According to a columnist of the New York Daily News newspaper, the murder of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was not a terrorist attack, but ‘accomplished justice’.
The murder of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was not a terrorist attack, but “retaliation for Vladimir Putin’s war crimes” in Syria, a columnist of the New York Daily News newspaper, Gersh Kuntzman, believes.
The author of the article states that he is “shedding no tears” for the Russian ambassador and is surprised that this “murder did not come months ago.” The columnist says that Karlov is the “human embodiment” of policies, in which frameworks bunker busters were dropped “to kill babies,” fighter jets “destroyed a whole city,” and “Syrian madman Bashar al-Assad” received assistance for his bloody campaign. Now, “justice has been served,” Kuntzman writes.
The columnist compares the terrorist attack in Ankara with the murder of German diplomat Ernst vom Rath in Paris in 1938. The diplomat, who was shot to death by a Jewish student, of course was not “an innocent victim.” In the eyes of many, he was “the public face of atrocity,” as well as of “Adolf Hitler’s genocide, anti-Semitism and coming global aggression,” the author goes to say.
Kuntzman says that Karlov was not a diplomat in Turkey – he was a “soldier,” and it does not matter where he was killed: “on a battlefield outside Aleppo or in an art gallery in Ankara.”
“His killer was also a soldier — not a terrorist, mind you, but a soldier. Terrorists kill innocent people with trucks in Christmas markets or with planes in skyscrapers. Soldiers kill their fellow soldiers,” Kuntzman writes.
In this way, hanging such labels, the columnist also calls himself a soldier, who is ready to follow his own soldier’s destiny.
Andrei Karlov was killed at the opening ceremony of an exhibition in Ankara on Monday. The attacker shot in the Russian ambassador’s back several times, the wounds were fatal. According to eyewitnesses, the killer entered the room, dressed in a business suit and tie, and was considered as a diplomat’s guard. During a police operation, the attacker was eliminated. The foreign ministries of many countries have condemned the killing of the ambassador, the Russian Foreign Ministry qualifies the incident as a terrorist attack.