Monday, November 7, 2011

Carlos The Jackal On Trial Again

Did you realize that the notorious international terrorist from the 1970s, Carlos 'the Jackal,' is still alive? I didn't.  But he is, apparently, and is now on trial again in France.  I wrote about him HERE a couple of years ago.

French operatives nabbed the fugitive Carlos in the Sudan in 1994 (literally throwing him into a sack), and took him back to Paris, where he has remained imprisoned to this day.  The 62 year old is on now trial again for a string of bombings in 1982 and 1983 that killed 10 people.

Described as "greying" and "defiant" in THIS article from CNN today,  Carlos reminds me a little bit of Marlon Brando in his later years.  You get the feeling that the story was really meant to have ended 20 or 30 years ago.  And the fact that it didn't is sort of awkward for all of us now.

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