Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:22 PM
alp227 (23,070 posts)
Marxist Group Claims Attack on U.S. Embassy in Turkey
In a statement that called the United States “the murderer of the peoples of the world,” a Marxist group, with a history of political violence in Turkey, claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at the American Embassy in Ankara.
The statement, which also denounced American foreign policy, was reportedly released by the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party, and a translation was distributed by the Site Intelligence Group, which monitors the communications of extremist groups. The message, which was released on a Web site that has previously carried statements from the group, condemned Turkey’s policy of supporting Syria’s rebels against the government of Bashar al-Assad.
The statement included details that were similar to those released so far by the Turkish authorities, although the group’s message had a different first name for the bomber than the one given by Turkish officials and reported in the local news media.
The Turkish authorities said Saturday that the man who detonated himself at the American Embassy in Ankara on Friday, killing himself and one other, was a convicted terrorist who had twice attacked government facilities in Istanbul but was released from prison in 2002 under an amnesty program.
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/world/europe/marxist-group-claims-attack-on-us-embassy-in-turkey.html
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Marxist Group Claims Attack on U.S. Embassy in Turkey (Original post)
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Response to creeksneakers2 (Reply #2)
Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:25 PM
Agnosticsherbet (2,323 posts)
3. Other stories have said a Turkish guard died in the blast.
Funny how people who call reality an illusion still look both ways before crossing the street. - Jonathan Vos Post
Response to KoKo (Reply #4)
Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:49 PM
KoKo (73,195 posts)
5. "Blowback, Second Edition: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire"/Chalmers Johnson
Blowback, Second Edition: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (American Empire Project) --Chalmers Johnson
One of many reviews on Amazon Books:
Blowback, Second Edition: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (Paperback) In this hard-hitting analysis, Chalmers Johnson explains the goals and the hidden (from its inhabitants) functioning of the US hegemon: an empire based on military power and the use of US capital and markets to force global economic integration on US terms at whatever costs to others.
On the military front, the US population forgot G. Washington's warning: `avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments, which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to Republican Liberty.'
The US intelligence and military establishment is close to being beyond civilian control and becoming an autonomous system, whose colossal budget with its juicy cost-plus contracts is only controlled by vested ideological and financial interests. This book shows clearly that US presidents, like Carter or Clinton, had not the power to oppose the Pentagon's designs: perpetuate and develop the Cold War structures in order to consolidate its power. The ends justify all means as numerous intelligence or military interventions in the world show, which sponsored dictatorships, genocidal campaigns, war crimes, state terrorism and paramilitary death-squads. 90 % of all US weapons were sold, not to democracies, but to human right abusers.
On the economic front, globalization US style provoked economic disasters in South-Asia and South-America, throwing millions of people into poverty. However the US still urged its `allies' to buy weapons! This kind of globalization, which provoked still more economic inequality, will not be forgotten for a long time (see W. Bello: Dilemmas of Domination.).
By overstretching its financial means (weapon systems are profligate economic waste), the US risks a long lasting downfall of the dollar.
The US and its population need an industrial not a military or intelligence policy, because a new rival hegemon points at the horizon: China, which will be the superpower of the 21st century. China will not be contained. The US will have to adjust to it.
In a world of hypocritical and gagged media, Chalmers Johnson's much needed voice proposes human solutions for the world's problems: `bring most overseas land-based forces home and reorient foreign policy to stress leadership through example, economic aid, international law, multilateral institutions and diplomacy, instead of military intervention, economic bullying or financial manipulation.'
With its surprising comparisons, Chalmers Johnson sent a solid warning to the actual US establishment. A nation reaps what its sows. The blowback could be horrendous.
This book is a must read.
Response to alp227 (Original post)
Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:05 PM
rachel1 (538 posts)
6. If a foreign military presence was established on our soil, how would many of us feel?
I can assure you it wouldn't be welcomed.
"The power to question is the basis of all human progress." - Indira Gandhi
Response to rachel1 (Reply #6)
Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:08 AM
Socal31 (1,365 posts)
9. There is foreign military presence here all the time.
There are also foreign intelligence services here in their respective embassies as well.
Turkey is part of NATO, and while I want nothing to do with Americans being anywhere BUT our embassy there, I see nothing wrong with Germany and Holland manning Patriot sites for purely defensive reasons.
Just keep our men and women out of it.
Response to alp227 (Original post)
Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:39 AM
dipsydoodle (37,053 posts)
8. Turkey says tests confirm leftist bombed U.S. embassy
(Reuters) - A member of a Turkish leftist group that accuses Washington of using Turkey as its "slave" carried out a suicide bomb attack on the U.S. embassy, the Ankara governor's office cited DNA tests as showing on Saturday.
Ecevit Sanli, a member of the leftist Revolutionary People's Liberation Army-Front (DHKP-C), blew himself up in a perimeter gatehouse on Friday as he tried to enter the embassy, also killing a Turkish security guard.
The DHKP-C, virulently anti-American and listed as a terrorist organisation by the United States and Turkey, claimed responsibility in a statement on the internet in which it said Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was a U.S. "puppet".
"Murderer America! You will not run away from people's rage," the statement on "The People's Cry" website said, next to a picture of Sanli wearing a black beret and military-style clothes and with an explosives belt around his waist.