leftist bombed U.S. embassy in Turkey

leftist bombed U.S. embassy in Turkey

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DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#1 Feb 2, 2013
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 organization 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.

It warned Erdogan that he too was a target.

Turkey is an important U.S. ally in the Middle East with common interests ranging from energy security to counter-terrorism. Leftist groups including the DHKP-C strongly oppose what they see as imperialist U.S. influence over their nation.

DNA tests confirmed that Sanli was the bomber, the Ankara governor's office said. It said he had fled Turkey a decade ago and was wanted by the authorities.

Born in 1973 in the Black Sea port city of Ordu, Sanli was jailed in 1997 for attacks on a police station and a military staff college in Istanbul, but his sentence was deferred after he fell sick during a hunger strike. He was never re-jailed.

Condemned to life in prison in 2002, he fled the country a year later, officials said. Interior Minister Muammer Guler said he had re-entered Turkey using false documents.

Erdogan, who said hours after the attack that the DHKP-C were responsible, met his interior and foreign ministers as well as the head of the army and state security service in Istanbul on Saturday to discuss the bombing.

Three people were detained in Istanbul and Ankara in connection with the attack, state broadcaster TRT said.

The White House condemned the bombing as an "act of terror", while the U.N. Security Council described it as a heinous act. U.S. officials said on Friday the DHKP-C were the main suspects but did not exclude other possibilities.

Islamist radicals, extreme left-wing groups, ultra-nationalists and Kurdish militants have all carried out attacks in Turkey in the past.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#2 Feb 2, 2013
SYRIA

The DHKP-C statement called on Washington to remove Patriot missiles, due to go operational on Monday as part of a NATO defense system, from Turkish soil.

The missiles are being deployed alongside systems from Germany and the Netherlands to guard Turkey, a NATO member, against a spillover of the war in neighboring Syria.

"Our action is for the independence of our country, which has become a new slave of America," the statement said.

Turkey has been one of the leading advocates of foreign intervention to end the civil war in Syria and has become one of President Bashar al-Assad's harshest critics, a stance groups such as the DHKP-C view as submission to an imperialist agenda.

"Organizations of the sectarian sort like the DHKP-C have been gaining ground as a result of circumstances surrounding the Syrian civil war," security analyst Nihat Ali Ozcan wrote in a column in Turkey's Daily News.

The Ankara attack was the second on a U.S. mission in four months. On September 11, 2012, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three American personnel were killed in an Islamist militant attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The DHKP-C was responsible for the assassination of two U.S. military contractors in the early 1990s in protest against the first Gulf War, and it fired rockets at the U.S. consulate in Istanbul in 1992, according to the U.S. State Department.

It has been blamed for previous suicide attacks, including one in 2001 that killed two police officers and a tourist in Istanbul's central Taksim Square. It has carried out a series of deadly attacks on police stations in the last six months.

Friday's attack may have come in retaliation for an operation against the DHKP-C last month in which Turkish police detained 85 people. A court subsequently remanded 38 of them in custody over links to the group.

(Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/02/us-...
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#3 Feb 2, 2013
Once the liberals lose power this is what they resort to
DSM Local

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Feb 2, 2013
Next thing you know they'll want to invade Russia or something.

Oh wait, that's my idea!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#5 Feb 2, 2013
silly leftist religious freaks...
Iowan

West Des Moines, IA

#6 Feb 2, 2013
In truth this was probably a republican that migrated to Turkey and then went undercover as a leftist in order to gain political points against the Democratic party.
Iowan

West Des Moines, IA

#7 Feb 2, 2013
Sadik Sanli, the embassy bomber’s father, said he hadn’t heard from his son in 15 years and that he fought the state out of ‘‘ignorance.’’

‘‘What can I do?’’ the father told Turkey’s Anadolu agency.‘‘He threw himself into the fire. He burned himself as well as me.’’

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/2013/...

See he hated government, so he had to be a republican.

So to quote DSM LOCO
Once the conservatives lose power this is what they resort to
Iowan

West Des Moines, IA

#8 Feb 2, 2013
The name of the terrorist as Capt Crunch
Maxamillion

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Feb 2, 2013
Obama types attacking a US Embassey, Pot attacking Kettle.
Iowan

West Des Moines, IA

#10 Feb 2, 2013
Maxamillion wrote:
Obama types attacking a US Embassey, Pot attacking Kettle.
no they were republican didn't you hear they were anti-government

I'd school you but the library closes at 5
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Feb 2, 2013
Iowan wrote:
In truth this was probably a republican that migrated to Turkey and then went undercover as a leftist in order to gain political points against the Democratic party.
Wow. What a brilliant observation. Someone as smart as you should probably be President Obama's Beer Merger Czar.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#12 Feb 2, 2013
Someone like you should..... Oh, you did... I see the problem.
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Feb 2, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Someone like you should..... Oh, you did... I see the problem.
Oh Slewsie, there is no problem. Is there, hun?
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#14 Feb 2, 2013
Only in your head... The smaller one, up top.
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Feb 2, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Only in your head... The smaller one, up top.
Oh Slewsie. You are the one that said there was a problem in the earlier comment. Now you are saying you don't have a problem? I think we need to talk to the doctor again about the levels of meds you are taking hun.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#16 Feb 2, 2013
You don't think, you just write tripe, under multiple monikers, like a hypocrite.... LMAOROTFU~
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Feb 2, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
You don't think, you just write tripe, under multiple monikers, like a hypocrite.... LMAOROTFU~
Slewsie, if anyone would know about multiple names, it would be an ex-spurt like you wouldn't it? Tee-he-he.

Since: Jan 13

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Feb 3, 2013
I'll bet that George Soros knew this guy, probably had dinner with him in his castle....
Freddy

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Feb 3, 2013
I'll be darned Obama IS calling this terrorism.

Guess the election IS over.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#21 Feb 3, 2013
He called the other a terror attack, but using your words is impotent.... Guess, you're too dumb and have WAY TOO MUCH TIME...

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