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NY Daily News Writer Celebrates Assassination of Russian Ambassador

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Gersh Kuntzmann, of the New York Daily News

[ Ed. note – Below is an article that was published Tuesday by Sputnik, the subject of which is an article by a writer at the New York Daily News. The writer’s name is Gersh Kuntzmann. In his article for the Daily News, Kuntzmann expresses glee over the assassination of the Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, referring to Vladimir Putin as a “murderous dictator” and to Karlov as “the human embodiment of policies that deployed bunker busters to kill babies.” He also suggests that Karlov’s Turkish assassin, Mevlut Mert Altintas, will one day be “vindicated” and regarded as a hero.

In addition to the Sputnik article, I am also inserting within this post a video that was not included with the original article but rather was brought to my attention by our friend Ariadna. The video is useful in that it offers an interesting perspective on the assassination you may not have heard–namely that Altintas is “Sephardic” and that his name translates into “Goldstein.” I wasn’t sure the video commentator had this correct, so I went to an online translator and typed in the English word “Gold.” Sure enough, if you translate this into Turkish it comes out as “Altin.” Whether that means Antintas is, or was, indeed a Sephardic Jew I can’t say, but certainly the translation of the name could be a telling indicator. And whether or not the video commentator is correct on every single point he makes, certainly the perspective he brings to the events which transpired yesterday in Ankara is well worth considering. ]

Sputnik

As world leaders and ordinary people expressed their horror following the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, New York Daily News (NYDN) writer Gersh Kuntzmann openly celebrated the public execution, calling it an example of ‘justice [being] served.’

“As Vladimir Putin’s man in Turkey, Karlov was the public face of that murderous dictator’s war crimes around the globe and of oppression at home,” Kuntzmann wrote. “I, for one, am shedding no tears for Andrei Karlov.”

Kuntzmann also repeatedly compared the assassination of Karlov to the killing of Ernst vom Rath, a Nazi German embassy official shot dead in 1938 by Jewish teenager Herschel Grynszpan, while also likening Vladimir Putin, the leader of the government that Karlov served, to the infamous dictator Adolf Hitler. “Like Karlov, Rath was the public face of atrocity — in this case, Adolf Hitler’s genocide, anti-Semitism and coming global aggression… [history] has vindicated Grynszpan — and, indeed, vindicated others who have fought against aggression and fought for freedom.”

While giving a welcome speech at the Ankara Center for Contemporary Art on Monday December 19, Karlov was shot nine times in the back by Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a Turkish police officer. The 62-year-old father of one was unarmed and unguarded, and died soon after. Altıntaş’s motivations are not yet clear, but after the murder he yelled “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!”



The 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which nearly every country has signed and ratified, places the safety of diplomats as sacrosanct. Even in wartime, a diplomat’s task of providing reliable means of communication between nations is thought to be apolitical and crucial.

Kuntzmann, however, disagrees. “Karlov’s job in Turkey was to ease tensions over Russia’s atrocities in Syria and its incursions inside Turkey itself — meaning his job was to enable and normalize Vladimir Putin. Given that role, he wasn’t a diplomat, but a soldier, and his death is the same whether it came on a battlefield outside Aleppo or in an art gallery in Ankara.”

Kuntzmann’s comments have been met primarily with outrage on NYDN’s Facebook page. “Shouldn’t we be sad based on the fact he was a human being who was killed on camera? For the whole world & his family? Ridiculous headline. Learn some empathy instead of selling propaganda against Russia over this tragic death,” reads one comment.

“Oh Gersh, do you just stay awake at night trying to figure out ways to be ‘controversial’ or are you really that stupid. Regardless of what he was ‘the face of’, being assassinated by an Islamic terrorist is a bad thing,” reads another.

Many readers were fast to remind the author that the US is also participating in Middle East conflicts, and American diplomats have been killed in the line of duty as well.

“I’m sure there are many in the dung pile who would have said the same about Chris Stephens.. way to “go high”, sickos,” Lynn Peterson reflected.

Others went further. “You have got to be kidding me…the United States has committed human atrocities all over the place…seriously Kuntzman are you oblivious to The American war machine and what it has been doing to innocent lives for decades,” Gord Jacquie Clance charged.

The international response to the death of Andrey Karlov was a combination of outrage and support for Russia, as one of their public servants was horrifically gunned down. Besides Turkey, figures such as US Secretary of State John Kerry, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, French President Francois Hollande, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and countless others have offered Russia condolences.

Others celebrated Karlov’s death. Most prominent among them were Ukrainian nationalist politician Volodymyr Parasiuk, as well as Daesh. They have now been joined by NYDN. Gersh Kuntzmann, who joined NYDN in 2012, is best known for a July 2016 article about AR-15 assault rifles in which he claimed that firing the weapon “gave me a temporary form of PTSD. For at least an hour after firing the gun just a few times, I was anxious and irritable.” It seems, however, that Kuntzmann may have still not recovered from his trauma, as one reader summed up after reading his article: “ Annnnnnd Kuntzman has PTSD again.”

8 thoughts on “NY Daily News Writer Celebrates Assassination of Russian Ambassador

  1. Kuntzmann has selective PTSD–I’m sure the sight of Israeli children and teenagers firing Uzis doesn’t give him any problems at all…

  2. Guess Karlov wasn’t Jewish. NYDN is owned by Mort Zuckerman, one of the Jew power-brokers in the DNC.

    Wonder if Gersh will be so happy if a Jew ambassador gets murdered? I’m guessing not. Who would dare touch G-d’s Chosen?

  3. Emailed a complaint to that idiot and he replied in auto form, then in person. I’ll post them as I get them, might get a good ‘flame war’ going, but since I’m up against G-d’s Chosen, I’m destined to lose!

    I am receiving a high volume of emails from my column on Monday about the death of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov. I apologize for writing a form letter, but the high number of emails I am receiving makes it impossible for me to respond personally to every email. But rest assured, I have read your comments and absorbed them.

    For some reason, readers believe that I wanted the ambassador dead. That is not what I wrote nor what I feel. I abhor violence in all its forms. My only goal in writing the story was to remind readers that governments that inflict pain and war across the globe — in this case, Vladimir Putin’s war-crime-committing regime — should not be surprised when pain and war is inflicted back upon them.

    Many readers also inferred that I ignore American atrocities. I assure you, I do not. There have been many recent examples of terror attacks on American soil, and assassinations overseas, that also did not surprise me. The U.S., while mostly a beacon of good, sometimes makes mistakes overseas that encourage the victims to retaliate. We are the ones, after all, who are engaging in a War on Terror. It should be no surprise that the targets of that war are fighting back.

    Please do not willfully misunderstand my article as calling for violence — it was not such a call. It was merely an attempt to understand that we should not be surprised when victims fight back. What I’m seeing from the preponderance of my emails today is that many Americans are troubled when the victims who are fighting back are Muslim — even when they strike at Russian targets.

    My, how the world has changed, huh?

    Others among you pointed out that if I condone violence against the Russian ambassador for his country’s war crimes against Syria than I am also condoning the murder of U.S. Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi. Alas, those two cases are not similar at all, as our country was not engaging in war crimes in Libya. In fact, we were helping to overthrow a murderous regime. That makes all the difference to me.

    Thank you for writing. I have read your email, even though I could not respond personally.

    PS: Those of you who merely mocked my surname should try to be more coherent and articulate. Believe me, I’ve heard it all before.

    GERSH KUNTZMAN

    • I think he’s a candidate for “ProporNot”, with special emphasis on the “prop” rather than the “not.”

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