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Reflections of a repatriated ex-patriot

Friday, February 16, 2007

My bad-ass of the week award goes to:

pilot Ahmedou Mohamed Lemine

Who thawarted a hijacker's attempt to divert his Canary Island bound plane to Paris.
Realizing that the assailant, who had boarded the flight from Mauritania, didn't speak any French, the pilot made an announcement over the intercom to the passangers of his plan to knock him off balance. The hijacker, who may or may not be Mauritanian, was apparently holding a gun to the pilot's head but was knocked off balance by a sudden manouver of bad ass, pilot Lemine. After falling to the cockpit floor and dropping one of his pistols, the crew overpowered the hijacker and poured hot water on that rat-fucker's face. Get the whole account here.

And here's a lesson to all you would be hijacker pricks: If you demand the pilot take you somewhere even at gunpoint, you had damn well better know some of the language of the place you intend to go.

So here's to you, Ahmedou Mohamed Lemine, you're awawman's bad ass of the week.

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