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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:26 PM

"He is believed to have fallen from the balcony of his apartment..." James Le Mesurier dead.

Another Russian special ?

James Le Mesurier: White Helmets backer found dead near his home in Istanbul

Former army officer helped start the White Helmets, credited with saving thousands of lives in Syria

A former British army officer, who helped start the “White Helmets”, an emergency response group in Syria, has been found dead near his home in Istanbul, just days after the Russian foreign ministry menaced him, accusing him of being a spy. James Le Mesurier, 48, was the director of Mayday Rescue charity that trained members of the Syria Civil Defence, nicknamed the White Helmets, playing a major role in its creation in Turkey in 2013.

He was awarded an OBE for his work helping Syrians three years later.

The police have yet to confirm how Mr Le Mesurier died, but he is believed to have fallen from the balcony of his apartment in the Turkish city at dawn on Monday. His death comes just three days after he was publicly attacked by Maria Zakharova, Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman, who on Friday claimed he was a “former agent of Britain’s MI6, who has been spotted all around the world”.
He and the White Helmets had been the subject of a disinformation campaign spearheaded by Moscow and their allies in Damascus for years.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/james-le-mesurier-death-white-helmets-istanbul-fall-syria-spy-russia-a9198071.html

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Reply "He is believed to have fallen from the balcony of his apartment..." James Le Mesurier dead. (Original post)
OnDoutside Nov 11 OP
saidsimplesimon Nov 11 #1
lapucelle Nov 11 #2
Sanity Claws Nov 11 #3
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 11 #7
Moral Compass Nov 11 #4
emmaverybo Nov 11 #5
renate Nov 11 #6
Duppers Nov 11 #15
Nasruddin Nov 11 #8
Lonestarblue Nov 11 #9
eggplant Nov 11 #10
bdamomma Nov 11 #11
Mendocino Nov 11 #12
LuvNewcastle Nov 11 #13
Hortensis Nov 11 #14
efhmc Nov 11 #16
KPN Nov 11 #17
jb5150 Nov 11 #18
dflprincess Nov 11 #19
Ilsa Nov 11 #20
OhNo-Really Nov 12 #21

Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:33 PM

1. The FSB in action.

I will not give Vlad a headline. He is LHAO.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:36 PM

2. ...

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:37 PM

3. How Russian!

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:15 PM

7. I'd say . . .

how Soviet.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:44 PM

4. The Russian MO

Not the first person to be thrown off his balcony by the Russians. Or was it the Turks this time.

Regardless, this was not an accidental death.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:45 PM

5. Tragic. For doing good. Poor family.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:56 PM

6. this is so tragic and awful

He literally did more good in an average minute of his existence than Trump or Putin have done in their entire lives, even accidentally.

I don't understand how Republicans can continue to suck up to such an evil government, even with kompromat. Just defy the Russians all at once, so everyone's kompromat comes out, and it's too much to take in so it just fades away. It's how the entire Trump administration has gotten away with its two-scandals-a-day pace.

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Response to renate (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:22 PM

15. +1000

Well said.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:45 PM

9. Putin strikes again.

People who annoy him have a habit of throwing themselves off balconies or through windows. But Trump loves this guy because he is jealous of his ability to kill people with impunity. Trump would love to kill a few people.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:52 PM

10. He shot himself with polonium on the way down. Clearly suicide.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:02 PM

11. Very tragic

indeed. The Russian mafia strikes again.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:03 PM

12. We are making out the report now,

we haven't decided whether he committed suicide or died while trying to escape.

Captain Renault from Casablanca

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:06 PM

13. That's one thing that old fucker Reagan was right about.

They're an evil empire. And they're taking over our venal empire.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:15 PM

14. The bastards, all of them! This is so tragic, and so angering.

As his government states, he was a British soldier and a true hero.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:25 PM

16. Isn't is odd how these dissenter never live to die of an old age.

Can we get an actuary to figure the life expectancy odds.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:27 PM

17. I don't know. Donny called Vlad: "He very

forcefully denied any Russian involvement.”

WhyTF are we — or anyone in the western world frankly — not all beyond skeptical? I would love to see our Democratic Party leaders publicly express serious skepticism about this shot! We should. Americans should hear the truth at every opportunity: Russia is not our friend; Russia is our enemy. Even fucking Mitt Romney knows that!

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:38 PM

18. Shot himself twice in the head .. reloaded,

shot himself 2 more times …. don't you hate when that happens.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:09 PM

19. You know how Donnie says he wants to invite Vlad to D.C.?

What happens if Vlad does show up & Trump shows him the Truman Balcony?

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 09:19 PM

20. Trump is fine with "doing business" this way.

Putin is his idol.

Too bad Putin won't hang him by the ankles over the Truman Balcony.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 12:18 AM

21. Truly sad.

✨✨🙏✨✨

Rest In Peace Great Soul



56,000 lives saved since 2011.

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