Skip to comments.Terror suspects behind Entebbe affair give themselves up
Posted on 02/04/2007 5:16:05 PM PST by abu afak
After 19 years on the run, German police arrest members of RZ group, which was involved in hijacking Air France plane with dozens of Israelis on board in 1976
Two suspected members of a German left-wing terror group which took part in some of the most notorious hostage dramas of the 1970s have surrendered to authorities after 19 years on the run.
Federal state prosecutors in Karlsruhe said on Sunday that the two suspected members of the "Revolutionaere Zellen" (RZ), or Revolutionary Cells, had given themselves up in December.
RZ members helped Carlos the Jackal take ministers hostage at an OPEC conference in Vienna in 1975. Two RZ members were killed in July 1976 when the Air France plane they helped hijack was stormed by Israeli special forces in Entebbe, Uganda.
The group emerged in the early 1970s from the radical left-wing scene in Germany, which also spawned the Red Army Faction (RAF), also known as the Baader-Meinhof gang.
According to the website of the Interior Ministry of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the RZ were responsible for at least 295 attacks between 1973 and 1995.
German weekly magazine Der Spiegel reported that the two suspects were "a couple"....."
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It'd be a real shame if they were to meet with an "accident".
are we sure it's not 29 years??
Maybe they'll get a chance to watch "The King of Scotland" while they're serving their lengthy prison terms.
Looks like the German govt is not very serious about this ...uh..."arrest."
Don't forget, Germany is on the metric system.
Nineteen (or twenty nine) years on the run, and upon being arrested, they are released from custody?
"My car gets forty rods to the hogshead
and that's the way I likes it!"
November 24, 2003
THE AXIS OF TERROR
Carlos the Jackal pledges alliance to Osama bin Laden
FEW CONVICTED MURDERERS and hijackers accept the label "terrorist." One who does--indeed, who embraces terrorism as among man's "noblest pursuits"--is a Venezuelan now serving a life sentence for murder in France. He is Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, better known as "Carlos the Jackal."
He has just published a book in French to announce his conversion to Islam and present his strategy for "the destruction of the United States through an orchestrated and persistent campaign of terror." Entitled "Revolutionary Islam" (Editions du Rocher, 2003) and published under the name Ilich Ramírez Sánchez-CARLOS, the book urges "all revolutionaries, including those of the left, even atheists," to accept the leadership of Islamists such as Osama bin Laden and so help turn Afghanistan and Iraq into the "graveyards of American imperialism."
Son of a militant Communist, Ilich was sent to Moscow to study at Patrice Lumumba University, an institution set up by the KGB to train terrorists from the Third World. That was in the 1970s, when the most fashionable cause was opposition to the U.S. intervention in Indochina.
Ilich opted for the less fashionable cause of Palestine, and soon moved to Lebanon, where he trained for operations organized by George Habash's People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). (snip)
Germany isn't great about keeping any terrorists in custody...I don't think this is the first time.
Thank you abu afak for the ping.
I'm a little slow tonight. Blame it on football.
I read that article earlier...before FR shut down.
I wonder what Bibi is going to do??
I bet he isn't happy about the terrorists being let go.