And the catastrophic consequences of Obama’s foreign policy failures grow exponentially. What a horrible mess of things he has left for President-elect Trump.
Jihad in Turkey.
Russia’s ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated in front of terrified witnesses allegedly in retaliation for the crisis in Aleppo.
How much did Erdogan (Obama’s “favorite” “most trusted foreign leader) know? Tensions between Russia and Turkey have escalated of late. Was the taking of Aleppo the casus belli? It feels eerily like the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo. Five weeks later the world was at war.
— CNN Türk (@cnnturk) December 19, 2016
Russian ambassador to Turkey dead after being shot in ‘assassination attempt in revenge for Aleppo’
The gunman reportedly said ‘We die in Aleppo, you die here’ before opening fire and injuring Ambassador Andrei Karlov
The Mirror, December 18, 2016
The gunman reportedly said in Turkish “We die in Aleppo, you die here” before opening fire and killing Ambassador Andrei Karlov.
The attacker was fatally shot by police after wounding Mr Karlov and at least three others, according to state TV.
Mr Karlov was delivering a speech at an art gallery in the capital of Ankara when the gunman fired a shot into the air and then shot the ambassador in a suspected radical Islamic attack, the Hurriyet newspaper reported.
The gunman allegedly entered the gallery with police identification, and Mr Karlov reportedly did not have a security detail with him.
Three others were reportedly wounded as the shooting continued and people fled for their lives.
The attack and the aftermath were captured on camera.
Photos and video published online by Turkish media showed Mr Karlov and a second person on the floor after being shot.
Photos showed the attacker, wearing a black suit, standing near Mr Karlov with his hands clasped before pulling out a handgun in his right hand.
The gunman extended his right arm and pointed the gun at Mr Karlov before opening fire, and then gestured with his left index finger pointed into the air after shooting the ambassador.https://twitter.com/cnnturk/status/810900269844299776
Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov shot dead in Turkey
Mr Karlov was attending the opening of an exhibition at Ankara’s Centre for Contemporary Arts when the gun attack occurred.
The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin was holding an emergency meeting.
Russia is Syria’s most powerful ally and has played a significant role in the Syrian government’s attempts to eradicate rebel groups across the country.
In recent weeks pro-government forces have made rapid advances on rebel-held territory in war-torn Aleppo, leaving many people dead or wounded.
After rebels were driven into an enclave in eastern Aleppo after heavy bombing a ceasefire was brokered by Russian and Turkish officials.
It included a plan to evacuate thousands of rebels and civilians, including women and children, from Aleppo to rebel-held territory in Idlib province in north-western Syria.