February 1st, 2013
07:17 PM ET

A Cold War dynamic in Turkish attack

By Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister

The suicide bombing in Ankara Friday is a reminder to counterterrorism agencies that it's not just jihadist groups who threaten Western governments and their interests overseas. Pockets of the extreme left and extreme right still consider political violence legitimate - among them the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party in Turkey.

Turkish authorities have blamed the U.S. Embassy attack on the group, better known as DHKP-C, and are in the process of identifying the bomber.

Analysts say it is likely the attack had two aims - to embarrass the Turkish government and to demonstrate the group's hostility to the deployment of Patriot anti-missile batteries on Turkish soil. Several members of the group are thought to be close to the Syrian regime.

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  3. The Politicoid

    Arran Walshe has recently written an incisive piece on poiticoid addressing the situation in Turkey. Seems folks just can’t get their head round the fact the guy was a marxist and not an Islamist….. Have a read if you like.

    February 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Reply
  4. massoud

    Benghazi

    February 4, 2013 at 12:16 am | Reply
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    THE DEVIL DOES NOT NEED TO SUCCEED

    February 2, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Reply
    • yahya

      only one man was dead not one thousand ,we have not to exagerate.
      thanks to god.

      February 3, 2013 at 7:45 am | Reply
    • Anonymous

      I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed devil

      February 3, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Reply
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    PROBLEM IS 99% OF AMERICANS WITH FANCY AMERICAN "JOBS" CANNOT AFFORD TO RAISE A FAMILY OF 4 IN AMERICA.

    February 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Reply
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    THE U.S. GOV. T.V. SHOWS/EXPLAINED THAT FOR MANY YEARS NOW PROPERTY PRICES ANYWHERE IN PAKISTAN ARE HIGHER THAN EQUIVALENT U.S. PROPERTY PRICES FOR U.S. LAND OF COURSE EVEN THE LOW END PAKISTAN LAND IS WAY BETTER LOOKING THAN EVEN THE BEST POSSIBLE U.S. LAND @ BOUGHT @ ANY PRICE. 99% OF AMERICAN CITIZENS COULD NOT AFFORD TO RAISE A FAMILY OF 4 ANYWHERE IN PAKISTAN EVEN WITH THIER FANCY AMERICAN "JOBS".

    February 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Reply
  8. anonymous

    The devil will never succeed, you can try whatever you want but you will never taste success

    February 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Reply
    • anonymous

      Sorry guys, this was meant to be a reply to 'lucifer'

      February 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Reply
  9. Lyndsie Graham

    Now I guess that the right-wing thugs in Washington are going to try to scare us with the RPLP in Turkey. These people( the RLPL) have the right idea here. Turkey does need to quit taking orders from Washington D.C. but unfortunately, their leaders are just too corrupt to do so! We're already the most hated country in the world as it is!

    February 2, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Reply
    • massoud

      What about the Left-Wing Thugs ?

      February 4, 2013 at 12:03 am | Reply
  10. Re-posted With Intent To Educate Muslims of Revolutionary People's Liberation Party in Turkey

    Renowned Muslim activists and generalists in more moderate muslim countries including Turkey have decried the silence of the corrupt muslim governments over the continued “brutal murders of innocent peoples by their tyrants like 100 Shia were cold bloodily murdered in Pakistan by Sunni terrorists”, and now suicide bombing in Ankara, Turkey on Friday, and another suicide attack on Shia mosque in Pakistan, is a reminder to us that it's not just illiterate muslims, but also well organized, resourceful muslim jihadist groups who threaten, minorities, Western governments and their interests overseas.

    “Pakistan, Yemen, Benghazi, Somalia, Algeria, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, and almost all muslim countries are poverty ridden, uneducated, and bloody occupied by al Qaeda fighters, or some other types of muslim terrorist groups.

    Under the military rules in these countries, freedom of speech is non-existent and human rights abuses are wide spread by mullahs. A survey said 5 out of 10 grown up muslim man has never heard words like "Job", 'Education", "Election" or "Democracy".

    Lives of muslims in Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Benghazi, Algeria, Syria are made miserable by gun-totting army personnel or Jihadist terrorist groups, who routinely harassed, extorted money, committed raps, or terrorized people with impunity, adding that disappearances are almost a daily occurrence as also kidnapping, arrests, fake encounters and torture. Mass graves of minorities have been discovered in these muslim counties and the conscience of the world remains un-stirred................

    Tourism in Pakistan, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Algeria, Nigeria have virtually dropped to zero, while terrorism, unemployment, religious teaching have gone through the roof. More and more young muslims are joining terrorist groups to support their families. These young muslims are more vulnerable to be exploited by mullahs also known as terrorist recruiters. All mosques are becoming terrorist recruiting centers too in countries like Pakistan, Yemen, Benghazi.

    The apathy towards minorities of muslim countries like Pakistan, Somalia, Benghazi, Yemen, Algeria, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, or free pass to army dictators like in Pakistan, Libya, Syria, Egypt, especially in the western world, is because of their pursuit of oil interest in the Middle East, where these USA, EU countries are more eager to “secure their oil supply with crook Arabs of Saudi Arabia, UAE than human rights in poor muslim countries"............

    February 2, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Reply
    • John Smith

      so true and eye opening post !!!! the reality is clear, once the Arabs run out of oil, at the most in 20 years, they will be dumped and all muslims are going to left behind to eat each others.

      February 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Reply
  11. John Smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    February 2, 2013 at 1:47 am | Reply
    • George Patton-2

      Thank you, John. I couldn't agree more!!!

      February 2, 2013 at 11:39 am | Reply
    • George Patton

      Thank you, John. I don't agree at all!!!

      February 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Reply
      • George Patton

        Of course you don't Phunnie boy, but I do. It's great to see someone educated like John Smith instead of all these uneducated Tea Partying nitwits taking up for those thugs in Washington and agreeing with White House policies around the world!!!

        February 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm |
      • George Patton

        hey that' s not fair!! phunnie boy, use your own ID. You're #2.

        February 2, 2013 at 3:37 pm |
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    February 1, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Reply
  13. etyuethjrg

    EXCEPT FOR A FEW: EVERYONE IS DOING A GREAT JOB FAILING AT EVERYTHING

    February 1, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  14. Achmed the Terry Wrist

    NOthing to worry about here.

    It's not an act of terrorism, just a bomb going off.

    February 1, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Reply
  15. BigShiz

    Oh sh it, someone else for America to hate for a while.

    February 1, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Reply
    • Lucifer

      I am a Lucifer worshiper. My brethren, my family and I support the CIA and the mossad child . . . Al Qaeda – We support all the hate and killing of the towel heads in the Middle East and throughout the world. We support israel's genocide to wipe away all the towel heads off the planet. Our Master is coming and He will start WW3 so there will be more deaths, misery and plenty of destruction throughout the christian world Only 500 million Lucifer worhsipers will survive the coming war. We, the children of abraham, enjoy seeing the zionist crusade unfold upon the arab lands by the hand of our Master . . .Lucifer the God of israel and America.

      February 1, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Reply
      • Achmed the Terry Wrist

        cool

        February 1, 2013 at 8:09 pm |
      • anonymous

        You must be kidding me, and we wonder why people in America never get tired of war, always looking forward to it

        February 2, 2013 at 3:44 pm |

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