Monday, December 19, 2016
ANDREI KARLOV: RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO TURKEY ASSASSINATED.
Icheoku says how anyone is expected to guard and protect against this sort of madness is beyond any meaningful comprehension. A trained police officer, trained to protect and serve, turned out to be an Islamist terrorist who used his service pistol to assassinate a foreign diplomat on his own country's soil. This is the height of betrayal, both to his country Turkey that trained and paid him; as well as the foreign dignitary on his own country Russia's diplomatic mission to the country. It does not make any sense neither is there anything to understand in the whole stupidity that saw a country's ambassador, the pseudo-president and chief representative of the country, being gunned down and so publicly. It is tantamount to assassinating a visiting country's president on the host country's soil which ordinarily translates to a declaration of war.
However, that the gruesome act was captured on video and is being so publicly aired on also defies the logic of self-censor and the argument of not empowering such terrorist or help provide them free media with which to propagate their warped ideology. What happened to the time-honored respectful practice of not showing such grotesque act which normally accompanies such acts? Where was the respect accorded to the ambassador, whose killing was so publicly aired as, well as his painful twitching of face as he was falling down to his death due to the barrage of hot leads piercing his backside? Why was the sound of the gunfire and also the madman's rants carried too. Why was this exception to the rule allowed in the case of the assassinated Russian ambassador to Turkey, whose assassination is being shown on the Internet as well as on some reputable websites and news organizations? Even the terrorist who pulled the trigger is being shown as he sneaked up behind the ambassador, firmed his both hands and pulled the trigger, with the ambassador face of pain as he fell down dying. Worse all, why let his crooked political message air or is there a concert here to try and provide justification for the heinous act of terrorist assassination of a country's ambassador?
Regardless, Icheoku condemns in its entirety the callous murder of Andrei Karlov as both cowardly and unprecedented; and hereby joins numerous others calling for investigation into the incident. If as is being claimed the assassin was an off-duty police officer, what was he doing within the vicinity with a fully loaded service pistol? How did he manage to gain access to so close behind the ambassador and opened fire without any immediate retaliatory resistance. How did he know the itinerary of the ambassador and that the ambassador would be at the Art Gallery at the time he crept up to kill him. Further, why were there no security details protecting the ambassador, knowing fully well the fluidly nature of security in Turkey, especially in recent times? As far as Icheoku is concerned, the assassination is more than provocative and you wonder why the gunman was summarily killed instead of demobilizing him and taking him alive for interrogation. Now he is dead and possibly died with the conspiracy that led to his dastardly act; and you wonder if the president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan is even safe himself, judging by such crazies as this sworn police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas, many of whom might still be merely bidding their own time to strike.
It is definitely a new world out there which we all are facing to live and put up with. Things are increasingly falling apart and no one knows the point in which they will start to hilt. Like America's ambassador Stevens in Benghazi, Andrei Karlov was murdered by Islamist terrorist, admitted no one knows how widely spread his ilk are spread within the Turkish police and other armed security forces; begging the question, who is safe and who is next. How many Mevlut Mert Altintas are there still lurking around, clean shaved and dressed up in black suit like responsible citizens but who at any given opportunity will turn rogue and commit such a treasonous act. As things stand now in this treacherous world where things are barreling down the steep hill, only the swearing in of PE Donald John Trump and his joining forces with the Russian Vladimir and other coalition of the willing to seriously tackle these monsters who are creeping everywhere will restore hope to humanity. Any other attempt to fight these urchins with a divided focus will only spell disaster for a world already on the ropes. These islamist terrorists mad dogs need to be urgently reined in, either by summarily dispatch or long prison sentences. Enough of this continuing maddening global insecurity. May the soul of Andrei Karlov rest in peace. Icheoku's condolence to his family and country. Adieu.