, when Jimmy Carter invited Castro to empty his prisons and ship them over here. Not the biggest fiasco of his presidency; just one of many.

/No wonder things were good in Cuba during the 1980's
//Too bad they can't all be like Ricky Ricardo.



That's a (puts on sunglasses) bold statement you're making.
 
2013-10-26 11:29:39 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Ted Cruz's dad?


Nope. Obama's dad.

/try to keep up
 
2013-10-26 11:30:38 AM
From the first picture caption:

"U.S. Citizen William Potts poses with a sign that reads in Spanish "USA my racist country" in Havana, Cuba...."

 - how about stick it up your arse, Billy.
 
2013-10-26 11:33:11 AM

Hermione_Granger: The more I think about this, the more pissed off I get (in a crazy joking kind of way, but still...) I mean did the Interesting tag hijack the Asinine tag?

WTF is dude thinking? Live and let live? I only hijacked a plane? Man....I think we go overboard on some things but if they let this dude anywhere near a plane we are just plain stupid, I don't care how reformed he is.

He better take an underwater bus from Cuba or something.


This dude is hilariously idiotic.

He's a repeat failure at finding and joining guerrilla movements. He's banking on a US court going all mushy on a hijacker just because a Cuban court has already punished him. And, best of all, he thinks the first step to starting a Muslim communal farm is leaving Cuba to face arrest in the US.
 
2013-10-26 11:33:30 AM
Let that bastide suck it and die in his worker's paradise.

If you had to fly  in the 60s & 70s, when the hijackings were a constant threat, chucklefarks like this were your worst nightmare.  At the time my Dad was working at Cape Canaveral a lot, and we were always tense until he got off the plane.

What really intrigues me is how many became Muslim before deciding they needed to hijack a plane and go be a guerilla out to burn the world. It's almost as though there's an agenda there.
 
2013-10-26 11:35:09 AM
I don't see the farker showing any remorse or apologizing anywhere in that article.

Maybe he could try Liberia again.
 
2013-10-26 11:39:20 AM
Perhaps it would be a good idea to determine before setting foot on US soil if he is still going to be prosecuted for the crime. Or at least get one of his relatives to hire a lawyer to look up the case law and ensure as favourable prospects as possible on arrival.

Or just live the hell where he is. I doubt it's a bad life. And if his intent is to set up a muslim farm in Cuba (which doesn't sound even slightly creepy or cultish) then why risk another term in jail?
 
2013-10-26 11:52:02 AM
I hear the Yankees have been scouting him.
 
2013-10-26 11:53:11 AM
What's his fark handle?
 
2013-10-26 11:57:34 AM
He knows that the farking ICE is going to pick him up at the airport, right?
He'll be arrested and put on trial for his crime then he'll go to prison.

Welcome to Hopey Changey, dope.
 
2013-10-26 11:58:34 AM
Outrage falling... falling... falling.
 
2013-10-26 12:04:25 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: He knows that the farking ICE is going to pick him up at the airport, right?
He'll be arrested and put on trial for his crime then he'll go to prison.

Welcome to Hopey Changey, dope.


It turns out that evil globalist forces own all the airlines now.  I wonder how that happened since 'revolucion' was going to fix that problem. Could it be that the revolutionaries just set themselves up as dictators and now they control the airlines and are greedy bastards?
 
2013-10-26 12:09:06 PM
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/also still trying to get back from Cuba
 
2013-10-26 12:18:01 PM

Prey4reign: He knew what he was getting into.


This; he thinks 15 years in a Cuban prison is going to give him a free pass here?
 
2013-10-26 12:19:58 PM
Back then, he was "sticking to the man". Now, it's "the man's" turn to stick it to him
 
2013-10-26 12:25:21 PM

Ivan the Tolerable: spawn73: Though he does have a point in that the Cubans already put him in prison for 15 years, so sentencing him once again in the USA seems unfair. He served his time for the stupid mistake he did.

Yes, the US is the one place you can count on for their recognition and respect for international laws and treaties.

/not the way you would hope, but you can always count on it.


Dunno, there's been some cases lately where both USA and Cuba has recognised parenting rights, and send children to the correct country, be it Cuba or USA. So there's cooporation there.

Of course it was an American plane he hijacked, not a Cuban one.

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Dunno, maybe something like, give him a new trial, but figure in the 15 years he spent in jail in Cuba.

Though, he ought to be charged with what the penalty for such behaviour were in the 80s, and not today. Pull that shiat today, and you're in jail for life. Back in the 80s, I figure 15 years might be aprox. the same he would have recieved in USA?

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Another thing that counts for him not going to jail in USA, is that he has send both his children to USA. And they need to be with their father, who at least on that front seems like a good guy.
 
2013-10-26 12:26:54 PM
The nerve of those sneaky commies actually enforcing international law instead of throwing this guy a parade and making him a colonel in the Bolivian Liberation Army. Where's the follow up about the rest of the passengers still languishing in the re-education camps?
 
2013-10-26 12:35:42 PM

spawn73: cig-mkr: And I should feel bad for him why ?

Who's asking you to feel bad for him?

I don't see him asking for any sympathy.


Though he does have a point in that the Cubans already put him in prison for 15 years, so sentencing him once again in the USA seems unfair. He served his time for the stupid mistake he did.

---

What's with the hijacking a plane thing anyway. Couldn't he just have traveled to Mexico or Canada and bought a farking plane ticket like normal people?

Maybe the hijacking was to prove how hardcore he was.


Yeah, fark him.
 
2013-10-26 12:37:35 PM
Maybe he should have hijacked a plane to Luton instead.
 
2013-10-26 12:37:58 PM
There was a guy who went to Australia, his wife died under suspicious circumstances.  He was tried for manslaughter and convicted, served his time and was arrested for the same murder a second time when he returned to the US.

There have been many cases where people have been charged with crimes which occurred in foreign countries, then prosecuted in the US on return.

If you go to Japan and have sex with a 16-year-old girl, you may be arrested for rape on return, even though it was legal there.
 
2013-10-26 12:41:17 PM
He has no job skills and just wants go come back to the US to mooch on welfare for the rest of his life.
 
2013-10-26 12:45:08 PM

LargeCanine: He has no job skills and just wants go come back to the US to mooch on welfare for the rest of his life.


THIS.
 
2013-10-26 12:46:19 PM
I hear Angola is nice this time of year.
 
2013-10-26 12:47:14 PM

LargeCanine: He has no job skills and just wants go come back to the US to mooch on welfare for the rest of his life.


You say that like it's a bad thing
 
2013-10-26 12:53:31 PM

spawn73: cig-mkr: And I should feel bad for him why ?

Who's asking you to feel bad for him?

I don't see him asking for any sympathy.


Though he does have a point in that the Cubans already put him in prison for 15 years, so sentencing him once again in the USA seems unfair. He served his time for the stupid mistake he did.

---

What's with the hijacking a plane thing anyway. Couldn't he just have traveled to Mexico or Canada and bought a farking plane ticket like normal people?

Maybe the hijacking was to prove how hardcore he was.


Hijacking planes was a sort of fashionable thing for "revolutionaries" to do for a while.  Cuba was usually the destination because it was an island Marxist paradise, also, it's only a bit further than Miami for a lot of flights so the hijackers had a reasonable expectation that the aircraft would have enough gas to get there.  It got so bad at one point, US airlines were basically making regular payments to Fidel for landing and service fees at Havana.

The funny thing is, as the article points out, they weren't often greeted with open arms.   Some of them were given apartments and jobs for propaganda reasons, but Fidel wasn't stupid, he knew not to push the high five hundred pound gorilla to his north too far.  Most hijackers were either shipped right back to the US or tossed into a Cuban prison and as soon as the "fees" were paid, the airlines could come and pick up their aircraft.

Strange days that...  when hijacking was common.  It's the main reason for the old "cooperate and don't resist" policies of a lot of airlines, which of course went right out the window on 9/11.  Now he'd probably get knocked on the head.

And honestly, he did do time for this.  I can't imagine fifteen years in a third world prison run by a communist dictator, followed by another fifteen years in a communist country was any fun. If he has shown he can behave, maybe we could just put him on the no-fly list and let him be.
 
2013-10-26 12:55:52 PM
Hey, do you know why Cuban refugees don't take showers?

Because they wash up on the beach!
*ba-doom-bamp"
 
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