- 28 June 1914: Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated in Sarajevo by the Bosnian-Serb revolutionary Gavrilo Princip
- 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
- 27-28 February 1933: The German Reichstag put on fire, allegedly by the Dutch socialist Marinus van der Lubbe
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.