Two recent incidents gave me a serious attack of schadenfreude, which I thought to share with you in order to lighten the beginning of the New Year.
40-year-old Bulent Alniak was killed in a US airstrike in Idlib, northwestern Syria, on a target identified as belonging to the “Islamic State” terrorist group (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL), according to the Turkish World Bulletin website.
According to that report, Alniak was carrying out “aid work” ahead of the upcoming Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.
But other sources have suggested a somewhat less peaceful motive. Another Turkish outlet, T24, claimed Alniak was in Syria fighting alongside the Nusra Front – Al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria. It said he had…
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