On this day in 1902, the Russian Minister of the Interior, Dmitry Sergeyevich Sipyagin, was assassinated by a 20-year-old Socialist Revolutionary (read: anarchist) named Stepan Balmashov.
The release of a CIA report holding Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the brutal death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 matters to Canadians, because the same sort of thing can happen here. We’ve already seen the evidence.
On this day in 1984 a hooded gunman assassinated a Socialist candidate for the regional parliament, three days before the hotly contested Basque elections
The leftist November 17 Revolutionary Organisation claimed the assassination of a Greek police officer in Athens in December 1976
If one nation decides to unilaterally take out another’s citizen what stops the desire for legitimate retribution?
The Red Army Fraction (aka the Baader-Meinhof gang) assassinated a German banker in November 1989
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam assassinated the head of the Sri Lankan navy and his Flag Lieutenant in November 1992.
The November 1995 assassination of Israeli PM Rabin by a Jewish extremist is a good reminder that terrorism knows no religious bounds.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine assassinated the Israeli Tourism Minister at a hotel in Jerusalem in October 2001.
Al Qaeda killed Afghan Northern Alliance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud on September 9, 2001 in what was seen as a harbinger of 9/11.