London Times Sunday edition:
Speaking from the Clairvaux prison in northeast France last week (Carlos the Jackal) berated terrorist cells said to have targeted Britain, criticising them for plotting to kill ordinary people.
In his first telephone interview with a newspaper, the Venezuelan-born Vladimir Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, 57, said he was saddened by any loss of life in London, where he lived as a young man. He also attacked what he called a lack of professionalism in some cells linked to Al-Qaeda.
Sanchez is serving a life sentence for three murders in Paris in 1975. He will go on trial again in January over four bomb attacks in France in 1982 and 1983 that killed 12 people and wounded more than 100.
Sanchez, who is now overweight and diabetic, showed no remorse, laughing when asked about the number of his victims. …
â€œKensington and Chelsea were places where I spent my youth, so Iâ€™m not happy about people getting killed in the streets of London,â€ he said.
He condemned Al-Qaeda followers (for attacks) without specific targets, saying: â€œThey are not professionals. Theyâ€™re not organised. They donâ€™t even know how to make proper explosives or proper detonators.â€