From The Daily Mirror.
Russia’s ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated by an off-duty police officer in front of terrified witnesses allegedly in retaliation for the crisis in Aleppo.
The gunman – smartly dressed in a black suit and tie – reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” and said in Turkish “We die in Aleppo, you die here” after shooting Ambassador Andrei Karlov in the back.
The attacker was fatally shot by police after killing Mr Karlov and wounding three others in what Russia’s Foreign Ministry has called “an act of terrorism”.
Mr Karlov, 62, was delivering a speech at an art gallery in the capital of Ankara when he was shot from behind in an attack caught on camera, and then shot at least once more at close range as he lay on the floor.
The gunman – identified by Turkish officials as Mevlut Mert Altıntas – was a police officer who used police identification to enter Ankara’s Centre for Contemporary Arts.
The 22-year-old had been a member of Ankara’s elite anti-riot police for two-and-a-half years.
After killing the ambassador he reportedly shouted: “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria! As long as our brothers are not safe, you will not enjoy safety.
“Whoever has a share in this oppression will pay for it one-by-one.
“Only death will take me away from here.”
Prosecutors said authorities raided an address linked to the shooter and his family, and Turkish media said the gunman’s father, mother and sister had been detained for questioning.
A senior security official told Reuters there are “very strong signs” that the gunman belonged to the network of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who was accused of orchestrating a failed coup in July.
The unnamed official said the current investigation was focused on the gunman’s links to the network.
The mutherfucker got his wish. He was shot dead, too.
Gulen was behind the failed coup attempt in Turkey earlier this year. He lives in exile in Pennsylvania. His entire movement is shadowy. He’s the head of a vast political network in Turkey that promotes theocracy and has infiltrated the Turkish state. He also urges Muslims to build schools to indoctrinate an entire generation and promote Islamic proselytizing using US taxpayer dollars.
“You must move in the arteries of the system, without anyone noticing your existence, until you reach all the power centers… You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey… Until that time, any step taken would be too early – like breaking an egg without waiting the full 40 days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside. The work to be done is [in] confronting the world. Now, I have expressed my feelings and thoughts to you all – in confidence… trusting your loyalty and sensitivity to secrecy. I know that when you leave here – [just] as you discard your empty juice boxes, you must discard the thoughts and feelings expressed here.”
Actually, he’s no better than Turkey’s president, Recep Erdogan. Erdogan is a muzzie shitbag who seized churches and made them ‘property of the state’. He’s a dictator who arrests lawyers and labels journalists and teachers as “terrorists”. He also sues anyone who points out that he’s a dictator.
Fuck Turkey. They’re not exactly an ally of ours, anyway.
As for Syria: Aleppo is a shit sandwich. On one side, you’ve got the U.S.-backed ‘rebels’ which are a “subgroup” of both ISIS and Al Nusra (Al Nusra is Al Qaeda). On the other, you’ve got Bashar Hafez al-Assad’s forces, backed by Russia.
The result is a shit sandwich. There are no good sides in Syria.