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21 DECEMBER 1975
THIS IS OPEC HERE: WE HAVE A SHOOT OUT!

 

International Playboy revolutionary Illich Ramirez Sanchez, AKA Carlos, the Jackal, crashes the OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) convention in Vienna. Eleven oil Sheiks and Ministers are captured: the richest and most powerful group of hostages in history ever. Carlos demands an airplane and shortly after, he and his prisoners are jet set. The hostages are pampered with pillows, coffee and sweets. The Hilton provides take out services.
Intrigued by their enigmatic host, Sheik Yamani of Saudi Arabia asks Carlos the real reason behind his terrorist career: “I want to be a hero”, responds the Jackal. Impressed, Nigerian oil minister Dr. M.T. Akobo promptly asks for an autograph. Later during the plane ride Carlos asks Venezuelan oil minister, Jaime Duenas- Villavicencio, to deliver a letter to his mother in Caracas.