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Noun1.highjacker - someone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
2.highjacker - a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from ithighjacker - a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
footpad, padder - a highwayman who robs on foot
holdup man, stickup man - an armed thief
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131, 138 (2006) (discussing 9-11 Commission's finding that publicity regarding the arrest of Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called 20th 9-11 highjacker could have allowed greater coordination among counterterrorism agencies and more proactive intelligence efforts) (citing Nat'L Comm'n On Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, The 9/11 Commission Report 247, 276 (2004)); Aftergood, supra note 90, at 400 (quoting Congressional testimony of former Justice Department official Jack L.
The NRC's planning baseline has long encompassed the improbability of accidents, but has never contemplated the high probability of an airline hitting a civilian nuclear facility once a suicidal highjacker targets the dome.
According to the official version, 19 highjackers used four kidnapped airplanes to attack the USA, and President George W.
68) Prosecutors also showed that he posed for pictures in front of the World Trade Center site several times, (69) and sent his friends links to a video tribute to the September 11th highjackers.
30 (ANI): In yet another evidence which proves Pakistan's involvement in the September 11, 2001 terror strikes on the US, Pakistani troops have discovered a passport belonging to one Said Bahaji, who is believed to have arranged logistics and provided finance to the 9/11 plane highjackers, during search operations in South Waziristan.
Not only that, he beheaded captives using a Japanese knife or box cutter, the same kind of weapon used by 9/11 highjackers.
The driver was later tagged back to one of the 9-11 highjackers," Langhorst says.
Similarly, the attacks of September 11th were wrong and Osama Bin Laden can justly be condemned for them (even more than the highjackers themselves), but the US must recognize that in promoting neo-Zionism it has a share of moral responsibility for the attacks as well.
While in many cases, domain name highjacking violates trademark laws, it requires an expensive, lengthy process for the legitimate owners of the trademarks and names to remove the highjackers.
Bandar was one of the first high officials to meet with the President after the attacks, both fully aware of the backlash that was to come when it was clear that the majority of the highjackers were Saudis, like their inspiration, Osama bin Laden.
As Bruce Lincoln points out, this finger-pointing implicitly minimizes the guilt of the 9/11 highjackers by shifting it towards "enemies within," those renegades who resist fundamentalism's attempt to impose its private nostalgia upon modern society.
One of Bush's major justifications for these measures was the imprisonment in April of 75 dissidents and the execution of three highjackers in Cuba (see NotiCen, 2003-05-08).