Just as President Erdogan is set to visit the US, the British Intelligence Officer and founder the White Helmets is found dead in Istanbul. What curious timing? It will fit perfectly with that "blame Erdogan" meme. I can already read the spin that will emerge. It's so easy to envision. Erdogan killed this great charitable (uhum) individual. Blah, blah, blah.
Not likely. If one was to frame and blame Erdogan and Turkey this is a perfect false flag.
Keeping in mind the Jerusalem Post editorial:
A former (???) British Army intelligence officer who was honoured by the Queen for his work with the White Helmets civil defence group in Syria has been found dead near his office in Istanbul.The body of James Le Mesurier, who received an OBE in 2016, was discovered in the early hours of Monday, White Helmet sources told the BBC.
Le Mesurier set up the Mayday Rescue emergency response group, which helped train White Helmets volunteers.
The cause of death was not immediately clear.
According to White Helmets sources, Le Mesurier's body was found at about 04:30 local time (01:30 GMT) on the street in front of an office building used by Mayday Rescue.
#Zakharova: The White Helmets’ co-founder, James Le Mesurier, is a former agent of Britain’s MI6, who has been spotted all around the world, including in the #Balkans and the #MiddleEast. His connections to terrorist groups were reported back during his mission in #Kosovo. pic.twitter.com/Fa7JTuP39Z— MFA Russia 🇷🇺 (@mfa_russia) November 8, 2019
The British founder of a group that helped establish the Syrian White Helmets rescue organization has died in Istanbul, his office said on Monday. Anadolu Agency said James Le Mesurier’s body was found early Monday near his home in Istanbul’s Beyoglu district by worshippers on their way to a mosque to pray. An investigation has been launched into his death, Anadolu said, adding that police believe he may have fallen to his death. Police had established that no one had entered or left his home at the time of his death, Anadolu reported. Reports indicated that his body was found with fractures to his legs and head at the foot of his apartment early on Monday.
Le Mesurier told Al Jazeera in 2015 that he had begun training and supporting the organization in early 2013 alongside Turkish rescue experts, starting with “a single team of 20 people.”
Le Mesurier began training and supporting the organization in 2013
Reign in Erdogan, Indeed.