Terrorist with Panache?
Reading through some old articles in slate I came across one piece by Christopher Hitchens about the terrorists (should I say revolutionaries) of the yester year. Many of whom were fighting for a better tomorrow. To them some of these acts were an ideological statement and din’t intend to kill or harm anybody. The most amusing of those is this guy – Hermnio da Palma Inacio.
Herminio da Palma Inácio, the Portuguese revolutionary, was perhaps the first hijacker in Europe. He borrowed a Portuguese plane from Morocco during the Salazar dictatorship, made it fly over Lisbon and drop leaflets calling for a free election, took it back to Morocco, presented all the ladies on-board with a rose, apologized for the inconvenience, and deftly disappeared.
Man, what chutzpah!