A Tale Of Two Terrorists


Terrorist Carlos the Jackal has been back in the news this week, on trial for a 1974 attack at a Paris shopping arcade that killed 2 people.

Ilich Ramirez Sanchez is accused of throwing a hand grenade into a shopping area in the French capital’s Latin Quarter.

The political extremist known as Carlos the Jackal has told a French court he had only one regret about his life as a “professional revolutionary” – that he did not kill people he should have.

Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, once dubbed the world’s most wanted man, appeared in court over a deadly 1974 attack at a Paris shopping arcade.

He is accused of throwing a hand grenade from a mezzanine restaurant onto a shopping area in the French capital’s Latin Quarter. Two people were killed and 34 injured at the Drugstore Publicis.

Known worldwide as Carlos, the 67-year-old is already serving a life sentence in France for a series of murders and attacks he has been convicted of perpetrating or organising in the country on behalf of the Palestinian cause or communist revolution in the 1970s and ’80s.

Two killed in a shopping area – sounds very much like another terror attack from 5 years earlier, only in Jerusalem.

One of the bombings killed 21-year-old Leon Kanner of Netanya and 22-year-old Eddie Joffe of a Tel Aviv suburb, on February 21, 1969. The two were killed by a bomb that was placed in a crowded Jerusalem SuperSol supermarket which the two students stopped in at to buy groceries for a field trip. The same bomb wounded nine others.

One of the perpetrators of the bombing? Rasmea Odeh.

Only unlike Carlos, she was released from prison (in an exchange with the PFLP for the return of a captured IDF soldier), and now lives in the US where she is idolized by so-called liberals and feminists, and defended by the usual scum and villainy.

I am glad Carlos’ trial is in the news right now, around the time Odeh’s involvement in the women’s march has been discussed. Because it provides us with a stark contrast as to how both these terrorists are viewed.

Carlos – widely condemned and reviled (except by those who see him as a hero, such as the palestinians for whom he fought); Rasmea – widely seen as a heroine whose bloody past can be conveniently forgotten, despite the fact she has never even shown remorse for it.

Allow this to serve as a reminder of the hypocrisy and faulty moral compass of those who portray themselves as defenders of human rights, and protectors of liberty and justice.

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A lawyer by education, David Lange - founder and managing editor of Israellycool - found his calling in advocating for Israel and the Jewish people. He is available for public speaking engagements.