Taking Aim
With Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone

Black Ops: The Signature of the Gangster State

April 29, 2003

When U.S. Special Operations forces captured Abu Abbas (Muhammad Zaidan) in Baghdad, April 15, former CIA "counterterrorism" chief Vince Cannistraro, exclaimed, "He's a big catch for us. It's an old score to settle." Abu Abbas, the leader of the Palestine Liberation Front, is considered to be the mastermind of the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro during which 69-year-old wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer was shot and thrown overboard.

What neither the U.S. Pentagon, the CIA, nor the press internationally have revealed when reporting the events - either the hijacking or the recent capture of Abu Abbas - is that the Achille Lauro hijacking was one of many Israeli "black" operations.

Learn more about Israeli and U.S. "black" operations and their connection to the U.S. onslaught against the people's of the Middle East on "Black Ops: The Signature of the Gangster State"