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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

He walked, talked and wiggled like a jihadist, but?

Just because he screamed "Allahu Akbar" (Arabic for: Allah is greatest/greater) and knew he was likely going to die; and just because he happened to be a Muslim and used the shahada finger gesture and this was his jihad; and just because he screamed that he was avenging the attacks on Aleppo, was no reason to conclude that the assassin who killed the Russian diplomat in Ankara was motivated by Islam.

At least not to Turkish officials who seem to be getting their cues from Barack Hussein Obama.

Authorities believe he wasn't acting alone, but gee, they cannot figure out what kind of organization was behind the attack. 

So far, they've ruled out the Amish and the Jains, but they haven't ruled out our CIA. 


ISIS has taken credit for the attack, but ISIS would take credit for cow farts if they were lethal to human life. Some probably are.

The assassins, Mevlut Mert Altintas, 22, was a Turkish police officer. A senior Turkish government official described the assassination as "fully professional, not a one-man action" and agreed that it was well-planned.

One speculation is that Altintas was linked to Fethullah Gulen, a religious Muslim cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania. Of course, Gulen denied it, but what choice did he have?

Turkey's pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak had a story saying Karlov's killing was a plot by our CIA and carried out by Gulen's movement. There is no evidence to conclude that, but since when do government rags need proof for the statements they make?

"We have to know who organized the killing, who gave orders to the assassin," Putin said. Once he finds out who, he is not going to pull out a John Kerry index card that reads: "We condemn this action in the strongest possible terms." 

No, what Putin is going to do is kill the people responsible, then kill their pet goats and their camels.