Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Meanwhile, in Ankara

Gavrilo Princip, call your office
An awful scene:
A gunman shouting "Do not forget Aleppo!" assassinated Russia's ambassador to Turkey at an Ankara art gallery on Monday in what leaders of Russia and Turkey called a provocative terror attack.

Ambassador Andrey Karlov's shooting was captured in real time in photos and video that quickly spread through the Internet worldwide.
It wasn't all he shouted, either:
"Allahu akbar (God is greatest). Do not forget Aleppo! Do not forget Syria! Do not forget Aleppo! Do not forget Syria!" [Mevlut Mert] Altintas is heard shouting in video of the incident.

"Only death will remove me from here. Everyone who has taken part in this oppression will one by one pay for it," he said.
He got his wish. I have a feeling we'll be hearing more about this story.


Gino said...

I don't really have much problem with this. When your side is too overmatched in war, you take out the leadership of the enemy. This isn't terrorism. It's war of the Russians choosing.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

If war started, I think that needs to be the end of NATO. Erdogan isn't worth defending.

Mr. D said...

Hard to argue with either of those propositions, gents.