A quick historic brush-up

  1. 28 June 1914: Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated in Sarajevo by the Bosnian-Serb revolutionary Gavrilo Princip
    1. 19 December 2016: Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov (62), assassinated by Turkish police officer Melvut Mert Altintas (22), protesting Russia and Turkey’s butchery of Syrian civilians
  2. 27-28 February 1933: The German Reichstag put on fire, allegedly by the Dutch socialist Marinus van der Lubbe
    1. 15 July 2016: A fraction of Turkey’s armed forces launches an attempted coup d’état, primarily in Istanbul and Ankara, while president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan away on vacation in the coastal resort town of Marmaris
  3. 31 August 1939: German soldiers posing as Poles carried out a false flag operation against the German radio station Sender Gleiwitz in Gleiwitz, Upper Silesia
    1. 25 December 2016: Russian military aircraft carrying 92 people, predominantly military personnel (among whom many allegedly on their way to provide humanitarian aid – you better believe it – to Syria’s war-struck population), crashes in Black Sea, with no sign of survivors
    2. Date Month 2017:

Merely stating a few obvious facts. Far be it from me to imply anything at all, other than offering a quick reminder that in all cases heads of state swore revenge, of course.

Please understand that I wouldn’t even dream of claiming that facts are what they are. I simply want to point out that they may be.

Denne bloggen er blottet for intensjoner om interaksjon, men man fremstår jo nødig feig, så kommentarfeltet er åpent. In general comments are not encouraged, as I rarely have the time to engage in discussions, but please feel free, if you so desire.

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