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Carlos The Jackal Faces The Dock Again And Not Because He Is The Number One Fan Of Bin Laden

By Michelle Duffy     May 4, 2007 in Crime
He is one of the most notorious criminals in of the 20th Century, and once behind bars after found guilty of three murders in 1975, he stands to be on trial again
Ilich Ramirez Sanchez is being tried this time for a series of bombings that happened in the early eighties which killed 11 people and injured over 100 more. A date has yet to be fixed for the trail of the man who organised a gang to take hostage 11 foreign ministers who were involved in exporting petrol.
Carlos the Jackal, as we know him has been in jail for the murders of two French intelligence officers and an informer since being captured and tried in 1997, yet new evidence shows that he also was a terrorist capable of blowing up ordinary civilians.
The 57 year old life server has been forced into the dock again by Jean-Louis Bruguiere who happens to be a French senior anti-terrorism judge who is demanding that Carlos's reign of eighties terror doesn't go amiss. After all, he has already added assassinations and hostage takings to his list. The bombings in question were said to have taken place in 1982; the bombing of a train travelling from Paris to Toulouse in March of that year and an attack targeting the Arab newspaper offices in Paris the following month. In 1983, he blew up Marseilles train station around Christmas time .
In regard to this case, he will be charged with destruction of property and death by using explosive substances.
He is a great fan of Bin Laden offering him the praise of being a 'shining example' to the world, for exactly what, we don't know. Carlos, who has converted to Islam and who resides behind bars somewhere in France says,
"From now on terrorism is going to be more or less a daily part of the landscape of your rotting democracies."
What ever you say, Carlos....
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