Cold War terrorist calls Osama bin Laden a martyr

The notorious Cold War terrorist is hailing Osama bin Laden as "a martyr".

Updated: May 19, 2011, 22:02 PM IST

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.