This was very well organized. It is a worry. This is a police officer. He was off duty. The only measure that could have been taken is for the the police department to provide assignments expected at the museum. In that is the idea someone from the museum and/or in cooperation with a Russian representative takes a roll call, if you will, to determine who was assigned and who was not.
What bothers me is how this police officer was recruited into this violence? Was he known to be a radical sympathizer? Such people are dangerous in several ways. This obviously was a sad reality at his ability to migrate into a museum to kill. Also, he is a police officer. He could be carrying out covert activity to facilitate attacks by looking the other way to such activity. He is a very big worry. He has official capacity he could use to cause deaths in several ways.
Not to increase the prowess of this one man, but, there has been an attack in Germany within the same hour as this occurred. Such reality leads me more strongly into questioning how this man was recruited into violence.
December 19. 2016
By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Umit Bektas
The Russian ambassador (click here) to Turkey was shot in the back and killed as he gave a speech at an Ankara art gallery on Monday by an off-duty police officer who shouted "Don't forget Aleppo" and "Allahu Akbar" as he opened fire.
The Russian foreign ministry confirmed the death of envoy Andrei Karlov, calling it a "terrorist act". Relations between Moscow and Ankara have long been strained over the conflict in Syria, with the two support opposing sides in the war.
Russia is an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its air strikes helped Syrian forces end rebel resistance last week in the northern city of Aleppo. Turkey, which seeks Assad's ouster, has been repairing ties with Moscow after shooting down a Russian warplane over Syria last year....
"The Independent" is reporting the gunman was saying "We die in Alleppo, you die here." (click here)
I do not believe this assassin acted due to a failed coop. It obviously is linked directly to Syria.
This is not a time to criticize Russia for it's support of President Assad. Any hope of divisiveness lends itself to strengthen Daesh. This should be an obvious outcome to the ability of Daesh to carry out it's charismatic movement in Turkey and in Europe generally. The world has resolved to stand together to end this murderous regime and that should be part of the reality here as well.
My understanding is that buses have been moved to near Syria or within Syria to accept refugees. That should go forward in peace to prove to Daesh they have no right to kill in a world that values life.
This is not a NATO plot. This is a sympathizer with Daesh. The idea this police officer was recruited and became a willing assassin is more than a worry; it speaks to the ability of Daesh to enlist people from all walks of life. Police officers are investigated before they are provided such level of trust. How did Daesh receive loyalty from this man? This should not be politicized as it will lead to false information and ultimately to have all of this happen again!