Monday, February 12, 2007

Germany Releases Known Terrorist

Another reminder of why Germany sucks:

BERLIN: A German court on Monday ordered the release of Brigitte Mohnhaupt, a leading member of the terrorist Red Army Faction who has spent 24 years in prison for carrying out several kidnappings and murders in the 1970s.

The decision to release her on March 27 set off sharp protests, led by the police union, but was welcomed by several political parties, including the Social Democrats and the Free Democrats.

Will that "progressive" Europe ever learn that the only way to deal with this type of person is capital punishment, or at the least, throw them in jail and toss out the key.

Here's an overview of Mohnhaupt's terrorist activities:
  • 9 June 1972: Mohnhaupt was arrested in Berlin in connection with the RAF and sentenced to a lengthy prison term for involvement with a criminal organisation. During her incarceration, shortly after Ulrike Meinhof's death in prison, she was transferred to Stammheim prison where the majority of other RAF prisoners were being kept. She was released from prison on 8 February 1977, and immediately went back underground and continued her work with the RAF.
  • Mohnhaupt was a major player in the German Autumn, she was involved in the 30 July 1977 killing of banker Jürgen Ponto, chairman of the Dresdner Bank board of directors in Oberursel, Taunus, during a botched kidnapping attempt along with Susanne Albrecht and Christian Klar and was also involved in the kidnap and murder of employer representative Hanns Martin Schleyer.
  • 11 May 1978 Mohnhaupt was rearrested in Yugoslavia, along with Sieglinde Hofmann, Rolf Clemens Wagner, and Peter-Jürgen Boock. However, in November 1978 she was allowed to leave for a country of her choice.
  • 15 September 1981 Mohnhaupt took part in an assassination attempt on US GeneralFrederick Kroesen using an RPG-7 anti-tank rocket. Kroesen only barely survived.
Germany continues to prove that it is no friend of the US.