***** New York Times Monday, October 16, 2000 National Edition, A 14
"Its Passengers Didn't Know Saudi Airliner Was Hijacked"
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 15 (AP)
...Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 115 from Jidda, Saudi Arabia, to London has been hijacked...
The suspects, identified by Saudi Arabian officials as Faisal al-Biloowi and Ayish al-Faridi, told reporters they hijacked the plane to demand rights for the Saudi people.
"We want to choose our own leaders," Mr. Faridi said. "The time of kings and monarchies is over."... *****
America, you've come a long way from the war of independence, baby!