World: Exporting Violence

As 32 passengers for Trans World Airlines' flight 841 lined up to board their jet in Athens last week, an alert supervisor named Frixos Servetopoulos noticed that two men and a woman were carrying identical brown leather satchels. Feigning routine interest, Servetopoulos inspected one bag, then scurried to call the police. In short order, the three passengers were arrested. Inside their luggage was found an arsenal of pistols, hand grenades and bombs. The three were also carrying mimeographed statements announcing that the airliner was being skyjacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (P.F.L.P.).

Police said the group, led by...

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