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(Buzzfeed)   Video of Bulgarian politician nearly being assassinated. Come for the lightning-fast reflexes of the politician, stay for the old man and his umbrella after the assassin has the crap beaten out of him   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 176
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2013-01-19 08:29:50 PM  
Treadstone trained Dogan quite well.
 
2013-01-19 08:49:42 PM  
One other article on the event said it was a "gas pistol" - like perhaps it shot tear gas pellets, not actual bullets?
 
2013-01-19 08:54:32 PM  

Apos: Treadstone trained Dogan quite well.


And that old geezer just had to get one last indignant kick in. Such courage deserves a medal!
 
2013-01-19 09:19:27 PM  
Gun appreciation day in full swing I see.
 
2013-01-19 09:24:34 PM  
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a bunch of good guys with heavy shoes.
 
2013-01-19 09:25:00 PM  

syrynxx: One other article on the event said it was a "gas pistol" - like perhaps it shot tear gas pellets, not actual bullets?


I saw that too. I'm guessing the guy works with the Green Hornet.
 
2013-01-19 09:25:49 PM  
Maybe it helps to chamber a round before you rush the stage...

wtf.
 
2013-01-19 09:26:02 PM  
You ain't knocking him out.
You're pounding the piss out of him.
 
2013-01-19 09:26:07 PM  
i.imgur.com

Typical libs/dems grabbing guns out of the hands of responsible gun owners.
 
2013-01-19 09:26:15 PM  
I thought this was in the USA. I mean, they had him subdued but still continued to beat him...

/sarcasm off
 
2013-01-19 09:28:15 PM  
At least they laid the boots into him. Look, if you can also smuggle two knives into the venue along with your small "gas pistol" you should make proper arrangements and use a real pistol.

/checks Bulgarian gun laws

Looks like Canada's. Perhaps he had no other weapon, it's possible. Yay for gun laws.
 
2013-01-19 09:29:23 PM  
He hesitated. You never become famous if you hesitate.
 
2013-01-19 09:29:45 PM  
Looks like human nature to me. Some guy comes in to kill your friend/boss/leader and you are going to want to kick his ass.
 
2013-01-19 09:30:30 PM  
i.imgur.com

That gun looks like a pea shooter.
 
2013-01-19 09:33:45 PM  
If everyone in the auditorium had a firearm they could have subdued the criminal.

Thanks, libs!
 
2013-01-19 09:34:39 PM  
s4.guyism.com

Yep, a black-eyed pea shooter!
 
2013-01-19 09:35:26 PM  

carnifex2005: That gun looks like a pea shooter.


Put one to your temple and fire it, please. Report back and let us know how weak it is.

TIA!
 
2013-01-19 09:35:28 PM  
What puzzles me is that there is no one in Belguim worth an assassination.

Prisoner One: "Hey, what YOU in here for?"
Prisoner Two, boastfully: "I'm an assassin!"
Prisoner One: "From where?"
P2: "Belgium."
P1: "Where's that?"
P2: "Europe!"
P1. "Oh, well who did you kill?
P2 "&*%$!"
P1: "Never heard of him."
 
2013-01-19 09:37:34 PM  

worlddan: What puzzles me is that there is no one in Belguim worth an assassination.

Prisoner One: "Hey, what YOU in here for?"
Prisoner Two, boastfully: "I'm an assassin!"
Prisoner One: "From where?"
P2: "Belgium."
P1: "Where's that?"
P2: "Europe!"
P1. "Oh, well who did you kill?
P2 "&*%$!"
P1: "Never heard of him."


Bulgaria, dude.
 
2013-01-19 09:38:00 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: Maybe it helps to chamber a round before you rush the stage...

wtf.


This, or a misfire.
 
2013-01-19 09:38:47 PM  

carnifex2005: [i.imgur.com image 850x609]

That gun looks like a pea shooter.


It looked very poorly staged like a PR stunt to me... right up until a bunch of guys laid into the gunman with a bunch of very real, harmful kicks and punches. But maybe they weren't in on the act.
 
2013-01-19 09:39:05 PM  

worlddan: What puzzles me is that there is no one in Belguim worth an assassination.


Are you kidding me? ANY Belgian is worth an assassination.
 
2013-01-19 09:40:45 PM  
It looked very poorly staged like a PR stunt to me... right up until a bunch of guys laid into the gunman with a bunch of very real, harmful kicks and punches. But maybe they weren't in on the act.

I dunno, there's a definite *click* right at the point where he should have pulled the trigger, and he immediately tries to re-chamber. I'm betting misfire or forgot to chamber a round. Could have been a very different video otherwise.
 
2013-01-19 09:40:53 PM  

doyner: worlddan: What puzzles me is that there is no one in Belguim worth an assassination.

Prisoner One: "Hey, what YOU in here for?"
Prisoner Two, boastfully: "I'm an assassin!"
Prisoner One: "From where?"
P2: "Belgium."
P1: "Where's that?"
P2: "Europe!"
P1. "Oh, well who did you kill?
P2 "&*%$!"
P1: "Never heard of him."

Bulgaria, dude.


Stupid Flanders doesn't know the difference.
 
2013-01-19 09:41:42 PM  
A less fortunate politician:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-19 09:43:42 PM  
I knew a Bulgarian guy, his teeth were rotting out of his head and you could smell his breath from 30 feet away. Don't know how but he brought a smoking little wife over here with him. She must have been trying to escape their would be assasins.
 
2013-01-19 09:44:18 PM  

ciberido: worlddan: What puzzles me is that there is no one in Belguim worth an assassination.

Are you kidding me? ANY Belgian is worth an assassination.


I assassinated a whole stack of Belgians at IHOP the other night!
 
2013-01-19 09:45:11 PM  

syrynxx: One other article on the event said it was a "gas pistol" - like perhaps it shot tear gas pellets, not actual bullets?


Gas guns are fatal at point blank range. Had the gun fired, he probably would have killed his target.

In other gun news, just 5 accidental shootings today at events celebrating "Gun Appreciation Day".
Link
 
2013-01-19 09:45:22 PM  

thetheologian: He hesitated. You never become famous if you hesitate.


I may be imagining it, but there was a click that sounded like it could have been a misfire.
 
2013-01-19 09:46:57 PM  
Looks like a set up. Some petty criminal shooting a political figure? I've seen a lot of movies about set ups, and that's what it looks like to me.
 
2013-01-19 09:47:44 PM  
Must be the buttermilk

/obscure, very.
 
2013-01-19 09:48:14 PM  
Misfire.

Makh: Gun appreciation day in full swing I see.


Misfire. Apparently guns aren't appreciated that much in Bulgaria.
 
2013-01-19 09:48:26 PM  
Gun used in the attack.

If you want to kill a public servant, I recommend you buy American.
 
2013-01-19 09:48:47 PM  

Dr.Zom: syrynxx: One other article on the event said it was a "gas pistol" - like perhaps it shot tear gas pellets, not actual bullets?

I saw that too. I'm guessing the guy works with the Green Hornet.


From wiki:

A gas pistol is a non-lethal weapon used for self-defense and other purposes. It is typically a close-to-exact replica or conversion of a real handgun made to be able to fire tear gas cartridges only. Effective range is up to 4.5 metres depending on caliber.

Apparently they can cause serious injury if fired at close range.
 
2013-01-19 09:52:50 PM  

Gormanoglu: Gun used in the attack.

If you want to kill a public servant, I recommend you buy American.


Really? Oswald used an Italian rifle.
 
2013-01-19 09:53:10 PM  

fusillade762: Apparently they can cause serious injury if fired at close range.


FATAL if fired at the head at point blank range.

Had he guy fired, the assassination would probably have succeeded.
 
2013-01-19 09:53:33 PM  
Total fail on keeping the guy subdued. Security needs better training.
 
2013-01-19 09:53:41 PM  
...the old man and his umbrella...

Reminded me of this:
t0.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-19 09:53:41 PM  
lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-01-19 09:53:58 PM  
Is that a cultural thing? Not all the guys in suits were security. So do Bulgarians like fighting?
 
2013-01-19 09:54:34 PM  
The man was identified as Oktay Enimemehmedov, a 25-year-old ethnic Turkish resident of the city of Burgas, with a previous criminal record for assault and theft.

Well that explains it.
 
2013-01-19 09:55:05 PM  
It appears that the politician at least tried to grab the weapon arm (did he?) and then did a judo roll away!

Am I the only one amazed by this?
 
2013-01-19 09:56:26 PM  

RandomRandom: In other gun news, just 5 accidental shootings today at events celebrating "Gun Appreciation Day".
Link


Obviously Democratic plants sent there to stage the whole thing and discredit responsible gun owners, furthering Farbama's gun-grabbing agenda.
 
2013-01-19 09:59:23 PM  

RandomRandom: fusillade762: Apparently they can cause serious injury if fired at close range.

FATAL if fired at the head at point blank range.

Had he guy fired, the assassination would probably have succeeded.


He did, you could hear the click of the trigger being pulled if you up the volume, plus if you watch closely,you can see the pistol barrel jerk to the assassin's right as he yanks on the trigger. It was a misfire however.

//not a camera shutter, it was a single click
///what really got me was the old man and his umbrella
 
2013-01-19 10:00:26 PM  
I'm going to guess that the firing pin had been filed down.
 
2013-01-19 10:01:11 PM  

RandomRandom: In other gun news, just 5 accidental shootings today at events celebrating "Gun Appreciation Day".


HaHaNelsonMuntz.jpg
 
2013-01-19 10:01:20 PM  
has everybody covered this looking like a misfire?

Who the hell wants to kill the Prime Minister of Malaria anyways? It's a pretty rad place. I really miss Sofia and my early 20s...
 
2013-01-19 10:02:27 PM  
Clearly even if we ban the guns, the criminals are just going to use gas guns, so SAMs and Nukes for everyone!
 
2013-01-19 10:02:30 PM  
The guy looks amazingly shocked when nothing happens after he comes to a stop in front of his target. In fact, he either deliberately hesitates, or the gun doesn't fire.

Perhaps he forgot to take the safety off.

Or maybe the gun misfired and didn't shoot.

Or maybe whoever got him the gun got him a bad gun.

Whatever this was, it's not as simple as an assassination attempt. Assassins don't run up on stage with a short range pistol, and they certainly don't get disarmed by an old politician.
 
2013-01-19 10:02:36 PM  

KangTheMad: RandomRandom: fusillade762: Apparently they can cause serious injury if fired at close range.

FATAL if fired at the head at point blank range.

Had he guy fired, the assassination would probably have succeeded.

He did, you could hear the click of the trigger being pulled if you up the volume, plus if you watch closely,you can see the pistol barrel jerk to the assassin's right as he yanks on the trigger. It was a misfire however.

//not a camera shutter, it was a single click
///what really got me was the old man and his umbrella


Horrifying, isn't this something that only happens in Hitchcock movies? Why on earth would you go on television and kill someone in plain view of everyone in your country? I guess he didn't intend on getting away.
 
2013-01-19 10:04:20 PM  

Jaws_Victim: KangTheMad: RandomRandom: fusillade762: Apparently they can cause serious injury if fired at close range.

FATAL if fired at the head at point blank range.

Had he guy fired, the assassination would probably have succeeded.

He did, you could hear the click of the trigger being pulled if you up the volume, plus if you watch closely,you can see the pistol barrel jerk to the assassin's right as he yanks on the trigger. It was a misfire however.

//not a camera shutter, it was a single click
///what really got me was the old man and his umbrella

Horrifying, isn't this something that only happens in Hitchcock movies? Why on earth would you go on television and kill someone in plain view of everyone in your country? I guess he didn't intend on getting away.


Fame, notoriety, martyrdom, ethnic hate. Most likely the last two.
 
2013-01-19 10:07:20 PM  
Not being a farmers market the old man had to use his umbrella.
 
2013-01-19 10:09:55 PM  
Waiting for the Bud Dwyer suicide video. Probably scrubbed from the net now. Saw it live with no editing. Amazing and interesting from a medical standpoint.
 
2013-01-19 10:11:34 PM  
Heard the click, misfire = one very lucky politician. Looks like the guy knew it too and went to try for a manual rechamber before going for something in his jacket. Good thing he got mugged by security before he got whatever it was.
 
2013-01-19 10:11:42 PM  

prisoner6: Waiting for the Bud Dwyer suicide video. Probably scrubbed from the net now. Saw it live with no editing. Amazing and interesting from a medical standpoint.


...It's still up. And on youtube, of all things. I had no idea so much blood was in the human head
 
2013-01-19 10:12:34 PM  

Scorpius.Raven: Heard the click, misfire = one very lucky politician. Looks like the guy knew it too and went to try for a manual rechamber before going for something in his jacket. Good thing he got mugged by security before he got whatever it was.


He had two knives
 
2013-01-19 10:15:24 PM  
The vigilante mob was only slightly less disturbing than the assassination attempt.
 
2013-01-19 10:15:28 PM  

syrynxx: One other article on the event said it was a "gas pistol" - like perhaps it shot tear gas pellets, not actual bullets?


CO2 powered, more likely. You know it as an air gun or pellet gun.


/available at most wal-marts and sporting goods stores in the US for less than $50
 
2013-01-19 10:15:40 PM  
I don't know many Bulgarians but every Bulgarian in that video looks exactly what I think a Bulgarian looks like. Bulgarian.
 
2013-01-19 10:16:26 PM  
Why does this feel set up? What kind of stunt was this and why?? WHY????
 
2013-01-19 10:20:51 PM  
lol that old guy was sooo funny
 
2013-01-19 10:21:26 PM  

KangTheMad: Scorpius.Raven: Heard the click, misfire = one very lucky politician. Looks like the guy knew it too and went to try for a manual rechamber before going for something in his jacket. Good thing he got mugged by security before he got whatever it was.

He had two knives


Then that's a lucky politician twice over. It doesn't take much knife work to make someone unfixable.
 
2013-01-19 10:23:16 PM  

KimNorth: Why does this feel set up? What kind of stunt was this and why?? WHY????


I'm not a conspiracy theorist at all. But, the whole thing doesn't look or sound right at all. Disarmed by his target after stalking right up on him? Within arm's reach? Where was his security? Why did they let him get that close to the man?

How did a man intending to kill another on live tv manage to let an elderly politician with no remarkable physical prowess disarm him?

And then have the target and all his friends beat him up on live tv?

This feels very out of the norm.
 
2013-01-19 10:23:52 PM  
The old man and his umbrella was priceless. You have to figure it took him that long to amble up from the back of the hall to get his swat in at the would-be assassin's head.

What is genuinely scary about this is that the assassin has a press pass.
 
2013-01-19 10:24:43 PM  

Infernalist: Whatever this was, it's not as simple as an assassination attempt. Assassins don't run up on stage with a short range pistol, and they certainly don't get disarmed by an old politician.


Never heard of Rosalino "Chalino" Sánchez, Dimebag Darrell, or Theodore Roosevelt?

Gun laws in Bulgaria are actually quite strict.


/it may have been a gas gun
//small possibility this was a political stunt
 
2013-01-19 10:25:26 PM  
 
2013-01-19 10:26:13 PM  
yeh,, if you turn up the volume you can hear a faint click of a misfire right when the guy first leaps on stage and gets the gun close to his target.

There was no hesitation whatsoever on the part of the assailant. It was essentially flawless execution, except for equipment failure.

The only thing that saved that politician was the misfire.
 
2013-01-19 10:27:39 PM  

KimNorth: Why does this feel set up? What kind of stunt was this and why?? WHY????


Because an assassination attempt makes controversy and surviving makes you look cool.

Also, when a man has a gun, he can be a lot farther away. Coming up that close and pausing to let "victim" get his shiat together is the wrong way to assassinate someone with a pistol. He could have put a few rounds into the old man from 10' away instead of standing there waiting.
 
2013-01-19 10:35:05 PM  

gsnfl: I don't know many Bulgarians but every Bulgarian in that video looks exactly what I think a Bulgarian looks like. Bulgarian.


The Bulgarian assassin bought his standard issue Bulgarian Assassin Issue leather assassin jacket at Bulgarians R Us.
 
2013-01-19 10:36:29 PM  

KimNorth: Why does this feel set up? What kind of stunt was this and why?? WHY????


It was staged by the NRA .
 
2013-01-19 10:37:54 PM  

doglover: KimNorth: Why does this feel set up? What kind of stunt was this and why?? WHY????

Because an assassination attempt makes controversy and surviving makes you look cool.

Also, when a man has a gun, he can be a lot farther away. Coming up that close and pausing to let "victim" get his shiat together is the wrong way to assassinate someone with a pistol. He could have put a few rounds into the old man from 10' away instead of standing there waiting.


Except when, as has been explained many times already, the gun in question is a blank gun (an Ekol Volga, made in Turkey) and thus must be fired from very close range in order to be effective as a weapon instead of as just a noisemaker. You hear the click- either the gun misfired, or the idiot forgot to chamber a round first. If that had been successful, that politician would be dead or seriously injured.
 
2013-01-19 10:38:30 PM  

doglover: KimNorth: Why does this feel set up? What kind of stunt was this and why?? WHY????

Because an assassination attempt makes controversy and surviving makes you look cool.

Also, when a man has a gun, he can be a lot farther away. Coming up that close and pausing to let "victim" get his shiat together is the wrong way to assassinate someone with a pistol. He could have put a few rounds into the old man from 10' away instead of standing there waiting.


Almost as though the whole point was to make the politician look like an innocent man being targeted for assassination, and get a good photo op in the process.
 
2013-01-19 10:40:17 PM  

phrawgh: Infernalist: Whatever this was, it's not as simple as an assassination attempt. Assassins don't run up on stage with a short range pistol, and they certainly don't get disarmed by an old politician.

Never heard of Rosalino "Chalino" Sánchez, Dimebag Darrell, or Theodore Roosevelt?

Gun laws in Bulgaria are actually quite strict.


/it may have been a gas gun
//small possibility this was a political stunt


Gun laws make people stupid? My gosh No gun! How can I kill him as I only have these two very sharp knives in my pocket? What did we do before guns? It must have been great no war or murder.....
 
2013-01-19 10:42:52 PM  
rule of assassins club...make sure the safety is off
 
2013-01-19 10:45:01 PM  

Greek: You hear the click- either the gun misfired, or the idiot forgot to chamber a round first.


Or he's a cat's paw, possibly in the employ of the man he was there to "assassinate" or his party.

You don't always have to give henchmen the full scoop, and you can equip them with bogus gear to make sure they can't botch your operations.

He could even have been just sending a message. Kind of like the horse head in the Godfather. "Our guys can reach you. Next time, the gun's loaded. You're not safe." kind of thing,


There's so many chances for it to be something that ISN'T a lone man attempting the assassination of a politician. It could be that, too, but who uses a blank gun when they've got two knives on them?
 
2013-01-19 10:45:40 PM  

HotWingAgenda: doglover: KimNorth: Why does this feel set up? What kind of stunt was this and why?? WHY????

Because an assassination attempt makes controversy and surviving makes you look cool.

Also, when a man has a gun, he can be a lot farther away. Coming up that close and pausing to let "victim" get his shiat together is the wrong way to assassinate someone with a pistol. He could have put a few rounds into the old man from 10' away instead of standing there waiting.

Almost as though the whole point was to make the politician look like an innocent man being targeted for assassination, and get a good photo op in the process.


See one post above you, and several other posts in this thread.

The would be assassin was Turkish, I've pretty much no reason to doubt it wasn't a legit attempt.
 
2013-01-19 10:46:18 PM  
ok that was awesome
 
2013-01-19 10:48:40 PM  
I, for one, would like to see my bodyguards reacting just a bit faster to that situation. You know, so I don't have to FIGHT A MAD GUNMAN BY MYSELF for five seconds.
 
2013-01-19 10:48:58 PM  
I've seen a lot of movies and something seems off about this. Like its a setup. I can tell by the pixels.
 
2013-01-19 10:49:35 PM  

wellreadneck: The vigilante mob was only slightly less disturbing than the assassination attempt.


Hey, if you attempt to assassinate someone then you deserve to get your butt kicked. My only question is why he was still conscious when they walked him off in hand-cuffs; pretty feeble vigilante mob. But when your vigilante leader appears to be an 80 year old with an umbrella, this is what you get.
 
2013-01-19 10:51:46 PM  

Rug Doctor: I, for one, would like to see my bodyguards reacting just a bit faster to that situation. You know, so I don't have to FIGHT A MAD GUNMAN BY MYSELF for five seconds.


Why is it when it isn't the US, Brits or zee Germans, everyone else's elite protection/ security looks like something out of a Keystone Cops meet the Stooges?
 
2013-01-19 10:51:54 PM  

wellreadneck: The vigilante mob was only slightly less disturbing than the assassination attempt.


If by vigilante you mean people who were trying to keep from getting shot themselves.
 
2013-01-19 10:52:42 PM  
FTA: "The attacker is escorted out by security personnel"

Sounds like assassination attempts in Bulgaria are like being thrown out of a bar in other countries.
 
2013-01-19 10:52:49 PM  
I haven't seen a bunch of suits give a beating like that since Wall Street invented credit default swaps!
 
2013-01-19 10:52:55 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-19 10:53:14 PM  

gblive: My only question is why he was still conscious when they walked him off in hand-cuffs; pretty feeble vigilante mob


Did you not see security keeping them from killing him?

You really have to do that or you can't torture, I mean interrogate his employers' names out of him later.
 
2013-01-19 10:54:49 PM  
He had one job to do and he screwed it up.
 
2013-01-19 10:55:10 PM  

Gormanoglu: Gun used in the attack.

If you want to kill a public servant, I recommend you buy American.


right on gun nut.

everyone is proud of your gun knowledge..
 
2013-01-19 10:58:41 PM  

KangTheMad: HotWingAgenda: doglover: KimNorth: Why does this feel set up? What kind of stunt was this and why?? WHY????

Because an assassination attempt makes controversy and surviving makes you look cool.

Also, when a man has a gun, he can be a lot farther away. Coming up that close and pausing to let "victim" get his shiat together is the wrong way to assassinate someone with a pistol. He could have put a few rounds into the old man from 10' away instead of standing there waiting.

Almost as though the whole point was to make the politician look like an innocent man being targeted for assassination, and get a good photo op in the process.

See one post above you, and several other posts in this thread.

The would be assassin was Turkish, I've pretty much no reason to doubt it wasn't a legit attempt.


Yeah, IF it was a setup, the assassin wasn't in on it. He, at least, thought it was real. Because no way a fake assassin would let himself get beat up by a bunch of old men. I've also heard that Bulgarian security still has leftovers from the Soviet days in the back room, so unless THEY'RE in on the scheme, that guy is in for a bad night. He may be wishing he was back in Incirlik being abused by Turkish guards.
 
2013-01-19 10:58:47 PM  
userserve-ak.last.fm


RIP GAS PISTOLS
 
2013-01-19 10:58:56 PM  
If he took the shot further away instead of trying to do it point blank then he would have been successful.
 
2013-01-19 11:03:41 PM  
The politician is clearly a 7th Dan black belt
 
2013-01-19 11:04:14 PM  
In US America, politician SHOOT YOU!!

media.treehugger.com
 
2013-01-19 11:05:09 PM  
GUNBRELLA USED IN ATTACK!!!

i.imgur.com

Link


look at meeee i know about gunbrelllaaaas
 
2013-01-19 11:07:12 PM  

Haliburton Cummings: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 396x387]

RIP GAS PISTOLS


Those would be Pistols with gas.
 
2013-01-19 11:10:43 PM  

CipollinaFan: If he took the shot further away instead of trying to do it point blank then he would have been successful.


Small pistol, small sight radius. He wouldn't have had time to line-up a shot before being tackled.
 
2013-01-19 11:12:51 PM  
""You hear the click- either the gun misfired, or the idiot forgot to chamber a round first. If that had been successful, that politician would be dead or seriously injured.""

exactly.

And in fact when it doesn't go off the assailant steps back to try to unjam the weapon, and then he's mobbed as is target stumbles away
 
2013-01-19 11:13:42 PM  
i76.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-19 11:15:44 PM  

KangTheMad: HotWingAgenda: doglover: KimNorth: Why does this feel set up? What kind of stunt was this and why?? WHY????

Because an assassination attempt makes controversy and surviving makes you look cool.

Also, when a man has a gun, he can be a lot farther away. Coming up that close and pausing to let "victim" get his shiat together is the wrong way to assassinate someone with a pistol. He could have put a few rounds into the old man from 10' away instead of standing there waiting.

Almost as though the whole point was to make the politician look like an innocent man being targeted for assassination, and get a good photo op in the process.

See one post above you, and several other posts in this thread.

The would be assassin was Turkish, I've pretty much no reason to doubt it wasn't a legit attempt.


The politician was ethnic Turk as well.
 
2013-01-19 11:16:52 PM  
Looks like they put the boots to him, medium style...
 
2013-01-19 11:18:53 PM  

skaya: ""You hear the click- either the gun misfired, or the idiot forgot to chamber a round first. If that had been successful, that politician would be dead or seriously injured.""

exactly.

And in fact when it doesn't go off the assailant steps back to try to unjam the weapon, and then he's mobbed as is target stumbles away


this sounds like your first date no?


TISH!
 
2013-01-19 11:20:48 PM  

ernst_k: It appears that the politician at least tried to grab the weapon arm (did he?) and then did a judo roll away!

Am I the only one amazed by this?


Reminds me of when Dubya managed to dodge that shoe the guy threw at his head. That was the most impressive thing he did in his presidency, IMO.
 
2013-01-19 11:22:06 PM  
i love all the ass-assination experts in here...

"when i shot the president of Zombalgio, i stood right up there..one shot..right in the real estate..then..two more just to be sure...it's on my facebook...that was a 22 caliber penis enlarger made by Heckled My Koch."

stfu...
 
2013-01-19 11:24:03 PM  
The guy with the umbrella is comedy gold.  It's almost too perfect to be true.  He's like the old guy in the Benny Hill shows getting his licks in.  Priceless.
 
2013-01-19 11:28:08 PM  

gblive: wellreadneck: The vigilante mob was only slightly less disturbing than the assassination attempt.

Hey, if you attempt to assassinate someone then you deserve to get your butt kicked. My only question is why he was still conscious when they walked him off in hand-cuffs; pretty feeble vigilante mob. But when your vigilante leader appears to be an 80 year old with an umbrella, this is what you get.


That's also known as a lynching.
 
2013-01-19 11:29:46 PM  

juvandy: It looked very poorly staged like a PR stunt to me... right up until a bunch of guys laid into the gunman with a bunch of very real, harmful kicks and punches. But maybe they weren't in on the act.

I dunno, there's a definite *click* right at the point where he should have pulled the trigger, and he immediately tries to re-chamber. I'm betting misfire or forgot to chamber a round. Could have been a very different video otherwise.


In some other articles I've seen they do state a misfire but it's the Internet. And I'm on my phone making linking difficult
 
2013-01-19 11:31:05 PM  

LDM90: wellreadneck: The vigilante mob was only slightly less disturbing than the assassination attempt.

If by vigilante you mean people who were trying to keep from getting shot themselves.


Shot by a prone, disarmed man?
 
2013-01-19 11:31:25 PM  
Always use a revolver as primary.
Always!
 
2013-01-19 11:36:19 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-19 11:42:35 PM  
Why does he shout out YOLO at 0:37
 
2013-01-19 11:47:47 PM  
i.imgur.com

Guess he's going to see the Principal, huh?
 
2013-01-19 11:50:10 PM  

snocone: Always use a revolver as primary.
Always!


See, this is the real reason jihadis use suicide vests.

15 kilos of dynamite will never miss.
 
2013-01-19 11:57:15 PM  

ernst_k: It appears that the politician at least tried to grab the weapon arm (did he?) and then did a judo roll away!

Am I the only one amazed by this?


No, you're not the only one amazed by this.

And by being amazed I mean that this video link posted on fark is only 12 hours behind Reddit.

Typically it takes 24-48 hours before fark catches up to Reddit posts.



www.easyfundraisingcards.com



/my shocked face.
 
2013-01-19 11:59:25 PM  

El Dudereno: syrynxx: One other article on the event said it was a "gas pistol" - like perhaps it shot tear gas pellets, not actual bullets?

CO2 powered, more likely. You know it as an air gun or pellet gun.

/available at most wal-marts and sporting goods stores in the US for less than $50


Nope. I posted a link upthread.


Demetrius: The guy with the umbrella is comedy gold.  It's almost too perfect to be true.  He's like the old guy in the Benny Hill shows getting his licks in.  Priceless.


Someone should speed up the video and dub it with Yakety Sax.
 
2013-01-20 12:00:24 AM  

Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: And by being amazed I mean that this video link posted on fark is only 12 hours behind Reddit.

Typically it takes 24-48 hours before fark catches up to Reddit posts.


But Reddit sucks.
 
2013-01-20 12:01:43 AM  
Cheap ammo, or some handler has a farked sense of humor.

I'd like to think the 2nd.
 
2013-01-20 12:02:33 AM  

EdNortonsTwin: Cheap ammo, or some handler has a farked sense of humor.

I'd like to think the 2nd.


Both could be true. If you have to hire a dumb assassin, you probably can't afford top-quality ammunition.
 
2013-01-20 12:04:33 AM  
Hmm.

Wikipedia says that the politican is an ethnic Turk, and that his party represents the interests of the Turkish minority in Bulgaria.

It also says that the would-be assassin was an ethnic Turk himself. Why would he target him?
 
2013-01-20 12:06:58 AM  
Also, is it me, or does Bulgarian spoken by angry people sound an awful lot like the dialogue of the Two-Headed Monster from Sesame Street?

/abugh buzzah bujag! BUGZ ABUGEH! BUZEDEH!
 
2013-01-20 12:12:43 AM  
I think we have become so desensitized to events and so utterly suspicious of everything that the "this is fake" alarm bells ring prominently no matter what the situation is. Frankly, I believe this was a genuine assassination attempt and the politician is VERY LUCKY to be alive today.

I found the roughing up the would-be assassin had at the end unnecessary and somewhat disturbing, but I think too many posts make him out to be the victim, in typical libtard fashion. The guy almost killed their party leader - I wouldn't get a few licks in, but I am not too surprised that a few people vented some frustration on him. In any case, he is alive, and hopefully will be interrogated and can give us some idea about the motive for this crime, as well as who might have hired him (if indeed he was hired to do this.)

Why would an ethnic Turk would-be assassin go after an ethnic Turk politician? Speculation abounds. One theory is that he was hired to do it. Another theory is that the 25-year old is a "second-generation ethnic Turk" who has a political ax to grind against the ethnic Turks. Another possibility is that he is just a hooligan who wanted 15 min of fame. In any case, now that he has been captured, hopefully some answers will be forthcoming.

Awesome video.
 
2013-01-20 12:15:59 AM  
Damn, check out his ninja roll after he pushes the guy out of the way.
 
2013-01-20 12:24:40 AM  
Gas pellet gun could have done major damage if shot in temple. Clearly the 'old fella' wasn't going without a fight. +1 Geriatric Kung Fu.
 
2013-01-20 12:27:01 AM  

MeanJean: Hmm.

Wikipedia says that the politican is an ethnic Turk, and that his party represents the interests of the Turkish minority in Bulgaria.

It also says that the would-be assassin was an ethnic Turk himself. Why would he target him?


For the same reason it was an orthodox Jew who assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, I would imagine, or it was a Hindu who shot Gandhi, or a member of the Nation of Islam who killed Malcolm X.

Just because the assassin is a member of the same group as the victim doesn't mean he likes him, you know?
 
2013-01-20 12:29:18 AM  

KimNorth: Why does this feel set up? What kind of stunt was this and why?? WHY????



Because you watch too much TV.
 
2013-01-20 12:31:29 AM  

syrynxx: One other article on the event said it was a "gas pistol" - like perhaps it shot tear gas pellets, not actual bullets?


as in.. a pellet gun perhaps?
 
2013-01-20 12:48:57 AM  

w00ty: syrynxx: One other article on the event said it was a "gas pistol" - like perhaps it shot tear gas pellets, not actual bullets?

as in.. a pellet gun perhaps?


9mm blank gun
 
2013-01-20 12:50:57 AM  

MeanJean: Hmm.

Wikipedia says that the politican is an ethnic Turk, and that his party represents the interests of the Turkish minority in Bulgaria.

It also says that the would-be assassin was an ethnic Turk himself. Why would he target him?


I think the politician was the head of a leftist party. The gunmen may have been a right-winger.
 
2013-01-20 12:51:32 AM  
Grandpa?
 
2013-01-20 12:51:51 AM  

KangTheMad: The man was identified as Oktay Enimemehmedov, a 25-year-old ethnic Turkish resident of the city of Burgas, with a previous criminal record for assault and theft.

Well that explains it.


I'm not sure what your point is with that as the victim is ethnic Turkish as well.
 
2013-01-20 12:57:37 AM  

jfarkinB: The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a bunch of good guys with heavy shoes.


and an umbrella
 
2013-01-20 01:01:20 AM  
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

Dummy. This is why you bring two guns, so if one doesn't work, you can use the other one and not get beaten up by a gang of old men *sigh*.

I mean, even the security people are so useless as to lead you away, walking and with your hands and arms unbound. Epic Fail, ethnic Turk guy.
 
2013-01-20 01:03:30 AM  

Gormanoglu: Gun used in the attack.

If you want to kill a public servant, I recommend you buy American.


Harvey?
Harvey Dent?
 
2013-01-20 01:04:23 AM  

carnifex2005: [i.imgur.com image 850x609]

That gun looks like a pea shooter.


From one foot away does it matter?
 
2013-01-20 01:13:29 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: [i.imgur.com image 625x377]

Typical libs/dems grabbing guns out of the hands of responsible gun owners.


I heart you so much.
 
2013-01-20 01:18:06 AM  

w00ty: syrynxx: One other article on the event said it was a "gas pistol" - like perhaps it shot tear gas pellets, not actual bullets?

as in.. a pellet gun perhaps?


Looking around, indications are it's an Ekol Volga 9mm PAK blank gun. It fires blanks, gunpowder propelled. It does NOT fire gas canisters, actually has nothing to do with 'gas' whatsoever, and is primarily sold as a practice weapon. It's apparently quite a bit more expensive than 40 BGN.

You can buy one here, apparently.http://www.replicaairguns.com/buy-air-blank-guns-us/#ecwid :category=22 15362&mode=product&product=11100436
As far as who Ahmer Dogan is, everything I'm seeing says he's one of the good guys, fighting against the remnants of communism.
 
2013-01-20 01:18:32 AM  

gsnfl: I don't know many Bulgarians but every Bulgarian in that video looks exactly what I think a Bulgarian looks like. Bulgarian.


With really heavy shoes.
 
2013-01-20 01:26:08 AM  
Funny how it's not being reported widely that it was actually a tear gas cartridge gun.. But that wouldn't sell papers.
 
2013-01-20 01:26:23 AM  
I think i can translate much of the screaming as "Stop Resisting, Stop Resisting!"
 
2013-01-20 01:36:24 AM  

prisoner6: Waiting for the Bud Dwyer suicide video. Probably scrubbed from the net now. Saw it live with no editing. Amazing and interesting from a medical standpoint.


Oh heck, buddy just do a youtube search and it comes right up. Interesting? Bullet cuts huge channel through brain killing him instantly. Dead before he hit the floor. Blood pouring out his mouth and nose. This is interesting how?
 
2013-01-20 01:46:29 AM  
1) That has to be some of the worst security detail for a politician I've seen. Exactly what did everyone think a guy was doing coming up on stage during a speech?

B) I guess that karate guy from a few links down was right: when someone is trying to shoot you, they DO come right up to you within a foot or so to kill you. In which case his karate disarm movve would work. I'm sorry for making fun of you, karate dude.
 
2013-01-20 01:49:45 AM  
STAGED

A real assassin would have shot him several times while approaching.
 
2013-01-20 02:17:45 AM  
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

Approves.
 
2013-01-20 02:40:55 AM  
Don't tase kick the crap out of me bro!!
 
2013-01-20 02:41:57 AM  
Bullet Tooth Tony is at it again, eh?
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-20 02:44:02 AM  
If Bulgarian history is any indicator, that umbrella probably contained a pellet of ricin:
www.thefileroom.org

Just ask Georgi Markov (or rather, his widow).
 
2013-01-20 02:54:06 AM  

rev. dave: Is that a cultural thing? Not all the guys in suits were security. So do Bulgarians like fighting?


I don't think anyone beating the guy was security. It looked to me like the security guys were trying to handcuff the dude when the angry mob pulled him away for a good beat down.
 
2013-01-20 02:56:15 AM  

wellreadneck: LDM90: wellreadneck: The vigilante mob was only slightly less disturbing than the assassination attempt.

If by vigilante you mean people who were trying to keep from getting shot themselves.

Shot by a prone, disarmed man?


I'm not sure it was evident he was completely disarmed. Who knows what else he had.

I guess I just don't see it as an angry mob. I see it as a bunch of frightened people who want to make absolutely sure he can't hurt them. If a wild animal is trying to eat your face, do you fight it until it backs off a little or do you keep hitting until it's absolutely incapable of eating your face?
 
2013-01-20 02:58:22 AM  
Even Bulgarians know this was a set up to make a failing leader look powerful.
 
2013-01-20 03:04:46 AM  

gadian: Even Bulgarians know this was a set up to make a failing leader look powerful.


Wow.

The guy is not even a major political leader. He is the head of an ethnic Turk party in Bulgaria, which might claim to represent the ~12% of Bulgarians who are ethnic Turks. The would-be assassin had some sort of credentials to attend that party's convention, quickly jumped on stage, and appears to fire before anyone knew what was going on. Luckily, the gun misfired, and the guy was quickly overwhelmed by security before he could do anything else.

The reason the security is not world class is because this is a random politician. This is not secret service grade security - more likely it was just local security staff for the venue.
 
2013-01-20 03:07:15 AM  

gadian: Even Bulgarians know this was a set up to make a failing leader look powerful.


You read too many comic books.
 
2013-01-20 03:09:22 AM  
Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: And by being amazed I mean that this video link posted on fark is only 12 hours behind Reddit.

Typically it takes 24-48 hours before fark catches up to Reddit posts.


next time submit it with a better headline or STFU
 
2013-01-20 03:14:05 AM  

The Larch: You read too many comic books.


Hey, only going off of what Bulgarians have been shouting all over the internet all day.
 
2013-01-20 03:19:35 AM  

gadian: The Larch: You read too many comic books.

Hey, only going off of what Bulgarians have been shouting all over the internet all day.


Don't be silly. Waffles can't use the Internet.
 
2013-01-20 03:43:10 AM  

wellreadneck: The vigilante mob was only slightly less disturbing than the assassination attempt.


Don't be a pussy.
 
2013-01-20 03:55:00 AM  

carnifex2005: [i.imgur.com image 850x609]

That gun looks like a pea shooter.


No, his pee shooter is obscured by the podium.
 
2013-01-20 03:57:03 AM  

Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: ernst_k: It appears that the politician at least tried to grab the weapon arm (did he?) and then did a judo roll away!

Am I the only one amazed by this?

No, you're not the only one amazed by this.

And by being amazed I mean that this video link posted on fark is only 12 hours behind Reddit.

Typically it takes 24-48 hours before fark catches up to Reddit posts.

[www.easyfundraisingcards.com image 244x260]

/my shocked face.


Reddit still sucks syphilitic donkey balls.
 
2013-01-20 04:06:40 AM  
Later:

Did you see me knock the would be assassin down?
You didn't knock him down.
Well, I was the first one to hit him with an umbrella.
 
2013-01-20 04:35:03 AM  

KangTheMad: He did, you could hear the click of the trigger being pulled if you up the volume, plus if you watch closely,you can see the pistol barrel jerk to the assassin's right as he yanks on the trigger. It was a misfire however.


Back and to the right?
 
2013-01-20 04:56:17 AM  
A total of three blank cartridges were discovered in the gas pistol used in Saturday's assault against Bulgarian ethnic Turkish politician Ahmed Dogan, according to experts.

/drama
 
2013-01-20 05:07:39 AM  
On the gas pistol, I wondered why he was so close. Remember that TV show that had some 'I need a hero' theme song from the 80's. The up and coming male lead put a blank pistol to his temple and pulled the trigger as some sort of self-depreciating joke. That was enough to kill him.

Having said that this is a great way to get empathy on national tv, for an opposition leader at that. I don't pretend to know, but I would bet Bulgarian black ops have better ways to kill people then with gas pistols while on national tv.
 
2013-01-20 05:28:50 AM  

prisoner6: Waiting for the Bud Dwyer suicide video. Probably scrubbed from the net now. Saw it live with no editing. Amazing and interesting from a medical standpoint.


I still have a visceral *squick* reaction when I hear his name. The part that creeped me out was not the actual deed, but the impromptu handing out of packages and instructions beforehand. No suicide is ever rational, but the final, precise order that most put into their final plan, boggles the mind.

/what has been seen, cannot be unseen
 
2013-01-20 05:35:05 AM  
prisoner6: Waiting for the Bud Dwyer suicide video. Probably scrubbed from the net now.

Link

Probably one of the most honest and explicit things you will ever see in your life. NSFW or life if you are afraid of blood, gore or death.
 
2013-01-20 05:38:15 AM  

prjindigo: STAGED

A real assassin would have shot him several times while approaching.


No, a GOOD assassin would have shot him several times. Everyone here is assuming that this guy was some kind of commando or something; but remember, al-Qaeda at one time had a training camp for suicide jihadis. Think about that for a minute: A TRAINING camp for someone who was making a one-way mission. This kind of job is somewhat similar. If the goal is to have someone walk up and put a gun to the target's head in full view of his security detachment, you're not going to get the top soldiers to volunteer, the James Bonds or Jason Bournes. You're going to get some douchebag who can barely remember to pull the trigger after aiming and not before.

I know the general theory is that terrorists and insurgents are some kind of super-villain/Dr. No style ultra criminals; but really, they're dumbass thugs. Emphasis on the dumb.
 
2013-01-20 05:43:31 AM  
Gyrfalcon,
I know the general theory is that terrorists and insurgents are some kind of super-villain/Dr. No style ultra criminals; but really, they're dumbass thugs. Emphasis on the dumb.


Or a lone crazy. If he had the backing of anyone with any street cred he would have had managed to get a gun with real lead projectiles.
 
mjg
2013-01-20 06:36:13 AM  
Proof that guns do not kill people.
 
2013-01-20 08:37:16 AM  
Worst assassin ever! He even brought gloves and left them in his pocket. I would say this was a movie inspired hitman and I am glad the movies taught him all the wrong stuff.
 
2013-01-20 08:37:26 AM  

Gyrfalcon: prjindigo: STAGED

A real assassin would have shot him several times while approaching.

No, a GOOD assassin would have shot him several times. Everyone here is assuming that this guy was some kind of commando or something; but remember, al-Qaeda at one time had a training camp for suicide jihadis. Think about that for a minute: A TRAINING camp for someone who was making a one-way mission. This kind of job is somewhat similar. If the goal is to have someone walk up and put a gun to the target's head in full view of his security detachment, you're not going to get the top soldiers to volunteer, the James Bonds or Jason Bournes. You're going to get some douchebag who can barely remember to pull the trigger after aiming and not before.

I know the general theory is that terrorists and insurgents are some kind of super-villain/Dr. No style ultra criminals; but really, they're dumbass thugs. Emphasis on the dumb.


Yup, this one was a one-way. No way after doing the deed was he going to be able to get out. Be curious to find out what kind of backstory there is on him.
 
2013-01-20 08:48:19 AM  

SN1987a goes boom: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 252x200]

Approves.


I was waiting for this.
 
2013-01-20 09:32:30 AM  
Its gotta be fake, you will never see fat old rich politicians run towards a gun.
The guy looked a little to good to have been gang beat by 10-15 guys
 
2013-01-20 12:50:11 PM  

Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: ernst_k: It appears that the politician at least tried to grab the weapon arm (did he?) and then did a judo roll away!

Am I the only one amazed by this?

No, you're not the only one amazed by this.

And by being amazed I mean that this video link posted on fark is only 12 hours behind Reddit.

Typically it takes 24-48 hours before fark catches up to Reddit posts.

[www.easyfundraisingcards.com image 244x260]

/my shocked face.


easy there tonto... some of us dont care about reddit
 
2013-01-20 02:46:43 PM  
And when the same thing happens in the Czech Republic, everyone just stands around looking confused

Link
 
2013-01-20 03:08:54 PM  

ExcaliburPrime111: I think we have become so desensitized to events and so utterly suspicious of everything that the "this is fake" alarm bells ring prominently no matter what the situation is. Frankly, I believe this was a genuine assassination attempt and the politician is VERY LUCKY to be alive today.

I found the roughing up the would-be assassin had at the end unnecessary and somewhat disturbing, but I think too many posts make him out to be the victim, in typical libtard fashion. The guy almost killed their party leader - I wouldn't get a few licks in, but I am not too surprised that a few people vented some frustration on him. In any case, he is alive, and hopefully will be interrogated and can give us some idea about the motive for this crime, as well as who might have hired him (if indeed he was hired to do this.)

Why would an ethnic Turk would-be assassin go after an ethnic Turk politician? Speculation abounds. One theory is that he was hired to do it. Another theory is that the 25-year old is a "second-generation ethnic Turk" who has a political ax to grind against the ethnic Turks. Another possibility is that he is just a hooligan who wanted 15 min of fame. In any case, now that he has been captured, hopefully some answers will be forthcoming.

Awesome video.


Shenanigans wraped in a mystery surrounded by a conundrum covered in an inegma whistling a riddle.
Simple.
 
2013-01-20 04:30:18 PM  

Enemabag Jones: On the gas pistol, I wondered why he was so close. Remember that TV show that had some 'I need a hero' theme song from the 80's. The up and coming male lead put a blank pistol to his temple and pulled the trigger as some sort of self-depreciating joke. That was enough to kill him.


You mean the show "Cover Up" where Jon-Erik Hexum played a model who also fought crime/terrorists.

And yes, he put a "starting pistol" up to his temple and fired, as a joke. You know? Jokes.

Well, at that range, the cotton wadding was propelled into his brain. End of story.

Don't try this at home, kids.
 
2013-01-20 09:58:58 PM  
I'm amazed that nobody in the security detail had a weapon. Not even pepper spray. Or at least zip-ties to bind his hands with...
 
2013-01-21 12:26:00 PM  

MeanJean: I'm amazed that nobody in the security detail had a weapon. Not even pepper spray. Or at least zip-ties to bind his hands with...


Lots of suprises and nonsense, this was a stage job.
 
2013-01-21 11:52:49 PM  

like the fisting of an angry god: Gormanoglu: Gun used in the attack.

If you want to kill a public servant, I recommend you buy American.

Harvey?
Harvey Dent?

I'm glad someone got it
 
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