Islamic Terrorism Timeline
- January 3, 1975: The Arab Communist Organization, an offshoot from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine that operated in Lebanon and Syria, bombed the Jordanian embassy in Damascas.
- January 13, 1975: Carlos the Jackal's first PFLP terrorist act after being promoted for having thrown a grenade into a crowd of shoppers was to bring down an El Al Israeli aircraft in Paris. While the attack was planned for December 1974, the Israelis had gone on strike. When the monetary squabbles were over, it became business as usual for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. On January 13, 1975, Carlos and Johannes Weinrich, a new PFLP accomplice, were sent into action.
Shortly after midday, the wannabe mass murderers were sitting in a rented car at the side of an airport access road waiting for an El Al flight to take off. The plan was to wait until the aircraft was in the air and shoot it down with an RPG-7, a Russian-made bazooka. Weinrich stood at the side of the road and shouldered the weapon. He was clearly visible to a Lufthansa employee who stood at his desk less than fifty feet away. Undisturbed, the Marxist Muslim took aim at the approaching El Al 707 filled with innocent people. When the plane was just over 100 yards away, Weinrich fired, but the rocket missed its target and slammed into a parked car. The warhead did not explode.
The recoil of the second shot, fired in haste, pushed Weinrich and the bazooka backwards smashing their car's windscreen. The rocket streaked toward the airport and passed through a Yugoslav DC-9, which was parked off the side of the tarmac.
Following the failed attack, Carlos and Weinrich sped away to a nearby cemetery where they dumped the vehicle and switched to another, leaving the bazooka behind. A later phone call to the Reuters news agency in Paris claimed responsibility for the attack in the name of Muhammad Boudia. The person making the call promised that, "Next time we will hit our target.".
- January 19, 1975: Four days after the first attack, undaunted by the increased security, the Jackal and three other Palestinian PFLP militants were at the airport rehearsing their next strike. The following Sunday, the Muslim brigade returned to the airport and after retrieving another, less powerful bazooka from its hiding place in a public toilet. They ran out to an observation terrace and prepared to open fire on a fully-loaded El Al jumbo jet that was nearby. Before they could get into position, a security officer on an adjoining rooftop opened fire with a submachine gun. As the crowd ran for cover, one of the Palestinians fired his pistol into the air and threw a grenade at a crowd of people. The Muslim with the RPG, took the weapon from under his coat and aimed it at the jet full of Jews. By this time was 400 yards away, preparing for takeoff. Fortunately, for those onboard, it was too far away for an effective shot.
To make their escape, the Islamic terrorists ran into the passenger lounge firing their pistols while tossing more grenades. Life didn't mean much to those engaged in the Popular Front to Liberate Palestine. The Jackal, being a sly fox, was not among the Palestinians, as he had slipped away when the shooting had started.
Shortly after the Muslim militants entered the lounge, they were intercepted by a security patrol. After a short gunfight, eight people, including one of the security officers, lay seriously wounded while the terrorists selected hostages and barricaded themselves in a toilet. In all, they succeeded in taking ten hostages including a priest, a four-year-old girl and a pregnant woman.
Ten hours later, after another round of negotiations, the French government surrendered again and supplied a Boeing 707 to fly the Palestinians unharmed to Baghdad in return for the hostages. Annoyed by yet another failed attack, Carlos and Moukharbal flew to London and on to Paris to lie low and make plans for the next phase of their campaign.
Carlos remained in Paris and spent his time finding new locations to stash his ever growing arsenal of weapons. Moukharbal was making regular field trips to PFLP headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon. In the wake of Jordan's Palestinian massacre, Beirut had become the capitol of the PLO and PFLP. On June 7th, 1975, during one such trip, the Lebanese police arrested Moukharbal at Beirut airport, as he was about to return to Paris. In his possession they found detailed notes on the movements of several prominent politicians and business identities in Paris and London. Anxious to connect Moukharbal to terrorist activities, the Beirut police asked a former French DST officer who was resident in Lebanon, to conduct the interrogation. After questioning the prisoner for two days, the French learned that Moukharbal was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and worked for a man called George Habash. During the interview, he also mentioned another man he called "Nourredine." When asked for further information, Moukharbal told them that Nourredine was a "hit man and a killer.".
Moukharbal was released on June 13th and put on a plane to Paris, supposedly unaware that an undercover Lebanese policeman was tailing him. When the flight arrived in Paris, the Lebanese officer pointed Moukharbal out to a French DST team waiting at the airport. He caught a cab to the Latin Quarter and entered a small apartment building. A short time later, Moukharbal left with a muscular man carring a suitcase. The DST agents took photographs, but then called off the surveillance.
On June 20, "supposedly under constant observation," Moukharbal left Paris and traveled to London. Realizing too late that their man had slipped away, the DST notified London's Special Branch and had him picked up and sent back to Paris. On his arrival at Calais, Moukharbal was taken into custody and questioned by members of the Renseignments Generaux, the French domestic intelligence agency. Initially, Moukharbal refused to cooperate with his captors but seven days later, after being threatened with expulsion to Beirut and told that "his superiors were not impressed that he had talked to the Lebanese police," Moukharbal consented and gave the French "FBI" the information they sought regarding "Nourredine." That is, except the most valuable piece, that Nourredine was actually his second in command, "Carlos the Jackal.".
He told them that Nourredine, the "hit man and killer," often visited the home of one of his girlfriends. Acting on the information, Commissaire Herranz and three officers drove there with Moukharbal. The Jackal was in his girlfriend's lair, entertaining several Venezuelan co-eds. He was inebriated in the bathroom, we are told, with one of the girls, "showing her his pistol.".
The police attempted to question Carlos but he resisted and threatened to call his embassy to complain. (Muslims, thanks to OPEC, have money, and with enough money, one can buy most politicians.) As things became heated, Carlos went back to the bathroom, retrieved his pistol, and slid it down his trousers. Returning, Carlos offered the officers drinks and asked one of the women to sing and dance for them. The atmosphere in the tiny flat became more relaxed until another agent entered the room with Moukharbal. When asked if he could identify "Nourredine," he raised his arm and pointed to his partner in crime.
The Jackal immediately drew his pistol and shot Moukharbal in the neck. Next he swung the gun towards Herranz and shot him, also in the neck. With deadly precision, Carlos shot the two remaining French detectives before making his escape into the street by way of the adjoining apartment. Later, a badly wounded Herranz, was taken to a hospital. He was the only survivor.
Ironically, prior to the shooting, the French authorities had no knowledge of Carlos or his activities. But now the eyewitness account provided by Herranz, gave them enough information to initiate one of the biggest manhunts in history.Of course, the French were as effective in this "war against terrorism" as they were in fighting former foes.
Within days of the attack, while the authorities were busy rounding up anyone who had even the slightest connection to the Jackal, Carlos made a late night visit to the home of an old girlfriend and retrieved several documents including a Chilean passport that he used to make his escape to Beirut via Brussels.
On his return to Lebanon, Carlos was received as a conquering hero for his achievements in Paris. He convinced Haddad that he had executed Moukharbal for betraying the cause; a fact confirmed when a former Mossad agent revealed that Moukharbal had provided the information that had resulted in the death of Muhammad Boudia, the man who had helped plan the murder of Jewish athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. Blood dripping from his hands, the Jackal was on the cusp of demonstrating just how bad a good Muslim can be.
- January 28, 1975: The Arab Communist Organization claimed credit for bombing the British-owned Spinney's Center department, because Spinney's had failed to respond to its previous demands to distribute food in the ACO's name.
- February 11, 1975: The Arab Communist Organization claimed responsibility for a bomb that exploded at the Tyre branch office of the American Life Insurance Company to protest against Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's Middle Eastern tour.
- February 17, 1975: The 11-year old son of Robert Walker, a chaplain and professor of culture at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, was injured by a hand grenade booby trap attached to his father's car.
- February 27, 1975: The June 2 German terrorist group kidnapped Peter Lorenz, a prominent Christian Democratic Union Party mayoral candidate. Although the group was not Muslim, any terrorist willing to kidnap and kill, especially Christians and Jews, was a friend of the Islamic states. The terrorists were granted amnesty in Aden, South Yemen. The South Yemen Foreign Ministry assured the terrorists the right to stay in full freedom and without limitation in Aden.
- March 1975: Saud dictator, King Faisal was assassinated by more fundamentally Islamic (Salafi Wahhabist) members of his own family for not sufficiently supporting Muslim militancy against Christians and Jews. He was thought to be too sympathetic to the infidel countries that were making him rich.
- March 5, 1975: Two boats filled with 8 Palestinian Al Fatah militants landed on the coast of Israel, proceeded on foot to Tel Aviv, and stormed the Savoy Hotel. The original target of the attack was reportedly the Tel Aviv Municipality Youth Center. However, the Muslims encountered several policemen on their way to the Youth Center. While fleeing the policemen, the terrorists killed two officers and seized the Savoy Hotel. The terrorists took the guests and employees hostage and reportedly demanded a plane to Syria with which to leave with their hostages. They also demanded that the French, Greek, Vatican, or UN ambassador be brought in as a guarantor of the deal and demanded the release of ten prisoners, including the Greek Catholic Archbishop of Jerusalem, Most Reverend Hillarion Capucci, in jail for arms smuggling. They later reduced their demand to safe passage for themselves. On the morning of March 6, Israeli troops stormed the Hotel and the stand-off ended with eight civilian hostages, three Israeli soldiers, and seven gunmen killed in the attack. Between six and twelve civilians and six soldiers, were injured. The attack occurred on the eve of a visit by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to the Middle East to assist in peace negotiations. The terrorists stated that the attack was intended to serve as notice to the Israeli government and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger that there could be no Middle East peace settlement with the Palestinians.
- April 1975: While it's not a directly related event, the fall of Saigon to the Communists caused Americans to recognize that the blood of 55,000 United States troops had been spilled for naught. At a time America needed to deal with the funding mechanism of its real enemy, Islam, the U.S. became isolationist and demoralized.
Americans squandered the lessons of Vietnam. The nation is blindly repeating the same mistakes in Iraq. For example, the Gulf of Tonkin incident used by President Johnson to solicit Congressional approval for the Vietnam War, never occurred. But once it was learned that the attack on an American warship was a fable, and Congress was committed, the war was justified by saying that the establishment of a free and democratic state in South Vietnam would thwart communist designs to take over that part of the world. Actually, it inspired and aided them. In truth, during the Vietnam era, American corporations and politicians were funding the communist regimes in China and the USSR which were equipping the militias that were killing American troops. In Iraq, the same thing is happening by way of an American corporate and political alliance with the OPECers.
In history repeating itself, the Iraq war was also justified by a myth, in this case the alleged purchase of uranium from Niger that Saddam Hussein might one day use to nuke America. Yet the excuse for war was known to be untrue at the time it was used to illicit Congressional approval. But when there were no weapons of mass destruction, Americans were told that establishing a free and democratic country in Iraq would cause the tyrannies to tumble, making a more peaceful Middle East. And yet by turning a secular government into an Islamic one, the U.S. did the opposite. Iraq has manufactured more terrorists as a result and the country under Sharia law will be far less free than it was before.
In Vietnam and Iraq, America toppled existing governments, only to see their replacements fail. Violence escalated into civil war - conflicts that devastated the civilian populations. In both cases, the exit strategy became the training and equipping of the citizenry to protect themselves. Yet the equipping and training of 250,000 native troops consistently did more harm than good.
In Iraq, as in Vietnam, American troops were put in a battle in which the enemy didn't wear uniforms. It was impossible to tell friend from foe. And every bomb Americans dropped, and every shot they fired, manufactured a hundred combatants for every one that was killed. In fact, in both places, the Americans became the target of a vicious, low tech, guerilla hit and run campaign that caused tens of thousands of casualties.
President Johnson was recorded less than a year into the Vietnam War, after only 5,000 of what would ultimately be 55,000 American casualties, saying: "I know that there is no way to win this goddamn war but I can't get out of it either. America will not tolerate a president who retreats in defeat." So he, like George Bush, was willing to allow more Americans to die so that he could save face. There have been over 20,000 casualties in Iraq, with over 2,600 of the wounded dead. How many more will die and be mutilated before the nation realizes that Iraq, like Vietnam, was a mistake - a war that cannot be won.
Unthinking Republicans plaster their cars with stickers which say "support our troops" while they rally around thoughtless slogans like "don't cut and run," and "honor those who have died by staying the course." It is what happened in Vietnam. And as a result the lives of 55,000 young men and women were squandered because the nation would not hold its politicians accountable.
By not understanding what the religion of man, socialist secular humanism, does to one's moral perspective, Americans stayed the course in Vietnam until "Peace with Honor" was achieved. But because Communists, like Muslims, think that deceiving one's enemy is good, the agreement proved worthless. Within weeks of America's departure from Vietnam the country was in worse shape than the nation found it. The same condition will reoccur in Iraq. No matter when the American troops leave, Iraq will be an Islamic state run by Shiite clerics from Iran. There is nothing that can be done to stop that from happening. Iraq became a lose-lose scenario the moment the OPEC cartel was allowed to flex its muscles and feed Muslim militancy.
- April 11, 1975: The Arab Communist Organization bombed the American Life Insurance Company again. This time in Kuwait.
- April 13, 1975: Palestinian gunmen opened fire at a congregation outside a Maronite church in Ain El Rummaneh, a Christian suburb of Beirut. Later in the day, members of the Christian Phalange Party ambushed a bus filled with Palestinians that had overrun a check point, claiming 26 dead. According to the Phalange version of events, the bus contained Palestinian Arab Liberation Front guerillas who were armed and firing weapons. Some PLO accounts describe the passengers as civilians and other reports as guerrilla trainees. However, the Phalangist version was confirmed by Abd al-Rahim Ahmad of the Palestinian Arab Liberation Front (ALF) who stated in an interview on December 28, 1986, that those on the bus were indeed armed Palestinian ALF members. That night, mortar shells slammed into Ayn ar Rummanah. The next day saw hit and run raids against the Lebanese Army by Palestinian groups led by the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) and also fighting between the Phalangists and the Palestinians, which resulted in around 35 deaths. Two days later, a full artillery duel had started in Beirut. One of Lebanon's many ceasefires was announced on April 16, but was not to last. Within the next couple of days, heavy fighting resumed between the Palestinian forces and the Lebanese Front. Kamal Jumblatt and his leftist allies voiced continuous support for the Palestinians.
- May 20, 1975: Three terrorists shot and killed two U.S. Air Force officers in Tehran - Colonel Paul R. Shaffer, Jr. and Lieutentant Colonel John H. Turner. Ten terrorists in the conspiracy were sentenced to death by firing squad on January 1, 1976. An eleventh defendant, one of two women in the group, was sentenced to solitary confinement for 15 years. These terrorists also admitted to the 1973 slaying of Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Hopkins.
- May 31, 1975: The Arab Communist Organization bombed the ITT offices in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.
- June 15, 1975: Four members of the Arab Liberation Front, an Iraqi-backed organization led by Abdul Wahab Kayyali, attacked the cooperative farm village of Kfar Yuval, holding a family hostage. The group demanded the release of twelve prisoners, including the Greek Catholic archbishop of Jerusalem, Hilarion Capucci - a convicted arms dealer and ardent champion of the Palestinian cause. The Israelis refused the group's demands and stormed the house, killing all four terrorists. Also killed was the father of the family. His brother-in-law died in the original takeover in which six persons were wounded, including his wife and son.
- June 19, 1975: The Palestinian group, Organization of Revolutionary Socialist Action, seized U.S. Army Colonel Ernest Morgan from a taxicab. The group was previously known as the Revolutionary Lebanese Socialist Organization and operated under the Lebanese wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. It is involved with the Palestinians' Rejection Front, now financed by Libya and led by the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front, which opposes efforts to negotiate a settlement in the Middle East. Colonel Morgan was released after 12 days of captivity when an anonymous donor met the terrorists' demands.
- June 27, 1975: A German politician was kidnapped in West Berlin by Islamic terrorists. The German government released five of their comrades and allowed the religious gang to fly to Yemen.
- July 2, 1975: A special French police captain, two members of his squad, and Michael Moukarbel, a Lebanese guerrilla who was under arrest, were killed in the Latin Quarter near the Sorbonne in Paris by Carlos the Jackal. Mr. Moukarbel had been arrested for taking part in the bazooka attack at Orly Airport last January. The search for Carlos led to inquiries in 10 countries. The incident gradually shed light on an international terrorism network of Palestinians, Germans, Japanese, Turks, and possibly others. It served to connect a series of attacks and bombings in several countries over the previous few years.
- July 3, 1975: A carload of terrorists from the Islamic People's Strugglers terrorist group swerved in front of a U.S. embassy automobile and opened fire, killing a young Iranian employee of the embassy. It was the third employee of the embassy assassinated in a six-week period. The two gunmen admitted to involvement in the May 20 shooting of the two U.S. Air Force officers in Tehran.
- July 4, 1975: A Palestinian terrorist bomb exploded among a crowd of Israeli shoppers in Jerusalem, Israel, killing 13 persons and wounding 72. The General Command of the Palestinian Revolution attributed the attack to a group calling itself the Martyr Farid al Boubaly Brigade.
- July 9, 1975: Palestinians bombed an Israeli oil pipeline running from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean at a pumping station near Eilat.
- August 26, 1975: A Japanese stewardess employed by Lufthansa was kidnapped by terrorists from the Moro National Liberation Front. She was released after ransom was paid. The Moro National Liberation Front admitted to the kidnapping during the hijacking of a Japanese freighter in Sept 1975.
- September 15, 1975: Five armed terrorists from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine forced their way into the Egyptian embassy in Madrid, Spain. They threatened to blow up the embassy and kill the ambassador, Mahmoud Abdul Ghaffar, and his aides, unless Egypt refrained from signing documents for an accord with Israel, that Egyptian officials proclaim that their Sinai pact with Israel was a betrayal to the Egyptian and Arab peoples, and that Egypt leave the accord negotiations in Geneva, The terrorists flew with their hostages to Algeria where they turned themselves over to Algerian authorities, who in turn handed the terrorists over to the care of the PLO (who of course gave them a stern talking to).
- October 4, 1975: Three Arab Muslim terrorists attacked the Beirut airport in an apparent attempt to hijack an airplane and take Egyptian passengers as hostages in protest of the Egyptian-Israeli Sinai accord. Three persons were killed and 14 wounded. Security forces killed one gunman and wounded and captured two others. A fourth gunman, driver of the car that carried the group to the airport, was later turned over to the police by the security arm of the PLO. The Palestinian Revolutionary Command further tried to cover their tracks by pinning the attacks on the "Rejectionist Front." This was all suspicious since the group, typically more than eager to take credit for such a statement of terror, did not own up to the event.
- October 11, 1975: The Arab Communist Organization bombed the National Bank of Chicago in Beirut, Lebanon as part of their demand for the release of a Lebanese Muslim sentence to death for the seizure of the Beirut branch of the Bank of America in October 1973.
- October 25, 1975: Two Scandinavian diplomats and a French diplomat were kidnapped in a raid on a popular hotel in central Beirut after gunmen shot their way into their rooms.
- October 26-7, 1975: Islamic terrorists carried out a handful of kidnappings and armed attacks against US reporters to serve as a warning for how anti-Islamic reporting would be received.
- October 27, 1975: A 33-pound car bomb was set off in front of Jerusalem's Eyal Hotel, causing major damage to the hotel and surrounding shops and seriously wounding at least 8 people.
- November 13, 1975: Two Palestinian al-Sai'ga terrorists held 5 workers at the PanAm hangar at Beirut International Airport at gunpoint. They were intercepted by Israeli Army troops who killed the terrorists after they refused to surrender.
- November 13, 1975: A terrorist bomb was detonated in Jerusalem's main shopping street in Zion square. 6 people were killed and 40 were wounded. Al Fatah's and the Martyr George Haddad Unit of the DFLP fought over credit for the murders.
- November 14, 1975: The PLO detonated a bomb in Jerusalem killing 53-year-old Lola Nunberg and 5 other people. 38 others are severely wounded.
- November 20, 1975: Three members of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) broke into a school dormitory at Ramat Magshimim in Golan Heights, Israel. They stood students against the wall and began shooting them in the back. A survivor fled to warn others on the farming settlement. The terrorists, armed with submachine guns and hatchets, killed three and wounded another before escaping into Syria.
- November 21, 1975: A PFLP terrorist, keeping with the new axe trend in Islamic terrorism, hacked American-Israeli Michael Nadler to death in Israel while attacking students in the Golan Heights.
- November 24, 1975: A British businessman was fatally shot by Muslim Arab gunmen in Beirut, Lebanon who apparently mistook him for an American.
- November 26, 1975: Six Muslims who claimed allegiance to the defunct National Socialist Party and were followers of former Prime Minister Sheik Mujibur Rahman of the Muslim Awami League party, attacked the Indian High Commissioner (ambassador) as he arrived for work, shooting him in the right shoulder. Guards killed four of the terrorists and wounded the other two.
- November 28, 1975: On this day, the Roman Catholic population of East Timor declared their independence from Portugal. Nine days later, Indonesian Muslims, aided and abetted by the United States, perpetrated one of the most horrific genocides in modern history - killing one out of every four people on the Island over the course of the next two decades.
Since a quarter of a million people have lost their lives in the ongoing Islamic siege on the Christians of East Timor, let's honor the dead by recalling their story. East Timor is located the eastern half of Timor Island in the Archipelago of Indonesia. About the size of Connecticut, it was colonized in the mid-16th century by the Portuguese sailors. The Dutch, skirmishing with the Portuguese, took control of the western portion of the Island in the mid-19th century. Imperial Japan occupied East Timor in the 1940s, after which Portugal reestablished control. As a footnote to history, the valiant fight to the death of 50,000 East Timor soldiers in World War II is what stopped Imperial Japan from invading Australia - and possibly winning the war.
On December 7th, the tiny nation of 775,000 Christians was invaded by Islamic Indonesian troops deploying American weapons. Using military force, not unlike Saddam's move into Kuwait in the early '90s, East Timor was incorporated into Indonesia in July 1976.
During what the CIA calls "Indonesia's pacification campaign" in the '70s, '80s, and '90s, nearly 250,000 civilians were slaughtered - 90% of whom were Roman Catholics. Only four percent of the population of East Timor is Islamic. The remaining 6% is split between Protestants, Buddhists, and Animists.
The genocide on these heroic, and yet defenseless Catholics by politicized Muslims began under the Ford administration, it was most pronounced during the Jimmy Carter years, but continued during the Reagan and Bush administrations, culminating violently during Clinton's tawdry affair.
The assault commenced when Suharto was dictator of Indonesia. After murdering as many as 700,000 Indonesian political rivals following his 1965 coup, Suharto turned with a vengeance on East Timor a decade later. In the years 1977 through 1980 200,000 Roman Catholics were murdered, but we know very little about this massacre since the slaughter didn't interest the Republican Ford, the Democratic Carter or the liberal media - after all it was only Christians dying.
The fact is, America was complicit in the murders. The nation provided the hardware and training used to butcher hundreds of thousands of people in both nations. And the reasons for this assistance were as crude as OPEC. Islamic Indonesia was drenched in oil and Christian East Timor was not. Further, the primary independence movements in both Indonesia and East Timor was leftist leaning, so killing the socialists was consistent with American foreign policy. The mass murders were funded with IMF and World Bank loans and direct American aid. It is a horrible bloodstain on the fabric of the nation that considers itself moral.
On December 6th, 1975, one day before the genocide began, President Gerald Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger visited Suharto in Jakarta, Indonesia. During that exchange, the Muslim dictator told the Americans that he would prevail against the fanaticism of Communism in East Timor while the Americans had failed in Vietnam, because "We are fortunate and already have a fanatical national ideology" - meaning that Islam was as fervent and violent as socialism. While he was right regarding the violent and fanatical nature of Islam and Communism, he was wrong in his prediction because he did not account for the fact that Islam is worse than Communism in that it completely destroys everything it infects.
During the visit, Suharto told Ford and Kissinger: "We want your understanding if we deem it necessary to take rapid and drastic action with regard to the related problem of Timor." Ford replied, "We will understand and will not press you on the issue." Henry Kissinger agreed but warned Suharto that even with American diplomatic silence "You know that the use of U.S.-made arms could create problems. So while we could construe it as self-defense, it is important that whatever you do succeeds quickly. That way we should be able to influence the reaction in America and there would be less of a chance of people talking in an unauthorized way. We understand your problem and your need to move quickly. If you have already made plans we will do our best to keep everyone quiet.".
That quote is one of a million reasons I have come to see America as a one-party system. The Council on Foreign Relations furnishes both Republican and Democratic candidates and then supplies most every senior government official. The amoral organization, the vanguard or the New World Order, is a Fascist institution masquerading as socialist secular humanists. These elitists partner with Islam because the religion is the most effective repressive totalitarian tool ever devised by man. Today's "War on Terror" in Afghanistan and Iraq was masterminded by the CFR and their counterpart in the United Kingdom.
In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle on November 9th, two days after the invasion, a returning Gerald Ford told columnist Jack Anderson: "The U.S. national interest had to be on the side of Indonesia." When the United Nations convened on December 11th to condemn the invasion, the United States abstained. Worse, America's UN ambassador maneuvered behind the scenes to resist forcing Indonesia to give up its conquest. Ford's National Security Adviser, Brent Scowcroft said, "It made no sense to antagonize the Indonesians. East Timor was not a viable entity." To these men, oil was more important than people. It still is which is why American is sacrificing lives for it in Afghanistan and Iraq while partnering with Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
America's leaders had not only given their approval for what would turn out to be the murder of a quarter of a million Christians by Muslims, they had said that they would keep a lid on the story. The independence of an emerging Christian nation was sacrificed to the will of a dictatorial Islamic regime by an immoral American government. If you are a patriot, sorry, but that is the unvarnished truth.
Indonesian paratroopers landed in Dili, East Timor the next day, and commenced killing. While the death toll ranges from 150,000 to 250,000, Roman Catholic Church officials claim the higher number while the perpetrators allege the lower. I am not a proponent of the Roman Catholic Church, but they are more credible than a murderous Islamic dictatorial regime.
I do not want to give the impression that all of the killings were perpetrated by the Indonesian Army because they had help. Islamic terrorist organizations like Jamaah Islamiyah played a significant role, and so did the United States, France, and the United Kingdom.
Since America has made a career out of helping Muslims kill millions of non-Muslims in places like Indonesia, East Timor, the Sudan, Uganda, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, to name a few recent examples, let's examine some contemporaneous political commentary on this immoral affair.
In a cable sent by the Australian Ambassador Woolcott on August 17th, 1975, we find: "The United States might have some influence on Indonesia at present, as Indonesia really wants and needs United States assistance in its military re-equipment program. But U.S. Ambassador David Newsom told me last night that he is under instructions from Kissinger personally not to involve himself in discussions on Timor with the Indonesians on the ground that the United States is involved in enough problems of greater importance overseas at present. The State Department, we understand, instructed the embassy to cut down its reporting on Timor.... Ambassador Newsom's present attitude is that the U.S. should keep out of the Timor situation and allow events to take their course. His somewhat cynical comment to me was that if Indonesia was to intervene the United States would hope they would do so 'effectively, quickly and not use our equipment.'".
In January 1976, a month after the genocide began, the U.S. State Department confirmed: "In terms of the bilateral relations between the U.S. and Indonesia, we are more or less condoning the incursion into East Timor.".
Daniel Patrick Moynihan who was the U.S. ambassador at the UN during the crucial early years of the massive slaughter, said later in his memoirs: "The United States wished things to turn out as they did in East Timor and worked to bring this about. The Department of State desired that the UN prove utterly ineffective in whatever measures it undertook. This task was given to me and I carried it out with no inconsiderable success." This immoral and rotten soul was proud of the role he and America played in the annihilation of a quarter of a million lives because it made the United Nations appear impotent.
In his memoirs, Moynihan cites reports that "within two months some 60,000 people had been killed, 10% of the population, almost the proportion of casualties experienced by the Soviet Union during the Second World War." A sign of the success, he added, was that within a year "the subject disappeared from the press." As it did, as the invaders intensified their assault. Atrocities peaked as Moynihan was writing in 1977-78. Relying on a new flow of advanced military equipment from the Carter "Human Rights" Administration, the Indonesian military carried out a devastating attack against the hundreds of thousands who had fled to the mountains, driving the survivors to Indonesian control. It was then that Church sources in East Timor confirmed that 200,000 had been killed.
It pains me to say this since I despise the politics and agenda of the United Nations, but in the case of East Timor the UN was consistently right and the U.S. was consistently wrong. And this was not a game. It was genocide.
While it did not make the nightly news, information regarding the magnitude of the assault was available to these men. Sixty days after the Islamic invasion began, on February 15th, 1976, the New York Times reported: "60,000 people have already been killed." Six weeks later, on April 1st, 1976, the Melbourne Age quoted Indonesian Foreign Minister Adam Malik saying: "50,000 people or perhaps 80,000 might have been killed during the war in Timor, but we saved 600,000 of them." Australia came to the aid of East Timor not once, but twice because thirty years earlier, East Timor had come to the aid of Australia.
In March, 1977, Congressional hearings were held on "allegations of genocide committed by the Indonesian forces against the population of East Timor.'" The best informed person to testify was James Dunn. He had been the Australian consul to East Timor between 1962 and 1964 and had led an aid mission in October and November of 1975. He reported: "According to accounts from Timorese refugees and reports from within Indonesia itself, the move to annex this territory has been a brutal operation, marked by the wanton slaughter of possibly between 50,000 and 100,000 Timorese. In his final statement, Chairman Donald Fraser observed: "U.S. arms were used in all of what happened and continue to be used today. There is a degree of complicity here by the U.S. that I really find to be quite disturbing.".
American weapons make up 90% of the invading Indonesian arsenal that was brought to bear on the Catholics. While administration officials claimed that the United States had imposed a six-month arms ban in response to the invasion, they were lying. The U.S. Congress was told in its February 1978 hearings, that at least four separate offers of military equipment were made to the Indonesian government during the January to June 1976 period of supposed administrative suspension.
The supplied equipment consisted mainly of munitions and parts for OV-10 Broncos. These planes were specially designed for counterinsurgency operations against forces without anti-aircraft weapons - that is to say "civilian targets." The OV-10s were totally useless for defending Indonesia from a foreign enemy.
The U.S. government furnished over 250 million dollars of military assistance to Indonesia during the climax of the genocide, mostly because the Carter Administration accelerated the arms flow in late 1977 when Indonesia began running out of military supplies. The New York Times reported in July 1977: "The Carter Administration has requested a sizable increase in military assistance to Indonesia in the 1978 fiscal year.".
Vice President Mondale visited Jakarta in May 1977 to discuss Indonesia's requests for additional military and economic assistance. While there, he discovered that the A-4 ground-attack bombers requested by Indonesia were effective killing machines. The Islamic mass murderers wanted more of them so Mondale placed some hurried phone calls back to Washington and a few hours later, the Vice President was given the discretionary authority to grant the delivery of more aircraft.
On October 8, 1977, the Australian reported: "30,000 Indonesian troops are still roaming East Timor slaying men, women and children in an attempt to end the persistent but hopeless liberation war." The newspaper said: "In the last months of 1977, Indonesia intensified its assault. This was made possible by American assistance" - billions of dollars worth of aid and arms.
The Australian provided this chilling overview: "After the invasion in December 1975, armed resistance prevented the Indonesian armed forces from gaining control over the country until 1979. Indonesia's campaign of encirclement and annihilation in 1977 through 1979 achieved its goal due to substantial supplies from the U.S. in 1976 and 1977 of OV10-Broncos, Lockheed C-130 transport planes, 45 Cadillac Cage V-150 commando armored vehicles equipped with .50 caliber machine-guns, mortars and cannon launchers, and a huge quantity of assault rifles, machine-guns, automatic pistols and communications equipment. This enabled the invaders to devastate areas where most of the population was holding out. There were huge casualties, an estimated 200,000 deaths in a population of 700,000, caused by heavy bombing and war-related famine and disease. This was followed by the enforced re-settlement of most surviving Timorese in strategic settlements under Indonesian Army control.".
Father Leoneto Vieira do Rego, a Portuguese priest who spent three years in the mountains of East Timor, before surrendering to Indonesia in January 1979, estimated that over 200,000 people had been killed during the first four years of the war. He told the Boston Globe: "The second phase of the bombing was late 1977 to early 1979, with modern aircraft. This was the firebombing phase which was so devastating. Prior to this time, people could still find a way live. But the result of the full-scale incendiary bombing was genocide and mass starvation." The modern aircraft and the firebombs were American.
The Christian Science Monitor reported: "The Indonesians attacked relentlessly with infantry and with U.S.-supplied armed reconnaissance planes known as the OV-10 Broncos." The Fretilin resistance movement charged that the U.S. did more than just provide material assistance. A UPI report from Sydney on June 19, 1978 revealed: "American military advisers and mercenaries fought alongside Indonesian soldiers against the resistance in two battles. In the meantime, American pilots are flying OV-10 Bronco aircraft for the Indonesian Air Force in bombing raids against the liberated areas under Fretilin control.".
More Roman Catholics would die at the hands of Muslims wielding American weapons. 1979 did not bring an end to the conflict. In their final retreat in 1999, Muslim militants supported by the Indonesian Army deployed a scorched earth policy that destroyed 70% of East Timor's homes, businesses, and infrastructure. Rest assured, we will return to the haunting tale of Timor. (For the next update, see October 1990.).
- December 21, 1975: The OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria was raided by Carlos the Jackal and his PFLP associates, calling themselves Arm of the Arab Revolution. 3 people were killed and 63 were taken hostage. The Islamic Arm of the Arab Revolution read a statement on Austrian television regaling their cause and demanding a ransom and an airplane. The kidnapping murderers escaped after receiving a jet and $40 million in cash. It was the Islamic version of an IPO.
Having proved himself in Haddad's eyes, Carlos was encouraged to select a new team to assist him with an attack that was not only ambitious but also dangerous. Carlos traveled to Frankfurt and selected two West Germans, Wilfred Bose and Joachim Klein. Their mission would strike a resounding blow for the Palestinian cause: they would use kidnap and ransom, two of Muhammad's favorite ploys, to increase funding. The plan was to attack the headquarters of the Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna by force, ransoming the crude ministers in attendance back to the OPECers. Four others made up the remainder of the team: Gabriele Krocher-Tiedemann, a German woman, who had been jailed two years earlier after shooting a policeman, two Palestinians and a Lebanese Muslim known only by their codenames, Joseph, Khalid and Yussef.
After preparing the weapons, Carlos flew to Aden for a final briefing from Haddad and the PFLP. He returned to Europe via Switzerland and took a train to Austria where he booked himself into a plush suite at the Vienna Hilton. At Carlos's insistence, team meetings were held in luxury restaurants. At one such meeting, Carlos informed his team that any hostage or bystander who resisted or caused a problem would be executed on the spot. Klein disagreed arguing that such a move would cause panic. The pair argued the point for hours before they realized that the other patrons in the restaurant could hear their raised voices, and the details of their plan. But no one seemed to care.
On Friday, December 19th, Carlos met with a Muslim coconspirator, a member of the secret service for one of the OPEC ministers. A short time later, he returned carrying two large bags containing M-16 rifles, P38 revolvers, Skorpion machine pistols, and fifteen kilos of explosives. After spending most of the evening cleaning and preparing the weapons, the team was ready.
On Sunday morning, Carlos, Klein, Krocher-Tiedemann and the three Arabs, left carrying the weapons and explosives in sports bags. After a short tram ride, they arrived at the seven-story building that housed the OPEC headquarters in Vienna. At 11:30 Carlos entered the lobby and, after greeting two young policemen at the door, beckoned for the rest of the team to follow. Once they reached the top of the staircase, the terrorists removed their weapons and ran towards the reception area outside the conference, spraying bullets. Two Austrian policemen stood guard, providing the only security on the floor.
As the Muslims approached the security guards, inspector Tichler grabbed the barrel of Carlos's automatic pistol and attempted to disarm him, but Carlos was too strong for the sixty-year-old. Krocher-Tiedemann (KT) then walked behind the officer and asked him if he was a policeman. When he replied yes, she fired a bullet into the back of his neck that tore a hole through his throat. Fatally wounded, Tichler's dying body was then placed in an elevator and sent to the ground floor. Returning from the elevator, Miss KT struggled for a while with the second guard, ultimately firing a shot into his brain.
While the lady terrorist was carrying out her second execution in as many minutes, Carlos grabbed inspector Janda and forced him along the corridor towards the inner office. Unaware that Janda was a policeman; Carlos pushed his prisoner into an abandoned office and locked the door. Janda found a phone and called headquarters: "OPEC attack. Shooting with machine-pistols." The urgency of the call was intensified by the sounds of gunfire from the hallway as Carlos executed a Libyan economist who had tried to disarm him.
After shooting his latest victim four times, Carlos entered the conference room, firing a volley of shots. As the occupants ducked for cover, he identified Saudi Sheik Yamani and approached him, speaking sarcastically. When he located the Venezuelan oil minister, he engaged him in friendly chatter. It was at that time that Yamani realized that his masked attacker was Carlos, a problem since he was aware that the PFLP had previously plotted to assassinate him.
While the Jackal and his accomplice were questioning their prisoners, three members of Vienna's Special Forces entered the foyer of the building. They were greeted by the gruesome site of inspector Tichler's body protruding from the elevator. The men, dressed in helmets and bullet-proof vests and carrying Uzi sub-machine guns, then made their way up the stairs only to be greeted by a volley of bullets from Klein and Joseph. The special forces returned fire, wounding Joachim Klein in the stomach and thigh. Seemingly unaffected by his wounds, Klein shouted, "Get out or everyone will be killed," and prepared to throw a grenade towards the police. Fumbling it, the grenade landed a dozen feet away from where he stood. As it rolled across the floor everyone dived for cover as it exploded, peppering the walls with metal shards.
The grenade attack and Klein's threat to kill the hostages convinced Vienna's Special Forces to withdraw. Klein returned to the conference room to show Carlos his wound. He patted him on the head and directed him to assist the others with the hostages.
They divided their 63 prisoners into three groups, cooperative Muslim Marxists, insufficiently cooperative Muslim Warlords, and group of neutral players and infidels. The delegates from Algeria, Kuwait, Libya, and Iraq were deemed supportive Muslim Marxists. Yussef stacked explosives next to them.
The "neutral and infidel" hostages were from Venezuela, Nigeria, Indonesia, Ecuador, and Gabon. Venezuela was Carlos's home turf, and was mostly Roman Catholic and socialist leaning. Equator and Gabon are no longer part of the crude cartel. They were OPEC members from 1963 to 1993 and from 1975 to 1995, respectively. Gabon, like Equator is mostly Christian, with less than a 1% Islamic population. At the time, Nigeria was half Islamic and half Christian. It is now mostly Muslim.
The detainees in the final group were considered "criminals" by the world's most famous criminal. These fellows were self-serving, money-grubbing warlords from the fiefdoms of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, and Qatar. Their fiefdoms, at least at the time, were propped up by the U.S. government and American corporations, the Great Satan to the PFLP.
Carlos announced in Arabic that he was the head of the PFLP team. He said that today's targets were Iran (then controlled by the pro-American Shah) and Saudi Arabia (most recently controlled by the most pro-American of the Sauds, King Faisal, who was assassinated earlier in the year (March 25th, 1975) by one of his nephews for this very grievance).
The adopted Palestinian behind the Front (or more correctly, myth) for Liberating (actually enslaving) Palestine (actually Judea) asked a British secretary to write this message: "To the Austrian Authorities: We are holding hostage the delegations to the OPEC conference. We demand the lecture of our communiqué on the Austrian radio and television network every two hours, starting two hours from now. A large bus with windows covered by curtains must be prepared to carry us to the airport of Vienna tomorrow at 7:00, where a full-tanked DC-9 with a crew of three must be ready to take us and our hostages to our destination. Any delay, provocation, or unauthorized approach under any guise will endanger the life of our hostages. The Arm of the Arab Revolution. Vienna 21/XII/75.".
That evening, the first concession was made and the communiqué that Carlos had penned promoting the Palestinian cause, was broadcast. An emergency cabinet meeting was called at midnight to assess the situation. In view of the killings that had occurred, Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky agreed to accede to the terrorist's demands on the condition that all OPEC employees were to be released prior to the group's departure.
The following morning, a yellow postal bus with curtained windows, pulled up outside the OPEC building. Carlos stood brazenly beside it as Islam's most recent kidnap victims were loaded aboard. After separating the employees that were to be freed, he provided a show for the television cameras by shaking hands with each as they were released. With the remaining forty-two hostages seated, the bus drove towards the airport led by two police cars with flashing lights. An ambulance carrying Klein, and a doctor who had volunteered to accompany him on the trip, joined the procession. Not since Adolf Hitler had there been such a spectacle.
Upon their arrival at the airport, the hostages were loaded on an Austrian Airlines DC-9. As Carlos prepared to board, Otto Roesch, the Austrian Interior Minister, and a former member of the Hitler Youth, stepped forward to shake hands with Carlos, smiling as he did. The scene was captured by the press, who called it the: "handshake of shame." Muslims and Nazis have always been good friends. The same spirit controls them which is why they share a love for killing, and most especially Jews. Keep in mind, the only non-Germanic members allowed to join Hitler's murderous Satanic cult known as the S.S., were Muslims. .
Once on the plane, Carlos placed explosives under the seats occupied by Saudi Sheikh Yamani, and the Iranian Shah's minister, as well as their deputies. At 9:00, Monday morning, the 22nd of December, 1975, the plane took off, bound for Algiers. On the flight Carlos strutted along the aisle handing out his autograph.
Taking advantage of his captors change in attitude, Yamani asked about their destination and was informed that after a brief stopover in Algiers (in OPEC Algeria - a Marxist Muslim nation), they intended to fly to Tripoli (in OPEC Libya - also Marxist Muslim nation). Carlos seemed unperturbed that one of his hostages was the Libyan delegate, and when Yamani raised the question he was told that the Libyan Prime Minister would be there to welcome them and would supply a plane to fly them on to Baghdad. All happy together, OPEC's caustic brew had become a terrorist bouillabaisse.
Two-and-a-half hours after leaving Vienna, the plane touched down at El Beida airport outside of Algiers. Carlos left the aircraft unarmed and was greeted warmly by Abdel Aziz Bouteflika, Algeria's Foreign Minister who escorted him to the VIP lounge. An ambulance was then supplied to take Klein to a nearby hospital for treatment.After a brief conversation with Bouteflika, Carlos agreed to release the thirty non-Arab delegates and officials. The others were told to remain on the plane.The DC-9 was refueled and they were off to Tripoli.
The reception in Tripoli was totally different from that in Algiers, with the Libyan's demanding the release of their hostages. Qadhafi didn't much like the notion of being extorted. So Carlos released the Libyans and five other delegates. But before you jump to the conclusion that Libya was somehow less supportive of terrorism, kidnap, and murder, than the genocide factory of Algiers, wait and see how things eventually played out.
The plane was refueled again and they were off to Tunisia. But as they approached, the local air traffic controller said that the plane was forbidden to land. Carlos ordered the pilot to make an approach to Tunis but they turned off the runway lights making a landing nearly impossible. Tired and stressed from nearly four days without sleep, the Marxist Muslim Militant directed the pilot to return to Algiers. At 3:40 a.m. the plane landed a second time at Dar El Beida airport where Carlos was greeted again by Foreign Minister Bouteflika.
As Carlos returned to speak with his hostages, he informed them, "We have decided to release you at noon." When the Saudi Sheikh Yamani asked why they couldn't be released earlier, he was told that they should get some sleep first. In other words, they wanted to verify that the ransom payment had actually been made and duly received. We weren't talking about chump change here. The payees were the fattest of the OPECers: Iran's Shah and Saudi's King.
However, like Muhammad's henchmen, Miss KT was displeased with the decision to release the hostages and cursed loudly. Booty was better mixed with blood. If you think this is an unfair conclusion, read the "Blood & Booty" chapter of Prophet of Doom. It details Muhammad's raid and rape of Khaybar. There you will learn what "Allahu Akbar" actually means and why all Muslim militants confess to their crimes.
After the allotted time elapsed, the hostages reached the safety of the VIP lounge only to discover that their Islamic tormentors were already there. An angry Khalid approached them and grasped at his shirt, but the Algerian police took his gun as the frustrated militant named after Muhammad's most effective terrorist screamed: "I came here to carry out the agreed execution of these criminals, but you have prevented me.".
Some time later, a group of journalists watched as a convoy of official black cars left the airport. As the parade approached, one of the cars stopped beside them. Carlos leaned out the passenger's window and stared at them for several minutes, gloating, before giving the order to go. Carlos the Jackal had escaped unscathed yet again.
In the years following the OPEC raid, Abu Sharif and Joachim Klein both confirmed that Carlos had received a large sum of money in exchange for the safe release of the Arab hostages and had kept it for his personal use. There is still some uncertainty regarding the amount that changed hands, but it is believed to be somewhere between 20-50 million dollars. Who paid the money is also uncertain, but according to Klein it came from "an Arab leader.".
Carlos told his lawyers that the money was paid by the Saudis on behalf of the Iranians and was, "diverted en route and lost by the PFLP." He insisted that had he taken the money for himself he would have been tracked down and killed before he could spend it.
Following his triumphant exit from the airport and the accompanying media coverage, Carlos went into hiding in Algiers. So the Austrian government filed a request for his extradition. They were less than pleased when the Algerian government informed them that, since no extradition treaty existed between the two countries, they were unable to comply with the request. What the Austrian government did not know was that Carlos had been granted political asylum as part of the deal to release the hostages, which he had readily accepted.
The French government, who maintained a friendly alliance with the bloodsucking, mass murdering, terrorist promoting, Muslim Marxist OPEC regime in Algeria, also took an interest in the Jackal's whereabouts. But the French never bothered to make an extradition request, stating that, "To do so would only offend the government of their former colony." This was a curious decision considering that they had written proof, in the form of a letter addressed to Carlos's mother in which Carlos said that he was responsible for leading the OPEC kidnap for ransom raid.
Later, the French government originally denied that any such document existed, but then under pressure, recanted their story. The French were further embarrassed when Scotland Yard experts positively identified the handwriting as being that of the man who called himself "Carlos the Jackal." Truth, the only weapon that can be effectively wielded at Islam, was in short supply.
While many of the world's security agencies, including the CIA, were actively seeking Islam's Jackal, the Marxist Muslim was living in a luxurious villa overlooking Algiers that had been supplied by Algerian's President Houari Boumedienne. Actually, the luxury vacation was paid by American oil companies because over 95% of Algeria's export revenue, the dictator's only source of cash, was OPEC crude. Yes, this OPECer was officially using crude to fund terrorism - blazing a trail that the victims of this heist would soon follow.
Speaking of following, following Muhammad's mass murdering, kidnapping, and terrorist example, was considered a good thing in this part of the world. All Algerians are Muslims.
Carlos stayed at the Algerian President's villa while he waited for Klein to recover in the hospital. During that time, Foreign Minister Bouteflika, the Chief of Police, and the head of the Algerian Secret Service, entertained the Jackal at extravagant dinner parties. To ensure the safety of his guest, Algerian President Boumedienne even provided bodyguards to protect Carlos twenty-four hours a day. There aren't many places where murderers are cherished and where terrorists are extolled, but this was one of them.
When Klein was released from the hospital, Carlos and his fellow Muslim murderer flew to Libya where they were greeted warmly by OPEC's Colonel Qadhafi. Their hero's welcome was filmed for television audiences. A score of years before anyone knew Osama's name, Carlos the Jackal was the world's most revered Muslim. Islamic leaders the world over wanted to bask in his presence.
An accomplice of Carlos confirmed that OPEC's Qadhafi had in fact personally supported the OPEC raid and had agreed to pay Carlos $1 million a year as a reward for being despicable enough to pull it off. French intelligence later revealed that Qadhafi also provided the funds for Carlos's extravagant vacation in Algeria.
Eventually, missing the adulation of supportive Muslims, Carlos and Klein flew to Aden in South Yemen for a PFLP pep rally. Their private jet was supplied by Qadhafi.
Yemen, was an aspiring wannabe on the periphery of the crude cartel. So it was appropriate that this pow wow called by Wadi Haddad to review the effectiveness of the OPEC raid, be held here. The meeting of Muslim militants lasted for two days during which, Carlos, Klein and Miss KT credited each other for their failure to carry out the mission according to Haddad's instructions, including their failure to execute Saudi Sheikh Yamani and the Shah's Amouzegar as planned.
When the meeting finished, Carlos and Klein were ordered to attend a PFLP training/re-education camp in Aden while they waited for Haddad's verdict on their muffed mission. After several days, Carlos was summoned and informed that because he had failed to execute the Arab hostages as planned, he would no longer be welcome as a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. To be considered a good Muslim, there was a killing quotient, and the Jackal, with only 3 murders to his credit during the last raid, had failed to meet it. It was either that, or he had personally kept the extortion money which was considered unethical in Islam.
- April 13, 1975: The Lebanese Civil War against Christians was started by the PLO and Hizballah (Iranian) jihadists. The spark that ignited the war occurred in Beirut, when Muslim gunmen killed four Phalangists (the Lebanese Christian party) during an attempt to assassinate the party's founder, Pierre Jumayyil . The Phalangists retaliated later that day by attacking a bus carrying Palestinian passengers across a Christian neighborhood, killing about 26 of the occupants. The next day fighting erupted in earnest, with Phalangists pitted against Palestinian militiamen (thought by some observers to be from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine). The confessional layout of Beirut's various quarters facilitated random killing. Most residents of Beirut stayed inside their homes during these early days of battle, and few imagined that the street fighting they were witnessing was the beginning of a war that would last 16 years and 7 months, and would devastate their city and divide the country. It would destroy what was at the time the only free, civil, and prosperous society besides Israel in the Middle East. .