Friday, June 3, 2016

Croatian Nationalist LaGuardia Airport, Grand Central Station Statue of Liberty Bombing Attacks

Croatian Nationalist LaGuardia Airport, Grand Central Station Statue of Liberty Bombing Attacks --- ===

3 attacks linked by common bomb design


1975 LaGuardia Airport bombing wikip The 1975 LaGuardia Airport bombing occurred at 6:33 pm on Monday, December 29, 1975, near the TWA baggage reclaim terminal in LaGuardia Airport in East Elmhurst, New York City. The blast killed 11 and seriously injured 74. The bombing was never solved, with several suggested perpetrators, although investigators and historians believe that Croatian nationalists were the most likely. The attack occurred in a four-year period of heightened terrorist attacks within the United States. 1975 was especially volatile, with bombings in New York City and Washington D.C. early that year and two assassination attempts on US President Gerald Ford.[1] The LaGuardia Airport bomb, at the time, was the single most deadly attack by a non-state actor ever to occur on American soil since the Bath School bombings, which killed 44 people in 1927. It was the deadliest attack in New York City since the Wall Street bombing of 1920, which killed 38, until the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

September 10, 1976  Flight 355 was a domestic Trans World Airlines flight which was hijacked on by five "Fighters for Free Croatia",[1] a group seeking Croatian independence from Yugoslavia. The incident occurred on the same day as the Zagreb mid-air collision, which to date remains Croatia's worst air disaster.  During the hijacking the device at Grand Central Terminal was found and taken to Rodman's Neck Firing Range

June 3, 1980: Bombing of the Statue of Liberty. Croatian "freedom fighters" detonated a bomb inside the museum at theStatue of Liberty, but no one was injured.   bomb impossibly similar to the ones used in both Busic's plot and the LaGuardia attack went off at the base of the freaking Statue of Liberty.

from http://www.cracked.com/article_22198_5-real-supervillain-attacks-america-left-out-history.html


#3. Croatian Nationalists (or Someone) Repeatedly Terrorized America

In December 29, 1975, a massive shrapnel bomb exploded in a locker in the baggage claim of New York's LaGuardia Airport, killing 11 people and injuring 75 more. Despite being the fifth deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil, the case has never been solved, so it is our responsibility to assume it was carried out by COBRA. More intelligent people suspect it was the work of Croatian terrorists aiming to draw attention to their struggle for independence from Yugoslavia, for reasons which will soon become clear.
Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times
Or Decepticons if Trans World is a clue.
In September of the following year, Zvonko Busic (who might very well have been the locker bomber) hijacked TWA flight 355, which was leaving LaGuardia airport. Once in control of the plane, Busic had the pilots radio the ground to announce that he had hidden a giant bomb in Grand Central Station -- because it's best to reveal this sort of information at a time when your chances of being arrested depend heavily on either the police suddenly inventing jetpacks or the existence of Superman.
The police checked up on Busic's outlandish claim to discover that, yes, there totally was a massive bomb in Grand Central Station, tucked away in a subway locker (just like the bomb at LaGuardia airport the previous year). They managed to move the explosive to a bomb range, but it unfortunately detonated, killing an officer in the process. Meanwhile, Busic, still safely pulling strings from his airborne terror throne, began to issue demands to American and French newspapers, insisting that they publish a lengthy Croatian declaration of independence, and that pro-Croatian leaflets be dropped over various major cities, or else he would detonate more bombs that he claimed to have on board. Presumably, no one pointed out to Busic that he had hijacked a plane currently flying over the Atlantic Ocean, so he probably only needed to bring one bomb. He could have freed himself up some luggage space.
Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images News/Getty Images
"Okay, your declaration made the front page of Reddit, and @Midnight posted a pro-Croatian hashtag game.
Now, let the hostages go!" -- how this would have played out in 2015.
When Busic landed in Paris for fuel, police waiting for him on the ground shot out the plane's tires and forced him to surrender. However, the alleged Croatian bombing spree didn't end there -- a few years later, a bomb impossibly similar to the ones used in both Busic's plot and the LaGuardia attack went off at the base of the freaking Statue of Liberty. No one was killed in the blast, but, for whatever reason, the damage to the Statue was left unrepaired for years, possibly because everyone felt some light ankle scarring would give Lady Liberty a more hip, dangerous look.
And, just like the LaGuardia bombing, the case has never officially been solved -- no groups, Croatian or otherwise, have ever taken credit for either bombing. The only thing tying the three cases together is the similarity among the devices used -- Busic never revealed the identity of any co-conspirators, and, after Croatia won its independence in the 1990s, everyone apparently just stopped trying to look for them.

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