I did read the article, after I noticed the link, then I edited and removed that question. (Before you replied in your subtle manner). Are ambassadors not important enough to have a security detail? I can see that one might be warranted in the future.security detail? He was an ambassador, not a president.
Yes, the shooter said 'allahu akbar'. Read the article.
Ordinarily, ambassadors wouldn't require a security detail, because as you rightly said, they're not important enough.I did read the article, after I noticed the link, then I edited and removed that question. (Before you replied in your subtle manner). Are ambassadors not important enough to have a security detail? I can see that one might be warranted in the future.
I still find it kinda odd that Russia's Ambassador to Turkey was for whatever reason put into this situation in Anakar amidst terror attacks (the latest in Ankara only last week), lower level Russian diplomats being assassinated in Turkey, and widespread Turkish protests against Russia's involvement in the conflict in Syria.Makes at least a bit more 'sense' than to drive into a Christmas market with a Scania. The target should have been from a higher rank though, like archduke Franz Ferdinand 1914.
Shit is happening in the world and the U. S. is not involved? Donald J. Trump will rectify that fuckin travisty.Guess what's starting emerge on news outlets?
"Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan identified the attacker as 22-year-old Mevlut Mert Altintas, who had worked for Ankara riot police for two and a half years.
Security sources said he was off duty and some witnesses said there was no security scanning machine at the entrance. There were also unconfirmed reports he was part of the ambassador's security detail or that he was posing as a member of the security team."
"Update: Shooter of Russian ambassador to Turkey was part of his security detail and was shot dead."
Apparently the shooter was born and raised in Turkey.
It will be interesting to see if the shooter was indeed the Ambassador's security detail.
Either way, he sure had a shitload of lead fired at him by responding police - probably because he was trying to imitate John Travolta.
Good post, Hel. Beat me to it