The Larch: You read too many comic books.
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.
wellreadneck: The vigilante mob was only slightly less disturbing than the assassination attempt.
carnifex2005: [i.imgur.com image 850x609]That gun looks like a pea shooter.
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.
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.
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.
prjindigo: STAGEDA real assassin would have shot him several times while approaching.
Gyrfalcon: prjindigo: STAGEDA 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.
SN1987a goes boom: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 252x200]Approves.
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.
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.
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...
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?
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