The Istanbul Nightclub Massacre.

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Video still shows the gunman opening fire with an AK47 outside the Istanbul Reina nightclub.
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An image of the gunmen, apprently taken from inside the Reina nightclub after a change of costume?! The media have reported this as a Santa Claus costume, it may be but does not resemble any such costume I have seen lacking in red.The same media also reported the gunman arrived in a Santa costume when this was clearly not the case.
Ambulances congregate in the streets of Ozakay following the Reina nightclub massacre.
Ambulances congregate in the streets of Ozakay following the Reina nightclub massacre.

January 3rd, 2016.

The Istanbul Nightclub Massacre.

The story is that a lone gunman entered the Reina nightclub in the upscale Ortaköy neighbourhood of Istanbul at around 1.45am on January the 1st and murdered at least 39, wounding a further 69 of the nightclub patrons before changing from the black attire he was wearing when he arrived into an all white outfit and evading all the Turkish security forces making a clean escape from the scene.

Among the victims were at least 15 foreigners from mainly Western and Middle Eastern nations.

2017 Istanbul nightclub attack

There is video of the beginning of the event where a man can be seen to open fire randomly on a number of targets in the street before making his way into the club. The man is dressed in black and wielding an AK47 rifle.

Istanbul nightclub gunman shooting at people caught on CCTV (GRAPHIC).

The gunshots cause many sparks to fly from the objects they strike in a manner that is eerily reminiscent of the Dallas “spark hits” episode, although less conclusive because in that case the spark hits were accompanied by a police officer doing a really bad job of pretending to have been shot. On the other hand the people on the street in Istanbul  appear to be reacting in a genuine way to the attack.

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Sparks fly as the gunman opens fire in the street outside the Reina nightclub on New Years Day.

ISIS Claim responsibility?

The identity of the gunman is not known and although someone purporting to represent ISIS has claimed responsibility, the claim of responsibility made reference to a gun and grenade attack but none of the survivors make any mention of any explosives of any kind and that combined with the fact that anyone can claim to be ISIS and claim responsibility for anything via social media, this cannot be accepted at face value.

After the November 13th Black Friday “attacks” in Paris a similarly inaccurate claim of responsibility was made, in that case the ISIS letter referred to attacks in parts of Paris where no attack took place.

It seems quite amazing that someone could perpetrate a massacre on that scale in the middle of a massive city with a reported 17,000 police on the streets and make a clean getaway by changing into different clothes.

The whole story sounds unbelievable and when you watch the interviews with some of the survivors and supposed victims it becomes very hard to sustain belief in the authenticity of this event.

Jacob Raak is the American CEO of a company named TECH Manufacturing, Corp. a seemingly small specialist tech firm based in Pennsylvania. In the following video Jacob Raak gives an amazing performance that must be seen to be believed.

Turkey Injured eyewitness saw one gunman in Istanbul club shooting.mp4

The gunman seen entering the club on CCTV is wielding an AK47 assault rifle, the diameter of the rounds is 7.62 millimeters by 39, the bullet leaves the weapon at a speed of 715 metres a second so it is more than a little odd to see Jacob Raak with a thin ribbon of material around his thigh covering what could only be a minuscule wound and no sign of any blood whatsoever.

Jacob Raak, the sole American victim of the attack speaks to the media in the aftermath.
Jacob Raak, the sole American victim of the attack speaks to the media in the aftermath. A thin blue tourniquet is on his bloodless right leg.

Presumably the story will be fixed in the coming days we will be told that Jacob Raak was hit by a ricochet rather than an actual bullet or something like that but when Jacob Raak left hospital on the way to the airport to fly home, only one day after the event, there was no sign at all that he had been shot at all, it was clear that his leg bore no bandages or other signs of medical treatment or injury.

Jacob Raak leaves hospital and his thin, skin tight pants make it clear that there are no bandages on his right leg less than two days after being shot by an assault rifle.
Jacob Raak leaves hospital and his thin, skin-tight pants make it clear that there are no bandages on his right leg less than two days after being shot by an assault rifle.

It was interesting to note that in the story they ran about Jacob Raak the Mail Online cropped out all imagery of the “wound” and the slim ” bandage” – an approach that is completely contrary to the base and exploitative approach the Mail Online routinely takes.

The Mail Online helpfully cropped Jacob's laughable wound from their coverage.
The Mail Online helpfully cropped Jacob’s laughable wound from their coverage.

The Jacob Raak story got even better in the Mail Online with a throwback to the Paris attack of November 2015, the divine intervention of the mobile phone again saving the life of the “terror victim”.

American shot in Istanbul nightclub attack says his cell phone may have saved his life | Daily Mail Online

The Mail have no respect for their readers and this is often very helpful as in this case. The Mail have no respect for their readers and this is often very helpful as in this case.
The Mail have no respect for their readers and this is often very helpful as in this case.
Disappointingly unlike the Paris example there was no image of the miraculous device provided. This phone is said to have saved the owner from the shrapnel of a suicide vest in Paris, November 2015.
Disappointingly unlike the Paris example in Istanbul there was no image of the miraculous device provided. This phone is said to have saved the owner from the shrapnel of a suicide vest in Paris, November 2015.

Other Witnesses and Survivors.

Other eyewitnesses are also deeply unconvincing in the general tenor of their comments.

This al Jazeera video features a female witness Sinem Uyanik who in a less obvious way is as unconvincing as Mr.Raak in her description of events.

“Before I could understand what was happening, my husband fell on top of me,” said Sinem Uyanik, who follows inexplicably with “I had to lift several bodies from on top of me before I could get out,” (Source) Her husband was only lightly wounded so she is not referring to him. The story does not make sense.

Dozens killed in Istanbul nightclub shooting

Sirvivors nonchalance and contrived appearance mimics scenes from numerous earlier staged events from Boston to Brussels.
Survivors nonchalance and contrived appearance mimics scenes from numerous earlier staged events from Boston to Brussels.
Female survivor telss her story via al Jazeera.
Survivor Sinem Uyanik tells her story.
Female victim has a non-descript and miniscule lower leg wound typical of the "wounds" at entirely artificial previous events.
Female victim has a non-descript and miniscule lower leg wound typical of the “wounds” at entirely artificial previous events and a similar thin ribbon on her wound to that applied to Jacob Raak.

Fake Terror is a proven fact in the Middle East.

Almost all of the violence and terror in the Middle East is authentic but we know for a fact that some events are staged. Several months ago a video of a clearly staged and fake bombing in Iraq was released, a real explosion takes place in an empty street and after the blast fake victims congregate for the cameras and play their role.

Something Strange Happened After a “Car Bombing”

This event was reported as a real attack around the world but it was not.

The presence of fake victims around an event strongly implies that the event was not authentic because if there were real victims from a real tragedy there would be no need for them.

So while, given the scale of the attack, the wide variety of victims nationalities and the near universal credulity with which the story was greeted make it seem ludicrous at face value to suggest this attack was a work of fiction, a non-event, the weight of currently available evidence points overwhelmingly in that direction.

In many ways it scarcely matters, the more important question is who is behind these events? Who benefits and what are they hoping to achieve?

The militant groups against whom these crimes are attributed gain absolutely nothing. They make their destruction   imperative.

Turkey and it’s leader have recently crossed the West, their decision to participate in a Syrian peace process that included Russia and Iran and excluded the US will be seen as an unfriendly act in the US and give the US a motive to destabilise Turkey.

But given that the Istanbul police are handling this case it is hard to imagine any outsiders exerting sufficient influence over the police to pull this event off. It is possible but seems highly unlikely.

On the other hand the high number of foreign victims also seemingly makes it impossible for this deception to have been concocted locally.

Many credible analysts stated that the slaying of the Russian Ambassador in Ankara was a fraud, my understanding is that the assassination was a staged event but the killing of Andrei Karlov was real and perhaps this event will ultimately also turn out to have been authentic and there are signs of authenticity such as what seems to be a corpse laying in the Istanbul street and the start of the attack also appears somewhat authentic, possible spark hits aside.

A dead body in the street outside the Reina nughtclub
A dead body in the street outside the Reina nightclub

Conclusion.

However the tentative conclusion remains that this event was fiction and the authors were most likely elements within the Turkish state.

The broader implication of this hypothesis is that these synthetic events are simply the next level news management technique adopted by governments across the world in order to exert psychological control over the populace, promote heightened security measures and give governments almost unlimited power whilst the people the leadership wants to be perceived as enemies are seen that way by a terrified, compliant population without having to deal with grieving families demanding the truth and causing years of “trouble” for the perpetrators in the aftermath.