Skip to comments.Gunman Mehmet Ali Agca may reveal KGB plot to kill Pope John Paul II
Posted on 01/18/2010 7:09:04 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
January 18, 2010
Gunman Mehmet Ali Agca may reveal KGB plot to kill Pope John Paul II
The Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II nearly 30 years ago is to be released from prison today Monday and has raised hopes that he will finally shed light on whether the assassination attempt was a KGB plot.
Mehmet Ali Agca, 52, said last week that he would answer all questions about the murder attempt after his release. When he was arrested minutes after the attack on St Peters Square on May 13, 1981, he claimed that he had acted alone.
In confused, often rambling testimony, he later indicated that Bulgarian agents acting on behalf of Moscow were behind the attack, but then withdrew this.
John Paul II met and forgave Agca, a former member of the Turkish far-right Grey Wolves, in his cell in 1983 while the gunman was serving a 19-year sentence in an Italian high-security prison. Agca was pardoned in 2000 and returned to Turkey, where he was immediately re-arrested and given a ten-year prison sentence for murdering a Turkish newspaper editor in 1979.
Mr Ozhan said that Agca had received more than 50 book, film and television documentary offers from around the world and would decide which to take up one or two months after his release. In a statement last week, Agca, who in the past has claimed to be a Messiah, called for a new American empire championing peace and democracy, adding: Terrorism is the evil of Devil. All religions prohibit and condemn terrorism. Al-Qaeda is a psychopathic criminal Nazi organisation.
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Sounds like he's very credible, no matter what he eventually says.
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