Assassinations occur surprisingly often. They happen all the time.
A contract killing is a way to promote a political message.
20 February, Malaysia was killed by a citizen of North Korea, Kim Jong Us. Two or three women injected him with poison via a syringe at the airport.
45-year-old Kim was a member of the dictatorial family of North Korea. He was critical — sometimes too much — to the authorities of North Korea.
One of the suspects was a t-shirt LOL (Laughing Out Loud “laughing out loud” — ed.ed.). Yes, he laughs best who laughs last.
Kim hardly had time to read the inscription on the shirt. The rest, of course he did.
Contract killing is reminiscent of something medieval. Hear some whispers behind the scenes, and soon someone dies.
However, assassinations are actually very common. They are performed continuously.
The previous one took place just three months ago. In December, the Gallery of modern art in Ankara, was shot dead by the Ambassador of Russia in Turkey. “Allah Akbar!” yelled the murderer.
In Finnish language the term “murder” is a political assassination, which the initiator wants to remain secret. Therefore, the murder in Turkey could also be called a terrorist act: the killer knew he was caught and liquidated.
The difference between the contract killing and a terrorist act lies in the fact that behind the violence. The main message of terrorism is that ordinary people are not protected from danger. With the help of custom-made murder want to show that even the king is immune.
Therefore ordered to murder attribute including the death of the founder of India Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1984 and the murder of the Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin in 1995.
The English word assassination underlines the professional character assassinations.
In the Persian Kingdom in the XI century there was a detachment of the Ismailis, who were called the assassins. The assassins were professional killers who performed contract killings for at least for 300 years.
In the Middle ages, the profession has not disappeared. Now professional killers operating under the protection of the security services.
Often they are very effective. It is unknown who killed Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov in London in 1979, with the prick of an umbrella, which was the capsule of ricin.
In Russia, contract killings has never gone out of fashion.
Politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow in 2015, the journalist Anna Politkovskaya in St. Petersburg in 2006, the spy Alexander Litvinenko was killed with poison in London in 2009.
The customer of murder is unknown, but the trail leads to the government.
For the murder of Litvinenko was first used radioactive polonium. Or was it not the first case?
This is in 2012, trying to figure out when the corpse of the leader, Yasser Arafat, was removed from the grave and check for traces of polonium poisoning. The results of the examination were mixed.
Speaking about Israel and the atoms, we note that in 2010-2012 were killed at least four Iranian nuclear scientists. This used the attached magnetic car bombs.
In the murder suspect intelligence service Mossad. This is one of the most effective organizations engaged in assassinations. She never even denied the allegations.
In any case, the message is transmitted.