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. 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.