Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Jackal Weighs In

Carlos the Jackal, that is:
In the interview with Swedish national television, the Venezuelan terrorist said the former al-Qaida leader will still be remembered in 100 years’ time because “of what he has done, the example he gave.”
The full interview is tonight. In the meantime some bits of historical background:
Arrested in Sudan in 1994 and flown to France, he is now serving a life sentence in the Clairvaux Prison for the murder of two French agents of the DST (counter-intelligence) and an alleged informant.[2] In 2001, he married his lawyer in a Muslim ceremony. Carlos advocates radical Islamism in his book Revolutionary Islam, which expresses support for the terrorist attacks of Osama bin Laden as well as Saddam Hussein for resisting the United States.
If it seems strange he would tie communism, Islamism, and pan Arabism together then you've overlooked their similarities--a totalitarian command-style government that opposes the west.

For the record, former Arab terrorist Mohammed Rashid of the 15 May Organization (currently serving time in a US prison for placing a seat bomb on a Pan Am 747 in 1982) was married to a woman named Christine Pinter, whom he met as a terrorist intern with the German-based Baader-Meinhof Gang. As the Arabs (and some liberals) say, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

So there's no surprise Carlos was rumored to be a KGB agent (due to support from a few Eastern Bloc countries) while simultaneously intermingling with Arab terrorists, only to later praise religious revolutionaries such as bin Laden and pan-Arabists like Saddam. It's all about the struggle--white man's greed in a world of need--and the Jews are the most evil of that lot. Such is why Hugo Chavez defends the Jackal--all revolutionaries love the Palestinian cause.

It gets interesting when considering our current president and the misdirection on Bill Ayers alongside current and past events; feel free to connect your own dots there.


Anonymous said...

We just can’t know whether Bin Laden will maintain any name recognition in the future. There are some notables in the Moslem world, but few of us remember their names. So if we cannot recall the name of the ancient world’s most dangerous terrorist, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, and if people graduating from high school today do not even know who Ronald Reagan was … then we should expect Bin Laden too will fade away into obscurity. I think Ayers would just as soon disappear off the radar screen, while Obama lives for the exposure.

Honestly, I think Frederick Forsyth did more for Carlos' reputation than any of his actual exploits.

A.C. McCloud said...

A lot was attributed to Carlos that probably wasn't his, like the Entebbe incident. The ideology was pretty solid though, and he sided and still sides with anyone who defends Palestine and hates the west, regardless of whether they are religious or atheist. Much of bin Laden's ramblings were also political and rooted in Palestinia, therefore all these clowns are on the same team regardless of any infighting.