Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Assassinations

Assassinations ---
Terroristic Security Incidents by Category |Timeline

Proven and conspiracy theories. Includes killings for random reasons which could be cover stories for contract hits. Note how many cases are not officially declared to be politically motivated assassinations for which there is some evidence they might have been.

*Timeline

January 18, 2015 Argentina investigator Alberto Nisman was found dead in apparent staged suicide in his apartment on January 18, a day before he was due to testify about his claim that president Fernandez sought to whitewash his findings that Iran was behind the attack on the Jewish centre, run by the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association, that killed 85 people in Buenos Aires

February 3 2013 In the city of Irvine, in the evening hours, 28-year-old Monica Quan, and her fiance, 27-year-old Keith Lawrence, were found shot to death in Lawrence's parked white Kia Optima, outside their condominium complex. Quan, an assistant women's basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton, was the daughter of Randal Quan, a former Los Angeles Police Department captain[39] and lawyer who formerly represented Dorner during Dorner's dismissal hearing from the LAPD. Lawrence was a campus security officer for University of Southern California.

1 killed 1 convicted February 2, 2013  Eddie Ray Routh Murders American Sniper Chris Kyle  wikipedia:  Christopher Scott "Chris" Kyle was a United States Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. On February 2, 2013, Kyle was shot and killed at a shooting range near Chalk Mountain, Texas, with his friend, Chad Littlefield. The man accused of killing them, Eddie Ray Routh, was found guilty of both murders and later sentenced to life in prison without parole. No motive or cause was officially established other than mental illness, but some conspiracy theories suggested it could have been an assassination by his many enemies, and he may have had sympathies for the insurgents Kyle targeted. “During a phone call with his father, Routh expressed sympathy for the detainees and discontent over how the US was conducting the war as well as his reluctance to engage in combat” and “While working as a guard at Balad Air Base, Routh laments his [Muslim] prisoners’ poor living conditions”

On March 30, 2013 Kaufman County murders - Wikipedia bodies of Kaufman County Criminal District Attorney Michael "Mike" McClelland, 63, and his wife Cynthia, 65, were found in their home located in the Talty Community of rural Kaufman County. Both had been shot and killed in what was described as a home invasion-type assault on their property.  Eric Williams, a former lawyer whose theft case was prosecuted by the two victims, was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death for the three murders.

Kaufman County murders - Wikipedia On January 31, 2013, Mark Hasse was shot and killed while walkingseries of events involving the murder of two prosecutors and a prosecutor's wife in Kaufman County, Texas in 2013. The case gained national attention in the United States due to increasing speculation that the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang was responsible. Eric Williams, a former lawyer whose theft case was prosecuted by the two victims, was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death for the three murders. His wife, Kim Williams, is being tried separately.  January 31, 2013, Mark Hasse was shot and killed while walking from his car to the courthouse when a gunman shot him repeatedly and then fled the area in a waiting car

Monday January 16, 2012 Gelareh Bagherzadeh was an Iranian-born woman, newly converted to Christianity who was an anti-government activist when she was in Iran. She was shot through the passenger side window just before she arrived at home, and she crashed slumped over the steering wheel. Police did not believe she was targeted because of her heritage or because she was an activist, but Stratfor Global Intelligence said Iranian intelligence services work in secretive ways and the shooting bore many of the signs of a government sponsored assassination since she had also traveled to Paris.

July 22, 1980 Dawud Salahuddin - Wikipedia Dawud Salahuddin is an American convert to Islam who in 1980 who in 1980 as a lone wolf terrorist gunman acting for Iran killed Ali Akbar Tabatabai, an Iranian dissident and critic of Ruhollah Khomeini, and is in exile under the protection of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He shot Tabatabai on his front door posing as mailman in the last known successful Iranian assassination plot on U.S. soil. On July 22, 1980, Salahuddin showed up at Tabatabai's front door in Bethesda, Maryland, dressed as a mailman, telling Tabatabai's associate he had a special delivery package that required his signature. When Tabatabai appeared, Salahuddin shot him three times in the abdomen and fled. Tabatabai died 45 minutes later. Salahuddin made his way to Iran by way of Canada and Switzerland.

1 killed suspect arrested and killed November 22, 1963  Lee Harvey Oswald JFK Assassination  Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot by a sniper while traveling with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally's wife Nellie, in a presidential motorcade. A ten-month investigation from November 1963 to September 1964 by the Warren Commission concluded that Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, and that Jack Ruby also acted alone when he killed Oswald before he could stand trial. Some point to Oswald's defection to Russia and connections to communists, while Russia has promoted conspiracy theories blaming right-wing enemies of communists.

1 dies in hospital, no arrest December 9, 1945 General  George S. Patton's Head-On Car Accident or Assassination Tech Sgt Robert L. Thompson leads one of two trucks which have been waiting by the side of the road until the approach of General Patton's Caddilac. Thompson says he was drinking the previous night, and he and two buddies had commandeered (or possibly stolen) a duece and a half truck for joyriding. They were sixty miles from their ordered posting. He was slightly drunk when he claimed he was pulling into a depot to return the truck, and later changed his story to a side road, but neither was close to where he failed to signal, hit the gas, and acoording to Patton's driver, steered directly into the nose of Patton's car with no other possible reason other than to deliberately hit a target. Patton's driver could not avoid a collision. Patton hit the front seat, hurt his neck, and was paralyzed. He died later in the hospital on December 21, 1945. When Woodring, Patton's driver yells "Do you know who you hit? This is General Patton", Thompson grins drunkenly and tells his companions "General Patton, do you believe it?"

1945 Murder of Michigan Senator Warren Hooper In 1945 rising Michigan senator Warren Hooper was gruesomely gunned down in his car in gangland style characteristic of the notorious Purple Gang. State power broker Frank Donald McKay was the suspected of ordering the hit, but not until the 1985 was evidence uncovered that showed that McKay had sent an order with the help of the prison warden who released gang members from prison long enough to do the job.

June 28,  1914. Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand In Sarajevo, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead by shot dead by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six Bosnian Serb assassins coordinated by Danilo Ilić. The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary's south-Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Greater Serbia. The Chief of Serbian Military Intelligence supported the conspirators by supplying bombs, pistols, training, and giving them access to safe-houses and agents used for infiltration into Austria-Hungary.
All of the assassins attempted unsuccessfully to commit suicide to hide connections to a conspiracy based in Serbia. Discovery of the conspiracy led to threats of war against Serbia which led to World War I between Serbia's allies which included Russia, France, England and Austria-Hungary which included Germany. The United States ultimately sided with England, France and the Serbians who had supported the original covert terrorist attack against the Archduke.