Skip to comments.Chavez: Carlos the Jackal 'a good friend'
Posted on 06/01/2006 9:24:45 PM PDT by HAL9000
CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez brought up Carlos the Jackal during a meeting of oil producers Thursday, calling the Venezuela-born terrorist who once took hostages at an OPEC meeting "a good friend."
Carlos, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, gained notoriety during the Cold War for staging a string of bombings and assassinations. He is serving a life sentence for murder in France.
Chavez recalled in his speech how Ramirez once in a letter referred to the Venezuelan leader's 1999 tour of OPEC member states.
He said Carlos, "a good friend," said in the missive from his prison that the tour appeared "hair-raising."
"I will never forget that phrase from Carlos," Chavez said.
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Hmmmm....Possibly Pat Robertson was correct ?
Very correct. I'll quote Democratic Senator Earnest Hollings when he was talking about Saddam Hussein right after 9/11...
"Why don't we just take him out".
Cindy Sheehan, Jimmy Carter, Harry Belafonte, the Congressional Black Caucus, and now Carlos the Jackal, great circle of friends Chavez!
Carlos surely is his fiend..
I always pulled for "The Jackal" in "Day of the Jackal"...
Re: I always pulled for "The Jackal" in "Day of the Jackal"...
Sorry, you have your 'jackals' crossed...
Isn't that painful? I know it will leave a mark...
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks to delegates of the141st Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, meeting in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, June 1, 2006. (AP Photo/Leslie Mazoch)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks during the OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) meeting in Caracas, June 1 2006. OPEC on Thursday prepared to leave oil supply quotas unchanged and keep pumping at full capacity, rejecting a push for a production cut by host Venezuela, the cartel's leading price hawk. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (VENEZUELA)
Possibly, but not relevant to the US. It is up to the Venezuelan People to remove Chavez...by any means determined by them to be fit or necessary...not our Government. The responsibility of our government is to reduce any possible harm that this nut bar can cause.
Now if he commits Causus Beli, that is to say causes harm, against our people, possessions, or property, all bets are (and should be) off.
This guy is a FARC shill.
Carlos the Jackal is the model for the antagonist in several of Robert Ludlum's novels.
Robertson's comment was inappropriate because he is clergy.
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