by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: The Russian/Turkish/Iranian negotiations on Syria will go on as planned. This will not drive a wedge between Syria and Russia.
UPDATE: Ah, he was a cop.(see below)
UPDATE: see updates at end of article
This morning I wrote:
“Unfortunately their relative calm may be short lived. The animals who run this country from the smoky boardrooms of the Chamber of Commerce and the Federal Reserve never give up. The way they see it, if these terrorists were unsuccessful, they’ll just get worse ones. And if they can’t force a regime change via a color revolution, then they’ll just start planning another 9/11. One way or the other they intend to see their plans come to fruition.”
Goddamn, I hate being right all the time.
On what appears to be live TV, Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov has been shot and killed by some young, military-aged man who was dressed up in his “businessman” costume and screaming in Turkish “Don’t forget about Aleppo, don’t forget about Syria,”
Of course, he finished with a flurry of “Allahu Akbar”s… and was reportedly shot to death by police sometime later, off camera.
Erdogan and Putin have been getting closer in recent weeks. They’ve been working on an evacuation deal which appears to have been torpedoed by U.S. interests when more terrorists attacked and burned a bunch of the buses being used for the evacuation yesterday. Like when the Pentagon got it’s proxy mercs in Aleppo to target an aid convoy in order to undermine a cease-fire deal a couple months ago, this attack similarly shelved yet another attempt at deescalation in the area.
Now we have this rather staged looking event (notice the cameraman conveniently zooms out before leaving his camera running so the gunman can do his little scene?)
Who would allow someone to walk around freely behind the ambassador while he was giving a speech? How were armed people allowed anywhere near a Russian ambassador? Is he a member of the Turkish security assigned to protect the ambassador?
A lot of questions.
I will tell you one thing, this looks a lot like the shooting down of that Russian fighter jet half a year ago, doesn’t it?
UPDATE: Well, one of my questions has been answered. The gunman was a cop.
“He shot the envoy for the second time after the scene was evacuated. It has also been reported that the attacker entered the scene by showing a police identity and wearing a suit.” Hurriyet Daily
“According to Turkish media reports, the police officer who shot dead Andrey Karlov recited a message in Arabic…”
That explains his appearance and how he was able to get so close to the ambassador while armed.
And we are to believe the other cops killed him?
“The assailant was a 22-year-old off-duty police officer who worked in the Turkish capital, Melih Gokcek, Ankara’s mayor, said. “
I smell a CIA rat in the Turkish police department.
UPDATE: Oh look. He’s “special forces” and it has nothing to do with “radical Islam”
“The assassin was identified as a Turkish special forces police officer, Ankara mayor Melih Gokcek told AFP. Gokcek said the attack was aimed at ruining relations between Turkey and Russia. The two countries had begun normalizing ties in June 2016. That followed a strained period caused when a Turkish combat aircraft shot down a Russian military jet in November 2015.”
UPDATE: (H/T Penny) Tass is reporting the gunman is Mevlut Mert Altintas, a former officer who had been fired after the CIA’s attempted coup 6 months ago.
“The man who assassinated the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, on Monday night is identified as Mevlut Mert Altintas, a former office of the Turkish police who was fired from the forces of law and order in the course of investigation of the July 15 abortive putsch…” TASS
I don’t buy it. How slack does their security have to be to allow an already discredited cop, kicked off the force for being on the payroll of the CIA, that close to the Russian ambassador? Bullshit.
The Daily Mirror has already been given a photo of his police ID… almost like they had it ready to go.
Does that remind anyone of the photo IDs they “found” in the rubble after 9/11? Or how about all those photo IDs the “terrorists” always leave lying around after their attacks?
They have also already released a photo of the perp’s dead body lying in a hallway somewhere.
New photos from the scene show a little blood underneath the head of the Russian ambassador as well as shell casings on the floor.
I noticed something strange about the photo of the dead guy.
He seems a hell of a lot smaller than the former cop waving the gun around, doesn’t he? And am I crazy, or is that a 5 O’clock shadow on his face?
UPDATE: Found a clear image of the dead guy. No 5 O’Clock shadow.
Still looks like a different guy to me.
UPDATE: Gunman was standing behind Russian ambassador. He was clearly there working security.
more to follow.