From the NYT front page. Yes, more terrorism, more allah akbarism, this is a major diplomatic mess for the man doing the shooting is a special forces police officer and I get great news from Russia so here it is: Gunman who shot Russian Ambassador in Turkey was Mevlüt Mert Altintas who is a special forces police officer in Ankara.
Altıntaş, 22, was a graduate of Izmir Police School. He was not on duty when he made the attack at an art gallery on Monday, according to two Turkish Security sources who spoke to Reuters…Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has announced that they qualify the assassination as a terrorist attack.
İbrahim Melih Gökçek, the mayor of Ankara, speculated that Altıntaş may have been a member of a terrorist organization and related to Fethullah Gulen.
Gülen teaches a Hanafi version of Islam, deriving from Sunni Muslim scholar Said Nursî’s teachings. Gülen has stated that he believes in science, interfaith dialogue among the People of the Book, and multi-party democracy. He has initiated such dialogue with the Vatican and some Jewish organizations.
Gülen is actively involved in the societal debate concerning the future of the Turkish state, and Islam in the modern world. He has been described in the English-language media as an imam “who promotes a tolerant Islam which emphasises altruism, hard work and education” and as “one of the world’s most important Muslim figures.”
Gülen was an ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan before 2013. The alliance was destroyed after the 2013 corruption investigations in Turkey. Erdogan accused Gülen of being behind the corruption investigations. He is currently on Turkey’s most-wanted-terrorist list and is accused of leading what the current Turkish officials call the Gulenist Terror Organisation (FETÖ).
Turkey had a coup/countercoup event very recently and many, many Turks lost their jobs or were arrested and abused pretty badly and it was a very messy, violent business with Erdogan being quite vindictive so…it is getting more violent and the rest of Europe looks on aghast.
Turkey is a major NATO ally. The rising revolts of various sorts are not what the US secret government wants, they prefer an Egypt-syle dictatorship with a vicious military man running things despotically. And there are regular terrorist attacks in Egypt, too many to post here, there are too many.
Today, Jordan killed some terrorists who took Canadian and other tourists hostage. It is highly unsafe to visit any Sunni Muslim nation now because the revolts are rising rapidly across the entire spectrum.
Vatcher was visiting her son Chris Vatcher, who works in the Middle East. They were among a group of people caught as gunmen opened fire near the Crusader castle, a tourist location.
Chris Vatcher was shot and injured in the attack.
Seven police and two local civilians were also killed, officials said. Fifteen members of the security forces, 17 local civilians and two foreign nationals were injured.
I recall that Obama was a Peace Prize President. He is going out of office in flaming glory. The rise of violent Muslim radicalism is no small thing, it is gigantic in nature for there are a billion Muslims which makes this force something to pay attention to, it can send the entire earth into WWIII with the US and China and Russia taking opposite sides.
Not to mention adding nuclear armed Israel to this toxic mix.
MORE BREAKING NEWS:9 dead, many injured as terrorist rams huge delivery truck into Christmas market in Berlin! 50 Germans injured. This is an exact replica of the attack in France where the driver smashed into everyone possible.
Two people were inside the lorry when it smashed into the market, a police spokesperson told Berlin Morgenpost. They confirmed they are treating the incident as a terrorist attack.
One was captured on the spot, but later died, the official said. Another suspect was discovered nearby and taken to a police station.
Police also believe that the surviving suspect was the driver of the lorry.
Truck ploughs into Christmas market in Berlin [TERRORIST ATTACK] – YouTube the video maker here was slugged while filming but he gets back up and continues to film the event.
More news today: Germany plans to fine anyone who critisizes Islam 500 euros!