American Airlines Iraqi saboteur successfully plays victim

A brief report buried in the single page USA Today insert inside the failing Arizona Republic newspaper is titled, “Airline: Mechanic attempted sabotage.”

This should rightfully have been given Page One coverage, but that was likely deemed politically incorrect by the Hillary-endorsing, far left newspaper.

Here are the facts: An American Airlines mechanic, arrested Thursday by federal air marshals and FBI agents, appeared in federal court Friday on a sabotage charge accusing him of purposely gluing foam inside the tube of an air data module, disabling a critical navigation system on a flight with 150 people aboard before it was scheduled to take off from Miami International Airport in July. His actions were captured on surveillance video.

The reason? According to this criminal complaint filed in Miami federal court, employee Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, who is from Iraq but reportedly lived in the U.S. for decades, was upset over stalled union contract negotiations. Though his salary averaged $8,000 a month he admitted to investigators he was motivated by the potential for overtime pay.

Alani, was appointed a federal public defender by Magistrate Judge John J. O’Sullivan after the saboteur claimed he was unable to pay for his own defense — although he admitted he owned property in Sarasota and leased two cars, a 2018 Honda and 2016 Camaro. Speaking in halting English, he also requested an Arabic interpreter to translate.

Not only did this criminal intentionally intend to endanger the lives of 150 passengers and crew based solely on greed, but he is playing American taxpayers and the legal system and getting away with it. Those nefarious motives are not enough for the local newspaper to give this prominent coverage, though it routinely finds ample space to attack President Donald Trump.

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5 Responses to American Airlines Iraqi saboteur successfully plays victim

  1. Hometown Guy says:

    We cancelled our subscription to this pathetic excuse for a newspaper years ago. We save the money we previously wasted to use for fine dining splurges and weekend excursions in our beautiful state. I invite those who keep this rag on life support to join us.

  2. Braveheart says:

    The AZ Repulsive didn’t even carry this important report. I saw a copy at my breakfast spot this morning and was appalled at the lack of coverage over something of this magnitude. The brief coverage it was given was hidden on the insignificant insert.

  3. Mohave Mike says:

    How could a guy who worked in this capacity for a major airline and lived in the US for years suddenly need a translator? And why does he qualify for a court appointed (free to him) public defender? Something is definitely wrong with this picture!

  4. Realist says:

    This despicable criminal should have the book thrown at him and the key thrown away when they lock him up.
    The fact that he would devise a plan to bring death to 150 innocent people so he could get his inflated salary negotiations moving through the union is beyond comprehension.

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    Consider what passengers are subjected to at the airport since 9/11/01. (And, hey, how come no one ever noticed that the Patriot Act, all 900 or so pages of it, just materialized– ready to go— almost overnight, post tragedy?)

    Since this other Mohammed has demanded a translator, are we to assume that American Airlines employed and gave daily work instructions to this man in Arabic?

    Take a look at this story with crystal-clear video:
    https://www.wspa.com/news/rochester-airport-security-worker-fired-after-passing-mean-note-to-traveler/

    A female “TSA” employee, who was actually a contract worker from some private company hdqtr’d in VA, handed a white male a note as he was trying to make his way through the security maze.

    As he walked away, the female was laughing her enormous ass off.

    When he had a chance to look at the scrap of paper, it contained these two words:
    You Ugly

    It seems likely that she attended the Al Sharpton School of Ebonics.

    And to her, I say:
    What tha dilly yo?