Carlos Caged

The capture of the infamous Jackal exposes a past of clumsy terrorist acts, high living and tall tales

He went by a rich variety of aliases: Salim. Andres Martinez. Taurus. Glen Gebhard. Hector Hevodidbon. Michel Assaf. During an infamous career that spanned two decades, Ilyich Ramirez Sanchez used all those names. But the public knew him as Carlos the Jackal, the moniker that best evoked his ruthless, predatory spirit. As he boldly declared in 1975 while holding 11 OPEC ministers hostage in Vienna: "To get anywhere, you have to walk over the corpses." His image is frozen in time in crude black-and-white photos of a pudgy face that seemed menacing in its banality and came to symbolize the world...

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