History has a uncanny habit of repeating itself.
The recent assassination of Russian Ambassador in Ankara is like the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the archduke of Austria-Hungary. His death at the hands of Gavrilo Princip a Serbian was one the major reasons for the start of the First world war that killed 17 million people.
Let’s pray that this recent incident doesn’t lead to a “crisis of confidence” between Russia and Turkey.
Just a few months back Turkey had shot down a Russian fighter Jet. Both Turkey and Russia are heavily invested into Syria albeit on opposite sides.
Turkey is a NATO member. If Russia attacks Turkey NATO will be drawn into the conflict. America, who is also member of NATO will be duty bound to get involved too. And with Donald Trump at the helm of affairs things can get messy.
At the end of 2nd world war UN was created to make sure the world doesn’t blow itself up. So far the UN has done its job. But the recent killing of innocents in Aleppo-Syria and Iraq doesn’t inspire much confidence on the ability of UN to prevent wars.
Lets just hope that history doesn’t repeat itself or else the world as we know it will be gone.