Stockholm: The notorious Cold War
terrorist Carlos the Jackal is hailing Osama bin Laden as "a
martyr," saying he earned himself a place in history through
his terrorism deeds.
In an interview with Swedish Television the Venezuelan
terrorist says the former al Qaeda leader will still be
remembered in 100 years' time because "of what he has done,
the example he gave."
He says "nobody" will remember President Barack Obama.
Sixty-one-year old Carlos, or Ilich Ramirez Sanchez,
is serving a life sentence in France for killing two French
secret agents and an alleged informer in 1975.
He is also accused of having a role in two 1982
bombings in France.
He claims he met bin Laden as a teen when Ramirez
Sanchez tried to raise funds from wealthy Saudis.
First Published: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 22:02