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When Life Isn't Life

Twenty years ago, Hezbollah terrorists stormed the cockpit and hijacked TWA Flight 847 in a flight from Greece to Rome, forcing it to land in Beirut, Lebanon. During the 17-day hijacking ordeal, the terrorists tortured and then shot US Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem execution style in the temple, whose battered and lifeless body was unceremoniously dumped from high inside the hijacked airliner to the sun-baked tarmac below in a scene played over and over on television sets across the world.

Having arrested one of the Hezbollah hijackers, Mohammed Ali Hamadi, in 1987 when his luggage at a Frankfurt airport was found to have liquid explosives in it, Germany convicted him of murder and air piracy.

He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Last week, Germany released Mohammed Ali Hamadi because "He served his term."

Today, he is in Southern Lebanon, reuniting with Hezbollah terrorists.

US Navy diver Robert Dean Stethem was sentenced to death without the possibility of life.

Today, he is still dead.