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The collective shrug with which the Western media and political class noted the attempted assassination of Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico has been telling.

Can you imagine the outrage and emotion that would have been expressed by Western powers if not Fico but a pro-Ukraine, anti-Russian leader within the EU had been attacked? The new orders for weapons that would have been presented to the arms manufacturers, the troops that would have been deployed, the sabres that would have been rattled?

The assassination attempt on Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has sent geopolitical ripples across Europe and the world, as the populist leader represented a new force that challenged mainstream EU and NATO views on Ukraine and a whole host of other issues.

Now, it is reported that the suspect in his shooting an may not have been just a ‘lone wolf’ as previously believed.

The Slovakian interior minister stated as much, as their security services try to clarify the circumstances of the attack.

by Tyler Durden

The Slovak police are investigating a possible broader criminal conspiracy surrounding the May 15 attempted assassination of Prime Minister Robert Fico.

Several hours into a massive search and rescue operation and things are not looking good as Iranian officials have been issuing ‘thoughts and prayers’ statements amid reports that severe fog and bad weather have prevented a proper aerial search for the downed helicopter of President Raisi and those with him.

Until a few hours earlier, Iranian state TV had stated that there was no news of any victims or injuries while an Israeli broadcaster, citing unspecified Western sources, had already said that Raisi had not survived.

Was Raisi helicopter crash an Israeli Act of War against Iran? MikeRivero

The plane crash that caused the death of Ebrahim Raisi, Iranian Head of State together with 8 other people, including Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian, may have been an act of sabotage carried out by Israel against Iran.

Azerbaijan and Israel have been engaged in close cooperation since 1992.

According to Russian sources, the president of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, is
dead. According to the same sources, his helicopter was shot down either
by a bomb or by a MANPADS anti-aircraft missile.

There were three helicopters in the presidential convoy. The only thing
that didn't make it was the helicopter of the Iranian president. The
remaining two landed safely in Tabriz, a large city in northwestern Iran.

Webmaster addition: Original article is in Greek.

President Raisi remains one of the two most significant figures to have been killed in recent years, with his death following the assassination of the country’s most senior military official General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a CIA drone strike on January 4, 2020.